Daily Current Affairs 02 Oct 2020

NRA CET Daily Current Affairs


The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in collaboration with the Hyderabad based biopharmaceutical company Biological E ltd has developed “Purified Antisera”. It has been prepared by injecting inactivated SARS-CoV2 in horses which can be used as a prophylaxis and could be a potential treatment for COVID-19.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a global virtual summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI) named RAISE 2020 – ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020’ on October 5.

A Survey was conducted by the Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO), NITI Ayog in order to assess performance of different Ministries or Departments’ on the implementation of Central Sector Schemes (CS) and Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS).

The 19th round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and Myanmar was held on October 1, 2020 in virtual mode.  Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan led the Indian delegation while the Myanmar delegation was led by Permanent Secretary, U Soe Han

 Nagorno-Karabakh region

Armenia and Azerbaijan have involved in fighting again and a fresh clashes have erupted on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. It is threatening to push for a war again 26 years after a ceasefire was reached. Armenia is a Christian majority country and Azerbaijan is a Muslim majority country. Both of them are a part of South Caucasia. The border dispute between them have erupted over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

The Defense Ministry have placed orders with a private firm for the supply of 10 lakh hand grenades. It is first of its kind order. Until now, these products were either imported or made by the Ordnance factories. The grenades will be replacing the vintage design grenades that are used currently.

The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. United Nations General Assembly started the observance of the day in 2007. This year the day is being celebrated under the Theme- Shaping Peace Together. 

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