26th October 2021 Current Affairs

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Daily Important GK Update of twenty sixth October 2021 masking the next information headlines: Invest India, NITI Aayog, Ayodhya Cantt, ICICI Bank, AU Small Finance Bank, COP26, Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission.

National News

1. Invest India elected as President of Geneva-based WAIPA

  • Invest India, a younger startup inside the Government of India has been unanimously elected because the President of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) for 2021-2023.
  • Invest India is the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency to assist buyers on the lookout for funding alternatives and choices in India.

The members of the Steering Committee of WAIPA for 2021-23 contains:

  • President: Invest India
  • Two Vice Presidents: Egypt and Switzerland
  • 9 Regional Directors: Brazil, South Korea, Finland, Kuwait, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Ghana, and Samoa.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies Founded: 1995.

2. NITI Aayog launches “Innovations for You” Digi-Book

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  • The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of NITI Aayog has launched a Digi-book named “Innovations for You”. The sector in focus on this Digi-book is Healthcare.
  • “Innovation for you” is an initiative of Niti Aayog to share success tales of Atal Innovation Mission’s Startups in several domains.
  • The Digi-book was launched with the purpose of serving as an encouragement for upcoming entrepreneurs with the intention to work on the trail of creativity and creativeness for addressing a few of the urgent challenges in India. It additionally goals to showcase the most effective improvements and entrepreneurs to carry them to the forefront.
  • These start-ups have been leveraging applied sciences corresponding to AI, IoT, ICT and others for offering socially related options to well being points like neonatal & baby care, psychological well being, dental care, anaemia and monitoring human vitals.

States News

3. India’s 1st State-Wildlife DNA testing evaluation lab inaugurated in Nagpur

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  • Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, inaugurated India’s 1st State government-owned Wildlife DNA testing evaluation laboratory at Regional Forensic Science Laboratory (RFSL) in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
  • On the event, he additionally launched 3 Fast Track DNA testing items in Mumbai & Pune below the Nirbhaya scheme.
  • At current, there are 2 Wildlife DNA testing laboratories at Dehradun & Hyderabad, that are totally owned by the Central Government, whereas the newly launched is the first in India to be owned by a state authorities.
  • The labs will likely be solely coping with circumstances registered below Protection of Children From Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. The labs had been developed at a value of Rs 53 crore below Central Government’s Nirbhaya Scheme.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  •  Maharashtra Capital: Mumbai;
  •  Maharashtra Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari;
  •  Maharashtra Chief minister: Uddhav Thackeray.

4. U.P. govt renames Faizabad station as Ayodhya Cantt

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  • The Uttar Pradesh authorities has determined to rename the Faizabad Junction to Ayodhya Cantt railways station. Opened in 1874, the Faizabad railway station comes below the Northern Railway zone.
  • It falls below the Lucknow-Varanasi part. Earlier in 2018, the Yogi Adityanath authorities had renamed Faizabad Ayodhya on the event of Diwali. The BJP authorities additionally modified the title of Allahabad to Prayagraj and Mughalsarai railway junction as Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay junction. 

Important notes for all competitive exams:

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

Banking News

5. ICICI Bank surpasses HUL to occupy fifth spot in m-cap

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  • Private sector lender ICICI Bank has crossed the market capitalisation of Hindustan Unilever to turn into the fifth-largest firm by market worth.
  • According to BSE knowledge, ICICI Bank’s market capitalisation (m-cap) stood at ₹5.83 lakh crore, simply above HUL’s ₹5.76 lakh crore. This follows the financial institution posting its highest ever quarterly web revenue within the July to September 2021 quarter.
  • The financial institution’s scrip touched a 52-week excessive of ₹859.70 on the BSE earlier than ending at ₹841.05, registering a achieve of 10.8 per cent over the day before today’s shut.
  • ICICI Bank turns into the second lender after HDFC Bank to interrupt into the highest 5 corporations on the BSE by way of m-cap.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • ICICI Bank MD & CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi;
  • ICICI Bank Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra;
  • ICICI Bank Tagline: Hum Hai Na, Khayal Apka.

6. AU Small Finance Bank launched QR Sound field for fee alerts

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  • India’s Largest Small Finance Bank AU Small Finance Bank has launched QR (Quick Response) Code Sound Box to spice up its digital funds whereas making it the primary financial institution to launch such a product.
  • The QR Sound Box will assist small retailers to run their operations easily with out the effort of studying SMS each time when a buyer makes a fee. It will likely be made obtainable in 5 languages – Hindi, English, Punjabi, Gujarati and Marathi. 

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • AU small finance financial institution Headquarters: Jaipur, Rajasthan;
  • AU small finance financial institution MD & CEO: Sanjay Agarwal;
  • AU small finance financial institution Chairman: Raj Vikash Verma.

