02nd October, 2020 English Current affairs Quiz


Which ministry of government of India launch Pakur Honey on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti?



Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare launched Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030) in India on which of the following day?



With reference to the rules for the protection of Good Samaritans (people helping the road accidents victims on the spot), which is published by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, which of the following statement is/are true?




India’s largest handicraft and organic products marketplaceTribes India E-Marketplace on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, with reference to this statement which of the following sentence is/are true?



A Global Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI), RAISE 2020- ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020,’ from October 5-9, 2020, with reference to above statement, which of the following sentence is not true?


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02nd October, 2020 English Current affairs


Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda will launch Pakur Honey on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.


Pakur Honey is 100% natural honey which is Multi Floral and Forest Fresh.

It is gathered by Santhal  Tribals and Vulnerable Pahadhiya tribes from Pakur, Jharkhand.

Natural Multiflora honey is a good source of anti-oxidants and antiseptic vitamins, nutrients, enzymes and other herbal properties that no other super-food can provide.

The Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030)


Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare launched Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030) in India on International Day for Older Persons.

The Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030) is an opportunity to bring together governments, civil society etc. for ten years of concerted action to improve the lives of older people.
Healthy Ageing is developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables well-being in older age.

Following the 146th WHO Executive Board’s recommendation made in February 2020, the 73rd World Health Assembly have endorsed the proposal for a Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030).

By the end of the Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020–2030), the number of people aged 60 years and older will be 34% higher, increasing from 1 billion in 2019 to 1.4 billion. By 2050, the global population of older people will have more than doubled, to 2.1 billion.

The rules for the protection of Good Samaritans (people helping the road accidents victims on the spot).


The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has published the rules for the protection of Good Samaritans (people helping the road accidents victims on the spot).

The rules provide for the Rights of Good Samaritan which include that a Good Samaritan shall have the rights as detailed in the rules and shall be treated respectfully without any discrimination on the grounds of religion, nationality, caste or sex.

No police officer or any other person shall compel a Good Samaritan to disclose his/her name, identity, address or any such other personal details.

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, inserted a new section 134A, viz. “Protection of good Samaritans”.

It provides that a Good Samaritan shall not be liable for any civil or criminal action for any injury to or death of the victim of an accident involving a motor vehicle while rendering emergency medical or non-medical care or assistance

Tribes India E-Marketplace on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.


Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda will virtually launch India’s largest handicraft and organic products marketplace- Tribes India E-Marketplace on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

Tribes India e-Marketplace is an ambitious initiative through which TRIFED aims to onboard 5 lakh tribal producers for sourcing of various handicraft, handloom, natural food products across the country and brings to you the best of tribal produce.

The suppliers comprise of individual tribal artisans, tribal SHGs, Organisations/ Agencies/ NGOs working with tribals. 

This path breaking initiative of TRIFED under Ministry of Tribal Affairs will showcase the produce and handicrafts of tribal enterprises from across the country. It will help them market their products directly.

A Global Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI), RAISE 2020


Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and NITI Aayog are organizing a Global Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI), RAISE 2020– ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020,’ from October 5-9, 2020. The Summit will be inaugurated by PM Modi.

RAISE 2020 is a first of its-kind, global meeting of minds on Artificial Intelligence to drive India’s vision for social transformation through responsible AI.

It is being Organized by Government of India along with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and NITI Aayog.

The event will witness robust participation from global industry leaders, key opinion makers, Government representatives and academia.

Industry analysts predict that AI could add up to USD 957 billion to India’s economy by 2035.

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01st October, 2020 English Current affairs


World Heart Day

http://gurudeviaskas.com/ It was observed on September 29, 2020. This initiative was launched in 2000 by the World Heart Federation as an annual event and gets celebrated on 29th day of September ever since. World Heart Day is commemorated to promote different preventive steps and changes in lifestyle to avoid any cardiovascular diseases, like heart attack, stroke, heart failure and any other condition related to the same. On an average, more than 17 million people die from heart-related illnesses every year.

International Day of Older Persons is being observed on 1 October.

http://gurudeviaskas.com/ On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons. This was preceded by initiatives such as the Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing, which was adopted by the 1982 World Assembly on Ageing and endorsed later that year by the UN General Assembly. The year 2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons. This year has also been recognised as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”. International Day of Older Persons 2020 will highlight the role of the health care workforce in contributing to the health of older persons, with special recognition of the nursing profession. The 2020 observance will also promote the Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030) and help bring together experts to discuss the five strategic objectives of the Global Strategy and Action plan on Ageing and Health.

