Current Affairs - October, 2020

Elections Amid Pandemic: Government hiked the Election Expenditure Limit

The central government have increased the election campaign expenditure limit of the candidates by 10%. This norm will be applicable on all future elections. The announcement was made on October 19, 2020 ahead of Bihar Assembly Elections 2020. Highlights The Union Ministry of Law and Justice notified the amendment to the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961. The campaign Read More…

India invites UK to explore business opportunities in North East

The  Development of North East Region (DoNER) minister, Dr. Jitendra Singh has invited the United Kingdom (UK) government and the private sector to explore business opportunities  in North-East India. Highlights Dr. Jitendra Singh highlighted that India and UK are two democracies that share the mutually rewarding business relationships. So, both of these countries can work Read More…

Highlights of Indian Tourist Statistics.

The Ministry of Tourism has released the Indian Tourist Statistics.  As per the report, Uttar Pradesh attracted the highest number of domestic tourists in year 2019. Highlights As per the report,  foreign tourist arrival in India increased by 2.2 % in 2019. Total number of foreign visitors to India counts to 28.9 million alone in Read More…

NITI Aayog to establish Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Centre.

NITI Aayog announced the establishment of first of its kind the Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC) on October 19, 2020. This is being developed in order to address societal challenges through digital innovation. For developing the system, NITI Aayog is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS). This also align with the Prime Minister’s vision Read More…

India successfully test fired SANT Missile.

India successfully test fired the Stand-Off Anti-Tank Missile named as SANT on October 19, 2020. It will be inducted in the Indian Air Force. The missile has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). The missile was test fired from the Chandipur test range. The SANT missile has the capability of lock-on Read More…