Daily Current Affairs Master Key Points – 1 to 5 Sep 2020


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Daily Current Affairs Master Key Points – 1 to 5 Sep 2020:

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  • National Statistics Office (NSO) data = India’s GDP à first quarter (April-June 2020) for FY21 = contracted by 23.9%
  • India’s foreign exchange reserves = rose by à296 billion US dollar to 537.548 billion US dollar
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi = Mann ki Baat à September will be observed as “Nutrition Month”
  • Government Approved = Water Projects for Bundelkhand region à Rs 10,000 crore
  • First Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO-RO) train = Bengaluru (Nelamangala) to Solapur (Maharashtra) à Flagged off by à Karnataka CM (BS Yediyurappa)
  • Indian Railways = developed a remote-controlled medical trolley à ‘MEDBOT’à Purpose: to help deliver food and medicines to COVID-19 patients
  • Commercial flight operations – Suspended à till September 30, 2020
  • Union Civil Aviation Minister (HS Puri) = Air India’s Privatization process à to be completed within 2020.
  • Qutub Minar illuminated in Poland’s national flag colours = to mark 40th anniversary of Solidarity movement
  • Parliament’s Monsoon Session = September 14 to October 1, 2020
  • Kerala celebrated = Onam festival à on 31st Aug
  • MP government = gears up to become self-reliant à woo investments, reduce imports from China
  • Japan = Official Development Assistance loan à India (COVID-19 Crisis) = JPY50 billion (approx. Rs. 3,500 crore)
  • UAE = Agriota (agri-commodity trading and sourcing e-market) à Purpose: bridge the gap between rural farmers in India and the UAE’s food industry
  • China = advanced warship for Pakistan Navy à 1st ship of Type-054 class
  • Lebanon new Prime Minister = Mustapha Adib (Replaced Najib Mikati)
  • 1st commercial direct flight = Israel + the UAE àlanded in Abu Dhabi
  • Bangladesh = one-day national mourning à on demise of former President of India Pranab Mukherjee.
  • China = built a surface-to-air missile site à Kailash-Mansarovar
  • World Bank = Suspended à “Doing Business” report (data collection irregularities)
  • Vedanta Limited + SBI = long-term syndicated loan facility for Rs.10000 crore
  • Adani Group = 74% stake à Mumbai International Airport Limited
  • Larsen & Toubro (L&T) = Sold à Electrical and Automation business àSchneider Electric
  • CII-GBC ‘National Energy Leader’ award = Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (Hyderabad)
  • Myntra = Brand Ambassador à Kiara Advani
  • Press Trust of India (Chairman) = Aveek Sarkar (Replaced Vijay Kumar Chopra)
  • India’s 1st woman ambulance driver à Tamil Nadu = M Veeralakshmi
  • CBDT (Chairman) = Pramod Chandra Mody à 6th month extension
  • Defence Ministry + BEML + Tata Power + L&T = ₹2,580-crore contract à6 Pinaka rocket regiments
  • IIT-Bombay = India’s Scanning Apps à ‘AIR Scanner’
  • World’s Largest Solar Tree (Durgapur, WB) = developed by CSIR-CMERI
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance = AI Voice chatbot à ‘LiGo’
  • Former President of India à Pranab Mukherjee = Passed away at 84 years (Padma Vibhushan in 2008 and Bharat Ratna in 2019)
  • India’s First Female Cardiologist à Dr S. Padmavati = Passes Away at 103 (God Mother of Cardiology)
  • Bihar MLA and former Lok Sabha member à Ramdeo Rai = Passed away at 81
  • India’s Former Envoy For US, China and Pakistan à Katyayani Shankar Bajpai = Passed away at 92
  • National Nutrition Week (NNW) = 1st – 7th September àOrganised by: Ministry of Women and Child Development
  • World Coconut Day = 2nd September à Theme: ‘Invest in coconut to save the world’
  • RBI = Steps to Ease Pressure on Liquidity à term repo operations totalling Rs 1 lakh crore in mid-September
  • Indian Bank = Cut of 5 basis points in MCLR for one-year tenure
  • European Investment Bank (EIB) = invest 650 million-euro (€) à construction of Kanpur’s (Uttar Pradesh) 1st city metro line.
