Current Affairs Dated 24-10-2020
1. Families affected by B'luru floods to get 25k compensation
After one day of very heavy rainfall in Karnataka, the Cheif Minister visited the areas which were drastically hit by the floods. On Saturday, 24.10.2020 The CM announced that the families affected by the flood will be given compensation of ₹25,000 & assured that the government will try to find out a Permanent solution soon.
Who is the CM of Karnataka?
- B.S. Yediyurappa is the Cheif Minister of Karnataka.
How many homes were affected?
- According to the reports around 800 homes were affected.
2. Geeta Jain joins Shiv Sena
On Saturday, 23.10.2020 Independent MLA, Geeta Bharat Jain joined Shiv Sena in presence of Maharashtra's CM Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai.
From where did Geeta Jain contest in the election?
- Geeta Bharat Jain contested and won from Mira Bhayandar as an independent contestant.
3. JDR's candidate shot dead
Janta Dal Rashtravadi Party's candidate, Narayan Singh who was a major part of the upcoming Bihar Assembly Elections was shot dead on 24.10.2020.
He was admitted to a hospital but that didn't help. However two people who allegedly attacked the leader have been arrestested by the Police.
Where did the incident took place?
- Incident took place in Hathsar village, Sheohar district, Bihar.
4. Flyovers at Seelampur, Shastri Park Delhi Inaugurated
On Saturday, 24.10.2020 Delhi's Cheif Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated flyovers at Seelampur and Shastri Park.
According to reports now the travel time between ISBT and UP Border will be resuced by 10 minutes.
Cost of the project: Both the flyovers, according to PWD are reported to be completed at the cost of ₹250cr .
5. E-Portal for EV owners by Delhi Government
An e-portal has been launched by the Delhi Government for the owners of Electrical Vehicles- EV to falicitate the disbursal subsidies.
transport Minister said that the government has approved over 100 e-vehicle models for subsidy under this new EV policy. However any Electrical vehicle priced over ₹15lakh will not get any purchase subsidy but will get purchase incentive and exemption of road tax and registration.
Who is the Transport Minister?
- Kailash Gahlot is the transport minister.
6. All UP Police Station to have Glass Room
On Saturday, 24.10.2020. Uttar Pradesh's CM Yogi Adityanath has ordered all the police stations in the state to have a seprate women help desk and a glass room for women complainants.
What is the Main Aim of this Act?
According to the CM, the main aim of this act is to help the female complainant to speak with the female police personnel without hesitation.
7. ITBP broke myth of some countries: MoS Reddy
On Saturday 24.10.2020, The Minister of State - MoS for Home G. Kishan Reddy said Indo - Tibetan Border Police - ITBP during development of past few months has broken the myth held by the armies of some countries that they're among the powerful armies of the world.
Reddy said this when he was addressing the ITBP troop on the occassion of its 59th Raising Day in Greater Noida
8. World's longest temple ropeway in Gujarat's Girnar
On Saturday, 24.10.2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the world's longest temple ropeway in Gujrat's Girnar through video confrencing.
About the Ropeway: The ropeway will be able to cover a distance of 2.3km in 7.5 minutes and has a 25 -30 cabins with the capacity of eight people per cabin.
9. India's GDP may take years to regain
The level of GDP would have fallen approximately 6% below its pre COVID-19 level by the end of 2020-21 and now India's GDP may take years to regain the lost output, said the RBI Deputy Governor, Michael Patra.
10. ITR for 2020 extended till December 31
On 23.10.2020 The Finance Ministry extended the deadline for filling Income Tax Returns by individuals by a month - upto December 31.
For the taxpayers whose accounts need to be audited, the deadline has been extended by two months till January 31,2021.