Daily Current Affairs 6th Oct 2021 – MCQs, News & Videos

Get All the Important Current Affairs of 6th Oct 2021 in this blog. It covers all important sections like Banking Current Affairs, Finance Current Affairs, Sports Current Affairs, Latest Appointments, Awards and more. In this blog, you also get to solve Important Current Affairs MCQs of 6th Oct 2021.

Daily Current Affairs 6th Oct 2021

Nobel Prize

  • The Nobel Prize is considered the most prestigious prize in the world. This prize is given in the 6 fields i.e, Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Economics, and Peace Prize.
  • These prizes were commenced in 1901

Important Facts

  • Marie Curie is the only woman who has been honoured twice, with the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics and the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
  • John B. Goodenough is the oldest recipient of this prize in Chemistry 2019 at the age of 97 years.
  • Malala Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel Laureates who got the Peace Prize in 2014 at the age of just 17 years

Indian Nobel Prize Winners

1. 1913 – RABINDRANATH TAGORE – Literature (Popularly known as ‘Gurudev)
2. 1930 – CHANDRASHEKAR VENKATA RAMAN – Physics
3. 1968 – Dr. HAR GOBIND KHORANA – Medicine
4. 1979 – MOTHER TERESA – Peace Prize
5. 1983 – Dr. SUBRAMANIAN CHANDRASHEKAR – Physics
6. 1998 – AMARTYA SEN – Economics
7. 2009 – Dr.Venkataraman Ramakrishnan – Chemistry
8. 2014 – Kailash Satyarthi – Peace Prize
9. 2019: Abhijit Banerjee: Economics

Award

2021 Nobel Prize in Physics will be given on October 05, 2021

  • Half of the award has been given jointly to US-based Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann of Germany “for the physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming”
  • The other half of the award has been conferred to Giorgio Parisi from Italy “for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales.”
  • Prize amount: 10 million Swedish kronor.

2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

  • Two American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian have jointly won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine on October 04, 2021.
  • They have been honoured for the discovery of receptors in the skin that sense temperature and touch and could pave the way for new pain-killers.
  • The prestigious award comes with a gold medal and 10 million Swedish kronor (over $1.14 million)

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu confers Assam Government’s biennial Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Award for National Integration and National Contribution on 3 awardees

The three awardees are:
1. Members of Assam branch of Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust
2. German-based Assamese litterateur Dr. Nirod Kumar Barooah
3. Members of Shillong Chamber Choir at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra

  • The biennial Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Award was instituted by the Government of Assam in 1993 in memory of the first Chief Minister of Assam Bharat Ratna Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi.
  • It carries prize money of Rs 5 lakh, a citation and an angavastram.

International News

Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) has launched its programme in Seychelles

  • India has been chosen as the Partner Administration for this programme. The country will be providing its Tax Expert in support of the initiative.
  • The focus of the 12-month programme will be on Transfer Pricing cases of tourism and financial services sectors.
  • TIWB is a joint initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), since its launch in 2015.

National News

PM Modi inaugurates ‘Azadi@75 – New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape’ Conference-cum-Expo in Lucknow Indira Gandhi Pratishthan

  • The theme of the three-day event is “New Urban India”. It will culminate on October 07, 2021.
  • The Conference-cum-Expo is organised by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
  • The Conference-cum-Expo is a platform to showcase the prospective transformative urban missions and highlight the achievements and the flagship urban development missions undertaken in the past 7 years of the Modi government.
  • PM virtually handed over keys of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U) houses to 75,000 beneficiaries in 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh and interacted with beneficiaries of the scheme of Uttar Pradesh.
  • PM inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 75 urban development projects of the state under Smart Cities Mission and AMRUT.
  • He flagged off 75 buses under FAME-II for seven cities including Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Jhansi and Ghaziabad.
  • PM announced the setting up of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chair in Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), Lucknow.

The first consignment of Geographical Indication (GI) tagged sweet dish Mihidana, from West Bengal has been exported to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

  • This initiative is part of the effort to promote indigenous & Geographical Identification (GI) tagged products of India globally.
  • The product was exported by APEDA registered M/S DM Enterprises, Kolkata.
  • West Bengal’s Bardhaman got the GI tag for the Mihidana sweetmeats in 2017.
  • Agriculture and processed food production export Development Authority is an apex body that promotes export trade of agricultural products in India.
  • Set-up by the ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India
  • Dr. M. Angamuthu, IAS is the Chairman of APEDA

Defence Exercise

The fifth edition of India – Japan Maritime Bilateral Exercise, JIMEX, between the Indian Navy (IN) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF), will be held in the Arabian Sea from 06 to 08 October 2021.

