Current Affairs - September, 2020

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to visit Japan, Hold QUAD meeting

The External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is to visit Japan on October 6, and October 7, 2020. During the visit, the minister will hold talks with his Japanese counterpart and also will attend a ministerial meeting of Quadrilateral Coalition. Highlights Under the ministerial meeting of Quadrilateral Coalition, the minister will meet the ministers of the ..

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India’s ASTROSAT completes five successful years of mapping stars

The ASTROSAT was the first multi-wavelength satellite launched by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). It was launched on September 28, 2015. It has now completed five years of successful imaging of celestial objects. Highlights The ASTROSAT explored stars, star clusters and mapped large and small galaxies of Milky Way galaxy called “Magellanic Clouds”. The Magellanic ..

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Serum Institute of India to produce additional 100 million doses for India

The Serum Institute of India recently announced that it will produce additional 100 million COVID-19 vaccines for low- and middle- income countries by 2021. Highlights Earlier, the institute had committed to deliver 100 million vaccines. Now a total of 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines are to be delivered to India by 2021. The Institute ..

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September 29: International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

Every year the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction is observed on 29th September 2020. This is the first ever observance of the day by the Food Agriculture Organization, United Nations. It was designated by the UN in 2019 Highlights Globally 14% of food produced is lost between harvest and retail. ..

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Defence Acquisition Council approves Rs 2,900 crores

On September 28, 2020, the Defence Acquisition Council approved Rs 2,900 crores for the acquisition of Indian Defence Equipment. Highlights The procurement includes 72,000 assault rifles from the United States. It also includes procurement of domestic and foreign vendors. The other procurement under the approval includes Smart Anti Airfield Weapon and Static High Frequency Trans-receiver ..

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