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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses International Webinar on Textile TraditionsPM addresses International Webinar ''Weaving Relations Textile Traditions''

On October 3, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the first of its kind International Webinar on Textile Traditions organized by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Uttar Pradesh Institute of Design (UPID).  The theme of the International Webinar was “Weaving Relations: Textile Traditions”. The webinar was held to commemorate the 151st Birth Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Webinar was organized for exchange of ideas and sharing of best practices among weaves from different countries and also to enable creation of new avenues for collaboration.
About Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR):
President – Vinay Sahasrabuddhe
Headquarters – New Delhi
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Famous Chilli of Sikkim “Dalle Khursani” Earns GI TagFamous chilli of Sikkim “Dalle Khursani” earns GI tag

On the basis of an application filed by the North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC) on behalf of Sikkim, the red cherry pepper chilli of Sikkim, “Dalle Khursani” earned the geographical indication (GI) tag from the Union Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). 

  • It is considered as one of the hottest chilli in the world with medicinal values. 
  • Grown in Sikkim and regions of Darjeeling, Dalle Khursani belongs to the Capsicum family and is known to be amongst the most extreme in terms of heat. 
  • It’s price can go up to Rs 400 per kilogram. 

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 2.8crPuducherry airport becomes AAI’s first 100% solar-powered airport

i.AAI achieved a major feat on October 2, 2020, by converting the Union Territory of Puducherry’s airport into its first entirely solar-powered airport in the country i.e. “absolutely power-neutral” airport with the commissioning of 500KWp ground-mounted solar power plant at a cost of Rs 2.8 crore.
ii.The Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) has set a target of transforming the of southern regional airports into renewable energy i.e. the “power neutral region” by 2025 energy by installing its first solar power plant of 750-KWp (kilowatts peak) capacity at Kozhikode Calicut International Airport (CCJ), Kerala in 2016. The focus is to reduce carbon footprints and power bills.
iii.It was inaugurated by Lok Sabha member V Vaithilingam in the presence of Rajya Sabha member N Gokulakrishnan, AAI regional govt director R Madhavan, and Puducherry airport director Vijay Upadhyayamong others.
About Airports Authority of India’s (AAI):
It is a Miniratna – Category -1 Public Sector Enterprise (PSE)
Chairman– Arvind Singh
Headquarter– New Delhi
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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Iqbal Singh Chahal First Indian Bureaucrat to be Honoured with IACC “Covid Crusader Award-2020”Mumbai Municipal Comm I.S

On 25th September 2020, Iqbal Singh Chahal (I.S. Chahal), Municipal Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai(MCGM), Maharashtra was honoured with “Covid Crusader Award-2020”, instituted by Indo-American Chamber of Commerce(IACC), apex bi-lateral Chamber a collaboration of India-US Economic Engagement and the US Consulate in Mumbai.He became the first Indian Bureaucrat to be recognised with this global recognition.Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Governor of Maharashtra presented the award over a virtual ceremony.

  • 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. 

About Iqbal Singh Chahal:
i.I.S.Chahal, is the 1989 batch Indian Administrative Service officer from Maharashtra cadre with more than 30years of experience with both the Central government and the Government of Maharashtra.
ii.He served as the Principal Secretary in the Urban Development Department, Maharashtra.

IACC Conferred Lifetime Achievement Award to Ratan N. Tata IACC presents lifetime achievement award to Ratan Tata

On October 2, 2020 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.

  • This award was announced in virtual event of IACC “Covid Crusader Award-2020”

Key Info
i.He is believed to be the 1st Indian to recognise and to tap the potential of the US market.
ii.In 3 decades, under his leadership the TATA group had transformed into the largest Indian employer in the USA.
iii.He is an influential industrialist, philanthropist and humanitarian up to day and has raised the revenue of India’s largest conglomerate ‘The Tata Group’ to nearly USD 100 billion by 2011-12.
iv.TATA group is in multiple industries globally namely, heavy steel (TATA Steel), automobiles (TATA Motors), ITES (TATA Consultancy Services), among others.
Note– He is the recipient of Padma Vibhushan (2008) and Padma Bhushan (2000).
About Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC)- India:
National President– Purnachandra Rao Surapaneni
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

