Current Affairs One-Liner: 15th October 2020

Published on October 15, 2020
  • ‘Kerala Karshaka Kshemanidhi Board’: It is the Kerala Farmers Welfare Board which is launched to uplift farmers of Kerala. Dr P Rajendran is appointed as chairman for this welfare board.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan
    • Governor of Kerala: Arif Mohammad Khan
  • Russia has approved its second COVID-19 vaccine named as ‘EpiVacCorona’.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Russia: Moscow
    • Currency of Russia: Russian Rouble
  • Important Days and Themes: 15th Oct 2020: World Students Day 
    • 15th Oct 2020: International Day of Rural Women
    • Theme for 2020: ‘Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19’
Current Affairs One-Liner: 15th October 2020
  • Awards and Recognition: Bank of Ghana: It is awarded Central Bank of the Year Award 2020. 
    • Mark Carney: He is Governor of the Bank of England, and is awarded as Governor of the year at Central Bank of the Year Award 2020.
  • The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Asia Pacific Group has kept Pakistan in its ‘Enhanced Follow Up’ List. FATF has downgraded Pakistan’s status from ‘regular follow-up’ to ‘enhanced follow up’. ‘Enhanced Follow Up’ status signifies that the country is supposed to provide its monthly reports of its compliance to FATF.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of FATF: Paris, France
    • Capital of Pakistan: Islamabad
  • India and Taiwan signed MoU to boost cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. The MoU is signed between India’s National Maritime Foundation (NMF) and Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF).
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Taiwan: Taipei
    • Currency of Taiwan: New Taiwan Dollar
  • EXIM Bank offered Rs 2933 crore Line of Credit (LoC) to the Maldives for the Greater Male Connectivity Project. 
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Maldives: Male
    • Currency of Maldives: Maldivian Rufiyaa
    • HQ of EXIM Bank: Mumbai
    • MD of Exim Bank: David Rasquinha 
  • Obituaries: John R Reid: He was former cricket player of New Zealand.
    • Shobha Naidu: She was a Kuchipudi Dancer.
  • Impact Based Cyclone Warning System
  • 5th India-Mexico High-Level Group on Trade, Investment & Cooperation
  • RBI increases Bank’s Aggregate Exposure limit for Small Businesses
  • MasterCard partners with Signzy—For Video-based KYC
  • Cabinet approves World Bank-supported STARS Project

Questions: 

Q.1 Shobha Naidu, who passed away recently belonged to which profession?
a. Economist
b. Dancer
c. Author
d. Politician

Q.2 Which bank offered Rs 2933 crore Line of Credit (LoC) to the Maldives for the Greater Male Connectivity Project?
a. AIIB
b. New Development Bank
c. NABARD
d. Exim Bank

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