Current Affairs - September, 2020

Senior IAS Officer PD Vaghela appointed TRAI Chairman

On September 28, 2020, senior IAS Officer PD Vaghela was appointed as the TRAI (Telecom Regulatory of India) Chairman. HE has succeeded RS Sharma. About PD Vaghela He is a Gujarat-Cadre IAS Officer. He is currently in the Department of Pharmaceuticals that operates under Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. Prior to this, he was the ..

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WHO to launch 120 million Rapid Diagnostic Tests for COVID-19

On September 29, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that it will launch 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 joining hands with its partners. This will help lower- and middle-income countries to fill in the testing gap with richer countries. Highlights The WHO launched rapid diagnostic tests will be antigen based. The price of ..

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Himalayan Chandra Telescope completes successful 20 years

The Himalayan Chandra Telescope is located at the Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO). It has been scanning the night sky in search of comets, stellar explosions, exo-planets and asteroids. Highlights It operates using delicate satellite communication link from Centre for Research and Education in Science and Technology (CREST), IIA (Indian Institute of Astrophysics). The telescope marked ..

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Defence Minister releases new Defence Acquisition Procedure

On September 28, 2020, the Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh released a new Defence Acquisition Procedure, 2020. It has special incentives for products that are designed and developed by Indian vendors. Also, the procedure includes manufacturing category that encourages foreign investors and manufacturers to set up manufacturing facilities in the country. Key Highlights The Defence ..

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Vaccine portal launched in India

On September 28, 2020, the Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched a vaccine portal for COVID-19. The portal aims to create awareness among masses. Highlights The portal will provide vaccine related information. This will include efforts made in India towards vaccine development against COVID-19. Alongside, the Minister also launched a history timeline of the Indian ..

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