Current Affairs Today 3rd September 2020-Download in PDF

0
(0)

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here are the important Current Affairs Today 3rd September 2020. These are important for the upcoming Exams. Candidates who were preparing for the examination can use these current affairs and also you can download the same as PDF.

Current Affairs Today – 3rd September 2020

NEWS AT A GLANCE

  1. Nomura has downgraded India’s economic growth rate for current financial year and now expects the GDP to contract by 10.8% in 2020-21.
  2. Flipkart Wholesale, a venture of the homegrown Flipkart Group, launched its operations with an aim to connect local manufacturers with retailers and bring the entire wholesale marketplace at their fingertips using technology.
  3. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the launch of “Mission Karmayogi”, a National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB).
  4. The Union Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved
  5. The Union Cabinet has approved J&K official languages Bill 2020. According to the J&K official languages Bill 2020, Kashmiri, Dogri and Hindi along with Urdu and English, will be the official languages in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
  6. The Union Territories (UTs) Ladakh & Lakshadweep have been included in the ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ scheme on ‘Integrated Management of Public Distribution System’(IM-PDS).
  7. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh embarked on a three-day visit to Russia on September 2, 2020.
  8. The Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched the ‘Water Heroes – Share Your Stories’ Contest.
  9. The Government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) received the nod from Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) to form its Crop Insurance Firm Andhra Pradesh General Insurance Company (APGIC).
  10. Madhya Pradesh government has launched a 15-day campaign named ‘Gandagi Bharat Chhodo’.
  11. Madhya Pradesh government has instructed concerned officials to establish Command Control Rooms in each district.
  12. Gujarat government has decided to cut down the salaries of MLAs and ministers by 30 per cent for one year due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  13. Lebanon’s ambassador to Germany, Mustapha Adib was appointed prime minister in crisis-hit Lebanon.
  14. Google has partnered with Bangladesh Water Development Board to bring the flood warning services to the country.
  15. The Third Annual Leadership Summit of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) is being held from 31st August.
  16. Data Security Council of India and PayPal India, today released a study report on Fraud & Risk Management in Digital Payments.
  17. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Ministry of Home Affairs released 53rd edition of a report titled “Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India (ADSI) 2019”.
  18. India has joined the group of top 50 countries in the global innovation index for the first time, moving up four places to the 48th rank and keeping the top position among the nations in central and southern Asia.
  19. Indian renewable energy company, Adani Green has been ranked as the world’s number 1 solar energy company in terms of capacity.
  20. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar expressed happiness that Swadeshi apps are in top 10 on Play Store.
  21. Federal Bank partnered with Innoviti to provide Affordable Options of Federal Bank Debit Cards through Innoviti Point of Sale (POS)terminals.
  22. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Textiles Committee, India and M/s Nissenken Quality Evaluation Centre, Japan for improving quality and testing of Indian textiles and Clothing for the Japanese market.
  23. The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Amazon approval to deliver packages by drones.
  24. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has been given additional charge to K Padmakar, Director (HR) as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD).
  25. India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) has approved the 1-year extension in the tenure of L C Goyal, as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD).
  26. Sumit Nagal stormed into the second round of the ongoing US Open Tennis last night. Nagal defeated Bradley Klahn of USA 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the first round of the US Open to progress further into the tournament.
  27. In Uttar Pradesh, sports training camps will start from 1st October and will continue till March next year.
  28. Ramachandra Guha has authored a new book, ‘The Commonwealth of Cricket: A Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Subtle and Sophisticated Game Known to Humankind ‘.
  29. In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, the budget airlines SpiceJet introduced a portable ventilator for patients with mild-to-moderate breathing issues. Dubbed as ‘SpiceOxy’, the compact ventilator was designed by engineers of SpiceJet Technic, a subsidiary of SpiceJet.
  30. The Ministry of Information and Technology on September 2, 2020, banned PUBG and 118 other widely popular mobile applications.

