Current Affairs Dated 08-10-2020
1. Police arrests 2 TV channel owners for manipulating TRPs
The Mumbai Police on Thursday - 08.10.2020 arrested two television channel owners while the directors and promoters of the third channel, Republic TV, will be investigated for allegedly manipulating Television Rating Points - TRPs.
"The arrested accused are onwers of Fakt Marathi and Box Cinema channels while Repbulic TV's directors and promoters are yet to be probed," said Mumbai Police.
2. Kushwaha to be CM face of 3rd front in Bihar state polls: Devendra Yadav
Former Union Minister and Samajwadi Janata Dal Democratic chief, Devendra Prasad Yadav on Thursday - 08.10.2020 said that Upendra Kushwala will be the leader of the third front and the Cheif Minister face in the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections.
Who is Upendra Khushwaha?
Khushwaha is the chief of the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party.
Other two parties in the Third Front :
The third front comprises six parties including Mayawati's BSP and Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM.
3. Grest Learning's AI Program ranked #1 in India by AIM (2019)
Great Learning's PG Program in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, featuring Deep Learning module designed by IIT-Bombay faculty, has been ranked India's No. 1 AI program by Ananlytics India Magazine - AIM, 2019. It offers personalised mentorship from experts and a certificate from the The University of Texas at Austin upon completition. Learners also get dedicated career assistance to build their aI careers.
4. India Playing role of pharmacy to the world, provided medicine to 150 nations: PM
Addressing the Annual Invest Confrence on Thursday - 08.10.2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "India is playing the role of the pharmacy to the world. We have provided medicine to around 150 countries so far." During March-June of this year, our agricultural exports rose by 23%. This happened while the entire country was in a strignent lockdown. We emerged as a land of solutions." PM Modi said.
5. CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurates Uttar Pradesh's biggest Oxygen Plant
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Thursday - 08.10.2020 virtually inaugurated the state's biggest oxygen production plant in Modinagar, Ghaziabadat a time when medical oxygen is important for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Commissioned by INOX Air Products, the plant has the capacity to produce 150 tonnes of Liquid oxygen per day. It can also store 1,000 metric tonnes of oxygen.
It will supply oxygen to 200 hospitals in UP.
6. Delhi gets 'green war room' to monitor pollution levels
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai has inaugurated a 'green war room' at the Delhi Secretariat to monitor the city's pollution levels and analyse satellite data related to farm fires in neighbouring states.
A 10-member committee has been formed to monitor measures taken to curb pollution of the major 13 hotspots, Rai said. Daily complaints received will be sent to the CM, he added.
7. 1.9 yrs old Hyderabad boy named in World Book Records for his sharp memory
Aadith Vishwanath Gourishetty, a one year and 9 months old boy from Hyedrabad has been named in the World Book of Records for his sharp memory skills. He's also bagged India Book of Records, Telugu Book of Records and Two National Records."
Aadith can identigy diverse images of colours, animals, flag, fruits, shapes and electronic home appliances," his mother added.
8. Belgium uses giant 'vacuum cleaner' to remove plastic from its reserve
Luxembourg - based Jan De Nul Group's Envisan has designed a giant "Vaccum cleaner" called "Nul-O-Plastic" to rid Belgium's Galgeschoor nature reserve of millions of pieces of plastic litter that are too small to be collected by hand.
The Machine was designed as a soltuion to decontaminate the area after a competition was launched by the port authorities in Antwerp last year. The area is a home of the endangered bird species
9. Not producing chemical weapons: Russia after OPCW findings on Navalny
Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov Russia isn't developing any chemical weapons and is complying with an international arms control treaty that outlaws such weapons Pesvok's comments come after the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons - OPCW said it had found traces of Novichok nerve agent blood samples of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny.
10. American Poet Louise Gluck wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature
The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to 77-year old American Poet Louise Gluck.
The prize committee cited "her unmistakeable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal".
Gluck is the first American woman to win the prestigious award since Toni Morrision in 1993.
She has plublished twelve collections of poetry and some volumes of essays on poetry.
Nobel prize to be awarded tomorrow - 09.10.2020