Correct Answer : Option (D) - International Coffee Day
Note : International Coffee Day is observed on October 1 to celebrate coffee and recognize the efforts of people who are associated with the coffee industry namely, farmers, roaster, baristas, coffee shop owners globally. This day also promotes fair trade coffee and raise awareness for the coffee growers. International Coffee Organization (ICO) launched its first official International Coffee Day in Milan, Italy in 2015 as part of Expo 2015, a World Expo hosted by Milan.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Power Ministry
Note : NHPC Limited, India's premier hydropower utility and a Scheduled 'A' Mini Ratna Enterprise of the Government of India has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 29.09.2020 with Ministry of Power, Government of India for the year 2020-21. The MOU was signed by SanjivNandanSahai, Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India and A.K.Singh, CMD, NHPC in the presence of senior officers from MOP and NHPC.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Note : The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2020 was announced by the Union science and technology minister Dr Harsh Vardhan at the Foundation Day celebration of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on 26th September.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bangladesh
Note : The Ministry of External Affairs informed on September 29, 2020 that PM Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina will hold a virtual bilateral summit in December 2020. The Ministry also informed that the entire gamut of bilateral relations between the two nations was reviewed during the 6th round of Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting on September 29, 2020. It was co-chaired by Dr. S. Jaishankar and Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - NTPC
Correct Answer : Option (C) - BrahMos
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Amazon
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Denmark
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sonu Sood
Note : Bollywood actor, Sonu Sood has been conferred the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 28 September 2020 during a virtual ceremony. He has received the award for selflessly extending a helping hand and sending lakhs of migrants, stranded students across geographies abroad, back to their homes. Besides that, he has also been providing free education and medical facilities to young children and has been creating free employment opportunities to the needy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - P.D. Vaghela
Note : The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed P.D. Vaghela as the chairman of the Telecom Regulatory of India (TRAI). He will succeed RS Sharma, who was at the helm of the sector regulator for five years. He is currently in the department of pharmaceuticals (DoP) under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, where he was appointed as the secretary for a year till 30 September.