21st October 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-10-22

? The IIT-Madras incubated dairy-tech startup, “Stellapps” has launched a first-of-its-kind, fully-automated direct payment platform, ‘mooPay’, for dairy farmers in Rajasthan. The Digital technology solutions provider Stellapps is a first of its kind end-to-end dairy technology solutions company of India. It is also one of the technology pioneers of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

? World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually on October 20th, and launches a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.

? The National Green Tribunal ruled on October 20, 2020 that the environmental clearance granted to the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project in Telangana was in violation of legal requirements.

? The government has banned sale of natural gas and coal-bed methane to self under its new gas marketing freedom guidelines. This means that natural gas producers will not be able to buy their produce.

? In a first, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully touched on Bennu asteroid’s surface to collect dust and pebbles on October 20, 2020. The collected particles will reach Earth by 2023.

? In Badminton, former World Champion Nozomi Okuhara clinched the Denmark Open title beating three-time world champion Carolina Marin in women’s singles.

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