Current Affairs – 2020

Welcome to Current Affairs 2020. In this section, we post Daily Current Affairs for SSC, Banking, CLAT, IBPS, UPSC, MPSC, RPSC, BPSC, UPPSC, States PSC Examinations.

Serum Institute to produce additional 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

Serum Institute of India (SII) has announced today on September 29, 2020  that it will produce an additional 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for India and other low and middle-income countries in 2021. The announcement is taking forward the collaboration that was made between the Serum Institute of India, GAVI Vaccine Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Read More…

India Protests Election Announcement at Gilgit-Baltistan by Pakistan

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has stated that they have come across reports regarding elections in the “Gilgit-Baltistan” Assembly that will be held on November 15, 2020 . The ministry took a strong objection to it. ContentsKey FactsGilgit-BaltistanWhat is the Issue?BackgroundImportance of the regionIndia’s standIndia’s recent steps to claim the region Key Facts The Read More…

Why Amnesty International quits India Operations?

Rights group Amnesty International has halted its operations in India after alleging a “witch-hunt” by the government. ContentsWhat is the issue?FDI in the NGOAbout Amnesty International (AI) What is the issue? The group said, It is being targeted over its adverse reports on alleged rights violations during the February Delhi riots and in Jammu and Read More…

Cat Que Virus? – ICMR warns of another virus from China

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has warned of the danger that is being posed by another virus that have been found in China named ‘Cat Que Virus’ (CQV).  ICMR warns that the virus has potential to spread diseases all across India. ContentsKey FactsWhy India should worry?Cat Que VirusCulex tritaeniorhynchus Key Facts The virus Read More…

Why India is bringing Indo-Pacific and ASEAN Policies under single Unit?

The Ministry of External Affairs recently announced that it will create a new Oceania Territorial Division having its centre at Australia. The division will integrate ASEAN divisions and the Indo-Pacific under it. ContentsWhy India integrated the two divisions?Indo- Pacific DivisionIndian Ocean DivisionHow India is increasing her influence in the Indian Ocean region? Why India integrated Read More…

DAC approved proposals for capital acquisition of equipment worth Rs. 2,290 crores

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the proposals for the capital acquisition of equipment that  the Armed Forces of India requires at an cost of Rs. 2,900 crores. The approval was given on September 28, 2020 by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. ContentsApproved Equipment’sDefence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) Approved Equipment’s The armed forces would procure Read More…

A first-of-its-kind Museum on Ganga: “Ganga Avalokan” to be Inaugurated

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 29, 2020 will inaugurate six ‘Namami Gange’ projects mostly relating to the sewage treatment in Uttarakhand.  The Prime Minister will also dedicate a museum on Ganga named- “Ganga Avlokan” located at the Chandi Ghat to the Nation. ContentsHighlightsAbout the ProjectGanga Avalokan MuseumNamami Gange Highlights The Prime Minister will launch Read More…

World Heart Day being celebrated on September 29, 2020

September 29 is observed as World Heart Day. It is an initiative by the World Heart Federation. It is observed in order to spread awareness about cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart disease and stroke. ContentsKey FactsWHO estimates on CVDsCVD cases in IndiaPreventive PolicyWorld Heart Federation Key Facts The day is aimed at drawing people’s attention Read More…