Current Affairs : 02-10-2020 in English

Important Day

  • World Post Card Day - 1 October.
  • World Vegetarian Day - 1 October.
  • International Day of Non-Violence - 2 October.


  • This CPSB and Hindustan Unilever (HUL) announced a partnership to enable easy access to credit to small retailers who use the company's Shikhar app - State Bank of India (SBI).
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has fixed the second half’s Ways and Means Advances (WMA), which is a short-term lending facility to the centre, at - Rs 1.25 trillion.


  • On 30 September, this country has formally acceded to the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) - Mongolia.
  • First regional trade agreement of Mongolia with developing countries - Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA).
  • _____ is the first day of the Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030), a WHO-supported UN initiative to promote healthy ageing across the world, including in the WHO South-East Asia Region - 1 October 2020.
  • On 30 September, India has established Air Bubble arrangement with - Kenya and Bhutan.
  • Winner of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) Action Award, given by UNDP in partnership with the Government of Punjab under the category ‘Integration, Convergence, Joint Action and Holistic Solution Approach - Industry’ - CII Foundation.
  • First country in the world which will have its own hospitality loyalty program - Maldives.


  • Top three position in the happiness rankings of states and union territories, According to the first-ever annual ‘India Happiness Report’ - (respectively) Mizoram, Punjab, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • Top three position in the happiness rankings of big states - Punjab, Gujarat, and Telangana.
  • Top three position in the happiness rankings of smaller states - Mizoram, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Top three position in the happiness rankings of union territories - Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, and Lakshadweep.
  • Top three position in the future happiness rankings - Manipur, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Gujarat.
  • Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan launched the “_______ Technologies for rural development” programme - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment launched the Ambedkar Social Innovation and Incubation Mission under - Venture Capital Fund for SCs.

Persons in News

  • New Secretary in Ministry of Labour & Employment - Apurva Chandra.

State Current Affairs

  • This state government presented the Anundoram Borooah Award 2020 to students who secured 75 percent or above in HSLC examination 2020 (Class 10) - Assam.

Science and Technology

  • Venus mission of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which is scheduled to launch in 2025 - VIRAL (Venus Infrared Atmospheric Gases Linker) instrument.
  • ISRO’s VIRAL instrument is co-developed with the Russia’s  Roscosmos and the - LATMOS laboratory (France)
  • World’s most efficient blockchain protocol that is both secure against quantum computers and protects the privacy of its users and their transactions - MatRiCT (patented by CSIRO and now licensed to Australian cryptocurrency developer, HCash).

General Knowledge

  • Convention on Biological Diversity - Adopted: 5 June 1992; Effective: 29 December 1993.
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) - Adopted: 14 October 1994; Effective: 26 December 1996.
  • Lusaka Agreement on Co-operative Enforcement Operations Directed at Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora - Adopted: 8 September 1994; Effective: 10 December 1996.
  • Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses (Watercourses Convention) - Adopted: 21 May 1997; Effective: 17 August 2014.
  • Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters was adopted on - 25 June 1998.
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