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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

COVID-19 to push 150 Million People into Extreme Poverty: World Bank

According to the Biennial report ‘Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2020: Reversals of Fortune’ released by the World Bank Group around 150 Million People will be pushed into Extreme Poverty by the end of 2021 due to COVID-19. This is the first rise in Extreme Poverty Percentage in 20 years. 

About World Bank Group:
President – David R. Malpass
Headquarters – Washington D.C. (United States of America)

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Union Minister Smriti Irani Launches First-Ever Brand & Logo for Indian Cotton

About Cotton Corporation of India (CCI):
Chairman, Managing Director (MD) – Pradeep Kumar Agarwal
Headquarters –  Mumbai, Maharashtra

SJVN Inked MoU with Govt. of India for year 2020-21 to Achieve 9680 Million Units of electricity in FY21

It should be noted that SJVN has set a target of achieving installed capacity of 5000 MW (Mega Watt) by 2023, 12000 MW by 2030 and 25000 MW by 2040.

About Ministry of Power:
Minister of State (Independent Charge)– Raj Kumar Singh

PM Modi Launches ‘Jan Andolan’ Campaign for COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the citizens to “Wear Mask, Wash Hands, Follow Social Distance and Practice ‘Do Gaj Ki Doori’ (a distance of two yards)”.  

BANKING & FINANCE

NABARD inks 3 MoUs with SBI to extend credit support for various projects 

About State Bank of India:
Chairman– Dinesh Kumar Khara
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Digital Assistant– Ask Sia

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

India’s GDP to Contract by 9.6% in FY 21: World Bank

About World Bank:
HeadQuarters– Washington, DC, United States
President– David Robert(R.) Malpass

Zurich International Signed Concession Agreement with UP Government for Jewar Airport

The Government of Uttar Pradesh(UP) and the Zurich Airport International AG(ZAIA) signed a 40-year concession agreement which grants license to Zurich Airport for designing, building and operating the Noida International Airport(NIA) (also known as Jewar Airport) at Jewar, outskirts of Delhi. 

Amazon India in Partnership with IRCTC launches Online Reserved Train Ticket Bookings

In order to offer their customers the facility to book train tickets on amazon, Amazon India has partnered with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Amazon.in has waived the service and payment gateway transaction charges for the introductory period.

About Amazon:
Headquarters– Washington, United States

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS 

Kyrgyzstan’s Parliament Elected Sadyr Zhaparov as Acting PM After the Resignation of Former PM Kubatbek Boronov.

About Kyrgyzstan:
President– Sooronbay Jeenbekov
Capital– Bishkek
Currency– Kyrgyzstani Som 

Government Appoints M Rajeshwar Rao as the New Deputy Governor of RBI

About Reserve Bank of India(RBI):
Governor– Shaktikanta Das
Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Jordan’s King Abdullah II Appointed Bishr al-Khasawneh as PM; Succeeds Omar al Razzaz


OBITUARY

Mario Molina, The Only Mexican Scientist to Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry Passed Away at 77




Ashwani Kumar, Former CBI Director & Former Governor of Manipur and Nagaland Passed Away at 69


IMPORTANT DAYS

Indian Air Force Day Observed on October 8 2020

The year 2020 marked its 88th anniversary.

About Indian Air Force (IAF):
Chief of Air staff (CAS)– Rakesh Kumar Singh Badhauria
Headquarter– New Delhi

World Sight Day 2020: October 8

Theme of World Sight Day 2020– ‘Hope In Sight’.

STATE NEWS

Meghalaya Govt Partners with Israel to Set up One of a Kind ‘Centre of Excellence’ on high-value vegetables

About Meghalaya:
Chief Minister– Conrad K Sangma
National Park– Balphakram National Park, Nokrek National Park