27th October 2021 Current Affairs
Daily Important GK Update of twenty seventh October 2021 protecting the next information headlines: seventy fifth Infantry Day, GAIL, 2021 MotoGP World Championship, NIPUN Bharat Mission, Amrit Mahotsav Podcast, Konkan Shakti 2021.
1. Culture Minister G.K Reddy launches Amrit Mahotsav Podcast
- The Union Minister for Culture and Tourism, G.K Reddy has launched the Amrit Mahotsav Podcast, as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration by the ministry.
- The Amrit Mahotsav Podcast sequence (Zara Yaad Karo Qurbani) is a tribute to the Indian National Army (individuals and actions), which considerably contributed to India’s freedom wrestle, a few of which have remained untold and never discovered a spot within the standard storyline.
- As an ode to the sacrifices made, it’s only befitting to salute these heroes by recollecting their tales of braveness and valour as a part of commemorating 75 years of India’s independence.
2. Goa turned the first state to attain ODF and Electricity for every family
- Goa has achieved Open Defecation Free (ODF) and Electricity for each family. The unique ODF protocol was issued within the yr 2016. According to it, a metropolis or ward is notified as ODF metropolis or ward if not a single individual is discovered defecating within the open, at any level of the day.
- Goa has additionally turn into the primary state to offer faucet water to each family beneath the “Har Ghar Jal Mission”. Apart from that, Goa achieved a 100 per cent goal to offer free ration to the poor and needy. It has additionally accomplished 100 per cent first dose of covid-19 vaccination.
Important notes for all competitive exams:
- Goa Capital: Panaji;
- Goa CM: Pramod Sawant;
- Goa Governor: S. Sreedharan Pillai.
3. Siddhartha Lal reappointed Eicher Motors MD for five years
- Eicher Motors Ltd handed the decision to reappoint Siddhartha Lal because the Managing Director of the corporate for 5 years, beginning May 1, 2021.
- The board additionally authorized a revised remuneration construction for the Managing Director, with a most cap of 1.5 per cent of earnings as per Section 198 of the Companies Act.
- The proposal for reappointment was cleared with nearly 93.8 per cent of the overall 226 million votes casted stepping into favour of the decision.
4. Union Bank, CDAC be a part of palms for cyber safety
- The Union Bank of India (UBI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad to launch a 1st of its sort initiative on Cyber Security Awareness.
- CDAC will help UBI in educating its workers & prospects with consciousness on Cyber Security & tricks to defend themselves from Cyber fraud. The Bank has beforehand launched an e-book & a web-based sport ‘Spin-N-Learn’, as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October).
Important notes for all competitive exams:
- Union Bank of India Founded: 1919;
- Union Bank of India Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra;
- Union Bank of India MD & CEO: Rajkiran Rai G;
- Union Bank of India Tagline: Good People to Bank with.
Summits and Conferences News
5. N. Sitharaman nearly attends sixth Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of AIIB
- The Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman has participated within the sixth Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) via a video convention from New Delhi. The theme of the Annual Meeting of AIIB was “Investing Today and Transforming Tomorrow”.
- This yr the assembly was collectively organized by AIIB in collaboration with the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The fundamental goal of the annual meet is to take key choices on vital issues referring to AIIB, and its future imaginative and prescient.
- The Finance Minister of India shared her ideas on the theme “COVID-19 Crisis and Post-COVID Support”, in the course of the Governor’s Roundtable Discussion.
6. India-UK conducts maiden Tri-Service train ‘Konkan Shakti 2021’
- The Armed Forces of India and the United Kingdom (UK) are endeavor the ocean section of the maiden Tri-Service train ‘Konkan Shakti 2021’ off the Konkan coast within the Arabian Sea from October 24 to 27, 2021.
- The harbour section of the seven-day train was held in Mumbai from October 21 to 23, 2021. The train Konkan Shakti 2021 goals at additional strengthening the cooperation between the 2 nations.
Schemes and Committees News
7. National Steering Committee for NIPUN Bharat Mission setup by govt
- Department of School Education and Literacy has constituted the National Steering Committee (NSC) for the implementation of the NIPUN Bharat Mission. It seeks to develop a technique of evaluation to investigate the progress of training and supply suggestions to States/UTs.
- To obtain the aim of common proficiency in foundational literacy and numeracy for each little one by finish of Class 3 by 2026-27.
