Current Affairs – 20 September 2020

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INDIA

  • Rajya Sabha passes Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 to punish those attacking healthcare workers
  • Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan not implemented in Bengal as state did not provide any info: FM
  • Covid-19: Commercial launch of Tata CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) test approved by DGCI (Drug Controller General of India); developed by CSIR-IGIB (Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology)
  • BJP should give account of 15 years of rule in MP: Kamal Nath
  • NITI Aayog, ISPP (Indian School of Public Policy) join hands for capacity building of government officials
  • Farm bills undermine food security system: Congress
  • Opposition attacks govt on several issues in Rajya Sabha: COVID-19, ordinances, migrants

STATE

  • Tamil Nadu becomes first state with AI, blockchain, cybersecurity policies
  • DMK sticks to Tamil pride and Centre’s hegemony. Will that translate into votes?

WORLD

  • Nepal introduces new text books with revised map incorporating Indian territory of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura
  • 50th meeting of India’s BSF and Border Guard Bangladesh concludes in Dhaka
  • US bans Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat citing threat to national security
  • Ruth Ginsburg, former US Supreme Court judge and women’s rights champion, dies at 87

ECONOMY

  • Lok Sabha passes Bill to amend Companies Act to decriminalise and reduce/remove penalties of various offences, promote ease of doing business
  • Govt set to amend FCRA; Aadhar to be mandatory for registration
  • Rajya Sabha passes bill to ensure that fresh insolvency proceedings will not be initiated for at least six months starting March 25 under IBC (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code)
  • Lok Sabha gives nod to Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Bill, 2020
  • Eye-watering problem: Agra-based optician’s claim threatens to break the Indian banks
  • India’s total external debt increased by 2.8% to USD 558.5 billion at the end of March 2020

INDUSTRY

  • Over Rs 70K crore worth of loans sanctioned to discoms under liquidity package: Government
  • Tata Power venture TPRMG’s 200 microgrids expected to be ready by 2021: Rockefeller Foundation
  • Triumph Motorcycles eyes up to 20% growth in sales this fiscal in India

SPORTS

  • Sports activities resume at SAI training centres under “Khelo India-Firr Se” drive: Kiren Rijiju
  • IPL: Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by five wickets in first match played in Abu Dhabi

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INDIA

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Three Bills at lob sabha introduced at the Lower House for labour welfare

  • Union Labour and Employment Minister introduced 3 Bills at the Lok Sabha to improve working conditions of workers and protect their interests at the paces of work. These Bills include Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, Industrial Relations Code and Code of Social Security.
Lok SabhaGoverning Body
Seats543
Founded17 April 1952
Leader of the HouseNarendra Modi, BJP; since 26 May 2014

West Bengal: To map lesser known religious institutions for conservation purposes

  • The information and cultural affairs department’s decision to conserve all lesser known and forgotten religious institutions comes under two programmes – ‘Maha Tirtha Bhumi’ (Great Pilgrimage Land) and ‘Maha Punnya Bhumi’ (Great Sacred Land).
West Bengal State of India
CapitalKolkata
GovernorJagdeep Dhankhar

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL

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Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen says drills show China is threat to whole region

  • The last 2 days of Chinese aircraft approaching Taiwan demonstrate that Beijing is a threat to the entire region and have shown Taiwanese even more clearly the true nature of China’s govt, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday.
  • Multiple Chinese aircraft flew across the midline of the Taiwan Strait and into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Friday and Saturday, causing Taiwan to scramble jets to intercept. China claims Taiwan as its own territory.
Taiwan PresidentTsai Ing-wen
CapitalTaipei
CurrencyNew Taiwan dollar

CURRENT AFFAIRS: DEFENSE

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Eight advanced technology centres set up for research on futuristic military applications

  • The DRDO has established 8 advanced technology centres for researching identified futuristic or new technology areas. Currently, the organisation has 50 labs across the country for defence sector’s technological development.
DRDO Headquarters location New Delhi
Founded1958
Minister responsibleRajnath Singh, Minister of Defence
SubsidiariesGas Turbine Research Establishment, Defence Scientific Information & Documentation centre

CURRENT AFFAIRS: TECHNOLOGY Current Affairs – 20 September 2020 4

Chingari: Short video app signs licencing deal with T-Series

  • Mumbai: Chingari, the Indian short-video sharing platform, which has seen a massive surge in subscriber base since ban on TikTok, has signed a music license agreement with T-Series. The deal was signed a month after the music label’s sending legal notices to TikTok-like apps for infringement of their copyright.
  • With the deal in place, the music catalogue of India’s largest music label will be available to all the user of Chingari app in India.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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Internet user base rises 3.4% to 743 mn at Mar-end; Jio commands over 52% market: Trai data

  • NEW DELHI: The number of internet subscribers in India increased to over 743 million at the end of March 2020, clocking a growth rate of 3.4 per cent on a sequential quarter basis, showed Trai data on sector’s quarterly performance.
  • Reliance Jio led the chart grabbing 52.3 per cent of the overall market share, followed by Bharti Airtel NSE 3.25 % (23.6 per cent share) in the quarter ended March 2020.
  • Vodafone Idea NSE 0.00 % held the third position as its internet subscriber base market share was at 18.7 per cent, for the period in reference.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI)Govt Agency
Founded20 February 1997
Agency executiveRam Sewak Sharma (Chairperson), Sunil K. Gupta (Secretary)
SectorTelecommunications