Current Affairs This Week (20-10-2019)

  • Kamini Roy
    Kamini Roy was a Bengali poet, social worker and feminist in British India. She was the first woman honours graduate in British India.


  • Joseph Plateau
    Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau was a Belgian engineer and cryptographer. He was one of the first person to demonstrate the illusion of a moving image. To do this, he used counter rotating disks with repeating drawn images in small increments of motion on one and regularly spaced slits in the other.


  • Dubai to host 2019 First Global DXB Challenge
    A large gathering for creative young minds in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence. It will be held for the first time in the region from 24 to 27 October 2019 at the Festival Arena in Dubai, UAE.


  • Deep Carbon Observatory
    The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) is a global research program to outreach carbons role on Earth. It is a community of scientists including physicists, biologists, geo – scientists and chemists working across several traditional disciplinary lines.


  • ICON Space Weather Satellite
    NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has launched a satellite called ICON or Ionospheric Connection Explorer to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space.


  • MEV-1: 1st Satellite Servicing Spacecraft launched
    The robotic Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) was successfully launched atop of Russian Proton rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It is first of its kind commercial satellite-servicing spacecraft. It is designed to dock with aging spacecraft more than 22,000 miles above Earth, then extend its life with aid of solar-electric thrusters.


  • India Bangladesh old rail links of 1965 prewar reopened
    The Bangladesh PM Sheik Hasina announced that India Bangladesh rail links that were closed after 1965 war will be reopened. The announcement was made at the inaugural function of the first intercity train between Dhaka and Kurigam.


  • UAE 1st graduate-level research-based AI university in world
    The university Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence after Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces. He has for long advocated for UAE’s development of human capital via knowledge &scientific thinking to take the nation into future. Masdar City.


  • World Students Day on Sir Kalam’s birthday
    The world remembers Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India as a loved teacher. The United Nations declared his birthday, October 15, 2019, as World Students Day.


  • Leonel Messi wins 6th Golden Shoe award
    Barcelona FC captain Leonel Messi won the Golden Shoe for the 2018/19 season, for being the top scorer in the European leagues with 36 goals (in 34 games). This is his sixth Golden Shoe.


  • Nobel Peace Prize – 2019
    Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, his wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer jointly won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”

    The 100th Nobel Prize for peace has been awarded to the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abhiy Ahmed Ali for his efforts towards peace and international cooperation.


  • (Oct 13 – Oct 19) Important days of this week
    October 9-15: National Postal Week 2019 celebrated

    October 13: International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

    October 16: World Food Day

    October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty


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