17th October 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-10-18

? World Food Day (WFD) is celebrated to commemorate the birth of the United Nations’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) that was established on October 16, 1945.

? Romania’s 2008 Olympic champion, Constantina Dita has been named an ambassador for the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020. The 2020 World Athletics Half Marathon Championships, originally scheduled for 29 March 2020 in Gdynia, Poland, was postponed until 17 October 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

? Shailaja Tripathi. The Indian government on October 14, 2020, contributed USD 1 million to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for the Palestinian refugees in the Near East.The Indian government had handed over the cheque to the United Nations Agency through Sunil Kumar, it’s representative in Palestine.

? Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a campaign Red light on, Gaadi off to tackle air pollution in the national capital.

? India has been designated the ‘Vice-Chair’ of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Working Group of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), recognising the contribution of the Indian GLP programme.

? In Ladakh Union Territory, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Mr Nitin Gadkari initiated Asia’s longest ZojiLa Tunnel works virtually, by igniting ceremonial blasts.

? Indian-origin author-poet, Bhanu Kapil, is among 10 shortlisted artists for this year’s T.S. Eliot Prize, named after the renowned 20th-century American-British poet.

? Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin of 75 rupees denomination to mark the 75th Anniversary of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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