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CURRENT AFFAIRS : NATIONAL NEWS

Om Birla visit Rome to attend G20 Parliamentary Speakers Summit

  • An Indian Parliamentary Delegation led by Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla left for Rome to attend the G20 Parliamentary Speakers Summit. 
  • The delegation comprises Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha Harivansh, Secretary General, Lok Sabha Utpal Kumar Singh and Secretary General, Rajya Sabha Dr. P.P.K. Ramacharyulu.
  • The overall theme of the summit is Parliaments for People, Planet and Prosperity. A Joint Statement will be adopted at the end of the Summit.
  • Lok Sabha Speaker will participate in Session -1 on the theme “Response to the Social and Employment Crisis caused by the Pandemic.
  • On the sidelines of the extant Summit, Mr Birla will also hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts from other participating Parliaments.

Health Minister has released UNICEF’s publication “The State of the World’s Children 2021”

  • Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has released UNICEF’s global flagship publication – “The State of the World’s Children 2021; On My Mind: promoting, protecting and caring for children’s mental health in New Delhi.
  • The report details the significant impact of COVID-19 pandemic on children’s mental health.
  • This is very vital to address mental health as an important aspect for creating a healthy society. Mansukh noted that teachers are very important stakeholders for addressing mental health issues along with parents and family.
  • UNICEF India Representative Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque presented some key findings of the report.
  • As per the report, around 14 percent of 15 to 24-year-olds in India, or 1 in 7 of them , reported often feeling depressed or having little interest in doing things.

Coal Ministry set up panel to review project execution timeline

  • The Coal Ministry has constituted a panel to review and benchmark the timelines in project execution. 
  • The committee has been set up under the chairmanship of Joint Secretary and Financial Advisor comprising of representatives from NTPC, IOCL, PGCIL and Director (T), ECL as member secretary.
  • The objective of the committee is to suggest a robust and efficient set of timelines and whether statutory clearances may be obtained prior to issuing tender.
  • The panel will also review tendering process by examining tenders having a value of more than Rs 300 crore of Coal India Limited (CIL), its subsidiaries and other PSUs.

Note

  • Coal India accounts for over 80 per cent of domestic coal output. The company is eyeing one billion tonnes of production target by 2023-24.

About Coal India Limited:

  • CEO: Pramod Agrawal
  • It is an Indian government-owned coal mining and refining corporation.
  • Headquarters: Kolkata, West Bengal

Electricity Rules 2021 promulgated for Transmission System Planning; GNA introduced

  • The Ministry of Power reviewed the existing transmission planning framework based on long-term access (LTA) which resulted in the promulgation of the Electricity (Transmission System Planning, Development and Recovery of Inter-State Transmission Charges) Rules 2021 on October 3, 2021.
  • Also, for the first time, these rules have enabled that the transmission capacity can be sold, shared or purchased by the states and generators as per their requirements.
  • These rules saw the introduction of General Network Access (GNA) which will ease the power generating companies to get an easier access to the electricity transmission network across the country or inter-state.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : INTERNATIONAL NEWS

WB Approved US$ 40 million Project for Meghalaya

  • WB also approved a US$ 40 million (around Rs 296 crore) project titled ‘Meghalaya Health Systems Strengthening Project’ to improve the quality of health services in Meghalaya and strengthen the state’s capacity to handle health emergencies, including the COVID-19.
  • All 11 districts of the state will benefit from the project and it will enable women to better utilize healthcare services at the community level.
  • The Under-5 mortality in Meghalaya in FY20 was about 40 deaths per 1,000 live births and stunting among under-5 was about 47 percent.
  • Non-communicable diseases (including hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer) account for more than half of the disease burden in the state.

