16 October 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Here are top News Headlines of 16th October 2020

  • Nitin Gadkari launches blasting process for 14.15 km Zojila tunnel construction work; will provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar, Dras, Kargil and Leh
  • Foreign Secretary inaugurates ‘Sushma Swaraj Lectures 2020’ to introduce India to foreign diplomats posted in New Delhi
  • Kerala: CM Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurates operations of first phase of IIAV (International Institute of Advanced Virology) at Thonakkal, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Jnanpith awardee Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri passes away at 94
  • Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, India’s first Oscar winner, dies at 91; won the 1983 Academy Award for Best Costume Design for the movie ‘Gandhi’ jointly with John Mollo
Economy & corporate
  • BARC (Broadcast Audience Research Council) suspends ratings of TV news channels for 3 months amid TRP controversy
  • International Day of Rural Women observed on Oct 15; theme: “Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19”
  • Global Handwashing Day observed on October 15; theme: “Hand Hygiene for All”
  • Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbai Jeenbekov steps down amid election turmoil
  • EU imposes sanctions on six Russian officials over poisoning of Kremlin dissident Alexei Navalny
  • US: Robert Destro appointed Coordinator for Tibetan Issues





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