05 October - World Teachers’ Day

American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patpoutian won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

  • Two American scientists David Julius and Ardame Patapoutian have jointly won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine on October 04, 2021.
  • He has been honored for discovering receptors in the skin that sense temperature and touch and could pave the way for new pain-relieving agents.
  • The prestigious award comes with a gold medal and 10 million Swedish kronor (over $1.14 million).

FC Goa beat Mohammedan Sporting to lift maiden Durand Cup football trophy.

  • FC Goa won their maiden Durand Cup football title by 1-0 by defeating Mohammedan Sporting in the final held at Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata on October 03, 2021.
  • FC Goa captain Eduardo Bedia scored the crucial goal in the 105th minute after the final match went into extra time.
  • The 2021 Durand Cup was the 130th edition of the Durand Cup, the oldest football tournament in Asia.
  • The tournament was held in West Bengal from 05 September to 03 October 2021.

Canada has inaugurated "Atmanirbhar Bharat" corner to promote Indian tribal arts and crafts.

  • canada recently self-reliant India corner has been inaugurated at Indian high commission in Ottawa, Canada to promote Indian tribal arts and crafts.
  • The self-reliant corner promoted by TRIFED has been started by Ajay bisaria, high Commissioner of India to Canada.
  • The corner displays a sampling of tribal handicraft and products, offers lists and literature on the products as well as information about commercial purchase and distribution of such products in Canada.
  • The initiative will help connect tribal artisans from India with the market in Canada.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu distributed the popular "Gopinath Bordoloi" Awards in Assam

  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has distributed the popular Gopinath Bordoloi Award for National Integration and National Contribution for the year 2021 in Assam.
  • The award has also been given to the Shillong Chamber Choir, the Assam branch of the Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, along with author Nirod Kumar Barua.
  • The award is one of the largest civilian awards of Assam carrying a cash prize of Rs.05 lakh along with a citation.
  • The award is named after the 1st Chief Minister of Assam, Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi.
  • He was a versatile man with outstanding achievements.He was also awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously in the year 1999.

IMF released the "Global Financial Stability" Report, a report on cryptocurrencies.

  • According to this report, technological innovation is ushering in a new era of making payments and other financial services faster, cheaper and more accessible.
  • Such transaction also allows to flow across borders swiftly.
  • In its report, the IMF noted that the rapidly growing crypto ecosystem presents new opportunities for the world.
  • However, this digital currency asset also faces a number of financial stability challenges.

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