Current Affairs: 20th-26th October 2019

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1) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change today launched the very first nationwide method to identify the snow leopard populace in the country in the event of International Snow Leopard Day. The Day is commemorated on 23rd October annually to protect as well as conserve the snow leopards and preserve the gorgeous wildlife of the Himalayas.

2) Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has been sworn into office for his 2nd and also final five-year term on 20th October 2019 in the middle of a string of current difficulties around security, corruption, as well as an economic slowdown.

3) Roughly 6,000-7,000 Rohingya refugees have agreed to be transferred to the newly developed camp on the Bhashan Char Island. The Bhashan Char is an uninhabited island around 30 kilometers east of Hatiya island in southeast Bangladesh. Hatiya has a populace of 6,00,000. Bhashan Char island was created about two decades back on the mouth of river Meghna. Bangladesh has developed the relocation camp at Bhashan Char with a capability to fit around 1 lakh people in 1440 structures created there at an approximated expense of Taka 2,300 crore. While the Bangladeshi federal government prepared to transfer Rohingyas, conservationists claim that the Bhashan Char falls in an environmentally sensitive location susceptible to floods, erosion, as well as a cyclone.

4)India has leaped 14 places to take the 63rd position on the World Bank’s ease of doing business. It was 77th amongst 190 countries in the previous ranking.

5)The government decided to combine loss-making telecom companies MTNL and also BSNL as part of a revival plan that includes increasing sovereign bonds, generating income from assets, and voluntary retirement plans for workers.

6)The logo design for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games has been introduced at an event in the French capital. The circular layout with Paris 2024 in the art deco style, which remained in the form in 1924 when Paris last held the Games, additionally integrates the lips and also the synopsis of Marianne, the personification of the French Republic since the revolution in 1789.

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