15th and 16th October 2021 Current Affairs

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Daily Important GK Update of fifteenth and sixteenth October 2021 masking the next information headlines: Vishwakarma Vatika, Indian Bank’s Association, Global Hunger Index 2021, World Food Day, C.K. Prahalad Award.

National News

1. PM Narendra Modi dedicates 7 new Defence PSUs to the nation

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi devoted seven new Defence PSUs, carved out of OFBs, to the nation.
  • These 7 new corporations have been fashioned following the dissolution of the 200-year-old Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) w.e.f October 01, 2021. Under the OFB there have been 41 factories and 9 ancillary our bodies.
  • Now, these factories shall be distributed among the many seven newly created corporations. Also, the 70,000 staff of those OFBs shall be despatched to the seven new entities, with no change within the service situation of the workers.

The seven new defence PSUs consists of:

  • Munition India Ltd,
  • Armoured Vehicles Nigam Ltd
  • Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Ltd
  • Troop Comforts Ltd
  • Yantra India Ltd
  • India Optel Ltd
  • Gliders India Ltd

2. Union Minister Anurag Thakur launches MyParkings App

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  • The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated the ‘MyParkings’ app.
  • The IOT technology-enabled app has been developed by Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL) with South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to digitize all approved parking underneath SDMC municipal limits.
  • The facility shall be subsequently rolled out in different municipality divisions throughout India.
  • The essential goal of the app is to assist cut back air pollution by minimising the time spent trying to find parking spots.
  • The MyParking App will provide easy options to customers for hassle-free parking and reserving of on-line parking slots to park their autos with out inconvenience.

State News

3. Varanasi to turn out to be first Indian metropolis to make use of ropeway companies for public

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  • Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh will turn out to be the first metropolis in India to make use of ropeway companies in public transportation.
  • Overall, Varanasi would be the third metropolis on the planet after Bolivia and Mexico City to make use of ropeway in public transportation. The complete price of the ropeway mission is Rs 424 crore. The complete distance of 4.2 km shall be coated in simply quarter-hour.
  • The mission shall be executed on a public-private partnership mannequin. The price of the mission shall be divided between the Centre and the state authorities at 80:20. Four stations of the ropeway companies pilot part shall be on the top of above 11 meters.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • UP Capital: Lucknow;
  • UP Governor: Anandiben Patel;
  • UP Chief minister: Yogi Adityanath.

4. Telangana develops India’s first smartphone-based eVoting resolution

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  • Telangana has developed India’s first smartphone-based eVoting resolution contemplating the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The system will endure a dry run within the type of a dummy election being carried out in Khammam district with the registration on the appliance open from October 8-18 and the dummy voting on October 20.
  • The eVoting resolution has been developed by Telangana State Election Commission (TSEC) with the implementation help of the Emerging Technologies Wing of the IT Department of the State and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC).

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Telangana Capital: Hyderabad;
  • Telangana Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan;
  • Telangana Chief minister: K. Chandrashekar Rao.

Appointments News

5. Ritesh Chauhan named as CEO of PM Fasal Bima Yojana

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  • Senior bureaucrat Ritesh Chauhan has been appointed because the chief government officer (CEO) of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and Joint Secretary, Agriculture underneath the Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.
  • Chauhan can have a mixed tenure of seven years as much as September 22, 2023. He is a 2005-batch IAS officer of the Himachal Pradesh cadre. He will succeed Ashish Kumar Bhutani, who was appointed in 2018.

6. UCO Bank chief A K Goel elected as Chairman of IBA

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  • A K Goel, managing director and chief government (MD & CEO) of UCO Bank has been elected because the chairman of Indian Bank’s Association (IBA) for 2021-22.
  • He has changed Rajkiran Rai G, MD & CEO, Union Bank of India. IBA is a consultant physique of administration of banking in India working in India and is headquartered in Mumbai.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Indian Bank’s Association Headquarters location: Mumbai;
  • Indian Bank’s Association Founded: 26 September 1946.

Business News

7. BPCL launches automated fuelling expertise UFill

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  • The Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has launched an automatic fuelling expertise referred to as “UFill”, to offer a swift, safe and sensible expertise to its prospects at retailers by offering them with management of fuelling.
  • The new digital expertise obviates the necessity to take a look at zero or last studying or any such offline handbook interventions, to offer full management to prospects over Time, Technology and Transparency in fuelling expertise.
  • The UFill performance can be utilized with any fee app like GPay, PayTM, PhonePe and so on in addition to affords real-time QR and voucher codes by SMS.
  • Additional if prospects make fee upfront, and the quantity paid upfront is partially used, the steadiness quantity is instantly refunded to the checking account of the shopper.
  • The UFill expertise has been launched in 65 cities throughout India and can quickly be launched in the remaining a part of the nation.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • CMD Of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd: Arun Kumar Singh;
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd Founded: 1952.

