India has become the first nation to get Blue Flag certification for 8 beaches in the very first attempt.
India has become the first nation to be awarded Blue Flag certification for all the 8 recommended beaches in a single attempt. India is also the first nation in the “Asia-Pacific” region that has achieved this feat in just about 2 years.
- Nobel Prize 2020 in Economic Sciences has been awarded to Paul R Milgrom and Robert B Wilson for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.
- Bangladesh Cabinet on October 12, 2020 approved a draft law to include the death penalty as the highest punishment for rape. The law amends the Prevention of Women and Children Repression Act-2000.
October 11th 2020 is celebrated as The International Girl Child Day to empower women
The International Girl Child Day was celebrated on October 11, 2020. The day is observed every year to empower women, especially in areas where they have been neglected.
IIT Madras has developed an antimicrobial food wrapping material
The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, has developed an antimicrobial food wrapping material. The material is biodegradable and can prevent the contamination of packaged food by bacteria during storage.
Eight Indian beaches have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag certification
Eight Indian beaches have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag certification. The beaches include Shivrajpur (Gujarat), Ghoghla (Diu), Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka), Kappad (Kerala), Rushikonda (AP), Golden Beach (Odisha) and Radhanagar (Andaman & Nicobar Islands).
Rafael Nadal equals Roger Federer’s all-time record of winning 20 Grand Slams titles after winning French Open
Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to win the men’s single title of the 13th French Open. With this victory on October 11, 2020, Nadal is now equal to Roger Federer’s all-time record of winning 20 Grand Slams titles.
Delhi Government has decided to exempt road tax on the battery-operated vehicles
The Delhi Transport Minister, Kailash Gahlot has informed that the Delhi Government has decided to exempt road tax on the battery-operated vehicles under its new Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy.