28 October 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Here are top News Headlines of 28th October 2020

US-INDIA
  • India and the U.S. sign 2020 Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) that will allow sharing of high-end military technology, classified satellite data and critical information between the two countries
  • BECA was signed during the third edition of the 2+2 dialogue held in New Delhi
  • External Affairs Minister Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper
India
  • National Skill Development Corporation and Microsoft collaborate to empower 1 lakh Indian women with Digital Skills
  • “Tenant Acquisition Management Solution” launched by WIPRO for Real Estate industry
  • Centre of Criminology and Forensic Studies organizes the first International Symposium on Crime Studies
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is to address Army Commanders’ Conference in New Delhi.
  • NASA-ISRO to launch NISAR Satellite by 2022
  • Bihar Assembly Election: First Phase begins
  • India-Bangladesh commenced their Air-Bubble service
  •  Government notifies new rules that allow any Indian citizen to buy land in Jammu & Kashmir
    India’s Global Himalayan Expedition wins 2020 UN Global Climate Action Award for promoting solar energy
  • Anzar Mustaeen Ali (6) of Bangladesh wins special prize of USD 1000 for his artwork in global art competition on Corona organised by ICCR (Indian Council of Cultural Relations)
  • Gujarati actor-turned-politician Naresh Kanodia dies at 77
  • Vice President launches virtual festival of ‘Parampara Series 2020-National Festival of Music and Dance’
Economy & corporate
  • India Post, US Postal Service sign pact for electronic exchange of customs data
  • RBI asks Banks, NBFCs to implement the waiver of interest on interest for loans up to Rs 2 crore for the six months moratorium period beginning March 1, 2020
  • Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) unveils new norms for awarding bodies, assessment agencies to boost skilling ecosystem
  • Chhattisgarh Assembly passes Bill to negate the Centre’s recently-notified agriculture legislations
  • Kerala govt. fixes floor price of 16 varieties of vegetables produced in the state, will be 20% above production cost
  • Centre amends law to establish Jammu and Kashmir Industrial Development Corporation
World
  • International Data Corporation: Digitalization to drive 6.8 trillion USD of IT spending between 2020 and 2023.
  • US Secretary Mike Pompeo meets Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
  •  Global FDI flows fell 49% in first half of 2020 due to Covid-19: UNCTAD
  • 6th BRICS Parliamentary Forum meeting held virtually, LS Speaker Om Birla represented India
  • Japan to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050
  • World Day for Audiovisual Heritage celebrated on Oct 27, theme: ‘Your Window to the World’

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