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Important Days with Theme in October 2020
Important Days in October
|Date||Observation Day with Theme|
|1st October||International Day of Older Persons|
Theme-“Leave No One Behind”
|1st October||World Vegetarian Day|
|1st October||National Voluntary Blood Donation Day|
|1st October||International 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 October||World Space Week.|
Theme-“ “Satellites Improve Life”
|5th October||World Teachers Day|
Theme-“Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”
|5th October||Ganga River Dolphin Day|
|6th October||World Wild Animal Day|
|7th October||World Day for Decent Work|
|7th October||World Cotton Day|
|8th October||Indian Air Force Day(88th)|
|2nd-8th October||Wildlife 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 October||World Migratory Bird Day Celebrated bi-annually.|
Theme-“Birds Connect Our World”.
|10th October||World 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 October||National Postal Week|
|13th October||International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction|
|14th October||International standards day|
Theme-“Protecting the planet with standards”.
|14th October||International 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 October||World Osteoporosis Day |
Campaign – “THAT’S OSTEOPOROSIS”.
|20th October||International Chefs Day |
Theme-“Healthy Food for the Future “.
|21st October||World Iodine Deficiency Day|
|22nd October||International Stuttering Awareness Day|
Theme-“Journey of Words – Resilience and Bouncing Back”.
|23rd October||World’s Snow Leopard Day|
|24th October||United Nations Day|
|24th October||World 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 Nov||Vigilance 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 October||World Psoriasis Day|
|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|
|Name of Person||Designation|
|Ajay Kumar Bhalla||Home Secretary (Extended up to August 22, 2021 )|
|Ajinkya Rahane||Brand ambassador and advisor of Hudle|
|Alpha Conde||President 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 Catacora||President 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 Abdyldaev||Speaker of the parliament of Kyrgyzstan|
|Nanda Kishore Sahoo||Director-General of Dental Services and Colonel Commandant of Army Dental Corps|
|Neena Malhotra||Ambassador 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-Hariri||Prime 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 Datar||Dean 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 Shankar||Additional 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
|India||Re-elected as president of International Solar Alliance|
Awards & Honors
|2020 Gold Stevie Awards for Women in Business(17th)||Mrs. Seema Gupta|
|2020 UN Global Climate Action Award||Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) of India|
|Ali Special prize in Global Art Competition||Anzar Mustaeen|
|America’s Young Scientist Challenge||Anika Chebrolu|
|Asia Game Changer Award 2020||Chef Vikas Khanna|
|Central Bank of the Year Award 2020||Bank of Ghana|
|CEO of the year and visionary leadership Award||Pravir Krishna (MD of TRIFED)|
|Dr. Tulsi Das Chugh Award 2020||Dr.Satish Mishra|
|Gandhi Award 2020||Sanjay Singh|
|Governor of the year at Central Bank of the Year Award 2020||Mark Carney|
|Humanitarian Action Award by UNDP||Sonu Sood|
|IACC (Indo American Chamber of Commerce) lifetime and Global Excellence Award||Ratan Tata|
|Lifetime Achievement Award at the 3rd India International Film Festival of Boston||Om Puri (posthumously)|
|Dayton Literary Peace Prize 2020||Margaret Atwood|
|National Short Story Award||Sarah Hall BBC|
|National Start-Up Awards2020 Health care category||Wealthy Therapeutics|
|National Start-Up Awards 2020 Urban Services category||Taraltech Solutions Private Limited|
|Outstanding Young Person of the World 2020||Dr.Jajini Varghese(UK based Indian origin plastic surgeon)|
|Pride of India, a special award at 3rd India International Film Festival of Boston||Chef Vikas Khanna|
|Right Livelihood Award 2020||Ales Bialiatsli (Belarus), Nasrin Sotoudeh (Iran), Bryan Stevenson (US), and Lottie Cunningham Wren (Nicaragua)|
|Sarala Puraskar||Nityanand Nayak (Odia Poet)|
|Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2020||Aishwarya Sridhar|
|Young Achievers Award 2020||Sana 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
Prize share: 1/2
|“For the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity”|
Prize share: 1/4
“For the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy”.
