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CURRENT AFFAIRS: IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of Diplomats- Oct 24

  • Every Year,The International Day of Diplomats is celebrated on 24 October.
  • The day aims to commemorate the contributions made by diplomats in shaping the world since ancient times and in making our planet a better place.
  • It also aims to bridge the gap in perception and reality of diplomats’ lives among the general public.
  • The first International Day of Diplomats was celebrated in Brasília on 24 October 2017. 
  • The day was proposed by Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K and saw participation from the diplomats of Bangladesh, France, Ghana, Israel, Italy, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey.

United Nations Day- Oct 24

  • United Nations Day on October 24th, celebrated every year since 1948, marks the anniversary of the day when the UN Charter entered into force.
  • The UN, as the world’s only truly universal global organization, was founded on October 24th 1945. It is currently made up of 193 States Members and it is the place where all Nations discuss common problems and find solutions that benefit humanity: peace, justice, respect, human rights, tolerance, solidarity.
  • Usually a concert is held to mark the UN Day at Headquarters in New York.
  • It was declared to be an international observance in 1971 by UNGA and that it should be observed as a public holiday by United Nations member states.
  • The year 2021 marks the 76th anniversary of the United Nations and its founding Charter.

World Polio Day- Oct 24

  • World Polio Day is observed on October 24 every year to raise awareness for polio vaccination and eradication of polio.
  • The World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis.
  • The 2021 theme for World Polio Day is “Delivering on a Promise.” 
  • As per WHO use of the poliovirus vaccine and subsequent widespread use of the oral poliovirus, developed by Albert Sabin, led to the establishment of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1988.

World Development Information Day- Oct 24

  • The United Nations World Development Information Day is held on October 24 every year.
  • The General Assembly in 1972 established World Development Information Day aims to draw the attention of the world to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them.
  • The Assembly decided that the date for the Day should coincide with United Nations Day, 24 October, which was also the date of the adoption, in 1970, of the International Development Strategy for the Second United Nations Development Decade.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL NEWS

World Leaders’ Summit of COP-26

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit Rome and Glasgow from 29TH OCT to 2nd November to attend the 16th G-20 Summit and the World Leaders’ Summit of COP-26. 
  • Modi will participate in the 16th G-20 Summit in Rome from 30th and 31st October at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi.
  • The Summit will also be attended by Heads of State and Heads of Government of G-20 Member Countries, the European Union and other invited countries and International Organizations.
  • This will be the 8th G-20 Summit that Prime Minister would be attending. The G-20 has emerged as the premier global forum for international economic cooperation. India is scheduled to host the G-20 Summit in 2023 for the first time.
  • The forthcoming Summit under the Italian Presidency is centred around the theme ‘People, Planet, Prosperity’, focussing on the areas of Recovery from the Pandemic and Strengthening of Global Health Governance, Economic Recovery and Resilience, Climate Change and Energy Transition and Sustainable Development and Food Security.
  • The Prime Minister will hold numerous bilateral meetings on the sidelines of COP-26 including with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

67th National Film Awards Ceremony Underway at Vigyan Bhawan

  • The 67th National Film Awards ceremony, given by the Directorate of Film Festivals which comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, was originally slated to be held on 3 May 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • A total of 461 feature films, 220 non-feature films, 25 books on cinema, 12 film critics, and 13 film-friendly states competed for the awards. The awards were announced in March 2021 for the films released in 2019.
  • Late Sushant Singh Rajput’s Chhichhore bagged the Best Movie Award and Manoj Bajpayee along with Dhanush won Best Actor Awards for their films Bhonsle and Asuran, respectively. Whereas Kangana Ranaut’s won Best Actress for Panga and Manikarnika.

