1. India have decided to transfer one of its kilo-class submarines named INS Sindhuvir to the Myanmar Navy.
  2. Scientists at Oxford University have developed a new testing method called to be as New Rapid Antigen Test to detect the COVID-19 virus.
  3. The Government has lifted all restrictions on export of alcohol-based hand sanitizers with an immediate effect.
  4. National Informatics Centre (NIC), IEEE Computer Society and Oracle will organise Gov Tech- Thon 2020 commencing from October 30, 2020 to November 1, 2020.
  5. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the “hath dhona, roke corona” campaign on October 1, 2020.
  6. The first Indian to win the Oscar award, Bhanu Athaiya passed away.
  7. Doctors successfully conducted India’s first ‘saviour sibling’ experiment.
  8. Kyrgyzstan President, Sooronbai Jeenbekov has resigned from his post, following 10 days of unrest caused by protesters who have demanded his removal from office.
  9. The unicameral parliament of Israel, the Knesset, approved the historic normalization deal or the peace deal called as the Abraham Accord with the United Arab Emirates.
  10. Chief Minister (CM) of Kerala , Pinarayi Vijayan , inaugurated the operations of the first phase of the International Institute of Advanced Virology at the Life Science Park at Thonakkal.
  11. The Centre has decided to borrow an estimated revenue shortfall of Rs. 1.1 lakh crore as loans to States to meet the Goods and Services Tax (GST) shortfall.
  12. The Supreme Court has said that crimes against women continued in a “never-ending cycle” in India.
  13. The government has notified the Director General of Shipping (DG Shipping) as National Authority for Recycling of Ships under section 3 of the Recycling of Ships Act, 2019 on October 15, 2020.
  14. The World Food Day is observed on October 16 every year.
  15. Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has approved the implementation of the Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States (STARS) project.