22nd October 2021 Current Affairs

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Daily Important GK Update of twenty second October 2021 masking the next information headlines: COVID-19 vaccination, Gita Gopinath, Sports Authority of India, Truth Social, India Ports Global Limited.

National News

1. India crosses 100-crore COVID-19 vaccination doses milestone

  • India accomplished 100 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines on twenty first October, in about 9 months for the reason that drive started. PM Modi referred to as the achievement “the triumph of Indian science, enterprise and collective spirit of 130 crore Indians”.
  • The Prime Minister visited the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital right here and interacted with healthcare employees and other people receiving the vaccine.
  • To mark the event, the Union Health Ministry held a collection of occasions and launched a two-minute and four-second video with rap and visible illustration of the nation’s battle towards COVID-19.

International News

2. Barbados elects its first-ever president, eradicating UK’s Queen Elizabeth

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  • Barbados has elected its first-ever president because it prepares to turn out to be a republic, eradicating Queen Elizabeth as head of state.
  • Dame Sandra Mason, 72, is ready to be sworn in on 30 November, which can mark the nation’s fifty fifth anniversary of independence from Britain.
  • The first girl to serve on the Barbados Court of Appeals, Dame Sandra has been governor-general since 2018. The historic election got here after a joint session of the House of Assembly and the Senate. described the vote as a “seminal moment” for the nation.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Prime Minister of Barbados: Mia Mottley;
  • Barbados Capital: Bridgetown;
  • Barbados Currency: Barbados Dollar;
  • Barbados Continent: North America.

3. Donald Trump to launch social media platform referred to as Truth Social

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  • Donald Trump has introduced plans to launch a social media platform referred to as TRUTH Social that will likely be rolled be out early subsequent 12 months. The former US president, who was banned from Facebook and Twitter earlier this 12 months, says his objective is to rival the tech firms which have denied him the megaphone that was paramount to his rise.
  • Truth social will likely be a product of a brand new enterprise referred to as the Trump Media & Technology Group. He desires to create a platform that rivals Twitter or Facebook, however that merely received’t occur.

State News

4. MP Govt introduced Implementation of “Mukhyamantri Ration Aapke Dwar Yojana”

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  • The authorities of Madhya Pradesh (MP) has introduced the implementation of the scheme ‘‘Mukhyamantri Ration Apke Dwar Yojana”, which can begin from November 2021.
  • Under this scheme, the ration will likely be supplied on the doorstep of the villagers the place there are not any Fair Price Shops (FPS).
  • To present ration materials to the weak sections equivalent to Divyanga (Specially-Abled) and senior residents close to their properties. To guarantee correct ration provide for poor tribal households in every village bin 74 tribal dominated blocks of 16 districts.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Madhya Pradesh Capital: Bhopal;
  • Madhya Pradesh Governor: Mangubhai C. Patel;
  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Appointments News

5. SAI appoints Commodore PK Garg as new CEO of TOPS

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  • The Sports Authority of India (SAI) appointed Commodore PK Garg because the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) on the Mission Olympic Cell assembly. He joined the Indian Navy in 1984 and was answerable for many necessary and prestigious assignments over 34 years of service.
  • Commodore Garg, who was the High-Performance Director with Sports Authority of India until June 2021, can also be an Arjuna Awardee recipient (1990) in Sailing and has additionally received the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Awardee in 1993-94.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Sports Authority of India Founded: 1984.

6. Alok Mishra turns into new MD of India Ports Global Limited

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  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet(ACC) has appointed Captain Alok Mishra because the Managing Director of India Ports Global Limited (IPGL).
  • He is at present serving because the Head of operation and transformation lead on the Gateway Terminals India Pvt Ltd (GTI), Mumbai Maharashtra. Alok Mishra has been appointed for the full-time position for a time period of 5 years.
  • Alok Mishra succeeds Harjeet Kaur Joshi, CMD of Delivery Company of India Ltd (SCI), who held the extra cost because the MD of IPGL.