Winners’ List: Feature Film Awards

  • Best Feature Film: Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (Malayalam)
  • Best Actor (shared): Manoj Bajpayee for Bhonsle (Hindi), and Dhanush for Asuran (Tamil)
  • Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut for Panga (Hindi) and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (Hindi) Best Supporting Actress: Pallavi Joshi for The Tashkent Files (Hindi)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Vijay Sethupathi for Super Deluxe (Tamil)
  • Best Director: Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan for Bahattar Hoorain

CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATE NEWS

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel Launches “Shri Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store” Scheme                                                        

  • On October 20, 2021, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched a scheme titled ‘Shri Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store’.

Aim :

  • To provide medicines at low and affordable rates to consumers.

About the Scheme :

  • The scheme will be implemented by the Urban Administration and Development Department.
  • The initiative is part of the state government’s effort to make healthcare services accessible to the poorest of poor in the state.
  • Under this Scheme, medicines will be made available at affordable rates to consumers.
  • The scheme has been launched where people will get a discount between 50.09 per cent and 71 per cent on the MRP of medicines.
  • Around 188 medical stores will be opened in 169 urban bodies of the state under Dhanvantari Scheme.
  • On the inaugural day of the scheme, 84 generic medicine shops were opened across the state.
  • These medical stores will sell 251 types of generic medicines and 27 surgical products.

Other Schemes :

  • The state government has started Mukhyamantri Haat Bazar Clinic Yojna to provide better health services in remote areas and Mukhyamantri Shahari Slum Health Scheme in urban areas with the goal of universal health coverage.
  • Dai-Didi mobile clinic scheme has also been started for women and adolescent girls.

About Chhattisgarh :

  • Governor: Anusuiya Uikey
  • Chief minister: Bhupesh Baghel
  • Wildlife Sanctuaries : Achanakmar WS, Badalkhol WS , Barnawapara WS, Bhairamgarh WS, Bhoramdev WS, Sarangarh-Gomardha WS, Pamed Wild Buffalo WS, Semarsot WS, Sitanadi WS, Tamor Pingla WS, Udanti Wild Buffalo WS.

Ministry of state has inaugurated Seed Production Technology of Gaint Freshwater Prawn/scampi in Bihar

  • Union Minister of State for Information and  Broadcasting and Fisheries and Animal Husbandry, L Murugan has inaugurated the Seed Production Technology of Gaint Freshwater Prawn/scampi in Bihar virtually from Hyderabad.
  • The National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) has provided financial assistance of 16 lakh rupees for the project. The Recirculate Freshwater Prawn Hatchery will have a production capacity of 5 million PL per annum.
  • The Minister reviewed various activities of The National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB)
  • He also released jingles relating to PM Matsya Sampada Yojana produced by the Regional Outreach Bureau.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BANKING AND ECONOMY

CBDT issues Rs 92,961 cr refunds to 63.23 lakh taxpayers

  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued income tax refunds worth more than Rs 92,961 crore to over 63.23 lakh taxpayers from April 1 to October 18. While IT refunds worth Rs 23,026 crore have been issued in 61.53 lakh cases, corporate tax refunds worth Rs 69, 934 crore have been issued in 1.69 lakh cases. These also include 32.49 lakh refunds of AY 2021-22 worth Rs 2,498.18 crore.
  • CBDT issues refunds of over Rs 92,961 crore to more than 63.23 lakh taxpayers from April 1, 2021 to October 18, 2021.
  • Income tax refunds of Rs 23,026 crore have been issued in 61, 53,231 cases and corporate tax refunds of Rs 69,934 crore have been issued in 1,69,355 cases.
  • Meanwhile, the direct taxes watchdog had issued refunds worth over Rs 74,158 crore to more than 45.25 lakh taxpayers from April 1 to September 20.
  • IT refunds of Rs 18.873 crore have been issued in 43.68 lakh cases whereas corporate tax refunds worth Rs 55,285 crore have been issued in 1.55 lakh cases. This included 17.45 lakh refunds of AY2021-22 amounting to Rs 1,350.4 crore.

