4th & 5th October 2020 Current Affairs
The Indian Army has constructed a memorial in Ladakh to pay tribute for the twenty soldiers who dies in the Galwan Clash between Indian Army and Chinese Army in June 2020 in the Shyok-Daulat Beg Oldi road.
- The memorial has the names of the soldiers who dies in the clash and the soldiers been mentioned as “Gallants of Galwan”.
- President: Xi Jinping Trending
- Capital: Beijing
- Currency: Renminbi
‘Corona Intensive Community Survey Campaign’ begun in Chhattisgarh – A door-to-door survey
Chhattisgarh State Government has organised Corona Intensive Community Survey Campaign. Through this campaign a door-to-door survey is being held to identify patients with COVID19 symptoms infection in rural and urban areas of the state by October 12.
- The main aim of this Campaign is to identify Corona patients as soon as possible by conducting intensive community survey in urban and rural areas.
- Chief Minister: Bhupesh Baghel
- Governor: Anusuiya Uikey
Union Railway Minister inaugurated Phoolbagan Metro Station in Kolkata
Union Minister for Railways Shri, Piyush Goyal inaugurated Phoolbagan Metro station of East-West Metro. The inaugural function was conducted virtually through video conferencing.
- Total length of this project is 16.5 kms.and the total estimated project cost is Rs. 98 Cr. This will connect Howrah on the West bank of the river Hooghly with Salt Lake City on its East bank.
- Phoolbagan Metro Station is a station of the Kolkata Metro in Phoolbagan, a north neighbourhood of Kolkata, India.
About Ministry of Railways:
- Union Minister: Piyush Goyal
- Constituency: Rajya Sabha(Maharashtra)
Union Health Minister dedicated COVID Hospital in Uttar Pradesh
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated Super Speciality Block (SSB) at Motilal Nehru Medical College, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh as a COVID Hospital.
- The minister also inaugurated first high throughput COBAS 6800 machine in Uttar Pradesh.
- The Super Speciality Block is built with an investment of Rs 150 crores under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).
About Uttar Pradesh:
- Governor: Anandiben Patel
- Chief Minister: Yogi Adityanath
- Capital: Lucknow
Rankings & Reports
Forbes which is an American business magazine recently released the World’s Most Influential Chief Marketing Officers Ranking. This is the eighth-annual World’s Most Influential CMOs list. Apple CMO Phil Schiller topped the list. He is followed by Ann Lewnes at Adobe and Lorraine Twohill at Google.
- Ravi Santhanam, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), HDFC Bank is the only indian has been recognized in the Forbes list of ‘The World’s Most Influential CMOs’.
- He is ranked at Number 39. The List is released by released by Forbes with research partners Sprinklr and LinkedIn.
Forbe’s highest paid actress list – Topped by Sofia Vergara
American actress Sofia Vergara, topped the annual list of Forbes’ Highest-Paid Actresses 2020. The actress has secured the top spot with an earning of $43 million.
- Sofia Vergara is followed by Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie ($35 million) and Gal Gadot ($31 million).
- None of the Indian actresses have featured on the list for the year 2020.
Summits & Conference
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and NITI Aayog organised RAISE Summit (Responsible AI for Social Empowerment, 2020). The Summit is to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually on 05th October 2020.
- India joined the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence along with US, Australia, UK, France, Germany, and Canada in June 2020.
- The summit aims to transform education, health and agricultural areas.
About Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology:
- Union Minister: Ravi Shankar Prasad
- Minister of State: Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao
NITI Aayog, The New and Renewable Energy Ministry, and Invest India which is a non-profit venture under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has organised India PV-Edge 2020 summit. The summit will be held on October 06.
- This India PV-Edge 2020 is being organised in order to boost solar cell manufacturing in India.
- There will be sessions contain the plenary session, sessions on ‘Wafers and Cells, Session on ‘Modules and Production Equipment’ and a session on ‘Supply Chain.
Awards & Honors
The Swedish Academy is conferred Nobel prize every year in the field of Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, and Physiology or Medicine. This year the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 is announced by the academy.
