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BANKING & FINANCE

Highlights of Bi- Monthly Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) 2020-21: October 2020

Notably for this meeting, the MPC got three new members replacing earlier ones (Ravindra Dholakia, Pami Dua and Chetan Ghate) as their four-year tenure ended in September 2020. 

The new members are:Dr. Ashima Goyal, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) member, Shashanka Bhide, Senior Advisor, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), Professor Jayanth Varma, Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Ahmedabad (Gujarat).

In a First, RBI to Buy State Government Bonds; Rs 20,000 crore-OMO auction next week


RBI allows 24×7 x 365 availability of RTGS system from December

RBI Revised Limit for Risk Weight to Rs 7.5 cr from Rs 5 Cr

Interest subvention on MSME loans extended till end of March 2021

About Reserve Bank of India (RBI):
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Formation– 1 April 1935
Deputy Governors– 4 (Bibhu Prasad Kanungo, Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Debabrata Patra, one is yet to be appointed

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

16-year-old Aava Murto becomes Finland’s PM post for 1 day 

As part of the United Nations International Day of Girl Child (11th October, 2020), 16-year old Aava Murto assumed the post of Finland’s Prime Minister for one day on 7th October, 2020 to raise awareness about gender equality.  It was done as part of the “Girls Takeover” Program. Murto hails from the small village of Vaaksy in Southern Finland. The Prime Minister of Finland is Sanna Marin, Capital city is Helsinki and Currency is Euro respectively.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

GSFC launches indigenous Calcium Nitrate and boronated Calcium Nitrate 

Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals India Ltd (GSFC) launched an Indigenous variety of Calcium Nitrate and Boronated Calcium Nitrate. Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya launched the products virtually. 


DST, IBM Collaborate to promote STEM Career opportunities among Students

International Business Machines (IBM) joined hands with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to expand the scope of two DST initiatives Vigyan Jyoti, Engage with Science (Vigyan Prasar)

Goa Becomes India’s 1st ‘Har Ghar Jal’ State by Providing FHTCs to Every Rural Household

About Goa:
Capital– Panaji
Chief Minister– Pramod Sawant

Delhi Cabinet Approved First-of-its-kind ‘Tree Transplantation Policy’ & World’s 2nd Smog Tower at Connaught Place

Both Approvals are a part of Delhi’s movement of “Yuddh, Pradushan Ke Viruddh” against the air pollution levels.
About Delhi:
Governor– Anil Baijal
State Animal– Nilgai

ENVIRONMENT

Scientists Found New & Rare Perennial Woody Herb “Lepidagathis ananthapuramensis” in Kasaragod, Kerala

A team of researchers discovered a new species of perennial woody herb in the northern laterite plateaus in Kasaragod, Kerala. The new species “Lepidagathis ananthapuramensis” is named after the temple Ananthapura lake temple dedicated to Ananthapadmanabha, since it was found in its neighbourhood.

Added 544 species to India’s Diversity in 2019: Animal Discoveries 2019 & Plant Discoveries 2019 of ZSI & BSI Launched by Babul Supriyo 

The Scientists have discovered around 544 new species from India during 2019, the list of these new discoveries were released as two books, Animal Discoveries 2019 and Plant Discoveries 2019 by the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) and the Botanical Survey of India (BSI). The ZSI and BSI have been releasing these books since 2007 and the 2019 list marks the 13th edition of this collection.

BOOKS & AUTHORS

GBS Sidhu authored “The Khalistan Conspiracy: A Former R&AW Officer Unravels the Path to 1984” 


IMPORTANT DAYS

World Mental Health Day 2020: October 10

The theme for World Mental Health Day 2020, as per the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) is “Mental Health for All: Greater Investment – Greater Access”.

World Day Against the Death Penalty 2020 – October 10


World Migratory Bird Day 2020: October 10

Theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2020- “Birds Connect Our World”.

STATE NEWS

For the 1st time in India, Goa Govt ties up with India Posts to Enroll 11,000 Farmers in PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme

Chandrakant (Babu) Kavlekar, Deputy Chief Minister and Agriculture Minister of Goa stated that the state government  has tied up with India Posts enroll 11,000 farmersin the Pradhan Mantri(PM) Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme in the press conference organized at Krishi Bhavan at Tonca with Postmaster General Vinod Kumar.