Current Affairs:

  • Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry have launched a toll-free mental health rehabilitation helpline “KIRAN”The helpline – 1800-500-0019 will provide relief and support to persons with mental illness.The helpline will resolve mental health issues that are related to the following namely, anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), depression, Panic Attack(s) Adjustment Disorders, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and the psychological issues & mental health emergencies induced by the pandemic.It will offer mental health rehabilitation services. It functions as a lifeline to provide 1st stage advice, counselling. It is available 24*7 with the Technical Coordination of BSNL.
  • Government of Australia has appointed former cricketer, Matthew Hayden and Indian-origin politician Lisa Singh as trade envoys for advancing business ties with India.Three new appointments to the board of the Australia-India Council were announced recently, Ashok Jacob has been reappointed as chair, and will be joined by three new board members.”Hayden is a former international cricketer, who played 103 Tests and 161 One Day Internationals for Australia. He has scored 40 international centuries. He was made Member of the Order of Australia in 2010 for his sporting excellence.
  • The Education Ministers Meeting will take place as part of the Sherpa Track for the G20 Leaders Summit 2020, which is to be hosted by Saudi Arabia at the end of 2020.The Saudi Arabian Presidency has selected the following theme for the G20’s 2020 activities: Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century For All.The meet was chaired by Saudi Arabia’s Education Minister Dr Hamad Al-Asheikh where India was represented by Union Minister of Education,  Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, in the virtual mode.
  • International Literacy Day is observed globally on 8th September every year.The day spread awareness about the importance of literacy for individuals, communities, and societies and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies.International Literacy Day 2020 focuses on “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond,”
  • Oscar-winning Czech film director, Jiri Menzel passed away. He was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia on 23 February 1938.His 1st feature film, ‘Closely Watched Trains’ won an Academy Award (Oscars) for Best Foreign Language film in 1968.Menzel won the Czech Lion for lifetime artistic contribution and was honoured by the Karlovy Vary festival.

History on the Date:

(1970) Black September hijackings begin, three airliners hijacked and blown up by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

(1973) Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)

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