25th & 26th October 2020 Current Affairs


Here is the each day GK replace of twenty fifth & twenty sixth October 2020 protecting the next information headlines: UN Commemorative Stamp, Life in Miniature, FATF, World Bank, ICICI Bank.

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National News

1. India Posts releases seventy fifth Anniversary of UN Commemorative Stamp

  • Department of Posts (DOP), Ministry of Communications launched a commemorative postage stamp on the seventy fifth anniversary of the United Nations Organisations.
  • External Affairs Ministry spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava acknowledged India attaches the best precedence to the growth of the UN Security Council in order that it displays up to date realities of the world.
  • He acknowledged reformed multilateralism can be a key pillar of the general strategy within the upcoming innings of India as a non-permanent member.
  • It could also be famous that the Department of Posts has beforehand launched related such commemorative postage stamps on the UN’s ninth, fortieth, and fiftieth Anniversaries in 1954, 1985, and 1995 respectively.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Indian Post Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Director-General of Indian Post: Arundhaty Ghosh.
  • United Nations Headquarters: New York, United States.
  • United Nations Founded: 24 October 1945.
  • United Nations Secretary-general: António Guterres.

2. Prahlad Singh Patel just about launched “Life in Miniature” challenge

  • Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (I/C), Prahlad Singh Patel has just about launched the “Life in Miniature” challenge, a collaboration between the National Museum, New Delhi, Ministry of Culture, and Google Arts & tradition.
  • On the Google Arts & Culture app, on-line viewers can expertise the primary Augmented Reality-powered artwork gallery designed with conventional Indian structure, and discover a life-size digital house the place you’ll be able to stroll as much as a collection of miniature work.
  • The artworks showcased are offered together with 5 common themes of the human relationship with nature, love, celebration, religion, and energy.
  • Users will be capable of see well-known miniature collections of the National Museum, just like the Ramayana, Royal Saga, Pahari model work in by no means earlier than seen methods and in extraordinary element, in only a few clicks at co/LifeInMiniature.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (I/C): Prahlad Singh Patel.
  • Constituency: Damoh, Madhya Pradesh.

International News

3. Bangladesh govt orders ‘no mask, no service’ coverage

  • Bangladesh authorities has determined that no service can be supplied to individuals who don’t put on a masks.
  • The cupboard assembly chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina determined that nobody can be allowed to enter places of work with out the masks.
  • It determined that every one places of work should set up discover boards saying ‘no mask, no service’ with a purpose to management the unfold of COVID 19 virus within the nation.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

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

4. Pakistan to stay in gray checklist of FATF until Feb 2021

  • The world terror financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has introduced that Pakistan will proceed to stay on its gray checklist until February 2021.
  • This resolution has been taken since Pakistan has not been capable of fulfil six out of the 27 mandates to verify terror funding. FATF has strongly urged Pakistan to swiftly full its full motion plan by February 2021.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • The headquarters of FATF is in Paris, France.
  • FATF was based in July 1989.
  • Prime Minister of Pakistan: Imran Khan.
  • President of Pakistan: Arif Alvi.
  • Capital of Pakistan: Islamabad.

State News

5. PM Modi launched 3 tasks in Gujarat

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated three tasks in his house State Gujarat, one every associated to farmers’ welfare, healthcare, and tourism improvement, through video convention from New Delhi. The tasks inaugurated embody
  • The ‘Kisan Suryodaya Yojna’ is an Agri scheme which goals to supply energy provide throughout daytime from 5 am to 9 pm (16 hours) for irrigation functions to farmers.
  • The state authorities has allotted a finances of Rs 3,500 crores for putting in transmission infrastructure underneath this scheme by 2023.
  • The Paediatric Heart Hospital was inaugurated at U.N Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre at Civil Hospital campus in Ahmedabad and a Mobile Application for telecardiology.
  • The new services have been arrange at the price of Rs 470 crore and can be India’s largest hospital for cardiology.
  • Girnar hill ropeway at Junagadh is Rs 130 crore challenge. It would appeal to extra vacationers and pilgrims to this historic place which is able to enhance employment alternatives.
  • The 2,320 metres lengthy ropeway has a capability of carrying 1,000 passengers each hour.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • Gujarat Chief Minister: Vijay Rupani.
  • Gujarat Governor: Acharya Devvrat.

