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20:50 IST Sep 23,2020
Current Affairs Live Updates 2020: Parliament passed three Labour Codes to pave way for enactment of Labour Laws

Rajya Sabha passed three labour codes namely, (i) Industrial Relations Code, 2020  (ii) Code on Occupational Safety, Health & Working Conditions Code, 2020 (iii) Social Security Code, 2020.  Highlights: ♦ These Labour Codes seeks to enhance the welfare of the workers in the country.  ♦ The Social Security Code provides a framework to include organized and unorganized sector workers under the ambit of comprehensive social security.   ♦ It contains provisions relating to Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Employees' State Insurance (ESIC), building construction workers, maternity benefits, gratuity and social security fund for unorganized sector worke...

20:49 IST Sep 23,2020
Current Affairs Live Updates 2020: DRDO Successfully test-fired Laser-Guided ATGM

DRDO successfully test-fired Laser-Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) from MBT Arjun Tank at KK Ranges, Armoured Corps Centre and School (ACC&S) Ahmednagar on 22 September 2020. The missile has been developed with multiple-platform launch capability. The ATGM is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials from the gun of MBT Arjun.  Laser Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM): ♦ ATGM was developed by Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE) Pune in association with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) Pune, and Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE) Dehradun. ♦ During the test, ATGM successfully defeated a target located at 3 km.  ♦ Using L...

20:48 IST Sep 23,2020
Current Affairs Live Updates 2020: Shri Narendra Singh Tomar assumed charge of Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar assumed charge as the Minister of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) in Panchsheel Bhawan on 23 September 2020. The Minister met all the senior officials and reviewed the schemes of the ministry. Tomar currently holds the charge of the Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Minister of Rural Development, and Minister of Panchayati Raj. The main objective of the Ministry is to: ♦ Reduce the wastage at all stages in the food processing chain by developing infrastructure for storage, transportation and processing of agro-food produce Improve farmer's income by better utilization and value addition of agricultural produce ♦ Encourage Research & Development (R&...

20:47 IST Sep 23,2020
Current Affairs Live Updates 2020: Kritagya Hackathon launched by National Agricultural Higher Education Project of ICAR

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under the National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) has launched a hackathon named “KRITAGYA”. The aim is to promote potential technology solutions to enhance farm mechanization with special emphasis on women-friendly equipment. Kritagya Hackathon: ♦ Students, faculties and innovators/entrepreneurs from any university / technical institution across the country can apply and participate in the event in the form of a group. ♦ A group can have a maximum of 4 participants with not more than one faculty and/or more than one innovator or entrepreneur.  ♦ The participating students can collaborate with local start-ups, students...

20:45 IST Sep 23,2020
Current Affairs Live Updates 2020: International Day of Sign Languages is observed on 23 September

International Day of Sign Languages is observed on 23 September every year. The day aims to raise awareness of the importance of sign language in the full realization of the human rights of people who are deaf. The International Day of Sign Languages offers an opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all sign language users.  Theme: The theme for 2020 International Day of Sign languages is “Sign Languages Are for Everyone!”. History International Day of Sign Languages was initiated by the World Federation of the Deaf...

20:51 IST Sep 22,2020
Current Affairs Live Updates 2020: Ministry of AYUSH signed MoU with Ministry of Women and Child Development for Controlling Malnutrition

Ministry of AYUSH signed MoU with the Ministry of Women and Child Development in New Delhi. The MoU is aimed to control Malnutrition as a part of POSHAN Abhiyaan.  Highlights: ♦ The MoU aims time-tested and scientifically proven Ayush-based solutions being adopted for controlling malnutrition in the country. ♦ The MoU is aimed to tackle the problem of malnutrition in mothers and children in the country.  ♦ Centre aims to establish Nutri-gardens and medicinal gardens in every Anganwadi in near future. ♦ The MoU will enable co-operation between the Ministries in identified areas including Integration of AYUSH into POSHAN Abhiyaan and Control of malnutrition through the pri...

20:47 IST Sep 22,2020
Current Affairs Live Updates 2020: Centre launched National Conservation Strategy for Indian One-Horned Rhino

Environment Ministry launched a National Conservation Strategy for Indian One-Horned Rhino. It was launched by the Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. The conservation initiatives for rhino has also enriched the grassland management as it helps in reducing the negative impacts of climate change. National Rhino Conservation Strategy: ♦ The Strategy was launched to conserve the greater one-horned rhinoceros.  ♦ It aims to work for the conservation of the rhino species under five objectives namely strengthening protection, expanding the distribution range, research, monitoring, and adequate and sustained funding. Background: India is home to a huge number of Greater One-...

