OCTOBER 5TH 2021 CURRENT AFFAIRS
1. Russia has successfully test-fired a hypersonic missile
From a nuclear submarine for the first time on October 4, 2021
2. 2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine
American scientists: David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian
They won the prize for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch
According to the award-giving body, these discoveries could make way for new pain-killers
About Nobel Prize
The prestigious Nobel prizes for “science, literature and peace” were created
Funded in the name of Swedish dynamite inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel
awarded since 1901
Economics was first conferred in 1969.
3. Delhi: Action plan to combat Air pollution in winters
Chief Minister (CM) of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, on October 4, 2021, announced a winter action plan to combat Air pollution in the state
Only buses and taxis coming to Delhi from other states will be converted into CNG
Green Delhi app – 23,000 complaints – 93% Solved
Green War Room – effectively analysing fight against pollution in real-time
Pusa Bio Decomposer – quicker stubble decompose
4. TN launches software to aid police investigations
MK Stalin launched face recognition software on October 4, 2021
For assisting police officials in their investigation
Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) – data source – more than 5.30 lakh photos
5. Dare to Dream 2.0
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh felicitated the winners of the ‘Dare to Dream 2.0’ Contest organised by the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO)
Launched to promote innovators & start-ups and provide a platform for the young ignited minds in the country.
Winners – Support – under “Technology Development Fund (TDF) scheme”
6. “Made in India’ drone used to transport COVID-19 vaccine
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya
launched an initiative on October 4, 2021
To facilitate COVID-19 vaccine delivery using “made in India drones” in the tough & hard-to-reach terrains of the Northeast.
The aerial distance of 15 km
7. October 4 – World Habitat Day
An initiative of United Nations
First Monday of October, every year
Theme: “Accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world”
8. NASA’s Psyche Mission
Visit a giant asteroid called Psyche, which could be the frozen remains of the molten core of a bygone.
NASA will send its Psyche Mission in the August 2022 launch.