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Current Affairs Today – 5th September 2020

NEWS AT A GLANCE

  1. International Day of Charity observed as 5 September
  2. In India, teachers’ day is celebrated on September 5 every year
  3. RBL Bank has partnered with Empays Payment Systems to launch a cardless cash withdrawal facility from ATMs by leveraging the Instant Money Transfer (IMT) system.
  4. The Reserve Bank of India has issued a notification to all banks on September 03, 2020 stating that “Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank Limited” has ceased to be a banking company within the meaning of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 with effect from July 28, 2020.
  5. Under Ek Bharat Shresht Bharat, Goa is paired with Jharkhand. Lot of exchange activities are happening on this front.
  6. Sikkim is paired with Delhi under Ek Bharat Shresht Bharat for promoting greater mutual understanding amongst them.
  7. The Union Government on September 2, 2020 asked all ministries and departments to stop printing wall calendars, diaries, desktop calendars and greeting cards in their physical forms to encourage shift to digital platform.
  8. The government has asked all major ports to procure or charter tug boats that are made in India to revive the Indian shipbuilding industry.
  9. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will create a ‘national strategy for future businesses’ together with the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
  10. Two Guwahati-based women entrepreneurs have launched a newspaper specifically designed for kids, to promote creative thinking among children and inculcate in them the habit to read and write.
  11. Donald Trump, President of the USA has announced Wilmington (located in southern US state North Carolina) as the first World War II Heritage City.
  12. Russia assured that it will follow a policy of ‘no arms supply to Pakistan’ following a request from India during Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s meeting with his Russian counterpart Gen. Sergey Shoigu.
  13. The G20 Foreign Ministers’ Extraordinary Meeting held on 3rd September under the current Chair, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia virtually.
  14. The 5th BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meeting was held under the chairpersonship of Russian Federation.
  15. India participated in the Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) of the regional grouping BIMSTEC on 2 September 2020 to discuss ways to further expand cooperation among its member nations to effectively deal with key challenges including impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
  16. India will soon be hosting the Quad meet involving Australia, Japan and the United States and the 2+2 dialogue with the United States
  17. The Vice President, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu released ‘The State of Young Child in India’ report, a comprehensive account of the challenges related to early child development in India.
  18. Team of NTPC Limited has won the All India Management Association (AIMA) Chanakya (Business Simulation Game) National Management Games (NMG) 2020.
  19. The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind will virtually confer National Award to Teachers in New Delhi
  20. Raj Kumar Srivastava has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Croatia.
  21. The 11th edition of the biennial bilateral maritime exercise INDRA NAVY between Indian Navy and Russian Navy has been organised from 4-5 September 2020 in the Bay of Bengal.
  22. West Indies cricket icon Dwayne Bravo has become the first cricket ambassador for “SBOTOP” sportsbook brand.
  23. CSIR-CMERI develops Affordable Solar Powered Battery based Sprayers to tackle Water Crisis in Agriculture.
  24. To further strengthen its drive to preserve and maintain the environment in Punjab and make people stakeholders in the process, the State Forest Department launched ‘I Rakhwali’ application to help netizens to become ‘Greenery Saviours’.
  25. A new publication “The Little Book of Green Nudges” has been launched by the United Nations Environment Programme.

NEWS IN DETAILS

IMPORTANT DAYS AND THEMES

The International Day of Charity is observed annually on 5 September

  • International Day of Charity observed as 5 September to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity related activities all over the world for individuals, charitable, philanthropic and volunteer organizations for their own purposes on the local, national, regional and international level.
  • It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012.
  • September 5 was chosen in order to commemorate the death anniversary of Mother Teresa, who had always been engaged in charitable work.

Teacher’s day is celebrated on September 5

  • In India, teachers’ day is celebrated on September 5 every year since 1962, as it is the birth anniversary of the second President of India, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
  • Teachers’ Day is a celebration of teachers, mentors and guides.
  • Radhakrishnan, who served as the first Vice President of India (1952-1962) was one of India’s most distinguished twentieth-century scholars of comparative religion and philosophy. He believed that “teachers should be the best minds in the country”.

