- The ICICI Home Finance launched “Apna Ghar Dreamz”, its new home loan scheme for skilled laborers like electricians, mechanics, painters, grocery store owners etc in the informal sector of Delhi.The credit amount of this loan ranges from Rs 2 lakh to 50 lakhs.This scheme targets the people of the informal sector without all the documents which are required to get a loan from a formal financial institution.
- Chef Vikas Khanna has been chosen to be honoured with the prestigious Asia Game Changer Award 2020.This award is given to him for feeding millions of people across India in the COVID-19 pandemic through a massive food distribution drive ‘FeedIndia’.He is the only Indian among the six honourees named by the leading organisation. He coordinated his massive food distribution drive in India from thousands of miles away in his Manhattan home in New York.
- World Bamboo Day is observed globally on 18 September every year.This day is celebrated to raise awareness of the benefits of bamboo and to promote its use in everyday products.The theme for 11th edition of WBD 2020 is ‘BAMBOO NOW.’
- The World Water Monitoring Day is observed globally on 18th September since 2003.This day is celebrated to increase public awareness and involvement in water monitoring and protecting water resources around the world. World Water Monitoring Day engages people of all ages in monitoring the condition of local rivers, streams, estuaries and other water bodies.This year theme for World Water Monitoring Day 2020 is ‘Solve Water.
History on the Date:
(1947) The Central Intelligence Agency officially comes into existence after being established by President Truman in July
(1965) Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game