17 October 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Published: October 17, 2020

Here are top News Headlines of 17th October 2020

India
  • SC appoints ex-judge M.B. Lokur as one-man panel to prevent stubble-burning smog
  • PM releases commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination on 75th anniversary of Rome-based FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization)
  • Life expectancy in India rose from 59.6 years in 1990 to 70.8 years in 2019: Lancet
  • Aim of the govt is to make India Trans Fat free by 2022: Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan
  • Punjab: Shaurya Chakra (1993) awardee Balwinder Singh killed in Tarn Taran district
Economy & corporate
  • Foodgrains production pegged at record 144.52 million tonnes in the 2020-21 kharif season: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar
  • India prohibits imports of air conditioners with refrigerants; contain environment-harming chlorofluorocarbons
  • AP: Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stones of 16 national highway projects stretching over 1,411 km
  • Foreign exchange reserves touch record high of USD 551.505 billion in the week to October 9
  • Govt issues notices to e-commerce firms for not showing mandatory information on products
World
  • World Food Day celebrated on October 16; theme: “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Our actions are our future”
  • European-Japanese spacecraft BepiColombo bound makes first Venus fly-by on way to Mercury
  • India to hand over INS Sindhuvir, a Kilo class submarine to the Myanmar Navy
  • Israel’s parliament Knesset approves Sept 15 normalization deal signed between Israel and UAE

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