Govt to issue 4 tranches of Sovereign Gold Bonds from October 2021 to March 2022

  • Centre in consultation with RBI has decided to issue four tranches of Sovereign Gold Bonds from October 2021 to March 2022. Subscription for the next tranche can be done between 25th to 29th October.
  • The Bonds will be sold through Scheduled Commercial banks, designated post offices, and Stock exchanges. Bonds will be restricted for sale to resident individuals, HUFs, Trusts, Universities and Charitable Institutions.
  • It will be denominated in multiples of gram of gold with a basic unit of 1 gram and Minimum permissible investment will be 1 gram of gold.
  • Price of Bond will be fixed on the basis of simple average of closing price of gold of 999 purity, published by the India Bullion and Jewellers Association Limited for the last 3 working days of the week preceding the subscription period.
  • Discount of ₹50 per gram will be given for those who will subscribe it online and pay through digital mode.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATION:

Sunil Paliwal has assumed charge as  Chairperson of Chennai Port Trust

  • Sunil Paliwal has assumed charge as Chairperson of the Chennai Port Trust (ChPT).
  • He is holding the post of Chairman cum Managing Director of the Kamarajar Port Ltd.
  • Paliwal succeeds P Raveendran, who has reverted to his parent organisation – the Indian Railways.
  • Sunil Paliwal is a 1993 batch Tamil Nadu Cadre IAS Officer.  He has done his B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur, M.S. in Computer Science from University of Maryland, USA and MBA from University of Birmingham, UK.
  • He also held crucial portfolios in the Government of Tamil Nadu such as Managing Director, Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB), Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Road Development Company Limited (TNRDC), Managing Director, etc.,
  • Currently he is holding the post of Chairman cum Managing Director, Kamarajar Port Ltd.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: AWARDS AND HONOUR

Tamil drama Koozhangal is India’s official entry for Oscars 2022

  • Debutante filmmaker PS Vinothraj’s ‘Koozhangal’ (Pebbles) has been selected as India’s official entry to Oscars 2022 under the international feature film category.
  • Shaji N Karun, the chairperson of the 15-member selection committee, announced the decision while Film Federation of India (FFI) Secretary-General Supran Sen confirmed that the decision was a unanimous one.
  • The Academy Awards for 2021 will be held on March 27, 2022 in Los Angeles.
  • In February 2021, Koozhangal was screened at the 50th International Film Festival of Rotterdam in Netherlands. The film was also awarded the prestigious Tiger Award at the film festival.
  • 14 films were shortlisted for this year’s India’s official entry to the Oscars 2022. Assamese film ‘Bridge’ was among the 14 films.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

National Inter-Religious Conference held in Nagpur 

  • To celebrate the golden jubilee year of its Nagpur edition, National Inter-Religious Conference organized by Lokmat Media Group in Nagpur.
  • Theme of the conference was Global Challenges to Communal Harmony and Role of India’.

Purpose :

  • It is a forum for bringing together the views of different religions and sects.

Key People :

  • Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari was speaking as the chief guest at a one-day National Inter-Religious Conference.
  • Founder of Art of the Living,Guru Sri Sri Ravishankar ,Swami Ramdev of Patanjali Yogpeeth, Acharya Lokesh Muni, Archbishop of Mumbai Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Haji Syed Salman Chishti, Bhikkhu Sanghasena and many other prominent religious leaders participated in this Conference.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : DEFENCE NEWS

DRDO Successfully flight-tests High-Speed Expendable Aerial Target ‘ABHYAS’ in Odisha                             

  • On Oct 22, 2021, The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested the High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT)- ABHYAS, from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Bay of Bengal in Odisha.
  • ABHYAS is designed and developed by DRDO’s Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Bengaluru.

About ABHYAS :

  • The air vehicle ABHYAS can be used as an aerial target for evaluation of various missile systems.
  • The vehicle is programmed for fully autonomous flight.
  • The check-out of air vehicles is done using laptop-based Ground Control Station (GCS).
  • The performance of the aircraft was monitored through telemetry and various tracking sensors including Radars and Electro Optical Tracking System (EOTS).
  • The air vehicle is launched using twin under-slung boosters which provide the initial acceleration to the vehicle.
  • The aircraft is equipped with MEMS based Inertial Navigation System (INS) for navigation along with the Flight Control Computer (FCC) for guidance and control.

