Daily GK Update: 4th October 2021

By Md Mansur Alam|Updated : October 4th, 2021

 National & International Appointments

1. Fumio Kishida elected as the new Prime Minister of Japan

  • Japan’s parliament elected Fumio Kishida as the new PM. 
  • He will be tasked with quickly tackling the pandemic and security challenges before an imminent national election.
  • He replaced Yoshihide Suga, who resigned with his Cabinet.
  • The ruling Liberal Democratic Party used its majority to formally elect Kishida. 
  • A 3rd-generation politician, Kishida was first elected to Parliament in 1993 representing Hiroshima and is an advocate for nuclear disarmament.
  • Parliament: Diet 

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 International Affairs

2. Cyclone Shaheen batters the Sultanate of Oman

  • A cyclone battered Oman lashing the sultanate with high winds and rain as the storm killed five people.
  • Cyclone 'Shaheen' made landfall just off from Muscat, Oman’s capital, with winds reaching up to 150 kph (93 mph).
  • The name ‘Shaheen’ is given by Qatar which is a part of the member countries for the naming of a tropical cyclone in the Indian Ocean.
  • It left flooding and other damage, forcing some to evacuate their homes.
  • Oman Currency: Omani rial

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 Important Dates

3. World Animal Day: 4th October 2021

  • World Animal Day is observed every year on 4th
  • The main goal of World Animal Day is to "raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe."
  • World Animal Day originated in the year 1925, when cynologist Heinrich Zimmermann organised the first event on 24 March at the Sport Palace in Berlin.
  • World Animal Day is a global event that unites animal organisations, and animal protection movements from various countries.

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 Honours & Awards

4. VP Venkaiah Naidu confers Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Award of Assam

  • VP M. Venkaiah Naidu conferred Assam Government’s biennial Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Award for National Integration and National Contribution.
  • The awards were conferred to the Assam Branch of Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, Assamese litterateur Dr. Nirod Kumar Baruah and Shillong Chamber Choir at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra.
  • The award carries five lakh rupees, a citation and an Angabastram.
  • This award is one of the biggest civilian awards in Assam.

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 Defense

5. India, Sri Lanka joint military exercise “MitraShakti21” begins today

  • The 8th edition of joint military exercise ‘Mitra Shakti 21’ begun today
  • The 12 days exercise is being conducted at Combat Training School, Ampara, Sri Lanka. 
  • The aim of the exercise is to promote close relations between armies of both countries and enhance inter-operability and sharing best practices in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations.
  • The 7th edition of the Mitra Shakti exercise was conducted at Foreign Training Node (FTN) in Pune in 2019.

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 Honours & Awards

6. India Today Healthgiri Awards 2021 announced

  • The India Today Healthgiri Awards 2021 were presented on Gandhi Jayanti by Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Aroon Purie, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, India Today Group.
  • The award is conferred to salute the invincible spirit of corona warriors who have led the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The Healthgiri Awards 2020 is the reincarnated version of the India Today Safaigiri Awards.

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 National & International Appointments

7. Kangana Ranaut becomes brand ambassador of UP’s ‘ODOP’ scheme

  • The Uttar Pradesh government named actor Kangana Ranaut as the brand ambassador of its ambitious ‘one district-one product’ programme.
  • The U.P. government has launched the one district-one product’ (ODOP) programme  with the aim to create product-specific traditional industrial hubs across 75 districts of the State.
  • Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also presented Kangana with a silver coin which was used for 'Ram Janm Bhumi Pujan'.

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 National Affairs

8. Kamdhenu Deepawali 2021 campaign launched

  • Kadhenu Deepawali 2021 campaign was launched to manufacture and market more than 100 Crore Cow dung based Deepak lamps and Laxmi-Ganesh Idols.
  • Kamdhenu Deepawali is to make Cows to be economically useful by proper economic use of Cow Dung and Cow Urine too along with its Milks, Curd, Ghee.
  • More than 300 items are getting made now by Panchgavya from Cow.
  • This includes, Deepak, Lamps, Candles, Sambrani cup, Havansamagri, Laxmi-Ganesh idols etc made up of Cow dung.

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 Summits & Conferences

9. Om Birla to participate in G-20 Speakers Summit in Rome

  • The 7th G-20 Parliamentary Speakers Summit is scheduled to be held in Rome, the capital of Italy.
  • An 8-member parliamentary delegation from India including Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh to participate in the summit.
  • Duarte Pacheco President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will address the Summit.
  • The Summit is expected to discuss issues including response to the social and employment crisis caused by the COVID -19.

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 Summits & Conferences

10. IISc-incubated startup L2MRail, SID, IISc sign MoU with Kerala Rail

  • The IISc, Bangalore, L2MRail and the Society for Innovation and Development signed an MoU with Kerala Rail aimed at enhancing rail safety. 
  • The L2M Rail and IISc have pioneered Fibre Bragg Grating sensing technology, to develop a Structural Health Monitoring System (SHMS). 
  • The team uses FBG-sensor technology to ensure the stability and integrity of structures even in vulnerable areas.
  • It comprise a large part of the terrain covered by the ambitious Silverline project.

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 State Affairs

11. Rajasthan Govt launches ‘Mukhyamantri Paryatan Udyog Sambal Yojana’

  • Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot launched ‘Mukhyamantri Paryatan Udyog Sambal Yojana-2021’ to provide relief to the entrepreneurs of the tourism and hospitality sector affected by COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Along with that the CM also launched a mobile app 'Rajasthan Tourism Official' designed to help tourists visiting Rajasthan.
  • Beside this, the CM released a collection of various policies, schemes and guidelines issued by the tourism department for tourism development in the state.

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 Sports

12. Mandhana becomes first Indian woman to score Test hundred in Australia

  • Smriti Mandhana became 1st Indian woman to score a Test hundred on Australian soil.
  • She completed her century to shape up India’s first innings on the second day of the first pink-ball day and night One-off Test match being played between India and Australia women at the Carrara Oval in Queensland. 
  • She scored 127 runs with 22 fours and a six.
  • Both openers Mandhana and Shafali Verma scored together a 93-run partnership. 

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 Sports

13. FC Goa clinches maiden Durand Cup football trophy

  • FC Goa claimed their maiden Durand Cup football title after a 1-0 win over Mohammedan Sporting in the final in Kolkata.
  • Captain Eduardo Bedia scored the all important goal in the 105th minute after the final match went into the extra time.
  • The Durand Cup crown also marks FC Goa coach Juan Ferrando Fenoll's first-ever trophy on Indian soil.
  • FC Goa got 40 lakh rupees for winning the title, while Mohammedan Sporting received 20 lakh rupees.

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 National & International Appointments

14. CoinDCX ropes in Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador

  • Crypto exchange, CoinDCX, has onboarded Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan as its first-ever brand ambassador.
  • Through this collaboration, CoinDCX will look to increase awareness around crypto and popularize it as an emerging asset class.
  • Bachchan will be the face of a new campaign, which will focus on popularizing crypto as an asset class.
  • CoinDCX is India's largest and safest cryptocurrency exchange.
  • CEO of CoinDCX: Sumit Gupta

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Daily GK Update: 4th October 2021

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