Daily GK Update 5th October 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020

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Daily GK Update 5 Oct 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020

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♦Atal Tunnel Rohtang: PM Modi inaugurates world’s longest highway tunnel

Atal Tunnel Rohtang: PM Modi inaugurates world’s longest highway tunnel

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Atal Tunnel in Manali. It is “world’s longest highway” tunnel and is named Atal Tunnel, Rohtang. The 9.02 kilometres long engineering marvel connects Manali in Himachal Pradesh to Lahaul-Spiti throughout the year. The Atal tunnel has huge strategic significance as it will greatly assist in the movement of armed forces.
  • Atal Tunnel or the Rohtang tunnel has been built in the Pir Panjal range of Himalayas. The tunnel is located at an altitude of 10,000 Feet from the Mean Sea Level (MSL). The tunnel is set to reduce road distance by 46 kilometres between Leh and Manali.

♦Haryana’s CM Manohar Lal Khattar launches Gram Darshan

Haryana's CM Manohar Lal Khattar launches Gram Darshan

  • Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on 3rd October digitally launched ‘Gram Darshan’, which will allow accessibility to data of development projects of 6,197 gram panchayats of the state.
  • “With the launch of Gram Darshan, the details of the completed, ongoing and required development projects of every village in Haryana will be digitally available.

Note: About Haryana

  • Capital: Chandigarh
  • Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya
  • Chief Minister: Manohar Lal Khatta


♦SBI appoints Charanjit Attra as CFO

SBI appoints Charanjit Attra as CFO

  • The State Bank of India (SBI) has appointed Charanjit Singh Attra as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from 01 October 2020.
  • The post was lying vacant after the former Deputy MD & CFO Prashant Kumar, was appointed as the CEO of Yes Bank in March 2020

Note: About SBI

  • Chairperson: Rajnish Kumar
  • MD: Ashwani Bhatia
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Founded: 1 July 1955


♦Right Livelihood Award 2020

Right Livelihood Award 2020

  • The Right Livelihood Award is an international award to “honour and support those offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today.” The prize was established in 1980 by German-Swedish philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull.
  • An international jury, invited by the five regular Right Livelihood Award board members, decides the awards in such fields as environmental protection, human rights, sustainable development, health, education, and peace.
  • Although it is promoted as an “Alternative Nobel Prize”,it is not a Nobel prize.

List of Winners 2020

  • Nasrin Sotoudeh-Iran
  • Bryan Stevenson-USA
  • Lottie Cunningham Wren– Nicaragua
  • Ales Bialiatski-Belarus

♦Nobel Prize in medicine jointly awarded to Harvey J Alter, Michael Houghton, Charles M Rice for discovery of Hepatitis C virus

Nobel Prize in medicine jointly awarded to Harvey J Alter, Michael Houghton, Charles M Rice for discovery of Hepatitis C virus

  • The 2020 Nobel Prizes kicked off on 5th October with the naming of the winners, in the field of physiology or medicine.
  • The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to Harvey J Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus.” The announcement was made on 5 October 2020 at the Nobel Forum at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

Note: About Nobel Prize

  • Established- 1895
  • First awarded- 1901
  • Awarded for Outstanding contributions for humanity in: Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, Physiology or medicine, Economic sciences
  • Presenting Country-– Sweden (all prizes except the Peace Prize), Norway (Peace Prize only)


♦DRDO has been Successful Flight Test of SMART

DRDO has been Successful Flight Test of SMART

  • Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) has been successfully flight tested on 5th Oct 2020 from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha. All the mission objectives including missile flight upto the range and altitude, separation of the nose cone, release of Torpedo and deployment of Velocity Reduction Mechanism (VRM) have been met perfectly.
  • The tracking stations (Radars, Electro Optical Systems) along the coast and the telemetry stations including down range ships monitored all the events.
  • SMART is a missile assisted release of lightweight Anti-Submarine Torpedo System for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) operations far beyond Torpedo range. This launch and demonstration is significant in establishing Anti-Submarine warfare capabilities.

Important Day

♦5th October: World Teachers’ Day

5th October: World Teachers’ Day

  • World Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on October 5 globally to recognise and celebrate the works of educators including teachers, researchers and professors worldwide.
  • International Teachers Day is celebrated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in partnership with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Education International.
  • Theme 2020- “Teachers: Leading in Crisis, Reimagining the Future”.

Revision Important Days and Dates of September 2020

  • 1 October: International Day of the Older Persons
  • 1 October: International Coffee Day
  • 1 October: World Vegetarian Day
  • 2 October: Gandhi Jayanti, Lal bahadur shastri jayanti
  • 2 October: International Day of Non-Violence
  • 4 October: World Animal Welfare Day

♦First Monday of October (October 5)- World Habitat Day

First Monday of October (October 5)- World Habitat Day

  • The World Habitat Day is observed on the first Monday of October month every year.  The United Nations General Assembly had declared in 1985 the first Monday in October as World Habitat Day.
  • The day is celebrated to recognise the basic right of all humanity to have a adequate shelter and to encourage grassroots action in order to end poverty housing.
  • Theme 2020– Housing for All-A better Urban Future


♦Bollywood actress Mishti Mukherjee passes away

Bollywood actress Mishti Mukherjee passes away

  • Bollywood actress Mishti Mukherjee, who has featured in many Hindi, Bengali and Telugu films, and music videos has passed away.
  • Besides featuring in major Bengali projects, Mishti made her debut in Bollywood with the film Life Ki Toh lag Gayi in 2012.

♦Veteran Social activist Pushpa Bhave passes away

Veteran Social activist Pushpa Bhave passes away

  • Veteran social activist, Prof Pushpa Bhave, also known as the Iron Lady of Mumbai, has passed away. She has been associated with the Rashtra Seva Dal and democratic movements since her student days.
  • She had taken part in the Samyukta Maharashtra movement and the Goa liberation movement.

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