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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

COAS MM Naravane & FS Harsh Vardhan Shringla Conclude 2 Day visit to Myanmar;Agree to operationalize Sittwe port by Q1 of 2021

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General MM Naravane and Foreign Secretary (FS) Harsh Vardhan Shringla concluded the two-day visit to Myanmar on October 4-5, 2020. India and Myanmar reviewed the progress made in bilateral relations in recent years by regular high-level visits and interactions. 
Both sides agreed to work on operationalization of Sittwe Port by the first quarter of 2021.

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

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Delhi-Mumbai e-way to have India’s 1st 5 “Animal Bridges”

As a part of improving road infrastructure, there are many ongoing expressway (e-way) projects in the country including the longest Delhi-Mumbai Greenfield expressway which is to be completed by 2024. 

MoHUA Partnered with Swiggy to Take Street Food Business Online under PM SVANIDHI 

This will provide online access to thousands of consumers and help these vendors grow their businesses across cities. 

Piyush Goyal Virtually Inaugurates Renaming of Naugarh Railway Station to Siddharthnagar Railway Station 

Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry & Railways inaugurated the renaming of 115 year old Naugarh railway station to Siddharthnagar railway station, located at Siddharthnagar district in Uttar Pradesh(UP), through a video link. 

2nd Edition of Bilateral Naval Ex-Bongosagar held between India-Bangladesh along with 3rd Edition of CORPAT

About Indian Navy:
Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS)– Admiral Karambir Singh
Integrated Headquarters MoD-Ministry of Defence (Navy)– New Delhi

NMCG, WII and the Forest Department launched 1st of its kind “My Ganga My Dolphin” campaign

On the occasion of Ganga River Dolphin Day i.e. on October 5, 2020, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and the Forest Department launched a Dolphin-based ecotourism programme namely “My Ganga My Dolphin campaign”.

BANKING & FINANCE

ADB to Invest 15 Million USD in Avaada Energy to Expand Renewable Energy Capacity in India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed an agreement to invest 15 million USD (Rs.109.9 crore) in Avaada Energy Private Limited(AEPL) to support the company to scale the photovoltaic solar energy generation capacity in India.

About Asian Development Bank (ADB):
President– Masatsugu Asakawa
Headquarters– Metro Manila, Philippines

ICICI Bank in partnership with Visa Launched the 1st of its kind Debit Card Facility for Availing LAS

ICICI Bank in partnership with Visa introduced a debit card facility for customers who avail Loan Against Securities(LAS) from the bank.

About ICICI Bank:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
MD & CEO– Sandeep Bakhshi
Tagline– Hum Hai Na, Khayal Apka

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Google India Launches ‘‘Make Small Strong’’ Campaign for Small Businesses; Partners with Zoho, Instamojo, Dunzo and Swiggy

In an effort to increase its outreach program, Google in partnership with Doordarshan will launch Namaste Digital.
About Google:
Headquarters– California, United States
CEO– Sundar Pichai

RGICL Partnered with SatSure Analytics for Crop Insurance Business Operations

Reliance General Insurance Company Limited (RGICL), a 100% subsidiary of Reliance Capital announced its partnership with Bengaluru based SatSure Analytics, a wholly owned subsidiary of SatSure AG, Switzerland to improve its operations of its crop insurance business and satellite based crop monitoring and predictive analytics support for risk management.

About Reliance General Insurance Company Limited(RGICL):
Executive Director & CEO– Rakesh Jain
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez Won 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for their Discoveries about Black Holes

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

Hudle Appointed Ajinkya Rahane as its Brand Ambassador and Advisor

About Hudle:
Founder & CEO– Suhail Narain 
Headquarters– Delhi

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

India, France to launch Constellation of Maritime Surveillance Satellites for IOR Region

National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will jointly launch Constellation of Maritime Surveillance Satellites for Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The Satellite will trace illegal spillage of oil by ships. 

About France:
President –  Emmanuel Macron
Capital – Paris
Currency – Euro,CFP franc

C-DAC to Commission India’s fastest HPC-AI Supercomputer ‘PARAM Siddhi – AI’ with NVIDIA

In order to be at par with internationa standards in AI (Artificial intelligence) supercomputing research and innovation, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will commission India’s largest HPC-AI supercomputer, ‘PARAM Siddhi – AI’.

About NVIDIA:
Founder, President and CEO (Chief Executive Officer)– Jensen Huang
Headquarters– California, United States (US)

OBITUARY

Najeeb Tarakai, Afghanistan Cricketer Passed Away at 29



Naseeb Pathan Leader of UP Congress Passed Away at 52 


STATE NEWS

Gujarat to get Country’s First Ever Two Organic Spices Seed Parks at Patan, Banaskantha

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani released Sanction letters to two Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) for the Country’s First Ever Organic Spices Seed Park in Patan & Banaskantha districts for production of Cumin & Fennel Seeds

  1. Fennel seeds (Saunf) – Banaskantha 
  2. Cumin seeds (Jeera) – Patan 

About Gujarat:
Capital – Gandhinagar
Governor – Acharya Devvrat

Goa CM Pramod Sawant launches ‘DISHTAVO’ – Online E-Learning Platform

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant inaugurated DISHTAVO (Digital Integrated System for Holistic Teaching and Virtual Orientations) Youtube Channel, a unique initiative of the Directorate of Higher Education (DHE), Government of Goa. 

Gujarat Govt to Launch Digital Seva Setu Programme for Rural Areas

In order to ensure optimum utilisation of technology for public welfare, GujaratGovernment has decided to launch Digital Seva Setu Programme for the rural areas. 

IIT Kharagpur Developed iMediX – Telemedicine Homecare Technology for COVID-19

Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) – Kharagapur’s Department of Computer Science & Engineering(CSE) has developed iMediX, a telemedicine technology for homecare amid COVID-19 to provide critical health care support to the patients through remote consultation by a physician.