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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India and Kazakhstan Explores Co-Production and Co-Development of Defence Products



18th meeting of SCO Prosecutors General Virtually Attended by India’s SG Tushar Mehta 

the 18th meeting of Prosecutors General of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States was virtually organized by the General Prosecutor’s Office of Uzbekistan from Tashkent where India was represented by Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta.

India Recorded Highest Air Pollution Exposure Globally in 2019:  3rd SOGA 2020 Report

the 3rd State of Global Air 2020 (SOGA 2020) report was released by United States (US)-based Health Effects Institute (HEI) and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s (IHME) Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Project in which India recorded the highest annual average PM 2.5 concentration exposure in the world in 2019 followed by Nepal (2nd), and Niger (3rd).  

India 4th Most Powerful Country in Asia: Lowy Institute Asia Power Index 2020 Edition

According to Lowy Institute Asia Power Index 2020 Edition released by Sydney (Australia) based Lowy Institute, India with a score of 39.7(out of 100) is the 4th most powerful country in Asia

United States Topped the index with a score of 81.6, followed by China – 76.1 & Japan – 41.0 

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan launches ‘CuRED’ – website  for information on CSIR Partnered Clinical Trials for COVID-19

Union Minister for Science & Technology, Harsh Vardhan launched ‘CuRED’ or ‘CSIR Ushered Repurposed Drugs’ (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-CSIR) a website for providing information on Repurposed Drugs for COVID-19.

CSIR-CMERI Develops Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Processing Facility

In an effort to address the issue of ‘Sustainable Processing of Municipal Solid Waste’, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) developedSustainable Municipal Solid Waste(MSW) Processing Facility

Surat’s BRTS becomes India’s Longest BRTS Network with a coverage of 108 kms

Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani inaugurated the newly expanded Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) route fromKumbhariya to KadodaraSurat virtually from Gandhinagar. With the opening of this BRTS corridor, Surat became the only city in the country to have Longest BRTS network with 108 kms.

BANKING & FINANCE

Indian Bank partnered with IITMIC to Launch Credit Facility for Startups “IND Spring Board”

Indian Bank in collaboration with IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Madras Incubation Cell (IITMIC) has launched an exclusive credit facility of up to Rs 50 crore for start-ups namely “IND Spring Board”.

About Indian Bank:
On April1, 2020, Allahabad Bank amalgamated with Indian Bank.
Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Padmaja Chunduru
Headquarter– Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Tagline– Your Own Bank

Zenpay Solutions, RBL Bank and YAP join hands to Digitalise Salary Accounts for SMEs, MSMEs

In order to drive financial inclusion to issue salary cards to its customers across India, Zenpay Solutions partnered with RBL bank and YAP.

About RBL Bank:
HeadQuarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director(MD)& CEO– Vishwavir Ahuja

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS     

Aishwarya Sridhar, First Indian Woman to Win Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020

Aishwarya won the award for her photograph titled “Light of Passion” featuring fireflies.

 

Pravir Krishna MD of TRIFED won the CEO of the Year and Visionary Leadership award 

Pravir Krishna, Managing Director(MD) of Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED)received the CEO of the Year and Visionary Leadership Award for his exemplary and inspirational leadership. 

Bank of Ghana (BoG) won Central Bank of the Year Award 2020 in 7th Annual Central Banking Awards 2020

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) received the Central Bank of the Year Award 2020 and Ernest Addison, the governor of BoG received the award on behalf of the bank.

Seema Gupta, Director (Operations) of POWERGRID Won GOLD Stevie® Award in 17th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Seema Gupta, Director (Operations) of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited(POWERGRID), a PSU(Public Sector Undertaking) under Ministry of Power, Government of India has been named the winner of GOLD Stevie® Award in the Lifetime Achievement-Business category in the 17th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

About Power Grid Corporation of India Limited(POWERGRID):
Headquarters– Gurgaon, Haryana
Chairman & Managing Director– Kandikuppa(K.) Sreekant

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

ADTL Signed to Build & Run Rs.753 Crore Worth MiG-29 Simulator Centre for IAF

Alpha Design Technologies Ltd. (ADTL), Bengaluru based company has signed the 1st of 2 phased Defence contracts with the Ministry of Defence and Russia’s RAC MiG. ADTL will build, run and maintain the Rs.753 crores worth two types of fighter aircraft simulators. Pilots of Indian Air Force(IAF) will train on these simulators before flying MiG-29. 

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

IRDAI sets up panel under P Umesh to Examine Need for Standard Cyber Liability Insurance

About Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI):
Chairman– Dr.Subhash Chandra Khuntia
Headquarter– Hyderabad, Telangana

IMPORTANT DAYS

Police Commemoration Day observed on 21st October, 2020



Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day 2020 – October 21


STATE NEWS

FICCI Selected as National Industry Partner for the 3rd “Make in Odisha” Conclave

the Government of Odisha selected the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) as its national industry partner for the 3rd edition of the “Make in Odisha” conclave. 

About Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI):
President– Dr Sangita Reddy
Headquarters– New Delhi
Established in- 1927