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Current Affairs for October 2020

Given below are the Current Affairs October 2020 for CLAT divided into categories of National, International, Legal, Awards, Important days and Government Schemes.

International News

  • The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan for Nagorno-Karabakh region
  • Venus Mission to be launched by ISRO in 2025.
  • Google sued by the United States Justice Department in the anti-trust case.
  • A new space centre to be set up by the North Atlantic Treaty organisation in Ramstein Germany.
  • Independence from France rejected by Referendum in New Caledonia.
  • EpicVacCorona, second Covid 19 vaccine approved by Russia.
  • Sudan became the third country to join the UAE and Bahrain in recognizing Israel.
  • French Open 2020 won by Rafael Nadal beating Novak Djokovic.

National News

  • Brahmos test-fired from a Sukhoi fighter aircraft by Indian Air force.
  • KAPILA Campaign launched by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
  • Aarogya Van inaugurated in Kevadia by PM Modi.
  • NISAR satellite to be launched by NASA ISRO in 2022.
  • India attends 6th Parliamentary British Forum.
  • Permanent body to control Air Pollution in Delhi by the Government of India.
  • Stand-Off Anti-Tank Missile called SANT successfully tested by India.
  • The second phase of Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojana launched by Union Health Minister Dr, Harsh Vardhan.
  • The adoption of Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj act approved by the Union Government.
  • Malabar exercise (first phase) to be held in the Bay of Bengal from 3rd November to 6th November 2020.
  • Top rank secured by Uttar Pradesh in PM Samvidhi Scheme.
  • The first batch of women pilots operationalized by Indian Navy
  • Expenditure limit of Candidates to be revised by the panel set up by the Election Commission.
  • Indian Naval Ship Kavaratti is to be commissioned into the Indian Navy.
  • As per the State of Global Air report 2020, India recorded the highest air pollution exposure.
  • Bongosagar Military exercise to be held in the Bay of Bengal.
  • As per IMF’s latest projection, per capita GDP of Bangladesh will be higher than per capita GDP of India.
  • SLINEX Military exercise to be held by India and America.
  • As per the Tourism Statistics Report released by the Ministry of Tourism, Uttar Pradesh attracted the highest number of domestic tourists.
  • Australian Navy will be joining the Malabar Exercise.
  • India and Cambodia signed an MoU regarding Medicine and Health.
  • Ayushman Sahakar Scheme launched by Union Agricultural Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
  • India’s proposal against Covid 19 Vaccine Nationalism backed by the World Health Organisation.
  • The naval version of Brahmos successfully tested by DRDO.
  • India ranked 94th among 107countries in Global Hunger Index.
  • Import of Refrigerator and Fridge completely banned by India.
  • INS Sindhuvir will be transferred to Myanmar by India
  • Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (EVIN) to be used by India to store Covid 19 vaccines.
  • The approval of Sputnik V vaccine by Russia renewed by Director Control General of India.
  • Rajiv Gauba Panel constituted to setup streamline telecom spectrum allocation
  • 520 Crore allocated approved by Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi under National Rural Livelihood Mission for Jammu & Kashmir and Laddakh.
  • 32 crore man-days of employment generated under Garib Kalyan Rozgar Yojana.
  • 43rd GST Council Meet chaired by Nirmala Sitharaman.
  • PM to release a special commemorative coin of denomination of Rs. 100 coin to honour Vijaya Raje Scindia.
  • 8 million N95 masks donated to the United States by the Government of India.
  • Property Cards for all the landowners under SVAMITVA Scheme.
  • For the first time, WTO to be led by a woman.
  • Ram Vilas Aswan (Union Consumer Affairs Minister) passed away.
  • FDI from Mauritius banned by Reserve Bank of India.
  • Agreement signed between India and Japan for cooperation in Artificial Intelligence.
  • Rajeshwar Rao appointed as the new Deputy Governor of RBI
  • The provisions for postal ballot laid down by Election Commission for elderly and disabled people.
  • SS Kalpana Chawla Cargo Spacecraft launched by NASA.

Important days and Awards

  • Gandhi Jayanti observed on October 2.
  • International Day of Non Violence observed on 2nd October
  • World Food Day celebrated on October 16.
  • Harvey J Alter, Charles M Rice and Michael Houghton won the Noble Prize for Physiology/ Medicine 2020.
  • Six years of Swaachh Bharat Mission completed on 2nd October 2020.
  • World Polio day celebrated on October 24
  • October 24 was celebrated as the United Nations day.
  • October 15 celebrated as World Student Day.
  • World Mental Health Day celebrated on October 10.
  • World Food Programme wins the Noble Peace Prize 2020.
  • Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A Doudna win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020.
  • Andrea M Ghez, Roger Penrose and Reinhard Genzel won Noble Prize in Physics 2020.
  • Louise Gluck wins the Noble Prize in Literature 2020.

Legal News and Government Schemes

  • Tribal India E-Market Place launched by the Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda
  • Ambedkar Social Innovation and Incubation Mission for the Scheduled Castes launched by Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • VAIBHAV Summit inaugurated by PM Modi.
  • Draft Model Act on Land Titles released by NITI Aayog.
  • SERB POWER initiative launched by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
  • The Supreme Court held that the overtime wages must not be denied to workers during Covid 19.
  • Food Safety and Standards (Amendment) Bill, 2020 drafted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • AYUSH Standard Treatment Protocol launched by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • FSSAI to launch Food Safety Compliance platform i.e. FoSCos.
  • Chhattisgarh Krishi Upad Mandi (Amendment) Bill 2020 passed by Chhattisgarh Assembly.
  • The ordinance to constitute an air quality commission for Air Quality Management for NCR promulgated by the President of India.
  • Special Festival Advance Scheme and LTC Cash Voucher Scheme announced by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
  • Paul R Milogrom and Robert B Wilson awarded Nobel Prize for Economics 2020.
  • Export of GI tag Bangalore rose onions allowed by Government of India.
  • Mission Shakti launched by Uttar Pradesh Government for women empowerment.To check the Current Affairs for September 2020, click here.



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