2ND OCTOBER 2020
The European Space Agency (ESA)'s Mars mission Mars Express has discovered several liquid bodies under the South Pole of the red planet using its Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS) instrument. Bengal Peerless has appointed Sourav Ganguly as its brand ambassador. Delhi and Mumbai topped in crimes against women as per the data released by the National Crime Records Bureau. CM Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurated the renovated Bapu Museum in Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh. 100-days Campaign has been launched under the Jal Jeevan Mission to provide potable piped water supply in schools and Anganwadi centres. Investigative Journalist, Rana Ayyub, will be honoured by the Muslim Public Affairs Council for her 'tenacious reporting on the rise of authoritarian Hindu nationalism'. 2nd October is observed as International Day of Non-Violence. The Nation celebrated the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, & Lal Bahadur Shashtri, the 2nd Prime Minister of India, on 2nd October. An online film festival 'Gandhi Filmotsav' was organised by the Films Division as part of the grand finale of two years celebration of Gandhiji's 150th Birth Anniversary. PM Modi inaugurated Vashvik Bhartiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) Summit through video conferencing. SBI appointed Charanjit Surinder Singh as its Chief Financial Officer. World Postcard Day was observed on 1st October. Tamil Nadu joins the One Nation One Ration Card Scheme.