Current Affairs – September 3, 2020 [Top Headlines]

Here are top Current Affairs of September 3, 2020

INDIA

  • Union Cabinet approves ‘Mission Karmayogi’ – National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB) – aimed at capacity building of central government employees
  • Govt bans 118 Chinese apps, including PUBG, over security concerns
  • Bureaucrat Kshatrapati Shivaji appointed as the chief statistician of India
  • Union Cabinet approves J&K Official Languages Bill; J&K will have Urdu, Kashmiri, Dogri, Hindi and English as official languages

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Govt caps benefits under MEIS (Merchandise Export from India Scheme) to Rs 2 crore per exporter till December
  • Cabinet approves pact between India, Finland for cooperation in geology
  • Cabinet approves MoU between India and Japan for cooperation in the field of good quality textiles

WORLD

  • Switzerland first, India 48th on Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020 compiled by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), Cornell University and INSEAD Business School
  • UK’s University of Oxford tops World University Rankings 2021 of Times Higher Education (THE); none from India in top-300
  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar holds talks with his Nigerian counterpart Geoffrey Onyeama
  • Tunisia: Parliament approves Hichem Mechichi as new prime minister
  • Australian government appoints former cricketer Matthew Hayden as Member of Australia-India Council for advancing business ties with India
  • World Coconut Day celebrated on September 2; theme: ‘Invest in Coconut to save the world’

SPORTS

  • David Capel, former England allrounder who played 15 Tests and 23 ODIs in 1987-1990, dies at 57

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