1. The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2020 is awarded to the American poet Louise Glück “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”.
  2. The World Bank in its biennial Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report mentions that Covid-19 can add around 7-40 million new poor in Sub-Saharan Africa and around 49-57 million in South Asia region.
  3. The Government of India (GoI) has appointed M. Rajeshwar Rao as the new Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
  4. Russia has test-fired the Hypersonic Cruise missile called TSIRKON (Zircon) successfully in the white Sea.
  5. The Union Cabinet has approved the ratification of seven chemicals listed under Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).
  6. Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani launched the first ever Brand and Logo for Indian Cotton on Second World Cotton Day on October 7, 2020.
  7. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a campaign called Jan Andolan for COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour on October 8, 2020.
  8. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister inaugurated a new cryogenic oxygen plant that has been commissioned by INOX Air Products (INOX AP). This is  the biggest plant in the state and will help to supply oxygens in hospitals.
  9. India’s first advanced manufacturing hub (AMHUB) to be set up in Tamil Nadu.
  10. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is celebrating its 88th anniversary on October 8, 2020.
  11. The RBI has said to the industry body for venture capital and private equity funds that finance companies can not be set up with foreign direct investment (FDI) from Mauritius.
  12. The Government of India has approved a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) in the field of cyber-security between India and Japan.
  13. The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the right to peaceful protest against the law but also cleared that public ways and public spaces cannot be occupied and that too indefinitely.
  14. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the Policy framework on reforms in the exploration and licensing sector for enhancing domestic exploration and production of oil and gas.
  15. The Kuwaiti government, headed by Prime Minister(PM) Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah submitted its resignation to Emir Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah in anticipation of the upcoming general elections that are due to be held in November 2020.