Current Affairs 10 October 2020

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Appointments

Ramkumar Ramamoorthy appointed as the new CEO of the Chennai Mathematical Institute.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Chennai Mathematical Institute located in Chennai.
  • Chennai Mathematical Institute founded in 1989.

Awards

The Nobel Prize 2020 in Peace is awarded to World Food Programme (WFP).

Important Points to Remember:

  • Nobel Prize is the most prestigious award in its category.
  • It was first awarded in 1901.
  • The Nobel Prize is given in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, Peace, and Economics.
  • The Nobel Prize is given in the memory of Alfred Nobel.

Click here to Check the Complete Nobel Prize Winners List

Prince William announced the EarthShot Prize.

Important Points to Remember:

  • The Earthshot Prize is a new prize for the environment similar to Nobel Prize but Earth Shot Prize Prize money ($1.3 Million) is higher than the Nobel Prize.

Everything About EarthShot Prize: Click Here to Know More

Banking

RTGS to be available 24×7 from December.

  • The minimum amount that can be remitted through RTGS is 2 lakh. There is no upper limit.
  • Last year RBI allowed NEFT 24X7 from December 2019.
  • RBI Governor: Shashikanta Das
  • RBI Headquarters: Mumbai

Defence

India successfully test-fires Rudram Anti-Radiation Missile developed by DRDO.

Important Points to Remember:

  • India’s first indigenous anti-radiation missile, Rudram, developed for the Indian Air Force, was successfully flight-tested from a Sukhoi-30 MKI.
  • Anti-radiation missiles are designed to detect, track, and neutralize the opponent’s radar, communication assets, and other radio frequency sources.
  • DRDO: Defence Research and Development Organization
  • DRDO Chief: G Sateesh Reddy
  • DRDO Headquarters: New Delhi
  • DRDO Founded: 1958

Indian Air Force achieved a new record of the highest Skydive Landing at Khardungla Pass, Leh at an altitude of 17982 ft breaking its own earlier record.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Wing Commander Gajanad Yadava and Warrant Officer AK Tiwari carried out successful skydiving jump from C-130J aircraft and landed at Khardungla Pass, Leh on 08 Oct 20.
  • IAF Chief: RKS Bhadauria

Important Days

World Mental Health Day is observed every year on the 10th of October.

Important Points to Remember:

  • World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992.
  • The theme for World Mental Health Day 2020 is ‘Mental Health for All: Greater Investment – Greater Access’.

World Day Against The Death Penalty is observed every year on the 10th of October.

Important Points to Remember:

  • The 18th World Day Against The Death Penalty is dedicated to the right to effective legal representation for individuals who may face a death sentence.
  • The theme for World Day Against The Death Penalty 2020 is “Access to counsel – A matter of life or death.”

India post commences National Postal Week from 9th to 15th October.  World Post Day is observed every year on the 9th of October (The anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Berne).

Date Day Description
9th October 2020 Friday World Post Day
10th October 2020 Saturday Banking Day
12th October 2020 Monday PLI Day
13th October 2020 Tuesday Philately Day
14th October 2020 Wednesday Business Development Day
15th October 2020 Thursday Mails Day

National

Coal Ministry launches a Website for research endeavors in the coal sector.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Ministry of Coal has launched the website to promote the Research & Development (R&D) activities of the ministry and attract research institutes for R&D endeavors in the coal sector.
  • Coal Ministry Secretary, Shri Anil Jain launched the website (https://scienceandtech.cmpdi.co.in/) during the 56th meeting of Standing Scientific Research Committee of the Ministry.
  • Union Coal Minister: Prahlad Joshi

IPFT developed Bio-Pesticide Formulation for insect control in seed spice crops.

Important Points to Remember:

  • The Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology (IPFT) under the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers in collaboration with ICAR- National Research Center on Seed Spices (NRCSS), Ajmer, Rajasthan has successfully developed new Aqueous Suspension formulation technology of bio-pesticide based on entomopathogenic fungus Verticillium lecanii.

Science and Technology

DST collaborated with IBM to build Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) career opportunities for girl students.

Important Points to Remember:

  • The Department of Science & Technology (DST) and IBM India announced collaborations to scale up to two DST initiatives–Vigyan Jyoti and Engage with Science (Vigyan Prasar), on October 8, 2020.
  • Vigyan Jyoti is a program to promote STEM learning among girl students and to inspire them towards STEM careers by creating a level-playing field for meritorious girls from grades 9 to 12 to pursue STEM in their higher education, especially from the top colleges in the areas where girls are hugely underrepresented.

State

Goa becomes the first state to provide 100% tap water connections in rural areas.

Important Points to Remember:

  • It covered 2.30 lakh households.
  • Modi government’s Jal Jeevan Mission aims to provide piped water to all rural households by 2024.
  • Union Jal Shakti Minister: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
  • Goa Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  • Goa Chief Minister: Pramod Sawant

Current Affairs 10 October 2020 Quiz

1. When is World Mental Health Day observed every year?
a) 11 October
b) 9 October
c) 10 October
d) 13 October

Correct Answer: C (10 October)

Explanation: World Mental Health Day is observed every year on the 10th of October.

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2. When is World Day Against The Death Penalty observed every year?
a) 11 October
b) 9 October
c) 10 October
d) 13 October

Correct Answer: C (10 October)

Explanation: World Day Against The Death Penalty is observed every year on the 10th of October.

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3. Which state becomes the first state to provide 100% tap water connections in rural areas?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Telangana
c) Haryana
d) Goa

Correct Answer: D (Goa)

Explanation: Goa becomes the first state to provide 100% tap water connections in rural areas.

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4. Who of the following appointed as CEO of the Chennai Mathematical Institute?
a) K Swamy Nagarjuna
b) Ranjan Malhotra
c) Ramkumar Ramamoorthy
d) Vikas Ahuja

Correct Answer: C (Ramkumar Ramamoorthy)

Explanation: Ramkumar Ramamoorthy appointed as the new CEO of the Chennai Mathematical Institute.

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5. Name India’s first indigenous anti-radiation missile developed by DRDO.
a) Shaurya
b) Agni
c) Rudram
d) Aakash

Correct Answer: C (Rudram)

Explanation: India successfully test-fires Rudram Anti-Radiation Missile developed by DRDO.

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6. Which of the following organization awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2020?
a) World Health Organization
b) World Food Programme
c) Food and Agriculture Organization
d) United Nations Children’s Fund

Correct Answer: B (World Food Programme)

Explanation: The Nobel Prize 2020 in Peace is awarded to World Food Programme (WFP).

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