? Japan has committed official Development Assistance loan worth Rs 3,500 Cr to India for the COVID-19 Crisis Emergency Response Support. This was agreed upon through exchange of notes between Ambassador of Japan to India Suzuki Satoshi and Additional Secretary in Economic Affairs Department Dr C.S. Mohapatra.
? The Indian economy contracted by 23.9 percent in the first quarter (April-June) of the Fiscal year 2020-21 as the COVID-19 pandemic compressed consumer demand and private investments, as per government data released on August 31, 2020.
? Parliament’s Monsoon Session will be held from September 14 to October 1, 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic. The session will held with strict observance with health safety norms including social distancing and wearing of masks.
? China has built a surface-to-air missile near a lake which is a part of Kailash-Mansarovar amid the rising border tensions with India over the standoff in the Eastern Ladakh Sector.
? United Nations observes International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances globally on 30th of August every year.
? The CSIR-CMERI has set up the world’s largest solar tree at its residential colony in Durgapur, West Bengal. The solar tree has an installed capacity above 11.5 kWp.