🔘 Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan launched Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan, SUMAN, initiative in New Delhi. The initiative was launched during the 13th Conference of Central Council of Health and Family Welfare.
🔘 “DHRUV” a Pradhan Mantri Innovation Learning Programme has commenced from Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in Bengaluru and will conclude at IIT, Delhi.
🔘 Russia has honoured NASA astronaut Nick Hague with one of its highest honours, “The Order of Courage“.
🔘 The United Nations (Office for Outer Space Affairs) observes 4-10 October every year as World Space Week. It is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The theme for 2019 is: The Moon: Gateway to the Stars.
🔘 Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace prize for his efforts to secure a peace deal between Ethiopia and its neighbour Eritrea and put an end to the over 20-year-old border conflict.
🔘 World Health Organization observes World Mental Health Day on 10th of October every year.
🔘 The Government e-Marketplace (GeM) signed a MoU with the Union Bank of India (UBI) to offer financial services to the registered users such as funds transfer, advice on Performance Bank Guarantees and Earnest Money Deposit (EMD).
🔘 The Central government has increased the Dearness Allowance (DA) of Central government employees and pensioners. The government has hiked DA by 5%, which means the dearness allowance has been increased from 12% to 17%.
🔘 Jal Shakti Minister has launched an initiative ‘Ganga Amantran’. The initiative has been launched to connect with the stakeholders of the river. It is a pioneering exploratory open-water rafting and kayaking expedition on the Ganga river. The expedition will start at Devaprayag and culminate at Ganga Sagar covering the entire stretch of over 2500 kms of the River.
🔘 Anita Pai has been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Yes Bank. Jasneet Bachal was appointed as the CMO of the bank.
🔘 Union Human Resource Development Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on October 11, 2019 inaugurated 5 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) and laid the foundation stone of 9 new JNVs.
🔘 Vishnu Nandan, polar researcher from Kerala will join largest ever Arctic expedition “MOSAiC Expedition“. He will be the only Indian aboard among the 300 researchers for multidisciplinary drifting observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate expedition.
🔘 The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) became the first UN agency to carry out transactions in cryptocurrency through its newly-launched UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund.
🔘 Lakshmi Vilas Bank Limited was founded in 1926. The headquarters of Lakshmi Vilas Bank is in Chennai.
🔘 Virat Kohli created a new record on October 11, 2019 by becoming the first Indian captain to score 40 hundreds. He achieved the feat after he scored his 26th test century during India’s second test against South Africa in Pune.