Current Affairs – 13 October 2020

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To become Digital in Public Education kerala is 1st state in country

  • State of Kerala is the 1st state in the country to make public education completely digital. The state Government has accomplished it at an expense of Rs 42.36 crores. The activity was dispatched in 2018.
  • Task of making public education completely computerized in Kerala was implemented by Kerala Infrastructure & Technology for Education.
Kerala State if India
Capital Thiruvananthapuram
Chief minister  Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor Arif Mohammad Khan

Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan: 32 Cr man days of employment generated

  • The Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan is currently on fifteenth week of implementation. So far 32 crore man days of employment was provided. GoI has spent Rs 31,577 Crs in these 15 weeks to create employment opportunities under the programme.
  • Under the arrangement, huge no of structures were made. This incorporates 1,32,146 water preservation structures, 16,253 network clean buildings, 35,329 cows sheds, 35,529 cows sheds, 4,12,214 provincial houses.

Jal Jeevan Mission: Lab on Wheels launched

  • On Oct12, 2020, State govt of Haryana launched “Lab on Wheels” to test the water quality in state. The water nature of Haryana is basically influenced by fluoride, iron, nitrate and alkalinity.
  • Lab on wheels is a mobile laboratory. The mobile laboratory have launch under Jal Jeevan Mission.

Delhi Cabinet approves “Tree Transplantation Policy”

  • Delhi Cabinet has been approved the ‘Tree Transplantation Policy’ for preservation of trees in Capital. The Cabinet additionally endorsed the establishment of the subsequent brown haze tower on the planet at Connaught Place inside ten months.
  •  Under the policy, a minimum of 80% of trees affected by a development or construction project will be transplanted. Over 80% of the transplanted trees must survive after transplantation.


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FATF: Pakistan to remain on “Grey List”

  • On October 12, 2020, the Financial Action Task Force reported that Pakistan will continue to remain under “grey list” of the association.
  • The asia-pacific gathering of FATF presented a report named “Follow up report on mutual evaluation of Pakistan”. The report is first of its kind. The choice of putting Pakistan under grey list was taken based on this report.
Pakistan A country in South Asia
Currency Pakistani rupee
Prime minister Imran Khan

India to attend 7th Justice Ministers Meet of SCO

  • On October 16, 2020, the Union Minister of law & Justice Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad is to attend 7th meeting of ministers of justice of Shanghai cooperation association.
  • The ministers during the meet will share the knowledge on establishing favorable climate to advance debate goal instrument, scientific exercises and other legitimate administrations.

European Union to sanction Russia & Belarus

  • On October 12, 2020, the European Union consented to force sanctions on Russia for harming the resistance chief Alexei Navalny.  Imposition of authorization was started by France and Germany.


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India, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Signed USD 300 Million Loan to Develop Secondary Towns in Rajasthan

  • GoI & ADB signed a $300 million credit on twelfth October to fund comprehensive and feasible water flexibly and sterilization foundation and administrations in 14 optional towns of the territory of Rajasthan.
  • The undertaking will give reasonable water gracefully and disinfection (WSS) administrations in the task towns in Rajasthan. The point is to improve personal satisfaction in these towns, including for poor people and defenseless subsequent to consenting to the advance arrangement.
  • The interests in WSS with 10-year activity and upkeep agreements will guarantee improved and practical help conveyance in accordance with the express government’s metropolitan area advancement plan.
Asian Development Bank(ADB) Headquarters Mandaluyong, Philippines
President Masatsugu Asakawa
Founded December 19, 1966
Purpose Economic development


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Facebook India chooses Sunil Abraham as Public Policy Director for Data & Emerging Tech

  • New Delhi: Facebook India on Monday reported arrangement of Sunil Abraham as the Public Policy Director for Data and Emerging Tech to lead and shape the organization’s position on tech strategy issues in India.
  • He will answer to Facebook India Public Policy Director Ankhi Das, and will be liable for building associations and commitment with key partners in the public approach territory of information security, customer assurance, and AI-drove development for new items and administrations, an announcement said.