Current Affairs – 2020

Indian Navy deploys its first Batch of Women Pilots.

The Indian Navy deployed its first batch of women pilots on Dornier Aircraft at Kochi on October 22, 2020. The deployment was done by the Southern Naval Command of Indian Navy. ContentsHighlightsWomen in Defence Highlights The first batch include three women pilots – Lieutenant Divya Sharma, Lieutenant Shivangi and Lieutenant Shubhangi Swaroop. The three women Read More…

Ships built in India to get Priority in Chartering.

The Union Minister Mansukh  Mandaviya announced that  government has amended the existing norms related to the ships built in India. Under the new norms, first priority in chartering of the vessels would be given to ships built, flagged and owned by Indians. This decision align with the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative. ContentsHighlightsWhat are the new norms?Long-term Read More…

“Life in Miniature” Project Launched.

Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (I/C) Shri Prahlad Singh Patel  launched the “Life in Miniature” project on October 22, 2020. The project is a collaboration between the National Museum, New Delhi; Ministry of Culture and Google Arts & Culture. The partnership between the trio began in 2011 ‘Life in Miniature’ Project The Read More…

One in six children lives in extreme poverty- says UNICEF and World Bank.

World Bank Group and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) recently published ‘Global Estimate of Children in Monetary Poverty : An Update’ analysis. The analysis estimated one in six children or 356 million children globally were living in extreme poverty before the COVID-19 pandemic.  The situation is going to worsen significantly the analysis says. ContentsHighlightsConcernsWay Forward Highlights Read More…

The Future of Jobs Report, 2020- Released by WEF.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) have recently released the third edition of the future of jobs report 2020.  As per the report, the covid-19 will disrupt more than 85 million jobs by 2025. The report has been prepared by the WEF on the basis of the projections of Senior Business leaders of more than 300 Read More…

‘e-Dharti Geo portal’ launched to integrate maps and lease plans.

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has launched the ‘e-Dharti Geo Portal’. The portal will integrate the legacy drawings including the maps and lease plans in the management information system. The portal will make the maps and lease plans geographic information system (GIS)-enabled. ContentsHighlightsProperty Card or Certificate Highlights The land and development Read More…

Third phase of National Supercomputing Mission to commence in January 2021

The Department of Science and Technology has announced on October 21, 2020 that the third phase of National Supercomputing Mission will commence in January 2021. The third phase of the mission will increase the computing speed to 45 petaflops. ContentsBackgroundNational Supercomputing MissionPhase 1 of the missionPhase 2 of the missionPhase 3 of the missionSupercomputers in Read More…

EC sets up a committee to review the Expenditure Limit.

The Election Commission have constituted a two-membered committee on October 21, 2020 to review the expenditure limit of the candidates contesting in Lok Sabha and Assembly Election. The committee has been set up under the former director general investigation, Harish Kumar and the election commission Secretary General, Umesh Sinha. ContentsBackgroundWhat this committee will review?Conduct of Read More…