Daily Current Affairs 24 October 2020 With Video Lecture

What is Life in Miniature Project?

  • Prahlad Singh Patel, Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism launched ‘Life in Miniature’ project.
  • It is a collaboration between the National Museum, New Delhi, Ministry of Culture, and Google Arts & Culture.
  • Through this project several hundred miniature paintings from the National Museum, New Delhi can be viewed online on Google Arts & Culture by people around the world.
  • The project uses various technologies such as machine learning, augmented reality and digitization with high-definition robotic cameras.
  • It showcases special works of art in a magical new way.
  • On the Google Arts & Culture app, online viewers can experience the first Augmented Reality-powered art gallery designed with traditional Indian architecture, and explore a life-size virtual space where you can walk up to a selection of miniature paintings.

Consumer Price Index-industrial Workers (CPI-IW)

  • The Ministry of Labour and Employment released the new series of Consumer Price Index for Industrial Worker (CPI-IW) with base year 2016.
  • The labour ministry has revised the base year of the Consumer Price Index-Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) from 2001 to 2016,
  • It gave more weight to spending on housing, education and health in inflation index calculation.
  • The revision in base year will reflect changing consumption pattern of the working-class population over the years.
  • The index will give 39% weight to food and beverage consumption of workers now as against 46.2% earlier.
  • In contrast, spending on housing will get almost 17% weight as against 15.2% earlier.
  • Among consumption categories, a segment comprising spending on heads like education, health and transport by workers has been given a sizable jump in weight from 23% earlier to 30% now.

G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group Meeting

  • Union minister Jitendra Singh addressed the first-ever ministerial meeting of G-20 anti-corruption working group.
  • In June 2010 at the Toronto Summit, the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group’s (ACWG) was set up.
  • Aim: To prepare “comprehensive recommendations for consideration by leaders on how the G20 could continue to make practical and valuable contributions to international efforts to combat corruption”
  • The ACWG has led the G20 anti-corruption efforts coordinating the collective and national actions taken by its members.
  • The ACWG actively works with the World Bank Group, the OECD, the UNODC, the IMF, the FATF, as well as with the Business 20 (B20) and the Civil Society 20 (C20).

India is new chairman of ILO governing body

  • The Union Ministry of Labour announced that India has assumed the chairmanship of International Labour Organization.
  • The chairmanship came after 35 years.
  • The current Labour Secretary Apurva Chandra has been elected as the chairperson of the Governing Body of ILO.
  • The Governing Body is the apex executive body of the ILO which decides policies, programmes, agenda, budget and elects the Director-General. At present ILO has 187 members.
  • It will also provide a platform to appraise participants of the transformational initiatives taken by India in removing the rigidities of labour market besides making its intention clear about universalization of social security to all workers.

Regional Raw Drug Repository

  • AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the Regional Raw Drug Repository at All India Institute of Ayurveda in New Delhi.
  • This RRDR is the second in the series of repositories proposed by National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB).
  • There is an increased demand for the natural healing and herbal products across the globe which has been further pushed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • In order to document the diversity in the genetics and chemistry of medicinal plants, eight RRDR and one NRDR have been proposed by Ministry of AYUSH.
  • Out of them, three Regional Raw Drug Repositories have already been developed.

24 October: United Nations Day

  • Each year on 24th October, the UN celebrates its anniversary.
  • UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter and the founding of the Organization in 1945.
  • The name “United Nations” was coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

24 October: World Development Information Day

  • World Development Information Day (WDID) is observed every year on October 24 to draw attention of world to development problems and necessity of strengthening international cooperation to solve them.

Current COVID19 Situation in India


When is United Nations Day observed?

  1. October 24th
  2. October 23rd  
  3. October 22nd
  4. October 21st

Answer – A

Which country is the new chairman of ILO governing body?

  1. China
  2. USA
  3. India
  4. Russia

Answer – C

World Development Information Day observed on:

  1. October 24th
  2. October 23rd  
  3. October 22nd
  4. October 21st

Answer – A

Question of the Day

What is Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 2016?

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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