Top 5 Current Affairs: 7 October 2021
Anshu Malik has become the first woman finalist from India at the World Wrestling Championships.
The use of the world's first malaria vaccine- RTS, S/AS01 (RTS,S) among children has been recommended by the World Health Organization. The recommendation is especially in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate and high malaria transmission. Malaria vaccine significantly reduces malaria and life-threatening severe cases.
Anshu Malik has become the first woman finalist from India at the World Wrestling Championships. She defeated Solomia Vynnyk from Ukraine by 11-0 with technical superiority. The 19-year-old Anshu Malik will now fight for the gold medal in the finals against Helen Maroulis of the US.
The retail arm of Reliance has announced that it will roll out 7-Eleven Inc convenience stores in India. The announcement came days after Future Retail decided to end a similar deal with the multinational Chain. India’s first round-the-clock convenience store will be opened in Mumbai on October 9, 2021.
Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021. He has been honoured for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugees. Gurnah has published 10 novels along with a number of short stories. His 4th novel ‘Paradise’, published in 1994, turned out to be his breakthrough as a writer.
The Union Cabinet has given its approval to set up 7 Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (PM-MITRA) Parks. They will be established with a total outlay of Rs. 4,445 crores over the period of 5 years. PM-MITRA Parks will help to position India strongly on the global textiles map.