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Important Days

World Habitat Day 2020: 5 October

The United Nations designated the first Monday of October as World Habitat Day. In 2020, the World Habitat Day is being celebrated on 5th October. The day is commemorated every year worldwide to throw light on the condition of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter.

The day is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns. The theme for 2020 World Habitat Day is “Housing For All — A Better Urban Future” as a proper place to live has become important more than ever.

Wildlife Week is celebrated from 2nd to 8th October

Wildlife Week is annually celebrated across India between 2nd to 8th October with an aim to protect and preserve the flora and fauna of India. The first Wildlife Week was observed in 1957.

The Wildlife Week 2020 is celebrated from 2nd October to 8th October 2020. Wildlife Week 2020 marks the 66th Wildlife Week which is celebrated under the theme RoaR (Roar and Revive) – Exploring Human-Animal Relationships.

Useful notes for all competitive exams: 

  • Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change: Prakash Keshav Javadekar.

National Headlines

CM Arvind Kejriwal launched “Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh” campaign

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has announced the launch of the anti-pollution campaign ‘Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh’ to reduce the pollution level in Delhi.

An anti-dust campaign is being initiated by the Delhi government to settle the dust. As part of the campaign, a technology developed by Pusa Agriculture Institute would be used to curb the menace of stubble burning.

The government will launch a photo-based app ‘Green Delhi’ for complaints related to pollution. This App will be launched for citizens before the end of this month.

Useful notes for all competitive exams: 

  • Lieutenant Governor of Delhi: Anil Baijal.

Puducherry airport becomes AAI’s first 100% solar-powered airport

The Puducherry airport has become the first airport of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) which is entirely solar-powered. The 500KWp ground-mounted solar power plant was commissioned on 2nd October 2020.

The approx cost of the plant is Rs 2.8 crore. With becoming absolutely power-neutral, the Puducherry airport will be able to meet its entire power requirement through the solar power plant.

Useful notes for all competitive exams: 

  • Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry (UT): Dr Kiran Bedi.
  • Chief Minister of Puducherry: V. Narayanasamy.

International Headlines

China to send first-ever ‘asteroid mining robot’ into space

An IEEE Spectrum report, the Beijing-based company is set to send the world’s first mining robot named ‘asteroid mining robot’ into space by November 2020 to identify and extract resources.

The mining robot will be launched into space by a Chinese Long March series rocket. The 30-gram spacecraft, NEO-1, is likely to be launched as a secondary payload on a Chinese Long March rocket.

This company also has another mission, Yuanwang-1 (‘Look up-1’), nicknamed ‘Little Hubble’, which is to be launched by late 2021 or early 2022.

Useful notes for all competitive exams: 

  • China Capital: Beijing.
  • China Currency: Renminbi.
  • China President: Xi Jinping.

Defence News

DRDO successfully flight tests “Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo”

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested the “Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo” (SMART) from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha.

All the mission objectives including missile flight up to the range and altitude, separation of the nose cone, the release of Torpedo and deployment of Velocity Reduction Mechanism (VRM) have been met perfectly.

SMART is a missile assisted release of lightweight Anti-Submarine Torpedo System for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations for far beyond torpedo range. The technologies required for SMART have been developed by a number of DRDO laboratories, including DRDL, RCI Hyderabad, ADRDE Agra, NSTL Visakhapatnam.

Useful notes for all competitive exams: 

  • DRDO Chairman: Dr G. Satheesh Reddy.
  • DRDO Headquarters: New Delhi.

Awards News

Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 announced

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 was divided, one half awarded to Roger Penrose for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity.

The other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy. The Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden.

IACC presents lifetime achievement award to Ratan Tata

The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) has presented the lifetime achievement award to business icon Ratan Tata for his pioneering role in the Business Relations of India-USA and for his lifetime achievement in Global Leadership.

This award was announced in the virtual event of IACC “COVID Crusader Award-2020”. This is the 1st time IACC conferred the Lifetime Achievement award to any individual.

Useful notes for all competitive exams: 

  • IACC- India National President: Purnachandra Rao Surapaneni.
  • IACC Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Agreements

MoHUA signs MoU with Swiggy to take street food vendors online

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has entered into an MoU with “Swiggy”, one of the leading food delivery platforms, to onboard street food vendors on its e-commerce platform.

The MoU aims at giving the street food vendors online access to thousands of consumers and help them grow their businesses. The arrangement has been facilitated under the Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNibhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme.

Useful notes for all competitive exams: 

  • Minister of State (IC) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs: Hardeep Singh Puri.
  • Swiggy CEO: Vishal Bhatia.
  • Swiggy Founded: 2014.
  • Swiggy Headquarters: Bangalore, India.

Obituary

Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav passes away

Three-time member of Legislative Council and veteran Samajwadi Party leader from Auraiya, Mulayam Singh Yadav passed away. He had been the block chief of Auraiya’s block, Bhagya Nagar for more than a decade.

From 1973 to 1988, he was block chief of Bhagya Nagar and was then elected to the member of the Legislative Council for the first time in 1990. He continued to be a member of the Legislative Council from the local body constituency till 2010.


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