Daily Current Affairs 10 October 2020 With Video Lecture

What is Digital Seva Setu programme?

  • Launched By: Gujarat Government
  • It was launched under the Bharat Net Project of the Central government.
  • The programme will ensure optimum utilisation of technology for public welfare in rural areas.
  • Under this, 3500 village panchayats in the state have been connected by 100 Mbps optical fibre network, it will further facilitate the online availability of public services.
  • Each village panchayat will get e-gram office so that villagers will not have to go all the way to taluka or district-level offices.
  • All the gram panchayats will be connected to the state data centre at Gandhinagar
  • The Seva Setu Programme was launched in 2016.
  • It is an initiative of the Gujarat Government in order to ensure timely redressal of their needs at citizen’s doorstep.

Gyan Circle Ventures

  • Union Education Minister virtually inaugurates Gyan Circle Ventures.
  • They are Technology Business Incubators (TBI).
  • Funded by the Ministry of Information Technology (MeitY).
  • Gyan Circle Ventures would function as a Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE 2.0) incubation center
  • They will serve as a hub for innovation and startups by providing support, in various phases, via investments, infrastructure and mentoring.

Special Accelerated Road Development Programme in North Eastern Areas

  • Road Transport and Highways Ministry has enhanced the allocation of funds for expenditure under Special Accelerated Road Development Programme in North Eastern Areas (SARDP-NE) related works
  • GOI has undertaken massive road development programme under SARDP-NE Scheme in NE Region.
  • The scope of the programme has been enlarged from time to time, since September. 2005.
  • The road development programme comprises of eight states i.e. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.
  • Objectives of SARDP-NE:
  • Upgrade National Highways connecting State Capitals to 2/ 4 lan
  • Upgrade National Highways connecting State Capitals to 2/ 4 lan
  • Improve roads of strategic importance in border area.
  • Improve connectivity to neighboring countries

New Development Bank has approved infrastructure projects

  • New Development Bank, also known as BRICS Bank, has approved infrastructure projects worth 741 million dollars in India.
  • Its Board of Directors approved a loan of USD 500 million for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Project
  • Remaining loan of USD 241 million for Mumbai Metro Rail II (Line 6) Project.
  • New Development Bank (NDB)
  • Established in 2014
  • Headquartered in Shanghai, China.
  • It is a multilateral development bank operated by the BRICS states
  • Members: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
  • The bank is set up to foster greater financial and development cooperation among the five emerging markets.

10 October: World Mental Health Day

  • The World Mental Health Day (WHD) is organized by World Federation for Mental Health and is supported by WHO – World Health Organization all over the world.
  • The main objective of WHD is to raise awareness about mental health issues all over the world.
  • World Mental Health Day was started in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health.

Current COVID19 Situation in India


Gyan Circle Ventures are funded by:

  1. Ministry of information and technology
  2. Ministry of Education
  3. Ministry of home Affairs
  4. Ministry of Social Justice

Answer (A)

Headquarter of New Development Bank is in:

  1. Singapore
  2. New Delhi
  3. Shanghai
  4. Moscow

Answer (C)

World Mental Health Day is observed on:

  1. 8 October
  2. 9 October
  3. 10 October
  4. 11 October

Answer (C)

Question of the Day

What is SVAMITVA Scheme?

Answer in next session…

Sakshi Sahu

    Senior Lecturer, General Knowledge, SSBCrackExams, Master's in Politics and International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, Bachelor's in Commerce and Computer Applications from DAVV Indore, Former research fellow at Ministry of women and Child Development New Delhi, 1 Year teaching experience (UPSC CSE).

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