13 October 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Here are top News Headlines of 13th October 2020

  • Aadhaar not mandatory for registration of births and deaths: Registrar General of India
  • designates single SBI branch in New Delhi for all FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) accounts
  • EAM S. Jaishankar and his counterpart Ine Eriksen Sreide co-chair virtual meeting of India-Norway Joint Commission
  • India to host 7th Meeting of Ministers of Law & Justice of SCO virtually on Oct 16
  • J&K: Ex-CM Mehbooba Mufti released after 14 months; Public Safety Act revoked
  • Nagaland: Govt. minister C. M. Chang dies at 77 in Kohima of COVID-19
  • Noted artist and dramatist Mohan Sona dies in Karnataka
Economy & corporate
  • Indian economy to contract by 10.3% in 2020-21; to bounce back with 8.8% growth in 2021-22: IMF in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update
  • India among world’s top three FDI destinations in next 2-3 years: CII-EY survey
  • ADB, India sign $270 mn loan to improve urban services in 64 cities of MP
  • selects Hughes Communications to connect remotely located panchayats with satellite broadband
  • Global economy to contract by 4.4% in 2020; grow by 5.2% in 2021: IMF in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update
  • World Meteorological Organisation releases ‘2020 State of Climate Services’ report; says more disasters attributed to weather occurring each year
  • Transparency International releases report ‘Exporting Corruption 2020: Assessing Enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention’
  • Bangladesh President signs ordinance on capital punishment in rape cases
  • International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction observed on October 13
  • 15 new members elected to the 47-member Geneva-based Human Rights Council; elected include China, Russia and Pakistan
  • Turkey to continue gas exploration in Mediterranean Sea; opposed by Greece
  • EU to impose sanctions on Russians suspected of poisoning Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny
  • US: Indian-origin philanthropist Harish Kotecha awarded Sandra Neese Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Saudi Arabia presides over virtual global interfaith forum as head of G-20
  • Facebook bans content that denies or distorts the Holocaust
  • Apple unveils iPhone 12 with 5G, HomePod Mini smart speaker


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