About DRDO :

  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Founded: 1958
  • Minister Responsible : Rajnath Singh
  • Chairman : Dr G. Satheesh Reddy

India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant starts 2nd phase of sea trials

  • On Oct 24, 2021, The first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) of India, Vikrant began its second phase of sea trials.
  • It is scheduled for induction into the Indian Navy by August 2022.
  • The warship has been built by Cochin Shipyard Limited(CSL).
  • The Indian Navy significantly has been focusing on bolstering its overall capabilities in view of China’s growing efforts to increase its military presence in the Indian Ocean Region.

About INS Vikrant :

  • INS Vikrant, is a 40,000-tonne aircraft carrier, is the largest and most complex warship that has been built in India.
  • It completed a five-day maiden sea voyage in August 2021, successfully.
  • The warship has been built at a cost of around ₹23,000 crore and its construction propelled India into a select group of countries having capabilities to build state-of-the-art aircraft carriers.
  • It will operate MiG-29K fighter jets, Kamov-31 helicopters, and MH-60R multi-role helicopters.
  • Vikrant has a top speed of around 28 knots and a cruising speed of 18 knots with an endurance of about 7,500 nautical miles
  • It has over 2,300 compartments, designed for a crew of around 1,700 people, including specialised cabins to accommodate women officers.
  • The IAC is 262 metres long, 62 metres wide and it has a height of 59 metres.

Note :

  • India currently has only one aircraft carrier- INS Vikramaditya.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : APPS & SERVICES

Election Commission of India launches Garuda App                                  

  • The Election Commission of India (ECI) launched the Garuda app for the digital mapping of all polling stations.

About Garuda app :

  • The Garuda app will contain data such as latitude and longitude of the polling stations and will ensure faster, smarter, transparent, and timely completion of election work.
  • Through this app, Booth Level Officers (BLO) will upload photos and location information of the polling stations, along with data like latitude and longitude of the centre, from their registered mobile numbers.
  • It will also help in reducing the paperwork.
  • The BLO’s will also be given the ability to add or delete voter names or modification of addresses in the electoral roll.
  • The App can track several facilities that have been finalised as assured facilities at the booths like toilets, wheelchair, drinking water, electricity, sheds, chairs, ramps for differently-abled.
  • The number of polling booths has increased from 23211 to 24659 booths as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

About Election Commission of India :

  • Formed: 25 January 1950
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • First executive: Sukumar Sen
  • Current executive: Sunil Arora
  • Chief Election Commissioner of India : Sushil Chandra
  • Election Commissioner of India : Rajiv Kumar, Anup Chandra Pandey

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

China launches Shijian-21 satellite

  • On Oct 24, 2021, China successfully launched a new satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China’s Sichuan province.
  • The satellite was developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology & it was launched by a Long March-3B carrier rocket.
  • This launch marked the 393rd mission for the Long March series carrier rockets.

Purpose :

  • To test and verify space debris mitigation technologies.

About China :

  • President: Xi Jinping
  • Currency: Renminbi
  • Capital: Beijing

CURRENT AFFAIRS : ENVIRONMENT

3 new fish species spotted in Arunachal Pradesh

  • The Department of Zoology of Dera Natung Government College of Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh has discovered three new species of fish of genus Aborichthys of family Nemachelidae.
  • The three fish species have been named Aborichthys uniobarensis, Aborichthys barapensis and Aborichthys palinensis.
  • The discovery has been published in international journals like Asian Journal of Conservation Biology, Journal of Threatened Taxa and FishTaxa.
  • The three fish species are distributed in streams like Senki, Barap and Palin, which are the tributaries of Brahmaputra river system.

