22 October 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Here are top News Headlines of 22nd October 2020

India
  • SC to examine if educational institutions fall under consumer law and can be sued for deficiency in services
  • Police Commemoration Day observed on October 21; National Police Memorial located in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
  • EC sets up committee to examine issues concerning expenditure limit for a candidate; committee comprises IRS officers Harish Kumar and Umesh Sinha
  • 3rd phase of National Supercomputing Mission to begin in Jan 2021, aim: to raise computing speed to 45 petaflops
  • Cabinet approves adaptation of J&K Panchayati Raj Act
Economy & corporate
  • Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launches ‘e-Dharti Geo Portal’
  • Banks can deploy on-tap TLTRO (targeted long-term repo operations) funds in agriculture, retail and MSMEs: RBI
  • Punjab assembly passes bills negating Centre’s farm laws; sale/purchase below MSP (minimum support price) illegal
  • Onion import norms relaxed till December 15 to boost domestic supply, check prices
  • IIT Kharagpur’s ‘COVIRAP’ coronavirus diagnostic test gets ICMR certification
World
  • 85 mn human jobs likely to be displaced by machines by 2025: WEF says in its ‘Future of Jobs Report 2020’
  • ‘Global Estimate of Children in Monetary Poverty: An Update’ launched by World Bank Group and UNICEF
  • NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft touches surface of asteroid Bennu; collects samples
  • Italy calls MoU with China on the latter’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) a mistake
  • 18th meeting of Prosecutors General of SCO held via video conference; India represented by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta

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  • lakshay saini
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