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21st October 2021 Current Affairs

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Daily Important GK Update of twenty first October 2021 overlaying the next information headlines: Russian Film Festival, 2021 BNP Paribas Open, Kushinagar International Airport, Future Tech 2021, 2021 Global Food Security Index.

National News

1. PM Modi inaugurates Kushinagar International Airport in UP

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh. The airport has been constructed at an estimated price of Rs. 260 crore, by the Airport Authority of India. Besides, it has the longest runway in Uttar Pradesh.
  • It will facilitate home & worldwide pilgrims to go to the Mahaparinirvanasthal of Lord Buddha in Kushinagar.
  • Kushinagar is the ultimate resting place of Gautama Buddha, the place he attained Mahaparinirvana after his dying. The airport will assist in boosting tourism on the Buddhist circuit.
  • The first worldwide flight on the Kushinagar International Airport landed from Colombo, Sri Lanka, carrying a Sri Lankan delegation of over 100 Buddhist Monks & dignitaries. Now the variety of airports dealing with passenger flights in Uttar Pradesh has elevated to 9.

International News

2. Ecuador declares state of emergency over crime wave

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  • Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso has declared a 60-day state of emergency within the South American nation, as a result of rise in violent drug crimes.
  • President Lasso has pointed to drug trafficking and consumption as the principle drivers behind a rise in murders, dwelling housebreaking, thefts of autos and items, and muggings.
  • Under the emergency measures, the armed forces and police would work collectively to hold out “arms checks, inspections, 24-hour patrols, and drug searches, amongst different actions. Ecuador is a transit nation for cocaine smuggled from neighbouring Peru and Colombia and far of the crime wave is regarded as drug-related.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Ecuador Capital: Quito;
  • Ecuador Currency: United States Dollar.

3. India, Israel, UAE, U.S. resolve to launch quadrilateral financial discussion board

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  • India, Israel, United Arab Emirates and the United States have determined to launch a brand new quadrilateral financial discussion board. Quadrilateral builds on ongoing cooperation between U.S., Israel and UAE after the Abraham Accords final yr.
  • This QUAD grouping had determined to ascertain a world discussion board for financial cooperation and mentioned prospects for joint infrastructure tasks increasing financial and political cooperation within the Middle East and Asia.
  • India, the United States, Israel and the UAE have determined to type a discussion board for future financial cooperation and to discover prospects of joint infrastructure tasks within the fields of Transportation, Technology, Maritime safety, Economics, Trade in addition to for added joint tasks.

Appointments News

4. Imtiaz Ali appointed ambassador of Russian Film Festival

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  • Director-producer Imtiaz Ali has been roped in because the ambassador of the Russian Film Festival in India.
  • As a part of the pageant, ten notable Russian movies of assorted genres are being premiered for Indian audiences on Disney+ Hotstar from October 16 to November 27. Russia and India are cooperating within the subject of cinematography via the BRICS.
  • The first-ever on-line Russian Film Festival in India is organized by ROSKINO with the assist of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Cinema Fund, the Moscow City Tourism Committee, Discover Moscow, Rossotrudnichestvo, and with the help of Kartina Entertainment.
  • The pageant was launched in 2020 and has already been efficiently held in 14 international locations, with greater than 200 thousand viewers.

5. A Balasubramanian turns into new Chairman of AMFI

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  • A Balasubramanian has been elected as the brand new Chairman of the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI). He replaces Nilesh Shah, the Managing Director of Kotak Mutual Fund.
  • Balasubramanian is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aditya Birla Sun Life Asset Management. Meanwhile, Radhika Gupta, the MD and CEO of Edelweiss AMC, has been appointed as vice-chair of AMFI.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Association of Mutual Funds in India Founded: 22 August 1995;
  • Association of Mutual Funds in India Headquarters: Mumbai.

Banking News

6. NPCI launches card tokenisation platform ‘NTS’

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  • The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched the NPCI Tokenization system (NTS) to additional improve the protection of consumers and supply a seamless procuring expertise to customers.
  • The NPCI Tokenization System (NTS) will assist the tokenisation of RuPay playing cards, to supply an alternate for storing card particulars with retailers.
  • NPCI’s Token Reference On File(TROF) service will assist RuPay cardholders, to keep up the safety of their monetary knowledge. With NTS, buying Banks, Aggregators, Merchants & others can get themselves licensed with NPCI & can play the position of Token Requestor to assist save the Token reference quantity (Token Reference On File) towards all card numbers saved.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • National Payments Corporation of India MD & CEO: Dilip Asbe;
  • National Payments Corporation of India Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • National Payments Corporation of India Founded: 2008.

Business News

7. Nabard subsidiary ‘NABSanrakshan’ units up Rs 1000 cr credit score assure fund belief

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  • The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has introduced the creation of an Rs. 1,000 crore Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for FPOs (CGFTFPO), a devoted fund for offering credit score ensures to FPOs.
  • The fund has been launched underneath the trusteeship of NABSanrakshan Trustee Pvt Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NABARD.
  • For this, NABSanrakshan has signed a belief deed with the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. The Trust has been registered at Mumbai.
  • The credit score assure provided via the belief will improve the creditworthiness of FPOs moreover facilitating cost-effective manufacturing and productiveness resulting in greater web incomes to the farmers who’re members of FPOs.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of NABARD: G R Chintala;
  • NABARD Founded: 12 July 1982;
  • NABARD Headquarters: Mumbai.

