Current Affairs 1 October 2020

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Current Affairs 1 October 2020

Appointments

Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah becomes the new Emir of Kuwait.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Kuwait Emir: Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah (New Appointment)
  • Kuwait Prime Minister: Sabah Khalid al-Sabah
  • Kuwait Capital: Kuwait City

Facebook appointed Alex Schultz as a new global Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

Important Points to Remember:

  • Facebook CEO & Founder: Mark Zuckerberg
  • Facebook Headquarters: Menlo Park, California, United States

Lieutenant General Harinder Singh appointed as the commandant of the Indian Military Academy.

Important Points to Remember:

  • IMA: An officer-training academy of the Indian Army
  • IMA Headquarters: Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  • IMA Founded: 1 October 1932

Banking

The RBI excluded six public sector banks from the Second Schedule of the RBI Act following their merger with other banks.

Important Points to Remember:

  • The six banks are Syndicate Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC), United Bank of India, Andhra Bank, Corporation Bank, and Allahabad Bank.

Defence

DRDO test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile successfully. BrahMos can now hit targets 400 kilometres away. (Previous Range- 290 kilometres).

Important Points to Remember:

  • DRDO: Defence Research and Development Organization
  • DRDO Chief: G. Sateesh Reddy
  • DRDO Headquarters: New Delhi

Lieutenant General Harinder Singh appointed as the commandant of the Indian Military Academy.

Important Points to Remember:

  • IMA: An officer-training academy of the Indian Army
  • IMA Headquarters: Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  • IMA Founded: 1 October 1932

Indian Coast Guard Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS ‘Kanaklata Barua’ commissioned in Kolkata.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Indian Coast Guard Director-General: Krishnaswamy Natarajan
  • Indian Coast Guard Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Indian Coast Guard Founded: 18 August 1978

Important Days

The International Day of Older Persons is observed every year on 1st October.

Important Points to Remember:

  • On 14th December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons.
  • International Day of Older Persons 2020 Theme is “Leave No One Behind”.

International Coffee Day is observed every year on 1st October.

Important Points to Remember:

  • International Coffee Organization founded in 1963
  • 1st International Coffee Day celebrated in 2015

World Vegetarian Day is observed every year on 1st October.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Objective: It brings awareness to the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.
  • Established By: North American Vegetarian Society in 1977
  • Endorsed By: the International Vegetarian Union in 1978
  • Theme: To promote vegetarianism

MoUs and Agreements

POWERGRID signed an MoU with the Ministry of Power for the year 2020-21.

Important Points to Remember:

  • The MoU includes targets related to various parameters such as Financial, Physical, Project execution, etc. to be achieved by POWERGRID during the FY 2020-21.

SJVN signed an MoU with the Ministry of Power for the year 2020-21.

Important Points to Remember:

  • SJVN shall strive to achieve 9680 Million Units of electricity generation during the year.

NTPC signed an MoU with the Ministry of Power for the year 2020-21.

Important Points to Remember:

  • MoU includes 340 BU of electricity generation, 15 MMT of coal production, Rs. 21,000 Crores of Capex and Rs. 98,000 Crores of revenue from operations.

National

Giriraj Singh releases 2nd Edition of the newsletter “Matsya Sampada”.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Giriraj Singh: Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
  • PMMSY aims to enhance fish production to 220 lakh tons by 2024-25.

Thaawarchand Gehlot e-launches “Ambedkar Social Innovation & Incubation Mission under Venture Capital fund for SCs(ASIIM)”.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Thaawarchand Gehlot: Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Objective: To promote innovation and enterprise among SC students studying in higher educational institutions
  • Under named “Ambedkar Social Innovation Incubation Mission (ASIIM)” initiative, 1,000 SC youth would be identified in the next 4 years with start-up ideas through the Technology Business Incubators (TBIs) in various higher educational institutions.
  • SC Youth will be funded @ Rs. 30 lakhs in 3 years as equity funding so that they can translate their start-up ideas into commercial ventures.
  • Successful ventures would further qualify for venture funding of up to Rs. 5 Crore from the Venture Capital Fund for SCs.