Note :

  • Earlier, 11 species of the genus Aborichthys were discovered in the Eastern Himalayan region across a century, starting from the early 1900s.
  • Till Now, more than 250 fish species have been identified in the region.

About Aborichthys :

  • Aborichthys is an elongate and slender-bodied bottom-dwelling freshwater stone loach fish that inhabits the moderate-to-fast flowing water of mountain rivers, streams and drainages of the Brahmaputra river basin.
  • It is endemic to the eastern Himalayas.
  • The species is characterised by narrow oblique bars on the body with a black ocellus at the upper extremity of the caudal-fin base and rounded or truncated caudal fin.

About Arunachal Pradesh :

  • Capital: Itanagar
  • Chief minister: Pema Khandu
  • Governor : Brig. (Dr.) B. D. Mishra
  • Wildlife Sanctuaries : Dibang WS, Pakhui WS, Daying Ering WS, Mehao WS, Kamlang WS, Talley Valley WS, Chilika WS, Itanagar WS.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : BOOKS & AUTHORS

Anthology of Ruskin Bond’s  “Writing for My Life” released       

  • On Oct 18, 2021, “Writing for My Life”, an anthology of author Ruskin Bond, was released.
  • The Book is published by Penguin Random House India (PRHI).

About the Book :

  • The Book brings together some of the most exemplary stories, essays, poems and memories by celebrated award-winning author Ruskin Bond.
  • It comes 25 years after the publication of his another anthology, “The Best of Ruskin Bond”.

About Anthology :

  • An anthology is a collection of literary works chosen by the compiler; it may be a collection of plays, poems, short stories, songs or excerpts by different authors.

About Ruskin Bond :

  • Ruskin Bond born on 19 May 1934 in Kasauli, Punjab States Agency, British India.
  • He is an Indian author of British descent.
  • His first novel, “The Room on the Roof“, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957.
  • He has also written over 500 short stories and articles that have appeared in magazines and anthologies.

Awards & Honours :

  • He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992 for Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra, his novel in English.
  • He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SPORTS NEWS

Viktor Axelsen and Akane Yamaguchi wins 2021 Denmark Open Title

  • Olympic badminton champion Viktor Axelsen ( Denmark) clinched the 2021 Denmark Open after defeating Momota Kento of Japan in the final. 

List of winners of 2021 Denmark Open Title :

Category Championship
Men’s single Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) beat Kento Momota (Japan)
Women’s single Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) beat An Se-young (South Korea)
Men’s double Takuro Hoki, and Yugo Kobayashi (Japan) beat Kim Astrup (Denmark)

Anders Skaarup Rasmussen

Women’s double Huang Dongping and Zheng Yu (China) beat Lee Sohee (South Korea)

Shin Seungchan (South Korea)

Mixed double Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino (Japan) beat Dechapol Puavaranukroh

Sapsiree Taerattanachai

About 2021 Denmark Open :

  • The 2021 Denmark Open is officially known as the Victor Denmark Open 2021.
  • It was a badminton tournament which took place at the Odense Sports Park in Odense, Denmark, from 19 to 24 October 2021 and had a total prize of US$850,000.
  • The 2021 Denmark Open was the fifth tournament according to the 2021 BWF World Tour.
  • The tournament was organized by Badminton Denmark with sanction from the BWF.

Max Verstappen wins 2021 United States Grand Prix                                             

  • On Oct 24, 2021, Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) won the 2021 United States Grand Prix.
  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) came second while Sergio Perez (Mexico- Red Bull) came third.

Note :

  • This is the 8th win for Verstappen in this season.

Top 10 in 2021 United States Grand Prix :

  1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
  2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  3. Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
  4. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
  5. Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)
  6. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
  7. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
  8. Lando Norris (McLaren)
  9. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)
  10. Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)

About 2021 United States Grand Prix :

  • The 2021 United States Grand Prix is officially known as the Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix 2021.
  • It was a Formula One motor race, held on 24 October 2021 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, United States. 
  • The race was the 17th round of the 2021 Formula One World Championship.

