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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Iqbal Singh Chahal First Indian Bureaucrat to be Honoured with IACC “Covid Crusader Award-2020”

He received the award under the Indian Bureaucrats Category for his contribution towards controlling the spread of COVID-19 in Mumbai, Maharashtra and his efforts to “flatten the curve” in Mumbai including Dharavi, Asia’s biggest slum. 

IACC Conferred Lifetime Achievement Award to Ratan N. Tata 

The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) conferred IACC Lifetime and Global Excellence Awards to Ratan N. Tata for his pioneering role in the Business Relations of India-USA(United States of America) and for his lifetime achievement in Global Leadership. It is to be noted that this is the 1st time IACC conferred the Lifetime Achievement award to any individual.

Harvey J. Alter, Charles M. Rice & Michael Houghton won 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the Hepatitis C virus

 The Head of the Nobel Committee, Thomas Perlmann announced the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 jointly to 2 Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and one British-born scientist Michael Houghton for discovering the Hepatitis C virus, a major global health problem that causes cirrhosis and liver cancer at the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Famous Chilli of Sikkim “Dalle Khursani” Earns GI Tag

About Geographical Indication (GI):
GI is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. It is a part of intellectual property rights that come under the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. 

Puducherry Airport Becomes AAI’s first 100% Solar-Powered Airport at a Cost of Rs 2.8cr

 “absolutely power-neutral” airport with the commissioning of 500KWp ground-mounted solar power plant at a cost of Rs 2.8 crore.

About Airports Authority of India’s (AAI):
It is a Miniratna – Category -1 Public Sector Enterprise (PSE)
Chairman– Arvind Singh
Headquarter– New Delhi

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Madhabi Puri Buch, 1st women Whole-Time Member of SEBI gets a Year Extension

About Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI):
Chairman– Ajay Tyagi
Headquarters –  Mumbai, Maharashtra

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

India Successfully Test-Fired New Version of Nuclear-Capable surface-to-surface Missile, “Shaurya”

About Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO):
Chairman – G Satheesh Reddy
Headquarters– New Delhi

DRDO Successfully Flight Tested Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART)

SMART will be used for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations beyond torpedo range. 

About Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO):
Chairman – G Satheesh Reddy
Headquarters– New Delhi

OBITUARY

Haji Hussain Ansari, Minister of Jharkhand Passed Away at 73

Haji Hussain AnsariMinister of Minority Welfare of Jharkhand passed away at the age of 73 at Medanta hospital in Ranchi, Jharkhand due to cardiac arrest after recovering from COVID-19.

Pradeep Maharathy, Veteran MLA of BJD and Former Minister Passed Away at 65


BOOKS & AUTHORS

Jitendra Singh Released a Coffee Table Book on “Discovering the Heritage of Assam”;  Authored by Kumar Padampani Bora 

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Animal Day 2020 – October 4



World Space Week Celebrated from October 4-10, 2020

The WSW 2020 is being celebrated on the theme of “Satellites Improve Life” and in WSW 2021 theme will be “Women in Space”.

Wildlife Week 2020 – 2st to 8th October

Wildlife Week 2020 marks the 66th Wildlife Week which is celebrated under the theme “RoaR (Roar and Revive) – Exploring Human-Animal Relationships”.

World Habitat Day observed on 5th October, 2020

The United Nations World Habitat Day was observed on 5th October. It is celebrated annually on First Monday of October. The World Habitat Day is observed to reflect on the state of human settlements and to emphasize the basic right of adequate shelter to all. 

The Theme of World Habitat Day 2020 is “Housing for All – A Better Urban Future”. 

STATE NEWS

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Launched  “Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh”, Mega Anti Pollution Campaign 

Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister(CM)  launched a mega anti pollution campaign“Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh” to reduce pollution levels in Delhi.