Today Top Current Affairs 5 November 2020
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An enhanced version of PINAKA Rocket System tested by India
On .4th November 2020, DRDO has successfully tested the enhanced version of PINAKA rocket System. the test was conducted from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.
- DRDO laboratories have worked on Pinaka’s design and development. laboratories are Armament Research and Development Establishment, ARDE and High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, HEMRL.
About enhanced version of PINAKA rocket
- It will take place of the existing Pinaka Mk-I rockets. Mk-1 can reach the target within the range of 40km, however, the new version can reach the target 45 to 60 km away.
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels takes retirement
Marlon Samuels, West Indies batsman, has decided to take retirement from all format of cricket. he played his last game against Bangladesh team in ODI match in December 2018.
- During his cricket career, he presented in 71 Tests, 207 ODIs, and 67 T20s for the West Indies team.
- he was a right-handed batsman and used to play at the middle.
- he scored highest runs and helped a lot to win the ICC World Twenty20 trophies of 2012 and 2016. he also earned man of the match award in finals.
- In IPL, he played for Pune Warriors and Delhi Daredevils.
President of Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara won elections
The Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has got the victory for his next term. he got 94 per cent of the votes.
- He has served as president for the first time in the year 2010 and again he was also chosen in 2015 for his second term as president. he is 78 years old.
- Along with it, he served as the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire between November 1990 and December 1993.
87 years old Satish Prasad Singh passed away
The Ex-Chief Minister of Bihar state Shri Satish Prasad Singh has taken his last breath at the age of 87. he was suffering from COVID-19. he served as CM for the shortest period.
- In 1968, he became the 6th Chief Minister of Bihar for the period of only 5 days between 28 January 1968 and 1st February 1968.
Static GK Bihar State –
Formation – 22 March 1912
Statehood – 26 January 1950
Capital – Patna
Governor – Phagu Chauhan
Chief Minister – Nitish Kumar
Actor Faraaz Khan passed away
- he played his roles in many Bollywood films between 1990 and 2000. Such as Mehndi (1998), Fareb (1996), Dulhan Banoo Main Teri (1999) and Chand Bujh Gaya (2005) and so on.
Kannada Actor HG Somashekar Rao passed away
The famous and noted Kannada theatre and film actor HG Somashekar Rao has taken his last breath at the age of 86. he suffered from a heart attack.
- he acted in over 60 movies for five decades. in the year 1975, he debuted with Geejagana Goodu which was a Kannada film.
- in addition, he was a published author. he authored 25 books. he also wrote an autobiography.
World Tsunami Awareness Day 2020
The day of 5th November is observed as The World Tsunami Awareness Day annually by people across the world.
- In the current year, this day will have an objective to boost the target of “Sendai Seven Campaign”. it also aims to inspire countries and communities so that local disaster risk could be reduced by the end of 2020.
- the main objective is to create awareness in regions such as tsunami early warning, public action and building back better after a disaster to lessen future impacts.