30th October 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-10-31

? Kerala on Tuesday became the first state to fix the floor price for vegetables, which would be 20 per cent above the production cost, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Tuesday. The scheme would come into effect from November 1, he said.

? NITI Aayog, Ministry of Power, Rockefeller Foundation, and Smart Power India launched the ‘Electricity Access in India and Benchmarking Distribution Utilities’ report.

? IT major Cognizant has named Rajesh Nambiar as the Chairman and Managing Director of its India operations and a member of its Executive Committee.

? A e-book titled Night of the Restless Spirits: Stories from 1984″ authored by Sarbpreet Singh. The creator Sarbpreet Singh’s recounts the Sikh bloodbath of 1984 on this e-book. The e-book is a fictionalised model of actual happenings comprising simply eight chapters. It reveals the occasions of 1984 by the prism of many lives & affect on Sikhs. The e-book is printed by Penguin Publication.

? In the first funding for NTPC Ltd under Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC)’s GREEN or Global Action for Reconciling Economic growth and Environment preservation initiative, India’s largest power producer entered into foreign currency loan agreement with Japanese Government’s financial institution.

? State Bank of India on Wednesday announced that the bank signed a loan agreement of $1 billion with Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC).

? Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan digitally inaugurated the Radio diagnosis Facilities at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bathinda.

? Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik has launched two web portals named ‘Odisha State Scholarship Portal’ and ‘Sumangal Portal’. The former portal is to help eligible students of the state to avail scholarship benefits in a seamless and transparent manner, while the latter one is to help people avail inter-caste marriage incentives.

? In Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha launched Market Intervention Scheme (MIS)-2020 for Apple growers at Horticulture Complex Raj Bagh in Srinagar.

? The Orations & Awards Committee of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), has selected Dr Satish Mishra, Principal Scientist, Division of Molecular Parasitology and Immunology, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow for “Dr.Tulsi Das Chugh Award” for the year 2020.

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