1 October 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Here are top News Headlines of 1st October 2020


  • Unlock 5.0: States may decide on opening schools, colleges after Oct 15
  • Surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos test fired; range extended from 290 km to 400 km
  • Indian Coast Guard Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS ‘Kanaklata Barua’ commissioned in Kolkata
  • ISRO to launch its Venus mission in 2025, France to take part: CNES (French space agency)
  • Country received ‘above normal’ rainfall during 4-month (June1-Sept 30) monsoon: IMD
  • Rajasthan govt. to give 30% of the new PDS (public distribution system) shops to women
  • Crime against Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes saw a rise of 7% and 26% in 2019: NCRB
  • Demolition of Babri mosque in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992: Court acquits all 32 accused


  • India posts current account surplus of $19.8 bn in April-June quarter as trade deficit narrows
  • India external debt at $554.5 bn by June-end, down $3.9 bn from March: RBI
  • Core sector output shrinks for sixth straight month in August, down 8.5%
  • Thaawarchand Gehlot launches Ambedkar Social Innovation & Incubation Mission under Venture Capital Fund for SCs
  • Dhanlaxmi Bank MD and CEO Sunil Gurbaxani voted out by shareholders


  • US: Citizen Diplomacy Award won by Mohamed Amin Ahmed, founder of Average Mohamed; India’s Sehgal Foundation is co-runner up along with Tempe Sister Cities
  • Sri Lanka bans cattle slaughter, to import beef for those who consume it
  • Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah becomes new ruling emir of Kuwait
  • International Translation Day celebrated on September 30; Bible translator St. Jerome is considered patron saint of translators


  • Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launches new logo of Sports Authority of India


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