5th October 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-10-06

? Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has launched “Yudh Pradushan ke Virudh”, an anti-air pollution campaign in the national capital. The campaign lists down separate plans for 13 hotspots of pollution. Besides launching the campaign, the Chief Minister announced the development of a war room and a Green Delhi mobile app to tackle air pollution in Delhi.

? Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurated the Phoolbagan Station of the east-west corridor of Kolkata metro. The inauguration was done virtually through video conference and the first train was also flagged off from this newly inaugurated Station. With this, the corridor will now allow connectivity from Salt Lake Stadium to Phoolbagan.

? Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the world’s longest high altitude tunnel, the Atal Tunnel, at Rohtang.

? The Swachh Bharat Awards-2020 were given to States, Districts, Blocks and Village Panchayats by Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat ; Gujarat bags first position at state level.

? Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on October 5, 2020 successfully flight tested Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) weapon system from the Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast.

? Kerala’s first and nation’s twentieth mega food park in Palakkad district of Kerala was virtually inaugurated by the Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Narendra Singh Tomar.

? India handed over 3000 vials of Remdesivir to Myanmar to help fight the menace of COVID-19 pandemic. The medicine was handed over during General Naravane and Shringla’s ongoing visit to Myanmar to expand ties with the country in various sectors including defence, security and connectivity.

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