Current Affairs : 01-10-2020 in English

Important Day

  • International Day of Older Persons - 1 October.
  • International Coffee Day - 1 October.
  • International Music Day - 1 October.


  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched the Defence India Startup Challenge (DISC 4) and the _______ initiative, which are aimed at expanding the horizons of Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) ecosystem - iDEX4Fauji initiative.


  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) decided to introduce a code of conduct for mutual fund managers, including chief investment officer of - Asset management companies (AMCs).
  • AMCs have been allowed to become - self clearing member.
  • SEBI made it easier for a listed holding company to delist its subsidiary by granting exemption from the - Reverse book building (RBB) process.
  • Indian Bank’s facility that aimed at providing a paperless working environment and to improve the turnaround time considerably - IB-eNote.


  • This Indian institution and Embassy of the Netherlands (New Delhi) signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) on 28 September 2020 to support the decarbonization and energy transition agenda for accommodating cleaner and more energy - NITI Aayog.
  • Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, who was the ruler of ______, died on 29 September 2020 - Kuwait.
  • Kuwait's new ruling emir - Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah.
  • This country has pipped Mauritius to become the number two jurisdiction, only behind the US, for foreign portfolio investments (FPI) into India - Singapore.


  • On 29 September, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) ‘Accountability Breakfast’ event was co-hosted by the White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) and - Every Woman Every Child (EWEC).
  • This Mini Ratna enterprise has signed Memorandum of Understanding on 29 September with Ministry of Power, Government of India with generation target of 27500 MUs in the year 2020-21 - NHPC Limited.
  • Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC) has signed a performance-based ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ with this ministry detailing various targets to be achieved by PFC during FY 2020-21, with an ambitious revenue target of Rs. 36,000 Crs - Ministry of Power.
  • This Tata group company has entered into a pact with global satellite operator ‘Telesat’ to bring LEO satellite network to India; Telesat LEO is a next-generation satellite constellation to help bridge the digital divide in remote and challenging locations - Nelco Limited.

Persons in News

  • New President of Film and Television Institute of India, FTII Society and Chairman of Governing Council of FTII - Shekhar Kapur (Filmmaker).
  • Top position (overall) on the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2020 and who become the richest individual in Asia and fourth richest person in the world - Mukesh Ambani (total wealth of Rs 6.58 lakh crore).
  • Top position (richest woman) on the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2020 - Smita V Crishna of Godrej (Rs 32,400 crore).
  • The RBI has appointed its General Manager ______ on the board of the Dhanlaxmi Bank for two years - D K Kashyap.

General Knowledges

  • Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal - Adopted: 22 March 1989; Effective: 5 May 1992.
  • Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context - Adopted: 25 February 1991; Effective: 1997.
  • Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes - Adopted: 17 March 1992; Effective: 6 October 1996.
  • Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents - Adopted: 17 March 1992; Effective: 19 April 2000.
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - Adopted: 9 May 1992; Effective: 21 March 1994.
  • Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adopted: 11 December 1997; Effective: 16 February 2005.
  • Doha amendment to the Kyoto Protocol was adopted on - 8 December 2012.
  • Paris Agreement (greenhouse-gas-emissions mitigation) - Adopted: 12 December 2015; Effective: 4 November 2016.
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