Ranks and Reports News

8. India ranks 101 in Global Hunger Index 2021

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  • India’s rank has dropped to the a hundred and first place amongst 116 international locations within the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021. In 2020, India was positioned at 94th spot, out of 107 international locations.
  • The 2021 GHI rating of India is recorded at 27.5 out of fifty, which comes underneath the intense class.
  • Neighbouring international locations like Nepal (76), Bangladesh (76), Myanmar (71) and Pakistan (92) are additionally within the ‘alarming’ starvation class however have fared higher at feeding its residents than India, in line with the report.
  • A complete of 18 international locations, together with China, Kuwait and Brazil, shares the highest rank. The GHI rating of those 18 nations is lower than 5. This signifies that these international locations endure very much less from starvation and malnutrition.

9. Reliance Industries tops in Forbes World’s Best Employer 2021 Ranking

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  • Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries has topped the Indian corporates within the World’s Best Employers 2021 rankings revealed by Forbes. Globally, Reliance is positioned at 52nd place amongst 750 international corporates.
  • South Korean large Samsung Electronics has topped the general rating as World’s Best Employers 2021, adopted by US giants IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and Dell Technologies.
  • The World’s Best Employers 2021 has been ready by Forbes in partnership with market analysis firm Statista.
  • The rating relies upon surveying 1,50,000 full-time and part-time staff from 58 international locations working for multinational corporations and establishments, the place staff rated their employers on quite a few factors.
  • Parameters used in the course of the survey for the rating embrace the picture, financial footprint, expertise growth, gender equality and social accountability.

Defence News

10. seventeenth Edition of Indo-US Joint Military Exercise “Ex Yudh Abhyas 2021

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  • The seventeenth version of the Joint Military Training Exercise “Ex Yudh Abhyas 2021” between the Indian Army and the United States Army, is scheduled to happen from October 15 to 29, 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska in USA.
  • The Indian contingent will comprise of 350 personnel of an Infantry Battalion Group.
  • The train will additional improve understanding, cooperation and interoperability between the 2 Armies. The earlier model of the train was held at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Bikaner, Rajasthan in February 2021.
  • The train goals at enhancing understanding, cooperation and interoperability between two Armies.
  • The joint train will give attention to Combined Arms Manoeuvres in chilly weather conditions and is primarily geared toward sharing tactical degree drills and studying greatest practices from one another. The train will culminate after a 48-hour lengthy validation.

Awards News

11. Microsoft workforce wins 2021 C.K. Prahalad Award

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  • Indian American Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella has received the distinguished C K Prahlad award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership for the yr 2021, together with three different high leaders of Microsoft.
  • The 4 high Microsoft leaders have obtained the Award for his or her collaborative management to remodel Microsoft right into a carbon damaging firm by 2030 and take away all its historic emissions by 2050.
  • Apart from Nadella, Microsoft’s President and Vice-Chair Brad Smith, Chief monetary officer Amy Hood and chief surroundings officer Lucas Joppa have shared the award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership.

Important Days

12. International Day of Rural Women: 15 October

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  • The International Day of Rural Women is noticed globally on 15 October annually.
  • The day acknowledges the essential function of girls and ladies in guaranteeing the sustainability of rural households and communities, bettering rural livelihoods and general well-being.
  • In India, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare observes the day because the Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas since 2016, to extend the energetic participation of girls in agriculture.
  • This International Day, underneath the theme “Rural women cultivating good food for all”, let’s acknowledge the work of those heroines within the meals methods of the world, and let’s declare rural areas with equal alternatives for all.

13. World Student’s Day 2021: 15 October

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  • World Student’s Day is widely known yearly on October 15. The day is widely known in honour of the delivery anniversary of the previous president of India, Late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
  • Since 2010, the United Nations Organisation (UNO) has marked October 15 as World Student’s Day in an try to acknowledge the efforts of Dr Kalam towards schooling and his college students.
  • The present yr’s (2021) theme of World Students’ Day is “Learning for individuals, planet, prosperity and peace“.
  • A.P.J Abdul Kalam had obtained a number of awards together with Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Bharat Ratna, Veer Savarkar Award, Ramanujan Award, and so on.

14. World Food Day: 16 October

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  • World Food Day (WFD) is widely known yearly on 16 October throughout the globe to eradicate worldwide starvation from our lifetime. WFD additionally commemorates the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945.
  • Theme 2021: “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow”.
  • The essential focus of at the present time is that meals is a fundamental and elementary human proper. WFD commemorates the day in 1945 when the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was based.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Food and Agriculture Organization Head: Qu Dongyu;
  • Food and Agriculture Organization Headquarters: Rome, Italy;
  • Food and Agriculture Organization Established: 16 October 1945.

Miscellaneous News

15. Vishwakarma Vatika to be arrange at Hunar Haats

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  • The Government of India has determined to arrange a “Vishwakarma Vatika” at each “Hunar Haats” to guard, protect and promote India’s wonderful legacy of centuries-old expertise of artisans and craftsmen.
  • The first such “Vishwakarma Vatika” has been arrange in “Hunar Haat” at Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, organised from October 16 to 25, 2021. The title is derived from the Hindu deity “Vishwakarma” who’s worshipped because the God of architects.
  • The “Vishwakarma Vatika” shall be inaugurated by Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan on October 16, 2021.
  • The new initiative will present a single cease place to proficient craftsmen, sculptors, stonemasons, blacksmiths, carpenters, potters and different artisans from throughout the nation, to offer dwell demonstrations of how India’s conventional artwork and craft and stylish indigenous handmade merchandise are made.
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