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9th October 2021 Current Affairs

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Daily Important GK Update of 09th October October 2021 masking the next information headlines: Mission Kavach Kundal, Ajeya Warrior, I-Sprint’21, World Post Day, World Migratory Bird Day 2021.

National News

1. India Joins High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People

  • India formally joined the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, a bunch of greater than 70 international locations encouraging the adoption of the worldwide aim to guard at the least 30 per cent of the world’s land and ocean by 2030 (30×30).
  • India is the primary of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) bloc of main rising economies to affix the HAC. India’s announcement comes within the lead as much as a high-level biodiversity assembly in China from October 11 to fifteen. India becoming a member of the High Ambition Coalition is an actual game-changer and can increase our multilateral efforts.

State News

2. Maharashtra Government launches ‘Mission Kavach Kundal’

  • The state authorities of Maharashtra has launched a particular Covid-19 vaccination drive named as Mission Kavach Kundal, with the goal of inoculating 15 lakh individuals on a regular basis. The week-long drive has been organised from October 08 to October 14, 2021. The drive is consistent with Centre’s goal of reaching 100 crore vaccination mark until 15 October 2021.
  • Meanwhile, the nation reported 22,431 new circumstances within the final 24 hours. The energetic caseload is presently 2,44,198, which is the bottom in 204 days. Maharashtra reported 2,876 new Coronavirus constructive circumstances, 90 fatalities and a couple of,763 discharges, a state well being division bulletin.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

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

3. India’s Newest Tiger Reserve in Chhattisgarh

  • National Tiger Conservation Authority has authorized the Chhattisgarh authorities’s proposal to declare the mixed areas of the Guru Ghasidas National Park & Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary as a Tiger Reserve.
  • It is positioned within the northern a part of the state, bordering Madhya Pradesh & Jharkhand. This is the 4th Tiger Reserve in Chhattisgarh (Udanti-Sitanadi, Achanakmar, Indravati).

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • CM of Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel; Governor of Chhattisgarh: Anusuiya Uikey.

Defence News

4. India-UK Joint Company Level Military Exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior’ begins

  • The sixth Edition of India–UK Joint Company Level Military Training EXERCISE AJEYA WARRIOR has commenced at Chaubatia, Uttarakhand. The train is a part of an initiative to develop interoperability and sharing experience with pleasant international nations.
  • Armies would familiarise themselves with one another’s weapons, tools, ways, methods, and so on. The troops of the 2 international locations may even share the experiences that they’ve learnt throughout the conduct of a number of army operations of their respective international locations and abroad engagements.
  • The train will conclude with a gruelling 48 hours train to validate the efficiency of each armies in conducting joint army operations in a semi-urban setting.

Summits and Conference News

5. IFSCA launches Global FinTech Hackathon Series ‘I-Sprint’21’

  • The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has launched the worldwide FinTech Hackathon Series ‘I-Sprint’21’.
  • The first Sprint of the collection is “Sprint01: BankTech”, which focuses on FinTechs for the Banking sector. Sprint01: BankTech is organised collectively by IFSCA and GIFT metropolis in collaboration with NITI Aayog.
  • IFSCA was established by the Ministry of Finance on April 27 2020, as a unified regulator of all monetary merchandise, monetary providers, and monetary establishments within the International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs) in India. It has its headquarter at GIFT metropolis in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Ranks and Reports News

6. UNESCO launches 2021 State of the Education Report for India

  • On the Occasion of the World Teachers’ Day (fifth October), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched its 2021 State of the Education Report (SOER) for India: “No Teacher, No Class”.
  • This publication is the annual flagship report of UNESCO New Delhi and it’s primarily based on in depth analysis. This third version of the State of Education Report targeted on the theme of academics, instructing and instructor training. Access to the web in colleges is nineteen per cent throughout India.
  • The Higher proportion of ladies academics: Chandigarh, Delhi, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu
  • The decrease proportion of ladies academics: Tripura, Assam, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Bihar.

Science and Technology News

7. First Malaria Vaccine Approved by W.H.O.

  • World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine amongst kids in sub-Saharan Africa and in different areas with average to excessive P. falciparum malaria transmission.
  • The advice relies on outcomes from an ongoing pilot programme in Ghana, Kenya & Malawi that has reached greater than 800 000 kids since 2019.
  • The vaccine is developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Many vaccines exist in opposition to viruses and micro organism however this was the primary time that the WHO really useful broad use of a vaccine in opposition to a human parasite.
  • The vaccine acts in opposition to Plasmodium falciparum, one among 5 parasite species and essentially the most lethal. The signs of malaria are fever, complications, and muscle ache, then cycles of chills, fever, and sweating.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • President of the World Health Organisation: Tedros Adhanom.
  • Headquarters of WHO: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • WHO based: 7 April 1948.

Sports News

8. Wrestler Anshu Malik turns into 1st Indian lady to win World Championships Silver

  • At the 2021 World Wrestling Championships, Indian wrestler Anshu Malik created historical past as she turned the primary Indian girls finalist on the World Championship, and likewise the primary feminine participant from India to assert a silver medal.
  • The 19-year previous Anshu settled for a silver medal after shedding to 2016 Olympic champion Helen Lousie Maroulis of the United States in a 57kg freestyle bout.

Important Days

9. World Post Day: 09 October

  • World Post Day is well known annually on October 9 globally. The objective of World Post Day is to create consciousness of the position of the postal sector in individuals’s and companies’ on a regular basis lives and its contribution to the social and financial improvement of nations. The theme of 2021 World Post Day is “Innovate to recover.”
  • World Post Day is well known annually on 9 October, the anniversary of the institution of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 within the Swiss Capital, Bern. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969.
  • Since then, international locations the world over take part yearly within the celebrations. Posts in lots of international locations use the occasion to introduce or promote new postal services.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Universal Postal Union Headquarters: Bern, Switzerland;
  • Universal Postal Union Director-General; Masahiko Metoki;
  • Universal Postal Union Founder: Heinrich von Stephan;
  • Universal Postal Union Founded: 9 October 1874.

10. World Migratory Bird Day 2021: 09 October

  • Every yr, World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is formally celebrated twice in a yr because it began in 2006. Firstly it’s held on the Second Saturday of May and once more on the Second Saturday of October. In 2021, the WMBBD falls on May 08, 2021, and October 09, 2021. The theme for 2021 WMBD is “Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!”
  • The day is noticed to unfold consciousness for the necessity to preserve migratory birds and their habitats. The day is organized by a collaborative partnership amongst two UN treaties particularly the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) and the Colorado-based non-profit group, Environment for the Americas (EFTA).
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