The Union Minister of Fisheries released the 2nd edition of the newsletter “Matsya Sampada” .

http://gurudeviaskas.com/ It is a Beneficiary Booklet on Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) which provides a comprehensive outline of the different components/activities of the PMMSY scheme. PMMSY aims to enhance fish production to 220 lakh tons by 2024-25. This is a media outreach plan of the Department of Fisheries to reach out to fishermen and fish farmers of India. The ambitious scheme will result in doubling export earnings to Rs.1,00,000 crores and generate about 55 lakhs direct and indirect employment opportunities in fisheries sector over a period of next five years.

India successfully test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with several indigenous features.

http://gurudeviaskas.com/ The test firing of the missile was carried out by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO from Balasore in Odisha. BrahMos surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile features indigenous Booster and Airframe Section along with many other ‘Made in India’ sub-systems. Defence Ministry said, the BrahMos Land-Attack Cruise Missile was cruising at a top speed of Mach 2.8. It is one more major step in enhancing the indigenous content. This successful launch has paved the way for the serial production of the indigenous booster and other indigenous components of the powerful BrahMos Weapon System.

To mark the occasion of 151 years of postcards in India, Maharashtra Circle of India Post will release picture postcards on ‘Sawantwadi Toys’ on October 1st.

http://gurudeviaskas.com/ The postcard is inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech about the country’s ability to become a “toy hub”. Sawantwadi toys refers to hand made works of art made of wood in Sawantwadi a town in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. Most of these toys are made in the village of Kolgaon in Sawantwadi taluka. These toys are made from the wood of the Indian Coral tree (Erythrina variegata). Craftsmen who make these toys belong to the Chittari community who came to Sawantwadi from Karwar and Goa.

Union Social Justice Minister launched the Ambedkar Social Innovation and Incubation Mission

http://gurudeviaskas.com/ This mission is under Venture Capital Fund for SCs, with a view to promoting innovation and enterprise among SC students studying in higher educational institutions. Venture Capital Fund for SCs: A.. The Social Justice Ministry had launched the Venture Capital Fund for SCs in 2014-15 with a view to developing entrepreneurship amongst the SC and Divyang youth and to enable them to become job-givers. B. The objective of this fund is to provide concessional finance to the entities of the SC entrepreneurs. Under this fund, 117 companies promoted by SC entrepreneurs have been sanctioned financial assistance to set up business ventures. Ambedkar Social Innovation Incubation Mission: A. Under Ambedkar Social Innovation Incubation Mission initiative, one thousand SC youth will be identified in the next four years with start-up ideas through the Technology Business Incubators in various higher educational institutions. B. They will be funded 30 lakh rupees in three years as equity funding to translate their start-up ideas into commercial ventures. Successful ventures  would further qualify for venture funding of up to five Crore rupees from the Venture Capital Fund for SCs. Continue reading “01st October, 2020 English Current affairs”