NEWS IN DETAILS

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

Nomura Slashes India’s GDP at -10.8% in 2020-21

  • Nomura has downgraded India’s economic growth rate for current financial year and now expects the GDP to contract by 10.8% in 2020-21.
  • Earlier it had estimated the GDP to contract by 6.1%.

Extra Shots:

Nomura

  • CEO: Koji Nagai
  • Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
  • Founder: Tokushichi Nomura II
  • Founded: 25 December 1925, Osaka, Osaka, Japan

Flipkart Group launches Flipkart Wholesale to connect local manufacturers with retailers

  • Flipkart Wholesale, a venture of the homegrown Flipkart Group, launched its operations with an aim to connect local manufacturers with retailers and bring the entire wholesale marketplace at their fingertips using technology.
  • It is offering a one-stop solution for the retail ecosystem, which will offer Indian businesses a wide selection of products at significant value, powered by technology and with an aim to grow their business.
  • The platform is currently available for fashion retailers, especially footwear and apparel, in Gurugram, Delhi and Bengaluru, with plans to expand to Mumbai as well.
  • By this year end, Flipkart Wholesale also plans to expand to 20 more cities and in categories such as Home, Kitchen and Grocery.

Extra Shots:

Flipkart

  • Founded: October 2007, Bengaluru
  • CEO: Kalyan Krishnamurthy
  • Founders: Sachin Bansal, Binny Bansal
  • Parent organization: Walmart

GOVERNMENT SCHEMES

Cabinet approved Mission Karmayogi

  • The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the launch of “Mission Karmayogi”, a National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB).
  • Mission Karmayogi is aimed to prepare the Indian Civil Servant for the future by making them more constructive, imaginative, creative, innovative, proactive, progressive, professional, energetic, transparent, and technology-enabled.

Highlights:

  • The Capacity Building Commission was aimed to ensure a uniform approach in regulating and managing the capacity building ecosystem on a collaborative and co-sharing basis.
  • The commission will assist the PM Public Human Resources Council in approving the Annual Capacity Building Plans.
  • The commission will also coordinate and supervise the implementation of the Capacity Building Plans with the stakeholder Departments.
  • It will also exercise functional supervision over all Central Training Institutions dealing with civil services capacity building.
  • It will make recommendations on the standardization of training and capacity building, pedagogy, and methodology.
  • The Capacity Building Commission will set norms for common mid-career training programs across all civil services.
  • The Capacity Building Commission suggests policy interventions required in the areas of HR Management and Capacity Building to the Government.

iGOT-Karmayogi platform:

  • Mission Karmayogi will be delivered by setting up an (Integrated Government Online Training) iGOTKarmayogiPlatform.
  • The platform will evolve into a world-class market place for content were carefully curated and vetted digital e-learning material will be made available.

NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

New Cabinet approvals

  • The Union Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the following:
  • MoU between India and Finland – for cooperation in the field of Geology and Mineral Resources.
  • The MoU will enhance the cooperation in the field of geology and mineral resources between the Geological Survey of India (GSI), Ministry of Mines, the Government of India (GoI), and Geological Survey of Finland, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Finland.
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Textiles Committee, India, and M/s Nissenken Quality Evaluation Centre, Japan.
  • The MoU was aimed to improve the quality and testing of Indian textiles and Clothing for the Japanese market.

Extra Shots:

Finalnd (Capital/Currency): Helsinki/Euro

  • President: Sauli Niinistö

Union Cabinet approves J&K official languages Bill 2020

  • The Union Cabinet has approved J&K official languages Bill 2020. According to the J&K official languages Bill 2020, Kashmiri, Dogri and Hindi along with Urdu and English, will be the official languages in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The J&K official languages Bill 2020 will be introduced in Parliament in the upcoming Monsoon Session.
  • This bill will include Dogri, Hindi and Kashmiri as officials’ languages of the Union Territory.

