Current Affairs - October, 2020

Labour Minister released new series of CPI for industrial workers

Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar released the new series of Consumer Price Index for industrial workers (CPI-IW) on October 22, 2020. It was launched with 2016 as Base Year. Earlier the base year for the CPI-IW was 2001. About New CPI-IW The new series has been launched to reflect the change in consumption pattern. The new Read More…

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. Highlights The first batch include three women pilots – Lieutenant Divya Sharma, Lieutenant Shivangi and Lieutenant Shubhangi Swaroop. The three women pilot were trained 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. Highlights The decision promotes the  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. Highlights Sub-Saharan Africa Read More…