Today Top Current Affairs 8 September 2020
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Top 10 Current Affairs of 8 September 2020
Thaawarchand Gehlot begins 24×7 toll-free Mental Health Rehabilitation Helpline KIRAN
- The Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot has begun the 24×7 Toll-Free Mental Health Rehabilitation Helpline “KIRAN” (1800-500-0019). the main objective of it is to offer relief and will provide its support to individuals with Mental Illness. nowadays, Mental Illness incidence is being increased. Gehlot published a poster, brochure, and resource book on the Helpline.
Punjab will distribute 50000 free COVID care kits
- The Punjab state govt will distribute 50,000 free health kits to COVID-19 patients who are getting treatment in hospitals and who have been home isolation. it will ensure better care for them said Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on 7th September 2020.
- A COVID-19 care kit is worth 1700 Rupees and it includes an oximeter, a digital thermometer and faces masks.
JK LG starts SPARROW system
- Manoj Sinha, who is serving as Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir UT, has introduced an online portal named SPARROW. the SPARROW portal will be for Jammu & Kashmir Administrative Service Officers (JKAS). SPARROW stands for Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window.
About SPARROW system –
- The SPARROW system is going to take advantages to almost 1289 officers. it will bring more transparency and prevent loss of Appraisal Reports (APR) during the transition. along with it, it will ensure better monitoring and timely completion of performance appraisals of JKAS officers.
Chandrayaan- 3 to launch in 2021
- On 6th September 2020, The Space Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has shared information that India’s mission to Moon Chandrayaan-3 is going to be launched in the next year 2021. he also mentioned that Chandrayaan-3 will not have an orbiter like Chandrayaan-2. it includes a rover and a lander.
- In September 2019, ISRO planned for another mission to the moon because Chandrayaan-2 faced hard landing on Moon. on the other hand, COVID-19 pandemic and Nation lockdown hit various of ISRO’s projects and missions.
Vinkesh Gulati as President of FADA
- The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) has made an announcement to appoint Vinkesh Gulati as its President. he will be 35th President of FADA and he is going to take place of Ashish Harsharaj Kale. Vinkesh Gulati will serve as FADA’s President for the year 2020-22.
Need to Know about Vinkesh Gulati –
- Gulati is serving as Director of United Automobiles, based out of Allahabad and Faridabad. along with it, he is also working as dealers for brands like Mahindra & Mahindra and Bajaj Auto.
DRDO tests fire Hypersonic Technology Demonstration Vehicle
- On 7th September 2020, India has successfully test-fired the Hypersonic Technology Demonstration Vehicle. this test was conducted at 11 AM from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Launch Complex at Wheeler Island, off the coast of Odisha.
- The Hypersonic Technology Demonstration Vehicle (HSTDV) is fully indigenously made by DRDO and HSTDV has enabled the successful demonstration of the Hypersonic air-breathing scramjet technology. this test plays an important role in terms of technological.
Infosys obtains product design firm Kaleidoscope Innovation
- Infosys makes an announcement that they are going to buy a product design and development firm, Kaleidoscope Innovation for $42 million. Kaleidoscope is a US-based firm. The Kaleidoscope Innovation is working to provide designs and development across medical, consumer and industrial markets for making smart products.
- Along with it, Kaleidoscope also make designs for microsurgical instruments that are useable during invasive surgery, drug delivery devices for ophthalmic therapies and user-centric wearables.
Oscar-winner Czech Director Jiri Menzel died
- 82 years old Czech film director, Jiri Menzel has taken his last breath. on 23rd February 1938, he was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. in the year, he earned an Academy Award (Oscars) for Best Foreign Language film “Closely Watched Trains“.
International Literacy Day 2020
- The day of 8th September is observed as International Literacy Day across the globe annually. the main objective of this day is to mark the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.
- UNESCO announced to celebrate this day on 26th October 1966 during 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference. later, in 1967, this day was celebrated by people. Theme 2020 is
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