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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

OXFAM & DFI’s CRI Index 2020:India ranked 129; Norway topped

India has been ranked 129 out of 158 countries in the Third Edition of Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index or CRI Index 2020 released by Oxfam and  Development Finance International (DFI).

School Closure due to COVID-19 may cost USD 400 Billion Loss to India : World Bank 

According to the World Bank Report titled “Beaten or Broken? Informality and COVID-19 in South Asia” the closure of schools due to COVID-19 pandemic in India will cause a loss of between USD 420 Billion & USD 600 Billion in Country’s Future Earnings, in addition to learning losses. 

About World Bank Group:
President – David R. Malpass 
Headquarters – Washington D.C.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

PM Modi Launches Physical Distribution of Property Cards Under the SVAMITVA Scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a physical distribution of property cards, a legal document of owning their houses under the Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas(SVAMITVA) scheme over a virtual platform. 

About Ministry of Panchayati Raj:
Union Minister-Narendra Singh Tomar
Secretary– Sunil Kumar​​​​​​​

Rajnath Singh Virtually Inaugurates 44 bridges Built by BRO & LaysFoundation Stone for Nechiphu Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh

He also laid the Foundation Stone for 450 meters long, ‘Nechiphu Tunnel’, a bi-lane tunnel, on the road to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.

Kerala becomes First State in India to go Digital in Public Education

The state of Kerala has become the First State in India to make the public education sectorcompletely digital.

BANKING & FINANCE

Exim Bank Supported USD 310 mn LoC to Republic of Zimbabwe for Repowering of Hwange Thermal Power Station 

About Export-Import (Exim) bank of India:
Managing Director(MD)– David Rasquinha
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS 

INS Sahyadri & Kora were Declared as Best Ships in Fleet Award Function 2020

Indian Navy Ship(INS) Sahyadri and INS Kora were awarded the Best Ship trophies among the Capital Ships and Corvettes & similar classes of ships respectively. The awards were presented at the Fleet Award Function (FAF) 2020 organised by the Indian Navyat Visakhapatnam to mark the successful performance of the Operational Cycle of the Eastern Fleet.

Polish Footballer Robert Lewandowski named as UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2019/2020 

Robert Lewandowski (Poland) who represents the club Bayern Munich has been named as the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Men’s Player of the Year 2020.

AIFF announces ‘Indian Football – Forward Together’ as its new motto

All India Football Federation (AIFF) – the apex body for Football in India has announced the launch of a new motto – ‘Indian Football. Forward Together’. 

   

Britain’s Prince William & Sir David Attenborough Launched “The Earthshot Prize”, an Environmental Award to Support Climate Change

Britain’s Prince William,Duke of Cambridge along with Broadcaster and Naturalist Sir David Attenborough launched theEarthshot Prize, a new environmental prize with an aim to encourage change and support to repair the planet in the next 10 years (2030).

India’s Eight Beaches get International Blue Flag Certification

Eight Beaches of India have been awarded “BLUE FLAG” certification by Denmark based Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). India became the First Country to be awarded the Coveted International Blue Flag certification for 8 beaches in one attempt. 

Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson Won 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their Work on Auction Theory

2 American economists namely, Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson for “improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats”.

DRDO Launches Nirbhay Cruise Missile;Aborts Mission due to Technical Snag 

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) launched the Nirbhay Cruise Missile from Odisha’s test facility, the mission was aborted due to technical snag. 

About DRDO:
Chairman– Dr G. Satheesh Reddy
Headquarters– New Delhi

SPORTS

Lewis Hamilton wins 2020 Eifel Grand Prix; Equals Schumacher’s record of 91 GP victories

Mercedes Driver Lewis Hamilton (Britain) won the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix held at Nurburgring, Germany. With this win, Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s All-time record of 91 Grand prix victories

OBITUARY

Carlton Chapman, Former Indian Football Captain passed away at 49



Veteran Film-maker B. Vijaya Reddy Passed Away


IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of the Girl Child 2020: October 11

Theme of International Day of the Girl Child 2020–  “My Voice, Our Equal Future”.

World Arthritis Day 2020 – October 12

The theme of 2020 World Arthritis Day(WAD) is “It’s in Your Hands, Take Action”.

World Obesity Day 2020 – Moved from 11th October to 4th March 

The theme of World Obesity Day 2020 – 4th March 2020 is “The Roots of Obesity Run Deep”.

STATE NEWS

Edappadi K. Palaniswami, CM of Tamil Nadu Signs 14 MoUs Worth Rs 10,055 Crore

Edappadi K. Palaniswami,Chief Minister(CM) of TamilNadu signed 14 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) worth Rs 10,055 crore in investments, that is expected to generate employment opportunities for about 7,000 people.