  • JIMEX series of exercises commenced in January 2012 with a special focus on maritime security cooperation. JIMEX-21 aims to develop a common understanding of operational procedures and enhance inter-operability through the conduct of a multitude of advanced exercises, across the entire spectrum of maritime operations.

Appointment

On October 04, 2021, the Parliament of Japan voted for former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida to become the new Prime Minister of the country.

  • The 64-year-old Kishida received 257 votes, from 249 parliament members to be sworn in as the 100th Prime Minister of the country.
  • He replaces Yoshihide Suga, who submitted his resignation along with his entire cabinet on October 04, 2021.

Crypto exchange CoinDCX roped in Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador to spread awareness about cryptocurrencies.

  • Through this collaboration, CoinDCX wants to increase awareness around crypto and popularise it as an emerging asset class.

Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed has been sworn in for a second five-year term on October 04, 2021.

  • Mr Abiy, the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner, is serving as prime minister of Ethiopia since 2018.
  • He was administered the oath of office by Supreme Court Chief Justice Meaza Ashenafi.

Colonel Mamady Doumbouya has been sworn in as the Interim President of the coastal West African country of Guinea

  • Doumbouy, led the military coup on September 05, 2021, to overthrow 83-year-old President Alpha Conde.
  • Doumbouya will serve as transitional president until the country returns to civilian rule.

B C Patnaik has taken charge as the managing director (MD) of the Life Insurance Corporation of India.

  • He was appointed as Managing Director vide a government notification dated July 5, 2021.
  • Prior to taking charge as MD of LIC, Patnaik was the Secretary-General, Council for Insurance Ombudsman, (CIO) Mumbai.
  • He joined as a Direct Recruit Officer in 1986

Government is considering appointing Soma Sankara Prasad, the deputy managing director of State Bank of India, as managing director of Kolkata-based UCO Bank.

  • The Banks Board Bureau (BBB) has suggested the name of UCO Bank Managing Director Atul Kumar Goel for heading Punjab National Bank as MD.
  • The managing director position of PNB will fall vacant after the superannuation of S S Mallikarjuna Rao in January.

Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) has appointed automobile industry veteran Vinod Aggarwal as its president.

  • Aggarwal, who is currently the managing director and CEO of VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd (VECV), replaces Nikunj Sanghi, who will leave ASDC after serving it for four years.

Executive Council of the Indian Society of Advertisers (ISA) has elected Sunil Kataria, Chief Executive Officer, India and SAARC, Godrej Consumer Products Limited as the Chairman of the ISA

  • Sunil has led the Society over the past five years to greater heights garnering support from the fellow Executive Council members, the ISA members and other industry bodies.

Air Marshal B.R. Krishna assumed charge of Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC).

  • Commissioned as a fighter pilot in 1983, Air Marshal Krishna has had a distinguished career spanning over 38 years.
  • Qualified Flying Instructor and experimental test pilot, he has flown a wide variety of fighters, transport aircraft and helicopters in the inventory of Indian Air Force (IAF). He has over 5,000 hours of flying experience including operational, instructional and test flying.

Sports News

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen has won the inaugural Meltwater Champions Chess Tour (MCCT), to claim the non-fungible token (NFT) trophy and $1,00,000 in the finals on October 04, 2021

  • The 10-month long online chess tournament was held on chess24.com from November 22, 2020, till October 4, 2021.
  • The MCCT tour comprised 10 total tournaments.
  • The 2021 Meltwater Champions Chess Tour was the most viewed online chess event in the history of the game.
  • Magnus Carlsen is now considered the undisputed best online chess player in the world

FC Goa beat Mohammedan Sporting to win their maiden Durand Cup football title, 1-0, in the final, held at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata on October 03, 2021

  • FC Goa Captain Eduardo Bedia scored the all-important goal in the 105th minute after the final match went into the extra time.
  • The 2021 Durand Cup was the 130th edition of the Durand Cup, the oldest football tournament in Asia.
  • 2021 Season awards winners
  • Golden glove for best goalkeeper – Naveen Kumar (FC Goa)
  • Golden boot for top scorer – Marcus Joseph (Mohammedan)
  • Golden ball for best player – Edu Bedia (Goa)

Committee

Ministry of Labour has reconstituted the Expert Group on Fixation of Minimum Wages and National Floor Wages.

