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World Polio Day: 24 October

The World Polio Day is celebrated annually on October 24.

  • The day is observed to raise awareness for polio vaccination and eradication of polio.
  • It provides an opportunity to highlight global efforts toward a polio-free world and honour the tireless contributions of those on the frontlines in the fight to eradicate polio from every corner of the globe.
  • As of August 2020, Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only two nations which remain with the continued transmission of wild poliovirus.
  • 2020 theme “A win against polio is a win for global health.”

Pakistan to remain in grey list of FATF till February 2021

The global terror financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has announced that Pakistan will continue to remain on its grey list till February 2021.

  • This decision has been taken since Pakistan has not been able to fulfil six out of the 27 mandates to check terror funding.
  • FATF has strongly urged Pakistan to swiftly complete its full action plan by February 2021.
  • The FATF Headquarters: Paris, France
Financial Action Task Force
Financial Action Task Force Logo.png
Abbreviation FATF
Formation 1989; 31 years ago
Type Intergovernmental organisation
Purpose Combat money laundering and terrorism financing
Headquarters ParisFrance
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
39
Official language
EnglishFrench
President
Marcus Pleyer[1]
Affiliations Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG),Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF),

The Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL),

Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering in South America (GAFISUD),

Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF)

Website www.fatf-gafi.org

Saad al-Hariri renamed Lebanon Prime Minister

Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun designated Sunni Muslim politician Saad al-Hariri as prime minister.

  • Hariri won the backing of a majority of parliamentarians in consultations with Aoun.
  • Sunni leader Hariri’s last coalition government was toppled almost exactly a year ago as protests gripped the country.
  • Hariri was backed by his own Future lawmakers, the Shi’ite Amal party, Druze politician Walid Jumblatt’s party and other small blocks.

Country- Lebanon

Capital-Beirut

Currency-Lebanese pound (LBP)

Andorra Joins IMF as its 190th Member

Andorra has joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to become its 190th member.

  • IMF’s Membership allows the Andorran government to benefit from IMF policy advice, especially as the country tackles the crisis caused by COVID-19 and can now receive an annual review or “health check” of its economy by the IMF, tap technical assistance, and access IMF lending if needed.
  • Andorra is a microstate situated between France and Spain. However, it is the largest microstate in Europe.
International Monetary Fund
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Coat of arms
Abbreviation IMF
Formation 27 December 1945; 74 years ago
Type International financial institution
Purpose Promote international monetary co-operation, facilitate international trade, foster sustainable economic growth, make resources available to members experiencing balance of payments difficulties[1]
Headquarters Washington, D.C., U.S.
Coordinates 38°53′56″N 77°2′39″WCoordinates38°53′56″N 77°2′39″W
Region
Worldwide
Membership
190 countries[2]
Official language
English[3]
Managing Director
Kristalina Georgieva
Chief Economist
Gita Gopinath[4]
Main organ
Board of Governors
Parent organization
United Nations[5][6]
Staff
2,400[1]
Website IMF.org

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India gets Chairmanship of ILO Governing body after a gap of 35 years

After a gap of 35 years, India assumed the Chairmanship of Governing Body of International Labour Organisation (ILO).

  • Labour Secretary Apurva Chandra has been elected as the Chairperson of the Governing Body of the ILO for the period October 2020-June 2021.
  • The Governing Body (GB) is the apex executive body of the ILO, which decides policies, programmes, agenda, budget, and elects the Director-General.
  • At present, the ILO has 187 members. Chandra will be presiding over the upcoming Governing Body’s meeting, to be held in November 2020.
International Labour Organization
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International Labour Organization Logo.svg
Abbreviation ILO
Formation 11 April 1919; 101 years ago
Type United Nations specialized agency
Legal status Active
Headquarters GenevaSwitzerland
Head
Director-General
United Kingdom Guy Ryder
Parent organization
United Nations General Assembly
United Nations Economic and Social Council
Website www.ilo.org

NITI Aayog panel for reforms in urban planning education

A panel constituted by the NITI Aayog will look into introducing reforms in the urban planning education system.

