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Important Current Affairs 22nd September 2019

AGREEMENTS AND MOU'S:

India's Petronet signs MoU with US firm Tellurian to buy LNG.

State-run Petronet has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with US-based Tellurian to import up to five million tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas (LNG). As per the deal, Petronet will make an equity investment, of reportedly $2.5 billion, in Tellurian's Driftwood project in Louisiana. The companies said they'll endeavour to finalise the transaction agreement by March 31, 2020.

N Srinivasan’s daughter Rupa set to become new TNCA president.

• Former BCCI president N Srinivasan's daughter Rupa Gurunath is set to become the first woman president of a BCCI affiliated unit as she will take over the position of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) head. Notably, Rupa's husband Gurunath Meiyappan, former Team Principal of the Chennai Super Kings, has been banned for life by the BCCI.

AWARDS:

Julie Andrews to receive AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.

• The American Film Institute (AFI) board of trustees on Friday announced that actress Julie Andrews will be honoured with the 48th Lifetime Achievement Award. "Julie Andrews is...perfect in every way," said Kathleen Kennedy, chair of the AFI board of trustees. She earlier won an Oscar for 'Mary Poppins' and is also known for her role in 'The Sound of Music'.

SPORTS:

Panghal 1st Indian male boxer to win silver at World Championships.

• Amit Panghal has become the first Indian male boxer to win silver medal at the World Championships after suffering a defeat in the final. Panghal lost with a scoreline of 0-5 to Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan in the 52-kg category final. The 23-year-old boxer defeated Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov 3-2 in the semi-final.