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Current Affairs One-Liner: 24th October 2020

Published on October 24, 2020
  • Airport Authority of India (AAI) plans to develop 100 airports, waterdromes and helicopters under UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) Scheme by 2024. 
  • Static Part: 
    • Union Minister for Civil Aviation: Hardeep Singh Puri
    • HQ of AAI: New Delhi
    • Chairman of AAI: Arvind Singh
  • Integrated Model Agricultural Village Scheme (Ekikrit Adarsh Krishi Gram Yojana): The scheme is launched by Uttarakhand in partnership with NABARD. It is launched with an aim to boost the income of farmers. Under this scheme, interest free loans given to farmers is increased to Rs 3 lakhs from Rs 2 lakhs.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 24th October 2020
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Uttarakhand: Manohar Lal Khattar
    • Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya
    • HQ of NABARD: Mumbai
    • Chairman of NABARD: G R Chintala
  • ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) launched cycling expedition from its Pegong base in Sikkim to the state’s border villages.  
  • Static Part: 
    • DG of ITBP: S S Deswal
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change announced that Asan Conservation Reserve has become Uttarakhand’s first Ramsar site by making it a ‘Wetland of International Importance’. Asan Conservation Reserve is located on the banks of Yamuna River.
  • Static Part: 
    • Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate: Prakash Javadekar
  • Important Days and Themes: 24th Oct 2020: World Polio Day
    • Theme for 2020: ‘A win against polio is a win for global health’
    • 24th Oct 2020: World Development Information Day
    • 24th Oct 2020: United Nations Day (Year 2020 is 75th Anniversary of UN)
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of United Nations: New York, USA
    • Secretary-General of United Nations: Antonio Guterres
  • Awards and Recognition: Dr Jajini Varghese: She is UK based Indian origin plastic surgeon and is honoured with ‘Outstanding Young Person of the World 2020’.
  • Obituaries: K J Mohammed Babu: He was Playback singer and actor by profession.
  • World Bank-IMF Annual Meet 2020
  • ‘YSR Bima’ Scheme—Andhra Pradesh
  • 1st Ministerial Meet of G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group
  • MasterCard partners with Atlantis
  • Appointments and Brand Ambassador on 24th October 2020


Q.1 Which state launched Integrated Model Agricultural Village Scheme?
a. Uttarakhand
b. Punjab
c. Jharkhand
d. Haryana

Q.2 K J Mohammed Babu, who passed away recently belonged to which profession?
a. Professor
b. Singer
c. Sports
d. Economist

Q.3 When is World Polio Day marked?
a. 24th Sep
b. 26th Dec
c. 24th Oct 
d. 26th Oct
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