Read : Current Affairs: 24th October, 2020

Posted on :- 2020-10-28 17:37:04
Source :- The Hindu Newspaper

                                      Current Affairs(24th October) 

 

 

 

INTEGRATED model AGRICULTURAL VILLAGE SCHEME

  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat has inaugurated Integrated Model Agricultural Village scheme (Ekikrit Adarsh Krishi Gram Yojana) in the state in partnership with

 

  • Putting emphasis on mechanised farming for boosting productivity, state Agriculture Minister Subodh Uniyal urged NABARD Chairman G R Chintala to lend a helping hand to farmers to switch over to mechanised farming.

 

  • Integrated Model Agricultural Village scheme is a concept which will prove to be a milestone in strengthening the economy of farmers and doubling their income.

 

  • The limit for the interest-free loan given to farmers is being hiked to Rs 3 lakh from Rs 2 lakh. Farmers to focus on it with emphasis on mechanised and scientific farming to boost productivity.

 

  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister: Trivendra Singh Rawat.
  • Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya.
  • NABARD formation day: 12 July 1982
  • NABARD headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • NABARD Chairman: Govinda Rajulu Chintala

 

BANK OF BARODA TIES UP WITH TOYOTA KIRLOSKAR MOTOR

 

  • Bank of Baroda (BoB) has entered into a tie-up with Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), whereby the bank will be one of the preferred financiers for the entire range of vehicles sold by the latter.

 

  • India’s third-largest public sector bank, in a statement, stated that under the tie-up, customers can avail customized solutions such as high on-road funding of 90 per cent.

 

  • And other things such as longer repayment period of 84 months, no prepayment or foreclosure charges. On the other hand, TKM dealers will benefit from ‘digitised supply chain finance’ with competitive interest rates.

 

  • Bank of Baroda Headquarters: Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
  • Bank of Baroda Chairman: Hasmukh Adhia.
  • Bank of Baroda MD & CEO: Sanjiv Chadha.

 

SAAD AL-HARIRI REAPPOINTED AS LEBANON'S PM

  • Former Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad al-Hariri has been re-appointed to the post, after winning a slim majority of votes in parliament election.

 

  • Hariri received 65 parliamentary votes out of 118, giving him the mandate to form his new government. In October 2019, Hariri announced his resignation amid 2019-20 mass-protests.

 

  • Previously he had served as Prime Minister of Lebanon from 9 November 2009 to 13 June 2011 and then from 18 December 2016 to 21 January 2020.

 

  • Hariri is the third person to be tasked with forming a government this year, after academic Hassan Diab, who succeeded in forming a government but resigned and then diplomat Mustafa Adib.

 

  • Capital of Lebanon:
  • Currency of Lebanon: Lebanese pound.

 

MANDI DISTRICT TOPS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF PMGSY

  • Union Ministry of Rural Development has declared the list of top-performing 30 districts in the country for implementing the PMGSY programme.

 

  • Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district has bagged top position among 30 districts of the country in the successful implementation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).

 

  • Himachal Pradesh has also secured the second position at the national level for construction of roads under PMGSY.

 

  • Mandi district has received top position for constructing roads under PMGSY of maximum length in 2020-21. Six more districts of Himachal Pradesh have also secured a position among top 30 best performing districts.

 

  • Union Minister of Rural Development: Narendra Singh Tomar.
  • Chief Minister of HP: Jairam Thakur;
  • Governor of HP: Bandaru Dattatraya.

 

ANDORRA BECOMES 190TH MEMBER OF IMF

 

  • Andorra has joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to become its 190th member. Andorra is a microstate situated between France and Spain. However, it is the largest microstate in Europe.

 

  • IMF’s Membership allows the Andorran government to benefit from IMF policy advice, especially as the country tackles the crisis caused by COVID-19

 

  • The country can now receive an annual review or “health check” of its economy by the IMF and access IMF lending if needed.

 

  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C., consisting of 190 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, and facilitate international trade.

 

IMF formation Day: 27 December 1945

Chairman & Managing Director of IMF: Kristalina Georgieva

Chief Economist of IMF: Gita Gopinath

 

VEGA ROPES IN ROHIT SHARMA AS BRAND AMBASSADOR

  • Ace Indian cricketer and Captain of Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma has been signed up by India’s leading beauty accessories brand.

 

  • Vega, for its men’s personal grooming electronics range under the ‘Vega Men’ brand. Rohit Sharma will feature as the brand ambassador for ‘Vega Men’ range in the upcoming digital campaign.

 

  • Recently, BharatPe has announced the launch of its high impact TV campaign starring ‘Team BharatPe’ with 11 Cricket stars as brand ambassadors which also includes Rohit Sharma.

 

 

WORLD POLIO DAY 2020

  • The World Polio Day is celebrated annually on October 24, to raise awareness for polio vaccination and eradication of polio.

 

  • Theme for 2020 World Polio Day is “A win against polio is a win for global health.”

 

  • World Polio Day provides an opportunity to highlight global efforts toward a polio-free world and honour the tireless contributions of those on the frontlines in the fight to eradicate polio from every corner of the globe.

 

  • The Day was established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis.

 

  • As of August 2020, Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only two nations which remain with the continued transmission of wild poliovirus.

 

WORLD DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION DAY 2020

  • The United Nations’ World Development Information Day is held on October 24 every year.

 

  • The day aims to draw the attention of world public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them for overall growth and development.

 

  • The General Assembly in 1972 established World Development Information Day to draw the attention of the world to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them.

 

  • The Assembly decided that the date for the Day should coincide with United Nations Day, 24 October, which was also the date of the adoption, in 1970, of the International Development Strategy for the Second United Nations Development Decade.

 

 

 

 

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