Current Affairs 07.10.2023

1. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023

Current Affairs 07.10.2023

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023 went to Moungi G. Bawendi, Louis E. Brus, and Alexei I. Ekimov “for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots”. Due to their tiny size, quantum dots, which are nanoparticles, have special features. They are presently utilized in a variety of settings, such as LED lighting, televisions, and medical imaging.

 2. World Nature Day: 3 October

Current Affairs 07.10.2023

World Nature Day is observed annually on October 3. It is a day dedicated to bringing attention to the problems affecting our environment, particularly those brought on by climate change. ‘Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and the Planet’ is the topic for World Nature Conservation Day in 2023. The significance of forests for both people and the environment is highlighted by this theme. Our need for resources like food, water, and clean air is met by forests. They are essential for maintaining the climate and preserving biodiversity.

3. North East Small Finance Bank is set to merge with Indian fintech unicorn Slice

Current Affairs 07.10.2023

Slice, a unicorn in the fintech industry, has received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to merge with North East Small Finance Bank (NESFB). It is anticipated that this combination will transform banking operations and increase financial inclusion in India. Slice is a fintech business with headquarters in Bengaluru that provides credit cards, buy now, pay later (BNPL), and insurance, among other financial goods and services. A small finance bank with its headquarters in Guwahati, NESFB concentrates on offering financial services to underserved and unbanked populations.

4. CDRI has estimated that the annual loss in global infrastructure due to climate change and disasters

Current Affairs 07.10.2023

According to the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), between $301 billion and $330 billion is lost annually to disasters and climate change-related infrastructure losses worldwide. This indicates that disasters and climate change are seriously harming infrastructure systems all across the world, which might have catastrophic effects on local economies and communities.

5. India were flash floods triggered by the overflow of a glacial lake and resulted in fatalities and significant damage

Current Affairs 07.10.2023

flash floods struck the state of Sikkim, killing at least seven individuals and seriously harming both property and infrastructure. The Teesta River basin was submerged as a result of the abrupt overflow of the glacial lake South Lhonak, which caused the floods.

6. Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award 2023

Current Affairs 07.10.2023

The renowned Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to ground-breaking novelist C S Lakshmi in 2023 in honor of her persistent and exceptional contributions to the field of Indian writing and literature. Lakshmi publishes novels under the pen name Ambai.

7. The Madhya Pradesh government reserved 35% of all state government employment for women

Current Affairs 07.10.2023

The Madhya Pradesh government has made it a policy to reserve 35% of all state government employment for women, with the exception of the Forest Department. The Madhya Pradesh Civil Services (Special Provision for Appointment of Women) Rules, 1997 have undergone this progressive amendment just ahead of the upcoming state assembly elections.

8. Manipuri author Dilip Nongmaithem received the Sahitya Akademi’s Bal Sahitya Puraskar

Current Affairs 07.10.2023

For his novel “Ibemma Amasung Ngabemma,” Manipuri author Dilip Nongmaithem received the Sahitya Akademi’s Bal Sahitya Puraskar for 2023. The Sahitya Akademi is the foremost literary organization in India. Children’s authors who have made remarkable contributions to children’s literature in any of the 22 Indian languages recognized by the Akademi are given the Bal Sahitya Puraskar award each year.

9. First 6G testing facility for Nokia is situated in Bengaluru, India

Current Affairs 07.10.2023

The 6G testing facility for Nokia is situated in Bengaluru, India. It is the first 6G lab ever established by the company. The lab will concentrate on creating 6G technology’s fundamental technologies. Additionally, it will cooperate with other businesses and academic centers to boost 6G development.

10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the country’s first cutting-edge sports training facility for Divyangjan

Current Affairs 07.10.2023

In Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the country’s first cutting-edge sports training facility for Divyangjan (those with disabilities), which was given the previous prime minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s name. The initiative’s objectives are to guarantee equal access to sports opportunities, support talent development, and encourage participation in a variety of sports. The Atal Bihari Training Center for Divyang Sports is now open to Divyangjan from all across the country.

11. Sate Government approved Sarakka Central Tribal University

Current Affairs 07.10.2023

In Telangana’s Mulugu district, the Sarakka Central Tribal University will be situated. As part of the 2014 Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, the Central government pledged to do so. The institution will have a $889 million budget and work to give local tribal children a high-quality education. It will include a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in addition to research activities.

12. Russia delivered the inaugural uranium shipment to Bangladesh for the Rooppur nuclear power plant.

Current Affairs 07.10.2023

The first supply of uranium for Bangladesh’s Rooppur nuclear power facility came from Russia. The project is important for Bangladesh since it would give the nation’s expanding economy access to much-needed electricity. Rosatom, a Russian nuclear energy company, is building the Rooppur nuclear power station. It will produce 2,400 MW of power when it is finished in 2024.

13. Arunachal Pradesh: Yak Churpi get Geographical Indication (GI) label.

Current Affairs 07.10.2023

Yak Churpi from Arunachal Pradesh has been given the Geographical Indication (GI) label. It is a dairy product made from yak milk that is naturally fermented. Churpi is a staple dish among the state’s tribal yak herders. They have relied on it as a lifeline in the hard Himalayan climate because it is high in protein.

14. Pallikal and Harinder Pal Sandhu of India took home the gold medal

At the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China, Dipika Pallikal and Harinder Pal Sandhu of India took home the gold medal in the mixed doubles squash competition. In the championship game, they prevailed 2-0 (11-10, 11-10) over Malaysia’s Aifa Azman-Mohd Syafiq Kamal. The Asian Games are featuring a squash mixed doubles competition for the first time.

15. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the services sector in India

The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the services sector in India reached 61 in September 2023, according to a survey-based index by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The PMI is a measure of business activity in the services sector. A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below 50 indicates contraction.

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