Current Affairs - October, 2020

Low Cost Technology anti-ageing Compound developed by IIT-Guwahati

The researchers from IIT Guwahati developed a low-cost method to produce anti-ageing compounds. The compound has been developed from a wide range of agricultural resources such as pulses, tea, berries, orange peels, parsley, onion and sea buckthorn. About the product The product does not use organic solvents as done by the other commercial industry. This ..

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Second Phase of Urban Environment Improvement Programme launched in Punjab

Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab has virtually launched the phase-II of Rs. 11,000 crore Urban Environment Improvement Programme (UIEP). He has launched the programme from Bachat Bhawan, Ludhiana in Punjab. The project will focus on the development of the state’s urban infrastructure and well- organized service delivery systems to the urban population. What were ..

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India attends 6th BRICS Parliamentary Forum

On October 27, 2020, Indian Parliamentary delegation under the leadership of Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla attended the sixth BRICS Parliamentary Forum. It was chaired by the Chairman of State Duma of the Federal Assembly of Russia. The speakers and members of other BRICS parliaments such as Brazil, China and South Africa participated in the ..

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Two New Ramsar sites designated in India: Key Facts

The Kabartal Wetland in Bihar and Asan Conservation Reserve in Uttrakhand have been designated as Ramsar sites, building them ‘Wetlands of International Importance’. What are the Key Features of Kabartal Wetland? Kabartal Wetland also called as Kanwar Jheel. It protects the 2,620 hectares of the Indo-Gangetic plains in the Begusarai district of Bihar. It acts ..

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October 27: Infantry Day

Every year, Infantry Day is celebrated on October 27. In India, the day is celebrated to mark the landing of first Indian troops in the Jammu and Kashmir region in 1947. The troops landed to push back Pakistan. Highlights This year, the US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and the US secretary of Defence Mark ..

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