20th October 2021 Current Affairs

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Daily Important GK Update of twentieth October 2021 masking the next information headlines: World Statistics Day, Standard Chartered Bank, Ayushmann Khurrana, Indian Weightlifting Federation, International Solar Alliance.

National News

1. Home Minister Amit Shah flags off ‘Modi Van’

  • The Union Home Minister Amit Shah has flagged off “Five Mobile Medical Vans” dubbed as Modi Van on October 19, 2021, within the Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh.
  • These vans have been launched underneath the ‘Seva Hi Sangathan’ programme of BJP to commemorate Prime Minister Narendra Modi finishing 20 years because the Head of Government.
  • The Five Mobile Medical Vans will function in 5 Assembly Constituencies in Kaushambi. These vans will work underneath the aegis of Kaushambi Vikas Parishad run by BJP’s National Secretary Vinod Sonkar.

States News

2. Rajasthan launched ‘Prashasan Gaon ke Sang’ Campaign

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  • Rajasthan Government has launched a mega marketing campaign named ‘Prashasan Gaon Ke Sang’ until December 17, 2021, to offer native entry to authorities companies within the remotest villages of the state.
  • Officials from 22 Departments of the native administration will attain out to the agricultural components of each gram panchayat to supply on-spot options to the candidates.
  • The marketing campaign will probably be performed on the remark of the respective district collector, for on spot disposal of functions.
  • While the marketing campaign is meant to deliver departments nearer to residents, large-scale consciousness efforts are being held forward of time to ensure that residents can take full use of the companies supplied on the camps.
  • The marketing campaign is more likely to be extraordinarily helpful to those that are unfamiliar with digital procedures in addition to those that have issue travelling to authorities workplaces for bodily verification.
  • Along with companies corresponding to land deed allotment, land deed transfers, and the issuance of varied certificates, the marketing campaign may even embody public well being initiatives corresponding to seasonal sickness management and public consciousness.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot; Governor: Kalraj Mishra.

Appointments News

3. Ayushmann Khurrana joins CoinDCX for ‘Future Yahi Hai’ marketing campaign

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  • Ayushmann Khurrana has grow to be the most recent celeb to enterprise into the cryptocurrency house by way of his affiliation with CoinDCX’s ‘Future Yahi Hai’ marketing campaign.
  • The CoinDCX ‘Future Yahi Hai’ Megadrive is directed in the direction of addressing main questions and doubts and dispelling myths in terms of crypto investments from the angle of younger India. CoinDCX is India’s largest cryptocurrency change valued at $1.1 billion.
  • The marketing campaign, which finally plans to rope in standard personalities from numerous spheres, goals to drive house a easy however participating narrative that breaks by way of misconceptions surrounding crypto for each new and outdated traders and, consequently, will increase participation in crypto-enabled monetary companies.

4. Amit Rastogi appointed new Chairman & Managing Director of NRDC

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  • Commodore Amit Rastogi (Retd) has been appointed as the brand new Chairman & Managing Director of the National Research Development Corporation (NRDC).
  • Prior to this, he was the Director of Electrical Engineering at Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence for five years and Additional General Manager Tech Services at Naval Dockyard for two years.
  • NRDC was established in India in 1953 to assist develop and promote applied sciences developed at numerous nationwide R&D establishments.

5. Sahdev Yadav turns into new President of IWF

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  • Sahdev Yadav, former Secretary-General of IWLF, was unanimously elected because the President of the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF).
  • The election additionally noticed the appointment of S.H. Anande Gowda and Naresh Sharma as the brand new Secretary-General & Treasurer of IWLF.
  • 10 new Vice Presidents, 4 Joint Secretaries & 7 government committee members had been additionally elected, within the election performed by Returning Officer Narinder Paul Kaushik, Delhi District Court.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Indian Weightlifting Federation Headquarters: New Delhi.

Banking News

6. RBI imposes high quality of Rs 1.95 crore on Standard Chartered Bank

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  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a high quality of Rs 1.95 crore on the Standard Chartered Bank for failing to report a cyber safety incident throughout the prescribed time interval, and failure to credit score the quantity concerned in unauthorised digital transactions, amongst different causes.
  • Standard Chartered Bank was penalised additionally for its non-compliance of RBI’s instructions on buyer safety.
  • Standard Chartered Bank had additionally allowed direct gross sales brokers to conduct KYC verifications and failed to make sure the integrity of information submitted within the Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC).

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Standard Chartered Bank CEO: Bill Winters;
  • Standard Chartered Bank Founded: 1969, London, United Kingdom.

Business News

7. IndiaFirst Life Introduces ‘Saral Bachat Bima’ Insurance Plan

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  • IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited (IndiaFirst Life), a three way partnership of Bank of Baroda and Union Bank of India launched “IndiaFirst Life Saral Bachat Bima Plan”. It is a financial savings and safety cowl plan for your complete household.
  • The plan contains paying for the quick time period and having fun with long run advantages and it’ll present constant safety by way of insurance coverage cowl.
  • An quantity equal to the Sum Assured on Death (SAD) will probably be paid in case of unintentional loss of life throughout the first coverage yr. In case of loss of life of the life insured, a sophisticated fee by the use of funeral cowl. Flexibility to obtain the loss of life profit as a lump sum or common earnings for five years.
  • Boost financial savings with assured further advantages of 4.75% to six% each year. Option to go for Waiver of Premium Rider.
  • No medical take a look at and quick utility type.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • IndiaFirst Life MD & CEO: M. Vishakha;
  • IndiaFirst Life Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra;
  • IndiaFirst Life Founded: 16 November 2009.

