Current Affairs – September 1, 2020 [Top Headlines]

Here are top Current Affairs of September 1, 2020

INDIA

  • Aveek Sarkar of ABP (Ananda Bazar Group) group elected new Press Trust of India chairman
  • Former President (2012-2017) Pranab Mukherjee dies at 84; awarded Bharat Ratna in 2019
  • India’s first female cardiologist, Dr S. I. Padmavati, dies at 103; won Padma Bhushan (1967) and Padma Vibhushan (1992)
  • K. S. Bajpai, former Indian Ambassador to the United States and Pakistan, dies at 92
  • A. R. Lakshmanan, former Supreme Court judge and ex-Chairman of Law Commission, dies at 78
  • SC bench punishes lawyer Prashant Bhushan with a ₹1 fine for committing criminal contempt
  • N. Bhanu Prakash Jonnalagadda wins gold medal at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • GDP growth at –23.9% in April-June Quarter (Q1); first contraction in more than 40 years
  • Output of eight core infrastructure sectors drops by 9.6% in July
  • Adani Group acquires 74% stake in Mumbai International Airport Ltd. (MIAL) from GVK group (50.5%), Airport Company of South Africa (10%) and Bidvest (13.5%)
  • Suspension of scheduled international passenger flights extended till September 30: DGCA
  • CSIR-CMERI develops World’s Largest Solar Tree in Durgapur (West Bengal); annual generation capacity is 12,000-14,000 units

WORLD

  • Indian-origin Pritam Singh takes charge as first Leader of the Opposition in Singapore
  • First commercial direct flight between Israel and the UAE takes off from Tel Aviv, lands in Abu Dhabi
  • Qatar raises minimum wage by 25%, lifts restrictions on changing jobs
  • International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances observed on August 30

SPORTS

  • Western & Southern Open tennis tournament in US: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (men’s), Victoria Azarenka of Belarus (women’s) win singles title
  • Arsenal beat Liverpool to lift the FA Community Shield football title at Wembley Stadium in London

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