CURRENT AFFAIRS : 11 OCTOBER 2020

CURRENT AFFAIRS : 11 OCTOBER 2020

NATIONAL NEWS

Indian Navy Ships Sahyadri and Kora adjudged as Best Ships in FAF 2020: Fleet Award Function(FAF), 2020 was organised to mark the successful culmination of the Operational Cycle of the Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam today. FAF is of great significance as it acknowledges the resilience and perseverance of Men-in-Whites appointed onboard ships of ‘Poorvi Beda’ or colloquially called the ‘Sword Arm’ of ENC. During the event, the Fleet Operations Officer presented the Annual Report of activities and achievements of the Fleet for 01 Apr 19 to 31 Mar 20. The most coveted trophies of Best Ship were awarded to INS Sahyadri amongst Capital ships and INS Kora amongst Corvettes and similar classes of ships. Indian Naval Ships Airavat and Kiltan jointly bagged the ‘Best Spirited Ship’ displaying indomitable spirit and grit whilst undertaking a plethora of challenging missions.

STATE NEWS

Sikkim’s tourism industry resume its operation: Fleet Award Function(FAF), 2020 was organised to mark the successful culmination of the Operational Cycle of the Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam today. FAF is of great significance as it acknowledges the resilience and perseverance of Men-in-Whites appointed onboard ships of ‘Poorvi Beda’ or colloquially called the ‘Sword Arm’ of ENC. During
the event, the Fleet Operations Officer presented the Annual Report of activities and achievements of the Fleet for 01 Apr 19 to 31 Mar 20. The most coveted trophies of Best Ship were awarded to INS Sahyadri amongst Capital ships and INS Kora amongst Corvettes and similar classes of ships. Indian Naval Ships Airavat and Kiltan jointly bagged the ‘Best Spirited
Ship’ displaying indomitable spirit and grit whilst undertaking a plethora of challenging missions.

STATE NEWS

Sikkim’s tourism industry resume its operation: Tourism is a key contributor to the State’s economy and around 15 per cent of the State’s
population depends on the sector for livelihood directly or indirectly. For safety against COVID19, reopening of tourism activities has been planned in a phased manner with broad objectives of rebuilding the image of the State as a safe destination with an efficient tourist health safety management system. This includes restructuring industry operations with digital intervention in order to ensure effective tourist monitoring mechanisms and database management.

Novel underground garbage bins installed by NMMC: With an aim to keep the surrounding clean, the Navi Mumbai municipal corporation in
Maharashtra has installed novel underground garbage bins in the city. The advantage of the bin is that it does not dot the area and also prevents foul smell. These two underground garbage bins installed at the vantage points, one such being the Palm beach road that connects Mumbai to its satellite city of Navi Mumbai. The bins have a foot dispenser through which one can open the bin and throw the garbage in it.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a cease-fire in Nagorno-Karbakh starting today. The top diplomats from the two countries said in a statement that the truce is intended to exchange prisoners and recover the dead, adding that specific details will be agreed on later. The announcement follows 10 hours of talk between the diplomats in Moscow, which was
coordinated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Lavrov said the cease-fire should pave way for talks on settling the conflict.

India donates 1.8 million N95 masks to Philadelphia city in US: India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, tweeted yesterday that Philadelphia received 1.8 million N95 masks from India to aid their fight against COVID-19. Another example of the robust India-US reliable partnership in the health sector, he added.

Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan addressed the virtual Ministerial Meeting of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM): Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan has said that the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has potential to take lead in addressing the primary issues of current times that demand global cooperation. Mr. Muraleedharan said, individual members must stop and think before
raising issues that are not on the agenda and which find no resonance in the wider membership. He said, the NAM never was and never can be a platform for pursuits aimed at undermining the territorial integrity of a State by another State.

IMPORTANT DAYS

10th October is observed as “The World Mental Health Day”: Speaking on the occasion, UN Chief Antonio Guterres said that as millions of people globally are affected by mental health issues, a massive scale in investment in mental health is required by all countries.

SPORTS NEWS

19 year old Iga Swiatek wins French Open Women’s Single: Teenager Iga Swiatek became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title when she beat American fourth seed Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 in the French Open final on Saturday. She is the youngest winner since Monica Seles lifted the Suzanne Lenglen Cup in 1992.

IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore beats Chennai Super Kings by 37 runs: The Royal Challengers Bangalore comfortably beat the Chennai Super Kings by 37 runs as the two southern heavyweights clashed in the Indian Premier League. RCB rise one spot to fourth on the IPL points table with four wins from six wins, below Kolkata Knight Riders on net run rate. CSK’s woeful form continues, as they stay at sixth with two wins in seven games.

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