2021 FIFA Rankings: India rise one spot to 106th

  • In the 2021 FIFA Rankings India has additionally moved one spot forward to the 106th position after the Sunil Chhetri-led aspect received the SAFF Championship.
  • The Blue Tigers had defeated Nepal in the summit clash.

Top 5 in 2021 FIFA Rankings :

  1. Belgium
  2. Brazil
  3. France
  4. Italy
  5. England

About FIFA :

  • President: Gianni Infantino
  • Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland
  • Founded: 21 May 1904

 Daily CA On Oct 23 :

  • October 23 has been observed as International Snow Leopard Day since 2014 & The main Aim of this day is to show the importance of snow leopard conservation and raise awareness about this incredible animal.
  • As part of commemorative activities of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Indian Navy is conducting an Offshore Sailing Regatta from Kochi to Goa under aegis of Indian Naval Sailing Association, INSA.
  • Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has inaugurated a three-day conclave organised by the Indian Air Force to commemorate ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ & the event took place at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru to mark the Golden Jubilee year of 1971 Indo Pak war.
  • The Defence Ministry has signed a contract with the US Government under Foreign Military Sale (FMS) for procurement of MK 54 Torpedo and Expendable Chaff and Flares for the Indian Navy.
  • The union government has approved a 3% hike in dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) for central government employees.
  • The Textiles Ministry has issued notification for setting up of seven PM MITRA Parks, it is aimed at realising the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of building an Aatmanirbhar Bharat and to position India strongly on the Global textiles map.
  • Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri has said that the cost of energy should not be allowed to outstrip the paying capacity of consuming nations
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction with the beneficiaries and stakeholders of the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa’ programme is underway via video conferencing.
  • The Ministry of Power has notified rules for the sustainability of electricity sector and the promotion of clean energy. 
  • Poland has recognized the Serum Institute of India (SII)-manufactured Covishield vaccine as an equivalent to those recognized by the European Union.
  • United Kingdom Navy Chief Admiral Sir Tony Radakin met Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh in New Delhi.
  • India handed over 9 km long cross-border rail link connecting Jayanagar in Bihar to Kurtha in Nepal-to-Nepal government.
  • The Group of Seven nations agreed on principles to govern cross-border data use and digital trade.
  • The French government has announced a one-off payment of €100 ($116) for each citizen whose monthly net income is €2,000 or less, to help counter the surge in fuel and energy prices.
  • Ethiopian authorities have confirmed the national air force shelled the Tigray regional capital of Mekelle
  • Jammu and Kashmir Police has launched dedicated 24×7 public toll-free helplines at PCR Jammu and PCR Kashmir-Srinagar for the public to share timely information regarding militancy, Narcotic-drug peddling, or any other anti-national, anti-social activities.
  • Telangana IT minister KT Rama Rao (KTR) has said more than 24 percent of 32 billion dollars’ worth of investments that the state attracted in the last seven years have come from the existing investors. Participating virtually as the chief guest in the Public Affairs Forum of India’s 8th national forum, he said often states overlook the existing investors and that is where Telangana does best.
  • Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha e-inaugurated the “Jashn-e-Zafraan”, Harvesting Saffron in presence of Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Kailash Choudhury.
  • Non-banking finance companies (NBFC) cannot lend more than Rs 1 crore to investors seeking to buy stocks in initial share sales from April 1,2022, tightening capital adequacy and provisioning rules for last-mile lenders to reduce risks to the broader financial system.
  • The Chief Executive Officer of Myntra, Amar Nagaram, has quit his post according to an email sent by Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy to employees. 
  • K Madhavan, Country Manager & President – The Walt Disney Company India and Star India, has been re-elected as president of the Indian Broadcasting and Digital Foundation (IBDF).
  • New research indicates poaching has led to more elephants being born tuskless.
  • The second edition of Naval Commanders’ Conference of 2021 commenced on 18 Oct 2021 at New Delhi.
  • To commemorate World Food Day (on 16th October 2021) , the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, under the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme, organised the Food Tech Summit.
  • On Oct 18, 2021, The Indian Navy received the 11th anti-submarine warfare aircraft P-8I from the US-based aerospace company Boeing.
  • Reliance Industries Ltd’s Reliance Brands Ltd (RBL) acquired 40 percent stake in famous designer Manish Malhotra’s MM Styles Pvt Ltd.
  • India has been ranked at 79th spot among 139 countries with an overall score of 0.50 in the World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2021.
  • A New micro snail species named Georissa mawsmaiensis has been discovered from Mawsmai, a limestone cave in Meghalaya.
  • Karnataka swimmer Ridhima Veerendrakumar won the gold medal in 50m backstroke for group II girls in Bengaluru, a record-breaking performance at the 37th Sub Junior and 47th Junior National Championships 
  • Former Tamil Nadu top-order batter C. Vasanth Kumar passed away.

