1.77th anniversary of the formation of Azad Hind
Government on 21st October, 2020. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had
announced the establishment of the provisional government of Azad Hind in
occupied Singapore in 1943. Captain Lakshmi headed the women’s organization
2.The Centre on October 17 amended the Jammu and
Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989, to facilitate the setting up of District
Development Councils (DDC). A legislation to this effect was brought in
by the Ministry of Home Affairs. This system effectively replaces the
District Planning and Development Boards in all districts.
3. India’s first seaplane service in Gujarat is
set to begin from 31 October, the anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The
service will be operated by Spicejet Airlines.
4. National Supercomputing Mission (NSM): It is being
implemented and steered jointly by the Department of Science and
Technology (DST) and Department of Electronics and Information Technology
(DeitY). The Mission envisages empowering national academic and R&D
institutions spread over the country by installing a vast supercomputing grid
comprising of more than 70 high-performance computing facilities.
5.INS Kavaratti is an anti-submarine warfare (ASW)
ship to be commissioned into the Indian Navy. It is the last of four
indigenously-built ASW under ‘Project 28’ or Kamorta-class
corvettes of the Navy.
6. “Life in Miniature” project:It is a collaborative project
between the National Museum, New Delhi, Ministry of Culture, and Google Arts
7. International Snow Leopard Day was observed on 23
October. On this day this year, the Indian government has launched community
volunteer programme “HimalSanrakshak” to protect snow leopards. Project
Snow Leopard (PSL) was launched in 2009 to promote an inclusive and
participatory approach to conserve snow leopards and their habitat.
8. India has assumed the Chairmanship of the
Governing Body of the International Labour Organization. ILO Established
as an agency for the League of Nations following World War I. It got the
Nobel Peace Prize in 1969. Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland. Global Wage
Report is published by ILO.
9. Kisan Suryodaya Yojana, Launched by PM Modi recently
in Gujarat. Aimed at providing day-time electricity to farmers in the
State for irrigation and farming.