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06 October 2020

06th October 2020 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam

International News

1.China to send first-ever 'asteroid mining robot' into space

  • An IEEE Spectrum report, the Beijing-based company is set to send the 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.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • China Capital: Beijing.
  • China Currency: Renminbi.
  • China President: Xi Jinping.

Defence News

2. DRDO successfully flight tests "Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo"

  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested the "Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo" (SMART) from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha.
  • All the mission objectives including missile flight up to the range and altitude, separation of the nose cone, the release of Torpedo and deployment of Velocity Reduction Mechanism (VRM) have been met perfectly.
  • SMART is a missile assisted release of lightweight Anti-Submarine Torpedo System for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations for far beyond torpedo range. The technologies required for SMART have been developed by a number of DRDO laboratories, including DRDL, RCI Hyderabad, ADRDE Agra, NSTL Visakhapatnam.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • DRDO Chairman: Dr G. Satheesh Reddy.
  • DRDO Headquarters: New Delhi.

Awards News

3. Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 announced

  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 was divided, one half awarded to Roger Penrose for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity.
  • The other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy.
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden.

4. IACC presents lifetime achievement award to Ratan Tata

  • The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) has presented the lifetime achievement award to business icon Ratan Tata for his pioneering role in the Business Relations of India-USA and for his lifetime achievement in Global Leadership.
  • This award was announced in the virtual event of IACC “COVID Crusader Award-2020”. This is the 1st time IACC conferred the Lifetime Achievement award to any individual.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • IACC- India National President: Purnachandra Rao Surapaneni.
  • IACC Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Agreement News

5. MoHUA signs MoU with Swiggy to take street food vendors online

  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has entered into an MoU with "Swiggy", one of the leading food delivery platforms, to onboard street food vendors on its e-commerce platform.
  • The MoU aims at giving the street food vendors online access to thousands of consumers and help them grow their businesses.
  • The arrangement has been facilitated under the Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNibhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Minister of State (IC) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs: Hardeep Singh Puri.
  • Swiggy CEO: Vishal Bhatia.
  • Swiggy Founded: 2014.
  • Swiggy Headquarters: Bangalore, India.

Summits and Conferences

6. 12th BRICS Summit to be held on 17 November virtually

  • The 12th BRICS Summit is scheduled to be held on 17th November 2020 via video conference.
  • This is the first time in the history of the forum that the meeting will be held virtually, due to the global COVID pandemic.
  • The Summit is being held under the Chairmanship of Russia.
  • The BRICS Summit will focus on further strengthening cooperation among the member states amid the Covid-19 crisis.
  • The theme of the Meeting of the Leaders of BRICS countries is “BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth”.
  • During 2020, the five countries in the grouping continued their close strategic partnership on three major pillars: peace and security, economy and finance, cultural and people-to-people exchanges

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • The five-member BRICS states are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Books and Authors

7. Delhi's Deputy CM Manish Sisodia launches a book "Bapu-The unforgettable"

  • On the occasion of the 151st Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia has launched the coffee-table book titled “Babu – The Unforgettable” over the virtual event.
  • This virtual event was organised by the Delhi Archives & Department of Art, Culture and Language, Government of Delhi. The department also organised a webinar on “Footprints of Gandhi Ji in Delhi”.
  • The book “Bapu – The Unforgettable” will make the readers think and provide a glimpse of the ideology and philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi. The book also holds several untouched aspects of history, rare photographs, epigraphs and other details about Delhi.

8. "Baahubali" series author Anand Neelakantan pens debut kids' book

  • The author of Baahubali series, Anand Neelakantan has authored his first kid’s book titled “The Very, Extremely, Most Naughty Asura Tales for Kids”, published by Puffins Publishers Private Limited under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
  • The book narrates the story of the asura twins Kundakka and Mandakka who hate to go to school, troublesome Bhasma and per pig Nakura, brothers Atapi and Vatapi and others.
  • This book introduces the Indian Puranas to the kids who are indulged in electronic gadgets. The illustrations of the book are made by Subhadeep Roy and Shiladitya Bose.

Important Days

9. World Habitat Day 2020: 5 October

  • The United Nations designated the first Monday of October as World Habitat Day.
  • In 2020, the World Habitat Day is being celebrated on 5th October.
  • The day is commemorated every year worldwide to throw light on the condition of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter.
  • The day is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.
  • The theme for 2020 World Habitat Day is "Housing For All — A Better Urban Future" as a proper place to live has become important more than ever.

10. Wildlife Week is celebrated from 2nd to 8th October

  • Wildlife Week is annually celebrated across India between 2nd to 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.
  • Wildlife Week 2020 marks the 66th Wildlife Week which is celebrated under the theme RoaR (Roar and Revive) – Exploring Human-Animal Relationships.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change: Prakash Keshav Javadekar.


11. Veteran Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav passes away

  • Three-time member of Legislative Council and veteran Samajwadi Party leader from Auraiya, Mulayam Singh Yadav passed away.
  • He had been the block chief of Auraiya’s block, Bhagya Nagar for more than a decade.
  • From 1973 to 1988, he was block chief of Bhagya Nagar and was then elected to the member of the Legislative Council for the first time in 1990.
  • He continued to be a member of the Legislative Council from the local body constituency till 2010.

Miscellaneous News

12. Famous chilli of Sikkim “Dalle Khursani” gets GI Tag

  • The red cherry pepper chilli of Sikkim which is locally known as the “Dalle Khursani” has earned the geographical indication (GI) tag from the Union department of Industry promotion and internal trade.
  • Notably, it is considered as one of the hottest chillies in the world.
  • Dalle Khursani fetches as much as Rs 480 per kg in the local market today. Dalle Khursani has been included in the GI Registry of the Government of India on the basis of an application filed by the North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (Neramac) on behalf of Sikkim.
  • It is to be mentioned that the largest manufacturer of Dalle Khursani products is the state government-owned Sikkim Supreme.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Chief Minister of Sikkim: PS Golay.
  • Governor of Sikkim: Ganga Prasad.

13. Puducherry airport becomes AAI’s first 100% solar-powered airport

  • The Puducherry airport has become the first airport of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) which is entirely solar-powered.
  • The 500KWp ground-mounted solar power plant was commissioned on 2nd October 2020.
  • The approx cost of the plant is Rs 2.8 crore. With becoming absolutely power-neutral, the Puducherry airport will be able to meet its entire power requirement through the solar power plant.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry (UT): Dr Kiran Bedi.
  • Chief Minister of Puducherry: V. Narayanasamy.

14. CM Arvind Kejriwal launched 'Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh' campaign

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has announced the launch of the anti-pollution campaign 'Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh' to reduce the pollution level in Delhi.
  • An anti-dust campaign is being initiated by the Delhi government to settle the dust.
  • As part of the campaign, a technology developed by Pusa Agriculture Institute would be used to curb the menace of stubble burning.
  • The government will launch a photo-based app 'Green Delhi' for complaints related to pollution. This App will be launched for citizens before the end of this month.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Lieutenant Governor of Delhi: Anil Baijal.

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