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Monday, 19 October 2020

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.

Friday, 16 October 2020

Current Affairs Shortly : 16th October 2020


Indian authorities bans import of air conditioners with refrigerants

•   The Government of India to advertise home manufacturing and reduce imports of non-essential gadgets has determined to ban the imports of air conditioners with refrigerants.

•   In a notification, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has knowledgeable that the import coverage of the air conditioners together with the refrigerants has been amended from free to prohibited.

•   The step may be seen within the mild of PM Modi’s Aatma Nirbhar Abhiyaan which goals at strengthening the home market of India to lower the dependence on international market.


World Food Day celebrated on October 16, 2020

•   The World Food Day is being noticed all around the world on October 16, 2020. This day was noticed for the primary time in 1979 as a day for motion in opposition to the starvation.

•   This day additionally marks the inspiration of UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in 1945.

•   The World Food Day highlights the necessity for the worldwide solidarity so as to assist all of the inhabitants. It particularly at serving to those that are most susceptible to get well from any type of disaster. This day additionally focuses at making meals methods extra resilient and strong.


•  Bishow Parajuli, the Representative and Country Director of World Food Programme (WFP), India whereas commenting on today said that numerous persons are nonetheless going hungry on this world. We want to return collectively as a world group to remove the starvation.

Centre lifts restrictions on the export of alcohol-based hand sanitizer

•   The central authorities has lifted all of the restrictions that have been imposed on the export of alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

•   In a notification, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has knowledgeable that the export of hand sanitizer which can be alcohol based mostly in container with dispenser pumps is free for export.


•   This transfer by the central authorities has made the export of alcohol-based hand sanitizer in any form of packaging freely exportable with a direct impact.

Union Health Ministry deputes high-level central groups to five COVID-19 hit states

•   Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has deputed high-level Central groups to fives states- Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, which have been reporting a surge within the variety of new COVID-19 infections in current days.


•   The high-level Central groups will assist the efforts of the states in the direction of, surveillance, testing, strengthening containment, an infection prevention and different type of management measures.

•   The groups may even lend assist to the states in the direction of environment friendly scientific administration of the optimistic instances.

Supreme Court of India appoints one decide committee to watch stubble burning case

•   The Supreme Court of India appointed Justice (Retired) Madan B Lokur to behave because the one-man monitoring committee so as to stop stubble burning in Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

•   While listening to a plea highlighting the issue of stubble burning within the talked about states, a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde, said that the courtroom has been solely involved that the Delhi-NCR residents get to breathe recent air.

•   The bench additionally knowledgeable that the committee which will probably be monitoring the stubble burning and can take preventive steps will probably be getting help from Chief Secretaries of all of the states.

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Current Affairs Shortly : 14th October 2020


13 gates of Himayat Sagar lake in Hyderabad open after a decade

• The 13 out of 17 gates of Himayat Sagar in Hyderabad have been opened after the town obtained heavy rainfall in the previous few days.

• The state authorities determined to open the gates because the water degree reached the Full Reservoir Level (FRL). The FRL degree of Himayatsagar was 1763.500 ft.

• 4 of the reservoir’s gates have been opened by the administration at midnight after the individuals who have been settled within the low-lying space have been requested to evacuate.


• The complete water storage capability of the reservoir is 2.97 TMC and within the morning the total reservoir degree has been reached.

Renowned Kuchipudi dance exponent Shobha Naidu passes away at 64

• The eminent Kuchipudi dance exponent Shobha Naidu handed away on October 14, 2020, on the age of 64 at a personal hospital in Hyderabad. She was present process therapy for the previous few days.

• Shobha Naidu was born in 1956 in Andhra Pradesh. She had obtained her coaching in Kuchipudi dance from Vempati Chinna Satyam.


• In 2001, she was awarded the civilian honour of Padma Shri by the Indian authorities. She was additionally awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1991 and earlier than that the title of ‘Nritya Choodamani’ by Shri Krishna Gana Sabha of Madras.

• Shobha Naidu had additionally served because the principal for Kuchipudi Art Academy in Hyderabad. She had educated greater than 1,500 college students.

