Current Affairs : 10-10-2020 in English


Important Day

  • Indian Foreign Service Day - 9 October.
  • Theme for World Migratory Bird Day (second Saturday of October) on 9 May & 10 October 2020 - “Birds Connect Our World!”.
  • Theme for World Mental Health Day 2020 (10 October) - “Mental Health for All: Greater Investment - Greater Access”.
  • World Porridge Day - 10 October.
  • Theme for World Day against the Death Penalty 2020 (10 October) - “Access to counsel - A matter of life or death”.

Economy

  • According to the World Bank, Expected India’s GDP growth in FY 2020-21 - Contract by 9.6 percent.
  • Current Repo rate - 4 percent.
  • Current Reverse repo rate - 3.35 percent.
  • The most-valuable information technology (IT) company globally - Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (valued: Rs 10.6 trillion).

International

  • Winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity around the globe - World Food Program.
  • Winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature for her “candid and uncompromising” work - Louise Glück (American poet).

National

  • On 8 October, the virtual “International conference on Mental Health: Looking Beyond COVID 19” was jointly organized by - Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • The “Clean Tech Demo Park”, a Clean Technology Waste to Value demonstration Park at Barapullah drain site in New Delhi, is an important initiative of - Department of Biotechnology and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC).
  • The Gyan Circle Ventures inaugurated at - Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City (Chittoor), Andhra Pradesh.
  • Water-soluble fertilizers in agriculture, those manufactured for the first time in India and manufactured by GSFC India Ltd, Gujrat - ‘Calcium Nitrate’ & 'Boronated Calcium Nitrate'.
  • The Ministry of Panchayati Raj introduced Property Cards under the - SVAMITVA (Survey of villages and mapping with improvised technology in village areas) scheme.
  • India’s first advanced manufacturing hub (AMHUB), will build in partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF) - Tamil Nadu.

Persons in News

  • Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution who died on 9 October 2020 - Ramvilas Paswan.
  • Person who got Additional charge of Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, following the demise of Ram Vilas Paswan - Piyush Goyal.

State Current Affairs

  • This state government has ordered 25 percent reduction in school tuition fees for the current academic year - Gujarat.

General Knowledge

  • Denmark - Capital: Copenhagen; Currency: Danish krone.
  • Djibouti - Capital: Djibouti; Currency: Djiboutian franc.
  • Dominica - Capital: Roseau; Currency: East Caribbean dollar.
  • Ecuador - Capital: Quito; Currency: U.S. dollar.
  • Egypt - Capital: Cairo; Currency: Egyptian pound.
  • Eritrea - Capital: Asmara; Currency: Nakfa.
  • Estonia - Capital: Tallinna; Currency: Euro.
  • Ethiopia - Capital: Addis Ababa; Currency: Birr.
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