Daily Current Affairs – 17 October, 2020

Daily Current Affairs - 17 October 2020
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Daily Current Affairs – 17 October 2020

1. India to gift a Kilo Class Submarine to Myanmar

India has confirmed on 15th October, 2020 that it is going to gift a submarine to Myanmar, the country’s first as part of its Saagar initiative.

Key Points

  • The Kilo Class submarine is named as INS Sindhuvir.
  • INS Sindhuvir will be Myanmar’s first submarine.
  • The decision of gifting the submarine is taken in order to comply with India’s vision of Security and Growth for All in the Region(SAGAR) policy.
  • The submarine is a class of diesel-electric attack submarines designed and built in the Soviet Union for the Soviet Union.
  • The submarine is equipped with a wide range of weapons and sensors.

2. India, France re-elected in International Solar Alliance

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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has announced that India has been re-elected as President of International Solar Alliance(ISA). Along with India , France is also re-elected as the Co-President of ISA.

Key Points

  • 34 ISA Member Ministers, 53 Member Countries and 5 signatory and prospective member countries attended the Third Assembly of ISA.
  • 1o Indian public sector organisations presented cheques of USD 1 million.
  • Solar Awards were awarded for the first time to the countries where institutions and regions are working for solar power.
  • RK Singh represented India as the President of ISA Assembly.
  • Barbara Pompili represented France as the Co-President of ISA Assembly.

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