Daily Current Affairs 1st 2nd September 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation
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1. Statue of Dr Dwarkanath Kotnis
- China is set to unveil a bronze statue of Indian doctor Dwarkanath Kotnis.
- Dwarkanath Shantaram Kotnis, also known by his Chinese name Ke Dihua, was one of the five Indian physicians dispatched to China to provide medical assistance during the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1938.
1. 74% stake in Mumbai international airport
- Adani Group has acquired 74% stake in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.
- Adani Group is the second largest private operator in India after the GMR group, which operates the Delhi and Hyderabad airports.
- Adani Group: Founder: Gautam Adani || Founded: 20 July 1988 || Headquarters: Ahmedabad
2. Future Group’s retail business
- Reliance Industries will acquire Future Group’s retail business for Rs 24,713 crore.
- Future Group is an Indian conglomerate company founded by Kishore Biyani, headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
3. Brand Ambassador For Myntra
- Kiara Advani has become new Brand Ambassador for Myntra.
- Myntra is an Indian fashion e-commerce company headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. The company was founded in 2007 to sell personalized gift items. In May 2014, Myntra.com was acquired by Flipkart.
- CEO: Amar Nagaram
1. Book ‘The Big Thoughts of Little Luv’
- Film Director Karan Johar has written his first children’s book ‘The Big Thoughts of Little Luv’.
- Karan Johar’s Autobiography: ‘An Unsuitable Boy’.
Science and Technology News
1. World’s Largest Solar Tree
- CSIR-CMERI has developed the World’s Largest Solar Tree in Durgapur in West Bengal.
- CSIR- CMERI: Director: Harish Hirani || Headquarters: Durgapur, West Bengal
1. New Press Trust of India chairman
- Aveek Sarkar elected new Press Trust of India chairman
- Aveek Sarkar is the Editor Emeritus and Vice Chairman of the Ananda Bazar Group of Publications.
1. World Coconut Day
- World Coconut Day is celebrated on September 2 every year.
- Theme: ‘Invest in Coconut to save the world’.
2. National Nutrition Month
- Septemeber Month will be observed as ‘Nutrition Month’ (Rashtriya Poshan Maah) in India.
- Poshan Abhiyaan is a multi-ministerial convergence mission to address malnutrition with a targeted approach by 2022.
- National Nutrition Week is observed every year from 1st September to 7th September since 1982.
1. Joe Ruby passes away
- The co-creator of the cartoon series Scooby-Doo, Joe Ruby passed away.
- Scooby-Doo is an American animated franchise comprising many animated television series produced from 1969 to the present, as well as their derivative media.
2. Pranab Mukherjee passes away
- The former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee passed away.
- Fondly known as ‘Pranab Da’, He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 2019.
Award, Rankings and Indexes
1. Rabobank’s Global Top 20 list of Dairy Brand
- Amul has become first Indian dairy company to be in Rabobank’s Global Top 20 list.
- Switzerland’s Nestle topped the list with a turnover of US $22.1 billion.
1. FA Community Shield
- Arsenal defeated Liverpool on penalties in final to win FA Community Shield.
- FA Community Shield is English football’s annual match contested at Wembley Stadium between the champions of the previous Premier League season and the holders of the FA Cup.