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Current Affairs Of 6&7 September 2020 by gkrecall

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

FAO’s 35th Asia-Pacific regional Conference (APRC) meeting held virtually; Parshottam Rupala represented India

The Thirty-fifth Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC 35) hosted by Bhutan at Thimphu which was held from 1-4 September 2020 through Zoom video conferencing platform amid COVID-19 pandemic and associated public health concerns. 
About Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):
Director-General (DG)– QU Dongyu
Headquarters– Rome, Italy

EAM Jaishankar participated in Virtual Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/ International Relations

Russia, the current chair of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) chaired the stand alone meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/ International Relations over a virtual platform through video conferencing.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

IIT Roorkee Signs MoU with NIUA for Collaboration in BASIIC Programme

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R) and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) to collaborate in the areas like universal design principles and inclusive development of the Building Accessible Safe Inclusive Indian Cities (BASIIC) programme of NIUA.

60th Annual Convention of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers 2020 held Virtually; Kenichi Ayukawa Appointed as President

SIAM appointed Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd as its new President. He succeeds Rajan Wadhera, Senior Advisor, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. 

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

WhatsApp Partnered with CyberPeace Foundation for Cyber Safety Among Students

In order to create awareness on cyber safety among students, WhatsApp Inc.(WhatsApp) andCyberPeace Foundation have entered into a partnership

About WhatsApp Inc.
WhatsApp joined Facebook in 2014
HeadQuarters– California, United States of America
Founder–  Jan Koum and Brian Acton
CEO– Will Cathart 

KfW IPEX-Bank Financed €10-million Loan to Srei Equipment Finance to facilitate German Exports to India

To facilitate German exports to India, KfW IPEX-Bank has financed € (Euro)10-million (about Rs 87 crore) loan to Srei Equipment Finance Limited (SEFL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Srei InfrastructureFinance Limited (Srei). The financing is backed by cover from Euler Hermes.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

SpaceX Launched 60 Starlink Satellites to Provide Faster Internet

Falcon 9 of SpaceX, a two stage rocket launched the 12th batch of starlink mission with 60 starlink satellites into orbit. Falcon 9 was launched from the Kennedy Space Center of National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA), Florida. 

About SpaceX:
Founder & CEO– Elon Musk
President & COO– Gwynne Shotwell
Founded– 2002
Headquarters– Hawthorne, California, United States of America

China Launched Reusable Experimental Spacecraft on a Long March-2F Carrier Rocket

China launched a reusable experimental spacecraft on a Long March-2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwestern Chinese region Inner Mongolia.

IMPORTANT DAYS

National Teachers Day 2020 – 5th September

In the first ever virtual award ceremony, Ram Nath Kovind, President of India awarded the National Award to Teachers 2020, the highest teachers award in India, to the 47 teachers who were shortlisted by the Ministry of Education.

International Day of Charity 2020:  September 5 

STATE NEWS

Karnataka Cabinet Cleared Rs 600 cr watershed project with WB Assistance; Pre-Primary Courses initiated in public schools

In order to increase the groundwater table in parched land of 20 taluks, the state cabinet of Karnataka approved Rs 600 cr project titled Rejuvenating Watersheds for Agriculture Resilience through Innovative Development (REWARD) with World Bank (WB) assistance. 

Andhra Pradesh Govt Signed 8 MoUs with Food Processing companies & Netherlands 

the state government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) inked 8 pacts with 8 major domestic and global companies including Netherlands to boost the food processing sector of various agricultural products, including bananas, tomatoes, mangoes, sugar, chillies, vegetables, and aqua products in the state.

Assam Relaunched SVAYEM Scheme Worth Rs.1000 Crore to Provide Self Employment to Youths of the State

The Government of Assam relaunched its old scheme Swami Vivekananda Assam Youth Empowerment (SVAYEM) worth Rs.1000 crore. The scheme is aimed to provide self-employment opportunities to more than 2 lakh youths of the state.

J&K Lt Governor launches ‘SPARROW’ – A Online Performance Appraisal System for JKAS officers

Jammu & Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched the online portal, Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window (SPARROW) for Jammu & Kashmir Administrative Service Officers (JKAS).