Daily CA On Oct 24 & 25 :

  • Every Year,The International Day of Diplomats is celebrated on 24 October.
  • United Nations Day on October 24th, celebrated every year since 1948, marks the anniversary of the day when the UN Charter entered into force.
  • World Polio Day is observed on October 24 every year to raise awareness for polio vaccination and eradication of polio.
  • The United Nations World Development Information Day is held on October 24 every year.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit Rome and Glasgow from 29TH OCT to 2nd November to attend the 16th G-20 Summit and the World Leaders’ Summit of COP-26. 
  • The 67th National Film Awards ceremony will be held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.
  • On October 20, 2021, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched a scheme titled ‘Shri Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store’.
  • Union Minister of State for Information and  Broadcasting and Fisheries and Animal Husbandry, L Murugan has inaugurated the Seed Production Technology of Gaint Freshwater Prawn/scampi in Bihar virtually from Hyderabad.
  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued income tax refunds worth more than Rs 92,961 crore to over 63.23 lakh taxpayers from April 1 to October 18. While IT refunds worth Rs 23,026 crore have been issued in 61.53 lakh cases, corporate tax refunds worth Rs 69, 934 crore have been issued in 1.69 lakh cases. These also include 32.49 lakh refunds of AY 2021-22 worth Rs 2,498.18 crore.
  • Centre in consultation with RBI has decided to issue four tranches of Sovereign Gold Bonds from October 2021 to March 2022. Subscription for the next tranche can be done between 25th to 29th October.
  • Sunil Paliwal has assumed charge as Chairperson of the Chennai Port Trust (ChPT).
  • Debutante filmmaker PS Vinothraj’s ‘Koozhangal’ (Pebbles) has been selected as India’s official entry to Oscars 2022 under the international feature film category.
  • To celebrate the golden jubilee year of its Nagpur edition, National Inter-Religious Conference organized by Lokmat Media Group in Nagpur.
  • On Oct 22, 2021, The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested the High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT)- ABHYAS, from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Bay of Bengal in Odisha.
  • On Oct 24, 2021, The first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) of India, Vikrant began its second phase of sea trials.
  • The Election Commission of India (ECI) launched the Garuda app for the digital mapping of all polling stations.
  • On Oct 24, 2021, China successfully launched a new satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China’s Sichuan province.
  • The Department of Zoology of Dera Natung Government College of Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh has discovered three new species of fish of genus Aborichthys of family Nemachelidae & The three fish species have been named Aborichthys uniobarensis, Aborichthys barapensis and Aborichthys palinensis.
  • On Oct 18, 2021, “Writing for My Life”, an anthology of author Ruskin Bond, was released.
  • Olympic badminton champion Viktor Axelsen ( Denmark) clinched the 2021 Denmark Open after defeating Momota Kento of Japan in the final. 
  • On Oct 24, 2021, Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) won the 2021 United States Grand Prix.
  • In the 2021 FIFA Rankings India has additionally moved one spot forward to the 106th position after the Sunil Chhetri-led aspect received the SAFF Championship.

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