Current Affairs - September, 2020

ADB approved $300 million loan to develop Rajasthan’s secondary towns

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a 300 million dollar (about Rs 2,200 crore) loan to develop the inclusive water supply, sanitation infrastructure and services in secondary towns of Rajasthan. Key Facts The project will improved water supply services for about 5.7 lakh people. It will enhance sanitation services for about 7.2 lakh people Read More…

World Environmental Health Day on 26 September

World Environmental Health Day is being observed globally today on 26th September. The day is celebrated to throw the light on important works being done on the environmental health around the world. Theme for the 2020 edition of the day is : Environmental health, a key public health intervention in disease pandemic prevention. It has Read More…

Highlights of September 26 meeting of the Quad Grouping

Senior officials from the Foreign Ministries of the Quad group of countries met virtually on September 26, 2020. This meeting was held during the United Nations high level week. This was a part of their periodic consultations on the Indo-Pacific region. Key Facts In the virtual meet, ongoing and proposed practical cooperation in the areas Read More…

India-Japan Maritime Bilateral Exercise- JIMEX 2020 Commenced today

Fourth edition of India-Japan Maritime bilateral exercise (JIMEX) began in North Arabian Sea from September 26, 2020. It will be conducted for three days. In the light of COVID-19 restrictions, the exercise is being conducted in a ‘non-contact at-sea-only format’ this year. JIMEX- 2020 JIMEX 2020 will showcase high degree of inter-operability and joint operational Read More…

What is Positive Pay System for Cheques Payments?

The Reserve Bank of India has introduce  a “Positive Pay System”  that will come into effect from January 2021. The system has been launched to make the cheque payment more secure. The system will make mandatory to re-confirm key details of cheques for the payments beyond Rs 50,000. Key facts As per the new system, Read More…