20TH OCTOBER 2020
National Solidarity Day was observed in India on 20th October to honour the Indian Armed Forces. India's first multi-modal logistic park is going to come up in Assam in Bongaigaon district. Nokia has announced to install of the first cellular network on Moon. Heeng (asafoetida) cultivation has started in India for the first time. Earlier there was no heeng production in India and all of it was imported from Afghanistan, Iran & Uzbekistan. Asan Conservation Reserve has become the first wetland in Uttarakhand to be included in the Ramsar sites list. The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has launched Ayushman Sahakar, a scheme to assist cooperatives in the creation of healthcare infrastructure in the country. Argentina has become the first country in the world to start the production of gene-edited drought-resistant wheat. Dr. Jajini Varghese, an Indian-origin plastic surgeon, and consultant based in the United Kingdom has been named ”Outstanding Young Person of the World 2020” by the Junior Chamber International in the medical innovation category. The 7th Meeting of Ministers of Justice of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation was hosted by the Indian Minister of Law and Justice Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad. World Statistics Day was observed on 20th October 2020 with the theme 'Connecting the world with data we can trust.' The first-ever Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) has been launched in Kochi. India has been ranked at 94 among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020. The World Bank has sanctioned a sum of Rs 3 crore for India’s first dune park in Goa. Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX), the country's leading commodity bourse, has 'METLDEX', India's first real-time base metal index. India has acquired the second rank in terms of the number of migrants going to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries and acquiring the citizenship of those countries; China retained its top spot.