? Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath launched the ‘Mission Shakti’ programme on October 17, 2020 to ensure the safety of women in the state. The Mission will be implemented for six months till the ‘Basant Navratri’ in April 2021.
? Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for 16 National Highways projects with a total length of 1411 kms worth Rs 15,592 crore in Andhra Pradesh.
? The Jharkhand government announced that it will give dhotis or lungis, and sarees to all families in the state living below the poverty line twice a year at a subsidised rate of Rs 10.
? To push agriculture finance, state-owned Bank of Baroda (BoB) has entered into a pact with Mahindra and Mahindra for tractor finance Business.
? A webinar between India and Kazakhstan was held. The Theme of webinar was “Make In India For The World, India – Kazakhstan Defence Cooperation: Webinar and Expo”.
? Government-owned Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC), India’s leading NBFC, has sanctioned Rs 2790 crore to Jammu Kashmir Power Corporation ltd (JKPCL) for clearing its outstanding dues.
? Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara clinched the Denmark Open title beating three-time badminton world champion Carolina Marin in women’s singles. Okuhara got the better of Marin in two games 21-19, 21-17.
? India has been ranked 94 out of 107 countries in the recent Global Hunger Index 2020. India has been put under the serious hunger category this time.India was ranked 102 in 2019 out of 117 nations.