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12th October 2021 Current Affairs

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Daily Important GK Update of twelfth October 2021 masking the next information headlines: Adani Group, Desh Ke Mentor, India’s 2022 U-17 Women’s World Cup, Chief Economic Adviser, My Port App, Indian Space Association.

National News

1. PM Narendra Modi launches Indian Space Association

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Indian Space Association (ISpA) through videoconferencing. Its founding members embody Bharti Airtel, Larsen & Toubro, Nelco (Tata Group), OneWeb, Mapmyindia, Walchandnagar Industries and Ananth Technology Limited.
  • Other core members embody Godrej, Hughes India, Azista-BST Aerospace Private Limited, BEL, Centum Electronics and Maxar India.
  • The ISpA is a personal business physique that may act as a premier business physique for house and satellite tv for pc corporations within the nation. ISpA will likely be represented by homegrown and world companies with superior capabilities in house and satellite tv for pc applied sciences.
  • ISpA will work in direction of boosting house know-how in India, with deal with capability constructing and house financial hubs and incubators in India.

2. GoI launched ‘My Port App’ for digital monitoring of port operations

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  • The Centre authorities has launched ‘MyPortApp’ in Kolkata for digital monitoring of port operation. It has been launched for selling transparency and to offer port-related data.
  • The app has been launched for these port customers who wish to use varied port companies. It consists of all information in regards to the port digitally. The app incorporates data associated to Vessel Berthing, Rake & Indent, Rake Receipt, Container Status, Tariff, Bills, Port Holidays and may be accessed wherever 24×7.

State News

3. Tamil Nadu’s ‘Kanniyakumari Clove’ will get GI Tag

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  • The distinctive clove spice grown within the hills of Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu has been awarded a geographical indication (GI) as ‘Kanyakumari clove’.
  • In India, the whole manufacturing of cloves is 1,100 metric tons and of this, 1,000 metric tons is produced in Tamil Nadu yearly whereas 750 metric tons of cloves are produced within the Kanyakumari district alone.
  • Apart from this, the normal dye-painted figurative and patterned material known as Karuppur kalamkari work and the wooden carvings of Kallakurichi from Tamil Nadu have additionally acquired GI tags.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Tamil Nadu Capital: Chennai;
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister: MK Stalin;
  • Tamil Nadu Governor: R.N.Ravi;
  • Tamil Nadu State Dance: Bharathanatyam.

Appointments News

4. Eight High Courts to get new Chief Justices

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  • The Government notified the appointments of eight and switch of 5 chief justices of excessive courts.
  • Eight High Courts will get new Chief Justices, and 5 Chief Justices have been transferred.
  • The clearance within the 13 High Courts was thought-about essential as a few of them have been making do with Acting Chief Justices.

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5. K V Subramanian resigned as Chief Economic Adviser

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  • The Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) KV Subramanian has determined to return to academia after the completion of his three-year time period within the Finance Ministry of India.
  • KV Subramanian had taken over the cost of Chief Economic Adviser on December 7, 2018. The appointment was made almost 5 months after his predecessor Arvind Subramanian had stepped down.

Ranks and Reports News

6. UNDP Releases 2021 Multidimensional Poverty Index Report

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  • The 2021 Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) Report was collectively launched by UNDP and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI).
  • The report supplies estimates on multidimensional poverty throughout 109 creating nations (with knowledge from surveys ranging 2009-2019/2020); These embody 26 low-income nations, 80 middle-income nations and three high-income nations.
  • The index measures every particular person’s deprivations throughout 10 indicators divided into three equally weighted dimensions.

Business News

7. Adani Group takes over administration of Jaipur International Airport

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  • Gautam Adani-led Adani Group has took over the duties of the Jaipur International Airport from the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
  • The airport has been leased out to the group by the federal government of India for a interval of fifty years. For the final two months, officers from Adani group have been observing operations on the airport.
  • Airport director J S Balhara handed over a symbolic key of the airport to Chief Airport Officer Adani Jaipur International Ltd Vishnu Jha within the presence of different officers.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Adani Group Headquarters: Ahmedabad;
  • Adani Group Founder: Gautam Adani;
  • Adani Group Founded: 20 July 1988.

Schemes and Committees News

8. Arvind Kejriwal launches ‘Desh Ke Mentor’ Programme

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  • Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has launched a programme beneath which college students of Delhi authorities colleges will likely be offered steering on profession decisions by residents who’re profitable of their respective fields.
  • The ‘Desh ke mentor’ programme entails ‘adopting’ one to 10 authorities faculty college students who may be mentored by residents who’re profitable of their respective fields. The Delhi authorities had in August introduced that Bollywood actor Sonu Sood would be the model ambassador for the mentors’ programme.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal; Lieutenant Governor of Delhi: Anil Baijal.

Books and Authors News

9. Former SBI Chief Rajnish Kumar launches memoir ‘The Custodian of Trust’

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  • Former Chairman of the State Bank of India (SBI) Rajnish Kumar has come out together with his memoir titled ‘The Custodian of Trust – A Banker’s Memoir’. The e-book has been printed by Penguin Random House India.
  • It gave a uncommon perception of how the monetary system in our nation works. The Custodian of Trust presents Kumar’s journey from a modest home within the previous metropolis of Meerut to being a probationary officer in SBI in 1980 and rising to the submit of Chairman in 2017.

Sports News

10. FIFA unveils “Ibha” mascot of India’s 2022 U-17 Women’s World Cup

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  • World soccer physique, FIFA has unveiled the official mascot of the U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 “Ibha” an Asiatic lioness representing girls energy.
  • The match will likely be held in India from October 11-30 subsequent 12 months. The announcement coincided with the International Day of the Girl Child.
  • According to a launch issued by the worldwide physique, Ibha goals to encourage girls and ladies throughout India and world wide to grasp their potential.
  • Ibha is a powerful, playful and charming Asiatic lioness that goals to encourage and encourage girls and ladies through the use of teamwork, resilience, kindness and empowering others.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • President of FIFA: Gianni Infantino; Founded: 21 May 1904.
  • Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland.

Important Days

11. World Arthritis Day: 12 October

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  • The World Arthritis Day is noticed yearly on October 12 to lift consciousness about arthritis, an inflammatory situation that causes ache and stiffness in joints that may worsen with age.
  • This day was began by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) in 1996 to be able to unfold consciousness about arthritis and encourage policymakers to assist cut back the burden of arthritis. The World Arthritis Day theme 2021 is Don’t Delay, Connect Today: Time2Work..

Obituaries News

12. National Award-winning actor Nedumudi Venu passes away

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  • National Award-winning actor Nedumudi Venu has handed away. He received three National Film Awards, and 6 Kerala State Film Awards for his performances.
  • Nedumudi Venu started his profession as a theatre artist with the performs of Kavalam Narayana Panicker. He made his debut in movies with Thambu, directed by G Aravindan in 1978. Known for his work in Malayalam and Tamil films, Venu acted in over 500 films.

Miscellaneous News

13. Railways launch two lengthy haul freight trains ‘Trishul’, ‘Garuda’

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  • The Indian Railways has launched two lengthy haul freight trains “Trishul” and “Garuda” — that are twice or a number of occasions longer than the traditional composition of freight trains. These lengthy haul trains present a really efficient resolution to the issue of capability constraints in important sections.
  • These trains are twice or a number of occasions longer than the traditional composition of freight trains and supply a really efficient resolution to the issue of capability constraints in important sections.
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