6. World Bank sanctions Rs 3 crore for Sand Dune Park in Goa

  • India’s first sand dune parks and interpretation centres are set to be developed in Goa. World Bank has sanctioned round Rs.3 crore underneath the programme.
  • The Goa state biodiversity board has proposed the challenge, which can be applied with monetary help from the World Bank.
  • The Sand Dune park challenge can have interpretation centres to teach locals and vacationers on the significance of the sand dune ecosystem. Park would even have Bridges manufactured from nature-friendly materials to scale back trampling on sand dune vegetation.
  • Besides this, nurseries of sand dune vegetation can even be arrange, which is able to allow its replantation on seaside stretches the place vegetation has gone extinct.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

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


7. ICICI Bank shuts down operations in Sri Lanka

  • ICICI Bank has shut down his operations in Sri Lanka after getting approval from the Sri Lankan financial authority.
  • The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, having thought-about the request made by ICICI Bank, has granted approval to shut down enterprise operation of the financial institution in Sri Lanka and cancel the licence issued to it.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • ICICI Bank Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • ICICI Bank MD & CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi.
  • ICICI Bank Tagline: Hum Hai Na, Khayal Apka.


8. BSE inks MoU with ICCI to help SMEs & start-ups

  • Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has signed an settlement with Inventivepreneur Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ICCI) to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups, and promote their itemizing on the alternate.
  • ICCI will supply help to BSE in evaluating SMEs and start-ups for itemizing on BSE SME board.
  • ICCI can even assist to supply trade connections to respective BSE start-ups globally and help entrepreneurship nationwide by means of information transmission on authorities introduced packages, acceleration fund, worldwide presence and world enterprise relations.


9. India-assisted hydroelectric challenge in Bhutan wins UK engineers’ physique award

  • India-assisted Mangdechhu Hydroelectric challenge in Bhutan has been awarded the Brunel Medal-2020, an award conferred by the UK’s prime engineering physique, Institute of Civil Engineers.
  • The 720-MW Mangdechhu run-of-river energy challenge is constructed on the Mangdechhu River in Trongsa Dzongkhag district of central Bhutan at a value of Rs 4,500-crore.
  • The challenge was collectively inaugurated by the prime ministers of the 2 nations in August 2019, throughout Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state go to to Bhutan.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Capital of Bhutan: Thimphu.
  • Prime minister of Bhutan: Lotay Tshering.
  • The foreign money of Bhutan: Bhutanese ngultrum.

Ranks and Reports

10. NTPC ranks 1st amongst Indian PSUs in Forbes’ World’s Best Employer 2020

  • National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has featured on the highest on the checklist of Indian PSUs underneath the ‘World’s Best Employer 2020’, revealed by Forbes.
  • The recognition is testimony to NTPC’s dedication in the direction of inculcating finest in school practices which can be thoughtfully designed and robustly executed, the corporate acknowledged in an announcement.
  • The modules have helped hundreds of employees from NTPC to develop and assume past the skilled sphere.
  • NTPC has efficiently innovated and launched folks practices within the area of hiring; engagement; variety and inclusion; rewards and recognition; and efficiency administration.
  • In the current previous, the corporate has initiated an ‘NTPC Series’ on success tales past official work, ‘Ambition, Growth, Success Beyond Work’, a sequence on the achievements of workers past their official assignments.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • NTPC Founded: 1975.
  • NTPC Headquarters: New Delhi, India.

Sports News

11. Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese Grand Prix 2020

  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) has gained the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix, held at Algarve International Circuit, Portugal.
  • This was the twelfth spherical of the 2020 Formula One World Championship. This is Hamilton’s eighth win of the season and 92nd profession race victory.
  • With this win, he has surpassed the file of 91 wins set by German nice Michael Schumacher. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes- Finland) got here second adopted by Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) on the third spot.

Important Days

12. 59th ITBP Raising Day: 24 October

  • Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has noticed his 59th elevating Day on twenty fourth October.
  • The ITBP was raised within the aftermath of the 1962 Chinese aggression and it has a power of about 90,000 personnel with 60 battalions on the bottom.
  • ITBP is among the 5 our bodies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).
  • It retains Vigil on the northern borders and prevents border violations.
  • It checks unlawful immigration, trans-border smuggling, and maintains peace.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • Director-General of ITBP: Surjeet Singh Deswal.


13. Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-Hee passes away

  • The chairman of South Korea’s largest conglomerate, Samsung Group, Lee Kun-hee has handed away.
  • Lee helped to rework Samsung from a small buying and selling enterprise to grow to be the world’s largest producer of smartphones and reminiscence chips.
  • The agency’s general turnover at the moment is equal to a fifth of South Korea’s GDP. Lee was additionally the richest individual in South Korea, in accordance with Forbes, with a web price of practically $21bn.