October 2021


October 20, 2021

October 2021 is the 10th month of the year 2021.


September 12 to October 3: Futsal World Cup 2021. September 28 to October 3: 2021 European Table Tennis Championships. October 1: opening of the World Expo in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. October 2: parliamentary elections in Qatar. October 3: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Reveals Pandora Papers Financial Scandal; Kabul Id Gah Mosque bombing in Afghanistan. October 4: Fumio Kishida succeeds Yoshihide Suga as Prime Minister of Japan; the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their work on temperature and touch receptors. October 5: elections to the chamber of councilors in Morocco; Publication of the report of the Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church (CIASE); the Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi for their contributions to the understanding of complex physical systems. October 6: the Nobel Prize in chemistry is awarded to Benjamin List and David MacMillan for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis. October 7: the Nobel Prize for Literature goes to Abdulrazak Gurnah. Daesh's Central African Province is expanding its area of ​​activity to Uganda by detonating an improvised explosive device in a police building in Kampala. October 7 to 9: 28th France-Africa Summit in Montpellier. October 8: attack on the Kondoz mosque in Afghanistan; the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitri Muratov. October 8 and 9: parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic. October 10: legislative elections in Iraq. October 11: Alexander Schallenberg becomes Federal Chancellor of Austria after the resignation of Sebastian Kurz; the Nobel Prize in Economics goes to David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens. October 13: legislative elections in Saint Helena; in Norway, the Kongsberg attacks kill 5 people. October 14: Jonas Gahr Støre becomes Prime Minister of Norway. October 17: presidential election in Cape Verde. October 22: presidential election in Fiji. October 30 and 31: 2021 G20 summit in Rome, Italy. October 31: legislative elections in Japan. October: legislative elections in Somalia.

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