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Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th October 2020

Published on October 17, 2020
Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th October 2020
  • Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the 2nd phase of ‘Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojana’. The scheme is launched for underprivileged Thalassemia patients’
  • Static Part: 
    • Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare: Dr Harsh Vardhan
  • Important Days and Themes: 
    • 17th Oct 2020: International Day of Eradication of Poverty
    • Theme for 2020: ‘Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all’
  • Amazon and Uber partnered to boost digital payments in India. Under this partnership, Amazon pay will be utilised as a payment option on the Uber app
  • Static Part: 
    • CEO of Amazon: Jeff Bezos
    • HQ of Uber technologies: California, US
    • CEO of Uber Technologies: Dara Khosrowshahi
  • IIT Guwahati signs MoU with C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) to establish 650TF Supercomputing facility under NSM (National Supercomputing Mission)
  • India contributed 1 million dollars to UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) for Palestine refugees. This will support the agency’s programmes and services like education, healthcare and social services
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of UNRWA: Amman, Jordan
  • Books and Authors: 
    • Title of Book: ‘Mr  Prime Minister, We Shrank the Dragon’
    • Author of Book: Pradeep Goorha
    • Title of Book: ‘The Battle of Belonging’
    • Author of Book: Shashi Tharoor
  • ‘Dr. B R Ambedkar SC Post Matric Scholarship scheme’: It is launched by Punjab Government and the scheme is approved by Punjab Cabinet headed by CM of the state. The total outlay for this scheme is estimated to be Rs 600 crore
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Punjab: Captain Amarinder Singh
    • Governor of Punjab: Vijayender Pal Singh Badnore
  • Obituaries: 
    • Kaumudi Mushi: She was a singer by profession and was known as ‘Nightingale of Gujarat’
    • Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri: He was Malayalam Poet
    • Kapil Deo Kamat: He was Bihar Panchayati Raj Minister
  • Gujarat to Setup World’s Biggest Zinc Smelter Project
  • Appointments on 17th Oct 2020
  • PhonePe and Bajaj Allianz Launched Car & Bike Insurance
  • ‘KAPILA’ Kalam Program
  • Webinar and Expo Held for India-Kazakhstan Defence Cooperation


Ques: 1: When is International Day of Eradication of Poverty observed?
a. 17th Dec
b. 17th March
c. 17th Oct
d. 17th April

Ques:2: Which institute signs MoU with C-DAC to establish 650TF Supercomputing facility?
a. IIT Guwahati
b. IIT Lucknow
c. IIT Bombay
d. IIT Roorkee
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