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Current Affairs One-Liner: 23rd October 2020

Published on October 23, 2020
  • India and Vietnam Business Forum was held virtually to discuss bilateral trade and investment activities. Also, it is noted that trade between both nations has increased steadily which stands at 12.34 billion dollars in 2019-20. 
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Vietnam: Hanoi
    • Currency of Vietnam: Vietnamese Dong
  • Anemia Mukt Bharat Index: The index is topped by Haryana among 29 states with a score of 46.7. Also, Haryana has achieved 93% of immunization in 2019-20 for the first time.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 23rd October 2020
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Haryana: Chandigarh
    • CM of Haryana: Manohar Lal Khattar
    • Governor of Haryana: Satyadev N Arya
  • Anemia Mukt Bharat is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with UNICEF.
  • INS Kavaratti: It is the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes, which is commissioned into Indian Navy at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam. It was commissioned by Chief of Army Staff, General MM Naravane. INS Kavaratti is the last of four indigenously built ASW stealth corvettes under Project 28, also called as Kamorta-class corvettes of Navy. 
  • Static Part: 
    • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh
  • DRDO successfully conducted a trial of Nag ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missile) at Pokhran field firing ranges, Rajasthan.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Rajasthan: Jaipur
    • CM of Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot
    • Governor of Rajasthan: Kalraj Mishra
    • HQ of DRDO: New Delhi
    • Chairman of DRDO: Dr G Satheesh Reddy
  • ‘Smart Black Board’ Scheme: It is launched by Tamil Nadu. Under this scheme, audiovisual teaching material will be given to government schools of the state. 
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Tamil Nadu: Chennai
    • CM of Tamil Nadu: Edappadi K Palaniswami
    • Governor of Tamil Nadu: Banwarilal Purohit
  • Important Days and Themes: 23rd Oct 2020: World Snow Leopard Day
  • Awards and Recognition: Seema Gupta: She is Director (Operations) of POWERGRID and will be awarded for GOLD Stevie Award for Lifetime Achievement- Business Category in 17th annual Stevie Award for Women in Business.
  • Obituaries: Dr Jayanta Madhab: He was a renowned Economist.
    • Wing Commander (retd) Dr.Vijayalakshmi Ramanan: She was the first women officer of Indian Air Force. 
  • Microsoft partners with SpaceX to connect Azure Platform to Satellites
  • ‘COVIRAP’: A COVID-19 Test Kit by IIT Kharagpur
  • IND SpringBoard—By Indian Bank and IIT Madras Incubation Cell
  • USAID announced $5 million to support Indian COVID-19 initiatives
  • Appointments and Brand Ambassador on 23rd October 2020


Q.1 Which state topped the Anemia Mukt Bharat Index 2020?
a. Sikkim
b. Punjab
c. Jharkhand
d. Haryana

Q.2 Which state launched ‘Smart Black Board’ Scheme?
a. Tamil Nadu
b. Punjab
c. Jharkhand
d. Andhra Pradesh

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