Summits and Conferences News

8. 4th General Assembly of International Solar Alliance begins

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  • The Fourth General Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) has been organised just about between October 18 and 21, 2021.
  • The Assembly will probably be presided over by President of the ISA Assembly RK Singh, who can also be the Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy.

Ranks and Reports News

9. India ranks fortieth in 2021 Mercer CFS Global Pension Index survey

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  • Mercer Consulting, a number one international administration consulting agency, has launched the thirteenth version of the Mercer Global Pension Index (2021 MCGPI).
  • India has been ranked at fortieth place out of 43 nations within the 2021 Mercer CFS Global Pension Index survey. In 2020, India was ranked at thirty fourth place out of 39 pension techniques.
  • Iceland has topped this rating with an index worth of 84.2 adopted by the Netherlands with 83.5 and Norway with 82.0. India had an total index worth of 43.3. Thailand had the bottom total index worth at 40.6. The 2021 MCGPI, has added 4 new retirement techniques: Iceland, Taiwan, UAE and Uruguay.

Sports News

10. India’s Bhavani Devi wins Charlellville National Competition in France

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  • Fencer Bhavani Devi, who made historical past on the Tokyo Olympics by changing into the primary Indian to compete within the sport on the Games, has gained the Charlellville National Competition in France within the particular person ladies’s sabre occasion.
  • She is at the moment ranked fiftieth on this planet and is the top-ranked fencer from India. She is eyeing a great present on the 2022 Asian Games and has began making ready for the multi-discipline sporting extravaganza.

11. China and Indonesia gained Uber Cup and and Thomas Cup Respectively

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  • China beat Japan 3-1 in an exciting Uber Cup ultimate in Aarhus, Denmark, to reclaim the Uber Cup title. This is China’s fifteenth Uber Cup title win in 19 finals.
  • The match pivoted on the longest match within the Uber Cup historical past when Chen Qing Chan and Jia Yi Fan gained their doubles match.
  • Indonesia lifted the Thomas Cup trophy for the primary time since 2002 after defeating the defending champions China 3-0 within the ultimate match held in Aarhus, Denmark.
  • Uber and Thomas Cup are the biennial worldwide badminton championship performed by the men and women’s nationwide groups of the members of the Badminton World Federation.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Badminton World Federation Founded: 5 July 1934;
  • Badminton World Federation President: Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen;
  • Badminton World Federation Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Books and Authors News

12. A e-book ‘Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: Reason, Religion And Nation’ by Prof Shafey Kidwai

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  • Sahitya Akademi awardee Professor Shafey Kidwai has authored a brand new e-book titled “Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: Reason, Religion And Nation”.
  • The goal of the e-book is to analyse Sir Syed Ahmad Khan the founding father of Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College that grew into Aligarh Muslim University.
  • The e-book is revealed by Routledge India. The foreword of the e-book is written by professor Irfan Habib. The e-book was launched forward of the 204th beginning anniversary (seventeenth October 2021) of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.

13. Gulzar pens e-book titled “Actually… I Met Them: A Memoir”

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  • Legendary Indian poet-lyricist-director Gulzar has come out together with his new e-book title “Actually… I Met Them: A Memoir”. In a memoir revealed by the publishing group Penguin Random House India.
  • In this e-book, Gulzar has shared many attention-grabbing unknown info about legends like Kishore Kumar, Bimal Roy, Ritwik Ghatak, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Mahasweta Devi, amongst others.

Important Days

14. World Statistics Day: 20 October

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  • World Statistics Day is widely known across the globe yearly on 20 October to spotlight the achievements of the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics.
  • The celebration of World Statistics Day 2021 is a world collaborative endeavour, organized underneath the steering of the United Nations Statistical Commission.
  • The United Nations Statistical Commission proposed celebrating 20 October 2010 as World Statistics Day.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • United Nations Statistical CommissionFounded: 1947;
  • United Nations Statistical Commission Parent group: United Nations Economic and Social Council;
  • United Nations Statistical Commission Chair: Shigeru Kawasaki (Japan).

15. International Chef’s Day: 20 October

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  • International Chefs Day is noticed yearly on 20 October. The day goals to rejoice and honour the noble career and educate individuals world wide about maintaining a healthy diet.
  • It can also be the day for skilled cooks to move on their data and culinary abilities to the subsequent technology with a way of satisfaction and dedication.
  • The theme of the International Chefs Day 2021 marketing campaign is Healthy Food for the Future. International Chefs Day was created by Dr Bill Gallagher, a famend chef and the previous president of the World Association of Chefs Societies (World Chefs), in 2004.

16. World Osteoporosis Day: 20 October

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  • The World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) is noticed yearly on October 20. The day goals to lift international consciousness of the prevention, analysis and therapy of osteoporosis and metabolic bone illness.
  • WOD is organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), by launch of a year-long marketing campaign with a particular theme. In 2021 the Global WOD Campaign theme is “Serve Up Bone Strength”.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • International Osteoporosis Foundation Headquarters location: Nyon, Switzerland;
  • International Osteoporosis Foundation President: Cyrus Cooper;
  • International Osteoporosis Foundation Founded: 1998.
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