7 October 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Published: October 7, 2020

Here are top News Headlines of 7th October 2020

India
  • Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launches Ayush Standard Treatment Protocol for Covid-19; done by AYUSH Ministry in association with ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) and CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)
  • ISLRTC (Indian Sign Language Research and Training Center), NCERT sign MoU to convert educational materials into Indian Sign Language
  • Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel ‘Vigraha’ launched in Chennai; built by L&T
  • Wild Life Week being celebrated in India from October 2 to 8
  • IPS officer M.A. Ganapathy is new Director General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)
  • Rajasthan: Congress MLA Kailash Chandra Trivedi dies from Covid-19 at 65
  • Former union minister of state for coal Dilip Ray convicted in corruption case over allocation of a coal block at Giridih in Jharkhand in 1999
MPC
  • appointed three external members to RBI’s panel that decides interest rates
  • 3 new members of Monetary Policy Committee (MPC): Ashima Goyal, member of Economic Advisory Council of Prime Minister, Shashanka Bhide of National Council for Applied Economic Research and Jayanth Varma – professor in IIM- Ahmedabad
Economy & corporate
  • Dinesh Khara appointed Chairman of State Bank of India (SBI)
  • IFFCO, Prasar Bharati sign MoU to broadcast & promote new agriculture technology & innovations on DD Kisan
  • Indian Bank launches ‘MSME Prerana’ to support small businesses
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launches 42 CNG stations and 3 City Gate Stations (CGS) of Torrent Gas in 6 states
  • Govt removes export curbs on N-95 masks
  • Assam govt. launches mobile app Kisan Rath (Fruits & Vegetables) connecting farmers, farmer-producer organizations and agricultural traders
World
  • Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for black hole research
  • Kyrgyzstan: Election Commission annuls results of parliamentary elections
  • Quad (Quadrilateral coalition) meeting held in Tokyo agrees on stepping up coordination in Indo-Pacific region; Participants:  India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne
  • WTO revises forecast for decline in world merchandise trade at 9.2% in 2020 (12.9% decline earlier)
  • Legendary rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen dies at 65 in US

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