9 October 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Published: October 9, 2020

Here are top News Headlines of 9th October 2020

India
  • PM Modi launches Jan Andolan campaign on COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour; Urges people to wear mask, wash hands & follow social distancing
  • Union Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot inaugurates virtual “International conference on Mental Health: Looking Beyond COVID 19”
  • Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ virtually inaugurates Gyan Circle Ventures of IIIT, Chittoor (AP)
  • Ram Vilas Paswan, Union minister of consumer affairs, food and public distribution, dies at 74
  • Former CBI director Ashwani Kumar dies at 69 in Shimla
  • Head of Afghanistan’s Peace Council Abdullah Abdullah meets PM Modi in Delhi
  • Indian Air Force Day celebrated on October 8
Economy & corporate
  • India’s economy to contract 9.6% in FY21: World Bank said in its South Asia Focus update
  • Government appoints Rajeshwar Rao as RBI Deputy Governor
  • New Development Bank (BRICS Bank) approves $741 million loans for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS), Mumbai Metro
  • CK Rajkumar, the Founder of Sujatha Bio Tech, dies at 68 in Chennai
World
  • American poet Louise Glück wins 2020 Nobel prize for literature
  • Switzerland: WEF to hold its Annual Meeting 2021 in Lucerne in May instead of Davos in January-end

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