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Daily Current Affairs Headlines 11th Oct 2020

Important Days

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is observed globally on 10th October every year. The day is celebrated with an objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing the efforts in support of mental health.

World Mental Health Day is organized by the World Federation for Mental Health. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health for all’.

Useful notes for all competitive exams: 

  • President of World Federation for Mental Health: Ingrid Daniels.
  • World Federation for Mental Health Founded: 1948.

World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day is observed globally on 9 May or 10th October. The Day will celebrate the biannual migration. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of migratory birds and the importance of international cooperation to conserve them.

This time the theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2020 is “Birds Connect Our World”. The theme highlights the importance of conserving and restoring the ecological connectivity and integrity of ecosystems that support the natural cycles that are essential for the survival and well-being of migratory birds.


National News

Piyush Goyal gets additional charge of Ministry of Consumer Affairs

The Union Minister Piyush Goyal has been assigned the additional charge of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in addition to his existing portfolios, following the death of union minister Ram Vilas Paswan.

Goyal is currently serving as the Union Minister of Railways and Minister of Commerce and Industry.

Uttarakhand Govt launches “Mukhya Mantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana”

Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat has launched the “Mukhya Mantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana” at the Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Auditorium in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

The scheme is aimed at promoting self-employment of the youth and promoting the production of Green Energy.

The targeted beneficiaries include youths and migrant workers, who returned home after leaving jobs in various parts of the country due to pandemic.

Useful notes for all competitive exams: 

  • Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya.
  • Rivers: Ganga River, Yamuna River, Saryu River, Bhagirathi River, Gaula River, Kali River.

Defence News

DRDO successfully test-fires anti-radiation missile “Rudram”

The DRDO has successfully flight-tested a new generation Anti-Radiation Missile (RUDRAM-1) at the Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha.

The missile was launched from SU-30 Mk1 fighter aircraft. The missile, having a speed of Mach two or twice the speed of sound, is capable of bringing down a wide-range of enemy radar systems, communication networks and air defence systems within a range of up to 250 kilometres.

Coastal security exercise “Sagar Kavach” concludes

A two-day Coastal Security Exercise namely ‘Sagar Kavach’ conducted by the Indian Navy along with Indian Coast Guard and all stakeholders involved in Coastal Security from the coast of Kerala.

The exercise was monitored from Joint Operations Centre, Kochi. Sagar Kavach is a half-yearly exercise with an objective to check the Coastal Security mechanism and validate Standard Operating Procedures.

The exercise conducted along the coastal areas of Kerala, Karnataka and Lakshadweep assumes significance in the backdrop of the prevailing security situation in the country.

Useful notes for all competitive exams: 

  • Chief of the Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.

Ranks and Reports 

Mukesh Ambani tops the Forbes India Rich List 2020

The Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani, has topped the Forbes India Rich list for 2020. He has retained his position as the wealthiest Indian for the 13th consecutive year on Forbes India list.

The tycoon added $37.3 billion to his net worth, to bring his total fortune to $88.7 billion, a rise of 73% over the previous year. The second spot has been retained by Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani, with a net worth of $25.2 billion. Tech tycoon Shiv Nadar acquired the third spot with a net worth of $20.4 billion.


Obituary

First woman chief justice of Kerala KK Usha passes away

Former Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court, Justice KK Usha, passed away. She served as a judge from 1991 to 2000.

And when she was appointed Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court from 2000 to 2001, Justice Usha became the first woman to join the High Court Judiciary from the Bar and became a Chief Justice.


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