Extra Shots:

Jammu & Kashmir:

  • Capitals- Jammu (Winter), Srinagar (Summer)
  • Lt Governor- Manoj Sinha
  • National Parks: City Forest (Salim Ali) National Park, Dachigam National Park, Hemis National Park, Kishtwar National Park
  • Wildlife Sanctuaries: Baltal-Thajwas WLS, Changthang Cold Desert WLS, Gulmarg WLS, Jasrota WLS, Karakoram (Nubra Shyok) WLS etc

Ladakh, Lakshadweep joins ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ scheme

  • The Union Territories (UTs) Ladakh & Lakshadweep have been included in the ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ scheme on ‘Integrated Management of Public Distribution System’(IM-PDS).
  • After the integration of these two UTs, a total of 26 States /UTs Connected with the Scheme and will benefit about 65 crore people. Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan has recently approved the integration of Ladakh and Lakshadweep with the scheme in a review meeting chaired by him.

Extra Shots:

Ladakh

  • Lieutenant Governor: Radha Krishna Mathur.
  • Capital: Leh & Kargil.

Lakshadweep

  • Capital: Kavaratti.
  • Administrator: Dineshwar Sharma.

Defence Minister embarks on 3-day visit to Russia

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh embarked on a three-day visit to Russia on September 2, 2020.
  • Singh will be attending the combined meeting of Defence Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) & CIS members during his visit.
  • The combined meeting of the Defence Ministers of the eight SCO member nations is being held to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of victory in World War II.

Extra Shots:

Russia (Capital/Currency): Moscow/ Russian Rouble

  • President: Vladimir Putin

Jal Shakti Ministry launched ‘Water Heroes’ Contest

  • The Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched the ‘Water Heroes – Share Your Stories’ Contest.
  • It aims to reach out to people on the important subject of water conservation and management.
  • The contest hopes to encourage people and collect best practices in water conservation from across the country.
  • For the contest, every month (from September onward), entries would be invited for the awards.
  • A maximum of 10 entries can be considered for the awards every month. All selected entries will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 10,000 and a certificate

STATE CURRENT AFFAIRS

Andhra Pradesh Government Receives Nod to form Crop Insurance Firm

  • The Government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) received the nod from Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) to form its Crop Insurance Firm Andhra Pradesh General Insurance Company (APGIC).
  • Andhra Pradesh is among the few states like Bihar, West Bengal that has chosen to have their crop insurance schemes.

Extra Shots:

Andhra Pradesh:

  • Capital: Amravati
  • Chief Minister: Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
  • Governor:  Biswabhusan Harichandan
  • Literacy rate: 67.4%
  • National Park: Sri Venkateswara National Park, Sri Venkateswara National Park, Papikonda National Park

Madhya Pradesh govt launches ‘Gandagi Bharat Chhodo’ campaign

  • Madhya Pradesh government has launched a 15-day campaign named ‘Gandagi Bharat Chhodo’.
  • Under the campaign awareness programmes were organized in seven thousand 178 settlements.
  • About 35 lakh people from 378 urban bodies in Madhya Pradesh took part in the campaign.

Extra Shots:

Madhya Pradesh:

  • Statehood Day: November 1, 1956
  • Capital: Bhopal
  • Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chauhan
  • Governor: Anandiben Patel
  • National Park: Bandhavgarh NP, Fossil NP, Kanha NP, Madhav NP, Panna NP, Pench NP, Sanjay NP, Satpura NP

Madhya Pradesh govt instructs officials to establish Command Control Rooms to monitor people under home isolation

  • Madhya Pradesh government has instructed concerned officials to establish Command Control Rooms in each district.
  • These control rooms will monitor the people who are under home isolation and home quarantine.
  • Ambulance should also be kept ready in every command control room.
  • At the same time, information about health of home isolation patients must be collected at least twice a day.

Extra Shots:

Madhya Pradesh:

  • Statehood Day: November 1, 1956
  • Capital: Bhopal
  • Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chauhan
  • Governor: Anandiben Patel
  • National Park: Bandhavgarh NP, Fossil NP, Kanha NP, Madhav NP, Panna NP, Pench NP, Sanjay NP, Satpura NP

Gujarat govt decides to cut down salaries of MLAs, ministers by 30% for one year

  • Gujarat government has decided to cut down the salaries of MLAs and ministers by 30 per cent for one year due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Government will bring a bill to this effect in the upcoming session of the state assembly.
  • This money will be used in the fight against coronavirus.