Germany slams Turkey for taking unilateral steps in East Mediterranean

• The Foreign Minister of Germany has criticized the Turkey authorities for taking unilateral steps within the east Mediterranean and blames for undercutting the efforts to de-escalate tensions with Cyprus and Greece over drilling rights and sea boundaries.


• Heiko Mass, Germany’s international minister additional acknowledged that any try by a Turkey Survey Ship goals at prospecting for hydrocarbons in disputed waters round Greek Island will strike a critical blow at enhancing ties between European Union and Turkey.

• Turkey’s redeployment of the survey vessel for brand new power exploration across the Greek Island of Kastellorizo has once more reignited tensions over the ocean boundaries between Cyprus, Greek islands, and Turkey’s southern coast.

• However, Turkey has rebuffed the criticism of its analysis ship’s deployment and has insisted that the survey vessel has been working within the Turkish Waters.


Statue of Unity in Gujarat to be reopened from October 17

• The world’s tallest statue in Gujarat- the Statue of Unity will likely be reopened for the guests from October 17, 2020. The website will likely be reopened for the vacationers from the first day of the nine-night Navaratri competition.

• The website was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the government- imposed nationwide lockdown.

• To comply with social distancing, solely 2,500 guests will likely be allowed contained in the statue. Out of them, solely 500 will likely be taken to the 193-meter degree viewing gallery on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Statue.

• Tickets will likely be accessible solely via an internet mode in two-hour slots and bodily and on-site tickets will stay closed. The mask-wearing will likely be necessary and preparations of thermal screening, sanitizer machines, sanitation, markings for social distancing have additionally been made.

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

• The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction celebrated on October 13, 2020, was all about Governance pretty much as good catastrophe threat governance could be measured within the variety of lives saved, decreased financial losses, and decreased variety of disaster-affected individuals.

• The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was first noticed on October 13, 1989, after a name from the UN General Assembly for a day to advertise a worldwide tradition of threat consciousness and catastrophe discount.

• The day goals at celebrating how communities and folks all around the world have been decreasing their publicity to disasters. There can be consciousness in regards to the significance of reining within the dangers that they face.

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Current Affairs Shortly : 13th October 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo checks optimistic for COVID-19

• Star footballer, Portuguese ahead Cristiano Ronaldo has examined optimistic for COVID-19. The data was shared by Portugal's Football Federation in an announcement on October 13, 2020.
• The 35-year-old striker will miss the UEFA Nations League recreation on October 14 towards Sweden. He is although mentioned to be properly and has no signs. He is presently underneath residence isolation. 
• Following the footballer’s take a look at outcome, the whole Portugal squad underwent checks however all of them examined unfavorable and can be accessible for the Sweden match.


Centres permits 20 States to boost extra quantity of over Rs 68,000 cr by means of open market borrowings

• The Department of Expenditure underneath the Ministry of Finance granted permission to twenty States on October 13,2020 to boost extra quantity value Rs 68,825 crore rupees by means of open market borrowings.
• The extra borrowing permission has been granted at 0.50 per cent of the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) to these States who selected Option- 1 of centre’s two borrowing choices to satisfy the GST shortfall. 
• Twenty states opted for centre’s possibility 1 for borrowing and these embrace Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh,Bihar, Assam, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. 
• Eight States are but to selected any possibility, as they're demanding that the centre ought to borrow on their behalf. 


India, China comply with to not flip variations into disputes

• The seventh spherical of Senior Commanders assembly of India and China was held in Chushul on October 12, 2020. 
• During the assembly, each India and China held honest, in-depth and constructive alternate of views on disengagement of troops alongside the Line of Actual Control.
• In a joint press launch, each side have been of the view that the discussions have been optimistic, constructive and have enhanced understanding of one another’s positions.
• Both India and China agreed to keep up dialogue and communication by means of army and diplomatic channels and are available at a mutually acceptable answer for disengagement as quickly as doable.
• They additionally agreed to earnestly implement the essential understandings reached by the leaders of the 2 international locations and to not flip variations into disputes, collectively safeguarding peace and tranquillity within the border areas.


