14 October 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Published: October 15, 2020

Here are top News Headlines of 14th October 2020

India
  • Cabinet approves STARS (Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States) project for school education in six states; partially funded by World Bank
  • Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari flags off Special Kisan Rail ‘Nagpur-Adarsh Nagar New Delhi’ carrying oranges
  • Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launches second phase of “Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojna”
  • Kuchipudi dancer Sobha Naidu dies; won Padma Shri (2001), Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1991)
Economy & corporate
  • MSME Ministry introduces AI & ML for strengthening its single window system portal ‘Champions’ to assist MSMEs
  • Decision to waive off compound interest for small borrowers during 6-month moratorium period must be implemented by Nov 2: SC
  • India ($1,877) set to slip below Bangladesh ($1,888) in 2020 per capita GDP, says IMF
  • MoS of Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri launches dedicated portal for ARHCs (Affordable Rental Housing Complexes) scheme
  • Cabinet approves demerger of Chhattisgarh-based Nagarnar Steel Plant (NSP) from NMDC (National Minerals Development Corporation)
World
  • World Bank approves $12 bn to help developing countries get Covid vaccines
  • India contributes USD one million to UNWRA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) to support Palestinian refugees
  • India, France re-elected as president, co-president of International Solar Alliance (ISA)
  • Cyprus cancels passport scheme for wealthy overseas investors that granted holders citizenship access to 27-member EU
  • Tanzania: Volunteers trying to put out a fire on Mount Kilimanjaro (5,926 meters), Africa’s tallest peak

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