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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Union Minister Smriti Irani addresses ‘India-Bangladesh Virtual Conference on Textiles and Apparel Sector’

Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani addressed the inaugural session of ‘India-Bangladesh Virtual Conference on Textiles and Apparel Sector’ organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of commerce and Industry (FFBCCI). 

About Bangladesh:
Prime Minister – Sheikh Hasina
Capital – Dhaka 
Currency – Bangladesh Taka

BANKING & FINANCE

BOB Financial Solutions Limited partners with Mastercard to Launch Four New variants of BOB Credit Cards

Key Points:
The four new variants of 
i.Eterna’ – For Affluent Customers of Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC), it will be offered to customers who are part of the Radiance program of Bank of Baroda.
ii.Swavlamban’ – An ‘Invitation only’ card, which targets low-income employees of select corporates and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises having a banking relationship with BoB. 
About Bank of Baroda (BoB):
Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Sanjiv Chadha
Headquarters – Vadodara, Gujarat

Narendra Singh Tomar Launched PNB’s Financial Inclusion Initiative Gram Sampark Abhiyan

To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi i.e. on October 2, 2020, Punjab National Bank (PNB) has launched a 3 months long nationwide campaign of financial inclusion and literacy initiative “Gram Sampark Abhiyan”. It was launched by Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar on the lines of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.

About Punjab National Bank (PNB):
Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– SS Mallikarjuna Rao
Headquarter– New Delhi
Tagline– The name you can bank upon

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

PM Inaugurates ‘Atal Tunnel’- World’s Longest Highway Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated ‘Atal Tunnel’ – World’s Longest Highway Tunnel in Manali, Himachal Pradesh.  The 9.02 Kilometre Long Tunnel has been constructed by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) at a cost of INR 3, 300 crores. It connects Manali and Lahaul-Spiti Valley.

About Himachal Pradesh:
Chief Minister – Jai Ram Thakur
Governor – Bandaru Dattatraya

Narendra Modi inaugurated Virtual Vaishvik Bhartiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV )



SUNIDHI Project Launched to Digitise CMPFO Services

On the occasion of 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi i.e. On October 2, 2020, the Coal Mines Provident Fund Organisation (CMPFO) launched the information technology (IT) project Superior New-generation Information and Data Handling Initiative (SUNIDHI) to digitise its entire provident fund and pension related activities.

Union Minister launches ‘Tribes India E-Marketplace’, Largest Market of Tribal Products & Tribal Entrepreneurship Development Programme

On the Occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi (October 2, 2020), Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda virtually launched ‘Tribes India E-Marketplace’ (market.tribesindia.com). It is India’s largest handicraft and organic products marketplace.

About Ministry of Tribal Affairs:
Union Minister – Arjun Munda
Minister of State (MoS) – Renuka Singh Saruta

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

CSC Partners with HelpAge India to Afford Digital Literacy to Rural Elderly Citizens

Common Services Centre(CSC), e-Governance Services arm is a Special Purpose Vehicle (CSC SPV) of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology(MeitY) partnered with HelpAge India,a nonprofit organisation focused on the concerns of elders.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Activists from Belarus, Iran, US and Nicaragua Won the 2020 Right Livelihood Award

 the Right Livelihood Award Foundation announced the four winners of the 2020 Right Livelihood Award which is also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”. The four activists Ales Bialiatski of Belarus, Nasrin Sotoudeh of Iran, Bryan Stevenson of the United States(US)and Lottie Cunningham Wren of Nicaragua shared the 2020 award for their contribution towards equality, democracy, justice and freedom.

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

GIC, TPG to invest about $1 billion in Reliance Retail

The Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), and United States based Texas Pacific Group (TPG) will invest a combined USD 1 Billion (INR 7, 350 Crores) in Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL).
About Reliance Industries Limited (RIL):
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) –  Mukesh Ambani
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia Launched a Coffee-table Book “Bapu – The Unforgettable”

The book “Bapu – The Unforgettable” will make the readers think and provide a glimpse of the ideology and philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi.

Anand Neelakantan’s First Kid’s book: “The Very, Extremely, Most Naughty Asura Tales for Kids”

Anand Neelakantan, the author of Baahubali series, authored this first kid’s book titled “The Very, Extremely, Most Naughty Asura Tales for Kids”, published by 
Puffins Publishers Private Limited under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Day for Farmed Animals 2020 – October 2

About World Animal Protection:
Interim Chair International Board– Nesta Hatendi
Headquarters– London, United Kingdom

STATE NEWS

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Launches Construction of 750 Rural Stadiums 

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh virtually launched the construction of 750 Rural Stadiums and Playgrounds in Punjab. The stadium will facilitate youths to channelize their energy in a constructive manner.

It is being built at a cost of INR 105 Croresunder Punjab’s ‘Rural Transformation Strategy’ and ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’. 

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar Launched ‘Gram Darshan’: 6,197 Gram Panchayats to Go Digital 

About Haryana:
Chief Minister– Manohar Lal Khattar
Governor– Satyadeo Narain Arya
Capital– Chandigarh