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Important Days with Theme in October 2020

Important Days in October

DateObservation Day with Theme
1st OctoberInternational Day of Older Persons

Theme-“Leave No One Behind”

1st October World Vegetarian Day
1st October National Voluntary Blood Donation Day
1st OctoberInternational Coffee Day
1st week of October International Vegetarian Week
2nd October International Day of Non-violence
2nd October National Anti Drug Addiction Day
2nd October World Architecture Day
1st Monday of October World Habitat Day

Theme-“Housing For All — A Better Urban Future”

1st Friday of October World Smile Day
3rd October National Techies Day
3rd October World Architecture Day
4th October World Animal Day
4th-10th OctoberWorld Space Week.

Theme-“ “Satellites Improve Life”

5th October World Teachers Day

Theme-“Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”

5th OctoberGanga River Dolphin Day
6th October World Wild Animal Day
7th October World Day for Decent Work
7th OctoberWorld Cotton Day
8th October Indian Air Force Day(88th)
2nd-8th OctoberWildlife Week

Theme-“RoaR (Roar and Revive) – Exploring Human-Animal Relationships”

2nd Thursday of October World Sight Day

Theme-“Hope In Sight”.

9th October World Post Day
9th October World Egg Day
10th October World Mental Health Day

Theme-“Mental Health for All: Greater Investment – Greater Access”.

10th OctoberWorld Migratory Bird Day Celebrated bi-annually.

 Theme-“Birds Connect Our World”.

10th OctoberWorld Day Against the Death Penalty

Theme-“Access to counsel – A matter of life or death”

11th October World Obesity Day
11th October International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC)

Theme-“My voice, our equal future”

12th October World Arthritis Day

Theme-“It’s in your hands, take action”.

2nd Thursday of October World Sight day
9th-15th OctoberNational Postal Week
13th October International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
14th October International standards day

Theme-“Protecting the planet with standards”.

14th OctoberInternational E-Waste Day
15th October International Day of Rural Women

Theme-“Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19”.

15th October World Student Day
15th October Global Handwashing Day

Theme-“Hand Hygiene for All”

16th October World Food Day

Theme-“Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future”.

16th October World Spine Day
17th October Ayurveda Day
17th October International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Theme-“Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all”

20th October World Statistics Day

Theme-“Connecting the world with data we can trust”

20th OctoberWorld Osteoporosis Day

Campaign – “THAT’S OSTEOPOROSIS”.

20th OctoberInternational Chefs Day

Theme-“Healthy Food for the Future    “.

21st OctoberWorld Iodine Deficiency Day
22nd OctoberInternational Stuttering Awareness Day

Theme-“Journey of Words – Resilience and Bouncing Back”.

23rd OctoberWorld’s Snow Leopard Day
24th October United Nations Day
24th OctoberWorld polio Day

Theme-“A win against polio is a win for global health.”

24th October World Development Information Day
24th October Raising day of Indo Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP)
27th Oct -2nd NovVigilance Awareness Week.

Theme-“ Satark Bharat, Samriddh Bharat (Vigilant India, Prosperous India)”.

27th October Indian Army’s 74th Infantry Day
27th October World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

Theme- “Your Window to the World”.

29th October International Internet Day
29th OctoberWorld Psoriasis Day

Theme- “INFORMED”

31st October World Savings Day
31st October World Cities Day

Theme-“Valuing our communities and cities”

31st October Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day)
Month of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