ಸೆಪ್ಟೆಂಬರ್ 30, 2020


300 ನೇ ಧ್ರುವ್ ಹೆಲಿಕಾಪ್ಟರ್ ತಯಾರಿಸಿದ ಎಚ್ಎಎಲ್

http://gurudeviaskas.com/   ದೇಶದ ರಕ್ಷಣೆಗಾಗಿ ಇಂಡಿಜೀನಿಯಸ್ ತಂತ್ರ ಜ್ಞಾನ ದಲ್ಲಿ ಫೈಟರ್ ಜೆಟ್, ಹೆಲಿಕಾಪ್ಟರ್ ಗಳನ್ನು ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಪಡಿ ಸುವ ಹಿಂದೂಸ್ಥಾನ್ ಏರೋನಾಟಿಕ್ಸ್ (ಊಂಐ) ಇದೀಗ ಮತ್ತೊಂದು ಮೈಲಿಗಲ್ಲು ಸಾಧಿಸಿದೆ.             ರಕ್ಷಣಾ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಳಸುವ ಧ್ರುವ್ ಅಡ್ವಾನ್ಸ್ ಲೈಟ್ ಹೆಲಿಕಾಪ್ಟರ್ (ಊಂಐ) ಅನ್ನು ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಪಡಿಸಿದ್ದು 300 ನೇ ಹೆಲಿಕಾಪ್ಟರ್ ಇದಾಗಿದೆ. ಇದನ್ನು ಊಂಐ ಹೆಲಿಕಾಪ್ಟರ್ ಕಾಂಪ್ಲೇಕ್ಸ್ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಕಾರ್ಯ ನಿರ್ವಾಹಕ ಅಧಿಕಾರಿ ಜಿ.ವಿ.ಎಸ್. ಭಾಸ್ಕರ್ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಹಸ್ತಾಂತರಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಮೊದಲ ಧ್ರುವ ಹೆಲಿಕಾಪ್ಟರ್ ತಯಾರಾಗಿದ್ದು 1992 ರಲ್ಲಿ. ವಿಶೇಷತೆ : ತೂಕ : 5.5 ಟನ್ ವೆಚ್ಚ : ಅಂದಾಜು: 45 ಕೋಟಿ ಮಾದರಿ : ಎಚ್ಎಎಲ್ ಎಚ್ಎಂಕೆ 1 ನಿಂದ ಎಂಕೆ 4 ಸಾಮಥ್ರ್ಯ : ಏರ್ ಟು ಏರ್ ಮಿಸೈಲ್, ಏರ್ ಟು ಗ್ರೌಂಡ್ ಮಿಸೈಲ್ ಡಿಜಿಟಲ್ ವಿಡಿಯೋ ರೆಕಾರ್ಡಿಂಗ್, ಟುಕ್ರೆನ್ಗನ್ ಹೊಂದಿದೆ. ಪ್ರತಿ ಗಂಟೆಗೆ 245 ಕಿ.ಮೀ. ನಿಂದ 292 ಕಿ.ಮೀ. ವೇಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಚರಿಸಬಲ್ಲದು. ಒಟ್ಟು 2.8 ಲಕ್ಷ ಹಾರಾಟದ ಗಂಟೆಗಳು. ಸೂಚನೆ : HAL-Hindustan Aeronautics Limited ಸ್ಥಾಪನೆ : 1940       ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಕಚೇರಿ : ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಮುಖ್ಯಸ್ಥರು : ಆರ್. ಮಾಧವನ್

ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಆಮ್ನೆಸ್ಟಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಚಟುವಟಿಕೆ ಸ್ಥಗಿತ

              ಮಾನವ ಹಕ್ಕುಗಳ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯಾಗಿರುವ ಆಮ್ನೆಸ್ಟಿ ಇಂಟರ್ನ್ಯಾಷನಲ್ ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ತನ್ನ ಕಾರ್ಯ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆ ಗಳನ್ನು ಸ್ಥಗಿತಗೊಳಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವುದಾಗಿ ಘೋಷಿಸಿದೆ.             ಮಾನವ ಹಕ್ಕುಗಳ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ನಿರಂತರವಾಗಿ ಕಿರುಕುಳ ನೀಡುತ್ತದೆ ಎಂದು ಆರೋಪಿಸಿರುವ ಆಮ್ನೆಸ್ಟಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ, ನಮ್ಮ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕ್ ಖಾತೆಗಳು ಸ್ಥಗಿತಗೊಂಡಿರುವುದು ಗಮನಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಇದರಿಂದಾಗಿ ಅನಿವಾರ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಸಿಬ್ಬಂದಿಯನ್ನು ತೆಗೆದು ಹಾಕಲಾಗಿದೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಅಭಿಯಾನಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ಸಂಶೋಧನಾ ಕಾರ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಸ್ಥಗಿತಗೊಳಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿಸಿದೆ.             ನಿಯಮ ಉಲ್ಲಂಘಿಸಿ ವಿದೇಶಿ ದೇಣಿಗೆ ಸಂಗ್ರಹಿಸಿದ ಆರೋಪದಡಿ 2018 ರಲ್ಲಿ ಜಾರಿ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನಾಲಯದ (.ಡಿ.) ಅಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳು ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಆಮ್ನೆಸ್ಟಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯೂ ಕಚೇರಿ ಮೇಲೆ ದಾಳಿ ನಡೆಸಿ ಪರಿಶೀಲನೆ ನಡೆಸಿದ್ದರು. ಸೂಚನೆ: ಆಮ್ನೆಸ್ಟಿ ಇಂಟರ್ ನ್ಯಾಷನಲ್ ಸ್ಥಾಪನೆ : 1961 ಸ್ಥಾಪಕರು : ಪೀಟರ್ ಬೆನನ್ಸನ್, ಎರಿಕ್ ಬೇಕರ್, ಲೂಯಿಸ್ ಕುಟ್ನರ್ ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಕಚೇರಿ : ಲಂಡನ್ ಆಮ್ನೆಸ್ಟಿ ಇಂಡಿಯಾದ ಕಾರ್ಯಕಾರಿ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ : ಅವಿನಾಶ್ ಕುಮಾರ್

