26th October 2020 – Current Affairs
Stuff Reporter | 20-10-27

? Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launched Kisan Suryodaya Yojana along with 2 other key projects in Gujarat on October 24, 2020. Under Kisan Suryodaya Yojana, farmers will be able to avail of power supply from 5 am to 9 pm.

? The government has decided to supply fortified rice in schools covered under the mid-day meal programme as part of its effort to fight malnutrition.

? Bangladesh has sought financial support worth USD 500 million from the World Bank for COVID 19 vaccine in the country.

? The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in association with the SBI Card, launched the ‘Delhi Metro-SBI Card’, a multipurpose credit card for the benefit of the Delhi Metro commuters.

? India has taken over the Chairmanship of Governing Body of International Labour Organisation after a gap of 35 years.

? Israel has agreed to normalise ties with Israel in a deal brokered with the help of US President Donald Trump. With this, Sudan has become the third Arab nation to normalise relations with Israel this year after Bahrain and the UAE.

? Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has launched 26 new tourism projects across the state in a bid to boost the crisis-hit tourism sector.

?  The Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, an undertaking of the Indian Railways, has completed and commissioned in one go the 69 kms of doubling of the railway line between Uppaluru-Gudivada-Moturu and Gudivada- Machilipatnam in the Vijayawada Division in Andhra Pradesh.

? Bangladesh has launched a ‘no mask, no service’ policy in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Under the policy, no service will be provided to the people who
are not wearing masks.

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