Appointments

Name of PersonDesignation
Ajay Kumar Bhalla Home Secretary (Extended up to August 22, 2021 )
Ajinkya Rahane Brand ambassador and advisor of Hudle
Alpha CondePresident of Guinea
Amar Bahl Deputy Managing Director & COO of Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited
Amit Banerjee Director (Rail and Metro Business) and Member on the Board of BEML Limited
Amitabh Bachchan Brand ambassador of Cello Group
Apurva Chandra Secretary of Ministry of Labour & Employment
Arvind Hali MD & CEO of Motilal Oswal Home Finance
Ashima Goyal, Jayanth R Verma and Shashank Bhide Monetary Policy Committee
Bhuvan Bam First  Digital brand ambassador of Myntra
Bimal Julka Chairman of Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports
Bishr Al Khasawneh 13th premier of Jordan
Chaitanya Venkateswaran British High Commissioner of India
Charanjit Surinder Singh Attra Chief Financial Officer(CFO) of SBI
Chetan Anand Brand Ambassador of India’s first-ever badminton brand ‘Transform’
Constantina Dita Ambassador of World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia, Poland 2020
Devyani Uttam Khobragade India’s next ambassador to Cambodia
Dinesh Kumar Khara Chairman of State Bank of India
Dinesh Kumar Khara Deputy Chairman, Indian Banks’ Association
Dr Neena Malhotra Ambassador of India to the Republic of San Marino
Ghanshyam Jha Chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Water Resources Regulatory Authority
Gurdeep Singh CMD of  NTPC Ltd
Wavel Ramkalawan(Indian origin) Seychelles President
J Venkatramu MD & CEO of India Post Payments Bank
Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister of New Zealand
Justice BL Bhat Acting Chairperson of National Company Law Appellate Tribunal
Lewis Hamilton Global ambassador of LG Electronics
Luis Alberto Arce CatacoraPresident of Bolivia Carlos Mesa
M A Ganapathy Director-General of BCAS
M Rajeshwar Rao Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India(RBI)
Madhabi Puri Buch Whole Time Member of Securities and Exchange Board of India
Madhu Mahajan &B. R Balakrishnan Special Expenditure Observers for General Election
Michael Irani President of International Weightlifting Federation
Myktybek AbdyldaevSpeaker of the parliament of Kyrgyzstan
Nanda Kishore Sahoo Director-General of Dental Services and Colonel Commandant of Army Dental Corps
Neena MalhotraAmbassador to Republic of San Marino
Nilesh Shah Chairman of Association of Mutual Funds in India
Nilesh Shah MD of Kotak Mahindra Asset Management
Piyush Goyal An additional charge of the Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution ministry
Pradeep Kumar Rawat Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Netherlands
Priyanka Chopra Jonas Brand ambassador of Parle Agro’s B Fizz
Purnachandra Rao Surapaneni National President of Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC)
R. Balasubramaniam (Founder and chairman of GRAAM, Mysuru) Technical Group on Social Stock Exchange, SEBI
Rahul Parikh Digital Head of Bandhan Bank
Rajendra Prasad Goyal Chief Financial Officer of NHPC
Rajkiran Rai Chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA).
Rakesh Asthana MD & CEO of Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited
Rana Daggubati Brand ambassador of Ubon(Gadget accessory and consumer electronics brand)
RJ Duckworth Air Officer in charge Personnel
RK Chhibber Chairman & MD of Jammu & Kashmir bank (Extended for 6 months)
Rohan Jaitley President of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA)
Rohit Sharma Brand Ambassador Beauty accessories brand, ‘Vega Men’ brand
S Aparna Secretary in the Department of Pharmaceuticals Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
S S Deswal An additional charge of National Security Guard DG
Saad al-HaririPrime Minister of Lebanon (Reappointed)
Sadyr Zhaparov Acting PM of Kyrgyzstan
Saman Habib Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
Sashidhar Jagdishan MD & CEO of HDFC Bank board
Saurabh Nanavati Vice-chairman of Association of Mutual Funds in India
Sourav Ganguly Brand ambassador of Bengal Peerless Housing
Srikant DatarDean of Harvard Business School
Subhash Kelkar Chief Technology and Digital Officer of ICICI Securities
Sushil Kumar Singhal High Commissioner of India/ Ambassador to Solomon Islands
Uma ShankarAdditional Director (non-executive, independent) of Karnataka Bank
Vishal V Sharma Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO
Wavel Ramkalawan President of Seychelles
Yoo Myunghee (South Korea’s)& OkonjoIweala(Nigeria’s) 

Nominated Next attorney general of World Trade Organisation

IndiaRe-elected as president of International Solar Alliance

 

