2 September Current Affairs – Daily News

2 September Current Affairs – Daily News

National News

1. Electors Verification Programme

  • The Election Commission has launched a ‘Electors Verification Programme’ across india.
  • The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India.
  • The Chief Election Commissioner heads the Election Commission of India, a body constitutionally empowered to conduct free and fair elections to the national and state legislatures and of President and Vice-President.
  • Sunil Arora is the Chief Election Commissioner of India.

2. Rashtriya Poshan Maah

  • September 2019 will be celebrated as the Rashtriya Poshan Maah.
  • Theme: ‘Complementary Feeding’.

3. India’s First Garbage Cafe

  • India’s first garbage cafe will be opened in Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh.
  • Poor people and rag pickers will get free food in exchange for one kilogram of plastic.
  • Chhattisgarh: CM: Bhupesh Baghel || Governor of Chhattisgarh: Anusuiya Uikey.

4. Foundation day of NCERT

  • Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has inaugurated the 59th Foundation Day of NCERT in New Delhi.
  • The National Council of Educational Research and Training is an autonomous organisation of the Government of India which was established on 1 September 1961 as a literary, scientific and charitable Society under the Societies’ Registration Act. Its headquarters are located at Sri Aurbindo Marg in New Delhi.
  • Director: Dr.Hrushikesh Senapaty || Headquarters: New Delhi || President: Ramesh Pokhriyal || Founder: Government of India || Founded: 1961

International News

1. COP-14 of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

  • India will be hosting 14th session of Conference of Parties of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification for the first time.
  • The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification.
  • Particularly in Africa (UNCCD) is a Convention to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.
  • COP 14: New Delhi (India), 2 to 13 September 2019.

2. Postal stamp on Mahatma Gandhi by Dominican Republic

  • Dominican Republic has released a postal stamp to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Capital: Santo Domingo || Currency: Dominican peso

3. World Safe Cities Index 2019

  • 1. Tokyo
  • 2. Singapore City
  • 3. Osaka
  • World Safe Cities Index 2019 is published by Economist Intelligence Unit which ranks 60 countries worldwide across five continents.
  • Mumbai has been ranked at 45th position.
  • Delhi has been ranked at 52nd position.

Business News

1. Biometric Seafarer Identity Document

  • India has become first country in the world to issue Biometric Seafarer Identity Document.
  • Biometric Seafarer Identity Document-BSID captures the facial biometric data of seafarers.

2. IRDAI’s Regulatory Sandbox Initiative

  • IRDAI has set up a single point contact for its regulatory sandbox (RS) initiative.
  • In Regulatory Sandbox, financial technology firms can seek permission to experiment with innovative approaches for the growth of Insurance Sector.
  • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India is an autonomous, statutory body tasked with regulating and promoting the insurance and re-insurance industries in India.
  • Website: irdai.gov.in || Founded: 1999 || Sector: Insurance || Headquarters: Hyderabad || Type: Statutory corporation || Chairperson: Subhash Chandra Khuntia

3. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology with Google

  • Google and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology have inked a Statement of Intent to induct ‘Build for Digital India’ programme.
  • A Platform for engineering students to develop market-ready, technology-based solutions that address various social problems.
  • Minister of Electronics and Information Technology: Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Sports News

1. Cecil Wright retires at 85

  • West Indies fast bowler Cecil Wright has announced his retirement at an age of 85 years.
  • The West Indies cricket team is a multi-national men’s cricket team representing the Anglophone Caribbean region and administered by Cricket West Indies.
  • Coach: Floyd Reifer || Location: West Indies || Test: 8th || Captains: Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite

2. Ajantha Mendis retires

  • Sri Lanka spinner Ajantha Mendis has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
  • The Sri Lanka national men’s cricket team, nicknamed The Lions, represents Sri Lanka in international cricket.
  • Captain: Dimuth Karunaratne || Coach: Chandika Hathurusingha