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Current Affairs : 08-09-2020 in English

Important Day

  • Theme of International Literacy Day 2020 (8 September) - “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond”.
  • World Physical Healing Day - 8 September.

Defence

  • India successfully flight tested Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) which is capable of cruising  at a speed of - Mach 6 (Velocity: Six times the speed of sound i.e., nearly 02 km/second).

Economic

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revised the maximum amount availed by the start-ups eligible for finance under the priority sector to - Rs. 50 crore.

International

  • The third annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum on 28-29 October will be held in – Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • The first World Solar Technology Summit (WSTS) on 8th September organized by the International Solar Alliance (ISA) under the presidency of – India.
  • Nodal agency that has been assigned the responsibility of leveraging the monitoring mechanism of the 2020 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) to drive reforms - NITI Aayog, India.
  • India’s rank in 2019 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), released in July by the Oxford Poverty and the United Nations Development Programme – 62nd (MPI score: 0.123).

National

  • This institution collaborated with ScooNews to spread awareness of grassroots innovations - Atal Innovation Mission (NITI Aayog).
  • According to ‘State of the Young Child in India’ report of ‘Mobile Creches’, top five states in the Young Child Outcomes Index 2020 - (respectively) Kerala, Goa, Tripura, Tamil Nadu and Mizoram.
  • According to ‘State of the Young Child in India’ report, top five states in the Young Child Environment Index 2020 - (respectively) Kerala, Goa, Sikkim, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
  • Initiative that aims to increase domestic Agarbatti production substantially with the help of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) - Khadi Agarbatti Aatmanirbhar Mission.
  • Atal Innovation Mission has partnered with this software company aims to increase the efficacy of the institutions and startups in the AIM portfolio - Freshworks Inc.
  • The Ministry of Textiles is planning to organize ‘Textile India 2020’ in November 2020 in - Jammu and Kashmir.

State Current Affairs

  • The Patrika Gate is built by the Patrika Group of Newspapers on the Jawaharlal Nehru Marg in - Jaipur.
  • The Assam Government has expanded the Kaziranga National Park by connecting park with Karbi Anglong hills and the Nameri National Park in - Sonitpur district.
  • On 7 September, the Government of India, this state government and the World Bank signed $82 million loan for the implementation of State Roads Transformation Project - Himachal Pradesh.
  • New Principal Secretary to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha - Nitishwar Kumar.
  • The third phase of ambitious Back to Village (B2V) programme will be conducted from October 2 to 12 in - Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Under the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat campaign, Mizoram is paired with - Bihar.

General Knowledge

  • Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) – Launched: 2011; Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) - Founded: 2002; Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) – Founded: 29 July 1957; Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
  • Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) – Establishment: 1 February 1958; Secretariat: Paris, France; Members: 33.
  • World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) – Founded: 15 May 1989; Headquarters: London, the United Kingdom.

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