Read : Current Affairs: 27th October, 2020

Posted on :- 2020-10-28 17:28:57
Source :- The Hindu Newspaper

 

                                                        Current Affairs(27th October)

 

HARDEEP SINGH PURI LAUNCHES 'E-DHARTI GEO PORTAL'

 

 

 

  • Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri has launched the ‘e-Dharti Geo Portal’ to integrate legacy drawings such as maps and lease plans in the management information system and make it GIS-enabled.

 

 

  • The Land and Development Office deals with more than 60000 residential, commercial, industrial and institutional properties. Now with the launch of the portal the property certificate details and outline map of the property can be easily accessed online.

 

 

  • It will help avoid unnecessary litigation. Also, the portal will help a purchaser to learn about the details of the property whether any lawsuit is pending in respect of the property.

 

 

  • It is usually created during the purchase of a property. The property certificate provides information about the property to the purchaser and the lessee. This information about the property certificate can now be accessed by paying a nominal fee of thousand rupees.

 

 

  • Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs and Civil Aviation: Hardeep Singh Puri.

 

  • The constituency of Hardeep Singh Puri: Amritsar.

 

 

FAMOUS GUJARATI MUSICIAN PAASES AWAY

 

 

 

  • Famous Gujarati film musician, singer and former Parliamentarian Mahesh Kanodia passed away. He was born at Kanoda village of Mehsana district on January 27, 1937.

 

 

  • Kanodia was a three-time BJP MP from Patan in north Gujarat. He represented Patan Lok Sabha constituency as a Member of Parliament of the BJP thrice between 1991 and 1999.

 

 

  • He had received several accolades and awards for his performance as a music composer and singer for Gujarati films including Jigar and Ami, Tanariri, Jog Sanjog and Laju

 

Lakhan.

 

 

NATO TO SET-UP HEADQUARTERS FOR SPACE IN GERMANY

 

 

 

  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance plans to build a headquarters for space operations at its airbase in Ramstein in Germany, to counter a rising Russian and Chinese threat.

 

 

  • The new centre is to be a central point of contact to support NATO missions with communication and satellite images. It will also be a place to exchange information on potential threats to satellites.

 

 

  • Some 2,000 satellites orbit the Earth, more than half of which are operated by NATO members, allowing everything from mobile phone services to weather forecasts. Currently, at least 40 percent of NATO’s communications are via satellite.

 

 

  • NATO Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.

 

  • NATO Chairman of the NATO Military Committee: Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach.

 

  • Member countries of NATO: 30; Founded: 4 April 1949.

 

ALPHA CONDÉ WINS 3RD TERM AS PRESIDENT OF GUINEA

 

 

 

  • Alpha Condé, the incumbent president of Guinea and leader of Rally of the Guinean People won the 3rd term as the President of

 

Guinea

 

 

  • The winner of 2020 presidential elections Alpha Condé belongs to (Rassemblement du Peuple Guinéen – RPG) presidential

 

 

  • He won the election against Cellou Dalein Diallo with 59.49 % votes. Diallo got 5% votes in the election. Winning the 2020 elections, Alpha Condé is set to govern the country for the next 6 years.

 

 

  • Guinea Prime Minister: Ibrahima Kassory Fofana.

 

  • Guinea Capital:

 

  • Guinea Currency: Guinean Franc.

 

 

HARYANA ADJUDGED AS BEST STATE IN AMB INDEX

 

 

 

  • Haryana is the best State in Anemia Mukt Bharat (AMB) Index with 46.7 among 29 states in the country. Further, in the year 2019-20, the state had achieved 93 per cent of immunization.

 

 

  • Anemia is caused due to iron deficiency. This condition lacks enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body’s tissues thus making the person feel tired and weak.

 

 

  • This information came to light during the 8th Governing Body Meeting of the State Health Society of the National Health Mission (NHM) in Chandigarh. The meeting was presided over by the Haryana chief secretary, Vijai Vardhan.

 

 

  • The Anemia Mukt Bharat, an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and UNICEF, has been launched to reduce the prevalence of Anemia all over India. Notably, there are 34 National Programmes being run under the National Health

 

Mission (NHM).

 

 

  • Haryana Capital:

 

  • Haryana Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya.

 

  • Haryana Chief Minister: Manohar Lal Khattar.

 

 

SAMSUNG: WORLD'S BEST EMPLOYER IN FORBES LIST 2020

 

 

 

  • South Korea based electronics conglomerate, Samsung Electronics has topped the list of ‘World’s Best Employer 2020′ published by Forbes’.

 

 

  • Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and LG are among the top 5 in the list respectively. The global list features 750 multinational and large corporations headquartered in 45 countries.

 

 

  • From India, HCL Technologies is the top industry in the list. It is placed at the 30th position globally. In the Banking sector, HDFC Bank is at top spot in India. It is at 176th position.

 

ITBP 59TH RAISING DAY: 24TH OCTOBER

 

 

 

  • Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has observed his 59th raising Day on 24th October. The ITBP was raised in the aftermath of the 1962 Chinese aggression and it has strength of about 90,000 personnel with 60 battalions on the ground.

 

 

  • The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is India's primary border patrol organization with its border with Tibet (China). It is one of the seven Central Armed Police Forces

 

of India, raised on 24 October 1962, under the CRPF Act, in the wake of the Sino-Indian War of 1962.

 

 

  • In September 1996, the Parliament of India enacted the "Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force Act, 1992" to "provide for the constitution and regulation" of the ITBP

 

 

  • It is for ensuring the security of the borders of India and for matters connected therewith". The first head of the ITBP, designated Inspector General, was Balbir

 

Singh,

 

 

  • ITBP headquarters: New Delhi.

 

  • Director-General of ITBP: Surjeet Singh Deswal.

 

 

VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK 2020

 

 

 

  • The Vigilance Awareness Week 2020 is being celebrated from 27 October to 2 November 2020. It is observed every year by the Central Vigilance Commission during the week in which the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (31 October) falls.


 

  • The theme for 2020 Vigilance Awareness Week is ‘Vigilant India, Prosperous India (Satark Bharat, Samriddh Bharat).’ The awareness week campaign affirms our commitment to the promotion of integrity and probity in public life through citizen participation.

 

 

  • In 2020, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is hosting a National Conference on Vigilance and Anti-Corruption from 27 to 29 October 2020, which will be addressed by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

 

 

  • Central Vigilance Commissioner: Sanjay Kothari.

 

  • Central Vigilance Commissioner Formed: February 1964.

 

  • Central Vigilance Headquarters: New Delhi.

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