RBI reallocates portfolios of deputy governors

• The Reserve Bank of India has reallocated portfolios of deputy governors, with the division of regulation entrusted to the newly-appointed RBI deputy governor M Rajeshwar Rao. Rao was beforehand serving as the chief director of the Reserve Bank. He took cost because the RBI deputy governor final week. 
• Rao will now additionally take care of the departments of communication, enforcement legalities amongst others. He was appointed to fill the publish left vacant by NS Vishwanathan, who stepped down three months forward of his prolonged tenure citing well being causes. 
• RBI additionally introduced portfolios of the 4 deputy governors efficient from October 12. 


Centre has ample monetary sources to obtain 400-500 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

• The Central Government has ample monetary sources accessible to obtain at the very least 400-500 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. This was confirmed by Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on October 13, 2020. 
• The Secretary additionally nformed that numerous international locations on the planet have explored totally different choices for extending monetary assist, first one being superior market commitments by totally different international locations and second one being offering monetary assist to vaccine producers when it comes to conducting their Research & Development (R&D). 

• This monetary assist could not come straight from the federal government however from monetary establishments. These are a few of the worldwide fashions. 

Monday, 12 October 2020

Current Affairs Shortly : 12th October 2020


Railways to upgrade all non-AC sleeper coaches to AC for high-speed trains

• Indian Railways has decided to upgrade all non-AC sleeper coaches to AC ones for high-speed trains. The Railways will upgrade all its trains capable of running at a maximum speed of 130 km per hour and beyond with special air-conditioned coaches.
• The Ministry of Railway said that the decision will only impact high-speed trains. The existing mail and express trains with a maximum speed of up to 110 km per hour will continue to ply with sleeper coaches. 
• The Railways is working on a massive plan to upgrade the railway network to high-speed potential. The tracks on golden quadrilateral and diagonals are being upgraded to cater to speeds of 130 km - 160 km per hour.

Bangladesh cabinet approves capital punishment for rape

• Bangladesh Cabinet on October 12, 2020 approved a draft law to include the death penalty as the highest punishment for rape. The law amends the Prevention of Women and Children Repression Act-2000.
• The decision to amend the 2000 law was announced after the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka.
• The ordinance will be issued after getting approval of the President as Parliament is not in session. The highest punishment for rape in the nation presently is life imprisonment. 
Bangladesh has been witnessing widespread protests over the last several days against the gang rape of a woman in Noakhali, which came to light on October 4, 2020.

IIT Madras develops antimicrobial food wrapping material

• The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, has developed an antimicrobial food wrapping material. 
• The material is biodegradable and can prevent the contamination of packaged food by bacteria during storage. 
• The anti-bacterial wrapping material will help reduce plastic waste when disposing of the wrappers. It will also not cause any toxicity to the food material. 
• The material is made of starch, polyvinyl alcohol and other safe polymers. The anti-bacterial wrapper when disposed degrades four to 98 percent within 21 days, depending on the moisture in the environment. 

International Girl Child Day 2020 observed

• The International Girl Child Day was celebrated on October 11, 2020. The day is observed every year to empower women, especially in areas where they have been neglected. 
• The International Girl Child Day was an initiative taken up by Plan International, a non-governmental organisation that operates across the world. 
• The day’s theme this year is "My voice, our equal future." The day is celebrated to raise awareness about girls being equal in society. 
• The UN has also addressed the need to pay attention to the challenges girls face and fulfilling their basic human rights.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu tests negative for COVID-19

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu tested negative for COVID-19 on October 12, 2020. He had been under home-quarantine after was he was diagnosed COVID-19 positive on September 29, 2020. 
The result of the latest RT-PCR test conducted by an AIIMS medical team came negative for Vice President and his wife Usha Naidu. 
The Vice President is currently in good health and is expected to resume normal activities soon as per doctor's advice. 