Harvey J. Alter, Charles M. Rice & Michael Houghton won 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the Hepatitis C virusNobel-Prize-2020-for-medicine-awarded-to-3-scientists-for-Hepatitis-C-virus-discovery

i.On October 5, 2020 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.
ii.The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are over 70 million cases of hepatitis, the chronic disease around the world and is responsible for 4 lakh deaths annually. 
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APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Madhabi Puri Buch, 1st women Whole-Time Member of SEBI gets a Year ExtensionSEBI Whole-Time Member Madhabi Buch gets 1-year extension in tenure

On October 3, 2020 The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the term extension of appointment of Madhabi Puri Buch, Whole-Time Member (WTM), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for one year effective from October 4, 2020 or until further orders, whichever is earlier. She is the 1st & only woman WTM and also the 1st from the private sector to be appointed a SEBI Board member.

  • This is the 2nd extension of Madhabi Puri Buch’s tenure, following a 6 month extension in April 2020, after her three-year tenure ended in March, 2020.

About Madhabi Puri Buch
Prior to the position as WTM of SEBI, she served as the Consultant to the New Development Bank(NDB) in Shanghai, China.
She served as the Head of   the Singapore office of Greater Pacific Capital,  Private Equity Firm.
She had served as the Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) at ICICI Securities Limited and also as an Executive Director, on the Board of ICICI bank.
Key Info
It is to be noted that the ACC granted a 18-month extension (till February 2022) to Ajay Tyagi, Chairman of SEBI in August, 2020.
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”India successfully test-fires new version of nuclear-capable Shaurya Missile

i.On October 3, 2020, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired a new version of indigenously developed canister launched hypersonic nuclear-capable Shaurya missile from the Abdul Kalam Island test range off Dhamra, Odisha to a target in Bay of Bengal.  
ii.Shaurya, a surface-to-surface medium range missile is a land version of Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) K-15 (B-05) and can be used by both the Navy and the Army.
About Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO):
Chairman – G Satheesh Reddy
Headquarters– New Delhi
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DRDO Successfully Flight Tested Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART)DRDO-successfully-flight-tested-the-Supersonic-Missile-Assisted-Release-of-Torpedo

i.After the successful testing of a new version of indigenously developed canister launched hypersonic nuclear-capable Shaurya missile, on October 5, 2020, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the Supersonic Missile assisted release of Torpedo (SMART) from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha.
ii.All mission objectives, including missile flight upto the range and altitude, separation of the nose cone, the release of Torpedo and deployment of Velocity Reduction Mechanism (VRM), were met perfectly.
iii.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
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ENVIRONMENT

Scientists Discovered New Family of Bony Fish “Aenigmachannidae” in Western Ghats, KeralaScientists discover new family of bony fish named Aenigmachannidae in western ghats

The team of Scientists from Germany,United Kingdom(UK), Switzerland and India discovered a new family of bony fish in the Western Ghats in Kerala. The new family is named Aenigmachannidae.
Ralf Britz from Senckenberg Museum, Germany was the lead author of the report published in ‘Scientific Report’, an open access mega journal of the Nature Publishing Group.
Research team:
The team consist of scientists from Senckenberg Natural History Collections in Dresden (Germany), the Natural History Museum in London (UK), Natural History Museum in Berne (Switzerland), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) – Pune, Maharashtra (India), Nirmalagiri College in Kannur (India) and the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies in Cochin, Kerala (India).
About Aenigmachannidae:
Many species of this family are blind, pigment less, and have morphological characters which are not seen in the surface water species.
About the Study:
The scientist conducted a detailed study on the skeleton and genetic assembly on the Aenigmachanna gollum, which recognised that the species of Aenigmachanna gollum and Aenigmachanna mahabali represents a new family that is different from the Channidae.
Note:
i.Around 10 enigmatic species of subterranean fish are known from Kerala.
ii.The subterranean ecosystem of Kerala houses the Earth’s most unusual species like Horaglanis krishnaii, Kryptoglanis shajii, Aenigmachanna gollum and Monopterus digressus.

