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International Chefs Day: 20 October

International Chefs Day is observed globally on 20 October every year.

  • The day aims to celebrate and honour the noble profession and educate people around the world about eating healthy.
  • This was formed by Dr Bill Gallagher, a renowned chef and the former president of the World Association of Chefs Societies (World Chefs), in 2004.
  • It is also the day for experienced chefs to pass on their knowledge and culinary skills to the next generation with a sense of pride and commitment.
  • 2020 theme ‘Healthy Food for the Future’.

UAE delegation reaches Israel for first time in history

In an historic first visit by a Gulf Arab nation, a United Arab Emirates delegation reached Israel.

  • It was accompanied by top US officials to cement the normalisation of ties between the two nations.
  • As part of the US-brokered deal, four agreements were signed relating to investment, scientific cooperation, civil aviation and visa exemptions, during the visit.

Police Commemoration Day: 21 October

The Police Commemoration Day is observed on 21st October every year to honor the loyalty and supreme sacrifice of police personnel for the nation.

  • It was on this day in 1959 when CRPF led a saga of valour and sacrifice in the inaccessible, inhospitable terrain of Hot Springs in Ladakh.
  • A patrol party of twenty personnel of CRPF and Intelligence Bureau had gone to search for a missing reconnaissance party when it was ambushed by the Chinese Army.
  • In spite of the sudden attack and disadvantageous tactical position, they fought valiantly against the Chinese army personnel who were in large numbers and heavily armed.
  • In this battle, ten CRPF men were martyred in defense of the country.

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Maharashtra becomes first state in country to cap prices of masks

Maharashtra has become the first state in the country to cap the prices of masks.

  • N95 masks will now be available at Rs 19 to Rs 49, while two-layer and three-layer masks will be available for Rs 3 to 4.
  • This maximum selling price limit will be applicable to all mask manufacturing companies / distributors / retailers in the state.
  • All mask manufacturers / distributors / retailers in the state will be required to display the quality of the mask and its fixed maximum selling price.

People celebrate Kati Bihu festival in Assam

People celebrated Kati Bihu festival in Assam’s Bongaigaon area.

  • The Kati Bihu is also closely related to agriculture.
  • Kati Bihu is celebrated on the first day of ‘Kati’ month in the Assamese calendar.
  • On the occasion of Kati Bihu, women, both in urban and rural areas, try to ward off evil and pray for a rich harvest by lighting earthen lamps.
  • This is a much sombre festival when compared to the other two Bihu festivals of the state – the Rongali and Bohagi Bihu.
  • The festival is held at this time of the year since the granaries of the farmers usually remain empty and therefore it is known as Kongali (poor) Bihu.

Dharmendra Pradhan launches trial run of Delhi’s buses on Hydrogen-Blended CNG

Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated Indian Oil’s compact reformer plant and launched the much-awaited trial run of Delhi’s buses on Hydrogen-blended CNG (HCNG).

  • It was launched at the Rajghat Bus Depot-I of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).
  • H-CNG blends can be produced directly from CNG, bypassing the energy-intensive electrolysis process and high-pressure blending costs.
  • It provides a higher yield H-CNG mixture by up to 4% to 5% compared to CNG’s input quantity.
  • The cost of H-CNG production by the above process is about 22% cheaper than conventional physical blending.

Uttar Pradesh Governor launches Safe City Project, a women’s safety campaign, in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel inaugurated the ‘Safe City Project’.

  • It is a 180-day-long campaign under which the police and other departments will work towards the safety of women.
  • The Governor flagged off 100 pink scooties and 10 four-wheeler police vehicles as part of the campaign.
  • Lucknow is among eight cities in the country selected for the ‘Safe City Project’.
  • The central government has approved the project for Lucknow at a total cost of Rs 194 crore with an aim to strengthen security of women in public places.
  • The projects will be financed under Nirbhaya Fund at a cost of INR 2919.55 Crores.

14 States report reduction in prevalence of parasitic intestinal worm infection ‘Soil-Transmitted Helminthiases’

The Health Ministry has said that 14 States have reported reduction in prevalence of parasitic intestinal worm infection also known as Soil-Transmitted Helminthiases (STH).

