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Current Affairs : 02-09-2020 in English

Defence

  • First female Inspector General (IG) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) - Charu Sinha (for Srinagar sector).

Economy

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) terminated this scheme from 1 September 2020 amid a lack of clarity on the new debt recast scheme - Six month Loan moratorium scheme.

International

  • First chief economist of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) - Erik Berglof (Swedish).
  • World’s largest solar tree with the capacity of 11,500 watts installed in - Durgapur, West Bengal, India (at CSIR-CMERI).
  • India, Japan and this country have decided to launch an initiative to build a resilient supply chain in the Indo-Pacific region - Australia.
  • Number one global solar power generation asset owner in terms of operating solar projects, according to the latest ranking of global solar companies by Mercom Capital ranks - Adani Group (India).
  • This Middle East country has launched Agriota E-Marketplace which is a new technology-driven agri-commodity trading and sourcing e-market platform - United Arab Emirates.
  • New Prime Minister of Lebanon - Mustapha Adib.

National

  • India’s first data center and interconnection provider which offers an Open Cloud Exchange service - GPX.
  • The Government of India has planned to develop an AVGC (Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comic sector) Centre for Excellence along with the Industrial Design Centre of - Indian Institutes of Technology, Bombay.

Persons in News

  • New Election Commissioner (EC) of India - Rajeev Kumar.
  • Author of children's book titled “The Big Thoughts of Little Luv” - Karan Johar.
  • First woman ambulance driver in India – M Veeralakshmi (in Tamil Nadu).
  • New secretary in the Lok Sabha with effect from 1st September 2020 - Utpal Kumar Singh.

Sports

  • India's GP Motor racer who secured his first win of the 2020 season in the final race in BRDC British F3 in the UK - Kush Maini.
  • Winner of ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2020’ of Government of India - Air Force Sports Control Board.
  • State Current Affairs
  • The European Investment Bank (EIB) will invest 650 million euros (approx. Rs. 56.73 billions) into the construction of first metro line in – Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The “Major Dhyan Chand Vijaypath Yojana” to provide road connectivity to the houses of 19 international players from UP, has been launched by the State government of - Uttar Pradesh.

General Knowledge

  • United Nations Secretariat – Founded: 1945; Headquarters: New York City, USA.
  • International Court of Justice (ICJ) – Established: 1945; Location: The Hague, Netherlands.
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) – Founded: 4 April 1947; Headquarters: Montreal, Canada.
  • European Investment Bank (EIB) – Founded: 1958; Location: Kirchberg, Luxembourg.

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