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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Daily GK 18th and 19th Oct. 2020

 Daily GK 18 and 19th Oct. 2020

1. MEETING OF MINISTERS OF JUSTICE OF SCO

    Seventh meeting of Ministers of (Law and) Justice of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States was virtually hosted by Indian Minister of Law & Justice, Communication and Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, which saw the adoption of Joint statement by SCO member states.

2. GLOBAL HUNGER INDEX 2020

    Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe released the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020 report in which India ranked 94th among 107 countries with a score of 27.2.

    Although there is improvement in a score as compared to 38.9 in 2000, 37.5 in 2006, and 29.3 in 2012, but it still represents a serious level of hunger.

    As per the report the worldwide hunger is at “moderate” level but there are nearly 690 million people across the world who are undernourished.


3. ASSEMBLY OF ISA

    Third Assembly of the International Solar Alliance was held in a virtual mode where India and France were-elected as the President and Co-President of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) for a term of two years at the virtual third Assembly of ISA.

    Haryana Chief Minister (CM), Manohar Lal Khattar conferred the Kalpana Chawla awards named after the American astronaut of Indian origin, to Dr. Bhim Singh from IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Delhi and Dr. AaeshaAlnuaimi from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

 

4. BOOK “ON THE TRAILS OF BUDDHA: A JOURNEY TO THE EAST”

    Jagdeep Dhankar, Governor of West Bengal released the book “On the Trails of Buddha: A Journey to the East” authored by Deepankar Aron, IRS (Indian Revenue Service) Officer.

    The book is published by Niyogi Books Private limited.

 

5. INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR ERADICATION OF POVERTY

    United Nations’s International Day for Eradication of Poverty is annually observed across the globe on 17th October to create and raise awareness on the needs to eradicate poverty and about the life conditions of the people living in poverty.

    Theme of 2020“Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all”.

 

 

 

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