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18th Sep Current Affairs News Analysis | Prelims & Mains 2020

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National Games


The 36th National Games allotted to Goa have been postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic

      WHY IN NEWS:

The 36th National Games allotted to Goa, which was scheduled from 20.10.2020 to 04.11.2020, had been postponeddue to outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports


Central assistance of Rs.97.80 crore has been released to the Government of Goa for development of sports infrastructure for 36th National Games.


  • The first Khelo India University Games was successfully conducted at Odisha from 22nd February to 1st March, 2020 .
  • The total athlete participated- 3182 from 158 universities in 17 sports disciplines.

The dates of National Games are finalised by Indian Olympic Association and the Organizing Committee of National Games

  • The duration and the regulations of the National Games are entirely within the jurisdiction of the Indian Olympic Association.


  • The genesis of the National Games is in the Olympic movement, which gathered momentum in the country in the 1920’s.

The need to identify national talent that could be picked for the Olympic Games, prompted the initiation of the National Games.

  • The culmination of the efforts of Dr A. G. Noehren and Harry Crowe Buck to channel the energy of the youth through a pan-India sporting event.


  • This led to the launch of the 1st edition of the Indian Olympic Games at Lahore in an undivided Punjab in 1924.
  • The first three editions were all held in the city of Lahore.

After the eighth edition in 1938 in Calcutta, the event was christened as the National Games.

  • The city of Lucknow hosted the National Games in its first post-independence avatar .
  • While the first National Games on the lines of the Olympics were held in 1985 in New Delhi.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • Notwithstanding the frequent periods of stresses and strains, the Olympic Movement has not lost its sheen or vigour.
  • On the contrary, it is strengthening thanks to the involvement of the state governments across the country.
  • State governments are creating sophisticated state-of-the-art infrastructure in centres like Guwahati, Ranchi, Kerala and now Goa.
     SOURCES: PIB | 18th Sep Current Affairs News Analysis



MPs Shri Arun Singh & Meenakashi Lekhi launch KVIC’s Innovative Project DigniTEA in Delhi

      WHY IN NEWS:

Celebration of Sewa diwas

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Miscelleneous


Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) distributed 6 innovative cycle-mounted Tea/Coffee Selling units under Project DigniTEA .

DIGNITEA -18th Sep Current Affairs News Analysis

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

Cycle-mounted Tea/Coffee Selling unit is an innovative and cost-effective way of creating sustainable self-employment.

     SOURCES: PIB | 18th Sep Current Affairs News Analysis

Rajasthan to protect biodiversity


Wetlands being identified in Rajasthan to protect biodiversity

      WHY IN NEWS:

No waste would be allowed to be dumped in them: Minister



A large number of migratory birds had died last year in lake Sambhar.


  • The wetlands, which have played an important role in the storage of sediment and nutrients, are being identified in Rajasthan.
  • This is for ensuring their utilisation, stopping encroachments on them and enabling the local authorities to maintain them.
  • No waste would be allowed to be dumped at the wetlands and effective steps would be taken for water conservation.

Fresh and saline lakes ecosystems in the State would be protected under Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2019.

  • Strict action would be taken against those running submersible pump sets for illegal salt mining in the world-famous Sambhar Lake.

    IASbhai WINDUP: 

The State Government’s Directorate of Environment and Climate Change will function as the secretariat of the State Wetland Authority.

     SOURCES:THE HINDU | 18th Sep Current Affairs News Analysis

Atrial fibrillation


Atrial fibrillation patients at greater stroke risk when exposed to air pollution: Study

      WHY IN NEWS:

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) — a common heart rhythm disorder that affects more than 2.7 million Americans — exposed to greater levels of pollution have a 1.2 times greater risk of stroke than those who live with less pollution.



AFib is a common heart rhythm disorder that affects more than 2.7 million Americans


  • It is estimated that 12.1 million people in the United States will have AFib in 2030, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
  • The risk of stroke steadily increased with higher daily exposure to air pollution.

Fine particulate exposure was 1.5 times greater in African Americans compared to white people.

  • Fine particulate pollution is very small.
  • It is able to get into our bodies through our lungs and into our blood stream where it can trigger heart events.

    IASbhai WINDUP: 

Pollution exposure correlates with socio-economic position, as people living closer to industrial sources tend to be lower income and minoritised.

     SOURCES:THE HINDU | 18th Sep Current Affairs News Analysis

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