Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 October 2020
India was placed in the serious hunger category at 94th position on the Global Hunger Index 2020 out of 107 countries.
India was placed in the serious hunger category at 94th position on the Global Hunger Index 2020 out of 107 countries. In the 2019 Index, India was ranked at 102nd position. This year, over 15 countries including China, Turkey, Belarus, Cuba, Ukraine, and Kuwait have shared the top rank on the Index that tracks hunger and malnutrition.
HCNG-based 50 buses will run on Delhi roads from October 20, 2020 onwards for a period of 6 months. The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has got its first HCNG production plant at the Rajghat-1 bus depot, New Delhi. Know what is Hydrogen-Enriched Compressed Natural Gas (HCNG) here and its benefits.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on October 18, 2020 successfully test-fired the supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos. During the test, the missile successfully hit the target with high accuracy in the Arabian Sea.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath on October 17, 2020 launched the 'Mission Shakti' programme to ensure safety of women. The Mission is aimed at reducing the crime against girls and women in the state. The programme will run for a period of 6 months, till April 2021.
PM Narendra Modi has been invited to attend the celebrations of 50 years of Independence of Bangladesh on March 26, 2021. The news was shared by Bangladesh's Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen. Bangladesh celebrates its Independence Day on March 26 every year to commemorate its independence from Pakistan in 1971.