Current Affairs – September 6, 2020 [Top Headlines]

Here are top Current Affairs of September 6, 2020

INDIA

  • In a first, govt introduces ‘on-demand’ Covid testing without prescription
  • For the first time, the Union Health Ministry has allowed on-demand COVID-19 testing without a prescription. The new advisory has been made on the recommendations of the National Task Force on the novel coronavirus.
  • National Teachers’ Award 2020 presented in a virtual ceremony
  • September 5 celebrated as Teachers’ day in India; birth anniversary of former President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
  • MoTA (Ministry of Tribal Affairs) and IIPA (Indian Institute of Public Administration) organize ‘National Tribal Research Conclave’ on Sept 3-4
  • BRAP
  • Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, announced the 4th edition of Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) ranking of states and UTs
  • The rankings are an indicator of the ease of doing business
  • Andhra Pradesh remained the top ranked state followed by UP and Telangana
  • Delhi (12th among both states/UTs) was the best among UTs
  • Parameters for the rankings include areas construction permit, labour regulation, environmental registration, access to information, land availability and single-window system.

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • DGCA orders airlines to resume pre-flight alcohol tests for pilots and cabin crew members; were suspended from March 29
  • 60th annual session of ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association) organised; addressed by Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal

WORLD

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met his Chinese counterpart, Defence Minister and State Councillor General Wei Fenghe on the sidelines of SCO meeting in Moscow
  • Virtual meeting of BRICS Foreign Ministers convened by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov; External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar attended
  • India sending two teams to UN missions for Covid effort to Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan
  • Germany joins Indo-Pacific club aimed at securing trade routes from aggressive China
  • Japanese companies relocating from China to India, Bangladesh to get Japan govt’s subsidy
  • Iran has more than 10 times the amount of enriched uranium permitted under an international agreement (2015): International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • Britain named former Australian PM Tony Abbott as a trade adviser
  • International Day of Charity observed on September 5; is death anniversary of Mother Teresa who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta in 1950 and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979

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