04 - 10 October - World Space Week

    Theme - Women in Space

02 October(First Monday of October) - World Habitat Day

    Theme - Accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world

04 October - World Animal Day

IIT Hyderabad has developed the first option of cornea transplant.

  • The research team was led by Dr Falguni Pati, an associate professor in the Department of Bio-medical Engineering at IIT-H.
  • The hydrogel was developed from discarded corneas of human and bovine sources using a novel and simple method.
  • The team discovered the most important feature of this tissue-specific hydrogel to prevent cells from forming scar tissue.
  • Tissue formation is attributed to the microenvironment that cannot be introduced by any synthetic or other natural material.
  • The hydrogel is capable of being injected due to its two phases i.e. liquid and gel depending on the incubation temperature.
  • The researchers also explored the potential of hydrogels to serve as a material for minimally invasive treatments to replace complex surgery.

Government launched a web portal "Waste to Wealth" to find solutions to India's waste problems.

  • The government has launched a web portal named Waste to Wealth to enhance cooperation for sustainable development through economy and community participation.
  • The web portal will bring together technology providers, government stakeholders and urban local bodies to find solutions to India's waste problems, primarily plastic waste.
  • The portal has been launched by Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser and inaugurated by the Principal Scientific Advisor K. Vijay Raghavan on October 02, 2021, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

Paytm has acquired 100% ownership of lending startup Creditmate.

  • Digital payments service provider Paytm has acquired 100% stake in Mumbai-based digital lending startup Creditmate.
  • However, the transaction details of the deal have not been disclosed.
  • Paytm Group will now be a 100% beneficial owner of the business, while the Creditmate co-founders will go out of business.
  • CreditMate was founded in 2019 by Jonathan Bill, Ashish Doshi, Swati Lad and Aditya Singh as a collection platform that helps lenders collect overdue payments from borrowers.

Indian men's team won bronze medal in Asian Table Tennis Championship 2021.

  • The Indian men's table tennis team won a bronze medal at the Asian Table Tennis Championships in Doha, Qatar on October 01, 2021 after losing 0-3 to South Korea in the semi-finals.
  • This is India's second medal at the Asian Championships after 1976.
  • The Indian team that won the bronze medal included Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Sharath Kamal, Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty and Manav Thakkar.

Govt declared Chacha Chaudhary as the official mascot of the "Namami Gange" mission.

  • Iconic Indian comic book cartoon character, Chacha Chaudhary, whose brain works faster than a computer, has been announced as the official mascot of the centrally sponsored Namami Gange event.
  • Outlay of Rs. 2.26 crore has been dedicated for the project. The comics will initially be launched in Hindi, English and Bengali languages.
  • National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has tied up with Diamond Toons, publisher of Chacha Chaudhary Comics, to conceptualize, develop and distribute new comics, e-comics and animated videos featuring cartoon characters.
  • Chacha Chaudhary has been specially selected to connect the children with the river cleanliness campaign.

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