21 October 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Here are top News Headlines of 21st October 2020.

Poll expenditure
  • Govt increases expenditure limit of candidates contesting Lok Sabha, Assembly elections by 10%
  • Lok Sabha poll: Hiked from Rs. 70 lakhs to Rs. 77 lakhs
  • Assembly poll: Hiked from Rs. 28 lakhs to Rs. 30.80 lakhs
Economy & corporate
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveils new version of DRDO’s Procurement Manual to engage private sector
  • Shipping: Govt launches development of indigenous software solution for VTS (Vessel Traffic Services) and VTMS (Vessels Traffic Monitoring Systems)
  • Union Bank of India’s MD & CEO Rajkiran Rai G elected Chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA)
  • Government bans natural gas and coal-bed methane (CBM) producers from buying their own produce
  • Harsh Vardhan launches website ‘CuRED’ for information on clinical trial of CSIR ushered repurposed drugs
World
  • UNHCHR (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights) Michelle Bachelet asks India to review FCRA regulations
  • Vice Chief of Indian Army Lt Gen S. K. Saini visits US Indo-Pacific Command in Hawaii
  • Sweden bans China’s Huawei, ZTE from upcoming 5G networks citing security threat
  • Ibrahim al-Abed, founder of UAE’ state-run WAM news agency, dies at 78
  • World Statistics Day celebrated on October 20; theme: “Connecting the world with data we can trust”

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