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Current Affairs 5 Oct 2020

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Current Affairs 5 october 2020 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

Topic Index
1. Important Days
2. National News
3. International News
4. Sports
5. Economy & Finance
6. Defence

Important Days

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1. World Teachers’ Day
  • World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5 October every year in the whole world to commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers in 1966.
  • No doubt this Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers, education, recruitment, employment, etc.

National News

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2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an international webinar on textile traditions organized by ICCR
  • Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) & UP Institute of Design organized the webinar on the theme “Weaving Relations: Textile Traditions.” in the context of Gandhiji’s 150th Birth Anniversary.
  • PM said that textile sector is key to self-reliant India.
  • ICCR was founded in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

International News

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3. First ever India-Russia Webinar on Use of Natural Gas as a Motor Fuel organized
  • 1st ever India-Russia webinar on the use of natural gas as motor fuel was organized under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas & Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation.
  • It has organised to assist in collective efforts to use natural gas as a fuel.
  • GAIL is largest state-owned natural gas processing company.
  • GAIL = Gas Authority of India Ltd.

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4. Embassy of India in Kathmandu today marked the 56th anniversary of the Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation Day
  • Embassy of India in Nepal marked the 56th Anniversary of the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Day-2020 through a Webinar on “Sharing Knowledge & Experiences on COVID-19 Management”.
  • Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) is India’s flagship capacity building assistance initiative
  • Nepal Capital: Kathmandu

Sports

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5. Visnu Shivaraj Pandian wins gold in 10 meter air rifle event of International Online Shooting Championship
  • Visnu Shivaraj Pandian won the 10m air rifle event at the 5th edition of the International Online Shooting Championship.
  • 2nd place was won by world no. 27 Etienne Germond of France.
  • While Olympic quota winner Martin Strempfl of Austria took the 3rd place.
  • International Shooting Sport Federation HQ : Brussels, Belgium

Economy & Finance

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6. ICICI Bank Introduces Cardless Cash Withdrawal Using iMobile App
  • ICICI Bank announced that it has launched for its customers the facility with which they can now use the iMobile app to withdraw cash in a simple and safe mode.
  • The service in now available across 15,000 ICICI Bank ATMs across the country.
  • National Financial Switch is the largest network of shared ATMs.

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7. Gross NPAs as a percentage of gross loans outstanding of RRBs marginally declined to 10.4 per cent as on March 2020
  • Gross NPAs as a percentage of gross loans outstanding of RRBs marginally declined to 10.4 per cent as on March 2020 from 10.8 per cent as on March 31, 2019, as per paper published by the NABARD, based on the data on ENSURE portal
  • 45 RRBs functioning in 685 districts of 26 states & 3 UTs.

Defence

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8. India Bangladesh Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) in Bay of Bengal
  • 3rd edition of India Bangladesh Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) follows the bilateral naval exercise Bongosagar between India & Bangladesh which was held in Northern Bay of Bengal.
  • Exercise upholds vision of SAGAR (Security And Growth for All in the Region).
  • Admiral Karambir Singh is the current Chief of Naval Staff.
  • Currency: Nepalese rupee

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9. India successfully test-fires new version of nuclear-capable Shaurya Missile
  • India has successfully test-fired a new version of nuclear-capable Shaurya missile off the coast of Odisha.
  • It can strike targets at around 800 kms.
  • India also successfully testfired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile
  • Shaurya missile moves at hypersonic speeds

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10. NASA lifts off SS Kalpana Chawla cargo spacecraft
  • A commercial cargo spacecraft bound for the International Space Station (ISS) has been launched carrying the name of deceased NASA astronaut Kalpana “K.C.” Chawla.
  • Kalpana Chawla is the first Indian-born woman to enter space, for her key contributions to human space.
  • She died with her 6 members aboard space shuttle Columbia (2003).

So, these are all the latest important Current Affairs 5 October 2020.

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