Banking News

7. RBI impose Rs 1 cr penalty on Paytm Payments Bank

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  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 1 crore on Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL) over sure specified violations, as referred in Section 26 (2) of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007.
  • RBI noticed that the data submitted throughout Paytm Payments Bank’s software for the difficulty of the ultimate Certificate of Authorisation (CoA) didn’t replicate the factual place.
  • It has additionally penalised Western Union Financial Services by imposing a penalty of Rs 27.8 lakh for violating the prescribed restrict of remittances per 12 months.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of Paytm Payments Bank Ltd: Vijay Shekhar Sharma;
  • MD and CEO of Paytm Payments Bank Ltd: Satish Kumar Gupta;
  • Paytm Payments Bank Ltd Headquarters: Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Business News

8. Reliance Brands acquires 40% stake in designer Manish Malhotra’s MM Styles

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  • Reliance Industries Ltd’s Reliance Brands Ltd (RBL) and well-known designer Manish Malhotra have introduced a strategic partnership to accumulate a 40 per cent stake in Malhotra’s MM Styles Pvt Ltd.
  • According to a Reliance Brands assertion, this “strategic partnership” is the primary “external investment” for MM Styles Pvt Ltd.

Economy News

9. Centre approves hike in DA/DR for central authorities staff and pensioners

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  • The Union Cabinet has accepted an extra hike of 3 per cent in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) for the central authorities staff and pensioners.
  • The enhance of three% is over the present price of 28 per cent of the essential pay/pension and will likely be efficient from July 1, 2021. Now after this hike, the DA/DR will enhance to 31%.
  • It have to be remembered that earlier in July 2021, the federal government had introduced an 11% hike in DA/DR from 17% to twenty-eight% of the essential pay/pension. It will value the exchequer Rs 9,488.70 crore every year.
  • As a consequence, the DA and DR instalments are due for 4 durations together with January 1, 2020, July 1, 2020, January 1, 2021, and July 1, 2021. However, the speed of DA/DR for the interval between January 2020 to June 2021 shall stay at 17%.

Ranks and Reports News

10. India ranks 79th in World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index 2021

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  • India has ranked 79 out of 139 international locations and jurisdictions within the World Justice Project’s (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2021.
  • The WJP Rule of Law Index 2021 ranks the international locations primarily based on scores starting from 0 to 1, with 1 indicating the strongest adherence to the rule of regulation.
  • Denmark, Norway and Finland topped the World Justice Project’s (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2021.

Awards News

11. Alexei Navalny Wins European Union’s Sakharov Prize

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  • The European Parliament has awarded the European Union’s high human rights prize, Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought for 2021, to the imprisoned Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny.
  • The 45-year-old activist has been awarded for his immense private bravery to battle tirelessly towards the corruption of Vladimir Putin’s regime. Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, generally generally known as Sakharov Prize, is European Parliament’s high human rights prize. The prize honours people and teams of people that have devoted their lives to the defence of human rights and freedom of thought.

Books and Authors News

12. Defence Minister launched the e book on Veer Savarkar

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  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched the e book titled “Veer Savarkar: The Man Who Could Have Prevented Partition” authored by Uday Mahurkar and Chirayu Pandit at Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi.
  • Minister Rajnath Singh described Savarkar as an “icon of Indian history” and likewise described his contributions to a nation that was not but thought of and highlighted the extended controversies infrequently on the nice chief Savarkar.

Important Days

13. International Stuttering Awareness Day: 22 October

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  • Every 12 months October 22 is noticed as International Stuttering Awareness Day, since 1998. The day is meant to boost public consciousness of the thousands and thousands of people that have a speech dysfunction of stuttering or stammering. Theme 2021: “Speak the change you wish to see”.
  • The International Stuttering Awareness Day, ISAD, (October 22) started in 1998, spear-headed by Michael Sugarman, Oakland, California.

Obituaries News

14. Former hockey worldwide Saranjeet Singh passes away

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  • Former hockey worldwide Saranjeet Singh has handed away.
  • The former State Bank of India hockey participant, who performed for Coronation Club within the native league, represented Hyderabad juniors and seniors for a few years within the late 70s and 80s and likewise performed for India, which toured Germany in 1983.

Miscellaneous News

15. Economist Gita Gopinath to depart IMF in January 2022

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  • The International Monetary Fund’s Chief Economist and Director of the Research Department, Gita Gopinath will depart the organisation in January 2022. She will return to Harvard University’s economics division.
  • She was on public service depart throughout her tenure on the organisation, and the depart will finish in January 2022.
  • Harvard had prolonged Gopinath’s depart by one 12 months as an distinctive case, which allowed her to function the chief economist on the IMF for 3 years. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva mentioned Gopinath’s contribution to the fund was “truly remarkable”.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • IMF Headquarters: Washington, D.C. U.S;
  • IMF Managing Director and Chairman: Kristalina Georgieva.
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