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Current Affairs Of 4 September 2020 by gkrecall

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India ranks 48th in the 13th Edition of Global Innovation Index 2020 released by WIPO

For the First time, India joined the group of Top 50 Countries in the 13th Edition of Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020, as it took the 48th rank with a score of 35.59 in the Annual report jointly released by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Cornell University and INSEAD Business School. 
The Theme of the 13th edition of the GII 2020 is “Who Will Finance Innovation?”.

IISc Bengaluru tops among 63 Indian Institutes: THE World University Ranking 2021

University of Oxford of UK was spotted tops in the list.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Ministry of Electronics and Information & Technology Bans 118 Chinese Mobile Apps 

 the Ministry of Electronics and Information & Technology banned 118 Chinese Mobile Applications. The mobile applications have been banned as they were found to be harmful to the Sovereignty, Integrity, Defence of India and Public Order. The Government has banned them amidst the border tensions with China.

The list of 118 apps includes popular mobile gaming app PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), and also apps from Baidu, Tencent and Xiomi. 

Sikkim Celebrated Pang Lhabsol: A Festival of Cultural Heritage and Historical Importance

Pang Lhabsol, a festival of cultural heritage and historical importance is one of the most historically and culturally significant festivals celebrated annually by Sikkim people. This festival is celebrated only in this state. 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Eklavya Model Residential School Teacher selected for National Award to Teachers 2020: Ministry of Education

For the first Time, Sudha Painuli, a vice-principal of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS), established under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has been selected for National Award to Teachers (NAT) 2020. 

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Aveek Sarkar Elected as the New Chairman of PTI; succeeds Vijay Kumar Chopra

The Board of Directors of Press Trust of India(PTI) announced that Aveek Sarkar (75 years), Editor Emeritus and Vice Chairman of Ananda Bazar Group of Publication was elected as the new Chairman of PTI, he will succeed Vijay Kumar Chopra.

RBI Approved the Appointment of Murali Ramakrishnan as MD & CEO of South Indian Bank

The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) approved the appointment of Murali Ramakrishnan as the New Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The South Indian Bank, Kerala for a period of 3 years.
About South Indian Bank:
Headquarters– Thrissur, Kerala
Tagline– Experience Next Generation Banking

S Krishnan Appointed as MD & CEO of Punjab & Sind Bank; Replaces S Harishankar

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointment of S Krishnanas the Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Punjab & Sind Bank. He will replace S Harishankar

Mustapha Adib Appointed as the New Prime Minister of Lebanon

the Presidency of Lebanon appointed the Lebanon ambassador to Germany Mustapha Adib as the New Prime Minister.
About Lebanon:
President– Michel Aoun
Prime Minister- Mustapha Adib
Capital– Beirut
Currency– Lebanese pound

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

Adani Group to Acquire 74% Stake in Mumbai International Airport Limited

Adani Airport Holdings Limited(AAHL), holding company of Adani Group for its airports business has entered into an agreement to acquire 74% in Mumbai International Airport Limited(MIAL) or Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Researchers from Kerala and West Bengal have identified ‘Systomus Gracilus’, a New Species of Freshwater Fish from Ganga

The researchers from Kerala and West Bengal have identified Systomus gracilus,a new cyprinid(family of freshwater fish) fish from Ganges River at Naihati of West Bengal

OBITUARY

Former England Cricketer David Capel passed away at 57

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Pope Francis’s New Book “Let Us Dream” to Release in December 2020


STATE NEWS

ShriVallabh Pittie International Group Signed MoU with Rajasthan Govt to invest Rs 4,000 crore in Aviation, Defence & Textile Sectors

Through this MoU, SVP will invest Rs 4000 crore for the projects, which will create employment opportunities for about 4000 people.

AP Government signs MoU with CSIR-IICT to set up Bulk Drug Pharma Park

the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd (APIIC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) to set up a Bulk Drug Park (BDP) in the state. 

SIDBI, Maharashtra Govt Inked Pact to Develop MSME Ecosystem

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Maharashtra to develop the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) ecosystem in the state. 

About Maharashtra:
Capital– Mumbai
Governor– Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Chief Minister– Uddhav Bal Thackeray