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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

ASEAN-India Track 1.5 Dialogue focuses on cyber security during COVID-19 pandemic

The summit held discussions on cooperation safety in the virtual and cyber area during the pandemic. 

About ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations):
Members – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Chair – Vietnam (2020)
Headquarters – Jakarta, Indonesia

India ranks 58th in the List of Arton Capital’s Passport Index 2020; New Zealand tops the Index

According to Arton Capital’s Passport Index 2020India has been ranked 58th in the list of World’s Most Powerful PassportsNew Zealandtopped the list.

About New Zealand:
Prime Minister – Jacinda Ardern 
Capital – Wellington
Currency – New Zealand Dollar (NZ $)

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

PM Modi Released Rs.100 Coin to Honour Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia

Prime Minister(PM) Narendra Modi released the new coin of Rs.100 denominations to honour the legacy of Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia on the occasion of her birth centenary over a virtual event. She was born on 12th October 1919.

Joint Anti Terrorist Exercise ‘Suraksha Kavach’ held between Army and Maharashtra Police

a joint anti-terrorist exercise “Suraksha Kawach (security shield)” between Indian Army and Maharashtra Police at Lullanagar Pune (Maharashtra) was organized by Agnibaaz Division (41 Artillery Division) of Southern Command of the Indian Army, along with equipment display. It was carried out taking all safety norms of COVID-19.

BANKING & FINANCE

EarlySalary in  Collaboration with NPCI Launched ‘Salary Card’, a Zero-Touch Digital card Powered by RuPay 

EarlySalary in collaboration with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)  launched ‘Salary Card’, a Zero-Touch Digital card. The Salary Card credit solution is powered by Rupay.

About National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI):
Managing Director(MD) & CEO– Dilip Asbe
Head Office– Mumbai, Maharashtra

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

IMF Projected India’s GDP to contract 10.3% from 4.5% in FY21 

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS      

Nihal Sarin emerges winner in Chess.com’s 2020 Junior Speed Online Championship

Sixteen-Year Old Indian Chess Player Nihal Sarin emerged winner in Chess.com’s 2020 Junior Speed Online Chess Championship. He defeated Russia’s Alexey Sarana in the final. 

 

Government sets up Panel of Secretaries under Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba to Streamline Telecom Spectrum Allocation

About Ministry of Communication:
Union Minister– Ravi Shankar Prasad
Minister of State (MoS)– Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre

AICTE Constituted a Committee Headed by M.S Ananth to Prepare the Professional Engineers Bill

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Union Minister of Education informed K. Somaprasad, Member of Parliament(MP) through letter, that All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has constituted a Committee to Prepare the Professional Engineers Bill.

The committee is chaired by M.S. Ananth, Former Director of Indian Institute of Technology Madras(IIT-M).

Olympic Champion Constantina Dita Named Brand Ambassador for World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020

the World Athletics named Constantina Dita, Romanian long-distance runner and the Champion of 2008 Beijing Olympics as the brand ambassador of World Athletics Half Marathon Championships 2020 which will be held on 17th October 2020 at Gdynia, Poland.

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

CCI Approves Acquisition of CG Power and Adani Green Energy Ten Ltd’s Solar Energy Generation Assets 

Tube Investments of India Limited (TIIL)’s acquisition of more than 50% equity share capital of CG Power and Industrial Solutions Limited(CG Power).

Adani Green Energy Twenty-Three Ltd’s Acquisition of solar energy generation assets of Adani Green Energy Ten Limited.

About Competition Commission of India (CCI):
Chairperson– Ashok Kumar Gupta
HeadQuarters– New Delhi, India

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

NASA to Launch Nano Satellite, ‘India Sat’ Developed by 3 Tamil Nadu Students into Sub-orbit

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) has chosen ‘India Sat’, an indigenous experimental satellite developed by 3 students from Tamil Nadu namely, M. Adnaan of Thanthonrimalai, M. Kesavan of Nagampalli and V. Arun of Thennilai for launch in suborbital space.

About National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA):
Administrator– James Frederick “Jim” Bridenstine(13th administrator)
Headquarters– Washington, United States of America

SPORTS

Odisha, IRFU sign agreement to sponsor Indian National Rugby Team for 3 years

The State Government of Odisha signed an Agreement with Indian Rugby Football Union (IRFU) to sponsor the Indian National Rugby Team for a period of 3 years (till 2023). The agreement was signed at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. 

OBITUARY

Veteran Kannada Music Composer Rajan Passed Away at 85



Renowned Kuchipudi Dancer Padma Shri Shobha Naidu Passed Away at 64


IMPORTANT DAYS

World Standards Day 2020: October 14 

Theme of World Standards Day 2020– “Protecting the planet with standards”.

International E-Waste Day observed on 14th October 2020


STATE NEWS

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Launches a State-of-the-Art Mobile Water Testing Laboratory Van

In an effort to address the pressing need of testing water at the doorstep, Manohar Lal, Chief Minister(CM) of Haryanalaunched a state-of-the-art Mobile Water Testing Laboratory Van, an innovative solution for Water testing of the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED)

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Virtually Launched 1st of its kind mission ‘Sujal- Drink From Tap’ to Ensure Quality Drinking Water

Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik virtually launched the “Sujal- Drink From Tap mission”, 1st of its kind initiative to enable a 24-hour supply of quality drinking water to all the urban areas of Odisha.