Daily current affairs- 6 October 2020

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 Q.1.New Caledonia is located in which water body ?
Ans. Pacific
  • Explanation:- New Caledonia is an archipelago and special collectivity of France in the southwest Pacific Ocean.
  • Kanaka represent around 39% of the population, while European settlers ( known as Caldoches) make up about 27%. 
Q.2. When is World Teacher Day celebrated?
Ans. 05 October
  • Explanation:-The United Nations designated the first Monday of October of every year as the World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter.
Q.3. China will become carbon neutral by which year ?
Ans. 2060
  • Explanation:-Net -zero is a state in which a country’s emissions are compensated by absorptions and removal greenhouse gases fro. The atmosphere .
 Q.4. The Army President General Manoj Mukund has gone on a two-day trip to which country?
Ans. Myanmar
Q.5. Election commission of India comes under which article number ?
Ans. 324
  • Explanation:-Election Commission of India (ECI) has come out with new instructions for people with disabilities. The form required for postal ballot is to be delivered at the residence of all those who are above 80 years of age.
  • This is applicable for Bihar Election that is to be held on October 28, 2020 as well.
  • The postal ballot facility introduced for elderly and the disable are different from those that was in practice for service voters .
 Q.6. Which state has received the first place in Clean India Award 2020?
Ans. Gujarat
Q.7. Who will be awarded Nobel Prize in medicine for 2020 ?
Ans. Harvey J Alter , Charles M Rice and Michael Houghton
  • Explanation:- STOCKHOLM: Americans Harvey J Alter and Charles M Rice and British scientist Michael Houghton were awarded the Nobel for Hepatitis C Virus .
  • In 2019 , the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded to scientists Peter Ratcliffe , Gregg Semenza and William Kaelin for discovering how the body cells sense and react to low oxygen levels.
  • The Prize Money of 1,118,000 USD for the Novel Prize for Physiology or Medicine also comes with a gold medal. The Prize money was recently increased to adjust inflation .
Q.8 Who has launched his own mini app store?
Ans. Pаytm
  • Explanation:-Digital payments major Paytm has launched its own ‘Android Mini App Store‘ as the battle with technology major Google heats up. The Noida based fintech company said that it aims to support Indian developers through this initiative .
Q.9. India to acquire Sprut Light Tanks from which country ?
Ans. Russia
  • Explanation:-India is currently in advanced talks with Russia to acquire light weight tanks. These are newly developed tanks in Russia. They are being acquired to be used in high altitude areas of Line of Actual Control.
  • The need to buy Sprut Light Tanks has come after border hostilities with China increased in the Line of Actual Control. The new tank is under trial in Russia.
  • India is to acquire two dozen Sprut light weight tanks in the first tranche. The cost of one tank is less Rs 500 crores. This falls within the emergency financial powers provided to the chiefs after Galwan clash.
Q.10. Who has released a book called Diseovering the Heritage of Assam?
 Ans. Jitendra Singh
  • Explanation:-The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh has released a Coffee Table Book on “Discovering the Heritage of Assam”, written by Padampani Bora and having foreword by Amitabh Bachchan.
  • About the book .

The book depicts the heritage, faith, beliefs and traditions of different ethnic tribes and subtribes living in Assam, the largest State of the North Eastern Region. The book by Padampani Bora will help to understand the grand splendour and glory of the undiscovered facets of Assam .

