Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: September 2, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for September 2, 2021

INDIA

– Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani launches Poshan 2.0, urges districts to set up Poshan Vatikas (nutrition gardens)
– Parasaram Pattabhi Kesava Ramacharyulu takes charge as new Secretary General of Rajya Sabha
– Indian Naval Aviation to get President’s Colour on Sept. 6 at INS Hansa, Goa
– Union Ministers launch Yoga Break (Y-Break) mobile application as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations
– Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Ministry of External Affairs in collaboration with FICCI organising BRICS Film Technologies Symposium on 1-2 September in Virtual Format
– Centre has decided to concede demand for statehood to Puducherry: Chief Minister N. Rangasamy
– CM Amarinder Singh launches ‘Innovation Mission Punjab’ (IMPunjab) to boost start-up sector

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Indian Navy seals contract with defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for the supply of the first indigenously developed Naval Anti Drone System (NADS)
– Govt appoints J B Mohapatra as Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes
– Papad, irrespective of shape, is exempt from GST, CBIC clarifies
– PM releases a special commemorative coin on the occasion of 125th Birth Anniversary of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Ji

RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARDS

– 5 winners of Ramon Magsaysay Awards announced in the Philippines by Ramon Magsaysay Foundation
– Dr. Firdausi Qadri from Bangladesh is a vaccine scientist
– Muhammad Amjad Saqib is microfinance pioneer from Pakistan
– Roberto Ballon is Filipino fisher and community environmentalist
– Steven Muncy of US is known for humanitarian work and refugee assistance
– Watchdoc is Indonesian torch bearer for investigative journalism

WORLD

– Indian Army participating in Exercise ZAPAD 2021, a multination exercise at Nizhniy, Russia from 3 to 16 September

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