  • The 14-member advisory committee, headed by NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar, will review the urban planning education system in India and examine the availability, demand and supply of qualified urban planners in the country.
  • NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and secretaries of three ministries—Housing and Urban Affairs, Higher Education and Panchayati Raj—are among the members of the committee.
NITI Aayog
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Agency overview
Formed 1 January 2015; 5 years ago
Preceding
Headquarters New Delhi
Annual budget ₹339.65 crores ($48+ million) (2020-21)[1] including Ministry of planning
Agency executives
Parent agency Ministry of planning
Website www.niti.gov.in

PM Modi launches 3 key projects, including ‘Kisan Suryoday Yojana’, in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three key projects in Gujarat through video conferencing.

  • Modi launched the Kisan Suryodaya Yojana for providing 16 hours of power supply to farmers.
  • He also inaugurated the Paediatric Heart Hospital attached with U.N Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre and a Mobile Application for tele-cardiology at the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad.
  • The Prime Minister also inaugurated the ropeway at Girnar on the occasion.

World Bank sanctions Rs 3 crore for Goa to develop India’s first sand dune parks

India’s first sand dune parks and interpretation centre is set to be developed in Goa.

  • The Goa state biodiversity board has proposed the project, which will be implemented with financial assistance from the World Bank.
  • The World Bank has sanctioned around Rs.3 crore under the programme.
  • Park would also have Bridges made of nature friendly material to reduce trampling on sand dune vegetation.
  • Besides this, nurseries of sand dune vegetation will also be set up, which will enable its replantation on beach stretches where vegetation has gone extinct.
World Bank
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The World Bank Group building in Washington, D.C.
Motto Working for a World Free of Poverty
Formation July 1944; 76 years ago
Type Monetary International Financial Organization
Legal status Treaty
Headquarters 1818 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.U.S.[1]
Membership
189 countries (IBRD)[2]
173 countries (IDA)[2]
Key people
Parent organization
World Bank Group
Website www.worldbank.org

Mastercard partners with Atlantis to expand Digital First Program in India

Mastercard has entered into a partnership with Atlantis to expand the Digital First Program in India.

  • The partnership aims to provide the users of Mastercard, a technology solution that enables them to enjoy a best-in-class digital banking experience.
  • After the launch in India, the partnership will expand to Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
  • The partnership allows the users of the Mastercard to have immediate account access and convenient payments.
Mastercard Incorporated
Public
Traded as
ISIN US57636Q1040 Edit this on Wikidata
Industry Financial services
Founded 1966; 54 years ago
(as Interbank Card Association)
1979; 41 years ago
(as MasterCard)
Headquarters Mastercard International Global Headquarters,

,

U.S.
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Richard Haythornthwaite
(Chairman)
Ann Cairns
(Executive Vice Chairman)
Michael Miebach
(President)
Ajaypal Singh Banga
(CEO)

Bank of Baroda ties up with Toyota Kirloskar Motor

State-owned Bank of Baroda (BoB) announced a tie up with Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) to enable finance options for the automaker’s customers and dealers.

  • Following the pact, BoB will be one of the preferred financiers for the entire range of vehicles sold by TKM.
  • The new service facilitates customers to avail customised solutions such as high on-road funding of 90 per cent, long repayment period of 84 months, no prepayment or foreclosure charges.
  • This relationship will augment the MSME segment with dealer finance program and retail segment with auto loan finance and also provides an opportunity to cross-sell other bank products to these dealers.
Bank of Baroda
Public
Traded as
ISIN INE028A01039
Industry Banking
Financial services
Founded 20 July 1908; 112 years ago
Founder Sayajirao Gaekwad III
Headquarters
Vadodara, Gujarat

,

India[1]
Number of locations
9,482 Branches
13,193 ATMs (2020)
Area served
India & Worldwide
Key people

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🟢 IMPORTANT CUPS & TROPHIES

FOOTBALL

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Colombo Cup
Bandodkar Trophy
Merdeka Cup
Chakoia Gold Trophy
European Champions Cup
Durand CupI
Nixan Gold Cup
Rovers Cup
Santosh Trophy
Subroto Cup
Todd Memorial Trophy
Vittal Trophy

GOLF

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Canada Cup
Rydet Cup
Walker Cup
Eisenhower Cup


HOCKEY

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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
Agha Khan Cup
Essande Champions Cup
Beighton Cup
Rene Frank Trophy
Bombay Gold Cup
Dhyan Chand Trophy
Gurmeet Trophy
Guru Nanak Championship
Gyanuati Devi Trophy
Indira Gold Cup
Lady Rattan Tata Trophy
MCC Trophy
Murugappa Gold Cup
Modi Gold Cup
Obaid Ullah Gold Cup
Ranjit Singh Gold Cup
Rangaswami Cup
Rene Frank Trophy
Scindia Gold Cup
Sahni Trophy
Tommy Eman Gold Cup
Yadavindra Cup

