Current Affairs

20 October, 2020

International

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Attended Y20 Summit Virtually

the first-ever virtual G20 (Group of Twenty) Youth 20 (Y20) Summit was virtually hosted from Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia for exchanging ideas and dialogues for the empowerment of youth Post COVID where Indian side was represented by Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS).The theme of the Summit was “Government – Youth dialogue on post-COVID-19 opportunities”.
About G-20 or Group of Twenty:
Composition– 19 countries and the European Union (EU) The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the UK, and the US.
2020 Presidency– Saudi Arabia
2020 theme– Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century For All
Chairman– Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (2020)

India-Sri Lanka Navies Conducting Maritime Exercise SLINEX-20 off Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

ndia’s policy of ‘Neighbourhood First’ and vision of ‘Security and Growth for all in the Region (SAGAR)’ is boosting interactions with neighbouring countries including Sri Lanka with which Indian Navy (IN) initiated a 8th Edition of annual Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) bilateral maritime exercise SLINEX-20 from October 19-21 October 2020 off Trincomalee in Sri Lanka.The Indian side is represented by indigenously built ASW (anti- Submarine Warfare corvettes) Kamorta and Kiltan under the command of Rear Admiral Sanjay Vatsayan, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet (FOCEF) while Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) is represented by SLN Ships Sayura (Offshore Patrol Vessel) and Gajabahu (Training Ship) led by Rear Admiral Bandara Jayathilaka, the Flag Officer Commanding Naval.
About Sri Lanka:
Capitals– Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Currency– Sri Lankan rupee
Prime Minister– Percy Mahinda Rajapaksa
About Indian Navy:
Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS)– Admiral Karambir Singh
Integrated Headquarters MoD (Navy)– New Delhi

National

“Kati Bihu” Festival Celebrated in Assam

Kati Bihu is one of the set of three Bihu festivals (agricultural festivals) was celebrated in the state of Assam.The Kati Bihu is also known as Kangali Bihu, the festival of the poor (the word “Kongal” means “poor”) is celebrated in mid-October when the crops are at growing stage and the granaries of the farmers are depleting.
Celebration of Kati Bihu:The Kati Bihu is celebrated with the lamp called ‘Saki’ which is lit on the tips of bamboo poles in the fields which represents a guide to spirits and earthen lamps are lit in the garden, under the tulsi plants and in the granaries.
Other Bihu Festivals:
i.Bohag or Rongali Bihu is celebrated during the mid-April as the Assamese new year. During the Bohag Bihu the fields are prepared for the paddy cultivation.
ii.Magh or Bhogali Bihu is celebrated during the mid-January as a spring festival to mark a successful harvest and full granaries.

Shri Parshottam Rupala Launched Rs.10,000 cr Ayushman Sahakar for creation of healthcare by cooperatives

On the lines of the cooperative hospitals in Kerala, on October 18, 2020, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Shri Parshottam Rupala launched a new scheme of National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) namely “Ayushman Sahakar” to involve co-operatives in creating healthcare infrastructure.As a part of the scheme, a loan worth Rs 10,000 crore will be provided by NCDC to prospective cooperatives to set up healthcare facilities.
About National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC):
Managing Director– Sundeep Kumar Nayak
Headquarter– New Delhi

Economy

Fino Payments Bank Set to Add Another 300 Points at BPCL Outlet in Tamil Nadu

Petroleum Corporation Limited(BPCL) outlet to its existing 1075 in Tamil Nadu(TN). This is aimed to support the truck drivers to get a fleet card recharged by paying equivalent cash.The SmartFleet initiative is a first of its kind in India which provides assistance to the transporters to efficiently manage their funds.
About Fino Payment Bank:
MD & CEO– Rishi Gupta
Headquarters– Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
About BPCL:
Chairman & Managing Director– K. Padmakar
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra

Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Launched, ‘Invest 4G’ a Unit Linked Individual Life Insurance Savings Plan

Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) Life Insurance Company Limited launched, ‘Invest 4G’ a Unit Linked Individual Life Insurance Savings Plan.It is an individual life insurance savings plan that can be customized according to the individuals’ goals and changing requirements.
About Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance Company Limited:
MD & CEO- Anuj Mathur
Head Office– Gurugram, Haryana

Sports

DANISA Denmark Open 2020 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Tournament – Overview

DANISA Denmark Open 2020 took place from October 13-18, 2020 in Odense, Denmark. Denmark Open is an annual Badminton Tournament held in Denmark, organized byDanmarks Badminton forbund.Badminton World Federation (BWF) categorised it as a BWF World Tour Super 750 event in 2018.It is the only world tour event in Badminton which took place in 2020. Chou Tien Chen (Chinese Taipei) defeated India’s Kidambi Srikanth in the Quarterfinals of Denmark Open 2020.
Winners of DANISA Denmark Open 2020 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Tournament

Category

Winner

Runner-up

Men’s Singles

Anders Antonsen (Denmark)

Rasmus Gemke (Denmark)

Women’s Singles

Nozomi Okuhara (Japan)

Carolina Marin (Spain)

Men’s Doubles

Marcus Ellis (England), Chris Langridge (England)

Vladimir Ivanov (Russia), Ivan Sozonov (Russia)

Women’s Doubles

Yuki Fukushima (Japan), Sayaka Hirota (Japan)

Mayu Matsumoto (Japan), Wakana Nagahara (Japan)

Mixed Doubles

Mark Lamsfuss (Germany), Isabel Herttrich (Germany)

Chris Adcock (England), Gabrielle Adcock(England)

Miscellaneous

Stellapps Launches ‘mooPay’, a First-of-its-Kind Fully Automated Direct Payment Platform for Dairy Farmers in Rajasthan

Stellapps, an IIT(Indian Institute of Technology) Madras incubated dairy-tech startup and World Economic Forum(WEF)’s technology pioneer launched ‘mooPay’ in Bhilwara district. Rajasthan. The first-of-its-kind fully automated directpayment platform is for dairy farmers in Rajasthan.This platform is one of the Fintech solutions developed by Stellapps for dairy and dairy farmers.
About Stellapps:
Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Ranjith Mukundan
HeadQuarters– Bangalore, Karnataka

Jacinda Ardern leader of the Labour Party won the 2nd term as the Prime Minister of New Zealand with her landslide victory in the 2020 General Elections. The Labour Party won the election with 49% of the votes and its coalition partner the Green Party won 8% i.e., 10 seats.

Jacinda Ardern leader of the Labour Party won the 2nd term as the Prime Minister of New Zealand with her landslide victory in the 2020 General Elections. The Labour Party won the election with 49% of the votes and its coalition partner the Green Party won 8% i.e., 10 seats.

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