Extra Shots:

Gujarat:

  • Capital: Gandhinagar
  • Chief Minister: Vijay Rupani
  • Governor: Acharya Devvrat
  • State formed on: 1 May 1960
  • Literacy Rate: 79.31%
  • National Park: Vansda NP, Blackbuck NP, Gir Forest NP, Marine NP, Gulf of Kutch

INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

Mustapha Adib becomes new Prime Minister of Lebanon

  • Lebanon’s ambassador to Germany, Mustapha Adib was appointed prime minister in crisis-hit Lebanon.
  • Adib was named by four former prime ministers, including Hariri.
  • He had served as the ambassador of Lebanon to Germany from 2013 to 2020.

Extra Shots:

Lebanon (Capital/Currency): Beirut/ Lebanese pound

  • Prime Minister: Mustapha Adib

Google partners with Bangladesh for flood forecasting

  • Google has partnered with Bangladesh Water Development Board to bring the flood warning services to the country.
  • Google currently covers more than 40 million people in Bangladesh and it is working to expand its coverage to the whole of the country.
  • Google is working to launch a new forecasting model to double the lead time so that people have an extra day or so to prepare in case of impending floods.
  • It said the is available in Hindi, Bengali and seven other local languages.
  • The company uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyse historical data to predict flood in the river basins.
  • Google launched its flood forecasting pilot programme in Patna in 2018.

Extra Shots:

Google:

  • Founded: 4 September 1998, Menlo Park, California, United States
  • CEO: Sundar Pichai
  • Parent organization: Alphabet Inc.
  • Headquarters: Mountain View, California, United States
  • Founders: Larry Page, Sergey Brin

Bangladesh (Capital/Currency): Dhaka/Taka

  • Prime Minister: Sheikh Hasina
  • Official Language: Bengali

SUMMITS AND CONFERENCES

Third Annual Leadership Summit of the USISPF is being held

  • The Third Annual Leadership Summit of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) is being held from 31st August.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the Special Key Note Address at the USISPF 3rd Annual Leadership Summit through video conference.
  • The theme of the 5-day Summit is “US-India Navigating New Challenges.”
  • The theme will cover various subjects such as India’s potential in becoming a Global Manufacturing Hub, Opportunities in India’s Gas Market, Ease of Doing Business to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India.

Extra Shots:

USISPF – The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum is a non-profit organization that works for the partnership between India and the United States.

RANKS AND INDICES

DSCI and PayPal launched a report on ‘Fraud & Risk Management in Digital Payments’

  • Data Security Council of India and PayPal India, today released a study report on Fraud & Risk Management in Digital Payments.
  • The report attempts to discuss about the sophisticated online payment fraud mechanisms, threats in the payment ecosystem, incorporating better fraud prevention strategies, role of upcoming technologies, and recommendations for various stakeholders involved in the payment ecosystem.
  • The e-commerce market in India is expected to grow to USD 200 bn by 2026 from USD 50 bn in 2018.
  • UPI transactions in India have crossed 1.49 bn in volume and USD 41bn in transaction value, in July 2020.
  • The internet userbase is expected to grow to 835 million by 2023 from 560 million in 2018.

Extra Shots:

DSCI

  • Founder: NASSCOM
  • Founded: August 2008
  • CEO: Rama Vedashree
  • Former CEO(s): Kamlesh Bajaj, Nandkumar Saravade
  • Headquarters: Noida

PayPal

  • Founded: December 1998, Palo Alto, California, United States
  • Parent organization: eBay
  • CEO: Daniel Schulman
  • Founders: Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, Ken Howery, Luke Nosek, Yu Pan

“Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India (ADSI) 2019” Reports

  • The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Ministry of Home Affairs released 53rd edition of a report titled “Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India (ADSI) 2019”.
  • According to the report the variation percentage of accidental deaths and suicide during 2019 over 2018 are around 2.3% and 3.4% respectively.
  • Delhi recorded the highest number of deaths due to dangerous driving and overall road accidents in 2019.In Chennai and Bengaluru, 1,258 and 768 persons died in road accidents respectively.
  • Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest road crash deaths with 15% of total deaths followed by Maharashtra with 9.4% and Madhya Pradesh with 7.7%.

