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1) President and Prime Minister paid tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary; Some of the facts

  • Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel popularly known as Sardar Patel born in Nadiad, Gujarat on 31st October 1875, served as first Deputy Prime Minister of India
  • Sardar Patel successfully integrated 565 self-governing princely states into a union of India by the Indian Independence Act of 1947; he was called the Unifier of India, Iron of India and Father of modern All India Services
  • In 2014, Government conferred National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) on 31 October to pay tribute to Sardar Patel
  • The government instituted the Sardar Patel National Unity Award, highest civilian award in the field of
    contribution to unity and integrity of India in the name of Sardar Patel to recognize notable and inspiring contributions to promote the cause of national unity and integrity and united India
  • On the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas 2020, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju flagged off 200-km long ‘Fit India Walkathon’ at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

2) Prime Minister Narender Modi inaugurated to and fro Sea-plane Service from Sabarmati Riverfront, Ahmedabad to Statue of Unity in Kevadia

  • Modi inaugurated Water Aerodromes at Kevadia and Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad and the Sea-plane Service connecting Statue of Unity in Kevadia and Sabarmati Riverfront
  • Seaplanes don’t require landing strips or runways, they have the ability to land and take-off from water thus helps in connecting the regions that have challenges owing to its topography and without having a high cost of building airports and runways

3) Prime Minister Narender Modi interacted with the Officer Trainees of the Indian Civil Services at LBSNAA Mussoorie as a part of the second edition of the integrated foundation course AARAMBH through a Video conference from Kevadia, Gujarat.

  • Integrated foundation course AARAMBH is India’s first-ever common foundation course launched in 2019 for probationer civil servants
  • In the interaction, Modi referred about recent reforms in Civil Services the Mission Karmayogi and urged the probationers to follow Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s philosophy of “serving the citizens of the country is the highest duty of a civil servant”
  • Mission Karmayogi is the National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB) aims to transform capacity-building in the bureaucracy, prepare civil servants more creative, progressive, energetic, transparent and technology-enabled

3) 31st October: Death anniversary of Indira Gandhi

  • Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi is popularly known as Indira Gandhi born to Jawaharlal Nehru and Kamala Nehru on 19 November 1917
  • She was the first and only female Prime Minister of India; served as prime minister from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination in October 1984
  • In an online poll organised by the BBC, Indira Gandhi was named Woman of the Millennium
  • Congress instituted Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration in 1985 and annual Indira Gandhi Peace Prize; latest recipient for the award is David Attenborough, UK

4) 31st October: Valmiki Jayanti

  • Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maharishi Valmiki on the full moon day of the Ashwin month
  • Valmiki is known as Adi Kavi, because the first poet of Sanskrit literature, he wrote entire Ramayana with the blessings of Lord Brahma

5) NMC, National Medical Commission notified 1st major regulation related to MBBS Admissions

  • NMC notified regulation titled as Minimum Requirements For Annual MBBS Admissions Regulations (2020) to replace Minimum Standard Requirements for Medical Colleges, 1999 of the erstwhile Medical Council of India
  • This new regulation applicable to established medical college proposing to increase annual MBBS intake admission seats from the academic year 2021-22 and also for all new medical colleges proposing to be established
  • Under Regulation, Mandated and essential were well-equipped “Skills Laboratory” for training students, availability of a fully functional 300-bed multi-speciality hospital for at least 2 years at the time of application for establishing a new medical college and 2 new teaching departments, Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

6) India’s first e-resource centre inaugurated by Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde at Judicial Officers training institute in Nagar

  • In this event, S.A. Bobde also launched virtual court for the Transport Department, Maharastra to deal with challan cases and to provide speedy justice to litigants; functions from Kotal. First e-court in India for traffic challans started in Delhi
  • The event attended by Supreme court e-court committee chairman, Justice Chandrachud

7) The Jammu and Kashmir government declared land transfer to existing occupants under Roshni Act as “null and void” and decided to retrieve the land within 6 months.

  • Roshni Act is known as Jammu and Kashmir State Land (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001; under this Act, 20 lakh kanals of land was to be transferred to existing occupants

8) Researchers find Paramacrobiotus Tardigrade, hot water bears survived from UV radiation

  • Water bears or Tardigate animals can survive in boiling water or in sloid ice and even lives up to 10 years without a drop of water
  • The researchers found Paramacrobiotus Tardigrade survived for 30 days after 15 minutes exposure to harmful germicidal UV radiation of 1 kilo Joule per Square meter but another species of tardigrade, Hypsibius Exemplaris died after a day with the same dose of UV radiation
  • Tardigrades are a phylum of 8-legged segmented micro-animals, first discovered by Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773, termed them as little water bears

Obituary

♦ Sean Connery, who played the role of first James Bond in seven Bond films died at the age of 90 years due to illness

  • Sean Connery is Scottish film actor played roled as James Bond 007 in the first 5 Bond films, Dr No (1962) to You Only Live Twice (1967)
  • In 2006, he received AFI Life Achievement award

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