About World Bank:

  • President – David Malpass
  • Establishment – 1944 as The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Headquarters – Washington D.C., USA
  • Members – 189

Denmark PM Mette Frederiksen to be on 3-day State Visit to India

  • Prime Minister of Denmark Ms. Mette Frederiksen will be on a three days State Visit to India from 9th of this month.
  • During the visit, Ms Frederiksen will call on the President Ram Nath Kovind and hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The visit by Ms. Frederiksen will give both sides an opportunity to discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations and review the progress in implementation of the Green Strategic Partnership. 
  • Both sides will also discuss regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest.
  • During the Virtual Summit held on 28th September last year, India and Denmark had established a Green Strategic Partnership

CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATE NEWS

Purushottam Rupala inaugurates Ladakh MSME Business Investment & Job Creation Expo-2021:

  • Union Minister for Fisheries, Dairy, Poultry and Animal Husbandry Purushottam Rupala has inaugurated a Two day Ladakh Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Business Investment and Job Creation Expo-2021, in Leh, Ladakh
  • Ladakh Autonomous Development Council, Leh CEC Tashi Gyaltson appealed to the MSME Forum to help entrepreneurs with handholding and also open a local window to help the interested youths.
  • Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) Deputy Managing Director V Satya Venkat Rao, SIDBI has an ecosystem to help entrepreneurs till they stand on their own.
  • MSME Forum National Chairman Rajnish Goenka, Local chapter representatives Tashi Kachu and Dorjay Angchuk, UT Senior officials and young entrepreneurs participated in the Expo.
  • Several MSME entrepreneurs from across the country have set up stalls and showcased their progress at the Ladakh Expo.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BUSINESS NEWS

Govt receives about Rs. 1,426 crore from Coal India Limited as dividend in FY21

  • The government has received over Rs 2,800 crore as dividend from Coal India and ONGC fiscal year (FY) 2021
  • Government of India has respectively received about Rs 1426 cr from Coal India Ltd and Rs 1406 crore from ONGC as dividend in this FY recently
  • As per the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) website, so far in the current financial year (April-March), the government has received Rs 4,576 crore as dividend from CPSEs.
  • Besides, Rs 9,110 crore has been mobilised through disinvestment in various Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) so far this fiscal.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BANKING AND ECONOMY

Moody’s upgrades India’s rating outlook to ‘Stable’ from ‘Negative’                                                  

  • With the economy showing improvement, global ratings firm Moody’s Investor Services has changed India’s sovereign rating outlook to ‘Stable’ from ‘Negative’ even as it retained the sovereign rating at ‘Baa3’.
  • Baa3’ is the lowest investment grade rating. Obligations related to this rating are subject to moderate credit risk.
  • They are considered medium grade and as such may possess certain speculative characteristics. A ‘Stable’ outlook indicates a low likelihood of a rating change over the medium term.
  • The rating agency acknowledged that an economic recovery is underway. It expects the real GDP this fiscal to exceed the FY20 level with a growth rate of 9.3 per cent. For 2022-23, its forecast is 7.9 per cent
  • Moody’s expects real GDP growth to average around 6 per cent over the medium term, reflecting a rebound in activity to levels at potential as conditions normalise

SBI and Indian Navy Launched NAV-eCash Card

  • Indian Navy and State Bank of India (SBI) launched SBI’s NAV-eCash Card onboard India’s largest Naval Aircraft Carrier INS (Indian Naval Ship) Vikramaditya. 
  • C S Setty, Managing Director (Retail & Digital Banking), SBI and Vice Admiral R Harikumar, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command have participated in the launch.
  • The infrastructure at naval ships inhibits traditional payment solutions as there will be no connection in the high seas.
  • The NAV-eCash card has dual-chip technology that will facilitate both online and offline transactions. 
  • It will overcome the difficulties faced by navy personnel onboard in handling physical cash during deployment of the ship at high seas.
  • SBI also plans to introduce the same card in other naval ships and various defence establishments for creating a secured, convenient and sustainable payment ecosystem.

About State Bank of India (SBI):

  • Establishment – 1st July 1955
  • Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Chairman – Dinesh Kumar Khara
  • Tagline – The Banker to Every Indian

Seychelles’ Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) programme launched in partnership with India

  • On Oct 04, 2021, Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB), a joint initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), launched its programme in Seychelles.
  • India has been selected as the partner administration for this programme & The country will provide its tax experts to support the initiative.
  • The focus of the 12-month program will be on transfer pricing matters of the tourism and financial services sectors.

Aim :

  • To aid Seychelles in strengthening its tax administration by transferring technical know-how and skills to its tax auditors through sharing of best audit practices.
  • This is the sixth TIWB program in which India has supported by providing tax experts.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : AWARDS & HONOURS

Amitabh Bachchan Became the CoinDcx’s First Brand Ambassador

  • India’s first crypto unicorn CoinDCX appointed Mr.Amitabh Bachchan as its first Brand Ambassador to increase crypto awareness and to make crypto as an emerging asset class.
  • Amitabh is being a crypto investor himself and also launched his own NFT (non-fungible token) recently.

