Current Affairs for 9 October 2020

Current Affairs for 9 October 2020

Top 7 important Current Affairs for 9 October 2020

Uday Shankar will step down as Chairman

  • Uday Shekhar will step down as Chairman, Star and Disney India and President, the Walt Disney Company APAC, from December 31, 2020.

  • He will remain with Disney's direct-to-consumer and International segment through the 3end of 2020 to guide a smooth transition of the company.

  • Before this, he was working as the president of 21st Century Fox for India and Chairman and CEO of Star India

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Ravi Shastri launched a personal care brand

  • Ravi Shastri (Indian Cricket team coach) is turning entrepreneur with the launch of a male grooming and hygiene products line '23 Yards'.

  • He has partnered with personal care manufacturer Ador Multi products Ltd. It will support creating grooming products.

  • These products are beard oils, body wash, aftershave, deodorant and hand sanitizer.

World Post Day is celebrated on 9 October

  • World Post Day is celebrated on 9 October, every year.

  • This is celebrated to highlight the importance of Postal service in daily lives of people and businesses.

  • 9 October was Chosen to be celebrated as World Post Day, because on 9 October, 1874, the Union Postal Service was started in Switzerland.

BRICS Bank approved funds for rapid rail 

  • BRICS Bank or New Development Bank has approved infrastructure projects of $ 741 million in India.

  • Under this, the Board of Directors of BRICS Bank approved a loan of USD 500 million for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project and a loan of USD 241 million for Mumbai Metro Rail II (Line 6) project.

  • The Regional Rapid Transit System will have 25 stations with a total length of 82.15 km.

Goa govt. launched an online educational platform

  • Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant launched 'Dishtavo' an online platform for holistic teaching and virtual orientation for higher education.

  • Goa is the first state in India to initiate such a platform for higher studies.

  • Along with this online platform, the Goa govt. is also planning to provide 'e-mitra' to facilitate students.

AIIA Signed a MoU with Amity University

  • The All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) Signed a MoU with Amity University.

  • The major function behind this MoU is to promote the research in Ayurveda Sciences.

NABARD signed 3 MoUs with State Bank of India

  • The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has signed 3 MoUs with State Bank of India, in Gujarat, to extend credit support for different projects.

  • These MoUs have been signed for financing joint liability groups and Self-Help Groups-Support credit influxes to Farmer Producers' Organisations. 

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