Current affairs October 4

Ranjan Gogai is new chief Justice of a India

Ranjan Gagoi is new Chief Justice of a India. President Ram Nath Kovind administrated the oath of the office to Justice Gogoi.

Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi won Champion of the Earth Award

Prime minister Narendra Modi along with French President Emmanuel Macron, received The Champions of the Earth Award by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

It is United Nations highest environmental honour.

This award is because of there interest and participation for issue of climate change and climate action plan.

Award given for- Policy leadership category for their “pioneering work in championship the International Solar Alliance and for promoting new areas of cooperation on environmental action, including Macrons work on Global pact for the Environment and Mr Modi’s unprecedented pledge to eliminate single use of plastic in India by 2022.

Cochin International Airport also received the UN award for ” Entrepreneurial Vision, (and) for its leadership in the use of sustainable energy.

First Indian- Tulsi Tanti , Chairman of the Suzlon Group and Afroj Alam, a lawyer who led the clean up beach at Mumbai’s Versova beach.

Nobel Prize for Chemistry

The nobel prize In Chemistry has been awarded for using the concept of evolution to develop proteins and solve chemical problems.

Frances H. Arnold, California Institute of technology, US (50% award share =$ 1 million)

George P. Smith, University of Missouri, U.S ( 25% share)

Sir Gregory P. Winter, MRC Lab of Molecular Biology, U.K.( 25% award share)


Fish can swim in polar oceans as they have developed anti freeze proteins. Arnold used this concept to build better enzymes. Enzymes are catalysts which speed up chemical processes.

Smith and winter applied this technique to create better antibodies.

Antibodies are proteins that function like targeted missiles; then can precisely identify to bind to the viruses or bacteria that infect us.

Point to be noted:

Ms Arnold, is the fifth women to win a Chemistry Nobel prize.

Worlds top selling prescription medicine- the antibody injection Humira for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.