Current affairs 21st September

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In today’s article you will read about :
1 . World’s first hydrogen-powered train launched in Germany
2 . India Contributed 1 Million to UN’s Ambitious Solar Project
3 . Government appointed four members to local boards of RBI
4 . DRDO Successfully Flight Tested Tactical Missile ‘Prahar’
5 . Anushka Sharma Received Smita Patil Award
6 . Tajinder Mukherjee takes over as CMD of NIC

World’s first hydrogen-powered train launched in Germany :

European railway manufacturer Alstom has launched world’s first hydrogen fuel cell train.French company said that the CoradiaiLint used fuel cells that turn hydrogen and oxygen into electricity. In terms of speed, the new train can travel up to 140 kilometers per hour.

India Contributed 1 Million to UN’s Ambitious Solar Project :

India has contributed one million US dollars for the installation of solar panels on the roof of the imposing UN building at the world body’s headquarters in New York. The contribution will help reduce carbon footprint and promote sustainable energy. According to India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, India is the first responder to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call for climate action. 

Government appointed four members to local boards of RBI :

Government appointed four members to the local boards of RBI (Reserve Bank of India). Rakesh Jain & Sachin Chaturvedi have been appointed as member in Southern local board and Eastern local board of RBI. Revathy Iyer and Raghvendra Narayan Dubey have been appointed as member in Northern local board of RBI.

DRDO Successfully Flight Tested Tactical Missile ‘Prahar’  :

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the indigenously developed surface-to-surface tactical missile ‘Prahar’, from Launch Complex-III, ITR, Balasore, Odisha.  Range stations and electro-optical systems tracked the missile throughout its flight. ‘Prahar’ is a contemporary weapon system capable of carrying multiple types of warheads and neutralizing a wide variety of targets. 

Anushka Sharma Received Smita Patil Award :

Union Transport Minister felicitated Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma during the 34th anniversary of Priyadarshni Academy Global Award, in Mumbai. She received the Smita Patil award for best actor.

Tajinder Mukherjee takes over as CMD of NIC :

Tajinder Mukherjee has taken over as the Chairman and Managing Director of National Insurance Company Limited (NICL). Prior to joining NIC, she was posted as General Manager and Chief Underwriting Officer of New India Assurance.