- The Union Education Minister, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan would be the Chairperson of the NSC and Minister of State for Education, Smt. Annpurna Devi would be the Vice-Chairperson.
8. Tsitsi Dangarembga receives Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2021
- The Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2021 has been awarded to the Zimbabwean creator and a filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga for a “new Enlightenment”, a piece on violence in her nation and all around the world by Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, an affiliation of German ebook publishers and booksellers.
- Dangarembga is the primary black girl to win the German Peace Prize. She has received the PEN Pinter prize 2021. Her debut novel, Nervous circumstances have been the primary to be revealed in English by black ladies from Zimbabwe.
9. Fabio Quartararo wins the 2021 MotoGP World Championship
- Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Fabio Quartararo turned the ‘’2021 MotoGP World Champion’’. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) secured second and Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar), completed third.
- Fabio Quartararo is the sixth-youngest rider to clinch a premier class world title, aged 22 years, 187 days on race day of the Emilia Romagna GP.
Books and Authors News
10. A brand new Book titled “Kamala Harris: Phenomenal Woman” by Chidanand Rajghatta
- Renowned journalist and author Chidanand Rajghatta have authored a brand new ebook “Kamala Harris: Phenomenal Woman”, a biography of Kamala Harris, the primary ladies Vice President of the United States of America (USA).
- The ebook options the life incidents of Kamala Harris, a girl of blended race (India and Jamaica) who has turn into the primary Indian descent, the primary girl to turn into the vice chairman of the USA.
11. Indian Army celebrates seventy fifth Infantry Day on 27 October
- The Indian Army celebrates October 27 yearly because the ‘Infantry Day’. This yr nation celebrates its seventy fifth Infantry Day on October 27, 2021.
- On at the present time that the 1st Battalion of the Sikh Regiment landed at Srinagar airbase and displayed resoluteness and extraordinary braveness and have become ‘The Wall’ to thwart the evil designs of the Pakistan Army, who had invaded Kashmir with the assistance of tribal raiders in 1947.
12. World Day for Audiovisual Heritage: 27 October
- The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is noticed yearly on 27 October.
- The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is a key initiative for each UNESCO and the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) to honour audiovisual preservation professionals and establishments that safeguard our heritage for future generations.
- The day was chosen to lift consciousness of the importance and preservation dangers of recorded sound and audiovisual paperwork. The theme of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2021: “Your Window to the World”.
Important notes for all competitive exams:
- UNESCO headquarters: Paris, France.
- UNESCO Head: Audrey Azoulay.
- UNESCO Founded: 16 November 1945.
13. Vigilance Awareness Week 2021: October 26 to November 01
- The Vigilance Awareness Week 2021 has been organised by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) from 26 October to 01 November 2021.
- The annual occasion is widely known in the course of the week by which the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel falls, which is held on October 31. The theme of Vigilance Awareness Week 2021: ‘Independent India @75: Self Reliance with Integrity‘.
- The week-long celebration goals to advertise integrity, transparency and accountability amongst public servants and create consciousness concerning the existence, causes and gravity of corruption and the menace posed by it to society as an entire.
14. India’s first Radio over Internet Protocol system inaugurated in Kolkata
- The Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port (SPM) in Kolkata has turn into the primary Major Indian Port to get a Radio over Internet Protocol (ROIP) System. The ROIP was inaugurated by Vinit Kumar, Chairman of SPM, on October 25, 2021.
- SMP, Kolkata has been continually sustaining its pivotal place in Indian Major Ports for the previous 152 years. ROIP system is a long-range marine communication resolution, to assist particularly throughout storms and inclement climate.
- Using the ROIP mode of communication, the vessels at Sandheads might be straight communicated by way of Radio, from Kolkata. The resolution shall cowl all the Hugli River Estuary from Kolkata to Sandheads, and could have base stations at 4 Locations: Kolkata, Hugli level, Haldia and Sagar Pilot Station.
15. GAIL to construct India’s largest inexperienced hydrogen plant
- State-owned GAIL (India) Ltd will construct India’s largest inexperienced hydrogen-making plant because it seems to complement its pure gasoline enterprise with carbon-free gas.
- GAIL Chairman and Managing Director Manoj Jain stated the corporate is constructing a 10-megawatt (MW) electrolyzer able to producing 4.5 tonnes of inexperienced hydrogen every day.
- The agency has already floated a world tender to purchase the electrolyzer and is hoping to get supply in 12-14 months. It can be double the scale of the one introduced by state electrical energy producer NTPC.