29.09.20 Daily BPSC Current Affairs


Notification issued for 1st phase of assembly elections in Bihar

In Bihar, notification for the First Phase of State Assembly Elections was issued.

With this, the election the process of nomination of candidates has started.

During the First Phase of Assembly elections, polling would be held on 28th of October in 71 Assembly constituencies spread over 16 districts.

Last date of nomination is 8th of this month and scrutiny of nomination papers would take place on 9th of October.

In view of COVID-19 pandemic, the Election Commission has for the first time given the option of online filing of nomination papers to the candidates.

Bihar Assembly Elections would be held in three phases for 243 constituencies.

The polling for the second and third phase would be held on 3rd and 7th of November.

Counting of votes would take place on 10th of November.

Over 7.29 crore electorate are eligible for the polls of the Assembly elections in Bihar.




Armenia, Azerbaijan clashes disturb peace in South Caucasus

Clashes erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the volatile Nagorno-Karabakh region, reigniting concern about instability in the South Caucasus, a corridor for pipelines transporting oil and gas to world markets.

Both sides, which fought a war in the 1990s, reported fatalities.

Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, a breakaway region that is inside Azerbaijan but is run by ethnic Armenians, declared martial law and mobilised their male populations.

Armenia said Azerbaijan had carried out an air and artillery attack on Nagorno-Karabakh.

The clashes prompted a flurry of diplomacy to prevent a new flare-up of a decades-old conflict between majority Christian Armenia and mainly Muslim Azerbaijan, with Russia calling for an immediate ceasefire and Pope Francis leading calls for talks.

World Heart Day: 29 September

World Heart Day is observed on 29th September every year.

The day is celebrated to create awareness of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) including heart disease & stroke and highlights the preventive and control measures.

This initiative was launched in 2000 by the World Heart Federation as an annual event and has been celebrated on the 29th day of September ever since.

On an average, more than 17 million people die from heart-related illnesses every year.

2020 theme: “Use Heart To Beat Cardiovascular Disease”.



Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana’ – a flagship scheme for focused development of fisheries sector in the country with an estimated investment of ₹20,050 crore during a period of five years as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat package.

The scheme is being launched in 21 states of the country. Over 20 thousand crore rupees will be spent on this in the next 4-5 years.

The PM Kisan Samman Nidhi has directly transferred money to the bank accounts of more than 10 crore farmers of the country. There are also about 75 lakh farmers in Bihar. So far, about 6 thousand crore rupees have been deposited in the bank accounts of farmers of Bihar, as announced by the PM.

The PMMSY aims at enhancing fish production by an additional 70 lakh tonne by 2024-25, increasing fisheries export earnings to Rs 1,00,000 crore by 2024-25.

The scheme could double the incomes of fishers and fish farmers, reducing post-harvest losses from 20-25 per cent to about 10 per cent.

The scheme also aims to generate additional 55 lakhs direct and indirect gainful employment opportunities in fisheries sector and allied activities.

Internet connectivity for every village in 1,000 days: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government was committed to taking the country’s over six lakh villages into 21st century and, therefore, providing digital infrastructure (optical fibre) to link every village with internet connectivity and increased road communication network.

The PM said this after launching from Delhi the project to link over 6 lakh villages in the country, including 45,945 in Bihar, with optical fibre, besides laying the foundation stones for nine road and mega bridge projects worth Rs14,260 crore as part of his Rs1.65 lakh crore “PM package” announced for Bihar during electioneering in 2015. It included Rs54,000 crore for the roads – four-laning of national highways and construction of mega bridges.


670 Electric buses sanctioned in Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Chandigarh under Phase-2 of FAME India scheme


The government has sanctioned 670 electric buses and 241 charging stations to boost the electric mobility in the country.

The buses have been sanctioned in the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Chandigarh whereas charging stations in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat and Port Blair under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme.

Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in India scheme was launched in 2015 to promote adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles in India.

The second phase of this scheme has been implemented from last year with a total budgetary support of 10 thousand crore rupees.





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