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Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 September 2020

The Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force (UPSSF) will be allowed to conduct searches and arrests without any warrants if it is sure about the crime.

Sep 14, 2020 18:29 IST
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Austria’s Dominic Thiem wins US Open Men’s Singles Title

Austria’s Dominic Thiem on September 13, 2020, won the US Open Men’s Singles title. He defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev after making a comeback in the five-set long marathon final. This was the first US Open final which was decided by a fifth-set-tie break and also the one where the player had recovered from losing the opening two sets to win the title. Dominic Theim has become the first Grand Slam Champion to be born in the 1990s.

UP Government to set up a special security force that can arrest or search without a warrant

The Uttar Pradesh State Government had announced on September 13, 2020, that a special security force will be constituted to protect airports, courts, administrative buildings, banks, metros, and other government offices. The Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force (UPSSF) will be allowed to conduct searches and arrests without any warrants if it is sure about the crime. The information regarding the special security force was shared by UP’s Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi during a press briefing.

Yoshihide Suga wins Japan’s ruling party’s leadership vote, set to become PM

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga won the leadership vote of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan on September 14, 2020. Mr. Suga will soon secure the position of the new Prime Minister of the country as on September 16, 2020, the Japanese parliament will confirm Suga as the head of the government. As per the final count, Mr. Suga had secured 377 votes of a total of 534 votes. Yoshihide Suga will be replacing the long-serving Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, who had resigned in August 2020 due to health problems.

Coronavirus vaccine may be ready by the first quarter of 2021

The Union Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has informed that the COVID-19 vaccine may get ready by the first quarter of 2021. However, the Union Minister stated that no date has been fixed yet for the launch of the vaccine in India. He further assured that the government has been taking full precautions in conducting the human trials of the vaccine. The Union Health Minister also informed that the vaccine will be first made available to those who need it the most, irrespective of their paying capacity.

Centre to infuse Rs. 20,000 crores in Public Sector Banks

The Central Government sought Parliament’s approval on September 14, 2020, to infuse Rs. 20,000 crores in Public Sector Banks in the current financial year to meet regulatory requirements. The document proposed by the Finance Minister mentioned that the government has asked for the Parliament’s authorization of Rs. 20,000 crores for meeting the expenditure towards recapitalization of Public Sector Banks through the issue of government securities.