OBITUARY

Haji Hussain Ansari, Minister of Jharkhand Passed Away at 73Jharkhand Minister Haji Hussain Ansari passes away

On October 3, 2020 Haji Hussain Ansari, Minister 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. He was the senior leader of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) party. He was also the sitting chairman of Haj committee. He is the first and only Muslim to become minister of Jharkhand. He was born in 1947 at Pipra village in Deoghar district, Jharkhand.
About Haji Hussain Ansari
i.Haji Hussain Ansari started his political career in 1980s with congress and later joined JMM. 
ii.He is a 4 time( 1995, 2000, 2009 &2019)Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from the Madhupur assembly constituency, segment in Deoghar as a JMM candidate.
In 2004, he was elected as leader of the opposition.
iii.He served as chairman of the Hajj committee of Jharkhand during 2010.
iv.He was named as the Minister for Minority Welfare in October 2010. He was appointed as the Minister of Minority Welfare and Registration department  in January 2010.

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

On 4th October 2020, the Veteran Biju Janata Dal(BJD) Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) and former Odisha minister, Pradeep Maharathy (also known as Natu Bhai) passed away at the age of 65 at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, Odisha after tested positive for COVID-19. He was born in 1955 in Puri, Odisha.
About Pradeep Maharathy:
i.Pradeep Maharathy joined BJD in 2000.
ii.For 7 consecutive times he was elected to the state assembly from the Pipili constituency from 1985 to 2019.
iii.He served as the Minister of Agriculture from 2011 to 2012 and 2014 to 2017.
iv.He also held the portfolios like Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Fisheries and Animal Resources Development from 2017 to 2019.

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Jitendra Singh Released a Coffee Table Book on “Discovering the Heritage of Assam”;  Authored by Kumar Padampani Bora Dr Jitendra Singh releasing Coffee Table Book titled ' Discovering the Heritage of Assam', with foreword by Amitabh Bachchan and published by Penguin

On October 4, 2020 Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State(MoS) (Independent Charge-I/C) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO(Prime Minister’s Office), Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space released a Coffee Table Book on “Discovering the Heritage of Assam”. It was authored by Kumar Padmapani Bora with foreword by Amitabh Bachchan. It is published by Penguin Enterprise. 
Essence of the Book
i.The book is a collection of  heritage, faith, beliefs and traditions of  various ethnic tribes and subtribes living in the largest State- Assam of the North Eastern Region.
ii.It is divided into 5 chapters. It will serve as the cultural and heritage ambassador of the North East for the rest of the world.
iii.The magnificence and glory of the undiscovered attributes of Assam can be understood through this book.
About Kumar Padmapani Bora
i.He is a 2009 batch Indian Revenue Service(IRS) officer.
ii.He is serving as the Deputy Secretary in the Union Ministry of Textiles.
iii.His 1st book was ‘North-East India in India-Asean Relations : A Strategic and Developmental Perspective’.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Animal Day 2020 – October 4World Animal Day - October 4 2020

World Animal Day is annually observed on the 4th October to enhance the status of animals to improve the welfare standards of animals around the world and celebrate the relationship of animals and human beings. The day aims to create awareness about the major role of the animals in protecting the environment and the wellbeing of humans.
Background:
i.Heinrich Zimmermann, a German Editor, Writer and animal protection activist organised the first World Animal Day on 24th March 1925 at the Sport Palace in Berlin, Germany with an aim to improve the welfare of animals and later from 1929, the day is being celebrated on 4th October aligned with feast of St Francis of Assisi.
ii.Initially the day was celebrated only in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia and became a global event after the congress of the World’s animal protection organisations held at Florence, Italy, in May 1931, officially adopted the 4th of October as the World Animal Day.

World Space Week Celebrated from October 4-10, 2020World Space Week - October 4-10

i.The largest annual space event in the world i.e. World Space Week (WSW) is celebrated annually from October 4-10 at the international level under the United Nations (UN) resolution 54/68 of 6 December 1999  to celebrate the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition. 
ii.The WSW 2020 is being celebrated on the theme of “Satellites Improve Life” and in WSW 2021 theme will be “Women in Space”.
iii.The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SES, a satellite and terrestrial telecommunications network provider located in Luxembourg, Steve Collar is the Honorary Chair of WSW 2020.
iv.In India, the celebrations took place in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra by different organizations including Space Education, Research and Development (SSERD).
About Space Education, Research and Development (SSERD):
Co-Founder & Chairman– Sujay Sreedhar
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Nikhita C
Headquarter– Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Wildlife Week 2020 – 2st to 8th OctoberWildlife Week - October 1 - 7

