Current Affairs

General Atlantic to invest $498.31 million in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail

India’s Reliance Industries Ltd. informed on September 30, 2020, that a private equity firm General Atlantic is all set to invest Rs. 36.75 billion in Reliance Retail Ventures, for a 0.84% stake in its retail arm. Th More..

India, Netherlands sign Statement of Intent to support decarbonisation

India’s NITI Aayog and Embassy of the Netherlands, New Delhi have signed an SOI (Statement of Intent) to support the decarbonisation and energy transition agenda for accommodating cleaner and more energy. The signing took place on September 28, 20 More..

From Driving license to health insurance to income tax: 10 new rules applicable from October 1, 2020

From October 1, 2020, 10 rules that impact the day to day life of every citizen are going to be different. Changes made in credit and debit cards rule, Ujjwala Scheme, health insurance, motor vehicle rules will More..

China to launch world’s first asteroid mining robot into space in November 2020

A private company, Origin Space in Beijing (China) is set to send out the world’s first asteroid mining robot into space in November 2020. The robot has been named ‘asteroid mining robot’ by the space start-up in Chi More..

CIPET to open two new Centres for Skilling and Technical Support at Bhagalpur and Varanasi

The Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology (CIPET) will shortly be establishing the two new Centres for Skilling and Technical Support- CSTS at Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) and Bhagalpur (Bih More..

First World Solar Technology Summit begins

The first-ever World Solar Technology Summit began on September 8. 2020. The summit is being organised by the International Solar Alliance (ISA) on a virtual platform. Union Minister of Petroleu More..

RBI releases new loan recast plan, relief for 26 sectors

The Reserve Bank of India on September 7, 2020 released guidelines for banks for resolution of COVID-19-related stressed assets in 26 sectors including aviation, tourism and auto components.

The apex ba More..

States mandated to set up committee on the Content Regulations of Govt Ads

As per the Supreme Court directions, the states have been mandated to set up their three-member committees on the Content Regulation of Government Advertisements.

In its 19th- meeting held in September More..

Sputnik V COVID vaccine phase 3 trials to begin in India this month

The phase III clinical trials of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine is set to begin in several countries including India in September 2020. This was confirmed by Kirill Dmitrie More..

Centre releases draft guidelines on advertising, to treat non-legible disclaimers as misleading ads

The Central Government has released a draft of the advertising code according to which celebrity endorsements through posts, personal tweets, blogs, or other testimonials must be based on either adequate information More..

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