18 October 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Published: October 18, 2020

Here are top News Headlines of 18th October 2020

India
  • CRPF signs MoU with IIT-Delhi, DRDO to create a pool of officials who will work to find technology solutions for its operational challenges
  • AIBA (All India Bar Association) urges CJI to act against Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy for his remarks on judges
  • UP: CM Yogi Adityanath launches 6-month long ‘Mission Shakti’ campaign for safety of women in the state
  • UP: Governor Anandiben Patel inaugurates 180-day ‘Safe City Project’ for women’s safety in Lucknow
  • India, Chile hold first joint commission meeting; co-chaired by EAM S. Jaishankar and his counterpart Andres Allamand Zavala
Economy & corporate
  • Govt approves 14th tranche of electoral bonds; sale closes on Oct 28, purchase from SBI only
World
  • New Zealand: PM Jacinda Ardern wins second term in election landslide
  • India ranks 94th among 107 countries in Global Hunger Index of IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute)
  • World Trauma Day observed on October 17
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty observed on Oct 17; theme: ‘Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all’
  • Philippines to resume oil & gas exploration in disputed South China Sea; lift 6-year-old moratorium
Sports
  • 9 States and UTs selected by sports ministry for upgradation to KISCE (Khelo India State Centre of Excellence)
  • Cricket commentator Kishore Bhimani dies at 81

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