12 October Current Affairs Today News Headlines

12 October Current Affairs Today News Headlines

12 October Current Affairs Today News Headlines – 

  1. World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every
    year.
  2. Theme: “suicide prevention”
  3. Moody’s Investors Service slashed its 2019-20 GDP growth forecast for
    India to 5.8 percent from 6.2 per cent earlier.
  4. The projection is lower than 6.1 per cent that the Reserve Bank of India
    (RBI) had forecast just last week.
  5. Singapore will become the first country in the world to ban advertisements
    for the most unhealthy sugary drinks.
  6. The health ministry called the ban as its latest move to combat rising
    diabetes rates.
  7. Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal will attend the 9th Regional
    Comprehensive Economic Partnership, RCEP Intersessional
    Ministerial meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.
  8. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a
    proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the ten member states
    of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its six FTA
    partners.
  9. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan along with
    several State Health Minister launched Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan, SUMAN,
    initiative in New Delhi.
  10. The initiative aims at ensuring dignified, respectful and quality health care at no
    cost and zero tolerance for denial of services for every woman and newborn
    visiting the public health facility in order to end all preventable maternal and
    newborn deaths.
  11. The Children’s agency of the United Nations, known as UNICEF, has now
    become the first UN organization to hold and make transactions in
    cryptocurrency.
  12. The UN Children’s agency has established UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund,
    making UNICEF able to receive, hold and disburse donations via
    cryptocurrencies
  13. The Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) is organizing the 38th India
    Carpet Expo (15th in Varanasi) from 11th- 14th October 2019 in
    Sampurnanand Sanskrit University Ground in Varanasi.
  14.  Indian handmade carpet industry is number one in the international
    handmade carpet market both in terms of value and volume.
  15. The first-of-its-kind ‘Garbage Cafe’ commenced in Ambikapur city of
    Chhattisgarh.
  16.  In this unique Cafe’, poor people and rag pickers will get free food in
    exchange for one kilogram of plastic, while breakfast will be provided
    if half a kilogram of plastic is brought to the cafe.
  17. The Reserve Bank of India has given its final nod to the Kerala Government for the
    formation of the Kerala Bank.
  18. Kerala Bank would be formed amalgamating the 13 District Co-operative Banks
    (DCBs) with Kerala State Co-operative Bank.
  19. The 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature has been announced along with the 2018 Prize.
  20.  Austrian author Peter Handke has won the 2019 Prize while Polish writer Olga
    Tokarczuk has received the 2018 Prize.
  21. International Day of the Girl Child is an important observance
    held every year on October 11.
  22. Theme : GirlForce: Unscripted and unstoppable