- Harvey J. Alter
- Michael Houghton
- Charles M. Rice
They won the award for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus.
Union Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal will declare India’s first National Startup Awards on October 06 in New Delhi. The Award function will be held virtually through online mode. This is the first edition of the National Startup Awards.
- The winning Startups will get cash prizes of Rs 5 lakh each, along with opportunities to present their solutions to relevant public authorities and corporates, for potential pilot projects and work orders.
- As key building blocks of a robust Startup ecosystem, one exceptional Incubator and one Accelerator each will get a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh.
Science & Technology
Paytm launched mini-app store to support Indian developer
Paytm which is an Indian e-commerce payment system and financial technology company launched mini-app store to support Indian developers with an aim to increase their production.
- Paytm will add a new section on its main application wherein these mini apps will be listed and can be accessed by Paytm app users.
CEO: Vijay Shekhar Sharma
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) which is an agency under the Department of Defence Research and Development has successfully tested ‘SMART’ (Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo) in Odisha Coast.
- Also DRDO labs which are DRDL, RCI Hyderabad, ADRDE Agra, NSTL Visakhapatnam have developed the technologies required for SMART.
- Founded: 1958
- Headquarters: New Delhi
International Online Shooting Championship – Indian shooter Visnu Shivaraj Pandian won 10 meter air rifle event
Indian shooter Visnu Shivaraj Pandian has won the 10m air rifle event at the fifth edition of the International Online Shooting Championship which is held on 3rd October 2020.
- The second place was won by world no. 27 Etienne Germond of France while Olympic quota winner Martin Strempfl of Austria, who had shot the best qualification score of 631.4, took the third place.
Books & Authors
Book named “Bapu-The Unforgettable” released by Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia released the book named “Bapu-The Unforgettable”. The book was released on Gandhi Jayanti virtually through video conferencing.
- The event was organised by the Delhi Archives & Department of Art, Culture and Language, Government of Delhi. A webinar titled “Footprints of Gandhi Ji in Delhi” also took place in that event.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh released a book titled “Discovering the Heritage of Assam”
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh released a book titled “Discovering the Heritage of Assam”. The book is written by Padampani Bora, who is by profession an officer of the Indian Revenue Service.
- The book will help to understand the grand splendour and glory of the undiscovered facets of Assam.
Each year World Animal Day is celebrated on October 04. The day is observed with an objective to raise awareness about improving the welfare standards of the animals in the world and also to celebrate the relationship between human beings and animals. This year this day is conducted virtually through online mode.
- World Animal Day is a social movement in order to increase the lives of animals with the mission of welfare standards around the world.
Every year October 05 is celebrated as World Teachers Day. The day has an aim to honour educator association across the world. This day is proclaimed by UNESCO. This year the world teacher’s day is held virtually and extended over a week from October 5 to October 12.
- The theme for World Teachers’ Day 2020 is “Teachers: Leading in Crisis, Reimagining the Future”.
- Headquarters: Paris, France
- Head: Audrey Azoulay
- Founded: 1945
World Space Week is being observed from 04 to 10 October. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared World Space Week on 1999. The establishments under the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is also celebrated World Space Week by arranging lectures by eminent scientist.
- The theme for World Space Week 2020 is “Satellites Improve Life”
Wildlife Week – October 1 to 8
Wildlife week is celebrated on October 1 to 8. TheWildlife Week was adopted by National Board of Wildlife. This Week was conceptualized in 1952 with an objective of raising awareness to serve the long-term goal of safeguarding the lives of wildlife through critical action.
- The Government of India is also established an Indian Board of Wild Life which works to improve awareness towards the preservation of wildlife.
- The annual theme of the campaign is to promote the preservation of fauna of animal life.
World Habitat Day is celebrated on First Monday of October (October 05)
Every year First Monday of October is celebrated as World Habitat Day. This day was proclaimed by United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 1965. The aim of this day is behold the basic right of all humanity to have a necessary shelter and to encourage grassroots action in order to end poverty housing.
- The theme for Wildlife Week 2020 is Housing for All-A better Urban Future
- President: Volkan Bozkır
- Headquarters: New York, United States
- Founder: United Nations