BANKING & FINANCE 

RBL Bank launches cardless cash withdrawal facility through ATMs via MoBank app

  • RBL Bank has partnered with Empays Payment Systems to launch a cardless cash withdrawal facility from ATMs by leveraging the Instant Money Transfer (IMT) system.
  • Customers can use RBL Bank’s MoBank app for this IMT function and initiate cash withdrawal by either using his or her mobile number linked to the account or by following a few easy steps on the app.

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RBL Bank

  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Founded: August 1943
  • Subsidiaries: RBL FinServe Ltd., RBL Bank Ltd., Asset Management Arm

RBI ceased the Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank to be act as a banking company

  • The Reserve Bank of India has issued a notification to all banks on September 03, 2020 stating that “Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank Limited” has ceased to be a banking company within the meaning of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 with effect from July 28, 2020.
  • Apart from this, “Westpac Banking Corporation” also ceases to be a banking company as announced by RBI.

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RBI

  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Founder: British Raj
  • Governor: Shaktikanta Das
  • Subsidiaries: Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation, Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran

NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme: Goa paired with Jharkhand

  • Under Ek Bharat Shresht Bharat, Goa is paired with Jharkhand. Lot of exchange activities are happening on this front.
  • Lokotsav programmes held earlier in Goa in Panaji evoked good response. Stalls of Jharkhand displayed delicacies from that state and Goans enjoyed savouring the same.
  • Folk dances presented by Jharkhand artistes also were appreciated by Goan artistes. Later Goan artistes also visited Jharkhand and presented Goan folk dances

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Goa

  • Capital: Panaji
  • Chief Minister: Pramod Sawant
  • Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Jharkhand

  • Capital: Ranchi
  • Chief Minister: Hemant Soren
  • Governor: Draupadi Murmu

Sikkim & Delhi paired for cultural exchanges under Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat programme

  • Sikkim is paired with Delhi under Ek Bharat Shresht Bharat for promoting greater mutual understanding amongst them.
  • The Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat programme aims to actively enhance interaction between people of diverse cultures living in different States and Union Territories in India.

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Sikkim

  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Chief Minister: Prem Singh Tamang
  • Governor: Ganga Prasad

Government goes digital, stops printing of diaries, calendars and greeting cards

  • The Union Government on September 2, 2020 asked all ministries and departments to stop printing wall calendars, diaries, desktop calendars and greeting cards in their physical forms to encourage shift to digital platform.
  • The Ministry of Finance issued a statement saying that there will be no activity of printing of wall calendars, desktop calendars, diaries and other such materials for use by any ministry, department, public sector companies, state-run banks or other organs of the government in the coming year.

Government asks Major Ports to use locally built Tug Boats

  • The government has asked all major ports to procure or charter tug boats that are made in India to revive the Indian shipbuilding industry.
  • The proposal has been initiated by The Ministry of Shipping
  • Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya called it as a step towards ‘Aatmanirbhar Shipping’ under the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ drive.
  • The all procurement being done by major ports will now be carried out as per the revised ‘Make in India’ order
  • Move is aimed at promoting Indian shipbuilding industry and for “Make in India shipbuilding”.

CII to create a ‘National strategy for future business’ along with DPIIT

  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will create a ‘national strategy for future businesses’ together with the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
  • The group will also provide policy inputs, identify new growth segments and establish international partnerships with a focus on growing such businesses.
  • CII also suggested that the government should invite other nations to participate. Senior business leaders were called upon to become mentors, not only to their own family or businesses but also to the new age & young entrepreneurs.

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Confederation of Indian Industry

  • President: Uday Kotak
  • Headquarters location: New Delhi
  • Founded: 1895
  • Abbreviation: CII
  • Purpose: Create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India

STATE CURRENT AFFAIRS

Assam’s first Newspaper for Kids ‘The Young Minds’ launched

  • Two Guwahati-based women entrepreneurs have launched a newspaper specifically designed for kids, to promote creative thinking among children and inculcate in them the habit to read and write.
  • The newspaper named ‘The Young Minds‘is the brainchild of Neelam Sethia and Neha Bajaj. The first copy of The Young Minds is scheduled to release in November
  • The Young Minds, reportedly, will cater to kids of 4-14 years of age.

