1. BJP to form 1000 Farmer Producer Organisations for Bihar: PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the BJP has decided to form 1,000 Farmer Producer Organisations for farmers in Bihar and creation of a fund of Rs 1 lakh crores for agriculture infrastructure. Modi is scheduled to address four rallies in Bihar on Monday, which is the last day for campaigning for the second phase of state polls scheduled for November 3.
2. GST collections cross Rs 1 trillion in October: GST revenue of the central and state governments scaled Rs1.05 trillion in October, growing 10.25% from the revenue collected in the same month a year ago. This is the first time GST receipts have crossed the Rs1 trillion mark and reported double-digit growth rate this fiscal after the sharp decline in the initial months following the national lockdown.
3. J&K govt to annul land deals under Roshni Act: The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to annul all land dealings under the Roshni Act, three weeks after Jammu and Kashmir High Court declared it unconstitutional and unsustainable. The principal secretary, revenue, has been asked to retrieve all such land and remove encroachments within six months.
4. Pak’s Gilgit-Baltistan move bid to hide illegal occupation: MEA : Hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced provisional provincial status for Gilgit-Baltistan, India on Sunday said Pakistan’s move to name Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth province is meant to “camouflage its illegal occupation” of the area but it cannot “hide the grave human rights violations, exploitation and denial of freedom” to the people for over seven decades.
5. Early voting in US election tops 90 million: More than 90 million Americans have cast ballots in the US presidential election, according to a tally on Saturday from the US Elections Project at the University of Florida, setting the stage for the highest participation rate in over a century.
6. Chinese Communist Party aims complete military modernization by 2027: The just-concluded key conclave of the ruling Communist Party of China has finalised plans to build a fully modern military on par with the US by 2027, media reports said.
7. Congress’s Kerala chief slammed for sexist remarks: Mullapally Ramachandran, the president of the Congress’s Kerala unit, has been criticised for crude and sexist remarks made during a speech in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. In the speech, he accused the Left front government of relying on a woman with loose morals to deflect attention from corruption charges faced by it.
8. Classes 9, 10 in AP schools open from today: Students of Classes 9 and 10 in Andhra Pradesh can start attending school on alternate days from Monday, officials said. Class will have only 16 students, following social distance protocols. The academic year has been extended till April 30.
9. Karnataka govt mulls Kannada test to shore up jobs for locals: In a bid to provide home advantage to Kannadigas, the state government is looking at introducing a Kannada Language Skill Test (Kannada Bhasha Kaushalya Parikshe) for those aspiring for a job or for admission in educational institutions in the state.
10. Enrollment in K’taka govt schools at 14-year high: Enrollment of children at government schools for the academic year 2020-21 has seen its biggest increase in the last 14 years, according to the Karnataka department of primary and secondary education. The total number of children in government schools has reached 42.16 lakh as against 41.26 lakh last year.