21ST OCTOBER 2020
MS Dhoni has become the first player in the history of Indian Premier League to have played 200 matches. Maharashtra has become the first state in India to cap prices of masks. An Atma Nirvhar Bharat Training Centre has been established in Madhya Pradesh. India successfully test-fired the Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile off the coast in Odisha. It has been developed by the DRDO for the Indian Air Force. The India Vietnam Business Forum was held virtually. The Law Ministry has increased the ceiling on poll expenditure for Assembly and Lok Sabha elections by 10%. The new limit is Rs. 77 lakh. Union Minister Jitendra Singh inaugurated the Katra Festival in Jammu. Police Commemoration Day was observed on 21st October 2020. The trial run of Hydrogen-blended CNG powered city busses was inaugurated in Delhi by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Microsoft Corp is partnering with SpaceX and others. SpaceX will provide high-speed satellite-powered internet connectivity on Azure. Sweden has banned the use of telecom equipment from China's Huawei and ZTE in its 5G network on security grounds. Jammu & Kashmir administration has launched 'My Town My Pride' programme in Udhampur to deliver services to the urban population at their doorstep. The USA topped the Asia Power Index 2020 with India holding the 4th position. Sauda Arabia became the first country in the Arab region to issue scientific papers on the coronavirus. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has set up a panel to explore the possibility of a basic standard product structure to provide insurance cover for individuals and establishments to manage their cyber risks. It will be headed by P Umesh.