Current Affairs 13 October 2020

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Appointments

Facebook India appoints Sunil Abraham as Public Policy Director for Data and Emerging Tech.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Facebook CEO: Mark Zuckerberg
  • Facebook Headquarters: Menlo Park, California, United States

Star Sports CEO Gautam Thakar Resigned.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Star Sports: A group of Indian pay television sports channels owned by Star India, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company India.

Awards

The Nobel Prize 2020 in Peace is awarded to Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Nobel Prize is the most prestigious award in its category.
  • It was first awarded in 1901.
  • The Nobel Prize is given in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, Peace, and Economics.
  • The Nobel Prize is given in the memory of Alfred Nobel.

Click here to Check the Complete Nobel Prize Winners List

Banking and Finance

Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman announces measures of Rs 73,000 crore to stimulate consumer spending before the end of this Financial Year in the fight against COVID-19.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Leave Travel Concession (LTC) Cash Voucher Scheme
  • Special Festival Advance Scheme
  • Special Assistance to the States
  • Enhanced Budget Provisions

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Important Days

International Day for Disaster Reduction is observed every year on the 13th of October.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Began in 1989, after a call by the UN General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.
  • The International Day for Disaster Reduction 2020 theme is Disaster risk governance.

World Thrombosis Day is observed every year on the 13th of October.

Important Points to Remember:

  • October 13, 2014, marks the inaugural World Thrombosis Day.
  • The World Thrombosis Day campaign aims to educate patients, caregivers, and medical professionals about the early warning signs, the importance of screening upon hospital admission, prompt interventions, and optimal treatments.

International

Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank buys Samba Financial Group in a $14.8 bn deal.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Saudi Arabia National Commercial Bank Chairman: Saeed Mohammed AL-Ghamdi
  • Saudi Arabia National Commercial Bank Headquarters: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

MoUs and Agreements

India and ADB signed a $270 million loan to improve urban services in 64 Madhya Pradesh small cities.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Objective: To develop water supply and integrated stormwater and sewage management infrastructure and strengthen capacities of urban local bodies (ULBs) for improved service delivery in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
  • ADB: Asian Development Bank
  • ADB President: Masatsugu Asakawa
  • ABD Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines
  • ADB Established: 1966
  • ADB Member Countries: 66

India and ADB signed a $300 million loan to Develop Rajasthan’s Secondary Towns.

Important Points to Remember:

  • The project aims to provide better quality and more sustainable water supply and sanitation (WSS) services in the project towns that will improve the quality of life in these towns, including for the poor and vulnerable after signing the loan agreement.
  • The investments in WSS with a 10- year operation and maintenance contracts will ensure improved and sustainable service delivery in line with the state government’s urban sector development plan.
  • ADB: Asian Development Bank
  • ADB President: Masatsugu Asakawa
  • ABD Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines
  • ADB Established: 1966
  • ADB Member Countries: 66

National

PM Narendra Modi released a special commemorative coin of Rs. 100 in the honor of Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia on the occasion of her Birth Centenary celebrations.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Popularly known as the Rajmata of Gwalior.
  • She also authored her biography “Rajapatha se lokapatha para”

Rajnath Singh inaugurated 44 bridges built by BRO and laid the foundation stone of the Nechiphu tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh.

Important Points to Remember:

  • The 44 bridges are spread over seven states/union territories.
  • The 44 bridges of various spans ranging from 30 meters to 484 meters are located in J&K (10), Ladakh (08), Himachal Pradesh (02), Punjab (04), Uttarakhand (08), Arunachal Pradesh (08), and Sikkim (04).
  • BRO: Border Roads Organization
  • BRO Director-General: Lt. Gen. Harpal Singh 
  • Arunachal Pradesh Governor: BD Mishra
  • Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister: Prema Khandu
  • Arunachal Pradesh Capital: Itanagar

Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog begins nationwide campaign to celebrate “Kamdhenu Deepawali Abhiyan”.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog Chairman: Vallabhbhai Kathiria
  • Through this campaign, the RKA is promoting extensive use of cow-dung/ Panchgavya products during this Diwali Festival.
  • Manufacture of Cow dung based Diyas, Candles, Dhoop, Agarbatti, Shubh-Labh, Swastik, Samrani, Hardboard, Wall-piece, Paper-weight, Havan samagri, Idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi for this year’s Diwali festival has already started.

