Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 5, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 5, 2021

INDIA

– Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launches delivery of COVID-19 vaccine by drone in Bishnupur district of Manipur
– Defence Ministry launches website (www.indianrdc.mod.gov.in) for 2022 Republic Day Celebrations
– Meghalaya: Vice-President lays foundation for upgrading a road that connects capital Shillong with Dawki town
– Assam: Vice President inaugurates Mahabahu Brahmaputra River Heritage Centre in Guwahati
– “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah” actor Ghanashyam Nayak dies

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Reserve Bank supersedes boards of Srei Infrastructure, Srei Equipment Finance
– SBI and Indian Navy launch SBI’s NAV-eCash card onboard aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya
– 40th India International Trade Fair 2021 to be organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) from November 14-27 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi; theme: “Atmanirbhar Bharat”
– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh presents awards to winners of ‘Dare to Dream 2.0’ Contest of DRDO

WORLD

– US-based scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their discovery of the receptors that allow humans to feel temperature and touch
– World Animal Day celebrated on October 4; marks the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals
– World Habitat Day celebrated on October 4, theme: Accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world
– World Space Week being celebrated from October 4 to 10; theme: “Women in Space”
– Russia tests Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile from a submarine for the 1st time
– Oman: Death toll from Cyclone Shaheen rises to 5
– Japan’s parliament elects Fumio Kishida as new Prime Minister
– Ethiopia: PM Abiy Ahmed sworn in for second five-year term
– Small plane crashes into an empty building in Milan; All eight people on board killed

SPORTS

– Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei (women’s) and Ethiopia’s Sisay Lemma (men’s) win races at London Marathon
– Asian table tennis championships in Doha: South Korea (men’s) and Japan (women’s) win gold in team events; India gets bronze in men’s team
– Asian table tennis championships in Doha: India win two bronze medals in men’s doubles
– Russia win FIDE World women’s team chess title in Spain
– FC Goa beat Mohammedan Sporting in final 1-0 to win Durand Cup football title in Kolkata

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