20:46 IST Sep 22,2020
Current Affairs Live Updates 2020: Rose Day is observed on 22 September

Rose Day is observed on 22 September every year. The day is observed for the welfare of cancer patients. The day is to mark hope for cancer patients that cancer is curable. The day is to spread a message to all cancer patients that they can fight the disease with strong willpower and spirit. Aim: Rose Day aims to spread a message to all cancer patients that they can fight the disease with a strong spirit and willpower. The day is to remind the cancer patients that there are many individuals and services are available to provide support to them medically, financially and emotionally. Melinda Rose: Rose day is to commemorate a 12-year-old girl named Melinda Rose from Canada. She was diagnosed with Ask...

20:43 IST Sep 22,2020
Current Affairs Live Updates 2020: Rajya Sabha passed 2020 Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws Amendment Bill

Rajya Sabha passed Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 in New Delhi on 22 September. The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Act of 2014 and the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Act, 2017 are the unique initiatives of the Government of India. The aim is to impart knowledge in the field of Information Technology to provide solutions to the challenges faced by the country. The IIIT Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was passed in Lok Sabha on 20th March 2020. Highlights: ♦ IIIT Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 encourage IIITs to promote the study of information and technology (IT) through their innovative and qualitative methods in the country. ♦ ...

20:43 IST Sep 22,2020
Current Affairs Live Updates 2020: World Rhino Day is observed on 22 September

World Rhino Day is observed on 22 September. The day is observed to celebrate the world’s five rhinoceros species and to reflect on the challenges facing them. The day encourages people to take steps for the conservation of Rhinos. What are the 5 rhino species? There are 5 rhino species living in Africa and Asia. Three of the species namely Javan Rhinos (Rhinoceros sondaicus), Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) and black rhinos (Diceros bicornis) are listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as Critically Endangered. One of the 5 species White rhinos (Ceratotherium simum) are considered near threatened, and greater one-horned rhinos (Rhinoceros unicornis) vulnerable to extinction.

20:42 IST Sep 22,2020
Current Affairs Live Updates 2020: Government launched YuWaah, a multi-stakeholder platform to make young people career ready

Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) with Generation Unlimited (GenU), a global multi-stakeholder platform in India, to establish YuWaah, to make young people career ready. This information was passed by the Union Minister of State (IC) for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju. YuWaah: The project aims to: ♦ Support young people by providing entrepreneurship classes, both online and offline, with successful entrepreneurs and experts. The aim is to establish an entrepreneurial mindset among young people. ♦ Boost the skills of the 21st-century young people, digital skills, life skills, through online and offline channels and su...

20:40 IST Sep 22,2020
Current Affairs Live Updates 2020: Parliament passed the 2020 Essential Commodities Amendment Bill

Rajya Sabha passed the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020 on 22 September. The bill was introduced by the Minister of State (MoS) for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Danve Raosaheb Dadarao on 14th September 2020 in the Lok Sabha. The Bill will replace ordinances promulgated on 5th June 2020. The bill was passed by the lower house on 15th September 2020. Highlights: ♦ Under the Bill, with provisions to remove commodities like cereals, pulses, oilseeds, edible oils, potatoes and onions from the list of essential commodities.  ♦ The EC (Amendment) Bill 2020 aims to remove fears of private investors of excessive regulatory interference in their business operations.  ♦&nbs...

20:36 IST Sep 22,2020
Current Affairs Live Updates 2020: International Day of Peace is observed on 21 September

International Day of Peace is observed on 21 September. The day is observed to strengthen the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The day supports non-violence and ceasefire. Theme: The theme of 2020 International Day of Peace is "Shaping Peace Together". The theme focuses to spread compassion, kindness and hope among the people across the world. The theme encourages people to stand together with the UN against attempts to promote discrimination or hatred amid the pandemic. History: International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 1981. In 2001, the UNGA unanimously designated the Day as a period of non-violence and cea...

21:43 IST Sep 21,2020
Current Affairs Live Updates 2020: World Alzheimers Day is observed on 21 September

World Alzheimer's Day is observed on 21 September every year. The day aims to create a global opportunity to raise awareness and highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia. It is also an opportunity for people and organizations to demonstrate several measures to help people live well with dementia.  World Alzheimer’s Day occurs during World Alzheimer’s Month. World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds  dementia.  Theme: The theme for World Alzheimer’s Month 2020 is “Let’s talk about dementia”.  Hi...

21:41 IST Sep 21,2020
Current Affairs Live Updates 2020: FACT signed MoU with ITI Kalamassery to improve industry-institute interaction

Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT), a PSU under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Kalamassery to improve industry institute interaction. The Executive Director (Production Co-ordination) of FACT Sri Kesavan Nampoothiri and Principal of ITI Kalamassery Sri Raghunadhan signed the MoU agreement. Highlights: ♦ The MoU aims to implement anthe adoption programme to share training facilities and facilitate academic interaction between ITI students and FACT employees. ♦ The MoU will enhance exchange knowledge, conduct factory visits, enable experts from FACT to impart training, org...