Top Current Affairs of the day: 23 October 2020

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  • Andorra Joins International Monetary Fund as 190th Member

    41 days ago
    Europe’s Andorra formally joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 16 th October, becoming the crisis lender’s 190th member state as the tourism and trade-dependent principality struggles with the coronavirus pandemic. Highlights: ♦ Andorra’s initial quota – the capital subscription that determines its voting power and access to financing – is 82.5 million Special Drawing Rights, or about $116.4 million. ♦ Andorra faces short-term and... Read More


    Govt launches e-Dharti Geo portal

    41 days ago
    Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs (Hardeep Singh Puri) launched the e-Dharti Geo Portal on October 21, 2020. GoI e-Dharti portal will integrate map and also lease plans in the Management Information System (MIS). It will make the system Geographic Information System (GIS) enabled. e-Dharti portal: ♦ The land and development office is currently dealing with around 60,000 commercial, residential, industrial and institutional properties. It provides a property certificate and the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Third Phase of NSM to commence from January

    41 days ago
    The DST - Department of Science and Technology has announced on October 21, 2020, that the third phase of National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) under the Ministry of Science and Technology will commence in January 2021. The 3rd phase of the mission will increase the computing speed to 45 Petaflops (PF). Background: C - DAC - Centre for Development of Advanced Computing  & the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) signed an agreement with the leading institutes of India on October... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    IIT Kharagpur's low-cost coronavirus testing method COVIRAP gets ICMR assent

    41 days ago
    A researchers team at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur has developed a low-cost portable kit for rapid diagnostics of coronavirus called COVIRAP, which produces results within one hour. Highlights: ♦ The COVIRAP kit has been approved by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), and various commercial units have already approached them for technology licensing. The testing facility, can be housed anywhere and does not require an air-conditioned lab. ♦... Read More


    NDA govt launches various schemes for farmers empowerment

    41 days ago
    NDA government has launched various schemes for the empowerment of farmers emphasized by BJP President JP Nadda. The PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana scheme has deposited Rs. 6,000 in the account of 10 crore farmers. Highlights: ♦ The BJP-led NDA government has deposited over Rs. 92,000 directly into the bank accounts of 10 crore farmers under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana Scheme. ♦ The soul of India resides in the farmers, and it is the farmer who is the backbone of India. ♦... Read More


    DRDO Successfully conducts a final trial of Nag Anti-Tank Guided Missile

    41 days ago
    Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) carried out the final trial of the third generation successfully from the Pokhran field firing ranges in Rajasthan.
    The successful final user trial of the missile makes the Nag anti-tank missile ready for induction in the Indian Army. Highlights: ♦ India carried out the final trial of the 3rd generation, Anti-tank guided missile ‘NAG’ successfully on October 22 2020, from the Pokhran field firing... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Dr Jitendra Singh addresses the 1st ever Ministerial Meeting of G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group

    41 days ago
    India reiterated its commitment for the eradication of corruption under Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Speaking at the 1st ever Ministerial Meeting of G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group. Highlights: ♦ India is bound to the policy of zero tolerance against corruption and unaccounted money. ♦ In pursuance of this, it is the Modi government has taken initiatives over the last six years. ♦ India's Prevention of Corruption Act, which the government amended after 30... Read More


    Haryana tops Anemia Mukt Bharat Index

    41 days ago
    Haryana State has the best Anemia Mukt Bharat (AMB) Index among 29 states in the country. Highlights: ♦ The Anemia Mukt Bharat, an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), has been launched to reduce the prevalence of Anemia all over India. ♦ This information came to light during the 8th Governing Body Meeting of the State Health Society of the National Health Mission (NHM) in Chandigarh. ♦ In a recently... Read More
    Category: Index / List


    Microsoft and SpaceX join hands to connect Azure Platform to Satellites

    41 days ago
    Microsoft is joining hands with the SpaceX which is led by Elon Musk( billionaire entrepreneur). This is being done to target space customers. Highlights: ♦ SpaceX-Starlinkwill has partnership and provides high-speed and low latency satellite broadband for Microsoft's Azure Modular Datacenter.
    ♦ With this partnership, Microsoft aims to make the Azure a platform and ecosystem of choice. ♦ Microsoft wants the platform to be looked upon for the mission needs of the... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


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    CSIR-CDRI Scientist Dr Saman Habib elected as a fellow of Indian National Science Academy

    41 days ago
    Dr Saman Habib, is elected as a fellow of Indian National Science Academy. Dr Saman Habib, Chief Scientist and Professor (AcSIR) in Molecular Biology Division, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow brought her outstanding work for understanding the malaria parasite.
    Highlights: Her research group’s interest in the malaria parasite is driven by the desire to understand  (a) the molecular workings and functions of the relict plastid (apicoplast) of Plasmodium,  (b) mechanisms of protein... Read More


    Shri Prahlad Singh Patel virtually launches Life in Miniature project

    41 days ago
    Central Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (I/C), Shri Prahlad Singh Patel launched “Life in Miniature” project on October 22, 2020.
    Highlights: ♦ The project is a collaboration between the National Museum, New Delhi, Ministry of Culture, and Google Arts & Culture. ♦ The importance of ‘Digital India’ initiative and the role of technology in the preservation of India’s heritage was emphasized by the Minister. ♦ Many Miniature... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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