ದೇಶದ ಶ್ರೀಮಂತರ ಪಟ್ಟಿ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ

http://gurudeviaskas.com/                ಹುರುನ್ ಇಂಡಿಯಾ ಮತ್ತು ಐಐಎಫ್ಎಲ್ ವೆಲ್ತ್ ಮ್ಯಾನೇಜ್ ಮೆಂಟ್ ಲಿಮಿಟೆಡ್ ವರದಿ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆಯಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಲಾಕ್ ಡೌನ್ ಅವಧಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ರಿಲಯನ್ಸ್ ಇಂಡ ಸ್ಟ್ರೀಸ್ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷ ಮುಖೇಶ ಅಂಬಾನಿ ಅವರು ಗಂಟೆಗೆ ಸರಾಸರಿ 90 ಕೋಟಿ ರೂ. ಸಂಪತ್ತು ಗಳಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.             ಹುರುನ್ ಇಂಡಿಯಾ ಶ್ರೀಮಂತರ ಪಟ್ಟಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸತತ 9 ನೇ ವರ್ಷವೂ ಮೊದಲ ಸ್ಥಾನವನ್ನು ಮುಖೇಶ್ ಕಾಯ್ದುಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ವಿಶ್ವದ ನಾಲ್ಕನೇ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಶ್ರೀಮಂತ & ಏಷ್ಯಾದ ನಂ. 1 ಕುಬೇರ ಎಂದೂ ಇವರನ್ನು ಗುರುತಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ.             63 ವರ್ಷದ ಮುಖೇಶ್ ಅವರ ವೈಯಕ್ತಿಕ ಸಂಪತ್ತು ಕಳೆದ 12 ತಿಂಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಶೇ. 73 ರಷ್ಟು ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿದೆ. ಅಂದರೆ 2,77,700 ಕೋಟಿ ರೂ. ನಿಂದ 6,58,400 ಕೋಟಿ ರೂ. ಗೆ ಏರಿಕೆಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಟಾಪ್ -5 ಭಾರತೀಯ ಶ್ರೀಮಂತರ ಪಟ್ಟಿ            ಹೆಸರು                                                    ಒಟ್ಟು ಸಂಪತ್ತು             ಸಂಪತ್ತಿನ ಏರಿಳಿತ

  1. ಮುಖೇಶ ಅಂಬಾನಿ                                      6,58,400                                +73%
  2. ಹಿಂದೂಜಾ ಸಹೋದರರು                      1,43,700                                  -23%
  3. ಶಿವ ನಾಡೆಕ್                                                    1,41,700                                   +34%
  4. ಗೌತಮ್ ಅದಾನಿ                                           1,40,200                                 +48%
  5. ಅಜೀಂ ಪ್ರೇಮ್ಜಿ                                         1,44,400                                    -2%

ಪಟ್ಟಿಯಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಇತರೆ ಟಾಪ್ 10 ಶ್ರೀಮಂತರು 6) ಅವೆನ್ಯೂ ಸೂಪರ್ ಮಾರ್ಟ್ಗಳ ಸಂಸ್ಥಾಪಕರಾಧಾಕಿಶನ್ ದಮಾನಿ 7) ಸೀರಮ್ ಇನ್ಸ್ಟಿಟ್ಯೂಟ್ ಆಫ್ ಇಂಡಿಯಾದ ಸೈರಸ್ ಎಸ್. ಪೂನಾವಾಲಾ 8) ಕೋಟಕ್ ಮಹೀಂದ್ರಾ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿನ ಉದಯ್ ಕೋಟಕ್ 9) ಸನ್ ಫಾರ್ಮಾದ ದಿಲೀಪ್ ಶಾಂಘ್ವಿ 10)ಪಲ್ಲೋನ ಜಿ ಗುಂಪಿನ ಸೈರಸ್ ಪಲ್ಲೋನ್ ಜಿ ಮಿಸ್ತ್ರಿ ಮತ್ತು ಶಪೂರ್ಜಿ ಪಲೋಂಜಿ ಮಿಸ್ತ್ರಿ * ಶ್ರೀಮಂತ ಮಹಿಳೆಗೋದ್ರೆಜ್ ಉದ್ದಿಮೆ ಸಮೂಹದ ಸ್ಮಿತಾ ವಿ. ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಅವರು ದೇಶದ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಶ್ರೀಮಂತ ಮಹಿಳೆಯಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇವರು 32,400 ಕೋಟಿ ರೂ. ಸಂಪತ್ತು ಹೊಂದಿದ್ದಾರೆ. * ಪ್ರಸಕ್ತ ವರ್ಷದ ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ 31 ಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆ 1,000 ಕೋಟಿ ರೂ. ಅಥವಾ ಅದಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಅಧಿಕ ಸಂಪತ್ತು ಹೊಂದಿರುವ 828 ಕುಬೇರರು ಹುರುನ್ ಪಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಸೇರಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ಅಂತಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಅನುವಾದ ದಿನ: ಸೆಪ್ಟೆಂಬರ್ 30