Awards & Honors

AwardsWinners
2020 Gold Stevie Awards for Women in Business(17th)Mrs. Seema Gupta
2020 UN Global Climate Action AwardGlobal Himalayan Expedition (GHE) of India
Ali Special prize in Global Art CompetitionAnzar Mustaeen
America’s Young Scientist ChallengeAnika Chebrolu
Asia Game Changer Award 2020Chef Vikas Khanna
Central Bank of the Year Award 2020Bank of Ghana
CEO of the year and visionary leadership AwardPravir Krishna (MD of TRIFED)
Dr. Tulsi Das Chugh Award 2020Dr.Satish Mishra
Gandhi Award 2020Sanjay Singh
Governor of the year at Central Bank of the Year Award 2020Mark Carney
Humanitarian Action Award by UNDPSonu Sood
IACC (Indo American Chamber of Commerce) lifetime and Global Excellence AwardRatan Tata
Lifetime Achievement Award at the 3rd India International Film Festival of BostonOm Puri (posthumously)
Dayton Literary Peace Prize 2020Margaret Atwood
National Short Story AwardSarah Hall BBC
National Start-Up Awards2020 Health care categoryWealthy Therapeutics
National Start-Up Awards 2020 Urban Services categoryTaraltech Solutions Private Limited
Outstanding Young Person of the World 2020Dr.Jajini Varghese(UK based Indian origin plastic surgeon)
Pride of India, a special award at 3rd India International Film Festival of BostonChef Vikas Khanna
Right Livelihood Award 2020Ales Bialiatsli (Belarus), Nasrin Sotoudeh (Iran), Bryan Stevenson (US), and Lottie Cunningham Wren (Nicaragua)
Sarala PuraskarNityanand Nayak (Odia Poet)
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2020Aishwarya Sridhar
Young Achievers Award 2020Sana Hazari

 

Swachh Bharat Awards 2020

  • State Level -Gujarat
  • District Level -Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu
  • Block Level- Khachrod block in Ujjain district in Madhya Pradesh
  • Gram Panchayat Level- Chinnanur Village in Tamil Nadu

2020 Nobel Prize winner

Field Winners Contributions For
 

Physics

Roger Penrose(UK)

Prize share: 1/2

“For the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity”
Reinhard Genzel(Germany)

Prize share: 1/4

 

“For the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy”.

Andrea Ghez(USA)

Prize share: 1/4

 

 

Chemistry

Emmanuelle Charpentier (France)

Prize share: 1/2

 

“For the development of a method for genome editing”.

Jennifer A. Doudna (USA)

Prize share: 1/2

 

Physiology or Medicine

Harvey J. Alter(USA)

Prize share: 1/3

“For the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus.”
Michael Houghton(UK)

Prize share: 1/3

Charles M. Rice(USA)

Prize share: 1/3

LiteratureLouise Gluck

 

For her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.
PeaceWorld Food Programme (WFP)

 

For its efforts to combat hunger & Achievement of food security
EconomicsPaul R. Milgrom

Prize share: 1/2

Robert B. Wilson

Prize share: 1/2

For improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.

 

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2020

List of 14 Fourteen scientists awardees in Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2020:

 

CategoryWinners 
Biological SciencesDr.Subhadeep Chatterjee,

Dr. Vatsala Thirumalai

Chemical SciencesDr. Jyotirmayee Dash,

Dr.Subi Jacob George

Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee,

Dr. Suryendu Dutta

Engineering SciencesDr.Amol Arvindrao Kulkarni,

Dr.Kinshuk Dasgupta

Mathematics SciencesDr.UK Anandavardhanan,

Dr. Rajat Subhra Hazra

Medicine SciencesDr. Bushra Ateeq,

Dr. Ritesh Agarwal

Physics SciencesDr. Rajesh Ganapathy,

Dr.Surajit Dhara

 

14th Asian Film Awards 2020

14th Asian Film Awards Winners List:

Award CategoryWinner Name
Best ActorLee Byung hun – The Man Standing Next (South Korea)
Best ActressZhou Dongyu – Better Days (China)
Best Supporting ActorRyo Kase – To the Ends of the Earth
Best Supporting ActressKo Shu chin – A Sun
Best DirectorWang Xiaoshuai for So Long, My Son (China)
Best CinematographyDong Jinsong – The Wild Goose Lake
Best Costume Designer Pachar in Surawatanapongs– Happy Old Year
Best EditingYang Jin-mo – Parasite
Best FilmParasite (South Korea)
Best NewcomerJackson Yee – Better Days
Best New DirectorHikari – 37 Seconds
Best ScreenplayBong Joon ho, Han Jin won – Parasite
Best Original Music Karsh Kale, The Salvage Audio Collective – Gully Boy
Best Production DesignHa jun Lee – Parasite
Best Visual EffectsTomi Kijo, Renovatio Pictures – Detention
Best SoundYoshifumi Kureishi – Listen to the Univers

