1    India has been ranked at 94 among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020.
2    Goa has become the first 'Har Ghar Jal' State in the country as it successfully provided 100% Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) in the rural areas covering 2.30 lakh rural households.
3    The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has published the report “Bending the Curve: The Restorative Power of Planet-Based Diets “with a detailed analysis of food consumption patterns in 147 countries. 
4    According to a recent research paper, human emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) have increased by 30% between 1980 and 2016.
5    World Food Day is celebrated to commemorate the establishment of the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on 16th October 1945.
6    Thailand’s government banned gatherings of more than five people in the face of three months of escalating demonstrations that have targeted the King as well as the Prime Minister.
7    A new organisation (All India Bodo People’s National League for Bodoland Statehood) has announced the revival of the Bodoland statehood movement ahead of the elections to the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).
8    The Centre has announced new guidelines for digital news platforms.
9    Romania’s 2008 Olympic champion, Constantina Dita has been named an ambassador for the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020. .
10    Uttar Pradesh government  launched a  6-month long women empowerment programme ‘Mission Shakti’ on October 17, 2020.
11    National Security Guard (NSG) Raising Day is celebrated on 16th October.
12    The Ministry of Culture has issued guidelines for holding cultural events/activities in virtual/online mode under various scheme components of Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana (KSVY).
13    Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has announced that the government is coming up with a movement called ”My Town My Pride” from October 19 to provide governance at the doorsteps in urban areas on the pattern of the ”Back to Village” programme.
14    The “Nightingale of Gujarat”, Kaumudi Munshi passed away due to COVID-19.
15    Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has virtually launched the campaign ‘KAPILA’, which stands for Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness campaign.