Current Affairs 17 October 2020

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Appointments

Ashwani Kumar appointed as Group CEO of Suzlon Group.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Suzlon Energy Limited is an Indian wind turbine manufacturer based in Pune, India.
  • It is the world’s fifth-largest wind turbine supplier.

Rohit Sharma appointed as Brand Ambassador of India’s leading beauty accessories brand, Vega.

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Jyothi Pradhan appointed as chief executive officer of Kurl-on.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Kurl-on: Mattress and home comfort brand

Awards

Ritesh Rawal’s “Manifestism” has been Awarded as “Innovation of an Education Philosophy” in the Education Innovation Awards.

Important Points to Remember:

  • The Education Innovation Awards by Entrepreneur Media recognizes inspiring leaders and innovative trendsetters from the field of education for outstanding contributions in transforming education to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.

Defence

Raksha Mantri Trophy for Best Command Hospitals.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh gave these awards to command hospitals.
  • The award Best Command Hospital for 2019 was awarded to Command Hospital (Air Force) Bengaluru.
  • The award Second Best Command Hospital for 2019 was awarded to Command Hospital (Eastern Command) Kolkata.

India – Kazakhstan Defence Cooperation: Webinar and Expo held.

Important Points to Remember:

  • A webinar between India and Kazakhstan was held on 15th October 2020.
  • The Theme of the webinar was “Make In India For The World, India – Kazakhstan Defence Cooperation: Webinar and Expo”.
  • It was organized under the aegis of Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence through FICCI.

Important Days

Digital Society Day is observed every year on the 17th of October in India.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Information Technology Act 2000 was notified on 17th October 2000.
  • An electronic document became legally recognized as equivalent to a paper document.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on the 17th of October.

Important Points to Remember:

  • To honour victims of poverty, hunger, violence, and fear
  • United Nations declared 17th October as ‘International Day for the Eradication of Poverty’ in honour of Joseph Wresinski, the founder of International Movement ATD Fourth World.
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2020 theme is Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all.

International

Russia will hold the maiden International Inter-Party Forum SCO+ to be held in a virtual format from October 21-23.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Russia: Current President of SCO
  • SCO: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), or Shanghai Pact, is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China.
  • The SCO currently comprises eight Member States (China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan), four Observer States interested in acceding to full membership (Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, and Mongolia) and six “Dialogue Partners” (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Turkey).
  • Russia President: Vladimir Putin
  • Russia Capital: Moscow

A film museum was inaugurated at the Bangladesh Film Archive Bhaban in Dhaka.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Bangladesh Film Archive Bhaban is the biggest archive building in South Asia.
  • Bangladesh Prime Minister: Sheikh Hasina
  • Bangladesh Capital: Dhaka

National

Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on 16th October.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Objective: To mark the long-standing relation of India with the Food and Agriculture Organisation.
  • World Food Day is observed every year on the 16th of October.
  • World Food Day 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of FAO.
  • FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization
  • FAO Chief: Qu Dongyu
  • FAO Headquarters: Rome, Italy

Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates Food and Agri Week 2020.

Important Points to Remember:

  • World Food Day is observed every year on the 16th of October.
  • World Food Day 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of FAO.
  • India – International Food & Agri Week being organised from 16th to 22nd October 2020.
  • Narendra Singh Tomar: Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Food Processing Industries, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister

Nitin Gadkari inaugurated 16 National Highways projects with a total length of 1411 km worth Rs 15,592 crore in Andhra Pradesh.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Nitin Gadkari: Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Minister
  • Andhra Pradesh Governor: Biswabhusan Harichandan
  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister: YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
  • Andhra Pradesh Capital: Amravati

Government lifts all restrictions on the export of alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

Important Points to Remember:

  • DGFT: Directorate General of Foreign Trade
  • DGFT Headquarters: New Delhi
  • DGFT Founded: 1991

State

Baseer Ahmad Khan inaugurated two-day folk and light music concert ‘JASHN-e-HARUD’ at Srinagar.

  • Baseer Ahmad Khan: Adviser to Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir
  • The musical concert is being organised by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Kashmir.

Current Affairs 17 October 2020 Quiz

1. Who of the following appointed as Group CEO of Suzlon Group?
a) Ankit Mishra
b) Ashwani Kumar
c) J. P. Chalasani
d) Vinay Tripathi

Correct Answer: B (Ashwani Kumar)

Explanation: Ashwani Kumar appointed as Group CEO of Suzlon Group. Suzlon Group is the world’s fifth-largest wind turbine supplier.

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2. Who of the following appointed as chief executive officer of Mattress and home comfort brand Kurl-on?

a) Ankita Rathi
b) Vikram Sharma
c) Abhishek Ahuja
d) Jyothi Pradhan

Correct Answer: D (Jyothi Pradhan)

Explanation: Jyothi Pradhan appointed as chief executive officer of Kurl-on. Kurl-on is Mattress and home comfort brand.

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3. When is Digital Society Day observed every year in India?
a) 17 October
b) 18 October
c) 16 October
d) 19 October

Correct Answer: A (17 October)

Explanation: Digital Society Day is observed every year on the 17th of October in India. Information Technology Act 2000 was notified on 17th October 2000.

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4. When is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty observed every year?
a) 17 October
b) 18 October
c) 16 October
d) 19 October

Correct Answer: A (17 October)

Explanation: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on the 17th of October. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2020 theme is Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all.

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5. Baseer Ahmad Khan inaugurated two-day folk and light music concert ________ at Srinagar.

a) ‘JASHN-e-HARUD’
b) ‘JASHN-e-CHIRAG’
c) ‘JASHN-e-NISHAN’
d) ‘JASHN-e-TEHREEK’

Correct Answer: A (‘JASHN-e-HARUD’)

Explanation: Baseer Ahmad Khan inaugurated two-day folk and light music concert ‘JASHN-e-HARUD’ at Srinagar. Baseer Ahmad Khan is Adviser to Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha.

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6. Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on 16th October. Where is the headquarter of FAO?
a) Tokyo, Japan
b) Beijing, China
c) Washinton DC, USA
d) Rome, Italy

Correct Answer: D (Rome, Italy)

Explanation: The headquarter of the Food and Agriculture Organization is in Rome, Italy.

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