Current Affairs Shortly : 19th October 2020


IRCTC restarts Tejas Express Train to cater to the rising passenger calls for

•  Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has determined to restart the companies of Tejas Express Train. The step has been taken to fulfill the rising passenger demand as a result of upcoming festive season.

•  The authorities had suspended the Ahmedabad-Mumbai and Lucknow-New Delhi Tejas Express Trains on March 19, 2020, due COVID-19.

•  IRCTC has carried out an in depth coaching program for the employees of Tejas categorical and an SOP observing the COVID-19 protocol has additionally been issued for the protection of the passengers.


•  Apart from the next tips to stop Coronavirus, the vacationers may also have to put in the contact tracing app Aarogya Setu. COVID-19 safety equipment may also be supplied. The passengers must undergo a thermal screening earlier than getting into the coaches.

AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR scheme launched by Agriculture Minister for well being companies rural areas

•  Narendra Singh Tomar, the Union Agriculture Minister on October 19, 2020, launched AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR Scheme. It is a novel technique to help cooperatives in creating healthcare infrastructure in India.


•  National Cooperative Development Corporation has created the AYUSMAN SAHAKAR scheme.

•  Funding by NCDC may also additional encourage and develop the healthcare companies which have been operated by the cooperatives within the nation. The scheme may also strengthen welfare actions for farmers by the federal government.

•  The scheme by NCDC goals at bringing the transformation in well being companies, primarily in rural areas. The scheme may also be offering margin cash and dealing capital to fulfill the important necessities of the well being services.


Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party registers landslide victory generally elections of New Zealand

•  The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern has gained the final elections with a landslide victory. With 87% of the full votes counted, the Labour Party of New Zealand gained a landslide victory with the assist of 49% of votes. It makes it the most important share of the vote for the reason that Thirties.

•  With the win, Jacinda Ardern’s center-left Labour Party secured a second-term. The victory can also be the results of efficiently tackling the Coronavirus state of affairs within the nation.


•  The Opposition National Party generally elections slumped to 27% of votes. Judith Collins, the Opposition Party Leader known as the consequence marvelous and congratulated Jacinda Ardern for the victory.

Tens of hundreds in Pakistan rally for PM Imran Khan’s Ouster

•  Tens of hundreds of opposition supporters in Pakistan rallied in Karachi on October 18, 2020, as a part of a marketing campaign to oust PM Imran Khan.

•  Opposition leaders additionally arrived at Karachi for the ability present of the joint opposition front- Pakistan Democratic Movement in opposition to the federal government in energy.

•  This was the second present of energy of the 11-party opposition alliance PDM. The first one was held in Gujranwala in Lahore.

India, Bangladesh to restart flights beneath ‘air-bubble’ association from October 28

•  India and Bangladesh can be resuming the flight companies from October 28, 2020. The companies can be resumed after almost eight months as a result of pandemic.

•  Bangladesh authorities introduced that three Bangladeshi Airlines will initially be working 28 flights every week to India.

•  While, 5 Indian airways together with Vistara, Air India, GoAir, Spicejet, and Indigo may also be operating 28 flights every week between the neighbouring nations.

•  The Indian Airlines can be working the flights from Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai to Dhaka and Bangladeshi airways can be working flights from Dhaka to Kolkata, Delhi, and Chennai.