1. As per the World Economic Outlook (WEO) report by IMF, India will slip below Bangladesh in terms of per capita GDP in 2020.
  2. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has announced that India has been re-elected as President of International Solar Alliance (ISA).
  3. Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated “Sujal”, ‘Drink from Tap Mission’ scheme, to provide round the clock supply of quality tap drinking water in all urban areas of the state.
  4. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (US-FDA) has approved the first Ebola Virus treatment drug named Inmazeb on October 1, 2020.
  5. India has contributed one million dollars to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees in Near East region.
  6. Russia has approved the second Covid-19 vaccine called the ‘EpiVacCorona’ after early-stage trials.
  7. The Intellectual Property India annual report was released by the Government of India.
  8. The Ministry of MSME has launched the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) tools in order to provide effective assistance and solutions to the issues of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
  9. he Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan has launched the second phase of “Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojana” on October 14, 2020.
  10. The World Students Day is observed every year on the occasion of  birth anniversary of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on October 15.
  11. The Union Cabinet approved the World Bank-supported Strengthening Teaching- Learning and Results for States (STARS) project under the New Education Policy (NEP).
  12. The 2020 State of Climate Services report was released on the occasion of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on October 13, 2020 by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
  13. Microsoft and All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) have partnered to empower students and educators in new-age technologies.
  14. Renowned Kuchipudi dancer, Shobha Naidu passed away.
  15. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the second phase of “Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojna” for the underprivileged Thalassemic patients.