Current Affairs Daily Digest – October 20 2020
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1. Kati Bihu festival celebrated across Assam
Kati Bihu is one of the sets of three Bihu festivals (agricultural festivals) was celebrated in the state of Assam. The Kati Bihu is also known as Kangali Bihu, the festival of the poor (the word “Kongal” means “poor”) is celebrated in mid-October when the crops are at growing stage and the granaries of the farmers are depleting.
- Chief Minister of Assam: Sarbananda Sonowal
- Governor: Prof. Jagdish Mukhi
2. India 4th most powerful country in Asia Power Index 2020
India has been ranked at 4th position, with a score of 39.7 out of 100, in the Asia Power Index 2020, released by the Sydney-based Lowy Institute. The Asia Power Index 2020 ranks 26 countries and territories to assess the relative power of states in Asia.
3. ISA Solar Awards conferred for the first time
For the first time, since the inception of the framework agreement of ISA, the Solar Awards were presented during the third Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to the countries of the region as well as institutions working for solar.
4. IIT Madras startup launches ‘mooPay’ for dairy farmers in Rajasthan
The IIT-Madras incubated dairy-tech startup, “Stellapps” has launched a first-of-its-kind, fully-automated direct payment platform, ‘mooPay’, for dairy farmers in Rajasthan. The Digital technology solutions provider Stellapps is a first of its kind end-to-end dairy technology solutions company of India. It is also one of the technology pioneers of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
- Stellapps CEO: Ranjith Mukundan
- Stellapps headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka.
5. World Osteoporosis Day: 20 October
The World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) is observed globally on 20 October. The day is celebrated to raise global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.
In 2020 the Global WOD Campaign theme is “THAT’S OSTEOPOROSIS”
6. World Statistics Day: 20 October
The third World Statistics Day is observed globally on 20 October 2020. The celebration of World Statistics Day 2020 is a global collaborative endeavour, organized under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission.
The World Statistics Day 2020 theme “Connecting the world with data we can trust
7. India successfully test fires SANT Missile
India successfully test fired the Stand-Off Anti-Tank Missile called SANT. It was developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization for the Indian Air Force. The missile was test fired at the Chandipur test range.
8. India’s first Multi-Modal Logistics park in Assam
The Union Minister Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone of the first multi modal Logistic Park of India in Assam. The park is being developed under the ambitious bharatmala pariyojana.
9. India-US to sign the BECA pact during 2+2 Dialogue
The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and external affairs minister Jay Shankar will hold 2+2 dialogue with their United States counter parts mark as per and Mike pompeo. The dialogue is to be held between October 26 2020 and October 27 2020.
India has already signed the following agreements with the United States
- GSOMIA in 2002
- LEMOA in 2016
- COMCASA in 2018