Daily Current Affairs Updates– 6-October 2015:
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1). World Habitat Day observed on 5 –OCT-2015
Theme – Public spaces for all
· It is observed on first Monday of October and aims to remind people that they are responsible for the habitat of future next generations.
· The UN’s World Habitat Day was first celebrated in 1986 with the theme “Shelter is My Right”
2). It’s official: Twitter makes Jack Dorsey fulltime CEO
· Jack Dorsey, co- founder ofTwitter and Squarehas been named Twitter’sPermanent CEOfor second time. Earlier from may 2007 to October 2008, he had served as Twitter’s President and CEO.
· Dorsey stepped in as interim CEO of Twitter in place of Dick Costolo in July and currently CEO of Square , plans to do both jobs at once
· Twitter has also appointedAdam Bain asChief Operating Officer (COO) of the company.
3). India Germany Inks 18 pacts
· India andGermany inked18 pacts to boost bilateral cooperation in a board range of areas
· Third edition of Indo German inter –governmental Consultations co-chaired byPrime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Following are some of the important agreements signed-
· Joint Declaration of Intent on Languages, Disaster management, Plant protection products, in the field of railways and in manufacturing
· Memorandum Of Understanding on Skill development , Solar Energy , Security cooperation , Aviation Security and Higher Education
4). China launches its first Typhoon detecting missile
· China has successfully launched itsFirst typhoon detecting rocket fromHainan has dropped severalradiosondes into the center of Typhoon Mujigae six minutes after the launch.
· This experiment is a breakthrough in China’s rocket science, with rocket launching, radiosonde dropping and remote data retrieval achieved at the same time.
· The missile is collaboration between Shanghai Typhoon Institute of China Metrological Administration and china Aerospace Science& Industry Corporation.
5). India tops Asia in sending scientists, engineers to US
· Report from theNational Science Foundation’s National Center for science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) has revealed that 85 % increase from India’s 2013
· In 10 years from 2003 to 2013, the number of scientists and engineers residing in the US increased from 21.6 million to 29 million
6). Nobel Prize in physics awarded to Takaakai Kajita and Arthur McDonald
· The Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded toTakaakai Kajita and Arthur McDonaldfor their work on subatomic particles calledNeutrinosand discovered that neutrinos can alter their identities
· The 8 million Swedish crown ($962,000) physics prize is the second of this year’s Nobel’s
7). ISIS militants blow up the Arc of Triumph of Palmyra
· ISIS militants have destroyed the iconic Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, a UNESCO world Heritage site, the 1800 – year old monumental arch, which framed the approach to the Roman city blown up by the militants.
8). Keytruda drug was approved by FDA
· The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the immunotherapy drug Keytruda to treat Lung cancer.
· This drug treats patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors express a protein called PD-L1
9). Union Government Launched 2ndphase of Mission Indradhanush
· The government of India , Union Health MinisterJP Nadda Launched 2nd phase ofMission Indradhanush, immunization programmed focusing on 352 states
· The aim of the mission is to immunize 7 lives threatening but vaccine preventable diseases such as Diphtheria, Whooping cough, tetanus, Tuberculosis, Polio, Measles and Hepatitis – B
· The ministry aims to achieve more than 90% children by 2020
10). Swedish Crime writer Henning Mankell passes away
· Henning Mankell, The internationally renownedSwedish crime writer has died at the age of 67.
· He suffered from cancer last year and wrote about the experience in his last book,Quicksand: What it means to Be a Human Being, wrote 50 novels and numerous plays , selling more that 40 million copies worldwide