  • While 9 States have shown substantial reduction in worm prevalence in the STH follow up prevalence survey.
  • These States are Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.
  • Soil-Transmitted Helminthiases is a significant public health concern mostly in low resource settings.
  • These are known to have detrimental effects on children’s physical growth and well being and can cause anemia and under-nutrition.
  • Since its launch in 2015, the National Deworming Day (10 February), a flagship program of the Ministry of Health is run as a biannual single day programme implemented through the platforms of schools and anganwadis.

Elavenil wins gold, Shahu Mane silver in Sheikh Russel International Air Rifle Championship

World number one Indian Elavenil Valarivan won a gold medal and Shahu Tushar Mane bagged a silver in the Sheikh Russel International Air Rifle Championship.

  • The championship was organised by Bangladesh Shooting Sport Federation (BSSF).
  • In the 60-shot competition in which shooters from six nations participated, including hosts Bangladesh and India, Elavenil shot a modest 627.5 to come out on top.
  • Shiori Hirata won the silver with 622.6, while Indonesian Vidya Toyyiba took the bronze with 621.1.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Attends Y20 Summit Virtually

Union Minister of Youth and Sports Kiren Rijiju attended the Youth-20 (Y20) Summit being held virtually in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • The Y20 Youth Summit is a youth-led event bringing young leaders from across G20 countries to discuss and debate the G20 Leaders’ agenda.
  • The Summit concludes with the drafting of the Y20 communique.
  • Indian side emphasized on galvanizing the youth to take on the challenges set forth by the worldwide COVID 19 Pandemic.
  • The theme of the Summit was “Government – Youth dialogue on post-COVID-19 opportunities”.


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Indian Navy
Indian Navy logo.png
Founded 5 September 1612; 408 years ago
Country  India
Type Navy
Role Naval warfareforce projectionsealiftnuclear deterrence
Size 67,252 active personnel[1]
55,000 reserve personnel[2]
300 ships (excl. auxiliaries)
Approx. 300 aircraft
Part of Indian Armed Forces
Headquarters Integrated Defence HeadquartersMinistry of DefenceNew Delhi
Motto(s) शं नो वरुणः (Sanskrit)
Shaṁ No Varunaḥ (ISO)
transl. ’May the Lord of Water be auspicious unto us’
Recruitment: Indian Navy – An Ocean of Opportunities
Colours Navy blue and white   
March Jai Bharat (Victory to India)
Anniversaries Navy Day: 4 December
Operational fleet
Commander-in-Chief President Ram Nath Kovind
Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Karambir SinghPVSMAVSM[3]
Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS) Vice Admiral G. Ashok KumarAVSMVSM[4]
Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS) Vice Admiral M. S. PawarAVSMVSM[5]
Admiral S. M. Nanda,
Admiral Ram Dass Katari
Naval ensign Naval Ensign of India.svg
Aircraft flown
Fighter MiG-29K
Helicopter HAL DhruvKamov Ka-28Kamov Ka-31Sea King Mk.42CUH-3 Sea KingHAL ChetakMH-60 Seahawk
Utility helicopter HAL Dhruv
Patrol Boeing P-8 PoseidonIlyushin Il-38Dornier Do 228
Reconnaissance IAI HeronIAI Searcher Mk II
Trainer BAE HawkHAL HJT-16Pipistrel Virus
Indian Army
ADGPI Indian Army.svg

Crest of the Indian Army
Founded 1 April 1895; 125 years ago
Country  India
Type Army
Role Land warfare
Size 1,237,117 active personnel[1]
960,000 reserve personnel[2]
Part of Indian Armed Forces
Headquarters Integrated Defence HeadquartersMinistry of DefenceNew Delhi
Motto(s) Service Before Self
Colours Gold, red and black
March Quick: Qadam Qadam Badhaye Ja (Keep stepping forward)
Slow: Samman Guard (The Guard of Honour)
Anniversaries Army Day: 15 January
Aircraft 315[3]
Commander-in-Chief President Ram Nath Kovind
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Mukund NaravanePVSMAVSMSMVSMADC
Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS) Lieutenant General Satinder Kumar SainiAVSMYSMVSM
Field Marshal K. M. CariappaOBE
Field Marshal Sam ManekshawMC
General K. S. ThimayyaDSO
Flag Flag of Indian Army.svg
Aircraft flown
Attack HAL RudraHAL LCH
Helicopter HAL DhruvHAL ChetakHAL Cheetah


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