Q.11. Which nation has successfully flight-tested ‘Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo’ ?
Ans. India
  • Explanation:- Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested the Supersonic Missile Assisted release of Torpedo , SMART .
  • SMART stands for ‘Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo .’ Its flight test was conducted from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha.
  • 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.
Q.12. Who has the inauguration of ‘Raise 2020 Summit’?
 Ans. Narendra Modi
  • Explanation:- On October 5, 2020, PM Modi is to inaugurated the Global Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence.
  • RAISE is Responsible AI for Social Empowerment,2020 .
Q.13. Which state /UT will set up green app ?
Ans. Delhi 
  • Explanation:-Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the setting up of war room to monitor all anti-pollution measure and development of Green Delhi mobile app. 
  • CM Arvind Kejriwal launches anti-pollution campaign —
  1. Anti-dust measure
  2. Hotspot management
  3. Green App
  4. War room against pollution
  5. Tree Transplantation Policy
  6. Action against Parali burning
  7. Encourage adoption of EVs .
Q.14.Which state government has announced to provide subsidised food grains?
Ans. Gujarat
  • Explanation:- Gujarat Government has decided to provide subsidised food grain to additional 10 lakh families under National Food Security Act (NFSA). With this, all NFSA benefits will be available to 50 lakh poor citizens.
  • All divyangs, widows and old-age pension scheme beneficiaries will also get benefits of NFSA. Below Poverty Line (BPL) families that are not covered under NFSA will also get benefits of NFSA.
Q.15. Which city will participate in Daring Cities 2020 Conference ?
Ans. Bogota (Colombia) , Sao Paulo (Brazil), Los Angeles ( USA) , Entebbe(Uganda) and Delhi .
  • Explanation:- The Chief Minister of Delhi will be among the five urban leaders from around the world to speak at the ‘Daring Cities 2020’ conference on 7th October .
  • The event will help to set the course to COP26,Daring Cities 2021 and beyond .
  • The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be held in 2021 in Glasgow, UK. 
Q.16. Who has been appointed as a special expenditure supervisor for Bihar elections? Ans. Madhu Mahajan and B.R. Balakrishnan
  • Explanation:-The Election Commission has appointed two retired Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officials as Special Expenditure Observers for the coming Bihar Assembly polls.
  • Madhu Mahajan is a 1982-batch IRS official while B.R. Balakrishnan is from the 1983 batch. The Observers, in consultation with the Chief Electoral Officer of Bihar, will supervise and monitor the work being done by the electoral machinery.
Q.17.Mishti Mukherjee has passed away recently . She was a/an ________.
Ans. Actress
  • Explanation:-Veteran social activist , Prof. Pushpa Bhave , also known as the Iron Lady of Mumbai , has passed away. She has been associated with the Rashtra Seva Dal and democratic movements since her students days.  
Q.18. Which IIT has launched the telemedison software?
Ans.  IIT Kharagpur 
  • Explanation:IIT Kharagpur researchers have launched a telemedicine system ‘iMediX’ to help patients receive assistance from doctors without having to go to hospitals or clinics. The system has been conceptualized and designed by researchers at IIT Kharagpur’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The technology basically integrates homecare with healthcare services from the hospital.
Q.19. Who has won the 10m air rifle event at the fifth  edition of the international online shooting Championship ?
Ans. Visnu Shivaraj Pandian
  • Explanation:-India’s Visnu Shivaraj Pandian has won the 10m air rifle event at the fifth edition of the International Online Shooting Championship. The 16-year-old Visnu shot 251.4 to win the title by a clear margin of two points. The world No. 27 Etienne Germond of France came second followed by Martin Strempfl of Austria at third place.
Q.20. The third player who completes 5000 runs in the IPL?
 Ans. Rohit Sharma
  • Explanation:-Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Thursday became the third batsman to register 5,000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • He achieved the feat against King XI Punjab at Sheikh Zayed Stadium with a glorious cover drive.
Old Name – Changed Name 
 ◆ Habibganj Railway Station – Atal Bihari Vajpayee Railway Station
 ◆ Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium – Arun Jaitley Stadium
 ◆ Bhopal Metro Rail – Raja Bhoj
 ◆ Bogibeel Bridge – Atal Setu
 ◆ Naya Raipur – Atal Nagar
 ◆ Rohtang Tunnel (Himachal Pradesh) – Atal Tunnel
 ◆ Bundel Section Express-Way – Atal Path
  Hazratganj intersection – Atal Chowk
 ◆ Deodhar Airport (Proposition) – Atal Bihari Vajpayee Airport
 ◆ Aligarh – – Harigarh
 ◆ Ahmedabad – Karnavati
 ◆ Shimla – Shyamla
 ◆ Sahibganj Harbor – Atal
  Bihari Vajpayee Harbor
 ◆ Agartala Airport – Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport
 ◆ Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
 ◆ Kandla Port – – Deendayal Port
 ◆ Sabarmati Ghat – Atal Ghat
 ◆ Bhamashah Health Insurance Scheme – Bhamashah Suraksha Kavach
 ◆ Mughal Sarai Railway Station – Pt.  Deendayal Upadhyay Railway Station
 ◆ Ballabhgarh Metro Station – Amar Shaheed Raja Nahar Singh Metro Station
 ◆ Gorakhpur Airport – Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport
 ◆ Village of Mian, Village (Barmer, Rajasthan) – Mahesh Nagar

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