16th October 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-10-17

? HDFC Bank and Apollo Hospitals have joined hands to launch The HealthyLife Programme, a holistic healthcare solution which makes healthy living accessible and affordable on Apollo’s digital platform, Apollo 24|7.

? The International Day of Rural Women was created in 1995 by Civil society organizations at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing and was declared an official UN Day in 2007 by the UN General Assembly.

? Russia on October 14, 2020 announced that it has granted regulatory approval to its second COVID-19 vaccine, EpiVacCorona. The vaccine approval comes after Russia approved the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine-Sputnik V.

? “Bank of Ghana” has won the Central bank of the year award 2020. Apart from this, Mark Carney (Governor of the Bank of England) has won the Governor of the year at the Central bank of the year award 2020. Central Banking Awards is held annually to recognize excellence in the central banking community. This was the 7th edition of the award and the ceremony was held virtually on.

? World Students Day is celebrated to honour the most loved President of India who was a scientist, a teacher, an author among many other roles that he played. Dr Kalam was born on October 15, 1931, in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu, and studied physics and aerospace engineering.

? World Food Day was observed on October 16, 2020. The day marks the foundation of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in 1945. It was observed for the first time in 1979 as a Day for action against hunger.

? Bhanu Athaiya, India’s first Oscar-winning costume designer passed away on October 15, 2020 at the age of 91. She passed away peacefully in her sleep after a prolonged illness.The renowned designer had won an Academy Award for best costume design for the 1983 classic movie ‘Gandhi’.

? The Global Handwashing Day was observed on October 15, 2020. The day is observed each year to raise awareness and highlight the importance of handwashing as an effective means of disease prevention.

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