http://gurudeviaskas.com/               ಪ್ರತಿ ವರ್ಷ ಸೆಪ್ಟೆಂಬರ್ 30 ರಂದು ಅಂತಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಅನುವಾದ ದಿನವನ್ನು ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಸಂಭಾಷಣೆ, ತಿಳಿವಳಿಕೆ & ಸಹಕಾರವನ್ನು ಸುಗಮಗೊಳಿಸುವ, ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಗೆ ಕೊಡುಗೆ ನೀಡುವ ಮತ್ತು ವಿಶ್ವ ಶಾಂತಿ & ಸುರಕ್ಷತೆಯನ್ನು ಬಲಪಡಿಸುವ ಭಾಷಾ ಅನುವಾದ ವೃತ್ತಿಪರರ ಕೇಂದ್ರವನ್ನು ಗೌರವಿಸಲು ದಿನವನ್ನು ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ.             ಭಾಷಾಂತರಗಾರರ ಪೋಷಕ ಸಂತ ಎಂದು ಪರಿಗಣಿಸಲ್ಪಟ್ಟ ಬೈಬಲ್ ಭಾಷಾಂತರಕಾರ ಸೇಂಟ್ ಜಿರೋ ಮ್ ಅವರ ಹುಟ್ಟು ಹಬ್ಬವನ್ನು ದಿನ ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. 2020 ಅಂತರರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ದಿನದ ಧ್ಯೇಯ ವಾಕ್ಯ Finding the words for a world in crisis’ 1953 ರಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂಟರ್ನ್ಯಾಷನಲ್ ಫೆಡರೇಶನ್ ಆಫ್ ಟ್ರಾನ್ಸ್ಲೇಟರ್ಸ್ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯು ಸ್ಥಾಪನೆಯಾಗಿದ್ದು, 1941 ರಿಂದ ಅಂತಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಅನುವಾದ ದಿನವನ್ನು ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. FIT ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರುಕೆವಿನ್ ಕ್ವಿರ್ಕ್ FIT ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿರಿಯಲ್ ಪ್ಯಾಕ್ವೆಟ್ ಪ್ರಾದೇಶಿಕ ಕಚೇರಿಗಳುಯುರೋಫ್, ಲ್ಯಾಟಿನ್ ಅಮೇರಿಕ, ಉತ್ತರ ಅಮೇರಿಕ & ಏಷ್ಯಾದಲ್ಲಿವೆ. (FIT-International Federation of Translation)

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30th September, 2020 English Current affairs


Amnesty International India

http://gurudeviaskas.com/ Amnesty International India said the government had frozen all its bank accounts, leading to all of its work in the country coming to a halt. Status:  Amnesty International (AI) is a non-governmental organization with its headquarters in the United Kingdom focused on human rights. Mission: Amnesty draws attention to human rights abuses and campaigns for compliance with international laws and standards. Background: Amnesty International was founded in London in 1961, following the publication of the article “The Forgotten Prisoners” in The Observer on 28 May 1961, by the lawyer Peter Benenson. Awards: The organization was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its “defence of human dignity against torture,” and the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 1978.


http://gurudeviaskas.com/ In a study published in July in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, scientists have noted the presence of antibodies against the Cat Que virus (CQV) in two human serum samples. The presence of the Cat Que virus has been largely reported in Culex mosquitoes in China and in pigs in Vietnam. For CQV, domestic pigs are considered to be the primary mammalian hosts. Antibodies against the virus have been reported in swine reared locally in China, which indicates that the virus has formed a “natural cycle” in the local area and has the ability to spread in pigs and other animal populations through mosquitoes. CQV belongs to the Simbu serogroup and infects both humans and economically important livestock species

