Current Affairs : 06-10-2020 in English


Defence

  • On 5 October, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully flight tested the ________ which is a missile assisted release of lightweight Anti-Submarine Torpedo System for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) operations far beyond Torpedo range - Supersonic Missile assisted release of Torpedo (SMART).

Environment

  • Scientists from India, Germany, United Kingdom and Switzerland have discovered a new family of bony fish from the Western Ghats, and named it - Aenigmachannidae.
  • Scientists from the Agharkar Research Institute (ARI Pune) have found two new plant species of pipeworts (Eriocaulon) in Maharashtra and - Karnataka.

International

  • IBM announced that the central bank of this country has successfully launched the world's first blockchain-based platform for government savings bonds - Thailand.
  • Leaders’ Pledge for Nature initiative launched to curb the biodiversity loss on the planet by 2030, is led by - World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

National

  • _____ was launched with an aim to give boost to the bamboo sector by promoting entrepreneurship, research, and trade of high quality bamboo products in a sustainable manner - India Bamboo Forum.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus - Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice (the US), and Michael Houghton (British).

State Current Affairs

  • On 1 October, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant launched the ______ initiative, which aims at making every village in the coastal state self-sufficient - 'Atmanirbhar Bharat Swayampoorna Goa' initiative.

Science and Technology

  • Researchers at this institute have indigenously developed microprocessor 'MOUSHIK' aimed at serving the Internet of Things devices - Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

General Knowledge

  • Austria - Capital: Vienna; Currency: Euro.
  • Azerbaijan - Capital: Baku; Currency: Manat.
  • Bahamas - Capital: Nassau; Currency: Bahamian dollar.
  • Bahrain - Capital: Manama; Currency: Bahraini dinar.
  • Bangladesh - Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Taka.
  • Belarus - Capital: Minsk; Currency: Belarusian ruble.
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