Summits and Conferences News

7. India, UK and Australia to collectively launch IRIS initiative at COP26

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  • India, Australia, and the UK in collaboration with small island creating states (SIDS), have deliberate to launch a brand new initiative “Infrastructure for Resilient Island States (IRIS)”, on the sidelines of the Conference of Parties (COP26).
  • The IRIS platform goals at creating an infrastructure that may face up to disasters and reduce financial losses in island nations. The IRIS initiative will likely be launched with preliminary funding of $10 million from Australia, India and the UK. ‘
  • The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is scheduled to happen from October 31 to November 12, 2021.

Schemes and Committees News

8. PM Modi launches 5,000-crore ‘Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission’

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the “Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission” on October 25, 2021, from his parliamentary constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission is among the largest pan-India schemes for strengthening healthcare infrastructure throughout the nation and is along with the National Health Protection Mission (Ayushman Bharat Yojana).

About the scheme:

  • Total outlay of the scheme: Rs. 5,000-crore
  • Under the scheme, 17,788 rural well being and wellness centres in 10 excessive focus states will get the help of the scheme.
  • For an city areas, 11,024 city well being and wellness centres will likely be established in all of the states.

Awards News

9. Dr. Rajiv Nigam Selected for 2022 Joseph A. Cushman Award

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  • Former Chief Scientist at CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Dr. Rajiv Nigam has been chosen for the 2022 Joseph A. Cushman Award for Excellence in Foraminiferal Research.
  • Dr. Nigam is the primary Indian Citizen to be chosen for the celebrated award. He has been chosen for his excellent lifetime contributions to the sphere of foraminifera (microfossil) analysis.
  • Dr. Nigam will obtain the award on the Cushman Reception through the 2022 Geological Society of America assembly in Denver, Colorado, USA, from October 9-12-2022. The Joseph A. Cushman Award was established by USA primarily based Cushman basis for foraminiferal analysis in 1979.

Sports News

10. Viktor Axelsen and Akane Yamaguchi received Denmark Open 2021

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  • Danish Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen received the Mens’ single 2021 Denmark Open Badminton held on the Odense Sports Park, Denmark.
  • He defeated world primary Kento Momota of Japan. Akane Yamaguchi of Japan received her second title within the girls’s class defeating An Se-young (South Korea).

List of all winners of Denmark Open 2021:

Category Winner
Mens’ single Viktor Axelsen (Denmark)
Womens’ single Akane Yamaguchi (Japan)
Men’s double Takuro Hoki, and Yugo Kobayashi (Japan)
Women’s double Huang Dongping and Zheng Yu (China)
Mixed double Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino (Japan).

11. Ahmedabad and Lucknow are the 2 new groups of the IPL

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  • Ahmedabad and Lucknow are the 2 new groups that will likely be a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2022. Hence taking the whole variety of groups within the competitors to 10.
  • RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group (RPSG) is the proprietor of the Lucknow group whereas CVC Capital Partners is the proprietor of the Ahmedabad group.
  • RPSG group has received the bid for Lucknow at Rs. 7090 crore, whereas CVC Capitals a.okay.a Irelia has received the bid for Ahmedabad at Rs. 5625 crore. The IPL’s first season was performed in 2008. There have been fourteen seasons of the IPL event. The fifteenth season will see 10 groups competing for the IPL title.

12. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen wins United States Grand Prix 2021

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  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) has received the 2021 United States Grand Prix held on the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, United States. This is the eighth win for Verstappen on this season.
  • The race was the seventeenth spherical of the 2021 Formula One World Championship. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) stood second whereas Sergio Perez (Mexico- Red Bull) got here third.

Important Days

13. Disarmament Week 2021

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  • Disarmament Week is noticed yearly to advertise consciousness and understanding of the problems of disarmament in a number of international locations. The week goals to cut back using weapons, particularly nuclear weapons, to carry peace in society.
  • This yr, the disarmament week will likely be beginning on October 24. The week-long observance will proceed until October 30. Disarmament Week seeks to advertise consciousness and a greater understanding of disarmament points and their cross-cutting significance.

Miscellaneous News

14. India’s first ‘test tube’ Banni buffalo calf born in Gujarat

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  • The first IVF calf of “Banni” breed of buffaloes, discovered primarily in Gujarat’s Kutch area, was born at a farmer’s home within the state’s Gir Somnath district. The course of was carried out to boost the variety of genetically superior buffaloes to extend milk manufacturing.
  • Banni buffalo is understood for its resilience and better milk-producing capability in an arid setting. The breed had achieved six pregnancies from 18 recipient buffaloes at his farm, which had been implanted with embryos by IVF expertise, and the method was carried out by JKBovagenix of NGO JK Trust. India has greater than 109 million buffaloes which can be 56 per cent of the world’s buffalo inhabitants.

15. Hyderabad Cricket Association unveiled World’s largest cricket bat

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  • Former India captain and now Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) president Mohd Azharuddin has unveiled what’s licensed by the Guinness Book of World Records to be the largest cricket bat, designed by Pernod Ricard India (P) Ltd, on Tank Bund.
  • The bat measures 56.10 toes, weighs 9-tonnes and is made from poplar wooden. This was to convey finest needs to the Indian cricket group and produce again the T-20 World Cup in Dubai.
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