Current Affairs - October, 2020

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. Highlights The land and development office (L&DO) is currently 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. Background The  Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and the National Supercomputing Mission signed agreement 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. Background The committee has been set Read More…

Tamil Nadu Government implements Smart Black Board Scheme.

The Tamil Nadu (TN) State government have implemented the smart blackboard scheme in more than 80,000 Government schools to provide a better teaching environment. Highlights Central Education Ministry’s Smart Class Room scheme is also being implemented in 7500 schools in Tamil Nadu. The government has also decided to reduce be syllabus by 40% for the Read More…