Daily GK Update 7 Oct 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020
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National (Current Affairs)
♦Piyush Goyal Inaugurates Renaming Of Naugarh Railway Station To Siddharthnagar
- Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on 5th October through a video link inaugurated the renaming of Naugarh railway station to Siddharthnagar railway station situated at Siddharthnagar district in Uttar Pradesh.
- “Naugarh railway station was named Siddharthanagar in view of public aspirations due to the birth of Mahatma Buddha in Lumbini near Naugarh and being associated with his life events from this region.
Note: List of Some Important Renamed Place
- Bhopal Metro Rail-Raja Bhoj
- Naya Raipur-Atal Nagar
- Hazratganj intersection-Atal Chowk
- Deoghar Airport (Jharkhand)-Atal Bihari Vajpayee Airport
- Agartala Airport- Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport
- Gwalior-Chambal Expressway -Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chambal Progressway
- Manduadih Station: ‘Banaras’ Station
- Hubli Railway Station: Siddharoodha Swamiji Railway Station
♦Gujarat Government Launched the Digital Seva Setu Programme
- The Gujarat State Government launched the “Digital Seva Setu Programme” for rural areas on October 6, 2020. It was launched under the Bharat Net Project of the Central government.
- The programme comply with the India’s Digital India Mission. The villages will be connected with the 100 MBps optical fibre network with an aim to make every village a mini Sachivalay.
- The programme connects the village panchayats. It will provide twenty pro-people services including the delivery of ration cards at door steps.
Note: About Gujarat
- Capital: Gandhinagar
- Governor: Acharya Devvrat
- Chief minister: Vijay Rupani
Banking & Financial
♦Avaada to Receive $15 Million from Asian Development Bank to Expand its Solar Portfolio
- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it has signed an agreement to invest $15 million in Avaada Energy Private Limited (AEPL) to help expand the company’s solar generation capacity in the country.
- ADB added that this was its second investment in Avaada Energy after the first round of $50 million invested in April 2019.
♦Ajinkya Rahane signed as brand ambassador of Hudle
- Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane has been appointed as the brand ambassador and advisor of Hudle, a Delhi-based sports tech & events startup.
- Apart from being the face of the brand, he will also be able to guide the team with strategic inputs through his wealth of experience in professional sport. Hudle is a digital platform for sports enthusiasts to find and book a curated list of sports events & sports venues on The Hudle App.
Note: List of brand ambassador (Recently)
- ebikeGo: Harbhajan Singh
- Oakley’s: Rohit Sharma
- Bajaj Allianz: Ayushmann Khurrana
- Paytm First Games (PFG): Sachin Tendulkar
- Great Learning: Virat Kohli
- Acer India: Sonu Sood
- Ceat Tyres: Aamir Khan
- Myntra for beauty segment: Disha Patani, kiara advani
♦Dinesh Kumar Khara Appointed New SBI Chairman
- The government on 6th October appointed senior banker Dinesh Kumar Khara as chairman of the State Bank Of India.
- He replaces Rajnish Kumar, who completed his three-year term on 6th October.
Note: About SBI
- SBI new chief financial officer (CFO)-Charanjit Surinder Singh Attra
- SBI Cards& Payment Services MD & CEO– Ashwini Kumar Tewari
- SBI General Insurance MD & CEO – Prakash Chandra Kandpal
- SBI Mutual Fund MD & CEO– Vinay Tonse
♦IPS officer MA Ganapathy appointed DG of BCAS
- Senior IPS officer, M A Ganapathy has been appointed as the Director-General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). He is a 1986 batch IPS officer of Uttarakhand cadre.
- The post of BCAS chief fell vacant after Rakesh Asthana was appointed as the Director-General of Border Security Force in August.
List of Chiefs and DGS
- Army Chief– Manoj Mukund Naravane
- Navel Chief- Karambir Singh
- Air Chief– Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
- IB- Arvind Kumar
- BSF- Rakesh Asthana
- CRPF- AP Maheshwari
- CISF- Rajesh Ranjan
- ITBP- SS Deswal
- NSG– SS Deswal (additional)
- NDRF- SN Pradhan
- RAW- Samant Goel
♦Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer A. Doudna for developing genome-editing method
- The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing.”
- Doudna is the Director of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens in Berlin. She was born in 1964 in Washington, D.C, USA.
- Charpentier was born in 1968 in Juvisy-sur-Orge, France. She completed her Ph.D. from Institut Pasteur in Paris.
Note: Nobel Prize in medicine 2020 Winners
- Harvey J Alter
- Michael Houghton and
- Charles M. Rice
Note: 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics Winners
- Roger Penrose
- Reinhard Genzel and
- Andrea Gheza
♦7th October: World Cotton Day
- World Cotton Day (WCD) is observed globally on 7th October since 2019.
- The international day aims to celebrate the advantages of cotton, ranging from its qualities as a natural fibre to the benefits people obtain from its production, transformation, trade and consumption.
♦Veteran Bollywood Actor Vishal Anand passes away
- Veteran Bollywood actor, Vishal Anand has passed away. He came to fame with 1976 super-hit song and film ‘Chalte Chalte’.
- He has appeared in 11 Hindi films during his acting careers like Hindustan Ki Kasam and Taxi Driver.
♦Afghanistan Batsman Najeeb Tarakai Passed away
- Najeeb Tarakai, the Afghanistan right-handed batsman has died at the age of 29 after succumbing to injuries sustained in a road accident.
- He played 12 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and one One-day International (ODI) for Afghanistan. He had made his international debut at the 2014 T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.
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