Current Affairs Dated 16-10-2020
1. Kaumudi Munshi died due to Covid-19
Kaumudi Munshi also known as the “Nightingale of Gujarat” passed away due to COVID-19 on 16.10.2020
Who was Kaumudi Munshi?
Kaumudi Munshi was a Singer and a musician. She was born in Varanasi, though originally she was from Vadnagar, Gujarat. She did her graduation from Banaras Hindu University. Kaumudi is known as the "Nightingale of Gujarat" by her critics and fans both alike.
She was keenly interested in and fascinated by Thumri, Dadra, Chaiti, Kajari, Gazals and Bhojpuri Folk Songs. She believed that lyrics made for these style of singing have emotions of people and experience of the lyricists.
2. Akkitham passes away
Mahakavi Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri, Legendary Malayalam poet and Jnanpith laureate passed away on 15.10.2020 when he was 94years old in Thrissur.
Who was Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri?
Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri, was an Indian poet and essayist who wrote in Malayalam. He was known for his simple style of writing, exploring themes of profound love and compassion in his works.
Some of his prominent works included Irupatham Noottandinte Ithihasam, Balidarshanam and Nimisha Kshetram.
Akkitham was the recipient of India’s highest literary award - Jnanpith Award in 2019 and other remarkable awards like the - Padma Shri, Ezhuthachan Award, Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award etc.
3. NDMC to be fined ₹1cr burning garbage.
NDMC - North Delhi Municipal Corporation.
Goapl Rai, Delhi's Environment Minister has passed the orders to impose ₹1 cr. fine on the NDMC for burning the garbage in.
Where was the garbage being burnt by NDMC?
- NDMC was burning the garbage in Kirari village.
Previous Chalan of NDMC?
Earlier, NDMC was imposed with a fine of ₹20lakh for violating the norms.
4. Rajkiran Rai elected as IBA Chairman
IBA - Indian Banks' Association.
Rajkiran Rai, who is the MD & CEO of Union Bank of India was elected as the IBA Chairman for the term 2020-21.
Dinesh Khara, who became the SBI Chairman on October 7,2020 was elected as the Deputy Chairman of IBA for the term of 2020-21.
5. Kapil Deo Kamat Passed away due to COVID-19
Kapil Deo Kamat passed away due to the COVID-19 infection on 16.10.2020 at the age of 69. He was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences - AIIMS, Patna.
Who was Kapil Deo Kamat?
Kapil Deo Kamat was the Senior Janata Dal - United leader and Bihar Panchayat Raj Minister.
6. Soyeb Aftab - NEET Topper 2020
Soyeb Aftab, was a 12th grade Medical student who appeared for NEET 2020 among the distrubing times of COVID-19 and topped the All India Examination, which's result was announced on Friday 16.10.2020 by scoring 720/720.
In an interview Soyeb Aftab said, "There is no doctor in my family and he did not expect this. He hoped to make it to the top 50 or 100 but scoring 720/720 is surreal."
He also acknowledged the pressure increased due to the COVID-19 situation.
7. Commemorative coin of Rs. 75 denomination on FAO’s 75th anniversary
On October 16.2020 PM, Narenda Modi released a commemorative coin of ₹75 denomination on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation - FAO.
Other Important Part of the event: The PM also dedicated 17 recently developed biofortified varieties of 8 crops to the nation. These varieties along with other food ingredients will transform the normal Indian thali into nutri-thali.
Who attended the Event?
Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Anganwadis, Organic, and Horticulture missions across the country.
The Union Finance Minister, Agriculture Minister, and Women and Child Development - WCD Minister