14TH OCTOBER 2020
The Nobel Prize 2020 in Economic Sciences was awarded to Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.” India became the first country to be awarded Blue Flag certification for 8 beaches in a single attempt. ‘Tech for Tribals’ initiative was launched by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with Chhattisgarh MFP Federation & IIT Kanpur. Qatar has ranked first worldwide on the Digital Accessibility Rights Evaluation Index 2020 (DARE Index 2020) released by the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict). Kerala becomes the first state in India to have high-tech classrooms or high-tech labs in all government-run and aided schools. According to data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Reliance Jio has become the first mobile service provider in the country to cross the 40 crore customers’ mark. Rahul Srivastava has been appointed as the Indian Ambassador to Albania. Alphabet and Soft Bank successfully tested the world's first LTE internet connectivity from a solar-powered unmanned aircraft flying above 62,000 feet. Manoj Kumar Bharti has been appointed as the Indian Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia.