Top Current Affairs of the day: 19 October 2020

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Last Updated: Oct 19, 2020 15:35 IST


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  • Highlights of Ministers of Justice Summit of SCO

    45 days ago
    The 17th Meeting of Ministers of Justice of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States was hosted by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law & Justice, Communication and Electronics & Information Technology. Highlights: ♦ During the meeting, Minister highlighted the initiatives taken by the Indian Government under the leadership of Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for providing affordable and easy access to justice for all. ♦ Pro Bono Legal... Read More


    BepiColombo Spacecraft crossed Venus

    45 days ago
    The BepiColombo SpaceCraft has crossed the Venus in its journey towards Mercury. Highlights: ♦ BepiColombo is a joint mission of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) to the smallest planet Mercury. ♦ The mission comprises two satellites launched together: the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and  MercuryMagnetospheric Orbiter, MMO(MIO) ♦ This mission will perform a comprehensive study of Mercury, including characterisation... Read More


    Global tuberculosis report 2020

    45 days ago
    World Health Organisation(WHO) has published global tuberculosis (TB) report of 2020. Highlights: ♦ WHO has published a global tuberculosis (TB) report every year from 1997. ♦ The report published by WHO provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, progress in prevention, diagnosis & treatment of the disease at the regional level and country level and global level. ♦ This is done in the context of global strategies and targets endorsed by... Read More
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    India ranks 94 out of 107 nations on the Global Hunger Index 2020

    45 days ago
    India took place 94th place among 107 nations in the Global Hunger Index 2020 and is in the 'serious' hunger category with experts blaming low implementation processes, lack of effective monitoring, siloed approach in tackling malnutrition and poor performance by large states behind the low ranking. Highlights: ♦ In 2019, India's rank was 102 out of 117 countries. ♦ The neighbouring countries, Bangladesh ranked 75th, Myanmar ranked 78th and Pakistan ranked 88th is... Read More
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    MISSION SHAKTI Launched by UP Government

    45 days ago
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath issues directions for including Bhojpuri, Bundelkhand dialects in helplines. Highlights: ♦ Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed that the facility of speaking in Bhojpuri and Bundelkhand should be made available on various helpline numbers, observing that women would feel more comfortable communicating in regional dialects. ♦ The second day of Mission Shakti, is to interact with women village pradhans, BDC members,... Read More


    SC appoints former justice Lokur to monitor steps to prevent stubble burning

    45 days ago
    The Supreme Court has appointed Justice Madan B Lokur, a former judge of the Supreme Court, as a one-person monitoring committee to prevent stubble burning in the states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, amid rising levels of pollution in the national capital and adjoining regions. Highlights: ♦ The judgment was passed by the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice SA Bobde while hearing a PIL filed by two environmental activities as directions to ensure the implementation of the... Read More


    Vishal V Sharma appointed as India's next permanent representative to UNESCO.

    45 days ago
    Vishal V Sharma has been selected as the next permanent representative of India to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He was selected with the rank of ambassador.
    Highlights: ♦ Vishal V Sharma was appointed as the replacement of Jawed Ashraf. ♦ He was appointed to the Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO. ♦ On November 16, 1945 UNESCO was founded and had its headquarters at Paris, France. ♦ Head of UNESCO is... Read More


    IWF appoint Michael Irani as interim President

    45 days ago
    The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on October 16, 2020, announced the appointment of Michael Irani as its interim President. Michael Irani was appointed after the resignation of IWF President Tamás Aján. International Weightlifting Federation (IWF): International Weightlifting Federation was founded in 1905 and had its headquarters at Budapest, Hungary. Michael Irani: Michael Irani was born in Bombay, who is a leading physician in Rheumatology and works as a... Read More


    Science-Society-Setu webinar series initiated to strengthen the S&T capacity of NGOs & Communities.

    45 days ago
    The need to create knowledge that is required for different sections of our society at the Science-Society-Setu for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat (S34ANB), a web clinic series by Science for Equity Empowerment and Development SEED Division, Department of Science and Technology (DST). Highlights: ♦ DST has organised the discussions under web clinic to reach the unreached through 'vocal for local approach' to strengthen the social infrastructure & technology-driven pillars of... Read More


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    CSIR-CMERI develops Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Processing Facility

    45 days ago
    The Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) under Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Processing Facility that has helped in achieving decentralised decimation of solid wastes. Highlights: ♦ The critical focus of CSIR-CMERI is to unburden the typical households from the segregation responsibilities through advanced segregation techniques. The bio-digestion process adopted has minimum pollution... Read More


    BRAHMOS missile test-fired from destroyer INS Chennai in the Arabian Sea

    45 days ago
    The supersonic cruise missile BRAHMOS was successfully test-fired on October 18, 2020, from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a target in the Arabian Sea. The missile hits the mark with its maximum accuracy.
    Highlights: ♦ The BRAHMOS missile hit the target successfully with pin-point accuracy after performing high-level and too complex manoeuvres. ♦ Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated Defence Research and Development... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Indian Navy Sri Lanka Navy Maritime Exercise SLINEX-20 off Trincomalee

    45 days ago
    The 8th Edition of annual Indian Navy (IN) – Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) SLINEX-20 is scheduled off Trincomalee, Sri Lanka from October 19 to 21  2020. SLINEX-20 is a maritime exercise. The Navies conducted the previous edition of SLINEX off Visakhapatnam in September 2019. Highlights: ♦ The Navy will of Sri Lanka will be represented by SLN Ships Sayura (Offshore Patrol Vessel) and Gajabahu (Training Ship) led by Rear Admiral Bandara Jayathilaka, the Flag Officer Commanding Naval... Read More
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