14 Oct 2020: UPSC Exam Comprehensive News Analysis

14 Oct 2020 CNA:- Download PDF Here

TABLE OF CONTENTS

A. GS 1 Related
B. GS 2 Related
POLITY AND GOVERNANCE
1. eVIN network to handle COVID-19 vaccine supply
2. Single SBI branch for all FCRA accounts: govt.
3. Mehbooba Mufti released after 14 months
4. Court convicts 25 for lynching Assam doctor
C. GS 3 Related
ECONOMY
1. Centre allows additional borrowing by 20 States
D. GS 4 Related
E. Editorials
POLITY AND GOVERNANCE
1. A concerted attack on RTI
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
1. Quadrilateral home truths
2. Crisis in Caucasus
3. The Arab World and the elusive two-state solution
F. Prelims Facts
1. Air quality dips in Delhi, Gurugram
G. Tidbits
1. India’s economy to contract by 10.3% this fiscal, says IMF
2. Pak. likely to remain on FATF greylist
H. UPSC Prelims Practice Questions
I. UPSC Mains Practice Questions

2. Single SBI branch for all FCRA accounts: govt.

Context:

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020 was passed in the Parliament in September 2020.

Read more about this topic covered in the 22nd September 2020 CNA and 25th September 2020 CNA.

Details:

  • The Home Ministry has directed all NGOs seeking foreign donations to open a designated FCRA account at the State Bank of India’s New Delhi branch by March 31, 2021 – as per the recent amendments.
  • The Ministry’s order has made it clear that the NGOs registered under FCRA shall not receive any foreign donations in any other bank account from April 1, 2021.
  • All persons/associations/NGOs who are already registered under FCRA will get sufficient time to transition to the new system and can open accounts at NDMB (New Delhi Main Branch) till March 31, 2021.
  • All fresh applicants for a certificate of registration or prior permission under the FCRA, 2010, shall have to first open the FCRA account in the NDMB to receive any foreign contribution.

3. Mehbooba Mufti released after 14 months

Context:

  • The Jammu & Kashmir administration has revoked the detention of former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti under the Public Safety Act (PSA).
  • She had been under arrest for more than 14 months.

Public Safety Act has been covered on 17th September 2019 CNA. Also read about the changes made to PSA covered in 2nd April 2020 CNA.

4. Court convicts 25 for lynching Assam doctor

Context:

A court in Assam’s Jorhat has convicted 25 people for lynching a 73-year-old doctor more than a year ago.

The issue has been covered in the 21st April 2020 CNA. Also, read more on the need for Comprehensive Law to protect Doctors.

14 Oct 2020 CNA:- Download PDF Here

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