11 October 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Here are top News Headlines of 11th October 2020


  • Interview for govt. jobs abolished in 23 States and 8 UTs: MoS for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr Jitendra Singh
  • Parliamentary panel to look into the issue of TRP manipulations by some TV channels
  • NRI quota in private colleges not sacrosanct; candidates cannot assert their right to be admitted: SC
  • 364 animal species and 180 plant species were discovered in India in 2019: Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) & Botanical Survey of India (BSI)
  • ‘Protect a Generation: Climate security for India’s children’, a joint report of PwC India and Save the Children India, released

Economy & corporate

  • Can’t extend loan moratorium as it may affect credit discipline: RBI to SC
  • Foreign exchange reserves reach a life-time high of $545.638 billion in the week ended Oct 2
  • RBI fixes sovereign gold bond issue price at Rs 5,051 per gram of gold open for subscription from Oct 12 to 16


  • World Migratory Bird Day celebrated on October 10; theme: “Birds Connect Our World”
  • World Mental Health Day observed on October 10; theme: ‘Mental Health for All: Greater Investment – Greater Access’
  • Nepal withdraws textbook which includes contentious border map with India
  • MoS for External Affairs V Muraleedharan addresses virtual Ministerial Meeting of NAM (Non-Aligned Movement)
  • US: Indian-origin academician Srikant Datar named as Dean of Harvard Business School
  • Tunisia: Divers discover wreck of French submarine Ariane in Mediterranean Sea; was sunk by German submarine during WWI in 1917
  • Kyrgyzstan: President Sooronbai Jeenbekov orders ‘state of emergency’ in capital Bishkek till October 21
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh – a territory belonging to Azerbaijan that is controlled by ethnic Armenian forces since 1994


  • French Open tennis: Iga Swiatek (19) of Poland wins women’s singles title


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