OCTOBER 1ST 2021 CURRENT AFFAIRS
1. World Maritime Day
By International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Make people aware of the safety of the marine environment, the maritime industry, and shipping safety.
Theme: “Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future”
2. Lewis Hamilton has become the first Formula One (F1) driver to win 100 races.
2021 Russian Grand Prix – F1 Race
Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
Grand Prix – grawn pree
3. International Translation Day
Theme: United in Translation
4. Clean India Programme – One month
The Youth Affairs and Sports Minister – Anurag Thakur
A month-long Clean India drive
Aims at getting rid of single-use plastic and other waste
on October 1, 2021, from Prayagraj
The confluence of two rivers is a ‘prayag’, and in Allahabad three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati meet. Hence, it is the king of ‘prayags’. That is why it is ‘Prayagraj’.”
5. NASA Lucy Mission
the first spacecraft to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids on October 16, 2021
spacecraft is designed to travel nearly 4 billion miles
a 12-year mission
help scientists to understand how the Solar System and its planets were formed approximately 4.5 billion years ago and why did they end up in the current sequence.
Lucy – partial skeleton from a human ancestor
6. India’s external debt jumped
USD 570 billion as at March-end 2021
India’s external debt to GDP ratio jumped to 21.1 per cent at March-end 2021 from 20.6 per cent as at end-March 2020.