21st October 2020 Current Affairs



Here is the every day GK replace of twenty first October 2020 overlaying the next information headlines: Singapore, Mo Bidyut, Assam, ADB, SANT, AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR.

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International News

1. Singapore turns into 1st nation to make use of facial recognition to pay taxes

  • Singapore turned the World’s First Country to connect Facial verification within the National Identification Database. The operate known as “SingPass Face Verification”.
  • This know-how is being rolled out to the city-state’s SingPass digital identification scheme, providing entry to a minimum of 400 on-line providers, together with tax declarations and public housing purposes.
  • According to the Singapore authorities, the know-how helps make sure that the proper individual is genuinely current in entrance of their display screen, reasonably than {a photograph}, a video, a replayed recording or a deepfake.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • Prime Minister of Singapore: Lee Hsien Loong.
  • Singapore Capital: Singapore City.
  • Singapore Currency: Singapore Dollar.

State News

2. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches ‘Mo Bidyut’ portal

  • Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik has launched the electrical energy shopper service portal ”Mo Bidyut” and a cell app via video convention.
  • The bilingual on-line electrical energy built-in shopper service portal www.mobidyut.com developed by the Energy Department and devoted to the general public beneath 5T (Teamwork, Transparency, Technology, Time resulting in Transformation) initiative of the state authorities.
  • Through this individuals will now have the ability to avail environment friendly, time-bound, and clear on-line service supply.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik.
  • Odisha Capital: Bhubaneswar.
  • Odisha Governor: Ganeshi Lal.
  • Airports in Orissa: Biju Patnaik International Airport, Jharsuguda Airport, Rourkela Airport, Jeypore Airport and Savitri Jindal Airport.

3. Nitin Gadkari laid the muse stone of multi-modal logistic park in Assam

  • The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari just about laid the muse stone for the first-ever multi-modal logistic park of India, at Jogighopa, in Bongaigaon district of Assam.
  • The logistic park will present direct connectivity to air, highway, rail and waterways to the individuals of Assam and different components of North East.
  • The fund for the multi-modal logistics park could be spent in three parts – highway and railway connectivity in addition to constructing and infrastructure work. It may even give employment to twenty lakh individuals.
  • The total value of this mission is round Rs 693.97 Crore and is being developed beneath the Bharatmala Pariyojana of the Central Government.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Assam: Sarbananda Sonowal; Governor: Prof. Jagdish Mukhi.
  • Folk Dance of Assam: Bihu dance, Bagurumba, Bhortal Dance, Jhumur dance.

4. ADB and India inks USD 177 million mortgage for Maharashtra

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India have signed a mortgage settlement price USD 177 million, to improve 450 km of state highways and main district roads in Maharashtra.
  • The mission goals to enhance connectivity between rural areas and concrete centres within the state to allow rural communities to have higher entry to markets, employment alternatives and providers, which in flip will develop growth and livelihood alternatives outdoors of the state’s main city centres to second-tier cities and cities thus lowering earnings disparities.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray; Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
  • Folk Dance of Maharashtra: Lavani, Koli Dance, Lezim, Pavri Nach.
  • President of Asian Development Bank: Masatsugu Asakawa.
  • Asian Development Bank Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines.
  • Asian Development Bank Founded: 19 December 1966.


5. India efficiently test-fires “SANT” Missile off Odisha coast

  • India efficiently flight-tested its indigenously developed Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) missile from Integrated Test Range (ITR) off Odisha coast.
  • The missile was test-fired from a roof-top launcher of the ground-based platform.
  • It is an upgraded model of the anti-tank missile, Helicopter Launched Nag (HeliNa). This was the eleventh missile test-fired by India inside one and a half month.
  • SANT is an air-to-surface missile developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Air Force. The SANT missile has each lock-on earlier than launch and lock-on after launch functionality and may destroy targets 15 km to twenty km away.

6. Australia to affix Malabar-2020 Naval Exercise with India, US & Japan

  • India has invited Australia to take part in its trilateral naval train “Malabar-2020” which is scheduled to be held in November 2020, within the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.
  • In 2020, the train can be held in a ‘non-contact – at sea’ format. It goals to extend cooperation and improve security and safety within the maritime safety area.
  • The Malabar sequence of naval workout routines started in 1992 as a bilateral train between the Indian Navy-US Navy. Later, Japan joined the Naval train in 2015.
  • It should be remembered that US-India-Japan and Australia are already the a part of the “Quad” alliance.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.
  • Indian Navy Founded: 26 January 1950.

