Current Affairs Dated 26-10-2020
1. Local Shiv Sena leader shot in Mumbai
Rahul Umesh Shetty, Local Shiv Sena leader and former chief of the Lonavala unit was shot dead by 2 assailants in Mumbai on 26.10.2020.
According to the police he was shot was 3 bullets from a close distance and was also attacked with a sharp weaopn.
2. India wants peace: Defence Minister
On Sunday. 25.10.2020, The Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh said that India is willinng to end the tension and wants to restore peace along with LAC.
He said " I am fully confident that our Army will not let even an inch of India's land fall into the hands of others"
3. Philips Garment care launches 'Hausala Program'
Philips Garment Care on 26.10.2020 launched 'Hausala Program' aiming to help the "dhobi" community to overcome the struggles faced due to the COVID-19.
In these difficult times Philips has come forward and helped the community by providing them with protective gears - including masks, face sheilds, laundary bags etc and also educated them about how they can approach the customers and assure them of hygine in a better way.
4. Release of Fukushima's water into sea can damage Human DNA
According to Greenpeace report, The release of Fukushima, Japan's nuclear plant's contaminated water into the sea is very harmful infact the report stated it can be as harmful as it'd be able to damage the human DNA.
1.23million tonnes of treated water contains a very high - dangerous amount of radioactive isotope carbon - 14.
5. BJP wins 15 seats in Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council polls
On 26.10.2020, The Bhartiya Janta Party - BJP won 15 out of the 26 seats and Congress won 9 seats in the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council - LAHDC elections.
The remaining 2 seats are won by the two independent leaders.
This is the 1st major win for BJP in the Union Territory, Ladakh.
6. Dilip Roy sentenced 3 years Jail in Coal Scam
On 26.10.2020, The Delhi Court sentenced Dilip Roy, former Union Minister to 3years of imprisonment in conncetion with the 1999 Coal block allocation scam.
About the Scam: The scam pertains to allocation of 105.15 hectares of abandoned coal mining area in Jharkhand's Giridih district to Castron Technologies Limited.
Ray was Minister of State (coal) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government.
7. Lewis Hamilton: Portuguese Grand Prix 2020
On 26.10.2020, Lewis Hamilton won the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix, held at Algarve International Circuit, Portugal. This was the 12th round of the 2020 Formula One World Championship.
After this win Lewis Hamilton has surpassed the record of 91 wins set by German great Michael Schumacher.
Valtteri Bottas came second followed by Max Verstappen at the third spot.
8. Lee Kun-Hee passes away
Lee Kun- Hee, Samsung's Chairman has passed away. Lee contributed a lot to help & transform Samsung from a small trading business to become the world’s largest producer of smartphones and memory chips.
Lee was also the richest person in South Korea, according to Forbes, with a net worth of nearly $21bn.
9. Single parent Male employees to get Child Care leave
On 26.10.2020, The Union Minister Jintendra Singh, said that the Male government employees who are Single Parent will now have the facility to take Child Care Leaves.
This would include employees who are unmarried, windower or divorced and due to these reasons may have the responsibility of taking care of a child single-handedly.
10. London court rejects Nirav Modi's bail
Westminster, London Court on Monday, 26.10.2020 rejected Nirav Modi's bail application for the seventh - 7th time.
He is accused of the PNB fraud case and the fugitive diamantaire, who is wanted in connection with the ₹13,500 crore fraud case, was arrested in London on 19 March 2019.