Extra Shots:

NCRB:

  • Director: Ramphal Pawar, IPS
  • Headquarters: New Delhi

India ranks 48th in Global Innovation Index 2020

  • India has joined the group of top 50 countries in the global innovation index for the first time, moving up four places to the 48th rank and keeping the top position among the nations in central and southern Asia.
  • India ranks in the top 15 in indicators such as ICT (Information and Communication Technology) services exports, government online services, graduates in science and engineering, and R&D-intensive global companies.
  • The 13th edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020 has jointly released by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Cornell University and INSEAD Business School.

Extra Shots:

WIPO

  • CEO: Francis Gurry
  • Founded: 14 July 1967
  • Parent organization: United Nations Economic and Social Council
  • Formation: 14 July 1967

India’s Adani Green ranked as world’s No. 1 solar firm

  • Indian renewable energy company, Adani Green has been ranked as the world’s number 1 solar energy company in terms of capacity.
  • The company is currently the world’s top solar developer with around 2.3 GW of operational projects.
  • Adani Green Energy Limited has another 2 GW projects under construction and 8 GW of awarded projects (with contracted PPAs) for a total capacity of 12.3 GW.
  • The solar capacity of the company exceeds the total installed capacity of the United States as of 2019.

Extra Shots:

Adani Green Energy

  • Parent organization: Adani Group
  • Founder: Gautam Adani
  • Founded: 23 January 2015
  • Headquarters: Ahmedabad

Swadeshi apps in top 10 on Play Store

  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar expressed happiness that Swadeshi apps are in top 10 on Play Store.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last ‘Mann Ki Baat’ episode has asked citizens of the country to support indigenously developed apps, in a boost towards Atmanirbhar Bharat.
  • The Prime Minister had also cited a few examples among these apps – the ‘Kutuki Kids Learning app, Chingari App, Ask Sarkar App, Step Set Go App, among others.

AGREEMENTS AND MOU SIGNED

Federal Bank partnered with Innoviti to provide Affordable Options of Federal Bank Debit Cards

  • Federal Bank partnered with Innoviti to provide Affordable Options of Federal Bank Debit Cards through Innoviti Point of Sale (POS)terminals.
  • Through this partnership customers can access the credit, which can be repaid in convenient Equated Monthly Installments (EMIs) through their Federal Bank Debit Card.

Extra Shots:

Innoviti Payment Solutions Pvt. Ltd:

  • Registered office: Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Rajeev Agrawal

Federal Bank:

  • Headquarters: Aluva, Kerala
  • Managing Director (MD) & CEO: Shyam Srinivasan
  • Tagline: Your Perfect Banking Partner

MoU between India and Japan on cooperation in Textiles

  • The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Textiles Committee, India and M/s Nissenken Quality Evaluation Centre, Japan for improving quality and testing of Indian textiles and Clothing for the Japanese market.
  • The MoU would enable Japan in assigning Textile Committee as their cooperative Testing and Inspection service providers in India for Textiles & Apparel products including Technical Textiles and any other products for both domestic and overseas buyers.

Extra Shots:

Japan (Capital/Currency): Tokyo/ Japanese yen

  • President: Shinzo Abe

In US, Amazon granted approval to deliver packages by drones

  • The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Amazon approval to deliver packages by drones.
  • The online shopping giant has been working on drone delivery for years.
  • Amazon unveiled self-piloting drones that are fully electric in 2019 which can carry 5 pounds of goods and are designed to deliver items in 30 minutes by dropping them in a backyard.