Schemes and Committees

7. Narendra Singh Tomar launches AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR scheme

  • Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar has launched “AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR”. The scheme is a singular strategy to help cooperatives to play an necessary position within the creation of healthcare infrastructure within the nation.
  • AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR scheme has been formulated by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).
  • The NCDC would prolong time period loans to potential cooperatives to the tune of 10 thousand crores within the coming years.
  • NCDC’s scheme can be a step in the direction of strengthening farmers welfare actions by the Central Government.
  • NCDC’s Ayushman Sahakar scheme goals at bringing transformation within the well being providers primarily within the rural areas.
  • The scheme additionally supplies working capital and margin cash to fulfill the operational necessities of the well being amenities. It supplies curiosity subvention of 1 per cent to ladies majority cooperatives.

Science and Technology

8. Nokia chosen by NASA to construct 4G LTE Mobile Network on the Moon

  • Nokia has been chosen by NASA to construct the primary mobile community on the moon.
  • NASA goals to return people to the moon by 2024 and dig in for a long-term presence there beneath its Artemis programme.
  • The first wi-fi broadband communications system in house could be constructed on the lunar floor in late 2022.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • The administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Jim Bridenstine.
  • Headquarters of NASA: Washington D.C., United States.
  • Chairman of Nokia Corporation: Sari Baldauf.
  • Nokia Headquarters: Espoo, Finland.

Ranks and Reports

9. India ranked 2nd in OECD International Migration Outlook report

  • India has acquired the second rank by way of the variety of migrants going to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations and buying the citizenship of these nations.
  • China retained its prime spot with 4.3 lakh migrants, which was 1 per cent decrease than the 2019 report.
  • This is the forty fourth version of the annual report. The knowledge was launched by the OECD in its 2020 version of the annual International Migration Outlook report, which analyses the current developments in migration actions and insurance policies in its nations.
  • From India, 3.3 lakh migrants moved, and that is 10 per cent greater than the final version.
  • Romania emerged because the third-largest exporter of human capital to those nations. Paris-based OECD is an affiliation of 37 developed nations which frequently appeal to immigrants for work alternatives, schooling and asylum.


10. India’s Elavenil Valarivan wins gold in International Air Rifle Championship

  • In Shooting, the world primary Elavenil Valarivan of India gained the gold medal in ladies’s occasion of the 2020 Sheikh Russel International Air Rifle Championship.
  • The occasion was organised by Bangladesh Shooting Sport Federation (BSSF). Japan’s Naoya Okada gained the gold within the males’s occasion, whereas India’s Shahu Tushar Mane bagged a silver.
  • The occasion was a 60-shots competitors wherein shooters from six nations participated which included Bangladesh, India, Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Bhutan.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina; Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Taka.

Books and Authors

11. NK Singh launches his autobiography ‘Portraits Of Power’

  • Veteran Economist and bureaucrat N K (Nand Kishore) Singh has launched his autobiography titled “Portraits of Power: Half a Century of Being at Ringside”.
  • The guide portrays the lifetime of NK Singh who performed an energetic position within the growth of the Indian economic system.
  • He is at the moment serving because the Chairman of the fifteenth Finance Commission. The guide is printed by Rupa Publications India.
  • The guide portrays NK Singhs’s stents from 1964 when he joined the Indian Administrative Service(IAS), serving in increased positions of the Indian Government earlier than getting into politics as a member of Rajya Sabha. This guide covers all the private and nationwide actions that occurred in his life.

Important Days

12. International Chef’s Day: 20 October

  • International Chefs Day is noticed globally on 20 October yearly. The day goals to have a good time and honour the noble career and educate individuals world wide about maintaining a healthy diet.
  • It can be the day for knowledgeable cooks to move on their data and culinary expertise to the following era with a way of satisfaction and dedication.
  • The theme of International Chefs Day 2020 marketing campaign is Healthy Food for the Future. International Chefs Day was created by Dr Bill Gallagher, a famend chef and the previous president of the World Association of Chefs Societies (World Chefs), in 2004.

Obituaries News

13. Veteran TV Actress Zarina Roshan Khan passes away

  • Renowned TV actress, Zarina Roshan Khan handed away. She was fondly remembered for her position within the tv present ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ as Indu Dadi.
  • Zarina had begun her profession as a stunt girl, earlier than taking on performing as a career and has featured in a number of reveals and movies.
  • The actor has additionally carried out in serials like Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and performed the position of a mom in a number of Hindi movies.

Miscellaneous News

14. RPF launches ‘Meri Saheli’ initiative on AP Express

  • Railway Protection Force (RPF), Visakhapatnam has began implementing ‘Meri Saheli’ initiative in AP Express (Visakhapatnam to New Delhi), to be able to present proactive safety to ladies passengers.
  • The major motto of ‘Meri Saheli’ is to offer security and safety to ladies passengers travelling in trains all through their journey.
  • A group of ladies Sub Inspectors and girls constables of RPF will enter all coaches together with girls coaches and establish ladies passengers, who're travelling alone earlier than the departure of the prepare.
  • These passengers can be briefed about all precautions to be taken through the journey and inform about assist no. 182 other than giving contact numbers of RPF to contact in case of any subject.