1st & 2nd October 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-10-03

? The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is embarking on a Sanitation Literacy Campaign (SLC) from October 2 to promote literacy on ‘WASH’ (water, sanitation, and hygiene) in 2,000 villages across the country, covering one lakh rural population.

? This is the theme chosen by the International Federation of Translators (FIT) to mark International Translation Day 2020. The event is traditionally celebrated on 30 September, the feast of St Jerome, who is the patron saint of translators.

? International Translation Day is an international day celebrated every year on 30 September on the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators. The celebrations have been promoted by International Federation of Translators (FIT) ever since it was set up in 1953.

? Kolkata based Real Estate Developer, Bengal Peerless Housing Development Company Limited appointed Former National Cricket Team Captain and Current President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly as it’s Brand Ambassador. He will lead the campaign of Bengal Peerless’s Residential Project Avidipta II.

? International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 every year. It is a  United Nations designated day to focus on the well-being and special needs of the  elderly people. The UN General Assembly designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons on December 14, 1990.

? Actor Sonu Sood who is often dubbed as the “messiah of migrants” for his philanthropic work during coronavirus induced lockdown, has been conferred with the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme ( UNDP ).

? Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of India’s most valued firm Reliance Industries, continues to top the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2020 for the ninth consecutive year, with a total wealth of Rs 6.58 lakh crore.

? After sport stars, the Reserve Bank has roped in Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for the customer awareness campaign to prevent gullible account holders from being duped by fraudsters. Bachchan promoted digital banking during the lockdown period urging people to adopt digital payment and be safe.

? National Fertilizers Limited has tied up with Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Raghogarh (M.P. ) to train youth in various trades and to enhance the chances of their employability in heavy and process industry.

? Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched the Defence India Startup Challenge, featuring the initiatives aimed at expanding the horizons of Innovations for Defence Excellence ecosystem in New Delhi.

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