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Latest Current Affairs 01st September 2020

India asks China to ‘discipline and control’ its frontline troops:Chinese border troops have yet again engaged in provocative action along the LAC in Ladakh. The latest instance is of 31st August, even as ground commanders of both the sides were in discussions to de-escalate the situation. “The Chinese troops again engaged in provocative action. Due to the timely defensive action, the Indian side was able to prevent these attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo,” said External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava in a statement.

Jammu & Kashmir: Multiple hideouts busted by Army along LoC:On 30 Aug 2020, alert troops detected movement of suspicious persons along the Line of Control in Rampur Sector, Baramulla district. The movement was from a village close to the Line of Control and the suspects crossed into Indian territory. Due to terrain of thick foliage and weather condition an alert of likely infiltration attempt was sounded. The Surveillance Grid was beefed up all across the area and along the likely infiltration routes; ambushes were sited to thwart any attempt of infiltration. Surveillance continued throughout the night. Subsequently, next morning at around 0500h a search of the area was carried out. After extensive search of seven hours, a huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from well concealed locations in two hideouts in Rampur Sector. The cache of arms recovered comprises of Five AK Series Rifles (along with six magazines & two sealed boxes with 1254 rounds of AK ammunition), Six pistols (with nine magazines & six rounds), Twenty-one grenades, two UBGL grenades and two Kenwood Radio sets with one antenna.

Union Minister Piyush Goyal reviews the progress of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation India Limited (DFCCIL):Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, reviewed the progress of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation India Limited (DFCCIL), which was attended by all the top officials of Railways Board, DFCCIL including CRB and MD/DFCCIL, and the contractual agencies.

Rajeev Kumar takes over as new Election Commissioner:Rajeev Kumar on Tuesday assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India. He joins the Election Commission of India with Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra.

The Union Cabinet condoled the sad demise of Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India.:The Union Cabinet condoled the sad demise of Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India. Cabinet also observed silence for two minutes in the memory of Pranab Mukherjee.

COVID-19 recovery rate further improves to 76.94 pct in country:The COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved and now it has reached 76.94 per cent. In the last 24 hours, 65 thousand and 81 COVID patients have recovered and were discharged from the hospitals.

IMD predicts heavy rainfall in parts of north, northeast, south India for next three days:The India Meteorological Department has said India received 27 per cent more rainfall than normal in August, the fourth highest amount in the last 120 years and highest in 44 years.

Weather forecast for Tuesday:The National Capital Delhi may experience generally cloudy sky with light rain or drizzle. The minimum temperature was recorded at 26 degrees Celsius and maximum is expected to be around 43 degrees.

Postal dept to transport, promote local products across country: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad:Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said India Post has provided cash to the tune of 629 crore rupees at the door steps, of which Rs 447 crore were provided to 32 lakh people through Aadhaar enabled payments system during the lockdown.

India to receive development assistance loan from Japan to fight COVID-19:Japan has committed an official Development Assistance loan of 3 thousand 500 crore rupees for the COVID-19 Crisis Emergency Response Support.

JEE main exam for admission to top engineering colleges in country begins:Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Main) for admission to top engineering colleges in the country will commence on Tuesday with unprecedented preparations.

Unlock-4 guidelines in COVID non-containment zones come into force:The guidelines issued by the government for Unlock 4 will come into force on Tuesday. It will remain in force till September 30.

Monsoon Session of Parliament from September 14 to October 1:Monsoon Session of Parliament will begin from 14th of this month and continue till October 1. A notification issued by Lok Sabha Secretariat said that President Ram Nath Kovind has called the Lower House of Parliament to meet on Monday, 14th September at 9 AM.Facebook announces measures to stop its misuse during Myanmar Elections:Facebook has announced a series of measures intended to stop its misuse during the forthcoming general elections in Myanmar. Announcing the measures on Monday, Facebook committed itself to ensure the integrity of Myanmar’s election on its platform. It also announced the formation of a team with members from civil society dedicated to Myanmar.

US eager to help India become world power says top diplomat:The US is eager to help India become a world power which contributes to net security, a top American diplomat has said, indicating the President Donald Trump-led administration’s willingness to support New Delhi with ‘best-in-class’ defence capabilities.

First ever direct flight between Israel and UAE lands in Abu Dhabi:The first commercial direct flight between Israel and the UAE landed in Abu Dhabi on Monday after the two countries announced normalisation of relations.

World leaders express grief on demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee:World leaders have expressed grief over the demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee.

Important for India and China to reach an understanding: EAM S. Jaishankar:“If you have two countries, two societies of billion people, with the history and culture that they have, it’s very important that they reach some kind of an understanding or equilibrium between them. This Modus Vivendi between India and China, this is extremely consequential for both countries and the rest of the world”

Coal India to invest over 1.22 Lakh Crores on 500 Projects by 2023-24: Pralhad Joshi:With an aim to achieve 1 billion tonnes (BT) coal production by the year 2023-24 and make the nation Aatmanirbhar in Coal, National Miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) will invest over Rs. 1.22 lakh crores on about 500 projects related to coal evacuation, infrastructure, project development, exploration and clean coal technologies, said Union Minister of Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi today while addressing a Stakeholders meet organized by CIL through video conferencing.

India endorses trustworthy and reliable supply chain in Indo-Pacific region  :“India wholeheartedly endorses the broad concept of working towards ensuring a trustworthy, dependable, and reliable supply chain in the Indo-Pacific region. The diversification of the supply chain is critical for managing the risks associated with the supply of inputs including disciplining price volatility. We could provide the core pathway for linking value chains in the region by creating a network of reliable long term supplies and appropriate capacities.” -Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry.

Sensex surges nearly 400 points in early trade, Nifty tops 11,500:The BSE benchmark Sensex jumped nearly 400 points in early trade on Tuesday tracking gains in index majors Kotak Bank, the HDFC twins and ICICI Bank amid mixed cues from global markets.

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju calls upon celebrities, corporates, athletes to revolutionise Fit India Movement:The Fit India annual Advisory committee meeting was chaired by the Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday in the presence of Secretary, Ministry of Sports, Ravi Mital, Secretary, Youth Affairs Usha Sharma, Indian Olympic Association President Dr Narinder Batra, various celebrity fitness enthusiasts including Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Kajal Aggarwal and other stakeholders working in tandem for the promotion of the Fit India mission.

Indian Astronomers discover one of the farthest Star galaxies in the universe:As a landmark achievement in Space missions, Indian Astronomers have discovered one of the farthest Star galaxies in the universe.

CSIR-CMERI develops world’s largest solar tree:In a bid to promote the usage of Solar energy, CSIR’s Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute have developed world’s largest ‘solar tree’ which is installed at its residential complex in Durgapur in West Bengal.

ITBP mountaineers of Sector Head Quarter Shimla climbs 22222 ft high Leo Pargil peak located at IB:TBP mountaineers of Sector Head Quarter Shimla climbed 22222 ft high Leo Pargil peak located at International Border; During Corona pandemic it is the only successful mountaineering expedition in Northern India.

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