Current Affairs This Week (11-10-2020)

  • The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry- for Genome Editing method

    The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has gone to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing.” That method, formally known as CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, but often simply called CRISPR, allows scientists to precisely cut any strand of DNA they wish.
  • Rajeshwar Rao – New Deputy Governor of RBI
    The central government on Wednesday has appointed M Rajeshwar Rao as deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India, it said in a notification. He is currently the executive director of RBI. The Appointment Committee of the Union cabinet has approved the appointment, the notification stated. Rao succeed NS Vishwanathan as the fourth deputy governor.
  • Air Force Day: IAF celebrated its 88th Anniversary.

    The Indian Air Force is celebrating its 88th anniversary today when it will showcase it prowess and put its mainstream fighter jets on display. A key highlight this year is the newly-inducted Rafale fighter aircraft that will be featured.
  • AMHUB: India’s first advanced manufacturing hub
    To attract high-tech organisations, Tamil Nadu needs an ecosystem for advanced manufacturing and needs to providea fillip to the development of industrial corridors and clusters, smart cities. Now, Tamil Nadu will be able to harness opportunities in the sectors of electronics, electric mobility, solar energy and textiles through collaboration with AMHUB.
  • 14 million tonnes of microplastics on sea floor: study

    The quantity of the tiny pollutants was 25 times greater than previous localised studies had shown, the agency said, calling it the first global estimate of sea-floor microplastics.
  • First ever Brand & Logo for Indian Cotton

    Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani yesterday launched ‘Kasturi Cotton’, the first-ever Brand and Logo for Indian Cotton on Second World Cotton Day through video conferencing. Now, India’s premium cotton would be known as ‘Kasturi Cotton’ in the world cotton trade.
  • Russia successfully tests new hypersonic Tsirkon missile
    Russia has tested its Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile from a frigate as it plans to arm surface vessels and submarines with the missile system. The Tsirkon missile was fired from the Northern Fleet’s frigate Admiral Gorshkov in the White Sea to hit a target located at a distance of 450km in the Barents Sea.
  • ‘Ayush Standard Treatment Protocol’

    The Union Health Minister launched the protocols at an event held via video conferencing today and hailed the up-gradation of protocols by the AYUSH Ministry, which has been done in sync with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
  • Northrop Grumman Launched SS Kalpana Chawla Cygnus

    Northrop Grumman launched another flight to the International Space Station, this time named after late astronaut ‘Kalpana Chawla’. The Cygnus vehicle S.S Kalpana Chawla along with Antares rocket for NG-14.
  • October 5: World Habitat Day
    World Habitat Day is marked on the first Monday of October each year, and is recognized by the United Nations to reflect on the state of towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. The day is also intended to remind the world that everyone has the power and the responsibility to shape the future of towns and cities.
  • Quote of the day
    Life should be great rather than long – Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, also known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer, who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination towards the untouchables

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