About CoinDCX:

  • Established in – 2018
  • Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of CoinDCX – Sumit Gupta
  • Headquarter – Mumbai,Maharashtra.

David Julius And Ardem Patapoutian Win 2021 Nobel Prize in Medicine

  • American scientists David Julius and Lebanese-American molecular biologist Ardem Patapoutian won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch. 
  • The discovery explains how heat, cold and mechanical force can initiate the nerve impulses that allow us to perceive and adapt to the world around us.
  • This finding is being used to develop treatments for a wide range of disease conditions, including chronic pain.

About David Julius:

  • David Julius is an American physiologist and a professor at the University of California, San Francisco. He is well known for his work on molecular mechanisms of pain sensation and heat.
  • He was also the 2010 Shaw Prize recipient in Life Science and Medicine and the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.

About Ardem Patapoutian:

  • Ardem Patapoutian is a Lebanese-American molecular biologist and neuroscientist of Armenian descent at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California.

Gist of Noble Prize:

  • Nobel Prizes are conferred to the recipients who have contributed the greatest benefit to humankind in the areas of the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace according to the Sir Alfred Nobel’s will of 1895.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

PM Modi inaugurates [email protected] – New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape Conference-cum-Expo in Lucknow

  • On Oct 05,2021, Prime Minister Modi inaugurated and visited [email protected] New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape’ Expo at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The theme of the event is New Urban India & the conference.
  • The conference-cum-expo is being organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) from October 5 to 7 as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
  • All states/UTs will participate in the conference-cum-expo, which will help in experience sharing, commitment and direction for further action.

Key People :

  • The Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, and Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel were also present at the Conference-cum-Expo.

Key highlights of Conference :

  • The exhibition highlights the achievements and the flagship urban development missions undertaken in the past 7 years of the Modi government.
  • PM Modi digitally handed over keys of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U) houses to 75,000 beneficiaries in 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh & he interacted with beneficiaries of the scheme in Uttar Pradesh, virtually.
  • He inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 75 urban development projects of the state under Smart Cities Mission and AMRUT.
  • He flagged off 75 buses under FAME-II for seven cities including Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Jhansi and Ghaziabad.
  • The Prime minister also released a coffee table book encompassing 75 projects implemented under various Flagship Missions of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • He announced the setting up of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chair in Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University in Lucknow.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : DEFENCE NEWS

5th India-Japan Bilateral Maritime Exercise JIMEX-21 held from October 6

  • The 5th edition of the Japan-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (JIMEX) will be held in the Arabian Sea from October 06 to 08, 2021.
  • The Indian Navy will be represented by the Indigenously built Guided Missile Stealth Destroyer Kochi and Guided Missile Frigate Teg, under the command of Rear Admiral Ajay Kochhar, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet.
  • The Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force will be represented by JMSDF ships Kaga, an Izumo Class Helicopter Carrier and Murasame, a Guided Missile Destroyer, led by Rear Admiral IkeuchiIzuru, Commander Escort Flotila – 3  (CCF-3).
  • P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft, Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft, integral helicopters and MiG 29K fighter aircraft will also participate in the exercise.

Aim :

  • To develop common understanding of operational procedures and enhance interoperability through conduct of a multitude of advanced exercises, across the entire spectrum of maritime operations. It will further  enhance the cooperation and mutual confidence between the two navies.
  • JIMEX, a series of maritime exercises that commenced in January 2012, is conducted by the Indian Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force.

Note :

  • The last edition of JIMEX was conducted in September 2020.

About Japan :

  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Prime minister: Fumio Kishida
  • Currency: Japanese yen

CURRENT AFFAIRS : ENVIRONMENT

New species of swamp eel discovered in Mumbai

  • A new species of swamp eel named Rakthamichthys Mumba – the Mumbai blind eel was discovered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • The word ‘Mumba’ derives its roots from the Marathi language, which honours Mumba Aai, a deity worshipped by inhabitants of the city.
  • It was published in September 2021 in Aqua International Journal of Ichthyology.
  • This is the fifth species from the genus to be described from India & this is the first such discovered species from Maharashtra and Northern western Ghats.

