11th & 12th October 2020 Current Affairs


Here is the day by day GK replace of  eleventh & twelfth October 2020 overlaying the next information headlines: Har Ghar Jal, International Day of the Girl Child, French Open, Eifel Grand Prix, Nobel Prize 2020 in Economic Sciences.

Daily GK updates are included with the essential information that made the present affairs headlines for banking or different aggressive exams. Daily GK Update is the entire bag of the essential information that held all day lengthy. One ought to have full information concerning the banking phrases, present affairs information, and so forth. So, right here is the GK replace of eleventh & twelfth October 2020 that can assist you put together the Current affairs half.

National News

1. SVAMITVA Scheme: PM Modi launches bodily distribution of Property Cards

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the programme of bodily distribution of Property Cards beneath the SVAMITVA scheme by video conferencing.
  • The Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas (SVAMITVA) is a Central Sector Scheme, which was launched in April 2020 to offer the ‘record of rights to document the residential properties’ to village family homeowners in rural areas and challenge Property Cards.
  • ‘SVAMITVA Scheme’ will assist in strengthening the Panchayati Raj system for which efforts are underway for the previous 6 years.

International News

2. Aava Murto turns into Finland’s PM submit for a day

  • As a part of the United Nations International Day of Girl Child (eleventh October 2020), a 16-year outdated Aava Murto assumed the submit of Finland’s Prime Minister for at some point on seventh October 2020 to lift consciousness about gender equality.
  • It was performed as a part of the “Girls Takeover” Program. Murto hails from the small village of Vaaksy in Southern Finland.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • The Prime Minister of Finland is Sanna Marin, Capital metropolis is Helsinki and Currency is Euro respectively.

State News

3. Goa turns into first ‘Har Ghar Jal’ State throughout the nation

  • According to the information supplied by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Goa has turn out to be the primary “Har Ghar Jal” State within the nation by offering faucet water connection to each rural family.
  • The state supplied faucet water connection to 2 lakh 30 thousand rural households in all of the 191 Gram Panchayats of the state.
  • North Goa with 1,65,000 rural households and South Goa with 98,000 rural households are totally saturated with assured piped water provide by faucet connections.
  • Goa’s achievement is an instance for different States to emulate and guarantee each rural dwelling will get faucet connection and particularly in these instances of Covid-19 pandemic.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • Goa Capital: Panaji.
  • Governor of Goa: Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
  • Chief Minister of Goa: Pramod Sawant.

4. Andhra Pradesh CM launches “Jagananna Vidya Kanuka” scheme

  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched a brand new scheme named the ‘Jagananna Vidya Kanuka’ scheme to distribute faculty kits among the many poor youngsters of the state.
  • The state shall spend round Rs 650 crore in the direction of the scheme. 42,34,322 kits shall be distributed throughout the state beneath the scheme.
  • Under this scheme, the federal government faculty college students from courses 1 to 10 throughout the state will set the faculty kits or Vidya Kanuka, which is able to comprise three pairs of uniform, one pair of sneakers, two pairs of socks, a belt, one set of textbooks and notebooks and one faculty bag.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh: YS Jagan Mohan Reddy; Governor: Biswa Bhusan Harichandan.

Schemes and Committees

5. FM Nirmala Sitharaman introduced LTC money voucher scheme

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has introduced go away journey concession (LTC) money voucher scheme and particular competition advance scheme for presidency staff with an purpose to extend shopper spending.
  • She introduced proposals relating to shopper spending and capital expenditure.
  • Under shopper spending, she introduced proposals inside two parts: LTC money voucher scheme and particular competition advance scheme.

Awards News

6. Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2020 introduced

  • The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has determined to award the Sveriges Riksbank  (Sweden’s central financial institution) Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2020 to Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats”.
  • This yr’s Laureates, Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson, have studied how auctions work.
  • They have additionally used their insights to design new public sale codecs for items and companies which can be troublesome to promote in a standard manner, akin to radio frequencies.
  • Their discoveries have benefitted sellers, patrons and taxpayers all over the world.


7. Lewis Hamilton wins 2020 Eifel Grand Prix

  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) has received the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix, held on the Nürburgring in Nürburg, Germany.
  • This is Hamilton’s seventh win of the season and 91st profession race victory, which was until now achieved solely by Michael Schumacher.
  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) got here second adopted by Daniel Ricciardo (Renault, Australia) at third place.

8. Rafael Nadal wins French Open 2020

  • Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win the males’s 2020 French Open Title. This is his thirteenth French Open males’s singles title and twentieth Grand Slam title.
  • In Women’s single, Iga Swiatek of Poland, claimed a historic win, by turning into the youngest girls to win the title within the historical past of the championship. She defeated Sofia Kenin, of the United States and have become the primary Polish tennis participant to win the singles’ Grand Slam.

Winners of French Open Tennis 2020:

CategoryName of the Sportsperson
Men’s SingleRafael Nadal (Spain)
Women’s SingleIga Swiatek (Poland)
Men’s DoubleKevin Krawietz & Andreas Mies (Germany)
Women’s DoubleTímea Babos (Hungary) & Kristina Mladenovic (France)

Important Days

9. World Arthritis Day: 12 October

  • World Arthritis Day is noticed globally on twelfth October yearly. The day is well known to lift consciousness about arthritis, an inflammatory situation which causes ache and stiffness in joints which might worsen with age.
  • Arthritis is an irritation of the joints. It can have an effect on one joint or a number of joints. There are greater than 100 various kinds of arthritis, with completely different causes and therapy strategies. The commonest sorts are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

10. International Day of the Girl Child: 11 October

  • International Day of the Girl Child is noticed globally on 11 October yearly since 2012.
  • The International Day of the Girl Child focuses consideration on the necessity to handle the challenges ladies face and to advertise ladies’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.
  • The theme for 2020 International Day of the Girl Child is “My voice, our equal future”.


11. Delhi govt approves tree transplantation coverage

  • Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal has handed a first-of-its-kind in India ‘Tree Transplantation Policy’ to protect timber for clear and inexperienced Delhi.
  • As per this coverage, the timber which wants be felled resulting from any circumstances, like for constructions and different improvement tasks, wouldn’t be reduce however as an alternative uprooted and transplanted some place else.
  • At least 80 per cent of the overall variety of timber to be felled for any building/improvement undertaking, have to be transplanted to different location. Also, the transplantation company might want to be certain that 80 per cent of transplanted timber survive, following which solely they may obtain the funds.
  • Additionally, compensatory plantation of 10 saplings for every tree, as being adopted at the moment, will proceed. This coverage, nonetheless, won’t apply if 10 or fewer timber are to be felled.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • Chief Minister of Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal; Governor of Delhi: Anil Baijal.

12. Chetan Anand named model ambassador for Indian model ‘Transform’

  • Commonwealth Games medallist in Badminton, Chetan Anand has been roped in because the model ambassador for India’s first-ever homegrown skilled badminton model “Transform”.
  • Transform Badminton is India’s 1st skilled badminton model at par with the perfect racquets obtainable available in the market which can be at the moment imported from overseas for enjoying in India.
  • Transform racquets have been made out of the military-grade graphite.