LAWN TENNIS

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Davis Cup
Rajendra Prasad Cup
Wightman Cup
Edgbaston Cup

TABLE TENNIS

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Corbitton Cup (Women)
Barna-Bellack Cup
Swaythling Cup (Men)
Ramanujan Trophy

POLO

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Westchester Cup
Ezra Cup
Prithi Singh Cup
Radha Mohan Cup


WEIGHT-LIFTING
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Burdwan Trophy

BADMINTON
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Thomas Cup (Men’s)
Agarwal Cup
Uber Cup (Women’s)
Chadha Cup
Tunku Abdul Rahman Cup (Asian)
Divan Cup
Narang Cup

BASKETBALL
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William Jones Cup
Bangalore Blues Challenge Cup

CRICKET
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C. K. Naydu Trophy
Deodhar Trophy
Reliance Cup
Duleep Trophy
Rothman’s Trophy
G. D. Birla Trophy
World Cup
Ghulam Ahmed Trophy
Irani Trophy
Moinuddaula Gold Cup
Rani Jhansi Trophy
Ranjit Trophy
Rohinton Baria Trophy
Sheesh Mahal Trophy
Vizzy Trophy
Vijay Merchant Trophy
Wills Trophy

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LEADERBOARD

  • Pos.
    Name
    Score
    Duration
    Points
  • 1
    Manoranjan Nayak
    100 %
    48 s
    14
  • 2
    Meenarani Sahoo
    100 %
    48 s
    14
  • 3
    Damayanti Mahanta
    100 %
    50 s
    14
  • 4
    Monalisa Sahoo
    100 %
    53 s
    14
  • 5
    Sujit Mahanta
    100 %
    57 s
    14
  • 6
    Pujalata Sandha
    100 %
    58.5 s
    14
  • 7
    Minati Jena
    100 %
    61.5 s
    14
  • 8
    Satyabati Naik
    100 %
    68 s
    14
  • 9
    Nirupama Mahanta
    100 %
    69 s
    14
  • 10
    Suchismita Mahanta
    100 %
    80.5 s
    14
  • 11
    Archana Das
    100 %
    93 s
    14
  • 12
    Bedabyasa Parida
    100 %
    97 s
    14
  • 13
    Sasmita Behera
    100 %
    100 s
    14
  • 14
    Bharti Mahanta
    100 %
    107 s
    14
  • 15
    Tapasini Mahanta
    100 %
    152.5 s
    14
  • 16
    Janmenjay Mandal
    100 %
    440 s
    14
  • 17
    Puspanjali Mohanta
    98.67 %
    40.5 s
    13.83
  • 18
    Rashmita Panda
    96 %
    63.5 s
    13.5
  • 19
    Sasmita Pradhan
    96 %
    75 s
    13.5
  • 20
    Panamani Sing
    95.57 %
    49 s
    13.43
  • 21
    Puspalata Sahoo
    94.25 %
    77.63 s
    13.25
  • 22
    Sonali Naik
    92 %
    116 s
    13
  • 23
    Bharati Sahu
    91.56 %
    65 s
    12.89
  • 24
    Tamanna Pattanayak
    89.83 %
    69.5 s
    12.67
  • 25
    Jayashree Behera
    89 %
    122 s
    12.5
  • 26
    Umarani Mohanta
    88.5 %
    70 s
    12.5
  • 27
    Girija Rani Mohanta
    85 %
    76.5 s
    12
  • 28
    Shraddha Khatua
    85 %
    149 s
    12
  • 29
    Nibedita Panda
    83.43 %
    61.57 s
    11.71
  • 30
    Priscilla Lakra
    78 %
    219 s
    11
  • 31
    Bhabasmita Mohanta
    68.5 %
    55.17 s
    9.67
  • 32
    Monalisa Bhuyan
    64 %
    151 s
    9
  • 33
    Jayatri Dash
    64 %
    260 s
    9
  • 34
    Amitkumar Jena
    50 %
    188 s
    7
  • 35
    Bimal Sahu
    42.5 %
    215.75 s
    6
  • 36
    Sunita Mohanta
    42 %
    300 s
    6

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