The Maharashtra government has banned the sale of loose cigarettes and beedis.

http://gurudeviaskas.com/ The Maharashtra government has banned the sale of loose cigarettes and beedis in a bid to reduce the consumption of tobacco and to comply with the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) 2003. The government’s aim is to make sure that users are able to see the mandated warnings on cigarette packaging. Under COTPA, tobacco products need to be sold with graphic health warnings on their packaging and loose cigarettes do not comply with this rule. Further, India is a signatory to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, whose core tobacco demand reduction provisions include regulating the packaging and labelling of tobacco products and product disclosures. India ratified the WHO FCTC in 2004. Before this, Chhattisgarh had banned the sale of loose cigarettes earlier this year, while Karnataka banned the sale of loose cigarettes, beedis and chewing tobacco in 2017. As per the Tobacco Free Union, over 1 million people die from tobacco-related diseases in India every year.

The concepts of “Dinacharya” – daily regimes and “Ritucharya” – seasonal regimes to maintain a healthy life.

http://gurudeviaskas.com/ The Vice President, Venkaiah Naidu emphasised the importance of a healthy body and healthy mind saying “we have to follow the concepts of “Dinacharya” – daily regimes and “Ritucharya” – seasonal regimes to maintain a healthy life. Ritu, the season, classified by different features expresses different effects on the body as well as the environment. Ayurveda has depicted various rules and regimens (Charya), regarding diet and behaviour to acclimatize seasonal enforcement easily without altering body homeostasis. The prime principle of Ayurvedic system of medicine is preventive aspect, can be achieved by the change in diet and practices in response to change in climatic condition.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 6 mega development projects in Uttarakhand under the Namami Gange Mission.

http://gurudeviaskas.com/ He also inaugurated the Ganga Avalokan Museum, the first of its kind on the River Ganga at Haridwar. He released a bookRowing Down the Ganges”. It explains in details how the River Ganges stands as a glowing symbol of our Culture, Faith and Heritage. He termed the Namami Gange Mission as the largest integrated river conservation mission which not only aims at the cleanliness of River Ganga but also focuses on comprehensive upkeep of the River. Government is following  :   A four pronged strategy to achieve this objective: 1. First– started laying a network of Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) to prevent the waste water from flowing into the Ganges. 2. Second, The STPs were built by keeping in mind the demands for the next 10 – 15 years. 3. Third – By making around hundred big towns/cities and five thousand villages along the River Ganga Open Defecation Free (ODF). 4. And Fourth – By making an all-out effort to stop the pollution in the tributaries of River Ganga.

Noted Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has been named as the President of Film and Television Institute of India, FTII Society and Chairman of Governing Council of FTII.

http://gurudeviaskas.com/ Mr. Kapur has directed several films, including Masoom, Mr. India, Bandit Queen and Elizabeth. The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India. It is situated on the premises of the erstwhile Prabhat Film Company in Pune and it was established in 1960. The Centre will set up a new Institute in Arunachal Pradesh as part of an initiative to tap the potential of the North Eastern region.

International Translation Day is being celebrated on 30 September.

http://gurudeviaskas.com/ International Translation Day is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding etc. On 24 May 2017, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 71/288 on the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development, and declared 30 September as International Translation Day. 30 September celebrates the feats of St. Jerome, the Bible translator, who is considered the patron saint of translators. Jerome was a priest from North-eastern Italy, who is known mostly for his endeavour of translating most of the Bible into Latin from the Greek manuscripts of the New Testament. Jerome died near Bethlehem on 30 September 420.

The Regiment of Artillery of the Indian Army celebrate the 193rd Gunners Day on September 28.

http://gurudeviaskas.com/ The Day marks the date in 1827 when the Five Bombay Mountain Battery, equipped with 2.5 inch guns, was raised in the British Indian Army. The foundation of the Regiment of Artillery was laid on September 28 in 1827 when Bombay Artillery, later renamed 5 Bombay Mountain Battery, was raised. This day is celebrated by the Regiment of Artillery as Gunners Day. In May 1857, the mutiny by Indian soldiers started in the artillery of the Army of the Bengal Presidency. The incident prompted a complete ban on Indian artillery units, except the mountain artillery batteries in select provinces. The decision was reversed in the mid-1930s when the first of the field regiments — which support the other formations on the field — of the Indian Army were raised.   Continue reading “30th September, 2020 English Current affairs”