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Assam:

  • Capital: Dispur
  • Chief Minister: Sarbananda Sonowal
  • Governor: Jagdish Mukhi
  • National Park: Dibru-Saikhowa NP, Kaziranga NP, Manas NP, Nameri NP, Rajiv Gandhi Orang NP, Dehing Patkai

INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

Wilmington as the first World War II Heritage City

  • Donald Trump, President of the USA has announced Wilmington (located in southern US state North Carolina) as the first World War II Heritage City.
  • The announcement was made at a ceremony held to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.
  • September 2, 2020 marks the 75th Commemoration of the End of World War II.

Russia commits to policy of no arms supply to Pakistan, reiterates support to Indian security interests

  • Russia assured that it will follow a policy of ‘no arms supply to Pakistan’ following a request from India during Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s meeting with his Russian counterpart Gen. Sergey Shoigu.
  • India and Russia also agreed to increase the engagement of their defence industries and finalised a major deal, under which an AK203 assault rifles factory will be established at Amethi.

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Russia (Capital/Currency): Moscow/Russian Rouble

  • Prime Minister: Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin
  • President: Vladimir Putin

SUMMITS AND CONFERENCES

Saudi Arabia hosts G20 Foreign Ministers’ Extraordinary Meeting

  • The G20 Foreign Ministers’ Extraordinary Meeting held on 3rd September under the current Chair, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia virtually.
  • External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar represented India.
  • India proposed the setting up of voluntary ‘G20 Principles on Coordinated Cross-Border Movement of People’.
  • This new set up will be based on following three pillars:
  • Standardisation of testing procedures and universal acceptability of test results
  • Standardisation of ‘Quarantine procedures’
  • Standardisation of ‘movement and transit’ protocols

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Saudi Arabia (Capital/Currency): Riyadh/ Saudi riyal

  • King: Mohammed bin Salman

Prahlad Singh Patel virtually attends BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meet

  • The 5th BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meeting was held under the chairpersonship of Russian Federation.
  • India was represented by Union Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in the 5th BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meet.
  • The Minister of State for Culture addressed participants of the meeting and presented India’s perspective to strengthen the cultural cooperation within BRICS through alternative mechanisms of sharing and organizing cultural events in online format given the prevailing pandemic situation.

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BRICS

  • Founded: June 2006
  • Formation: 2009
  • Official language: Portuguese, Russian, Hindi, Chinese, English
  • State Leaders: Jair Bolsonaro; Vladimir Putin; Narendra Modi; Xi Jinping; Cyril Ramaphosa
  • Founders: India, China, Brazil, Russia

India attends Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) Meeting of BIMSTEC

  • India participated in the Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) of the regional grouping BIMSTEC on 2 September 2020 to discuss ways to further expand cooperation among its member nations to effectively deal with key challenges including impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The key meeting of BIMSTEC was held under the chairmanship of Sri Lanka.
  • The Indian delegation at the meeting was headed by Secretary (East) in Ministry of External Affairs Vijay Thakur Singh.

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BIMSTEC

  • Headquarters location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Founded: 6 June 1997

India to host Quad meet and 2+2 dialogue

  • India will soon be hosting the Quad meet involving Australia, Japan and the United States and the 2+2 dialogue with the United States.
  • The details are being worked out for the same.
  • The information regarding the diplomatic engagements was shared by the Ministry of External Affairs at the regular weekly briefing on September 3, 2020.

RANKS AND INDICES

Vice President Releases ‘The State of Young Child in India’ report

  • The Vice President, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu released ‘The State of Young Child in India’ report, a comprehensive account of the challenges related to early child development in India.
  • The report has been prepared by Mobile Creches a policy advocacy organisation which works with the underprivileged children across India.
  • for healthy development, children should grow up in an environment where their emotional, social, educational and other needs are fully met.
  • Educated and healthy people with a good foundation in the early years contribute to the financial and social wealth of their societies.
  • Out of the 159 million children aged below 6 years in India, 21 per cent are undernourished, 36 per cent are underweight and 38 per cent do not receive full immunization.

