Current Affairs This Week (04-10-2020)

  • BrahMos missile with indigenous booster test-fired

    DRDO successfully test-fired the BrahMos surface-to-surface cruise missile with an indigenous booster and air frame sector, along with other sub-systems made within the country. The supersonic missile is one of the prime precision-strike missiles used by all 3 forces.
  • Google India launches Make Small Strong campaign

    The tech giant’s ‘‘Make Small Strong’ campaign is meant to “rally support from the citizens for small businesses by buying locally, leaving reviews and ratings and promoting their favourite retailers on social media to help generate demand for these businesses.
  • September 29 : World Heart Day
    It aims to drive action to educate people that by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity, at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided.
  • Serum Institute to produce 100 mill COVID-19 vaccine doses

    The Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) on Tuesday committed to producing an additional 100 million doses of the vaccine it is testing. This brings the total number of doses to 200 million to be available at $3 a dose to a group of at least 61 ‘low and middle income countries’ that includes India.
  • September 28 : World Rabies Day
    World Rabies Day aims to raise awareness about the impact of rabies on humans and animals, provide information and advice on how to prevent the disease in at-risk communities, and support advocacy for increased efforts in rabies control.
  • Bhagat Singh 113th birth anniversary

    It was on this day in 1907, Bhagat Singh was born in Banga village of Lyallpur district of undivided Punjab province. He fought against British rule for the country’s independence and was hanged in Lahore jail at the age of 23, along with Rajguru and Sukhdev.
  • September 27 : World Tourism Day
    Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day as international observances on September 27. This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO were adopted. The adoption of these Statutes is considered a milestone in global tourism.
  • A first-of-its-kind Museum on Ganga: “Ganga Avalokan”

    The Museum in Haridwar showcases the culture, biodiversity and rejuvenation activities done in Ganga river, the STP in Chandreshwar Nagar occupies less than 900 SQM area which is about 30% of the usual area requirement for STPs of such capacity.
  • Sep 28:International Day for Universal Access to Information
    The International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) was proclaimed on 15 October 2019 at the 74th UN General Assembly to be held on 28 September. Initially the day was designated by the UNESCO General Conference. It was inaugurated in November 2015 and was first held on 28 September 2016.

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