Daily Current Affairs 20 October 2020 With Video Lecture

What is Geneva Conventions?

  • The Geneva Conventions and their additional Protocols are international treaties that are at the core of international humanitarian law.
  • They contain the most important rules regulating the conduct of armed conflicts.
  • The Geneva Conventions of 1949 comprise four treaties and three additional protocols that define the standards of international law for humanitarian treatment in war.
  • The convention mandates the parties to the war to remain humane to non-combatants such as civilians and medical personnel, as well as to combatants who are no longer participating in hostilities, such as prisoners of war, or wounded in action.
  • All countries are signatories to the Geneva Conventions.

Khelo India State Centre of Excellence

  • Nine States and Union Territories have been selected by the Sports Ministry for upgradation to Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE).
  • The States and UTs include Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Tripura and Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The centres have been selected based on their past performances, quality of infrastructure, management and sports culture in the State.
  • Earlier this year, the Sports Ministry had identified a total of 14 centres to be upgraded to Khelo India State Centre of Excellence. The overall number now stands at 24 KISCEs from 23 States and UTs.
  • The assistance to these centres will be provided in the form of bridging the gaps in sports equipment, high performance managers, coaches, sports scientists and technical support.

Ayushman Sahakar Scheme

  • Narendra Singh Tomar, the Union Agriculture Minister on, launched AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR Scheme.
  • The scheme has been launched to assist the cooperatives in the country.
  • The scheme will assist the cooperatives to play a crucial role in creating health care infrastructure in the country.
  • National Cooperative Development Corporation has created the AYUSMAN SAHAKAR scheme.
  • The NCDC will provide loans of Rs 10,000 crores to the cooperatives under the scheme.
  • The scheme will also strengthen welfare activities for farmers by the government.
  • The scheme also provides 1% interest subvention to the cooperatives where women are in majority.
  • The scheme is aligned with that of the National Health Policy, 2017.
  • The scheme will use the funds to assist cooperative hospitals.
  • It will also cover health insurance, medical, nursing education and paramedical education.
  •  Also, the scheme includes health systems such as AYUSH.

Jacinda Ardern wins 2nd term as New Zealand’s PM

  • The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, won a landslide victory in the country’s general election.
  • She elected as the PM for the second consecutive three-year term.
  • Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party has won over 49 per cent votes in the general elections.
  • At 26.9 percent of the votes, the National Party is in second place.

20 October: National Solidarity Day

  • National solidarity day is observed on 20th October every year.
  • It is the date on which China attacked India in 1962.
  • 20th October 1962 the war began when people liberation army of China attacked India at the Himalayan borders in Ladakh and Arunachal simultaneously.
  • There was a massive loss of life and property in this war.
  • During these days, Indian people displayed a heart-warming solidarity, unity and team spirit.
  • National Solidarity day is a reminder to all Indians of the significance of unity and integrity in protecting our nation.
  • The celebration of World Statistics Day 2020 is a global collaborative endeavour, organized under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission.
  • The Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic Affairs is the global coordinator of the campaign.
  • Theme “Connecting the world with data we can trust.”

Current COVID19 Situation in India


Ayushman Sahakar Scheme comes under:

  1. Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
  2. Ministry of health
  3. Ministry of Tribal Affairs
  4. None of the above

Answer – A

National Solidarity Day is observed on:

  1. 13 October
  2. 17 October
  3. 18 October
  4. 20 October

Answer – D

World Statistics Day is observed on:

  1. 13 October
  2. 17 October
  3. 18 October
  4. 20 October

Answer – D

Question of the Day

What is Ghar Tak Fibre 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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