13TH OCTOBER 2020
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing the CRISPR method through which the genetic code can be rewritten. 11th October was observed as International Day of the Girl Child Co-founder of OnePlus, Carl Pei has left the company to start his new venture. Harish Kotecha has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth for meeting the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness. Arunachal Pradesh is soon coming up with its greenfield airport at Hollongi. The 7th Meeting of Ministers of Justice of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Member States will be hosted by Ravi Shankar Prasad on 16th October 2020. Argentina has become the first country in the world to approve the use of drought-resistant genetically modified wheat (GMO wheat). International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was observed on 13th October.