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Daily GK Current Affairs viable of 20th September 2021

Daily GK Current Affairs News viable of 20 September 2021.Here is the Regular current affairs viable of 20 September 2021. covering the following news headlines: GI tag,‘Katley’ declared as state fish of Sikkim,Inspiration4 mission, Ford Motor to close manufacturing plants in India.

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Here current affairs have been categorized which is as follows:

  • International News
  • National News
  • Business News
  • Sports News
  • Obituary News

International News

  1. SpaceX launches first all-civilian crew to orbit under Inspiration4 mission
  • SpaceX recently launched the world’s first all-civilian crew into Earth orbit under a mission called Inspiration-4.
  • A group of four civilians were part of the historic mission, with no trained astronauts.
  • The Inspiration 4 crew takes off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on September 16, 2021.
  • The four-man crew spent time in orbit aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, called Resilience.
  • The three day flight safely re-entered Earth`s atmosphere in the Atlantic off Florida’s coast on September 19, 2021.
  • The four members of the mission were Jared Isaacman (mission commander), Sian Proctor, Hayley Arceneaux, and Chris Sembroski.
  • The Inspiration4 mission was the first private mission conducted by SpaceX to orbit.

National News

  1. ‘Katley’ declared as state fish of Sikkim
  • The Government of Sikkim has declared ‘Cooper Mahseer’ locally named as ‘Katley’ as the state fish.
  • Neolissochilus hexagonolepis is the scientific name of the Cooper Mahseer.
  • The decision has been taken to highlight the importance of the Katley fish and to give emphasis to its conservation measures.
  1. Manipur’s Sirarakhong Chilli and Tamenglong Orange gets GI tag
  • Two famous products of Manipur, namely Hathei chilly, commonly known as the Sirarakhong chilly and Tamenglong Orange have received the Geographical Index (GI) tag.
  • A GI tag is a name given to certain products that have a specific geographical location or origin.
  • With GI, the crop will have global recognition and the marketing of the product will be beyond the national borders.

Business News

  1. Ford Motor to close manufacturing plants in India
  • Ford Motor has announced to close manufacturing plants in India. Ford has two integrated manufacturing facilities in India one at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and another at Sanand, Gujarat.
  • The manufacturing of vehicles for exports in Sanand, Gujarat will be shut by the fourth quarter of 2021 and vehicle and engine manufacturing in Chennai will be stopped by the second quarter of 2022. Ford had accumulated a loss of more than USD 2 billion over the past 10 years.
  • Ford will now only offer high-end cars via the Completely Built-Up (CBU) Route. Ford has its registered office in India at Chennai. It has 4 regional offices in India. The Ford Motor Company is headquartered at Dearborn, Michigan, United States.

Sports News

  1. Pankaj Advani wins Asian Snooker Championship 2021
  • Pankaj Advani of India won the Asian Snooker Championship 2021 by defeating Amir Sarkhosh. He won in the best of 11 frames final.
  • Pankaj Advani has won this title for a second consecutive time. He is the winner of the last Asian Snooker Championship held in 2019.
  • In 2019, Pankaj also became the only player who won the titles in all forms of billiards, snooker, 6Reds, and 10Reds competitions.
  1. M.S. Dhoni named mentor for Indian Men’s Team for T20 World Cup 2021
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named as the mentor of the Indian cricket Men’s team for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
  • The T20 world cup will be played in Oman and UAE starting from October 18.
  • Virat Kohli has recently announced to step down as the captain of the T20 cricket team after the World Cup.

Obituary news

  1. Odia litterateur, social worker and journalist Manorama Mohapatra passes away
  • Eminent Odia litterateur, social worker and journalist Manorama Mohapatra passed away at the age of 87 years.
  • She was a former editor of Odia daily ‘The Samaja’.
  • She had won the Sahitya Academy Award in 1984, Soviet Nehru Award in 1988, Critic Circle of India Award in 1990, Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar Samman in 1991 and Rupambara Award in 1994.

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