Research Team :

  • The new species was found by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s younger son Tejas Thackeray and the team at Thackeray Wildlife Foundation in a 40-foot deep well on the premises of a blind school at Jogeshwari West in 2019.
  • The species was discovered by four scientists namely, Anil Mohapatra, Tejas Thackeray, Praveenraj Jayasimhan and Annam Pavan Kumar.

About Rakthamichthys Mumba :

  • Newly discovered freshwater bright-pink coloured species is completely blind and a subterranean freshwater fish.
  • It has a genetic distance of 21.6 – 22.8% as compared to other known species of Rakthamicthys genus.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SPORTS NEWS

Magnus Carlsen wins the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour

  • On Oct 04, 2021, World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen won the inaugural Meltwater Champions Chess Tour (MCCT).
  • He claimed the non-fungible token (NFT) trophy, and $1,00,000 in the finals.

About Champions Chess Tour 2021 :

  • The 2021 Meltwater Champions Chess Tour was the most viewed online chess event in history, with hundreds of memorable games and moments throughout the series of elite tournaments.
  • The 10-month long online chess tournament was held on com from November 22, 2020 till October 4, 2021.
  • The tournaments are not rated by FIDE.
  • There are 10 total tournaments in the tour: 6 labelled as Regular, 3 labelled as Major, and 1 Final.

About Magnus Carlsen :

  • Magnus Carlsen born 30 November 1990 is a Norwegian chess grandmaster.
  • He is the current World Chess Champion, World Rapid Chess Champion, and World Blitz Chess Champion.
  • Currently, Magnus Carlsen is considered as the undisputed best online chess player in the world.

Daily CA On Oct 05 :

  • World Teachers’ Day or commonly known as International Teacher’s day is celebrated on the 5th of October to commemorate teachers across the globe & with the theme of ‘Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery.’
  • India celebrates Ganga River Dolphin Day on October 5. The day has been celebrated since 2010.
  • The United Nations’ (UN) World Habitat Day is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October to reflect on the state of human settlements and people’s right to sufficient shelter & This year it falls on October 5.
  • The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), the Government of India’s national policy think tank, released a performance assessment report of district hospitals in India titled ‘Best Practices in the Performance of District Hospitals’.
  • Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi launched the second phase of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U 2.0) and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation 2.0 (AMRUT 2.0).
  • The union minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Giriraj Singh launched the People’s Plan Campaign (PPC) 2021- Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas and Vibrant Gram Sabha Dashboard.
  • The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya has launched delivery of COVID-19 vaccine by Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or drone in Bishnupur district of Manipur.
  • The 40th edition of India International Trade Fair 2021 will be held from 14th to 27th November  at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. 
  • Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar has launched a website for Republic Day Celebrations – 2022. 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape, Conference-cum-Expo at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of Bangladesh signed the agreement for USD 400 million in loan for constructing the Dhaka-Sylhet highway to improve mobility, road safety and regional trade in the north east economic corridor in Bangladesh.
  • Japan’s Parliament elected former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida as the Prime Minister. He is the 100th Prime Minister in the country’s political history.
  • Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sworn in for a second five-year term running a country in the grip of a nearly year-long war.
  • The Adani group signed a more than $700-million build-operate-transfer agreement with the Sri Lankan government-owned Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and John Keells Holdings (from Sri Lanka) for 35 years to jointly develop a Colombo Western Container Terminal (WCT).
  • According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s richest people, as of 28th September 2021, with a total net worth of 213 billion USD, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla has overtaken Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, (total net worth of 197 billion USD) to become the world’s richest person. 
  • In Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has addressed Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayay Smriti Vyakhyan
  • In Tamil Nadu, the new integrated airport terminal between the domestic and the international terminal of the Chennai Airport is likely to be ready before March 2022.
  • The Telangana Government has formed a Special Cell in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to protect the lakes in and around the city. The cell will be headed by a Special Commissioner (Lakes).
  • American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine for discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.
  • Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB), sponsored by Canara Bank, has bagged two national awards (‘APY Big Believers’ and ‘Leadership capital’) for significant enrolment under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) from the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).
  • YES Bank released 6 per cent increase in its loans and advances, to Rs 1.72 lakh crore from Rs 1.66 lakh.
  • The WTO has upgraded its forecast for global merchandise trade volume growth to 10.8 per cent in 2021 and 4.7 per cent in 2022 from the previous predictions of 8 per cent and 4.7 per cent respectively.
  • Markets regulator Sebi has given its nod for the initial public offering of Fino Payments Bank, which is looking to raise around Rs 1,300 crore. 
  • Shares of Srei Infrastructure Finance were locked in the lower circuit filter of 5 per cent at Rs 8.17 after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) superseded the board of the company, which will be taken for insolvency proceedings owing to governance concern and payment defaults
  • Acuite Ratings & Research associated with the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a United Nations (UN)- backed initiative that deals with ESG (Environmental Social Governance) credit risk.
  • U GRO Capital has signed a co-lending agreement with the IDBI (Industrial Development Bank of India) Bank to provide credit support to MSMEs (Micro Small Medium Enterprises) at affordable interest rates.
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) commercial arm, New Space India Limited (NSIL) announced its first ‘demand-driven’ communication satellite mission as part of Space reforms announced by the government in June 2020. 
  • The Union government appoints BC Patnaik Managing Director of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) on October 1, 2021, by notification dated July 5, 2021. 
  • The government of Uttar Pradesh (UP) appointed Indian actor Kangana Ranaut as the brand ambassador of its” one district-one product” programme (ODOP).
  • Digital payment services provider Paytm has acquired 100% stake in
  • On Oct 02, 2021, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the Jal Jeevan Mission App and Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh.
  • On Oct 03, 2021, Indian Super League side FC Goa were crowned champions of the 130th Durand Cup football championship, beating Mohammedan Sporting 1-0, in the final, held at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata.
  • Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the country’s first “Sports Arbitration Centre of India” at Ahmedabad in Gujarat.

