Current Affairs, News & Facts of 20 Oct 2014

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  • Pritam Munde (BJP) clinches Beed Lok Sabha seat by whopping 7 lakh votes; the new national record.  
    • She won the seat, vacated due to the death of her father Gopinath Munde, in the by-election held alongside state assembly election. 
    • The previous record was held by Anil Basu of CPM, who had a victory margin of 5,92,502 votes, from Arambagh (West Bengal) in 2004 Lok Sabha elections.
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  • Aadhar card not mandatory to avail LPG direct transfer subsidy.   - read more cat
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  • Joko Widodo becomes the new President of Indonesia.
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  • India look for new route to Afghanistan through Iran; without Pakistan.  
    • Indian government is going to float a company to set up Chabahar port in Iran.
    • The port would provide a sea-land access route to Afghanistan through Iran’s eastern borders.
    • Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and the Kandla Port Trust (KPT) will be a part of this strategic investment plan worth $86 million.
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  • India (Under -21) clinches 'Sultan of Johor Cup' hockey tournament by beating Great Britain 2-1 in the final.  
    • India was playing as the defending champion having won the previous (3rd) edition in 2013.
    • Malaysia is the inaugural champion (2011), while Germany grabbed the title in 2012.
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  • 2nd 'Asian Para Games 2014' gets underway in Incheon, South Korea.  
    • About 4,500 disabled athletes from 41 countries are competing across 23 sports.
    • It will take place from October 18 to October 24, 2014.
    • The Games are held after the Asian Games at the same venue.
    • The first Games was held in 2010 in Guangzhou.
    • India has grabbed 6 medals (0 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze) by the end of the day 2. 
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  • Karur Vysya Bank bags the sixth consecutive 'Best Bank Award for Business Intelligence Initiatives' among small banks for the year 2013-14.  
    • The prize is awarded by IDRBT (Institute for Development and Research in Banking).
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