Current Affairs : 02-09-2019 in English

Defence

  • New Vice Chief of the Army Staff from 01 Sep 2019 - Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane.
  • Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition to Mt Kun (7077M) was conducted from 30 July to 29 August 2019 in - Zanskar Range in Ladhak.
  • New Director General (DG) of Border Security Force (BSF) - Vivek Kumar Johri.
  • On 1 September, the elite Fire and Fury Corps celebrated its 20th raising day at - Leh, Ladakh.

Economy

  • In order to redress grievances and address various tax related issues in the cases of Start-ups, a Start-up Cell has been constituted by - Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).
  • RBI has extended the deadline for complying with Know Your Customer (KYC) norms to Mobile Wallets till – 29 February 2020.

International 

  • US President has nominated this Indian-American person as a judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of California - Shireen Mathews.
  • Host country of the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification - India (at Greater Noida).
  • This Asian country hosted the first global Sikh convention - Pakistan.

National

  • Rashtriya Poshan Maah with the theme ‘Complementary Feeding’ - September 2019.
  • A Freight Terminal, the first of its kind in Jammu and Kashmir - Samba Railway Station in Jammu Division.
  • Theme of the 50 th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) during 20-28 November 2019 in Panaji, Goa - Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.
  • The Final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam includes - 3.11 crore people.

Persons in News

  • Total number of medals won by the Indian contingent at the WorldSkills 2019 competition in Russia’s Kazan - 5 (finished at the 13th position).
  • Person who won India’s first-ever gold medal in the Water Technology category and was awarded ‘Best of Nation’ among all competitors from India at the WorldSkills 2019 competition - Aswatha Narayan Sanagavarapu.
  • First-ever woman candidate from India to win a medal at World Skills 2019 - Shweta Ratanpura (bronze medal in the graphic design category).
  • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) entered into a partnership with this company with the aim of rolling out "Build for Digital India" - Google.

Sports

  • Indian shooter who won gold in the women's 10meter Air Pistol event at the ISSF World Cup IV 2019 - Yashaswini Singh Deswal.

State Current Affairs

  • This union territory government launched the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan ArogyaYojana (PMJAY) scheme on 31 August - Puducherry.
  • New Governors of Rajasthan - Kalraj Mishra.
  • New Governors of Maharashtra - Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
  • New Governors of Himachal Pradesh - Bandaru Dattatreya.
  • New Governors of Kerala - Arif Mohammed Khan.
  • New Governors of Telangana - Tamilisai Soundararajan.

General Knowledge

  • Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in India – Founded in: 1951; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • The National Register of Citizens of India was first prepared after the - 1951 Census.
  • Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in India was founded in - 1964.

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