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President Kovind promulgates Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020

The Ordinance aims to ensure that all the stakeholders get an opportunity to seek unconditional stay of enforcement of arbitral awards where the underlying arbitration agreement or contract or making of the arbitral award are induced by fraud or corruption

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Ordinance to be promulgated only when parliament not in session

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Hardeep Singh Puri Launches Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge

Minister for HUA Hardeep Singh Puri launched Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge, under which cities will be provided technical assistance and capacity-building to re-imagine parks and create accessible, safe, walkable streets for children and families.

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He also launched Data Maturity Assessment Framework (DMAF).

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CCEA approves ₹1,810 cr investment for 210 MW hydropower project in Himachal

210 MW Luhri Stage-I Hydro Electric Project is located on river Sutlej situated in Shimla and Kullu districts of Himachal Pradesh. It is implemented by Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd on Build-Own-Operate-Maintain basis with support from central & state govts.

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The central government will provide a grant of ₹ 66.19 crores.

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Asian Development Bank approves $133 million loan for Meghalaya

Asian Development Bank approved $132.8 million to improve power quality & upgrade power distribution network in Meghalaya with an aim to benefit about 180000 households. Meghalaya received $120 million support from World Bank to modernise transport sector.

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ADB has already provided loan to improve secondary education.

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Assam’s Rupsi Airport at Kokrajhar set to start commercial operation by Jan 2021

The Airport was re-developed at a cost of Rs 69 crore and has also received its license by Directorate General of Civil Aviation. It has 10 terminals and can handle 200 passengers during peak hours. It has a terminal building with an area of 3,500 sq.km.

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Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport also in Assam

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Assam Health minister inaugurates Kalapahar CoVID Care Hospital in Guwahati

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated the Kalapahar CoVID Care Hospital in Guwahati. The hospital will provide round the clock health services by the specialists. The state -of - art hospital has 160-bed capacity & has all modern equipment.

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World’s largest CoVID Care Centre: Sardar Patel Centre in Delhi

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3-day policy discourse titled Panorama: Envisioning Film, Media & Entertainment Policy for Maharashtra begins

With an aim to establish Maharashtra as a film making and media entertainment hub, the 3-day Panorama: Envisioning Film, Media & Entertainment Policy for Maharashtra is organised by Maharashtra Film, Stage and Cultural Development Corporation Limited.

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It works under the State Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurates Tourist Facilitation Centre facility in Guruvayur, Kerala

Tourist Facilitation Centre was inaugurated under PRASHAD Scheme. National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive launched by Ministry of Tourism for integrated development of pilgrimage & heritage destinations.

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The centre has been constructed at a cost of Rs 11.57 crores.

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Assam Education Dept launches toll free tele-education helpline number for govt school students

The Education Dept of Assam launched a toll-free tele-education helpline number -18003453578 for government school students. It aims to guide 6th to 10th standards on subject matters and psychosocial aspects and will be extended to other students as well.

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Academic doubts & mental health counselling to be provided.

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Cabinet Approves Signing Of MoU Between India, Spain For Scientific And Technical Collaborations In Astronomy

The Union Cabinet approved the signing of MoU Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru and the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) and the GRANTECAN, S.A. (GTC), Spain to develop scientific and technical collaborations in astronomy field.

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Spain Capital: Madrid.
Currency: Euro.

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Cabinet approves MoU between India and United Kingdom on cooperation in the field of Telecommunication

The MoU signed between India & the UK will contribute to strengthening bilateral cooperation and mutual understanding in the field of Telecommunications/ICTs. Post-Brexit, the MoU is also aiming for enhanced scope of cooperation and opportunities for India

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United Kingdom PM: Boris Johnson
Currency: Pound Sterling

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Cabinet nod for inking MoU between India, UK for cooperation in medical product regulation

Union Cabinet approved the signing of an MoU between the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) and the United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency for cooperation in medical products regulation for pharmacovigilance.

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Drugs Controller General of India: Dr V G Somani.

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Cabinet approves MoU between India and Israel for cooperation in health and medicine

The MoU signed between India & Israel in health & medicine field covers areas of cooperation such as exchange and training of medical doctors and other health professionals, assistance in development of human resources & exchange of medical devices, etc.,

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Support for development of 'Green Healthcare' to be provided.

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UNGA adopts two India sponsored resolutions on Nuclear disarmament

Two resolutions named ‘Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons’ & ‘Reducing Nuclear Danger’ which call for the prohibition of nuclear weapons under the ‘Nuclear Weapons’ cluster were adopted by the 1st Committee of UN General Assembly.

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The resolution manifests India's goal of nuclear disarmament.

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Visa partners with DigitSecure and HDFC Bank for live deployment of PCI certified Tap to Phonecard acceptance solution

Visa announced the deployment of a PCI certified Tap to Phonecard acceptance solution along with DigitSecure & HDFC Bank. It enables merchants to securely accept contactless card payments in seconds through an app on their NFC-enabled Android smartphones.

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DeliveryPlus -1st merchant to go live with HDFC Bank as acquirer

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CSIR-CDRI Scientist Dr Susanta Kar honoured with Prof. A N Bhaduri Memorial Lecture Award-2020

To recognize the significant contributions towards defining the survival tactics of Leishmania donovani, Society of Biological Chemists (India) chose Dr Susanta Kar, Senior Scientist, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow for the Prof. A N Bhaduri Memorial Lecture Award 2020

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Leishmania donovani is a causative agent of Kala Azar.

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Ministry of Water Resources to award Sangli sampatrao Pawar

Union Ministry of Water Resources declared an award for a villager of Sangli Sampatrao Pawar for his contribution to revitalization of Agrani River, a tributary of Krishna. In all, 107 villages in five tehsils of Sangli district fall under this river basin

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Union Minister of Water Resources: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

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Enhanced version of Pinaka Mk-1 missile successfully flight-tested

Enhanced version of Pinaka Mk-1 system was taken up to achieve longer-range performance compared to the earlier design with lesser length. This will replace Pinaka Mk-1 missiles currently used by regiments of the Indian Army along with India’s frontiers.

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Pinaka can fire a salvo of 12 rockets in a period of 44 seconds

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NDDB Chairman Dilip Rath elected to International Dairy Federation board

Chairman, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Dilip Rath has been unanimously elected to the Board of Belgium based International Dairy Federation (IDF) during the General Assembly of IDF. Rath has been associated with IDF for the last 10 years.

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Piercristiano Brazzale has been elected as President of IDF

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ISRO to launch India's earth observation, nine customer satellites

PSLV in its 51st mission (PSLV-C49) will launch EOS-01, the primary satellite, along with 9 customer satellites owned by the US, Luxembourg & Lithuania. It will be launched from Sriharikota space port. It is ISRO’s first satellite launch amid the pandemic.

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EOS-01 - for agriculture, forestry& disaster management support

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Prasar Bharati signs MoU to launch 51 education TV channels

Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati signed an MoU with Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics under MeitY. Under this, 51 DTH education TV channels to be available as DD co-branded channels to all DD Free Dish viewers.

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Bhaskaracharya National Institute is located in Gujarat.

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World Tsunami Awareness Day: November 5

World Tsunami Awareness Day 2020 is observed every year on 5 November with an aim to create ways to save lives in view of future disasters. The UN through a resolution adopted on 22 December 2015 and designated the day to be World Tsunami Awareness Day.

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International Day for Disaster Reduction - October 13.