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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India appointed as Vice-Chair of OECD Working Group on GLP; Dr Ekta Kapoor appointed as Vice-Chair

OECD also appointed Dr. Ekta Kapoor, Scientist ‘E’, National GLP Compliance Monitoring Authority (NGCMA), Department of Science & Technology (DST) as Vice-Chair of OECD Working Group on GLP for 2021 and 2022.
About Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD):
Secretary General – Angel Gurria
Headquarters – Paris, France  

State of Climate Services Report 2020 released by WMO

the “State of Climate Services 2020 Report: Move from Early Warnings to Early Action” released by United Nations World Meteorological Organization (UN-WMO) which is produced by 16 international agencies and financing institutions.

About World Meteorological Organization (WMO):
Secretary-General– Professor Petteri Taalas
Headquarter– Geneva, Switzerland

Nirmala Sitharaman Virtually Attended Plenary Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee of IMF 

About International Monetary Fund (IMF):
Managing Director (MD)– Kristalina Ivanova Georgieva-Kinova
Headquarters– Washington, D.C. United States(US)
Economic Counsellor and Research Department Director–  Gita Gopinath

BANKING & FINANCE

Indian Bank Signed MoU with Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and SIDBI to Pay Street Vendor’s Subsidy under PM SVANidhi Scheme

Indian Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs(MoHUA), Government  of India and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) at New Delhi, to pay subsidy to street vendors under the Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme.

About Indian Bank:
HeadQuarters– Chennai, TamilNadu
Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO)–  Padmaja Chunduru 
About Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI):
HeadOffice– Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Managing Director– Mohammad Mustafa

Jana SFB becomes Sponsor Bank of Ashoknagar Co-operative Bank & Becomes 1st SFB to do so under the Bank Sponsorship Programme

Jana Small Finance Bank(SFB) becomes Sponsor Bank of Ashoknagar Co-operative Bank Limited

14.15 Km Zojila Tunnel in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) to provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar valley and Leh (Ladakh plateau) on National Highway (NH)-1.

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ virtually launched ‘KAPILA’ Kalam Program for IP Literacy; IP Literacy Week to be observed on Oct 15-23, 2020

On the occasion of 89th birth anniversary of former President and Scientist Late Dr. APJ (Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen) Abdul Kalam i.e. on October 15, 2020, Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Ministry of Education (MOE) virtually launched the ‘KAPILA’ Kalam Program for Intellectual Property (IP) Literacy and Awareness campaign.

Myanmar to get 1st Submarine “INS Sindhuvir”; To Be Handed Over by India under SAGAR

The Myanmar Navy is all set to receive its first submarine namely “Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sindhuvir”, a Kilo class submarine which will be handed over by India under its vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) to provide guaranteed security for all maritime partners.

About Myanmar:
Capital– Naypyitaw
Currency– Myanmar kyat
President– Win Myint

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS     

Vega ropes in Rohit Sharma as Brand Ambassador

Beauty Accessories Brand VEGA has appointed Rohit Sharma as its Brand Ambassador. Rohit will endorse men’s personal grooming electronics range under the ‘Vega Men’ brand.  

Vishal V. Sharma, Appointed as Next Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO’s Permanent Delegation of India; Succeeds Jawed Ashraf

Vishal V. Sharma has been appointed as the next Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO’s Permanent Delegation of India, with the rank of Ambassador

Dr Michael Irani of Great Britain Appointed as the Interim President of IWF

Dr. Michael Irani of Great Britain(GBR) was appointed as the Interim President of the International Weightlifting Federation(IWF).

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Japan Coast Guard Tests “SeaGuardian” Maritime Surveillance Drone

Japan’s Coast Guard started testing “SeaGuardian” – a Maritime Surveillance Drone in the coast of Sariku in Northeastern Japan, along the coasts of Sea of Japan. 

About Japan:
Prime Minister – Yoshihide Suga 
Capital – Tokyo
Currency – Japanese Yen

OBITUARY

Bhanu Athaiya, Costume Designer & India’s First Oscar Winner Passed Away at 91



BOOKS & AUTHORS

Shashi Tharoor authored New Book Titled “The Battle of Belonging”


IMPORTANT DAYS

World Food Day 2020: October 16

Theme of World Food Day 2020– “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together”. 

Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas observed on October 15


STATE NEWS

J&K LG  Manoj Sinha Announced  “My Town My Pride” Programme to Deliver Service in Urban Area

Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)announced the “My Town My Pride” programme to deliver services governance at doorsteps to the people in urban areas.