Books & Authors

BooksName of Author/Released by
“The Khalistan Conspiracy: A Former R&aw Officer Unravels The Path To 1984”G.B.S.Sidhu
“Mr. Prime Minister, We Shrank the Dragon”Pradeep Goorha
“The Battle Of Belonging: On Nationalism, Patriotism, and What It Means to Be Indian”Shashi Tharoor
“Portraits Of Power: Half a Century of Being at Ringside”Nand Kishore Singh
Night of the Restless Spirits: Stories from 1984 Sarbpreet Singh
 “Bye Bye Corona”( World’s first scientoon book)Dr. Pradeep Srivastava
“Discovering the Heritage of Assam”Padampani Bora.

Launched by Padampani Bora  Jitendra Singh

“Bapu: The unforgettable”Manish Sisodia launches
“The Very, Extremely, Most Naughty Asura Tales for Kids”Anand Neelakanta
Deh Vechwa Karani,’ means ‘dedicating one’s life for a noble cause.’

 

Balasaheb Vikhe Patil(Autobiography)

Sports

  • Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul retires from all forms of cricket at the age of 36.
  • Andrey Rublev (Russian) wins St. Petersburg Open 2020.
  • Nozomi Okuhara clinches Women’s Singles title at Denmark Open.
  • Visnu Shivaraj Pandian wins gold in the 10-meter air rifle event of the International Online Shooting Championship.
  • Yashaswini Singh Deswal won the 10m air pistol event in the 5th edition of the International Online Shooting Championship (IOSC).
  • Sheikh Russel International Air Rifle Championship organised by Bangladesh Shooting Sport Federation (BSSF). Elavenil Valarivan of India won gold and Shahu Tushar Mane bagged a silver
  • Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus won the Ostrava Open WTA tournament.
  • India’s Nihal Sarin wins Junior Speed Chess Championship.
  • Odisha Government would sponsor the Indian national rugby team for the next three years (2023).
  • Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launched a brand new logo of the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
  • Tanmay Manoj Srivastava India’s Under-19 World Cup-winner retires from cricket.
  • Lewis Hamilton(Mercedes, Great Britain) wins Portuguese Grand Prix 2020 held at Algarve International Circuit, Portugal.
  • India’s Shooter Elavenil Valarivan wins gold in Sheikh Russel International Air Rifle Championship 2020.

Denmark Open 2020 Winners List:

 

CategoryName of the Sportsperson
Women’s SingleNozomi Okuhara (Japan)
Men’s SingleAnders Antonsen (Denmark)
Men’s DoubleMarcus Ellis and Chris Langridge (England)
Women’s DoubleYuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota (Japan)
Mixed DoubleMark Lamsfuss and Isabel Herttrich (Germany)

French Open Tennis 2020(27th September -11th October 2020)

French Open 2020 Winners:

This year French Open 2020 originally scheduled from 24 May to 7 June, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is scheduling from 27th September -11th October 2020 at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.

 2020 French Open is the 124th Edition of the French Open Grand Slam Tennis Tournament.

 

Category WinnersRunners
Men’s SinglesRafael Nadal (Spain)Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
Women’s SinglesIga Swiatek (Poland)Sofia Kenin (USA)
Men’s DoublesKevin Krawietz (Germany)&

Andreas Mies (Germany)

Mate Pavic (Croatia)&

Bruno Soares (Brazil)

Women’s DoublesKristina Mladenovic (France) &
Timea Babos (Hungary)
Alexa Guarachi (Chile)&

Desirae Krawczyk(USA)

Boys’ SinglesDominic Stephan Stricker (Switzerland)Leandro Riedi

(Switzerland)

Girls’ SinglesElsa Jacquemot(France)Alina Charaeva(Russia)
Boys’ DoublesFlavio Cobolli (Italy) &  

Dominic Stricker(Switzerland)

Bruno Oliveira(Brazil)&

Natan Rodrigues(Brazil)

 

Girls’ DoublesEleonora Alvisi (Italy) &

Lisa Pigato(Italy)­

Maria Bondarenko (Russia)  &

Diana Shnaider(Russia)