  • SBI Ecowrap = Real GDP likely to contract by 10.9 % (FY21)
  • Swachhta Pakhwada = 1st – 15th September à By Union Department of Fertilizers
  • GOI = 100 million tonnes (MT) coal gasification àBy 2030
  • Ministry of New & Renewable Energy = launched pan-India Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) in electricity
  • Govt Approved = 27 integrated cold chain development projects à Under PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana
  • Coal India Ltd (CIL) = Invest over Rs 1.22 lakh crore – On 500 projects – By 2023-24
  • GOI = to be set up à Forensic Accounting and Investigation Standards (FAIS)
  • Karnataka = India’s first toy manufacturing cluster à at Koppal
  • Seaplane service à Gujarat = October 31 – Operated by Spicejet Airline.
  • Nagaland = Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyan (1 Month)
  • Uttar Pradesh = Anti-electricity theft Police Stations (Districtwise)
  • Australia + India + Japan = To launch à a resilient supply chain initiative in the Indo-Pacific region
  • 1st Cycling Summit (2021) = By Cycling Federation of India (CFI)
  • US-India Strategic Partnership Forum held à Represented By: Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal
  • India + France = To Provide: Mission Alpha-like equipment for Gaganyaan Mission
  • Brookfield Asset Management Inc = To acquire a 252 billion rupees ($3.4 billion) stake à Reliance telecom tower assets
  • D B Shekatkar Committee = to review the effective utilisation of the Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services (AFHQ CS) cadre.
  • Biju Patnaik Sports Award = Jayanti Behera and Deep Grace Ekka (Outstanding Performance) / Purnima Giri and Sabita Giri (Bravery Award) / Satya Ranjan Patnaik. (Excellence in coaching)
  • Election Commissioner of India = Rajeev Kumar (Succeeds Ashok Lavasa)
  • Hindustan Shipyard limited (HSL) = CMD: Hemant Khatri (succeeds L V Sarat Babu)
  • Chief of Materiel of the Indian Navy = Vice Admiral S R Sarma
  • Rajnath Singh à “Chhavni COVID: Yodha Sanrakshan Yojana” = a group life insurance scheme (LIC) à for more than 10000 employees working in the 62 military cantonment areas across India
  • Odisha = Citizen-Centric Mobile app à Ama Sahar And Swachha Sahar Odisha
  • Book titled ‘The Big Thoughts of Little Luv’à By Karan Johar (Filmmaker)
  • AUDFs01 = one of the farthest Star galaxies discovered à By Indian astronomers
  • Nomura = India’s GDP = contract by 10.8% in 2020-21
  • Flipkart Group = launched = Flipkart Wholesale à to connect local manufacturers with retailers
  • Cabinet approved = Mission Karmayogi à a National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB)
  • India + Finland =MoU à for cooperation in the field of Geology and Mineral Resources
  • India + Japan = MoU à for Textile Coorporation
  • Cabinet approved = J&K official languages Bill 2020
  • Ladakh & Lakshadweep à Joined = ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ scheme
  • Rajnath Singh = three-day visit à Russia
  • Ministry of Jal Shakti = ‘Water Heroes – Share Your Stories’ Contest
  • IRDA nod à Andhra Pradesh = to form its Crop Insurance Firm Andhra Pradesh General Insurance Company (APGIC)
  • Madhya Pradesh = a 15-day campaign named ‘Gandagi Bharat Chhodo’
  • Madhya Pradesh = government has instructed concerned officials to establish Command Control Rooms in each district
  • Gujarat = cut down the salaries of MLAs and ministers by 30 per cent for one year
  • Lebanon = PM Mustapha Adib
  • Google + Bangladesh = flood warning services to the country
  • US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) = 3rd Annual Leadership Summit = Represented by PM Narendra Modi
  • Data Security Council of India + PayPal India = a study report on Fraud & Risk Management in Digital Payments
  • National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) = 53rd edition of a report titled “Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India (ADSI) 2019”
  • 13th Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020 = India (48th),
  • World’s number 1 = Adani Green Energy
  • Top 10 on Play Store = Swadeshi apps
  • Federal Bank + Innoviti = to provide Affordable Options of Federal Bank Debit Cards through Innoviti Point of Sale (POS)terminals
  • US = Amazon à deliver packages by drones
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) = K Padmakar
  • India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) = L C Goyal
  • 1st Indian to win a singles main draw match at a Grand Slam (in last 7 years) = Sumit Nagal
  • Uttar Pradesh = Sports training camps
  • ‘The Commonwealth of Cricket: A Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Subtle and Sophisticated Game Known to Humankind ‘= By Ramachandra Guha