Daily CA On Oct 06 :

  • An Indian Parliamentary Delegation led by Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla left for Rome to attend the G20 Parliamentary Speakers Summit. 
  • Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has released UNICEF’s global flagship publication – “The State of the World’s Children 2021; On My Mind: promoting, protecting and caring for children’s mental health in New Delhi.
  • The Coal Ministry has constituted a panel to review and benchmark the timelines in project execution. 
  • The Ministry of Power reviewed the existing transmission planning framework based on long-term access (LTA) which resulted in the promulgation of the Electricity (Transmission System Planning, Development and Recovery of Inter-State Transmission Charges) Rules 2021 on October 3, 2021.
  • WB also approved a US$ 40 million (around Rs 296 crore) project titled ‘Meghalaya Health Systems Strengthening Project’ to improve the quality of health services in Meghalaya and strengthen the state’s capacity to handle health emergencies, including the COVID-19.
  • Prime Minister of Denmark Ms. Mette Frederiksen will be on a three days State Visit to India from 9th of this month.
  • Union Minister for Fisheries, Dairy, Poultry and Animal Husbandry Purushottam Rupala has inaugurated a Two day Ladakh Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Business Investment and Job Creation Expo-2021, in Leh, Ladakh
  • The government has received over Rs 2,800 crore as dividend from Coal India and ONGC fiscal year (FY) 2021
  • With the economy showing improvement, global ratings firm Moody’s Investor Services has changed India’s sovereign rating outlook to ‘Stable’ from ‘Negative’ even as it retained the sovereign rating at ‘Baa3’.
  • Indian Navy and State Bank of India (SBI) launched SBI’s NAV-eCash Card onboard India’s largest Naval Aircraft Carrier INS (Indian Naval Ship) Vikramaditya. 
  • On Oct 04, 2021, Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB), a joint initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), launched its programme in Seychelles.
  • India’s first crypto unicorn CoinDCX appointed Mr.Amitabh Bachchan as its first Brand Ambassador to increase crypto awareness and to make crypto as an emerging asset class.
  • American scientists David Julius and Lebanese-American molecular biologist Ardem Patapoutian won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch. 
  • On Oct 05,2021, Prime Minister Modi inaugurated and visited [email protected] New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape’ Expo at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The 5th edition of the Japan-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (JIMEX) will be held in the Arabian Sea from October 06 to 08, 2021.
  • A new species of swamp eel named Rakthamichthys Mumba – the Mumbai blind eel was discovered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • On Oct 04, 2021, World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen won the inaugural Meltwater Champions Chess Tour (MCCT).

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