1. The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 to the World Food Programme (WFP).
  2. India has successfully test-fired the Rudram – an Anti-Radiation Missile on October 9, 020.
  3. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced that it would soon launch a dynamic, impact-based cyclone warning system.
  4. The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced that it will hold its Annual Meeting in Lucerne-Burgenstock, Switzerland from May 18 to 21, 2021.
  5. King of Jordan, Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein has appointed Bishr al-Khasawneh, policy advisor to the king, as new Prime Minister of the country.
  6. Mario José Molina, the only Mexican scientist to receive the Nobel Prize, passed away.
  7. World Post Day is observed on 9th October every year.
  8. Meghalaya government has partnered with Israel to establish a one of a kind Centre of Excellence(CoE) on high-value vegetables in the state to improve the livelihoods of farmers.
  9. Amazon India has partnered with IRCTC to provide its customers with the facility to book reserved train tickets on Amazon.
  10. Britain’s Prince William has launched a new 50-million pound Earthshot Prize, aimed at funding the most innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
  11. The World Bank projected India’s GDP to contract by 9.6% this FY-21.
  12. Nilesh Shah has been re-elected as the Chairman of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI).
  13. The Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) has transferred its High Flow Rate Fluoride & Iron Removal technology to Capricans Aqua Private Limited, West Bengal.
  14. The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020 has been introduced in the Lok Sabha.
  15. The Mumbai Police has claimed about a scam about the manipulation of TRPs (Target Rating Points) by some TV channels by rigging the devices used by the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India.