2 October 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Here are top News Headlines of 2nd October 2020


  • Over 4,300 urban local bodies declared open defecation-free since launch of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban in 2014
  • SC quashes Gujarat notification denying overtime wages to workers during lockdown
  • Lt Gen Harinder Singh appointed head of the Dehradun-based Indian Military Academy
  • COVID-19: U.S. commits $1.9 million to India to support informal sector workers, micro enterprises
  • Devyani Khobragade appointed as India’s next ambassador to Cambodia


  • Defence Ministry ropes in private sector company Alpha Design to upgrade Pechora surface to air systems
  • In a first, Defence Ministry places order for 10 lakh hand grenades with private sector company Economic Explosive Limited (EEL)
  • Covid-19: SC orders airlines to pay a 0.5% interest per month on delayed refunds of cancelled tickets
  • Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Co to pick up 1.4% stake in Reliance Retail
  • Shares of Chemcon Speciality Chemicals list at 115% premium over issue price


  • International Day of Older Persons observed on October 1; observance to promote Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030)
  • India to build 100-bedded hospital, 22,000-seater stadium in Maldives




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