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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India Hosted 7th Meeting of Ministers of Justice of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States virtually

the seventh meeting of Ministers of (Law and) Justice of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States was virtually hosted by Indian Minister of Law & Justice, Communication and Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, which saw the adoption of Joint statement by SCO member states..

Nirmala Sitharaman Virtually Participated in 102nd meeting of the WB Development Committee Plenary

Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman participated in the 102nd Meeting of the World Bank (WB) Development Committee Plenary through video conferencing from New Delhi.

About World Bank (WB):
President– David Robert Malpass
Headquarters– Washington, D.C., United States (US)

India Ranked 94 out of 107 countries in Global Hunger Index 2020; Worldwide Hunger is at “Moderate” Level

Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe released the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020 report in which India ranked 94th among 107 countries with a score of 27.2. 

India, Netherlands Collaborates in E-Health Initiative

India and Netherlandsdiscussed a joint thrust in the e-health sector to provide digital health facilities and security to Indians and help Netherlands to accelerate the digital transformation of health. 

India, Chile hold First Joint Commission Meeting; Chile to Open Consulate General in Mumbai

About Chile:
President – Sebastian Pinera 
Capital – Santiago
Currency – Peso (CLP)

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

CRPF Collaborates with IIT Delhi, DRDO and JATC to Augment its R&D Capabilities

 In order to augment its Research and Development(R&D) capabilities, The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has collaborated with Indian Institutes of Technology(IIT) Delhi, Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO), and Joint Advanced Technology Centre (JATC), a joint initiative of DRDO and IIT Delhi.

Jewar at Gautam Budh Nagar to Become one of the Aerotropolis of India

Navneet Sehgal, additional chief secretary of Department of MSME(Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) and exports promotion, Uttar Pradesh while addressing a meeting to review functioning of the department, stated that with International airport arising in Jewar in Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh will become one of the aerotropolis of the country

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Tata Motors Partnered with HDFC Bank for Financing of Passenger Vehicles

TATA (formerly Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company) Motors has collaborated with HDFC (Housing Development Finance Corporation) Bank for financing of its passenger vehicles. In this regard, Tata Motors introduced two new schemes viz. “Gradual Step Up Scheme” and “TML Flexi Drive Scheme” which will be available till November 2020.

About TATA Motors:
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Managing Director (MD)– Guenter Butschek
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra
About Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) Bank:
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Sashidhar Jagdishan
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Assistant– Ask EVA

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS   

Religare Health Insurance Rebrands as ‘Care Health Insurance’

Religare Health Insurance has rebranded itself as Care Health Insurance from September 01, 2020. As per the company statement, the rebranding is an adoption of its principal deliverable ‘Care’ and the policies across the continuum of care, will continue to focus on customer-centricity, product innovation and financial inclusion. 

IAA India and UNICEF Partners to Promote Gender Equality  in Ads

India Chapter of International Advertising Association (IAA India) partners with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support the evidence and real time validation based research on gender representation and stereotypes in TV and advertisements in India.

    

Rajkiran Rai G Elected as Chairman of IBA Succeeding Rajnish Kumar;Dinesh Kumar Khara, elected as Deputy chairman

At the meeting of the Managing Committee of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA), Rajkiran Rai G, Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)Union Bank of India(UBI), has been elected as the Chairman of the Association for the term 2020-21. He succeeds Rajnish Kumar.

While, Dinesh Kumar KharaChairman, State Bank of India(SBI), was elected as Deputy Chairman of the Association for the year 2020-21. 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

India conducts Successful Night Trial of Nuclear Capable Prithvi-2 Missile 

India successfully conducted the night trial of indigenously developed Nuclear-capable Prithvi-2 Missile at the Integrated Test Range (IPR), Balasore, Odisha. Prithvi-2 is a surface-to-surface  Short Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM). 


About Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO):
Chairman – Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy
Headquarters – New Delhi

OBITUARY

Padma Bhushan P.S. Narayanaswamy Renowned Carnatic Vocalist & Guru Passed away at 86


BOOKS & AUTHORS

Jagdeep Dhankar, Governor of West Bengal Released Deepankar Aron’s Book “On the Trails of Buddha: A Journey to the East”




Nagaland Minister Launches handbook on “TB Harega, Desh Jeetega”

About Nagaland:
Chief Minister – Neiphiu Rio
Capital – Kohima
Governor – Ravindra Narayana Ravi (known as R N Ravi)

IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day for Eradication of Poverty 2020 – October 17

The theme of 2020 International day for Eradication of Poverty is “Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all”

STATE NEWS

PFC Signed & Exchanged Agreement with JKPCL for Liquidity Infusion Scheme Under “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan”

Power Finance Corporation Limited(PFC), India’s leading A Non-Banking Financial Company(NBFC) owned by Government of India and Jammu Kashmir Power Corporation ltd (JKPCL) signed and exchanged an agreement for Liquidity Infusion Scheme under “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan” for the Union Territory(UT) of Jammu and Kashmir.