Top Current Affairs of the day: 17 October 2020

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Last Updated: Oct 17, 2020 14:34 IST


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  • PFC and JKPCL signs agreement for Liquidity Infusion for Jammu and Kashmir UT

    9 days ago
    Government-owned Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC), India's leading NBFC, has sanctioned Rs.2790 crore to Jammu Kashmir Power Corporation ltd (JKPCL) for clearing its outstanding dues. Highlights: ♦ PFC and JKPCL signed and exchanged an agreement for Liquidity Infusion Scheme under "Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan" for the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory.
    ♦ The money sanctioned under the scheme will be used to clear the outstanding dues of CPSU, GENCOs... Read More


    Gov Tech- Thon 2020 to be held from 30th October

    9 days ago
    Government of India' sNIC(National Informatics Centre), IEEE Computer Society (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and Oracle Corporation will organize Gov Tech- Thon 2020 commencing from October 30, 2020, to November 1 2020.
      Highlights: ♦ Gov Tech-Thon 2020, a pan India 36 hours virtual Hackathon to be organized from October 30 to November 1, 2020.
    ♦ It is launched under the Government of India's... Read More


    India Hosts Virtual Summit of Ministers of Justice of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

    9 days ago
    The Seventh Meeting of Ministers of Justice of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad hosted the Member States, Minister of Law & Justice, Communication and Electronics & Information Technology on October 16, 2020.
    Highlights: ♦ India today hosted the virtual Summit of Ministers of Justice of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, SCO. ♦ The summit highlighted the initiatives taken by the Indian Government for providing affordable and... Read More

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    Narendra Singh Tomar Inaugurated Food and Agri Week 2020

    9 days ago
    Union Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar, the Food Processing Industries Minister on October 16, 2020, inaugurated the India-International Food &Agri Week virtually. The focus of the Food and Agro Tech will be on the use and benefit of the technology in the field of food and agriculture sector.
    India - International Food & Agri Week is being organized from 16th to October 22 2020.
    CII in association with the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare,... Read More


    Webinar between India Kazakhstan Defence Cooperation Hosted

    9 days ago
    Ambassadors of both countries and senior Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials from both sides participated in the webinar. A webinar between India and Kazakhstan was held on October 15 2020. Highlights: ♦ The Theme of the webinar was "Make In India For The World, India – Kazakhstan Defence Cooperation: Webinar and Expo".
    ♦ Webinar was organized under the aegis of Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence through FICCI. ♦ This webinar is... Read More


    Israeli Parliament Approves Historic Peace Deal with UAE

    9 days ago
    The Parliament of Israel, approved the historic normalization deal or the peace deal called as the Abraham Accord with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on October 15, 2020. Israeli Parliament initially signed the agreement in Washington on September 15, 2020. Highlights: ♦ Eighty were voted in favour of the deal while 13 were opposed it. ♦ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for peace with Lebanon which is Israel's neighbour in the north. ♦ The UAE and... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh presented Raksha MantriTrophy

    9 days ago
    Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh gives away Raksha Mantri Trophy for Best Command Hospitals Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) for the year 2019 on October 16, 2020. The Defence Secretary attended the award function besides senior service and civilian dignitaries. Highlights: ♦ Command Hospital (Air Force) Bengaluru has backed the Best Command Hospital for the year 2019. ♦ Command Hospital (Eastern Command) Kolkata has backed as the Second Best Command Hospital for the year... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17

    9 days ago
    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed annually on October 17 all over the globe. It is celebrated to create awareness to know about those who are struggling and living in poverty.   Aim: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated to create awareness about the people who are suffering and living in poverty. It is much essential to eradicate poverty across the globe, especially in developing countries.  Theme: The Theme for the year 2020... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    SCALE India Android App launched by LSSC

    9 days ago
    Leather Sector Skill Council launches SCALE India Android App for Enhanced Quality Assurance under Skill India Mission. Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC)  today announced the launch of Skill Certification Assessment for Leather Employees (SCALE) India android app on October 15, 2020 Aim: The SCALE platform assists employees to upgrade their skills basis changing market dynamics. The aim is to meet the evolving industry demands and get certified on the new skills acquired. It brings... Read More


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    ECI appoints Shri M K Das as Special Police Observer forBye-Elections in Madhya Pradesh

    9 days ago
    The Election Commission of India (ECI) appoints retired IPS officer Shri Mrinal Kanti Das as Special Police Observer for forthcoming Bye-Elections to Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh.
    Shri Mrinal Kanti Das (Sh. M K Das) assigned to observe the conduct of bye-elections and poll preparedness, especially concerning security-related issues. M K Das: Sh. M K Das, who retired as Director-General of Manipur police.He was also deputed as Special Police Observer for General Election to... Read More


    PM released commemorative coin of Rs.75 denomination on 75th Anniversary of FAO

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin of Rs. 75 denomination as marking the 75th Anniversary of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on October 16, 2020. This coin has released as a testament to India's a long-standing relationship with the global body. Highlights: ♦ On this World Food Day, Prime Minister dedicated 17 newbiofortified varieties of 8 crops to the nation. ♦ Food Security Act was in practice during this pandemic, emphasizing on the... Read More
    Category: International


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