08 October - Indian Air Force Day

08 October - World Egg Day

04 - 10 October - World Investor Week 2021

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrajak Gurnah wins the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021.

  • Tanzanian novelist Abdulrajak Gurnah has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • Abdulrajaq Gurnah writes in English and is based in the United Kingdom.
  • He has been honored for his uncompromising and compassionate admission about the effects of colonialism and the fate of refugees in the gap between cultures and continents.
  • The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded by the Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden.

PM Modi dedicates 35 PSA oxygen plants to the nation.

  • PM Narendra Modi dedicated 35 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Plants to the nation through video-conferencing during an event at AIIMS Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
  • These 35 PSA Oxygen Plants have been set up under PM CARES in 35 States and Union Territories.
  • Now PSA oxygen plants will be operational in all the districts of the country.
  • As per the data, a total of 1,224 PSA oxygen plants have been funded under the PM-CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation) fund across the country till date and of these, more than 1,100 plants have already been commissioned providing an output of over 1,750 MT oxygen per day.

BharatPe launches "Buy Now, Pay Later" platform- "Postpe".

  • Fintech company BharatPe has launched a new solution Postpe to provide credit to customers on the Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) platform.
  • Using the PostPe solution, customers can avail an interest free credit limit of up to Rs 10 lakh.
  • The unique feature of Postpe is that it is not only limited to big ticket purchases but can also be used for micro purchases.
  • With PostPe, BharatPe aims to facilitate a loan book of $300 million in the first 12 months for its lending partners.

India has been ranked 90th in the most powerful passport report "Henley Passport Index 2021".

  • India's rank has slipped six places to 90 on the Henley Passport Index 2021, which lists the world's most travel-friendly passports, with Japan and Singapore holding the 1st rank on the passport index.
  • The index covers 227 destinations and 199 passports.
  • The index comes at a time when countries are easing travel restrictions for international visitors after nearly two years since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The ranking is based on a survey of data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

P L Haranadh takes over as the Chairman of Paradip Port Trust.

  • Shri PL Harnadh, a 1994 batch Indian Railway Transport Service (IRTS) officer has been appointed as the new Chairman of Paradip Port Trust (PPT).
  • Harnadh has served in various positions during his 27 years of service, including 22 years in the Indian Railways and 5 years in the Ministry of Shipping.
  • Paradip Port Trust (PPT) is the only major port of Odisha.

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