12TH OCTOBER 2020
October 11 was observed as International Day of the Girl Child. The theme for 2020 was ‘My voice, our equal future’. Iga Swiatek from Poland wins the single women’s title at French Open 2020; Rafael Nadal became the winner of men’s singles. The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations World Food Programme for its effort to combat hunger and improve conditions for peace. Goa becomes the first state in India to provide 100 percent tap water connections to rural areas under the Jal Jeevan Mission. Eight Indian beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag certification. As per the report by Oxfam, India & Afghanistan have the fourth lowest health budget in the world; Nigeria and Bahrain hold the lowest and second-lowest positions respectively. INS Sahyadri and INS Kora were awarded the Best Ship trophies at the Fleet Award Function 2020.