1. International Day of Non Violence is celebrated on 2 October
International Non-Violence Day is observed on 2 October. This day is celebrated on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
He is the leader of the Indian independence movement and a pioneer of philosophy and non-violence strategy. The purpose of the day is to spread the message of non-violence including education and public awareness.
On 15 June 2007, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution declaring 2 October as International Violence Day. The resolution confirmed the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence. It aspires to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence.
2. Mobile app to generate digital database of wetlands
A mobile app has been developed to collect entire datasets on small lakes in the country’s coastal region.
- On a request from the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), the app was developed by the Space Applications Centre of Indian Space Research Organisation.
- The mobile app aims to create a centralized digital database of small wetlands (2.2 ha or less) across the country.
3. Paryatan Parv 2019 launched
On 2 October, the nationwide Paryatan Parv 2019 has been launched by the Center and inaugurated by the Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Steel, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in New Delhi.
the Ministry of Tourism organized Paryatan Parv 2019.
Paryatan Parv purposed to propagate the message of Dekho Apna Desh with the objective to encourage Indians to visit various tourist destinations of the country. It also spread the message of Tourism for All.
4. AIM, NITI Aayog, UNICEF India generated The Gandhian Challenge
AIM, NITI Aayog’s Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) and UNICEF India, inclusive of Generation Unlimited, have launched The Gandhian Challenge.
The Gandhian Challenge:
- The Gandhian Challenge implements a platform for every child across India to innovative, using Gandhi’s principles, solutions for a sustainable India of their dreams.
- The winners of the Gandhian Challenge will be selected. They will be honored by NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission and UNICEF in New Delhi on 14 November. Every child in India can participate in the competition from 2 October to 20 October. The competition celebrates a 70-year partnership between the Government of India and UNICEF India to enable every right for every child.
5. Nitin Gadkari launched cow dung soaps, bamboo bottles
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has launched soaps made of cow dung and bamboo water bottles manufactured by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission.
- The minister said he is a proponent of organic farming and its benefits at a function ahead of the Gandhi Jayanti
- Export units to be listed on the National Stock Exchange, and stated that the Ministry has proposed a scheme requiring 10 percent equity participation in such listed micro, small and medium enterprises by the Central Government.
6. Air Show Organised In Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore Ahead of Air Force Day
The Indian Air Force has organized an air show and on display were the fighter aircraft and helicopters at Sulur Air Force Station near Coimbatore.
- The Different fighter jets and aircraft displayed at the air show included Tejas, Antonov An-32 transport aircraft, helicopters among others.
- The air show and display held in the run-up to the 87th Air Force Day celebrations which will be organised on October 8.
Indian Air Force
- Founded: 8 October 1932, India
- Headquarters: New Delhi
- Commander-in-Chief: President Ram Nath Kovind
7. China National Day China Flaunts DF-41 Missile Capable of Targeting US On National Day
Chinese President Xi Jinping kicked off a parade marking 70 years of Communist rule in China as pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong planned to upset the celebrations with a series of potentially violent protests.
- The Oct. 1 National Day events in Beijing in a military parade past Tiananmen Square expected to show off China’s most advanced weaponry, including ballistic missiles and warplanes.
- In Hong Kong, where protests have rocked the financial hub for 17 straight weekends, residents braced for numerous protests to push back against China’s tightening grip over the city.
- President: Xi Jinping Trending
- Capital: Beijing
8. MNRE to hold Global Student Solar Assembly on Oct 2
On October 2, 2019, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in association with IIT Bombay is holding the Global Student Solar Assembly.
- The day-long event scheduled at Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex, New Delhi will see participation of over 10,000 students from across the institutions from National Capital Region and Delhi, an official statement said.
- These students will be accompanied by their instructors who will provide them with training on how to assemble their own solar study lamps.
9. WEFs 33rd India Economic Summit to be held
The World Economic Forum’s 33rd India Economic Summit is to be held from 3-4 October in New Delhi, India.
The theme of the WEF’s 33rd India Economic Summit is Innovating for India: Strengthening South Asia, Impacting the World.
- Bangladesh’s PM, Singapore’s Deputy PM and more than 800 leaders from 40 countries including policymakers from the Indian government and senior government officials from India and South Asia will be participating in the event.
- This being done to commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and to promote the Gandhian idea of sustainable living.
10. Lucknow students read books for 45 minutes
Under Padhe Lucknow, Badhe Lucknow campaign more than 10 lakh students from schools and colleges simultaneously read books in Lucknow for 45 minutes to set a new record on 1 October.
- The campaign was started by Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel.
- The event was coordinated by Lucknow University (LU). The event included students from Class 6 onwards. They read books, preferably on Mahatma Gandhi or the freedom struggle in their classrooms from 11 am to 11.45 am on 1 October.