Obituaries

Noted music director Rajan of Rajan-Nagendra passed away.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Kannada Music Composer, and Director

Former India football captain Carton Chapman passed away.

Important Points to Remember:

  • He played as a midfielder for the Indian national team between 1995 and 2001.

Sports

Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat to clinch 17th NBA title.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Los Angeles defeated Miami 106-93 in Game 6 on 11th October.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers earned their record-tying 17th championship win at the NBA Finals.

Ex-FC Barcelona manager Sergio Lobera appointed as head coach of Mumbai City FC.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Mumbai City FC: An Indian professional football club based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, which competes in the Indian Super League.
  • The Indian Super League is a professional football league that represents the sport’s highest level in India.
  • The Indian Super League comprises of 11 Teams.

State

Arunachal Pradesh to feature on the country’s aviation map with Greenfield Airport at Hollongi.

Important Points to Remember:

  • With an area of 4100 sqm, the new terminal building of the Airport will be able to handle 200 passengers during peak hrs.
  • Equipped with 8 check-in counters, the terminal will have all modern facilities.
  • Arunachal Pradesh Governor: BD Mishra
  • Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister: Prema Khandu
  • Arunachal Pradesh Capital: Itanagar

14 investors signed an MoU with the Tamil Nadu government to invest over Rs. 10,055 crore in various industrial projects, in presence of state’s chief minister.

Important Points to Remember:

  • They would generate over seven thousand direct jobs. 42 MoUs signed since last January worth over Rs. 31464 crore.
  • Tamil Nadu Governor: Banwarilal Purohit
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister: Edappadi Palaniswamy
  • Tamil Nadu Capital: Chennai

Ladakh becomes the 34th State/UT, which has notified Rules under RERA. 

Important Points to Remember:

  • RERA: Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016
  • It was done on 8 October 2020.
  • It paves the way for the implementation of this transformative legislation in the Union Territory, opening new vistas of the real estate development journey.
  • Ladakh Lieutenant Governor: Radha Krishna Mathur

Current Affairs 13 October 2020 Quiz

1. When is International Day for Disaster Reduction is observed every year?
a) 12 October
b) 11 October
c) 14 October
d) 13 October

Correct Answer: D (13 October)

Explanation: International Day for Disaster Reduction is observed every year on the 13th of October. The International Day for Disaster Reduction 2020 theme is Disaster risk governance.

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2. Who of the following has been awarded the Nobel Prize 2020 in Economic Sciences?
a) Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson
b) Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna
c) Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice
d) Louise Gluck and Paul R. Milgrom

Correct Answer: A (Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson)

Explanation: The Nobel Prize 2020 in Peace is awarded to Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson.

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3. Who of the following appointed as Public Policy Director of Facebook India?
a) Sunil Arora
b) Uday Shankar
c) Gautam Thakar
d) Sunil Abraham

Correct Answer: D (Sunil Abraham)

Explanation: Facebook India appoints Sunil Abraham as Public Policy Director for Data and Emerging Tech.

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4. Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman announces measures of __________ to stimulate consumer spending before the end of this Financial Year in the fight against COVID-19.
a) Rs 57,000 crore
b) Rs 63,000 crore
c) Rs 73,000 crore
d) Rs 43,000 crore

Correct Answer: C (Rs 73,000 crore)

Explanation: Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman announces measures of Rs 73,000 crore to stimulate consumer spending before the end of this Financial Year in the fight against COVID-19.

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5. Rajnath Singh inaugurated 44 bridges built by BRO and laid the foundation stone of the Nechiphu tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh. Who is the Chief of the Border Roads Organization (BRO)?
a) Lt. Gen. Harinder Singh
b) Lt. Gen. Harpal Singh
c) Lt. Gen. Manoj Sahay
d) Lt. Gen. Amit Pandey

Correct Answer: B (Lt. Gen. Harpal Singh)

Explanation:

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6. Which of the following team won the 17th NBA Title?
a) Miami Heat
b) Los Angeles Lakers
c) Boston Celtics
d) Golden State Warriors

Correct Answer: B (Los Angeles Lakers)

Explanation: Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat to clinch the 17th NBA title.

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