i.Wildlife Week is annually celebrated across India between 1st and 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.
ii.Wildlife Week 2020 marks the 66th Wildlife Week which is celebrated under the theme “RoaR (Roar and Revive) – Exploring Human-Animal Relationships”.
iii.To encourage the zoo officers and staff who are working on the captive animal management, the Central Zoo Authority has instituted the Prani Mitra Awards.
About Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEF&CC):
Union Minister– Prakash Keshav Javadekar 
Minister of State–  Babul Supriyo
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World Teachers’ Day 2020: October 5World Teachers' Day - October 5 2020

i.World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day is observed annually on October 5 to celebrate the teaching profession around the world and also to provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching. 
ii.The day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers in a conference summoned by UNESCO(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in Paris, France.
About  United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO):
Headquarters– Paris, France
Director-General – Audrey Azoulay
About International Labour Organization(ILO):
Headquarters–  Geneva, Switzerland
Director-General-  Guy Ryder 
Member States– 187 including India
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World Habitat Day observed on 5th October, 2020World Habitat Day - October 5 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. 
i.The Theme of World Habitat Day 2020 is “Housing for All – A Better Urban Future”. 
ii.The Global Observation of the Day will be hosted by the city of Surabaya, Indonesia
Background:
The World Habitat Day was established in 1985 through a resolution passed by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.  It was first observed in 1986. 
About United Nations General Assembly (UNGA):
President of 75th Session of UNGA – Volkan Bozkir
Headquarters – New York, United States of America (USA)
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STATE NEWS

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Launched  “Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh”, Mega Anti Pollution Campaign Delhi-govt-announced-an-anti-pollution-campaign-‘Yudh-Pradhushan-Ke-Viruddh’-and-launched-'Green-Delhi-App'

i.On October 5, 2020  Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister(CM)  launched a mega anti pollution campaign, “Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh” to reduce pollution levels in Delhi. 
ii.As part of this campaign Delhi government to use a technology developed by Pusa Agriculture Institute in order control the threat of stubble burning.
iii.In Delhi, 13  pollution hot spots have been identified. 
iv.CM announced that ‘Green Delhi App’, a photo-based complaint lodging App  will be launched shortly 
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AC GAZE

China to Send World’s 1st Mining Robot, ‘Asteroid Mining Robot’ into Space by November 2020: IEEE Spectrum report

An IEEE Spectrum report stated that Origin Space, the Beijing-based company is set to send 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. 

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S.no Current Affairs 6 October 2020
1 Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses International Webinar on Textile Traditions
2 Famous Chilli of Sikkim “Dalle Khursani” Earns GI Tag
3 Puducherry Airport Becomes AAI’s first 100% Solar-Powered Airport at a Cost of Rs 2.8cr
4 Iqbal Singh Chahal First Indian Bureaucrat to be Honoured with “Covid Crusader Award-2020”
5 IACC Conferred Lifetime Achievement Award to Ratan N. Tata
6 Harvey J. Alter, Charles M. Rice & Michael Houghton won 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the Hepatitis C virus
7 Madhabi Puri Buch, 1st women Whole-Time Member of SEBI gets a Year Extension
8 India Successfully Test-Fired New Version of Nuclear-Capable Shaurya Missile
9 DRDO Successfully Flight Tested Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART)
10 Scientists Discovered New Family of Bony Fish “Aenigmachannidae” in Western Ghats, Kerala
11 Haji Hussain Ansari, Minister of Jharkhand Passed Away at 73
12 Pradeep Maharathy, Veteran MLA of BJD and Former Minister Passed Away at 65
13 Jitendra Singh Released a Coffee Table Book on “Discovering the Heritage of Assam”;  Authored by Kumar Padampani Bora
14 World Animal Day 2020 – October 4
15 World Space Week Celebrated from October 4-10, 2020
16 Wildlife Week 2020 – 2st to 8th October
17 World Teachers’ Day 2020: October 5
18 World Habitat Day observed on 5th October, 2020
19 Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Launched  “Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh”, Mega Anti Pollution Campaign
20 China to Send World’s 1st Mining Robot, ‘Asteroid Mining Robot’ into Space by November 2020: IEEE Spectrum report