8 September 2020 - Current Affairs/General Knowledge(GK)



1. WhatsApp has announced a strategic partnership with CyberPeace Foundation with the aim to create awareness on cyber safety among students. The curriculum has been created by WhatsApp and CPF together

2. Pierre Gasly won the Italian Grand Prix for Red Bull's Alpha Tauri team in one of the most remarkable races in history

3. England batsman Ian Bell, who played his last international game in 2015, will retire from all professional cricket 4. The very first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is being held on September 7th, 2020. The Day aims to raise public awareness at all levels that clean air is important for health, productivity, the economy, and the environment

5. Lucknow Metro will become the first metro service in India to use ultraviolet technology for token sanitization for passenger safety

6. Paytm Money claims to have reached a customer base of 6.6 million, surpassing Zerodha, one of the largest retail brokerage firms in the country, by volume

7. Vodafone Idea Ltd on 7 Sept 2020, has announced its integration into one brand called 'VI', two years after the completion of the Vodafone India Ltd and Idea Cellular Ltd merger. The rebranding decision comes amid the company’s plans to raise funds

8. Scientists have developed a machine learning-based solution that can help in the automatic interpretation of data. Scientists from the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology(WIHG) have developed a neural-based (machine learning-based) practical approach for automatic interpretation of 3D seismic data

9. The Delhi govt's 10-week anti-dengue campaign commenced on 6 Sept 2020. The '10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute' campaign seeks to build awareness about the prevention of vector-borne diseases.

10. In Jammu and Kashmir, the govt has announced the third phase of the Back to Village (B2V) program from October 2 to 12, 2020. Phase-I of B2V was an introductory and interactive program to understand the people’s grievances and demands

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