Current affairs : 20-10-2019 in English

Important Day

  • Theme for 2019 World Mental Health Day (10 October) -Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention.
  • World day against the Death penalty - 10 October.


  • Defence ministry has approved a proposal for admission of girl children in Sainik schools w.e.f. academic session - 2021-22.
  • New Director-General of the National Security Guard (NSG) till 30 September 2020 - Anup Kumar Singh.


  • Bank which announced its partnership with Home Credit India (HCIN) - Karur Vysya Bank.


  • This food delivery service distributor tie up with BioD Energy for cooking oil-to-biodiesel project to collect used cooking oil from hotels – Zomato.


  • Host country for the 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022 - India.
  • Country which approved a new tax on digital companies to pay a 3% levy on internet transactions – Italy.
  • Country which released on 19 October a postage stamp to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi - Monaco.


  • Supreme Court of India has approved this government's plan for 37 percent hike in minimum wages for workers - Delhi.
  • The India International Science Festival (IISF)-2019 will be held on 5 November 2019 at - Kolkata.
  • On 18 October, the 11th Nuclear Energy Conclave inaugurated in – New Delhi.
  • The 'Industry Academia Conclave' to be held on November 5th and 6th in - Kolkata.
  • Winner of the ‘Best Learning & Development Team of the Year 2019’ award - Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.
  • On 16 October, the Learning & Development World Summit 2019 held in - Bengaluru.
  • This university announced MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance - Aligarh Muslim University.

Persons in News

  • Indian architect who won ‘Award Of Distinction’ at the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation - Brinda Somaya.
  • Indian actress who bagged Youth Icon award at Imperial College in London - Vidya Balan.


  • Person who received his sixth Golden Shoe - Leo Messi (Barcelona captain).

General Knowledge

  • International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) – Founded: 1923 (07 September); Headquarters: Lyon, France
  • World Federation for Mental Health was founded in – 1948.
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – Established in: 1946; Headquarters: Paris, France.
  • Italy - Capital: Rome; Currency: Euro.
  • Monaco - Capital: Monaco; Currency: Euro.

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