Latest Current Affairs 02nd September 2019

PM Modi inaugurates ‘Garvi Gujarat Bhawan’ in New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurated the newly constructed ‘Garvi Gujarat Bhawan’ in New Delhi on Monday.

SC rejects Chidambaram’s plea for interim bail: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected P. Chidambaram’s plea for interim bail and instead asked him to apply for regular bail.

Air chief flies MiG 21 with Wing Cdr. Abhinandan in Pathankot: Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the IAF pilot who became the face of a bravery and courage during the military confrontation between India and Pakistan in February, on Monday flew a MiG 21 fighter jet..

Man with knife detained while trying to enter Parliament: An unidentified person who was trying to enter the Parliament House premises allegedly with a knife, was detained by the security personnel on Monday.

Amid conversion row, Sikh community stages protest outside Pak High Commission in Delhi: In the wake of forced conversion of two Sikh girls in Pakistan, members of the Sikh community on Monday staged protest outside the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.

PM Modi to inaugurate new Gujarat Bhavan in Delhi today: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a new Gujarat Bhavan building in Delhi on Monday (Sep. 2).

Indo-Japan strategic relations discussed at Annual Defence Ministerial Dialogue: Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh arrived in Tokyo for a bilateral visit on Monday.

India hosts COP14 to Combat Desertification from today: In order to fight the menace of desertification, India, for the first time, is hosting the UN Convention to Combat Desertification or UNCCD from September 2 in Greater Noida.

Bangladesh asks telecom operators to stop mobile service for Rohingyas: Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has directed mobile phone operators to halt sale of SIM cards to Rohingyas and ensure that mobile phone use by them is stopped.

Nepal’s Attorney General & Indian envoy jointly inaugurate school building in Jhapa Dist.: Nepal’s Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel and Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri jointly inaugurated a school building in Jhapa District on Monday.

Bangladesh TV starts telecast in India: The state-owned TV channel Bangladesh Television (BTV) started telecast for viewers in India on DD free dish on Monday.

Sri Lankan Parliament, UNICEF celebrate 30 years of convention on child rights: Sri Lankan Parliament together with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is hosting parliamentarians from across South Asia to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the convention of the rights of the child.

Hurricane Dorian makes landfall in Bahamas as Category 5 storm: Hurricane Dorian strengthened into a catastrophic Category 5 storm Sunday, packing 160 mph (267 kph) winds as it was about to slam into the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, US weather forecasters said.

Hong Kong protesters target trains, urge general strike: Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters threw morning rush hour train travel into chaos on Monday, kicking off another day of potential turmoil after a weekend featuring some of the worst violence in three months of anti-government protests.

Indian Charge d’ Affaires meets Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan: India proceeded for consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav on Monday.

SBI to launch RuPay credit card: State Bank of India (SBI) Card will soon launch RuPay credit cards, a development which will give a boost to the homegrown payment network in the fast growing segment.

Bangladesh signs agreement with India’s Reliance Power for gas-based power Plant: The government of Bangladesh on Sunday signed an agreement with Reliance Power of India to set up 750 MW gas-based power plant in Meghnahat near Dhaka.

Apurvi-Deepak shoot mixed team air rifle gold at ISSF World Cup: World number one in women’s 10M Air Rifle, Apurvi Chandela, partnered Deepak Kumar to win India their fourth gold medal on the concluding day of the ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro on Monday.

US Open: Indian challenge ends with Bopanna’s ouster: India’s campaign at the US Open came to an end after Rohan Bopanna suffered twin defeats in both the men’s and mixed doubles events.

Vihari, Rahane take India closer to series sweep against Windies: Hanuma Vihari and Ajinkya Rahane took India closer to a series sweep with an unbeaten 111-run stand, helping the visitors set an improbable 468-run target for the West Indies on day three of the second Test in Jamaica on Sunday.

Djokovic retires from US Open after shoulder injury problem recurs: Stan Wawrinka, the 2016 US Open champion, has advanced to the quarter-finals in Flushing Meadows after Novak Djokovic retired due to injury.

Jinson Johnson qualifies for World Ch’ships; bags silver medal in 1500m men’s race: Asian Games gold medallist Jinson Johnson bettered his own 1500m national record while clinching a silver in the ISTAF Berlin event on Sunday.

Chandrayaan-2 successfully separates lander after final lunar orbit manoeuvre: The separation of lander ‘Vikram’ from Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter, which was scheduled on September 2, 2019, between 1245 hrs and 1345 hrs (IST) was carried out successfully.

Sedentary lifestyle linked to doubled mortality risk: Study: Sedentary lifestyle for 20 years is associated with a two times risk of premature death as compared to those who lead a healthy life, according to a new study.

Microbes likely to play role in triggering heart attack: Study: According to a recent study presented at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology, certain microorganisms in the body may contribute to a heart attack.

Berlin zoo delights in rare birth of panda twins: The Berlin zoo said on Monday that its resident panda Meng Meng had delivered twins, as it voiced delight at the first such births in the country.

Ganesh Chaturthi being celebrated across India today: Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is being celebrated in the country.

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