23rd October 2021 Current Affairs

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Daily Important GK Update of twenty third October 2021 overlaying the next information headlines: Microsoft, UIDAI, Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement award, FATF Grey record, Earth Heroes Awards 2021.

International News

1. Turkey joins Pakistan in FATF Grey record

  • Global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has retained Pakistan on its ‘Grey List’ of nations.
  • In a briefing, FATF president Marcus Pleyer additionally stated that three new nations Turkey, Jordan, and Mali have additionally been added to the Grey List.
  • In June this yr, the FATF had retained Pakistan on its ‘Grey List’ for failing to verify cash laundering, resulting in terror financing.

States News

2. Chhattisgarh launched “Shri Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store” Scheme

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  • Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has just about launched a brand new scheme named ‘Shri Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store scheme’ to supply low-cost generic medicines and allow seamless healthcare providers to the susceptible individuals of the state.
  • The scheme can be carried out by the Urban Administration and Development Department (UADD).
  • Under the scheme, round 188 medical retailers are deliberate to be opened in 169 cities. Currently, 84 generic medical retailers are opened within the inaugural session to distribute drugs.
  • Under this scheme, individuals will get a reduction between 09 per cent and 71 per cent on the MRP (Market Rate Price) of generic medicines.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chhattisgarh Capital: Raipur;
  • Chhattisgarh Governor: Anusuiya Uikey;
  • Chhattisgarh Chief Minister: Bhupesh Baghel.

Banking News

3. Bharti AXA signal Bancassurance Partnership with Utkarsh Small Finance Bank

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  • Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company Limited (Bharti AXA Life) has entered right into a bancassurance partnership with Utkarsh Small Finance Bank to make sure distribution of life insurance coverage merchandise via the financial institution’s community throughout India.
  • This partnership will allow the Bharti AXA life to achieve Tier II and Tier III markets with insurance coverage options and improve the attain of insurance coverage in India.
  • Under this partnership, the Bharti AXA Life’s insurance coverage complete suite of life insurance policy together with the safety, well being, financial savings and funding plans can be made out there for the purchasers of the financial institution throughout 202 districts of 19 states and a couple of Union territories.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Utkarsh Small Finance Bank Headquarters: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh;
  • Utkarsh Small Finance Bank MD & CEO: Govind Singh.

Economy News

4. HDFC Bank, Mastercard, DFC, USAID launched a $100 Million Credit Facility

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  • HDFC Bank, Mastercard, United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), and US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a $100 million credit score facility for MSMEs (Micro Small and Medium Enterprises) in India.
  • The credit score facility is a part of USAID’s international Women Economic Empowerment Fund initiative and its COVID-19 response in India.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • HDFC Bank Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • HDFC Bank Founded: August 1994;
  • HDFC Bank CEO: Sashidhar Jagdishan;

Awards News

5. Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation wins Earth Heroes Awards 2021

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  • The Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation has bagged the Earth Guardian Award instituted by the NatWest Group. The eight winners of the award have been felicitated by the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora secretary-general Ivonne Higuero via a digital ceremony.
  • These awards have been instituted by NatWest Group India. They are a part of an initiative that recognises the efforts of people and establishments which can be working to subvert local weather change by conserving & preserving biodiversity in India.

6. Martin Scorsese, Szabo to get Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement award

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  • Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese and celebrated Hungarian filmmaker Istevan Szabo can be honoured with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement award at this yr’s International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
  • The 52nd version of the movie pageant can be held from November 20 to twenty-eight in Goa.
  • While Szabo is understood for his masterpieces like 1966’s “Father” and 1981 film “Mephisto”, Scorsese is likely one of the main figures of the New Hollywood period, broadly thought to be one of many best and most influential administrators in movie historical past.

Summits and Conferences News

7. UIDAI to host ‘Aadhaar Hackathon 2021’

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  • Government company UIDAI is internet hosting a Hackathon titled “Aadhaar Hackathon 2021”. The hackathon is beginning on 28 Oct 21 and would proceed until 31 Oct 21. With new challenged and themes, the Hackathon 2021 can have two matters.
  • The first theme is round “Enrolment and Update”, which basically covers a few of the real-life challenges being confronted by the residents whereas updating their deal with. The second theme of the Hackathon is across the “Identity and Authentication” answer provided by UIDAI.

Science and Technology News

8. Microsoft Launches Program To Support AI Startups In India

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  • Microsoft lately introduced the launch of Microsoft AI Innovate, a 10-week initiative that can assist startups in India leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) applied sciences, serving to them scale operations, drive innovation, & construct trade experience.
  • The program can even allow startups to achieve out to newer prospects and geographies with Microsoft’s gross sales and companions.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Microsoft CEO and Chairman: Satya Nadella;
  • Microsoft Headquarters: Redmond, Washington, United States.

Books and Authors News

9. A guide titled “The Origin Story of India’s States” by VS Srinivasan

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  • The guide titled ‘The Origin Story of India’s States’ is written by Venkataraghavan Subha Srinivasan and printed by Penguin Random House India (PRHI). It is a narrative in regards to the beginning of India’s 28 states and eight union territories.
  • Also, their steady modifications. Venkataraghavan Subha Srinivasan is a author, actor and technique advisor from Bengaluru, Karnataka. This is his first non-fiction guide.

Important Days

10. Mole Day noticed on twenty third October

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  • On twenty third October yearly mole day is well known which is well-liked amongst all chemistry fans. This day is marked to commemorate and honour the Avogadro‘s quantity.
  • The celebration of at the present time occurs from 6:02 a.m. to six:02 p.m commemorating the chemistry is measuring unit. This event goals to make the scholars keen on chemistry and its ideas.
  • The theme for the event, impressed by the mascot – A Mole. This yr the theme is DispicaMole Me.

11. International Snow Leopard Day: 23 October

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  • Every yr, October 23 is noticed as International Snow Leopard Day since 2014. The day commemorates the anniversary of the Bishkek Declaration and to have fun this endangered cat and lift consciousness for its conservation and safety.
  • It was on October 23, 2013, when political leaders from 12 nations got here collectively to endorse the ‘Bishkek Declaration on the conservation of snow leopards. Snow Leopard is present in 12 nations. They are India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Mongolia, Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
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