Extra Shots:

Amazon

  • CEO: Jeff Bezos
  • Founder: Jeff Bezos
  • Founded: 5 July 1994, Bellevue, Washington, United States
  • Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, United States

APPOINTMENTS IN NEWS

BPCL Additional Charge of CMD: K Padmakar

  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has been given additional charge to K Padmakar, Director (HR) as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD).
  • He succeeds D Rajkumar who superannuated after attaining 60 years on August 31, 2020.
  • Ramamoorthy(R)Ramachandran, director refineries also stepped down with D Rajkumar on the same day due to the same reason.

Extra Shots:

BPCL:

  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra

ITPO: One-year extension to L C Goyal as its CMD

  • India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) has approved the 1-year extension in the tenure of L C Goyal, as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD).
  • Goyal will hold the position for the extended period of 1 year from 1st September 2020 till 1st September 2021.
  • He was appointed as the CMD of ITPO in August 2015.

Extra Shots:

ITPO

  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Founded: 1 April 1977
  • Owner: Government of India (100%)
  • CMD: L C Goyal

SPORTS CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sumit Nagal becomes 1st Indian to win grand slam singles main draw match in 7 years

  • Sumit Nagal stormed into the second round of the ongoing US Open Tennis last night. Nagal defeated Bradley Klahn of USA 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the first round of the US Open to progress further into the tournament.
  • the 23-year-old Nagal has become the first Indian to win a singles main draw match at a Grand Slam in the last seven years.

Sports training camps in Uttar Pradesh to start from 1st October

  • In Uttar Pradesh, sports training camps will start from 1st October and will continue till March next year.
  • The state Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Upendra Tiwari said that sports activities will be back on the track once the situation normalises.
  • Those who are interested in participating in these training camps should register themselves on Khelo India application.

Extra Shots:

Uttar Pradesh:

  • Statehood Day: January 26, 1950
  • Capital: Lucknow
  • Chief Minister: Yogi Adityanath
  • Governor: Anandiben Patel
  • Literacy Rate: 67.68%
  • Nation Park: Dudhwa National Park

BOOKS & AUTHORS

‘The Commonwealth of Cricket: A Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Subtle and Sophisticated Game Known to Humankind’ by Ramachandra Guha

  • Ramachandra Guha has authored a new book, ‘The Commonwealth of Cricket: A Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Subtle and Sophisticated Game Known to Humankind ‘.
  • The book portrays the entire arc of the game(cricket) in India, across all levels at which it is played and gives a glimpse of local heroes, provincial emblems and international stars.
  • The book will be co-published by HarperCollins India and William Collins.

MISCELLANEOUS

SpiceJet launches portable ventilator SpiceOxy for patients with breathing issues

  • In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, the budget airlines SpiceJet introduced a portable ventilator for patients with mild-to-moderate breathing issues. Dubbed as ‘SpiceOxy’, the compact ventilator was designed by engineers of SpiceJet Technic, a subsidiary of SpiceJet.
  • This light weight device can be used at home, in an ambulance, on hilly terrain like army base camps, hospitals, and portable applications like wheelchairs and gurneys.
  • SpiceOxy is intended to provide non-invasive ventilator support to treat adult and paediatric patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or respiratory insufficiency.

Extra Shots:

SpiceJet

  • CEO: Ajay Singh
  • Headquarters: Gurugram
  • Founded: 2004
  • Founders: Ajay Singh, Bhupendra S. Kansagra

PUBG, 118 other Mobile Apps Banned by Indian Govt

  • The Ministry of Information and Technology on September 2, 2020, banned PUBG and 118 other widely popular mobile applications.
  • The latest ban by the government will be the third hit for the app industry after the government had taken similar steps in the past by banning Tik Tok and other famous Chinese websites.
  • The move can be seen in the light of ongoing tension between China and India in Eastern Ladakh.

Extra Shots:

China (Capital/Currency): Beijing/ Renminbi

  • President: Xi Jinping

Download Daily Current Affairs 3rd September 2020 – Click Here

For More Daily Current Affairs – Click Here

Click Here to Join Our What’s App Group & Get Instant Notification on Study Materials & PDFs

Click Here to Join Our Official Telegram Channel

Free English Language Questions PDF

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?