Top Current Affairs – September 8, 2020 (Evening Digest)

Published: September 8, 2020

GKToday presents daily digest of Top Current Affairs covering major news updates of the day. Here are the evening updates for Current Affairs of 8 September 2020:

eSanjeevani services crosses 300,000 tele-consultations

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s eSanjeevani telemedicine service has crossed 300,000 tele-consultations today. Of these, 100,000 were undertaken over the last 20 days. The platform supports two types of telemedicine services – doctor-to-doctor (eSanjeevani) and patient-to-doctor (eSanjeevani OPD).

Telangana scraps VPO posts

The posts of Village Revenue Officers have been scrapped by the state government as a part of major revenue reforms. VROs are officials who are hold all major land records at the ground level. Registrations of properties and other documents have been halted until further orders.

India, ADB ink $500 million loan for Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Corridor

The first tranche of a total $1 billion will finance the construction of the first three priority rail corridor planned under the NCR Regional Plan 2021. The overall project is expected to reduce journey time between Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan to Meerut’s Modipuram in Uttar Pradesh.

CIPET to set up two skilling centres

Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers is to soon establish two new Centres of Skilling and Technical Support at Bhagalpur in Bihar and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. This is expected to boost employment in petrochemicals and allied industries.

International Literacy Day observed on 8th September

This year’s theme is “Literacy, teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond”. UNESCO declared this day on 26th October 1966. It was celebrated first time in 1967 to highlight the importance of literacy.

Kerala emerges as the most literate state again

According to the report on ‘Household Social Consumption: Education in India as part of 75th round of National Sample Survey – from July 2017 to June 2018’, Kerala has 96.2% literacy. This is followed by Delhi, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Assam. The worst performers include Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

Indian Army, ITBP initiates joint exercise along China border in Himachal Pradesh

A day after India thwarted Chinese troops’ attempts to intrude into the Indian territory along Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh, the Indian Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police started joint exercise along the China border in Himachal Pradesh. The joint exercise is undertaken near Hurling and Gayu villages in the Kaurik sector.

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