Wheelchair Men’s Singles

 

Alfie Hewett(UK)Joachim Gerar(Belgium)
Wheelchair Women’s SinglesYui Kamiji (Japan)Momoko Ohtani(Japan)
Wheelchair Men’s Doubles

 

Alfie Hewett (UK)&

Gordon Reid (UK)

Gustavo Fernandez

(Argentina) &

Shingo Kunieda(Japan)

Wheelchair Women’s Doubles

 

Diede de Groot (Netherland)&

Aniek van Koot(Netherland) 

Yui Kamiji(Japan)&

Jordanne Whiley(UK)

Wheelchair Quad Singles

 

Dylan Alcott (Austalia)Andy Lapthorne (UK)
Wheelchair Quad Doubles

 

Sam Schroder(Netherland) &

David Wagner(USA)

Dylan Alcott (Austalia)& Andy Lapthorne(UK)

 

Summits & Conferences

  • Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju attended Y20 Global Summit Virtually from Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The theme of the Summit is ‘Government – Youth dialogue on post-COVID-19 opportunities’.
  • India participated in the 18th meeting of Prosecutors General of SCO via video conference.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates artificial intelligence ‘RAISE 2020’ Summit – ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020.
  • Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will chair the 42nd Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting.
  • India, Chile hold the first joint commission meeting to add new momentum to their relations. The meeting held virtually was co-chaired by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chilean counterpart Andres Allamand Zavala.
  • India hosted the virtual Summit of the 7th Ministers of Justice of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, SCO.
  • FM Nirmala Sitharaman participates in the 102nd meeting of the World Bank Development Committee Plenary from India.
  • Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Kiren Rijiju represented India in the Y20 Global Summit, aimed at exchanging ideas and dialogues between nations to empower the youth across the world.The host country for the Y20 Summit this year was Saudi Arabia. The theme of the Summit is ‘Government – Youth dialogue on post-COVID-19 opportunities’.
  • The 9th session of the India-Oman Joint Commission was held virtually.
  • 14th session of the India – International Food and Agri Week 2020 week organised from 16 Oct to 22 Oct 2020.
  • 1st India Sports Summit held in New Delhi.

Agreements &MoUs

Countries/OrganizationsPurposes
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs with SwiggyTo take street food vendors online under the PM SVANIDHI scheme
ISLRTC & NCERTTo make education materials accessible for Deaf children
IFFCO and Prasar BharatiTo  broadcast & promote new agriculture technology & innovations
West Bengal govt. with Indian Institute of Management CalcuttaTo set up a Technology Development and Adaptation Centre (TDAC).
Amazon with IRCTCFor train ticket booking, giving cashback offers to its prime and non-prime members.
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C DAC), PuneFor installing a state of the art supercomputer
Tata Motors with HDFC BankFor financing of passenger vehicles
NITI Aayog and Embassy of NetherlandTo support Decarbonization and Energy Transition Agenda for utilising and accommodating cleaner and more energy
SBI and HULTo retailers to have safe and hassle-free cashless payments to dealers through an app called ‘Shikhar’
ISLRTC and NCERTTo the students having difficulty in speaking or hearing and will thus lead to educate and empower differently-abled students
IFFCO and Prasar BhartiTo make Indian Farmers self-reliant and to make them aware of the latest innovation
NABARD with SBITo offer finance for joint liability group, SHG, Farmers Producers Organisations (FPOs), and Watershed development projects.
Telangana Govt. and GlobalLinkerTo offer finance for joint liability group, SHG, Farmers Producers Organisations (FPOs), and Watershed development projects.
Amazon Pay collaborate with UberTo push digital payments in India
IIT Jodhpur with NHAIFor the betterment of Highway Infrastructure
Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)  with Inventivepreneur Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ICCI)To support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups, and promote their listing on the exchange.
India and JapanIn the field of cybersecurity.
India and AustraliaFor collaboration in research and development, capacity building, and making an impact for sustainable groundwater management.
India and NigeriaFor Cooperation in the Exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes
India and CambodiaFor cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine.
India and JapanFor cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies

Science & Technology of October 2020

  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO) plans to set up a new space center in Ramstein, Germany.
  • DRDO successfully conducts a final trial of Nag anti-tank guided missile ‘NAG’, from the Pokhran field firing ranges in
  • Asan Conservation Reserve has become Uttarakhand’s first Ramsar site, making it a ‘Wetland of International Importance’.
  • IIT Kharagpur’s develops ‘COVIRAP’ diagnostic test Technology for COVID-19
  • Singapore becomes 1st country to use facial recognition to pay taxes. The function is called“SingPass Face Verification”.
  • India successfully test-fires Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT)missile from Integrated Test Range (ITR) off Odisha coast.
  • Australia to join trilateral naval exercise “Malabar-2020” with India, US & Japan.
  • Nokia selected by NASA to build 4G LTE Mobile Network on the Moon.
  • CRPF collaborates with IIT Delhi, DRDO, JATC to augment its Research and Development capabilities.
  • India successfully test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from INS Chennai.
  • India has successfully conducted the night trial of its nuclear-capable Prithvi-2 missile from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near Balasore, off Odisha coast.
  • Gujarat govt. announces to set up the world’s biggest Zinc Smelter project in the state.
  • TheDRDO has successfully flight-tested a new generation Anti-Radiation Missile (RUDRAM-1) at the Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha.
  • Kerala becomes 1st state to have completely digital, hi-tech classrooms.
  • Indian Army and Maharashtra Police organised an anti-terror exercise “Suraksha Kavach” at Lullanagar, Pune, Maharashtra
  • The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)has launched an online discovery platform for startups called “Startup India Showcase”.
  • Russia successfully test-fires Tsirkon hypersonic missile, covered a distance of450 km with the maximum altitude of its trajectory at 28 km.
  • Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)to commission India’s fastest Supercomputer ‘PARAM Siddhi – AI’.
  • India successfully test-fires “Shaurya Missile” from Odisha coast, targets at a range of around 800 km.
  • NASA launched SS Kalpana Chawla Cargo Spacecraft to International Space Station (ISS).
  • DRDO successfully flight tests “Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo”.
  • Indian Bank launched Green-Tech Initiative “IB-eNote” to enable a total paperless working environment.

Ranking and Index of October 2020 Quick Points

 

IndexIndia’s RankTopReleased By
Asia Power Index 20204thUSSydney-based Lowy Institute
Global Hunger Index 2020 94th/107thBelarusConcern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe
Global Passport Index58thJapanBy Arton Capital
Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index129th / 158thNorwayOxfam
Global mobile internet speed rankings 2020131st out of 138thSouth Koreaaccording to Ookla Speedtest Global Index
Anemia Mukt Bharat IndexHaryanaNational Health Mission (NHM) India
World’s Best Employer 2020NTPC ranks 1st among Indian

HCL Technologies

(30th position)

Samsung Electronics      Forbes
International Migration Outlook report20202ndChinaOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Forbes India Rich List 2019Mukesh AmbaniThe business magazine Forbes

 

Apps ,Portals ,Scheme, Programme& Campaign

  • Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) will become operational across India from November 1.
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches ‘Mo Bidyut’ portal, app to provide efficient, time-bound, and transparent online service to the people of the State.
  • ‘e-Dharti Geo portal’ launched by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri to get geographic information system.
  • Delhi CM Kejriwal to launch ‘Green Delhi’ mobile app to check air pollution
  • Indian Army has developed and launched a secure messaging application named the “Secure Application for the Internet (SAI)” that supports end-to-end secure voice, text, and video calling services for Android platform over the internet, the Ministry of Defence stated
  • Digital technology solutions provider Stellapps launches ‘mooPay’ for dairy farmers in Rajasthan.
  • Mental Health Foundation of India has launched an exclusive web portal for mental healthcare. Called MiHOPE, the portal will be functional from October 10.
  • The Young Advocates Welfare Fund has been launched in Tamil Nadu to provides monthly financial assistance of three thousand rupees each for two years to the lawyers who just come out of law colleges.
  • Odisha CM launches ‘Odisha State Scholarship Portal’and ‘Sumangal Portal’ 2 web portals.
  • Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launches ‘e-Dharti Geo portal’ to integrate legacy drawings such as maps and lease plans.
  • Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel has virtually launched the “Life in Miniature” project a collaboration between the National Museum, New Delhi, Ministry of Culture, and Google Arts & culture.
  • PM Modi launched Kisan Suryodaya Yojna’ is an Agri scheme that aims to provide a power supply during daytime from 5 am to 9 pm (16 hours) for irrigation purposes to farmers in Gujarat.
  • Andhra Pradesh CM launches ‘YSR BIMA’ for BPL families to provide financial assistance through insurance cover to the beneficiary in case of death or accident.

