Daily Current Affairs – 07 October, 2020

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Daily Current Affairs – 07 October 2020

1. Three scientist won 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Americans Harvey J Alter and Charles M Rice, and British scientist Michael Houghton were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology on 5th October, 2020 “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus“. Hepatitis C is a chronic disease which is a major cause of liver inflammation and cancer.

2. Noble Prize in Chemistry awarded to Emmanuelle and Jennifer

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The Nobel prize in Chemistry 2020 has been awarded jointly to two scientist – Emmanuelle Charpentier of France and Jennifer A Doudna of America for the gene-editing technique known as the CRISPr-Cas9 DNA snipping “scissors”.

It’s the first time a Nobel science prize has gone to a women-only team.

Daily Current Affairs - 07 October 2020

3. Indian Coast Guard launched Vigraha

The Indian Coast Guard have launched a 98 metre long offshore patrol vessel called ‘Vigraha’ at Kattupali, Chennai on October 7, 2020.

Key Points

  • The Vigraha also called Yard-45007 , is a 98m long Ship with a displacement of 2100 knots.
  • It can achieve a top speed of 26 knots.
  • The vessel possesses advanced navigation and communication equipment. The ship has been designed to carry integral Twin Engine Helicopter.
  • It is armed with a 30 mm 2A42 Naval Gun and two 12.7 m guns.

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