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Current Affairs [05-10-2020 to 11-10-2020]

Current Affairs of the Week

  1. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 is shared by Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice ‘for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus’.
  2. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 is awarded for two separate discoveries. Roger Penrose is awarded ‘for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity’. Besides this Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez jointly shared the award ‘for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy’.
  3. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 is shared by Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna ‘for the development of a method for genome editing’.
  4. The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020 goes to American poet Louise Gluck ‘for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal’.
  5. The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 is awarded to World Food Programme [WPF] ‘for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict’.
  6. The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2020 is jointly awarded to Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson ‘for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats’.
  7. Charanjit Surinder Singh Attra becomes the new Chief Financial Officer [CFO] of State Bank of India [SBI].
  8. World’s longest 9.02 Km highway tunnel, Atal Tunnel has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi under Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh. The tunnel is built by Border Roads Organisation [BRO] and is named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  9. Veteran social activist Pushpa Bhave passed away at the age of 81. She is known as the Iron Lady of Mumbai.
  10. Surface to surface nuclear capable ballistic missile Shaurya successfully test fired by Defence Research Development Organisation [DRDO] in Balasore, Odisha.
  11. Ales Bialiatski [Belarus], Nasrin Sotoudeh [Iran], Bryan Stevenson [US] and Lottie Cunningham [Nicaragua] have been awarded with Right Livelihood Award 2020 by the Swedish Right Livelihood Foundation for contribution towards equality, democracy, justice and freedom.
  12. Visnu Shivaraj Pandian won the 5th International Online Shooting Championship in 10m air rifle category. Etienne Germond [France] and Martin Strempfl [Austria] took second and third places respectively.
  13. National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] launched SS Kalpana Chawla cargo spacecraft to International Space Station [ISS].
  14. One of the hottest chillies in the world, Dalle Khursani grown in Sikkim gets Geographical Indication [GI] tag.
  15. Puducherry Airport becomes the first fully solar powered airport under Airports Authority of India [AAI].
  16. Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh campaign launched by Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi to reduce air pollution.
  17. Indo-American Chamber of Commerce [IACC] awarded Lifetime Achievement Award to Ratan Tata for his contributions to India-US business relation and global leadership.
  18. China to send asteroid mining robot into space in November.
  19. Dinesh Kumar Khara becomes the new chairman of State Bank of India [SBI].
  20. Punjab National Bank [PNB] launched financial inclusion and literacy initiative Gram Sampark Abhiyan.                  


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