Current Affairs – September 10, 2020 [Today’s News Headlines]

Published: September 10, 2020

Here are top Current Affairs News Headlines of September 10, 2020.

INDIA

  • Inaugural run of South India’s 1st and country’s 2nd Kisan Rail between Anantapur (AP) and New Delhi flagged off
  • On August 7, the first Kisan Rail was flagged off between Devlali in Maharashtra and Danapur in Bihar as a weekly service.
  • Union Education Minister confers ‘CBSE Teachers Award’ to 38 Teachers and Principals of CBSE affiliated schools
  • Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot Inaugurates R&D Building of ALIMCO (Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India), Kanpur
  • SC stays reservation for Marathas in govt jobs & educational institutions in Maharashtra
  • HAL’s Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) completes hot and high-altitude trials
  • Convalescent Plasma therapy didn’t help in reducing Covid-19 deaths: ICMR
  • India’s under-5 child mortality rate declined drastically between 1990 (126) and 2019 (34), says UN in its report ‘The Levels & Trends in Child Mortality’ Report 2020’

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • PM held online ‘Svanidhi Samvaad’ with street vendors from MP
  • Svanidhi Scheme was launched to help the pandemic impacted street vendors restart their livelihood
  • Centre launches AatmaNirbhar Bharat ARISE-ANIC programme for MSMEs, start-ups
  • ANIC: Atal New India Challenges, ARISE: Applied Research and Innovation for medium and Small Enterprises
  • EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation) to credit 8.5% to its subscribers for 2019-20 in two tranches
  • Public Sector Banks’ doorstep banking services launched by FM Nirmala Sitharaman; is part of EASE (enhanced access and service excellence) reforms
  • Best performing PSBs under EASE (enhanced access and service excellence) Banking Reforms Index felicitated; Bank of Baroda, SBI and erstwhile Oriental Bank of Commerce were the ‘Top Performing Banks’
  • RBI in process of constructing digital payment index (DPI) to assess extent of digitisation
  • CDS (Chief of Defence Staff) General Bipin Rawat addresses e-symposium on ‘Catalysing Defence Exports’
  • Route Mobile’s Rs 600-crore IPO fully subscribed on day 1

WORLD

  • First trilateral Indo-Pacific dialogue held; Foreign Secretaries of India, Australia and France participated
  • Bangladesh launches ‘Asol Chini’ (‘real-sugar’) campaign against fake information, rumours on social media
  • PM Modi holds talks with Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud over telephone
  • External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar meets his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow
  • Valdis Dombrovskis named new EU trade commissioner
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tops Forbes’ list of richest 400 Americans with networth of $179 billion
  • International Day to Protect Education from Attack observed by the UN on September 9

SPORTS

  • Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju holds online meeting with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Witold Banka

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