Current Affairs - October, 2020

October 31: World Cities Day

Every year, October 31 is celebrated as the World Cities Day by the United Nations. The day promotes global urbanization, addresses challenges of urbanization, pushes for cooperation among countries for sustainable urban development. This year, the World Cities Day is celebrated under the following theme Theme: Valuing Our Communities and Cities Highlights The COVID-19 has ..

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Annual Status of Education Report for Rural India: Key Facts

The Annual Status of Education Report for Rural India was recently released by Pratham Education Foundation. The survey was conducted in 26 states and four Union Territories. Key Findings According to the survey, only one-third of the surveyed children had access to online learning. Only 11% of the surveyed children had access to live online ..

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Migration and Development Brief Report of World Bank: Key Facts

On October 30, 2020, the World Bank released the migration and development brief report. According to the report the remittances of India will fall by 9% by the end of 2020. India’s remittances will drop down to 76 billion USD due to covid-19 crisis and the Global economic recession .  Key findings The report says ..

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NITI Aayog releases Draft Model Act on Land Titles

On October 30, 2020, NITI Aayog released Draft Model Act and rules for states on land titling. This has been introduced to reduce litigations. In turn, the process of land acquisition will get eased. Key Features The Model Act and Rules will empower the State Governments to establish, administer and manage system of title registration ..

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Malabar Exercise to be held in Bay of Bengal

The first phase of Malabar Exercise is to be held in Bay of Bengal between November 3, 2020 and November 6, 2020. The navies of India, Japan, US and Australia are to participate in the exercise. The second phase of the exercise is to be held between November 17, 2020 and November 20, 2020. Highlights ..

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