Current Affairs - October, 2020

Japan targets to achieve Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050.

New prime minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, has committed to his country on October 27, 2020  to reach a target of zero emissions of greenhouse gases. He also committed to achieve a carbon-neutral society by 2050 by a fundamental shift in policy on coal use. Highlights The PM said that- Responding to climate change is Read More…

World Polio Day was observed on October 24.

The World Polio Day is observed on October 24, 2020 every year. The day is observed in order to make countries to stay focused and vigilant to fight against Polio. Background World Polio Day was established by Rotary International. It was established in order to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk. Jonas Salk was the Read More…

Centre to bring new law to tackle Stubble-Burning led Pollution.

The central government on October 26, 2020 has decided to create a permanent body through legislation to tackle the air pollution and the stubble burning problem in Delhi and NCR states. The new body will replace the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) led by Bhure Lal. Following this, one-member committee of retired Supreme Read More…

UN Treaty of Banning Nuclear Weapons to enter into force.

The United Nations have announced that 50 countries have ratified an international Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) to ban nuclear weapons. The historic text would enter into force in January 2021. Highlights Honduras has became the 50th country to ratify the treaty. The countries like Russia, United States, Britain, France and China Read More…

New Industry 4.0 solution developed by IIT Kharagpur and TCS jointly.

IIT Kharagpur and TCS have jointly developed a novel Industry 4.0 technology.  The new innovation is aimed at stimulating innovations in advanced manufacturing in order to boost capital goods sector. Highlights The innovation was undertaken at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur’s centre of excellence with support from the Department of Heavy Industry, Government Read More…