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National

Kalam will always remain an inspiration to every Indian: VP Naidu

New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday remembered former president A P J Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary, recalling his words that dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action.

Will Koshyari write to Goa CM for reopening of temples? Awhad

Amid the row over Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari''s letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray seeking reopening of places of worship, state minister Jitendra Awhad has asked if the governor would write a similar letter to Goa CM Pramod Sawant.

Modi pays tribute to former president Kalam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to A P J Abdul Kalam, saying India can never forget his indelible contribution towards national development, be it as a scientist or the country''s president.

Jnanpith awardee Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri dead

Renowned Malayalam poet and Jnanpith laureate Mahakavi Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri died at a private hospitalhere on Thursday, family sources said.

Heavy overnight rain in Mumbai; waterlogging in some areas

Mumbai experienced heavy rains overnight along with thunderstorm and lightning, causing water-logging in some low-lying areas, officials said on Thursday.


International

France's Macron to reinstate state of emergency

Paris: President Emmanuel Macron's office says France will restore a state of health emergency that expired three months ago.

First lady: Son Barron was positive for COVID, now negative

Melania Trump says her 14-year-old son, Barron, had tested positive for the coronavirus but has since tested negative.

Biden raises record USD 383 million in September

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden raised USD 383 million for his election effort in September, a record-breaking sum that eclipses the unprecedented fundraising from the previous month.

Trump says he 'made the right choice with Amy'

President Donald Trump says he doesn''t mind running against former Vice President Joe Biden, but he wouldn''t want to run against his Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.


Business

Sensex declines over 200 pts in early trade; Nifty tests 11,900

Mumbai: Equity benchmark Sensex dropped over 200 points in opening trade on Thursday tracking losses in index majors TCS, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank amid weak cues from global markets.

Rupee inches 4 paise higher to 73.27 against US dollar in early trade

The rupee opened on a flat note and inched 4 paise higher to 73.27 against the US dollar in early trade on Thursday.

Focusing on protecting people, health of population remain a priority for India: IMF

India''s priorities should be to protect the most vulnerable people, well targeted support and protecting small and medium sized enterprises so that they do not collapse as the country battles the COVID-19 pandemic, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva has said.


Entertainment

Sarah Shahi to star in 'Black Adam'

Los Angeles: Actor Sarah Shahi, best known for TV series "City On A Hill", has joined Dwayne Johnson''s "Black Adam".

Sheridan Smith to headline ITV series 'No Return'

Popular British star Sheridan Smith will play the lead role in ITV network''s upcoming show "No Return".

 

Sports

Srikanth sails into Denmark Open quarters

Odense: Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth stormed into the Denmark Open quarterfinals with a straight-game win over Canada''s Jason Anthony Ho-Shue here on Thursday.

Mumbai Indians start favourites against KKR; question-mark over Narine

Abu Dhabi: An explosive batting line-up and a lethal-at-death bowling attack will give defending champions Mumbai Indians a definitive edge over Kolkata Knight Riders when the two teams clash in an IPL game here on Friday.

More England discipline problems put Southgate on defensive

Indiscipline among England players is becoming a concern for Gareth Southgate.

'Shreyas is in pain but is able to move his shoulder'

Dubai: Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer remains "in a bit of pain" after hurting his left shoulder and a complete picture will emerge only after the arrival of his scan reports, said his teammate Shikhar Dhawan.

The road to the Masters is a long way from Augusta National

This is no ordinary road to the Masters.

Eriksen goal on 100th appearance gives Denmark win v England

Christian Eriksen marked his 100th Denmark appearance by scoring the penalty that clinched a 1-0 victory over England in the UEFA Nations League.

Lukaku scores 2 as group leader Belgium wins 2-1 in Iceland

Striker Romelu Lukaku scored both goals to give Belgium a 2-1 win at Iceland, taking his international tally to 55 goals and moving his team back atop its Nations League group.

Jota makes up for Ronaldo's absence as Portugal beats Sweden

Diogo Jota scored two goals and set up another as Portugal defeated Sweden 3-0 in the Nations League in its first game since Cristiano Ronaldo had to be dropped from the squad after testing positive for the coronavirus.

 


GK Snapshots on 15 October 2020

1. World Standards Day 2020: October 14
2. International E-Waste Day observed on 14th October 2020
3. India ranks 58th in the List of Arton Capital’s Passport Index; New Zealand tops the Index
4. Sixth Session of India-Norway Joint Commission Meeting held virtually
 

5. IMF Projected India’s GDP to contract 10.3% from 4.5% in FY21
6. PM Modi Released Rs.100 Coin to Honour Rajmata Vijayaraje Sindhia
7. Joint Anti Terrorist Exercise ‘Suraksha Kavach’ held between Army and Maharashtra Police
8. Debt Crisis has increased in Developing Countries due to Pandemic : World Bank
 

9. AICTE Constituted a Committee Headed by M.S Ananth to Prepare the Professional Engineers Bill
10. Olympic Champion Constantina Dita Named Brand Ambassador for World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020
11. Odisha, IRFU sign agreement to sponsor Indian National Rugby Team for 3 years
12. Nihal Sarin emerges winner in Chess.com’s 2020 Junior Speed Online Championship
13. NASA to Launch Nano Satellite, ‘India Sat’ Developed by 3 Tamil Nadu Students into Sub-orbit

 

Obituary
1.Veteran Kannada Music Composer Rajan Passed Away at 85

2.Renowned Kuchipudi Dancer Padma Shri Shobha Naidu Passed Away at 64

 


LAST MONTHS G.K.

January 22 : 18, 18, 01

December 21 : 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 22, 21, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 08, 07, 06, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

November 21 : 20, 18, 18, 18, 17, 17, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 03, 02, 01

October 21 : 24, 23, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 08, 08, 07, 06, 04, 01

September 21 : 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 21 : 11, 10

July 21 : 10, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 05, 03, 02, 01

June 21 : 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 21 : 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 17, 17, 14, 13, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

April 21 : 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 05, 03, 02, 01

March 21 : 18, 17, 16, 15, 13, 12, 10, 10, 09, 08, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

February 21 : 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 15, 13, 12, 12, 11, 10, 08, 06, 03, 01

January 21 : 27, 25, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05

December 20 : 30, 29, 28, 24, 21, 18, 17, 15, 11, 07, 03, 01

November 20 : 24, 20, 19, 18, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02

October 20 : 31, 30, 29, 29, 27, 26, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 06, 03, 02, 01

September 20 : 30, 29, 29, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 20 : 31, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

July 20 : 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 14, 13, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

June 20 : 30, 27, 26, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 18, 17, 16, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 20 : 30, 29, 28, 26, 25, 23, 22, 22, 22, 22, 22, 16, 14, 13, 11, 09, 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 02, 01

April 20 : 30, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 07, 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

March 20 : 31, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 09, 07, 06, 05, 04, 04, 03, 02

February 20 : 29, 28, 28, 26, 25, 24, 21, 20, 19, 18, 11

January 20 : 13