Current Affairs – September 3, 2020 [Evening Headlines]

Here are the Current Affairs Evening Headlines of September 3, 2020 by GKToday:

 Sonamura-Daukandi inland waterways route to operationalised soon

The route is to connect Tripura to the National Waterways of India through Bangladesh for the first time. A trial run is to initiate from Daukandi and would conclude at Sonamura on September 5.

104 security personnel under MHA died in “accidents” in 2019

According to NCRB data, 2 security personnel under the command of the Ministry of Home Affairs have lost their lives in “accidents” every week on an average last year, leading to a total of 104 such deaths in 2019.

UP to create Udayog Bandhu-like body to assist farmers

The state government is to set up a dedicated body similar to Udayog Bandhu to assist enterprising farmer producer organisations in investing in projects for post-infrastructure management and community farmer assets using Agriculture Infrastructure Fund announced by the Centre.

Rajasthan forms committees to improve efficiency of government schemes

The four state-level committees are to find ways to make various government schemes, including those related to agriculture and rural development, to be more effective. This is according to the 2020-21 budget announcement of ensuring rationalisation of various schemes executed within the state.

South India to receive extreme rainfall by 2100

A study by IIT Kharagpur predicted a possible change in India’s monsoon, with Southern part of the country registering the maximum increase in extreme rainfall compared to states in central and north India.

Carbon emissions from Arctic Circle wildfires spike in 2020

EU’s Earth Observation Programme stated that this year’s Arctic Circle wildfires, which continue to be ablaze, have already surpassed the last year’s record. According to estimates, the carbon emissions from these forest fires are already more than a third the total for 2019.

US cuts remaining dues for WHO after pullout

The Trump Administration has decided to not pay more than $60 million in dues it owes to the WHO. This money is instead diverted for other UN contributions. This comes days after the government announced its intention to not participate in WHO-run project to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine.

 

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