 

  • Tamil Nadu Govt launches “Smart Black Board Scheme” to ensure a better teaching environment .
  • Uttarakhand CM launches the Integrated Model Agricultural Village scheme (Ekikrit Adarsh Krishi Gram Yojana)to help farmers.
  • IIT Madras startup launches fully-automated direct payment platform ‘mooPay’ for dairy farmers in Rajasthan.
  • UP Governor launches “Safe City Project” for women’s safety.
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches the ‘Mo Bidyut’ portal for people to avail efficient, time-bound, and transparent online service delivery.
  • AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR scheme launched by Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar to assist cooperatives to play an important role in the creation of healthcare infrastructure in the country.
  • Railway Protection Force (RPF), Visakhapatnam has started implementing the ‘Meri Saheli’ initiative in AP Express (Visakhapatnam to New Delhi) with help no. 182 to provide proactive security to women passengers.
  • Odisha launches the ‘Sujal’ Mission to provide tap water fit for drinking water in all urban areas of the state.
  • HDFC Bank to launch ‘The HealthyLife Programme’ for its customers.
  • Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched the “KAPILA” Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness campaign.
  • J&K govt. announces ‘My Town My Pride’ program to provide governance at the doorsteps in urban areas.
  • Uttarakhand Govt. launches “Mukhya Mantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana” to promoting self-employment of the youth and promoting the production of Green Energy.
  • Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan(SUMAN) initiative in New Delhi launched by Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan.
  • Railway police’s website & mobile app the “Sahyatri” launched for reducing crime.
  • Gujarat govt launched the ‘Digital Seva Setu’ program.
  • West Bengal launches the “Pathashree Abhijan” scheme for road repair.
  • Assam CM launches ‘Kritagyata’ for online pension submission and tracking.
  • CM Arvind Kejriwal launched the ‘Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh’ campaign to reduce the pollution level in Delhi.

 

Obituaries October 2020

Person NameAssociated Field
Akkitham Achuthan NamboothiriMalayalam poet & Jnanpith laureate
Anant S DaveFormer acting Chief Justice of Gujarat HC
Ashwani KumarFormer CBI Director (served as Governor of Nagaland & Manipur)
Avinash KharshikarMarathi actor
Bhanu AthaiyaCostume designer (India’s first Oscar winner)
Carlton ChapmanFormer Indian football captain
Dr. A V ShettyCardiologist
Dr. Shobha NaiduKuchipudi dancer
Dr. Jayanta MadhabEconomist
Eddie Van HalenGuitarist
Haji Hussain AnsariJharkhand’s minority welfare minister
John Richard ReidFormer New Zealand Cricket all-rounder
K J Mohammed BabuSinger, Music Director, and Actor
K K UshaFormer Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court
Kaumudi MunshiSinger, Nightingale of Gujarat
KC SivasankarArtist
Keshubhai PatelFormer Gujarat Chief Minister
Lee Kun HeeSamsung Electronics chairman
M GopalakrishnanFormer Indian Bank Chairman and Tamilnadu Yadava Mahasabai president
Mahesh KanodiaGujarati film musician, singer, and former Lok Sabha MP from Patan constituency
Mesut YilmazFormer Turkish prime minister
Mulayam Singh YadavFormer MLC of Samajwadi Party
Najeeb TarakaiAfghanistan batsman
Naresh KanodiaGujarati actor and ex BJP MLA
Pradeep MaharathyFormer Odisha Minister
Pradip GhoshBengali elocutionist
PS Narayanaswamy Carnatic vocalist
Pushpa BhaveSocial Activist, Scholar, Rationalist
Ram Vilas PaswanUnion Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public
Savithri VaithiPhilanthropist and social worker
Vangapandu Prasada RaoRevolutionary balladeer and lyricist
Vijayalakshmi RamananFirst woman officer of the Indian Air Force
Vishal AnandBollywood Actor
Zarina Roshan KhanTV actress

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