9TH OCTOBER 2020
Saurav Kittu became the first transgender to climb the 6000m high Virgin Peak in Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh. Bimbadhar Pradhan has been appointed as the Secretary-General of NHRC. Amazon India has partnered with IRCTC to provide a one-stop-shop for booking flights, buses, and train tickets on Amazon Pay. Goa CM Pramod Sawant launched ‘Dishtavo”, an online channel for holistic teaching and orientation for higher education. American poet Louise Gluck wins Nobel Prize for Literature. As per the World Bank, the GDP of India is expected to contract by 9.6% in 2020-21. BRICS Bank has approved loans of $500 million and $214 million to India for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) and Mumbai Metro Rail II projects respectively. Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan passed away. Pradeep Kumar Sawant has been appointed as the Indian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Netherlands. Delhi govt. has partnered with Hindustan times to train 12,000 students from its schools in coding. Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot inaugurated the International Conference ‘Mental Health: Looking Beyond COVID 19’.