5 October 2022 Daily Current Affairs: World Teacher's Day, HERSTART platform, Nobel Prize & more

World Teacher's Day: This day is observed on 5 October annually to celebrate all teachers around the world. It commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 International Labour Organization /UNESCO recommendations concerning the Status of Teachers. The theme for World Teachers' Day 2022 is- "The transformation of education begins with teachers".

 

5 October 2022 Daily Current Affairs

WORLD TEACHER'S DAY: History, Theme, Significance and moreWORLD TEACHER'S DAY: History, Theme, Significance and more

Nobel Prize in Physics 2022

The nobel prize in Physics 2022 is awarded to:

  • Alain Aspect
  • John F. Clauser
  • Anton Zeilinger

Area of work: Quantum Mechanics

Key Highlights:

  • Experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities, and pioneering quantum information science.
  • This experiment is done using entangled quantum states, where two particles behave like a single unit even when they are separated.

Also Read: 4 October 2022 Daily Current Affairs: Nobel Prize 2022, AFSPA extended, SASTRA Ramanujan Prize

HERSTART

The President launched 'herSTART' - a start-up platform of Gujarat University.

Significance of herSTART:

  • It will increase innovation and start-up efforts of women entrepreneurs
  • Helps in connecting women entrepreneurs with various government and private institutions.

National Affairs

New Chairman of GAIL

Sandeep Kumar Gupta is appointed as new chairman of GAIL. Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL is the nation’s largest gas company. He will have a term till Feb 2026. It is India’s largest gas transmission and gas marketing company, with a 14,502km gas pipeline network. Its natural gas pipeline network covers 21 states. GAIL holds around 70% share of the gas-transmission network and more than 50% share of natural gas sales in India.

India’s economic growth to decline to 5.7% in 2022: UNCTAD report

According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Report 2022, India’s economic growth is expected to decline to 5.7% in 2022 from 8.2% in 2021. India’s GDP will further decline to 4.7% growth in 2023, as per UNCTAD's report.

Matadata Junction Awareness Program

The Election Commission of India has launched Matadata Junction, a year-long voter awareness program on All India Radio. This programme will be broadcast in 23 languages across the country.

Collegium System

Collegium is the system of appointment and transfer of judges that has evolved through judgments of the SC. The SC collegium: Headed by the CJI and comprises four other senior most judges of the court. HC Collegium: Comprises of Chief Justice and two other senior most judges of that court.
International Affairs

ISRO Scientist Anil Kumar appointed as the Vice President of IAF

ISRO's Senior Scientist Dr. Anil Kumar has been appointed as the Vice President of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). International Astronautical Federation (IAF): Founded– 1951 Headquarters– Paris, France

International Year of Millets 2023

A Memorandum of understanding was signed between the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited to promote Millets towards celebration of the International Year of Millets 2023. Millets are referred as Superfood. Major Millet Producer States of India: Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana.

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