Summits and Conferences News

8. CII organises International Conference and Exhibition “Future Tech 2021”

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  • The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has organised an International Conference and Exhibition on Digital applied sciences, “Future Tech 2021- a Journey of digital transformation to technology adoption and acceleration” from October 19 to 27, 2021. The focus theme of the International convention is “Driving technologies for building the future, we all can trust”.
  • The inaugural session was nearly attended by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State within the Ministry of Electronics & IT, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. The theme can have 5 pillars: Strategy, Growth, Resilience, Inclusiveness, Trust.
  • The International convention will function a platform for Indian business and entrepreneurs to know the nuances of applied sciences and establish the precise method and applied sciences for his or her enterprise in addition to B2B partnerships.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Confederation of Indian Industry President: T. V. Narendran;
  • Confederation of Indian Industry Founded: 1895;
  • Confederation of Indian Industry Director-General: Chandrajit Banerjee;
  • Confederation of Indian Industry Headquarters: New Delhi, India.

Ranks and Reports News

9. India ranks 71st on 2021 Global Food Security Index

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  • India has achieved the 71st place within the Global Food Security (GFS) Index 2021 from amongst a listing of 113 international locations. The GFS Index is designed and constructed by London-based Economist Impact and is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience.
  • The general rating of India is 57.2 factors on the GFS Index 2021. Ireland, Australia, the UK, Finland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan, France and the US shared the highest rank.
  • Their general GFS rating have been within the vary of 77.8 and 80 factors on the index. The GFS Index measures the components affecting meals insecurity world wide primarily based on 4 most important components and 58 distinctive meals safety indicators. The components embrace affordability, availability, high quality and security, and pure assets and resilience.

Awards News

10. Kung Fu Nuns wins UNESCO’s Martial Arts Education Prize 2021

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  • The well-known Kung Fu Nuns of the Drukpa order of Buddhism has received the inaugural UNESCO’s Martial Arts Education Prize 2021, for his or her courageous and heroic acts of service and championing of gender equality throughout the Himalayas.
  • The Nuns empower younger ladies via martial arts, to defend themselves, construct confidence, and tackle management roles of their communities.
  • The award has been launched by UNESCO ICM (International Centre of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagement), to gather and promote good practices of martial arts training(MA Edu.)

Books and Authors News

11. A brand new ebook titled ‘Stars In My Sky’ by Divya Dutta

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  • National Award-winning actress Divya Dutta has provide you with her second ebook titled, “The Stars in My Sky: Those Who Brightened My Film Journey”.
  • The ebook, printed by Penguin Random House India (PRHI), might be launched on October 25, 2021. In her new ebook, Divya Dutta shares her experiences with a few of the stalwarts of Bollywood who performed a big position in her movie profession.

Sports News

12. Australia’s James Pattinson retires from worldwide cricket

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  • Australian quick bowler James Pattinson has retired from worldwide cricket after realising that he received’t be within the reckoning for the Ashes collection as a consequence of health points.
  • The 31-year-old, who has performed 21 Tests and 15 ODIs, although will proceed to play home cricket.
  • Pattinson claimed 81 Test wickets and 16 ODI scalps in his profession after making his Test debut in December 2011 alongside Mitchell Starc and David Warner towards New Zealand in Brisbane.
  • His final Test was towards New Zealand in Sydney in January 2020 whereas he final performed an ODI method again in September 2015 towards England at Leeds.

13. Overview of 2021 BNP Paribas Open held at Indian Wells

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  • The 2021 BNP Paribas Open tennis event, also referred to as the 2021 Indian Wells Masters, was held from October 04 to 18, 2021 at Indian Wells, California, US.
  • This marks the forty seventh version of the lads’s BNP Paribas Open (ATP Masters) and the thirty second Edition of the ladies’s BNP Paribas Open (WTA Masters).

The listing of winners is given under:

  • Cameron Norrie received his maiden ATP Masters 1000 by profitable the Men’s singles title on the 2021 BNP Paribas Open
  • Paula Badosa defeats Victoria Azarenka to win the Women’s Singles Title
  • Elise Mertens and Su Wei Hsieh received the Women’s Doubles title
  • John Peers and Filip Polasek received the Men’s Doubles title

Important Days

14. National Police Commemoration Day: 21 October

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  • In India, the Police Commemoration Day is noticed on October 21 yearly. The day is marked to recollect and honour the courageous policemen who’ve laid down their lives within the line of obligation.
  • Police Commemoration Day commemorates the day in 1959, when twenty Indian troopers have been attacked by Chinese troops in Ladakh’s Hot Spring space, through which, ten Indian policemen misplaced their lives and 7 have been imprisoned. Since that day, 21 October has been noticed as Police Commemoration Day in honour of the martyrs.

Obituaries News

15. Colin Powell, first Black US secretary of state, passes away

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  • Colin Powell, the trailblazing soldier and diplomat whose sterling repute of service to Republican and Democratic presidents was stained by his defective claims to justify the 2003 US struggle in Iraq, died of Covid-19 problems. He was 84.
  • He as a substitute joined President George W. Bush’s administration in 2001 as secretary of state. He was the first Black individual to signify the US authorities on the world stage.

16. Sri Lanka’s first Test captain Bandula Warnapura passes away

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  • Sri Lanka’s first-ever Test captain Bandula Warnapura handed away, following a short sickness. He was 68.
  • A right-handed batsman, he led his nation when it confronted England in its first-ever Test match in 1982 and performed three extra Tests, scoring 96 runs general at a mean of 12. He additionally performed 12 ODI matches, scoring 180 runs at a mean of 15.
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