Daily Current Affairs 27 Oct 2020

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SBI Ecowrap Report: PMJDY used more frequent in areas prone to crime.

The SBI has published its Ecowrap report. The report highlights that the pandemic has led to 60% increase in opening up of new Jan Dhan accounts.

RBI asks lending institutions to implement waiver of interest on interest schemes

The Reserve Bank of India has asked all the lending institutions to implement the waiver of interest on interest schemes for loans up to Rs 2 crore. The lending institutions also including non-banking financial companies.

What is India-US BECA Agreement?

India and the United States will sign the Basic Exchange and Cooperation  Agreement for Geo-Spatial Cooperation on October 27, 2020 during the third round of 2+2 Ministerial dialogue.

NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon

NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed the presence of water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This indicates that water is not only limited to cold shadowed place but could be distributed across the lunar surface.

India–Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE) launched by AIM

The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) will organise  a two-day hackathon on circular economy, ‘India–Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE)’  in association with CSIRO on 7th and 8th December 2020.

Tribal Affairs Minister to launch Two Centers of Excellence for Tribal Welfare

Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, Shri Arjun Munda will launch two Centers of Excellence for Tribal Welfare. It will be launched in a collaboration between Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Art of Living (AoL).

Himalayan or Indus Suture Zone- Found to be tectonically active

The Himalayan or the Indus Suture Zone (ISZ) in the Ladakh region has been found to be tectonically active. Suture zone is the zone where the Indian and Asian Plates join each other. Until now, it was supposed to be a locked zone.

Japan targets to achieve Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

New prime minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, has committed to his country on October 27, 2020  to reach a target of zero emissions of greenhouse gases. He also committed to achieve a carbon-neutral society by 2050 by a fundamental shift in policy on coal use.

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