Monday, 5 October 2020

Current Affairs Shortly : 5th October 2020


India noticed one-day state mourning for Kuwait’s emir

• One-day state mourning was noticed throughout India on October 4, 2020, as a mark of respect for Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. He handed away on September 29, 2020.

• As per the orders by the Ministry of Home Affairs, on October 4, the National Flag of India was flown at half-mast on all of the buildings all through India the place it's flown repeatedly.

• No official leisure was allowed in response to the federal government orders. The step was taken by the Indian authorities to pay respect to the departed dignitary.

• Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah had handed away on September 29, 2020, in a hospital within the United States. He turned Kuwait’s emir in January 2006 after the demise of Sheikh Jaber Al -Sabah.

• Prime Minister Modi had additionally expressed his condolences and had described him as a beloved chief of the Arab world and the shut pal of India.

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 awarded to three Scientists for Hepatitis C virus discovery 2020

• The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden on October 5, 2020, introduced that the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been collectively awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Charles M. Rice, and Michael Houghton for the invention of the Hepatitis C virus.

• The discovery of the virus is termed as a landmark achievement in a battle in opposition to the virus that may be a massive risk to human well being. The three scientists have made an important contribution in a combat in opposition to blood-borne hepatitis that causes liver most cancers and cirrhosis in folks. 

• The discovery of the Hepatitis C virus by the three scientists revealed the reason for the remaining instances of persistent hepatitis and made potential blood exams and new medicines which have saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

• As per the World Health Organisation, over 70 million instances, and 4,00,000 deaths because of Hepatitis are recorded yearly.

• The prestigious Nobel prize award comes with a gold medal and prize cash of 10 million Swedish Kronor.

Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh addresses Webinar on World Habitat Day 2020

• The Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh addressed a webinar on the event of World Habitat Day 2020 in New Delhi on October 5, 2020.

• The 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations member states is a guiding doc for a planet and other people. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets mirror the collective imaginative and prescient which must be achieved by the yr 2030.

• In his deal with, the Union Minister highlighted {that a} large- scale migration is a significant problem and to sort out this, the central authorities has give you a scheme for offering reasonably priced rental housing.

• While commenting on the achievement of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban, Hardeep Singh knowledgeable that the targets for particular person and group bogs haven't solely been met however have additionally been surpassed by October 2, 2019.

Detailed plan to enhance high quality of zoos throughout the nation

• The Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar knowledgeable {that a} detailed plan will probably be ready to enhance the standard of zoos throughout India.

• While commenting on the plan the minister added {that a} finances allocation will probably be enhanced to enhance the expertise of people that go to zoos.

• Javadekar additional knowledgeable that the financial valuation of the ecosystem service of nationwide zoos in Delhi confirmed that nature provides you greater than what you spent on it.

• The authorities’s dedication to creating extra zoos within the nation was additionally highlighted. Efforts will even be made to advertise public participation within the conservation of wildlife.

• Also, the Minister on October 5, 2020, nearly interacted with youngsters as a part of Wild Life Week 2020 and gave away the Prani Mitra Award. He additional congratulated all of the awardees who've proven exemplary compassion in the direction of zoo animals.

• The growth of zoos can guarantee coordination between wildlife and people.

100 days marketing campaign launched by Jal Shakti Ministry to offer potable piped water in colleges and Anganwadi centres

• Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on October 2, 2020, launched a 100-day marketing campaign to offer potable piped water provide in Schools and Anganwadi Centres.

• This mission was envisaged by PM Modi on 29 September 2002 when he had appealed to the States to make the perfect use of this marketing campaign to make sure the supply of potable piped water provide in these public establishments.

• Under the federal government launched mission, the States and Union Territories are to make sure that Gram Sabhas are convened on the earliest to go a decision for offering protected water in all Anganwadi centres, colleges, and different public establishments within the village within the subsequent 100 days. These services will probably be maintained and operated by the Gram Panchayat and its sub-committee.

• Jal Jeevan Mission goals on the common protection of the supply of the faucet water connection to each rural dwelling by 2024 with a particular concentrate on ladies and youngsters.

