Current Affairs 8 October 2020

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Appointments

M Rajeshwar Rao appointed as a new deputy governor of RBI. He replaced N. Vishwanathan.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Other RBI Deputy Governors: B.P. Kanungo, M.K. Jain, and M.D. Patra
  • RBI Governor: Shahsikanta Das
  • RBI Headquarters: Mumbai
  • RBI Founded: 1 April 1935

Bhimaraya Metri appointed as a director of IIM Nagpur.

Important Points to Remember:

  • IIM Nagpur Chairperson: C P Gurnani
  • IIM Nagpur Established: 2015

Adarsh Hegde appointed as the managing director of Gati-KWE.

Important Points to Remember:

  • GATI: A multinational courier delivery services company
  • GATI CEO: Mahendra Kumar Agarwal
  • GATI Headquarters: Hyderabad
  • GATI Founded: 1989

Vijay Solomon appointed as a group head global India of Julius Baer.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Julius Baer: A Swiss wealth management group

Awards

The Nobel Prize 2020 in Chemistry is awarded jointly to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the method for genome editing development.”

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

Banking

M Rajeshwar Rao appointed as a new deputy governor of RBI. He replaced N. Vishwanathan.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Other RBI Deputy Governors: B.P. Kanungo, M.K. Jain, and M.D. Patra
  • RBI Governor: Shahsikanta Das
  • RBI Headquarters: Mumbai
  • RBI Founded: 1 April 1935

API integration between PM SVANidhi and SBI portal launched.

Important Points to Remember:

  • This integration will facilitate the seamless flow of data between these two portals in a secure environment and expedite the loan sanctioning and disbursement process, which will benefit the street vendors.
  • PM SVANIDHI Scheme (Launched- 1 June 2020)
  • SBI Chief: Dinesh Kumar Khara
  • SBI Headquarters: Mumbai

India becomes the leader in real-time transactions with 41 million payments per day: FIS Report

Important Points to Remember:

  • In terms of the growth rate, the list is topped by Bahrain with 657 percent growth, followed by Ghana clipping at 488 percent, the Philippines growing at 309 percent, Australia at 214 percent, and Poland at 208 percent. India’s growth was 213 percent, handling 41 million transactions a day.

Defence

Air Force Day is observed every year on 8th October. This is the 88th Anniversary of the Indian Air Force.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Air Force Chief: Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
  • Air Force Headquarters: New Delhi

Important Days

Air Force Day is observed every year on 8th October. This is the 88th Anniversary of the Indian Air Force.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Air Force Chief: Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
  • Air Force Headquarters: New Delhi

World Sight Day is observed every year on 8th October.

Important Points to Remember:

  • World Sight Day 2020 Theme: Hope in Sight

International

Russia successfully tests new hypersonic Tsirkon missiles.

Important Points to Remember:

  • The missile hit its target 450 kilometers away in the Barents Sea and reached a speed of Mach 8 (eight times the speed of sound).
  • Russia President: Vladimir Putin
  • Russia Capital: Moscow

MoU and Agreements

NDDB signs MoU with Ladakh to promote dairying and rural livelihoods.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Objective: To promote dairying and rural livelihoods in the Union Territory of Ladakh
  • NDDB: National Dairy Development Board
  • NDDB Chief: Amrita Patel
  • NDDB Headquarters: Anand, Gujarat
  • Ladakh Lieutenant Governor: RK Mathur

Gujarat: NABARD inks 3 MoUs with SBI to extend credit support for various projects.

Important Points to Remember:

  • To Provide credit support to the different sections of the society.

Amazon India partners with IRCTC to start online train ticket bookings.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Objective: To provide its customers with the facility to book reserved train tickets on Amazon

National

India will become the first country to circulate iodine-based sanitizers.

Important Points to Remember:

  • India will be the first country in the world to begin the rollout of iodine-based hand sanitizers. Currently, the alcohol-based sanitizers are in circulation around the globe. With iodine-based sanitizers, India would also become the manufacturing hub of such products.

Smriti Irani launches first-ever Brand & Logo for Indian Cotton on 2nd World Cotton Day

Important Points to Remember:

  • India’s Premium Cotton would be known as “Kasturi Cotton”.
  • World Cotton Day: 7 October
  • Smriti Irani: Union Textiles Minister

Obituaries

Eddie Van Halen, rock legend and guitar hero, dies at 65.

Important Points to Remember:

Lead guitarist of the American rock band Van Halen

Shri T G L Iyer, Former DG CRPF passes away.

Important Points to Remember:

  • CRPF: Central Reserve Police Force
  • CRPF Chief: AP Maheshwari
  • CRPF Headquarters: New Delhi

Former CBI Director Ashwani Kumar passes away.

Important Points to Remember:

  • He also served as Governor of Nagaland and Manipur.
  • CBI: Central Investigation Bureau
  • CBI Chief: Rishi Kumar Shukla
  • CBI Headquarters: New Delhi

State

AP government will install piped water taps in 32 lakh homes at a cost of Rs 4,800 crore.

Important Points to Remember:

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

Current Affairs 8 October 2020 Quiz

1. Who of the following appointed as a new RBI deputy governor?
a) Dinesh Kumar Khara
b) M Rajeshwar Rao
c) MK Jain
d) N Vishwanathan

Correct Answer: B (M Rajeshwar Rao)

Explanation: M Rajeshwar Rao appointed as a new deputy governor of RBI. He replaced N. Vishwanathan.

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2. Which state government will install piped water taps in 32 lakh homes at a cost of Rs 4,800 crore?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Rajasthan
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer: D (Andhra Pradesh)

Explanation: AP government will install piped water taps in 32 lakh homes at a cost of Rs 4,800 crore.

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3. Name the former CBI director who passed away recently.
a) Ankit Ahuja
b) Ashwani Kumar
c) TGL Iyer
d) VK Malhotra

Correct Answer: B (Ashwani Kumar)

Explanation: Former CBI Director Ashwani Kumar passes away. He also served as Governor of Nagaland and Manipur.

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4. Which of the following nation successfully tests the new hypersonic Tsirkon missile?
a) Japan
b) North Korea
c) Russia
d) Iran

Correct Answer: C (Russia)

Explanation: Russia successfully tests new hypersonic Tsirkon missiles.

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5. When is World Sight Day observed every year?
a) 6 October
b) 5 October
c) 8 October
d) 9 October

Correct Answer: C (8 October)

Explanation: World Sight Day is observed every year on 8th October.

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6. What is the theme for World Sight Day 2020?
a) Always in Sight
b) Sight is Everything
c) Hope in Sight
d) Aspiration in Sight

Correct Answer: C (Hope in Sight)

Explanation: The theme for World Sight Day 2020 is Hope in Sight.

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7. When is Indian Air Force Day observed every year?
a) 8 October
b) 5 October
c) 7 October
d) 6 October

Correct Answer: A (8 October)

Explanation: Air Force Day is observed every year on 8th October. This was the 88th Anniversary of the Indian Air Force.

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8. Which e-commerce firm partners with IRCTC to start online train ticket bookings?
a) Snapdeal
b) Flipkart
c) eBay
d) Amazon

Correct Answer: D (Amazon)

Explanation: Amazon India partners with IRCTC to start online train ticket bookings.

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