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Facts- 6th October

1. Russian film crew in orbit to make first movie in space

  • Peresild and Klimenko are to film segments of a new movie titled “Challenge,” in which a surgeon played by Peresild rushes to the space station to save a crew member who needs an urgent operation in orbit.
  • After 12 days on the space outpost, they are set to return to Earth with another Russian cosmonaut.

2. 75 Science Technology and Innovation Hubs to be set up in different parts of the country

  • Union Minister said that STI Hubs will develop, nurture and ensure the delivery of appropriate and relevant technologies for creation of sustainable livelihoods for the SC and ST population.

3. Moody’s upgrades outlook on India’s sovereign rating to Stable from Negative

  • Moody’s Investors Service, often referred to as Moody’s, is the bond credit rating business of Moody’s Corporation, representing the company’s traditional line of business and its historical name. Moody’s Investors Service provides international financial research on bonds issued by commercial and government entities.
  • Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

4. High Commissioner of Bangladesh honours 1971 War Veterans

  • BNS Somudra Joy is one of the two largest ships of Bangladesh Navy along with her sister ship BNS Somudra Avijan. Although originally a high endurance cutter, Bangladesh Navy reclassified the ship as a frigate. It was acquired from the United States under Excess Defense Articles.

5. Two day meeting of 30 range countries of Central Asian Flyway begins

  • The Central Asian Flyway covers at least 279 migratory waterbird populations of 182 species, including 29 globally threatened species and near-threatened species that breed, migrate and spend the non-breeding winter period within the region.

6. Over five billion people could face water shortage by 2050: UN

WMO

  • The World Meteorological Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for promoting international cooperation on atmospheric science, climatology, hydrology and geophysics.
  • Headquarters location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Founded: 23 March 1950

7. Seychelles Tax Inspectors Without Borders programme launched in partnership with India

  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 38 member countries, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade.
  • Headquarters: Paris, France

8. Hockey India withdraws from 2022 Commonwealth Games

  • Hockey India directs and conducts all activities for both men and women’s hockey in India. It is recognized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India as the sole body responsible towards promoting Hockey in India. It was formed after Indian Hockey Federation was dismissed in 2008 by IOA.
  • President: Narinder Dhruv Batra
  • Headquarters: New Delhi, India
  • Replaced: Indian Hockey Federation (1925–2008)
  • Founded: 20 May 2009

9. Nobel chemistry prize goes to duo who developed a tool for molecule building

  • The Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel founded the prizes in his will written a year before his death in 1896. A total of 187 individuals have received the chemistry prize since it was first awarded in 1901.
  • Only seven of these laureates have been women. One person, the British biochemist Frederick Sanger, won the prize twice – in 1958 and 1980.

10. Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021: October 01 to 31

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month began in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries. Betty Ford helped kick off the week-long event, as she was herself a survivor of breast cancer. She was diagnosed when her husband, Gerald Ford, was president of the United States and brought even more attention to breast cancer.