? Noted Odia poet Nityananda Nayak has been selected for the prestigious Sarala Puraskar for his contribution to literature, the organisers said on Wednesday. The award, constituted by IMFA”S wing IMPaCT, consists of a citation and a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh. Nayak will be conferred with the foremost literary honour in the state for work of poetry ”Setebelaku Nathiba” which was published in 2017.
? Amazon India has partnered with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to provide their customers with the facility to book reserved train tickets on Amazon. Customers will get a 10% cashback of up to INR 100 (USD 1.36) on their first train ticket booking and Prime members can avail 12% cashback up to INR 120 (USD 1.64) for these bookings.
? World Post Day is observed every year on 9th October in remembrance of the establishment of Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland while the National Postal Day of India is celebrated on 10th October every year to commemorate the role played by the Indian postal department.
? In Himachal Pradesh, Captain Sanjay Chauhan Dwar was inaugurated at Solan City.
? More than 150 million people may fall into extreme poverty throughout the world by 2021 as a result of the economic contraction caused by the Novel Corona virus pandemic, the World Bank said in a report.
? Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot inaugurated the virtual “International conference on Mental Health: Looking Beyond COVID 19” through video conferencing.
? The 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to the American poet Louise Glück “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”