Current Affairs October 2020

The plasma therapy debate

Recently published findings on convalescent plasma therapy on Covid-19 patients have triggered a debate over its efficacy. After the country’s largest such trial, known by the acronym PLACID, found that convalescent plasma was ineffective in ...

Male govt employees now entitled for child care leave

The male employees of the government are also now entitled to Child Care Leave (CCL). However, the provision of Child Care Leave (CCL) will be available only for those male employees who happen to be “single male parent”. Daily Current Affairs ...

Defence Minister dedicated BRO road in East Sikkim to the nation

Defence Minister dedicated the 19.85 kilometre alternate alignment of the national highway 310 in Sikkim. He has complimented the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for its unwavering commitment towards delivering outstanding quality infrastructure in ...

Gadkari laid Foundation Stones of 9 NH projects in Tripura

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Shri Nitin Gadkari virtually laid the foundation stones of nine National Highway projects with a total length of nearly 262 kms worth over Rs 2752 crore in Tripura. Daily Current Affairs Quiz ...

What’s next in Future-Reliance vs Amazon?

A tribunal in Singapore restrained Future Group and Reliance Industries Limited from proceeding with a Rs 24,713-crore deal signed in August for Future Retail to sell its retail, wholesale, logistics and warehousing units to Reliance Retail and ...

A 100 million-year-old fish has been discovered in Kerala

A 100 million-year-old fish has been discovered in Kerala which is named after the dark and conflicted character of JRR Tolkien’s epic saga movie ‘Lord of the Rings’. Daily Current Affairs Quiz 2020 Key-Points  ‘Aenigmachanna gollum’ ...

Suture zone in Ladakh is tectonically active, could alter earthquake study

The suture zone of the Himalayas or the Indus Suture Zone (ISZ) in the Ladakh region, where the Indian and Asian Plates are joined, has been found to be tectonically active, as against current understanding that it is a locked zone. Daily ...

Arjun Munda launched two Centers of Excellence for Tribal Welfare

Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda launched two Centers of Excellence for Tribal Welfare. These centers were launched in collaboration between the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Art of Living through video conference. Daily Current ...

AIM Launched India–Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE)

AIM (Atal Innovation Mission), in association with CSIRO, is organizing a two-day hackathon on circular economy, ‘India–Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE)’, on 7 and 8 December. Daily Current Affairs Quiz 2020 Key-Points ...

Bundi: Architectural Heritage of a Forgotten Rajput Capital

The Ministry of Tourism’s Dekho Apna Desh Webinar series titled “Bundi: Architectural Heritage of a Forgotten Rajput Capital” on 24th October 2020 focused on Bundi, Rajasthan. Daily Current Affairs Quiz 2020 Key-Points  Bundi is a ...

Oaxaca – the khadi being woven in a Mexico village

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked people to go vocal for local while shopping during the festival season, and particularly extolled the virtues of khadi – the handwoven cloth popularised by Mahatma Gandhi. Daily Current Affairs Quiz 2020 ...

The economic cost of being ‘filthy India’

US President Donald Trump referred to it as “filthy India” during the final presidential debate and India received a lot of unwanted attention. Daily Current Affairs Quiz 2020 Key-Points While he was talking with reference to the Paris ...

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