5 October 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Here are top News Headlines of 5th October 2020


  • Election Commission makes procedure to opt for postal ballot by elderly (80+), people with disabilities friendlier
  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) and NITI Aayog organizing summit on Artificial Intelligence ‘RAISE 2020’ (Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020) from October 5 to 9
  • Railway Minister Piyush Goyal virtually inaugurates Phoolbagan Station of Kolkata’s East West Metro corridor


  • India, S. Africa seek TRIPS (Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights) waiver from WTO for COVID-19 prevention, care
  • Regional rural banks incur net loss of Rs 2,206 crore in FY20: NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development)
  • HDFC Bank’s Ravi Santhanam is the only Indian in Forbes list of ‘The World’s Most Influential CMOs’ (Chief Marketing Officers)
  • Shiv Nadar University-Dassault Systemes Centre of Excellence (SDC) set up in Greater Noida (UP)


  • South Pacific territory of New Caledonia rejects freedom from France in a referendum
  • Two killed as Storm Alex hits parts of France and Italy
  • Saudi Arabia resumes Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca


  • Commonwealth games gold medallist shooter and Arjuna awardee Shreyasi Singh joins BJP


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