Friday, 2 October 2020

Current Affairs Shortly : 2nd October 2020

Current Affairs Shortly : 2nd October 2020

PM Modi to inaugurate VAIBHAV summit as we speak

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Vaishwik Bharatiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) Summit at 6.30 pm on October 2, 2020. The digital summit might be organised October 2-31, 2020.

• The VAIBHAV summit is a digital summit of abroad and resident Indian Researchers and Academicians. The summit will convey collectively scientists in addition to researchers from the Indian diaspora. 

• The key intention of the summit is to convey Indian origin luminaries in tutorial institutes and analysis and growth (R&D) organizations the world over on a single platform to debate upon collaboration mechanisms to strengthen tutorial and a Science and Technology base in India for world growth.

• The initiative includes a number of ranges of interactions amongst abroad consultants and Indian counterparts over a month-long collection of webinars and video-conference. 

• Over 3,000 abroad Indian origin academicians and scientists from 55 international locations and greater than 10,000 resident academicians and scientists are collaborating within the summit.

PM Modi to inaugurate world summit on AI on Oct 5

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a worldwide digital summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI), RAISE 2020 - 'Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020' on October 5, 2020. This was introduced by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

• The summit might be held from October 5 to October 9, 2020 and is being organised by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and NITI Aayog.
RAISE 2020 can have a devoted session on constructing inclusive Artificial Intelligence that empowers one billion-plus Indians. 

• The session can have a keynote from Anita Bhatia, Assistant Secretary-General, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women. It may even have an all-women panel, curated by UN Women.

• Over 15,000 stakeholders from throughout academia, the analysis business and authorities representatives from the world over have registered to take part in RAISE 2020. According to Industry analysts, AI might add as much as USD 957 billion to India's financial system by 2035.

DRDO test-fires Laser-Guided ATGM

• The Defence Research and Development Organisation efficiently test-fired the indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) on October 1, 2020. 

• The Anti Tank Guided Missile is able to firing a tandem HEAT warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour protected armoured automobiles in ranges from 1.5 to five kilometres. 

• The missile has been developed with multiple-platform launch functionality and is presently present process technical analysis trials from 120 mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun.

• It has been developed by the Armament Research and Development Establishment, Pune in affiliation with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune and Instruments Research and Development Establishment, Dehradun.

Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh get extra borrowing restrict of Rs 7,106 crore

• The states of Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Uttar Pradesh (UP) have been granted a further borrowing restrict of Rs 7,106 crore primarily based on reforms within the public distribution system (PDS) and the convenience of doing enterprise (EoDB).
Andhra Pradesh has been allowed to undertake open market borrowings of one other Rs 2,252 crore to make the state extra investor pleasant and business-friendly. 

• Uttar Pradesh has additionally been allowed to borrow Rs 4,851 crore on account of One Nation One Ration Card System (ONORCS) reforms underneath the PDS.

• The division of meals and public distribution has been assigned because the nodal physique to evaluate and ensure if states have undertaken these reforms.

• This makes Andhra Pradesh the primary state to attain the second tranche of the extra borrowing restrict of 0.25% of gross state home product (GSDP)

• On September 24, 5 states together with AP, Telangana, Goa, Tripura and Karnataka had been granted the extra borrowing restrict after implementing the PDS-related reforms.

BCCI conducts Continuous Professional Development seminars for ladies coaches

• The National Cricket Academy (NCA) lately carried out a seven-week collection of CPD (Continuous Professional Development) seminars for ladies coaches throughout the nation. 

• The first-of-its-kind initiative was carried out by the Coach Education division of the NCA, led by Sujith Somasundar and supported by Atul Gaikwad, Apurva Desai and Rajib Dutta.

• The 24 BCCI Level 2 licensed coaches and former India cricketers with BCCI degree 1 certifications had been a part of the seminar. BCCI President Saurav Ganguly thanked the group on the NCA led by veteran Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid for taking the initiative. He acknowledged that ladies's cricket is on the rise in India and our girls's group has carried out exceptionally effectively within the final couple of ICC tournaments.