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

NTPC wins AIMA Chanakya National Management Games 2020

  • Team of NTPC Limited has won the All India Management Association (AIMA) Chanakya (Business Simulation Game) National Management Games (NMG) 2020.
  • The team from NTPC Vallur, Tamil Nadu won the championship which featured the participation of teams from 112 organisations from different parts of the country.

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NTPC

  • Founded: 1975
  • Headquarters: New Delhi, India
  • Owner: Government of India
  • Organization type: State-owned enterprise

President of India to virtually confer the National Award to Teachers to 47 awardees on Teachers Day

  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind will virtually confer National Award to Teachers in New Delhi tomorrow.
  • Union Minister of Education Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and MoS for Education Shri Sanjay Dhotre will also be present on the occasion.
  • The national level awards are given to teachers on Teachers’ Day to celebrate the unique contribution of some of the finest teachers in the country and to honour those teachers who through their commitment have not only improved the quality of school education but also enriched the lives of their students.

APPOINTMENTS IN NEWS

Raj Srivastava appointed as India’s Ambassador to Republic of Croatia

  • Raj Kumar Srivastava has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Croatia.
  • He is an IFS officer of 1997 batch and is presently serving as the Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of India, Tokyo.

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Croatia (Capital/Currency): Zagreb; Currency: Croatian kuna.

  • President: Zoran Milanovic.

DEFENCE CURRENT AFFAIRS

11th India-Russia biennial bilateral maritime naval exercise ‘INDRA NAVY’ organised in Bay of Bengal

  • The 11th edition of the biennial bilateral maritime exercise INDRA NAVY between Indian Navy and Russian Navy has been organised from 4-5 September 2020 in the Bay of Bengal.
  • The primary aim of the two-day exercise is to further boost the inter-operability built up by the two Navies over the years and enhance understanding and procedures for multi-faceted maritime operations between the two Navies.
  • INDRA NAVY-20 would be undertaken in a ‘non-contact, at sea only’ format due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Russia (Capital/Currency): Moscow/Russian Rouble

  • Prime Minister: Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin
  • President: Vladimir Putin

SPORTS CURRENT AFFAIRS

Dwayne Bravo becomes cricket ambassador for “SBOTOP” sportsbook brand

  • West Indies cricket icon Dwayne Bravo has become the first cricket ambassador for “SBOTOP” sportsbook brand.
  • Isle of Man betting group Celton Manx has appointed the West Indies cricketer as the cricket ambassador for its flagship sportsbook.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CURRENT AFFAIRS

CSIR-CMERI develops Affordable Solar Powered Battery

  • CSIR-CMERI develops Affordable Solar Powered Battery based Sprayers to tackle Water Crisis in Agriculture.
  • Apart from solar pumps, CSIR-CMERI is working on methods to reduce water consumption required for irrigation.
  • CSIR-CMERI has already developed solar tree of capacity 1 Kwp, 3 kwp, 5 kwp, 6 kwp, 7.5 kwp and 11.5 kwp, (which is now the Largest Solar Tree in the world).

WEBPORTALS & APPS IN NEWS

Punjab Govt Launches ‘I Rakhwali’ App To Make Citizens ‘Greenery Saviours’

  • To further strengthen its drive to preserve and maintain the environment in Punjab and make people stakeholders in the process, the State Forest Department launched ‘I Rakhwali’ application to help netizens to become ‘Greenery Saviours’.
  • The application has been developed to ensure greenery and to protect the environment in Punjab, and its main aim is to inspire people to plant more trees.
  • With this new initiative, the Punjab government aims to safeguard the state forest area by making people a stakeholder in this process.
  • The new app will help common people with the geographical location of nurseries.

BOOKS & AUTHORS

UN Environment Programme launches “The Little Book of Green Nudges”

  • A new publication “The Little Book of Green Nudges” has been launched by the United Nations Environment Programme.
  • The newly launched publication seeks to encourage around 200 million students around the world to adopt environmentally friendly habits and greener lifestyles.

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UN

  • Headquarters: New York, New York, United States
  • Founded: 24 October 1945, San Francisco, California, United States
  • Official languages: Arabic; Chinese; English; French; Russian; Spanish;
  • Secretary general: António Guterres

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