20 October 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Here are top News Headlines of 20th October 2020
India

  • Australia to join India, USA, and Japan in the Malabar naval exercise in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea in November
  • India test-fires Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) missile of range 15-20 km; developed for firing from helicopters
  • UP attracted highest number of domestic tourists in 2019
  • Israeli Embassy to have ‘Water Attaché’ in India from January; North-East Consul: Ambassador Ron Malka
Economy & corporate
  • Centre launches ‘Ayushman Sahakar’ scheme to help cooperatives contribute to creation of healthcare infrastructure
  • Amazon Web, NITI Aayog launch Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC) to address societal challenges through digital innovation
  • Maharashtra: ADB to provide $346 mn loan for Rural High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) Expansion Program
  • MCX launched futures trading in real-time Base Metals Index ‘METLDEX’
  • Awarded FGD (flue-gas desulphurisation) installation orders for 50 GW thermal power generation for cutting harmful emissions: NTPC
World
  • Bahrain and Israel sign Joint Communique on Establishment of Diplomatic, Peaceful and Friendly Relations
  • First commercial passenger flight to Israel by a carrier from UAE lands at Ben-Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv
  • Greece to extend a wall along its northeast border with Turkey, over migrants’ entry concerns
  • Nokia wins $14.1 million NASA contract to set up 4G network on Moon
Sports
  • Denmark Open Badminton Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara (women’s), Denmark’s Anders Antonsen (men’s) win singles titles

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