  • SpiceJet = Portable ventilator SpiceOxy à for patients with breathing issues
  • Ministry of Information and Technology = banned PUBG and 118 mobile applications
  • National Small Industry Day = 30th August
  • ICICI Bank = ‘Home Utsav’ à accessed on homeutsavicici.com
  • Axis Mutual Fund = launches a global fund-of-fund à Axis Global Equity Alpha Fund of Fund
  • India’s First Regional Voters’ Awareness Centre à Jaipur (Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh)
  • Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme = Uttarakhand, Karnataka
  • Jammu and Kashmir =10-member Council à headed by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests à for the conservation of biological diversity
  • Assam Assembly = Passes bill à to protect state’s heritage sites
  • Sikkim = Pang Lhabsol festival
  • IIT Guwahati + Czech Republic = for data protection project
  • World’s largest navy = Chinese navy
  • National Tribal Research Conclave = Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda
  • SCO Council Summit of heads of government = on November 30 àIndia (Host)
  • Mercom global listing = India ranked 3rd in largest solar market in 2019 – China (Topped)
  • Fortune Magazine’s list = most influential young leaders à Akash and Isha Ambani
  • India + Russia = finalise deal to manufacture AK-47 203 Rifles
  • Andhra Pradesh + CSIR-IICT = Bulk Drug Park
  • Rajasthan + ShriVallabh Pittie (SVP) = Development in aviation, defence and textile sectors
  • SIDBI + Maharashtra = to develop MSME
  • Infosys à to acquire – ‘Kaleidoscope Communication’ = for $ 42 million (Rs 308 crore)
  • IRDAI Constituted a Panel = Headed by Dinesh Pant à to study index-linked products for life insurance companies
  • Jeevan Raksha Medals = Late Shri Jagbir Singh, Shri Shivcharan Singh, Shri Mukesh Kumar Meena à by Ram Nath Kovind
  • Punjab & Sind Bank = S Krishnan (MD&CEO)
  • South Indian Bank = Murali Ramakrishnan (MD&CEO)
  • Ministry of Defence = has developed “Healthy Air” (herbal-based immunity to boost room freshener product)
  • Viktoria Rebensburg (Olympic ski champion -Germany) = retirement
  • 48th Annual World Open online chess tournament = Won by à P Iniyan
  • IIT Delhi = launches ‘‘Chakr DeCoV’’ à to decontaminate N95 masks
  • A book titled ‘The One and Only Sparkella” (Feiwel & Friends) = authored by Channing Tatum
  • A book titled “Let Us Dream” = authored by Pope Francis
  • David Capel (England cricketer) = passed away
  • Facebook = to focus on their responsibility à to ensure the integrity of Myanmar’s election on their platform
  • Kerala and West Bengal = identified ‘Systomus gracilus’ (a new Species of Freshwater Fish)
  • International Day of Charity = 5th September à for charity related activities
  • Teachers’ Day = 5th September à birth anniversary of the second President of India, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
  • RBL Bank + Empays Payment Systems = to launch a cardless cash withdrawal facility
  • RBI ceased = Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank to be act as a banking company
  • Government = stops Printing of diaries, calendars and greeting cards (Go Digital)
  • Government = Major Ports à to use locally built Tug Boats
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) + Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) = create ‘national strategy for future businesses’
  • Assam = 1st Newspaper for Kids à ‘The Young Minds’
  • USA = Wilmington à the first World War II Heritage City
  • Russia = Commit à No arms supply to Pakistan
  • The G20 Foreign Ministers’ Extraordinary Meeting = (3rd September) à (Host)Saudi Arabia à S Jaishankar (India)
  • 5th BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meeting = (Host) Russian à Prahlad Singh Patel (India)
  • Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) Meeting of BIMSTEC = Sri Lanka (Host) à Vijay Thakur Singh (India)
  • Quad meet (Australia, Japan and the United States) & the 2+2 dialogue (US) = India (Host)
  • Vice President, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu = Released ‘The State of Young Child in India’ report
  • AIMA Chanakya National Management Games 2020 = NTPC Limited
  • President of India = Confer the ‘National Award to Teachers’à to 47 awardees on Teachers Day
  • India’s Ambassador to Republic of Croatia = Raj Kumar Srivastava
  • 11th India-Russia = Maritime Naval Exercise ‘INDRA NAVY’à Organised in Bay of Bengal
  • Cricket Ambassador for “SBOTOP” sportsbook brand à Dwayne Bravo
  • CSIR-CMERI = develops Affordable Solar Powered Battery
  • Punjab = Launches ‘I Rakhwali’ App à To Make Citizens ‘Greenery Saviours’
  • UN Environment Programme = Launches “The Little Book of Green Nudges”

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