Top 5 Current Affairs: 1 October 2019


Single-use plastic items will be banned in India from October 2, 2019, onwards to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. These single-use plastic items are bottles, plastic bags, straws, spoons, and cups. The move will help the Union Government in eliminating the use of single-use plastic completely by 2022
The Supreme Court recently directed the Union Government to reply to all the Jammu & Kashmir petitions by 28 days. The direction came while the apex court was hearing petitions against the withdrawal of Article 370 from J&K. The Supreme Court will hold the next hearing on November 14, 2019.
President Ram Nath Kovind on September 26, 2019, conferred the Science and Technology awards on individuals who contributed significantly in the field of science and technology. The awards were bestowed during the occasion of foundation day of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in New Delhi.
Google Doodle on October 1, 2019, honoured Dr Herber Kleber on the 23rd anniversary of Kleber’s selection to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine. The Doodle was designed by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, an artist from Massachusetts. Dr Kleber is known for his contribution in the field of de-addiction.
The International Coffee Day 2019 was observed across the world on October 1, 2019, with an aim to recognise the efforts of people and organisations that are associated with the coffee business. The Day is organised by the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) to spread awareness about issues faced by the coffee farmers across the globe.

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