• NCA head Rahul Dravid feels that the seminar will assist girls coaches of their growth. He mentioned that ladies's cricket has been rising at a really quick tempo and one of many goals of the BCCI is to proceed supporting our girls coaches of their growth. 

Punjab CM orders finish of evening curfew

• Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on October 1, 2020 introduced relaxations in lockdown together with the lifting of evening curfew in addition to an finish to Sunday lockdown on account of a decline in COVID-19 instances and deaths.

• The state has elevated the restrict for attending marriage capabilities and funerals to 100. Under new relaxations, three individuals can now journey in a automotive and the capability of buses to hold passengers has been elevated to 50 p.c topic to the situation that home windows stay open.

• However, the choice relating to the reopening of faculties and academic establishments within the state might be taken after deliberations between the Home Secretary and the state's Education Department.


Current Affairs Shortly : 1st October 2020


Current Affairs Shortly:1st October 2020

PM Modi to inaugurate world’s longest freeway tunnel ‘Atal Tunnel’ on October 3

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the world’s longest freeway tunnel- Atal Tunnel on Rohtang on October 3, 2020. 

• The 9.02km lengthy tunnel will join Manali with Lahaul-Spiti valley all year long. Earlier, the valley was minimize off for nearly six months every year as a result of heavy snowfall.

• The tunnel has been constructed utilizing ultra-modern specs within the Pir Panjal vary of Himalayas at an altitude of 3000m from the Mean Sea Level. It reduces the highway distance by 46 km between Manali and Leh and time by about 4-5 hours. 

India targets to revive 26 million hectares of degraded & deforested land by 2030

• The Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar introduced just lately that India goals to revive 26 million hectares of degraded and deforested land and obtain land-degradation neutrality by 2030.

• The Environment Minister shared the identical whereas addressing the UN summit on Biodiversity. He mentioned that India has a tradition of not simply defending and conserving nature but in addition dwelling in concord with nature.

• The Minister additional said that the emergence of COVID-19 has emphasised the truth that unregulated exploitation of pure assets coupled with unsustainable meals habits and consumption sample result in the destruction of a system that helps human life.

Puducherry authorities permits re-opening of bars from October 1

• The Puducherry authorities gave permission to re-open bars within the Union Territory from October 1, 2020. The announcement follows the re-opening tips issued by the Union Government on September 30, 2020. 

• The Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy additionally mentioned in a casual briefing that it was determined to open the colleges for sophistication tenth and twelfth from October 5.

• However, the scholars would require the permission of their dad and mom to bodily attend colleges. The lessons will solely be till 1 pm.

• The choice for opening lessons for sophistication 9 and 11 will probably be taken later. Besides this, cinema theatres will start functioning within the Union Territory from October 18 with 50 % seating capability. 

UP turns into first state to undertake 1 crore COVID assessments

• Uttar Pradesh has turn into the primary state within the nation to undertake over one crore COVID-19 check. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath termed it as an amazing achievement and mentioned that the federal government has performed 1.5 lakh assessments per day for the previous 45 days.

• The complete variety of assessments performed within the state stood at 1,00,98,896 as of September 30, 2020. Among these, practically 42 % of assessments had been executed by means of the RT-PCR methodology.

• The state’s share within the complete assessments performed throughout the nation now stands at 13.6 %. The state’s day by day common of testing over the previous few days has been 1.5 lakh assessments.

• The state has managed to take care of a positivity price of round 4 %.

First VVIP plane 'Air India One' for PM, President, Vice President arrives

• The first of the 2 VVIP plane Air India One for President, Vice President, and Prime Minister arrived in India on October 1, 2020. 

• The Special Extra Section Flight (SESF) plane for the nation's VVIP arrived at Delhi's International Airport from the United States. A joint group of senior officers from Air India, VVIP safety personnel and senior authorities officers had gone to the US to just accept the supply of the VVIP's flight Air India One.

• The Air India One is supplied with a complicated and secured communication system, which can allow availing audio and video communication features mid-air with none worries of hacking or being taped.

• The VVIP plane B-777 will change wide-body plane Boeing B-747 jumbo plane whose name signal is Air India One.

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