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Current Affairs One-Liner: 16th October 2020

Published on October 16, 2020
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be releasing a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denominations to mark the occasion of 75th Anniversary of FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation), which is overserved on 16th Oct 2020. Along with this, PM Modi will dedicate a total of 17 recently developed bio -fortified varieties of 8 crops to the nation. 
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    • HQ of FAO: Rome, Italy
  • As per RBI, Digital Payments has shown increase between 2015-16 and 2019-20. It has increased at a compounded annual growth rate of 55.1% from 593.61 crore in 2015-16 to 3,434.56 crore in 2019-20. In absolute terms, the value has shown an increase from Rs 920.38 lakh crore in 2015-16 to Rs 1623.05 lakh crore in 2019-20. 
Current Affairs One-Liner: 16th October 2020
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of RBI: Mumbai
    • Governor of RBI: Shaktikanta Das
  • Important Days and Themes: 15th Oct 2020: Global Handwashing day
    • Theme for 2020: ‘Hand Hygiene for all’
    • 16th Oct 2020: World Food Day
    • Theme for 2020: ‘Grow, Nourish, Sustain Together’
  • AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) has partnered with Microsoft to provide trainings in the field of AI, IoT, data science and cloud computing to the students and educators in India. Microsoft will be empowering students and educators with these advance technologies through a course of around 1,500 modules. The courses will be made available on AICTE’s portal named as ELIS (Educator Licensure Information System). 
  • Static Part: 
    • CEO of Microsoft: Satya Nadella
  • India and France are re-elected as President and Co-President of ISA (International Solar Alliance) for a tenure of 2 years. Along with this, 4 new vice-presidents are elected for the 4 regions of ISA namely: (a) The representatives of Fiji and Nauru –Asia Pacific Region (b)Mauritius and Niger – Africa Region (c) UK and Netherlands—Europe and other regions (d)Cuba and Guyana—Latin America and Caribbean Region.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of ISA: Gurugram, Haryana
  • ‘Sujal’ Mission: It is launched by Odisha Government. It is the drink from tap mission scheme. The amount sanctioned for this scheme is Rs 1300 crore and aims to provide piped water connection to urban areas of the state by March 2022. 
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik
    • Governor of Odisha: Ganeshi Lal
  • Obituaries: Bhanu Athaiya: She was the first Indian to win Oscar. She won the Best Costume Design Oscar for work in film named ‘Gandhi’.
    • Kishore Bhimani: He was a cricket journalist and commentator.
  • ‘Salary Card’--- Launched by EarlySalary and NPCI
  • Appointments, Resignation and Brand Ambassador on 16th October 2020
  • DG of Shipping notified as National Authority for Recycling of Ships
  • ‘Saral Jeevan Bima’ from 1st Jan 2021—By IRDAI
  • ‘The HealthyLife Programme’—HDFC Bank and Apollo Hospitals


Q.1 What is the theme for World Food Day 2020?
a. ‘Grow, Nourish , Sustain Together’
b. Eat Nutritious Food
c. No one should be hungry
d. None of the above

Q.2 Which state launched ‘Sujal Mission’?
a. Assam
b. Nagaland
c. Odisha
d. Arunachal Pradesh
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