Prize share: 1/4
|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.”|
Prize share: 1/3
|Charles M. Rice(USA)|
Prize share: 1/3
|For her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.|
|Peace||World Food Programme (WFP)|
|For its efforts to combat hunger & Achievement of food security|
|Economics||Paul 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:
|Biological Sciences||Dr.Subhadeep Chatterjee,|
Dr. Vatsala Thirumalai
|Chemical Sciences||Dr. Jyotirmayee Dash,|
Dr.Subi Jacob George
|Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences|| Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee,|
Dr. Suryendu Dutta
|Engineering Sciences||Dr.Amol Arvindrao Kulkarni,|
|Mathematics Sciences||Dr.UK Anandavardhanan,|
Dr. Rajat Subhra Hazra
|Medicine Sciences||Dr. Bushra Ateeq,|
Dr. Ritesh Agarwal
|Physics Sciences||Dr. Rajesh Ganapathy,|
14th Asian Film Awards 2020
14th Asian Film Awards Winners List:
|Award Category||Winner Name|
|Best Actor||Lee Byung hun – The Man Standing Next (South Korea)|
|Best Actress||Zhou Dongyu – Better Days (China)|
|Best Supporting Actor||Ryo Kase – To the Ends of the Earth|
|Best Supporting Actress||Ko Shu chin – A Sun|
|Best Director||Wang Xiaoshuai for So Long, My Son (China)|
|Best Cinematography||Dong Jinsong – The Wild Goose Lake|
|Best Costume Designer||Pachar in Surawatanapongs– Happy Old Year|
|Best Editing||Yang Jin-mo – Parasite|
|Best Film||Parasite (South Korea)|
|Best Newcomer||Jackson Yee – Better Days|
|Best New Director||Hikari – 37 Seconds|
|Best Screenplay||Bong Joon ho, Han Jin won – Parasite|
|Best Original Music||Karsh Kale, The Salvage Audio Collective – Gully Boy|
|Best Production Design||Ha jun Lee – Parasite|
|Best Visual Effects||Tomi Kijo, Renovatio Pictures – Detention|
|Best Sound||Yoshifumi Kureishi – Listen to the Univers|
Books & Authors
|Books||Name 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)|
- 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:
|Category||Name of the Sportsperson|
|Women’s Single||Nozomi Okuhara (Japan)|
|Men’s Single||Anders Antonsen (Denmark)|
|Men’s Double||Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge (England)|
|Women’s Double||Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota (Japan)|
|Mixed Double||Mark 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.
|Men’s Singles||Rafael Nadal (Spain)||Novak Djokovic (Serbia)|
|Women’s Singles||Iga Swiatek (Poland)||Sofia Kenin (USA)|
|Men’s Doubles||Kevin Krawietz (Germany)& |
Andreas Mies (Germany)
|Mate Pavic (Croatia)&|
Bruno Soares (Brazil)
|Women’s Doubles||Kristina Mladenovic (France) &|
Timea Babos (Hungary)
|Alexa Guarachi (Chile)&|
|Boys’ Singles||Dominic Stephan Stricker (Switzerland)||Leandro Riedi|
|Girls’ Singles||Elsa Jacquemot(France)||Alina Charaeva(Russia)|
|Boys’ Doubles||Flavio Cobolli (Italy) & |
|Girls’ Doubles||Eleonora Alvisi (Italy) &|
|Maria Bondarenko (Russia) &|
|Wheelchair Men’s Singles|
|Alfie Hewett(UK)||Joachim Gerar(Belgium)|
|Wheelchair Women’s Singles||Yui Kamiji (Japan)||Momoko Ohtani(Japan)|
|Wheelchair Men’s Doubles|
|Alfie Hewett (UK)&|
Gordon Reid (UK)
|Wheelchair Women’s Doubles|
|Diede de Groot (Netherland)& |
Aniek van Koot(Netherland)
|Wheelchair Quad Singles|
|Dylan Alcott (Austalia)||Andy Lapthorne (UK)|
|Wheelchair Quad Doubles|
|Sam Schroder(Netherland) &|
|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.
|Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs with Swiggy||To take street food vendors online under the PM SVANIDHI scheme|
|ISLRTC & NCERT||To make education materials accessible for Deaf children|
|IFFCO and Prasar Bharati||To broadcast & promote new agriculture technology & innovations|
|West Bengal govt. with Indian Institute of Management Calcutta||To set up a Technology Development and Adaptation Centre (TDAC).|
|Amazon with IRCTC||For 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), Pune||For installing a state of the art supercomputer|
|Tata Motors with HDFC Bank||For financing of passenger vehicles|
|NITI Aayog and Embassy of Netherland||To support Decarbonization and Energy Transition Agenda for utilising and accommodating cleaner and more energy|
|SBI and HUL||To retailers to have safe and hassle-free cashless payments to dealers through an app called ‘Shikhar’|
|ISLRTC and NCERT||To the students having difficulty in speaking or hearing and will thus lead to educate and empower differently-abled students|
|IFFCO and Prasar Bharti||To make Indian Farmers self-reliant and to make them aware of the latest innovation|
|NABARD with SBI||To offer finance for joint liability group, SHG, Farmers Producers Organisations (FPOs), and Watershed development projects.|
|Telangana Govt. and GlobalLinker||To offer finance for joint liability group, SHG, Farmers Producers Organisations (FPOs), and Watershed development projects.|
|Amazon Pay collaborate with Uber||To push digital payments in India|
|IIT Jodhpur with NHAI||For 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 Japan||In the field of cybersecurity.|
|India and Australia||For collaboration in research and development, capacity building, and making an impact for sustainable groundwater management.|
|India and Nigeria||For Cooperation in the Exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes|
|India and Cambodia||For cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine.|
|India and Japan||For 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
|Index||India’s Rank||Top||Released By|
|Asia Power Index 2020||4th||US||Sydney-based Lowy Institute|
|Global Hunger Index 2020||94th/107th||Belarus||Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe|
|Global Passport Index||58th||Japan||By Arton Capital|
|Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index||129th / 158th||Norway||Oxfam|
|Global mobile internet speed rankings 2020||131st out of 138th||South Korea||according to Ookla Speedtest Global Index|
|Anemia Mukt Bharat Index||–||Haryana||National Health Mission (NHM) India|
|World’s Best Employer 2020||NTPC ranks 1st among Indian|
|International Migration Outlook report2020||2nd||China||Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)|
|Forbes India Rich List 2019||Mukesh Ambani||–||The 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 Name||Associated Field|
|Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri||Malayalam poet & Jnanpith laureate|
|Anant S Dave||Former acting Chief Justice of Gujarat HC|
|Ashwani Kumar||Former CBI Director (served as Governor of Nagaland & Manipur)|
|Avinash Kharshikar||Marathi actor|
|Bhanu Athaiya||Costume designer (India’s first Oscar winner)|
|Carlton Chapman||Former Indian football captain|
|Dr. A V Shetty||Cardiologist|
|Dr. Shobha Naidu||Kuchipudi dancer|
|Dr. Jayanta Madhab||Economist|
|Eddie Van Halen||Guitarist|
|Haji Hussain Ansari||Jharkhand’s minority welfare minister|
|John Richard Reid||Former New Zealand Cricket all-rounder|
|K J Mohammed Babu||Singer, Music Director, and Actor|
|K K Usha||Former Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court|
|Kaumudi Munshi||Singer, Nightingale of Gujarat|
|Keshubhai Patel||Former Gujarat Chief Minister|
|Lee Kun Hee||Samsung Electronics chairman|
|M Gopalakrishnan||Former Indian Bank Chairman and Tamilnadu Yadava Mahasabai president|
|Mahesh Kanodia||Gujarati film musician, singer, and former Lok Sabha MP from Patan constituency|
|Mesut Yilmaz||Former Turkish prime minister|
|Mulayam Singh Yadav||Former MLC of Samajwadi Party|
|Najeeb Tarakai||Afghanistan batsman|
|Naresh Kanodia||Gujarati actor and ex BJP MLA|
|Pradeep Maharathy||Former Odisha Minister|
|Pradip Ghosh||Bengali elocutionist|
|PS Narayanaswamy||Carnatic vocalist|
|Pushpa Bhave||Social Activist, Scholar, Rationalist|
|Ram Vilas Paswan||Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public|
|Savithri Vaithi||Philanthropist and social worker|
|Vangapandu Prasada Rao||Revolutionary balladeer and lyricist|
|Vijayalakshmi Ramanan||First woman officer of the Indian Air Force|
|Vishal Anand||Bollywood Actor|
|Zarina Roshan Khan||TV actress|
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