  • The nine-member new committee will now be headed by the economist and statistician SP Mukherjee (emeritus professor at the University of Kolkata).
  • Earlier in June 2021, government had constituted this committee under the Chairmanship of Professor Ajit Mishra (director of the Institute of Economic Growth).
  • The new expert group has been constituted for a period of three years.
  • Expert group is expected to look into international best practices on wages and evolve a scientific criteria and methodology for fixation of wage in the country.

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Current Affairs 6th Oct 2021 – MCQs

Q. Which of the following is/are Wrong about AMRUT 2.0
1. The outlay of AMRUT 2.0 is around Rs 1.41 lakh crore
2. provide 100 per cent coverage of water supply to all households in around 4,700 urban local bodies by providing about 2.68 crore tap connections
3. In 2016, Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission was renamed to Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation
a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Only 3
d) 1 & 2
e) 1 & 3

Answer: Option E

  • The outlay of AMRUT 2.0 is around Rs 2.87 lakh crore
  • Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission was renamed to Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation and then relaunched by PM Modi in June 2015 with the aim of providing basic civic amenities like water supply, sewerage, urban transport, parks to improve the quality of life for all especially the poor and the disadvantaged.

Q. Ministry of Labour & Employment in partnership with which of the following has launched DigiSaksham Programme.
a) Paytm
b) Microsoft
c) Google
d) Amazon
e) Facebook

Answer: Option B

  • It is a digital skills programme to increase the employability of youth by imparting them with digital skills.
  • DigiSaksham will be implemented in the field by Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India (AKRSP-I). It aims to benefit more than 3 lakh youths in the first year.

Q. PM Modii chaired the 38th PRAGATI meeting to review multiple projects, grievances and programmes of central and state government. What I in PRAGATI stands for?
a) Involvement
b) Indication
c) Impact
d) Implementation
e) Inauguration

Answer: Option D

  • PRAGATI stands for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.
  • In the meeting, eight projects were taken for review having a cumulative cost of around Rs.50,000 crore.
  • 297 projects worth Rs. 14.39 lakh crore has been reviewed so far in the previous 37 PRAGATI meetings.
  • PRAGATI is an ambitious multi-purpose and multi-modal platform, launched in March 2015, by PM Modi

Q. Government of India has approved a capital infusion of _________ to ECGC Ltd for a period of five years, i.e. from FY 2021-2022 to FY 2025- 2026.
a) Rs. 2,400 crore
b) Rs. 3,400 crore
c) Rs. 4,400 crore
d) Rs. 5,400 crore
e) Rs. 6,400 crore

Answer: Option C

  • ECGC Limited is a wholly-owned CPSE of the Government of India.
  • Government has also approved the Initial Public Offer (IPO) on the Stock Exchange of ECGC Ltd

Q. Najla Bouden Romdhane has been appointed as the first woman Prime Minister of which of the following country?
(a) Syria
(b) Turkey
(c) Tunisia
(d) Egypt
(e) Libya

Answer: Option C

  • The 63-year-old has also become the first female prime minister in the whole Arab world.
  • Prior to this appointment, Najla served in the education ministry in 2011.
  • She is a geologist by profession and professor at the Tunis National School of Engineering.

Q. Which bank and Indian Navy have launched NAV-eCash card onboard the country’s largest naval aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya?

(a) Bank of India
(b) State Bank of India
(c) Bank of Baroda
(d) Canara Bank
(e) Indian Overseas Bank

Answer: Option B

  • SBI’s NAV-eCash card onboard the country’s largest naval aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.
  • The infrastructure at naval ships inhibits traditional payment solutions particularly when the ship is on high seas where there is no connectivity.
  • NAV-eCash card, with its dual-chip technology, will facilitate both online as well as offline transactions.

That is all from us in this blog on Current Affairs 6th Oct 2021.


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