Obituaries

World’s first patient cured of HIV, Ray Brown, passes away.

Sports

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju unveils the new logo of Sports Authority of India (SAI) at Delhi’s Major Dhyan Chand Stadium.

Important Points to Remember:

  • SAI DG: Sandip Pradhan
  • SAI Headquarters: New Delhi
  • SAI Founded: 1982

State

Uttar Pradesh cabinet has approved a proposal of establishing ODOP as a brand through a chain of retail stores. These ODOP stores will sell special products made by local artisans and entrepreneurs in various districts and the state government will provide financial support to them.

Important Points to Remember:

  • The One District One Product (ODOP) Programme was envisioned and subsequently inaugurated on January 24, 2018, by the Chief Minister of UP Yogi Adityanath on the day of Uttar Pradesh Divas.
  • This project by Government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP) aims to encourage more visibility and sale of indigenous and specialized products/crafts of Uttar Pradesh.
  • UP Governor: Anandi Ben Patel
  • UP Capital: Lucknow

Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers Shri. D.V. Sadananda Gowda launched POS 3.1 software, SMS Gateway and Home Delivery facility of Fertilizers (RBK)for farmers in Andhra Pradesh. DBT system was launched on 1st March 2018.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Andhra Pradesh Governor: Biswabhusan Harichandan
  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister: YS Jaganmohan Reddy
  • Andhra Pradesh Capital: Amravati

Current Affairs 1 October 2020 Quiz

1. When is International Coffee Day observed every year?
a) 30 September
b) 3 October
c) 4 October
d) 1 October

Correct Answer: D (1 October)

Explanation: International Coffee Day is observed every year on 1st October.

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2. When is World Vegetarian Day observed every year?
a) 1 October
b) 3 October
c) 4 October
d) 2 October

Correct Answer: A (1 October)

Explanation: World Vegetarian Day is observed every year on 1st October.

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3. What is the theme for World Vegetarian Day?
a) To promote herbivorous
b) To promote fruitarian
c) To promote vegetarianism
d) To promote Non-vegetarianism

Correct Answer: C (To promote vegetarianism)

Explanation: The theme for World Vegetarian Day is to promote vegetarianism.

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4. Who of the following appointed as new Emir of Kuwait?
a) Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah
b) Prince Al Nahyad
c) Sheikh Sharif Al Ahmad Bin
d) Sheikh Al Sabah Nahyad

Correct Answer: A (Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah)

Explanation: Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah becomes the new Emir of Kuwait.

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5. Who of the following appointed as the commandant of the Indian Military Academy?
a) Lieutenant General Vikram Singh
b) Lieutenant General Harinder Singh
c) Lieutenant General Surender Singh
d) Lieutenant General Bhupender Singh

Correct Answer: B (Lieutenant General Harinder Singh)

Explanation: Lieutenant General Harinder Singh appointed as the commandant of the Indian Military Academy.

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6. DRDO test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile successfully. Who is the chief of DRDO?
a) K Sivan
b) SS Deswal
c) G. Sateesh Reddy
d) Dr Sangita Reddy

Correct Answer: C (G. Sateesh Reddy)

Explanation: DRDO Chief is G. Sateesh Reddy.

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7. Indian Coast Guard Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS _____ commissioned in Kolkata.
a) Kanaklata Lehar
b) Kanaklata Samudra
c) Kanchanlata Sumeru
d) Kanaklata Barua

Correct Answer: D (Kanaklata Barua)

Explanation: Indian Coast Guard Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS ‘Kanaklata Barua’ commissioned in Kolkata.

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8. Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju unveils the new logo of Sports Authority of India (SAI) at Delhi’s Major Dhyan Chand Stadium. Where is the Sports Authority of India headquarter?
a) Mumbai
b) New Delhi
c) Hyderabad
d) Ahmedabad

Correct Answer: B (New Delhi)

Explanation: SAI Headquarters is in New Delhi.

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