Sykuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics.

  • The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics on October 05, 2021.
  • Three laureates share the 2021 prize for groundbreaking contributions and the study of chaotic and apparently random phenomena.
  • While half of the prize has been awarded jointly to US-based Tsukuro Manebe and Germany's Klaus Hasselmann for physical modeling of Earth's climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming.
  • The other half of the prize has been awarded to Giorgio Paris from Italy for his discovery of the interaction of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales.

India joined the Seychelles Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) programme.

  • Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) has started its program in Seychelles on October 04, 2021.
  • India has been selected as the partner administration for this programme. The country will provide its tax experts to support the initiative.
  • The focus of the 12-month program will be on transfer pricing matters of the tourism and financial services sectors.
  • TIWB is a joint initiative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since its launch in 2015.
  • The initiative aims to help countries strengthen their tax administration by transferring technical know-how and skills to tax auditors by sharing best audit practices.
  • This is the sixth TIWB program in which India has supported by providing tax experts.

PM Modi inaugurated the "Azadi@75 - New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape" conference-cum-expo in Lucknow.

  • Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Azadi@75 - New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape Conference-cum-Expo at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, Lucknow on October 05, 2021 as a part of the Azadi@75 Celebrations.
  • The theme of the three-day event is New Urban India.
  • The conference-cum-expo is organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
  • The conference-cum-expo is a platform to showcase the potentially transformative urban missions and highlight the achievements and major urban development missions of the Modi government in the last 7 years.

Center launched ICMR's drone-based vaccine delivery model "i-Drone" in the North East.

  • The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya launched the drone-based vaccine delivery model i-Drone for North Eastern States.
  • The main objective of this device is to facilitate vaccine delivery in difficult and inaccessible areas of India and improve last mile healthcare access.
  • Currently, the drone-based delivery project is being implemented in Manipur, Nagaland and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • ICMR collaborated with Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur to conduct preliminary studies to test the capability of drones to safely carry and transfer vaccines.
  • The i-drone has been developed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
  • i-Drone stands for ICMR's Drone Response and Outreach in North East

40th-India International Trade Fair 2021 will be held at Pragati Maidan from November 14 to 27.

  • The 40th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) is scheduled to take place from November 14 to 27, 2021 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
  • The theme of the 14-day IITF in 2021 is Atmanirbhar Bharat.
  • The mega event is organized annually by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO).
  • IITF was organized for the first time in 1979.
  • IITF is one of the largest integrated trade fairs in the South-Asian region for both B2B and B2C components.
  • It provides a common platform for visitors and exhibitors, media persons, marketing professional, social activists, NGOs etc. to explore their objectives, including in business; social, cultural and educational dimensions.

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