NRA CET Daily Current Affairs
India – Israel agreed bilateral cooperation to against the coronavirus
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on October 6, 2020 and India – Israel agreed to continue and advance bilateral cooperation in order to fight against the coronavirus in the fields of research, field trials of diagnostic tools and vaccine development.. Emphasis were given on technological cooperation and tests. Both sides agreed to hold a digital conference on innovation in the field of solar energy. This will jointly achieve inexpensive solutions that will eventually benefit the economies of both countries and the world.
Monetary Policy Committee Members
Government of India have appointed economists Jayant R Varma, Shashank Bhide and Ashima Goyal as the new members of Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) which was set up in 2016. The appointments were made after the decision was cleared by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet chaired by PM Modi.
e-Learning Hub for Villagers
The Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode will launch an e-learning hub and library as a pilot project for villagers in Mavoor. Mavoor village is one of the five villages that has been adopted by the institute under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA).
Ayush Standard Treatment Protocol
The Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched the Ayush Standard Treatment Protocol at an event held on October 6, 2020 via video conference. The protocol comprises the self-care guidelines on preventive health measures that will help in protecting against COVID-19 pandemic.
Ministry of External Affairs have notified that India and Myanmar have agreed to operationalise the Sittwe port in the Rakhine state by first quarter of 2021. This decision was taken after a two day long visit of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General M M Naravane and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla to Myanmar on October 4 to 5, 2020.
PARAM Siddhi – AI’ – India’s fastest HPC-AI Supercomputer
The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will commission the India’s largest High Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence (HPC-AI) supercomputer, ‘PARAM Siddhi – AI’. This would put India into top countries in the field of global AI supercomputing research and innovation.
QUAD countries to meet in Tokyo
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will meet the foreign ministers of the Australia-India-Japan-United States Quadrilateral or Quad in Tokyo today, on October 6, 2020. The meeting will be a significant turning point for the QUAD grouping. The meeting would be led by growing concerns over China’s aggression in the region.