Current Affairs – August 31, 2020 [Top Headlines]

Here are top Current Affairs of August 31, 2020

INDIA

  • September will be observed as “Nutrition Month”: PM Modi says in “Mann ki Baat” radio programme
  • Delimitation Commission headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Ranjana Desai (retd) to visit 4 northeastern States (Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh), J&K UT after preparing framework to redraw constituencies
  • Indian jails remained overcrowded and under-staffed in 2019: NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) data
  • IIT Bombay students launch AIR Scanner mobile app – a free Indian alternative to Chinese document-scanning apps

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • CBDT directs banks to refund charges taken since Jan 1 on UPI, RuPay payments; refrain from continuing to impose such charges

WORLD

  • 17th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers’ Consultations held; co-chaired by Piyush Goyal (Minister of Commerce and Industry & Railways) and his Vietnamese counterpart
  • India withdraws its participation in Kavkaz 2020 multinational defence exercise in Russia in September

SPORTS

  • Online Chess Olympiad: India-Russia declared joint winners
  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One Belgian Grand Prix
  • Veteran Athletics coach Purshottam Rai dies at 79; won 2020 Dronacharya Award

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