Daily Current Affairs 13th Oct 2021 – MCQs, News & Videos

Get All the Important Current Affairs of 13th Oct 2021 in this blog. It covers all important sections like Banking Current Affairs, Finance Current Affairs, Sports Current Affairs, Latest Appointments, Awards and more. In this blog, you also get to solve Important Current Affairs MCQs of 13th Oct 2021.

Daily Current Affairs 13th Oct 2021

Important Days

United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction is held annually on 13
October since 1989.

  • The day is celebrated to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction and also celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.
  • The theme of 2021 International Day for Disaster Reduction is “International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses”.

National News

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the 28th NHRC Foundation Day
programme, through video conferencing on October 12, 2021, in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and NHRC chairperson.

  • The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India is a Statutory public body constituted on 12 October 1993 under the Protection of Human Rights Act 1993, for the promotion and protection of human rights and dignity of the marginalised.
  • Chairperson of NHRC is Justice Arun Kumar Mishra.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched the 2021 State of the Education Report (SOER) for India: “No Teacher, No Class”, on the occasion of World Teacher’s Day, on October 05, 2021.

  • The third edition of the annual flagship State of Education Report of UNESCO New Delhi. The substance of the Report has been developed by an expert team of researchers in the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, under the guidance of the UNESCO New Delhi.
  • The 2021 edition focused on the theme of teachers, teaching and teacher education.
  • The report also looked at teachers’ experience of ICT and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the teaching profession.

Gautam Adani-led Adani Group took over the responsibilities of the Jaipur International Airport on October 11, 2021.

  • Airports Authority of India has leased the airport to Adani Group for a period of 50 years.
  • Adani Airports will work on the operations, management and development of the Jaipur airport through PPP mode.
  • The first flight after the take over was from Delhi to Jaipur.
  • The group will take over the control of entire facility except for cargo terminal, Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Communication, Navigation & Surveillance (CNS), which will continue to be operated by AAI.
  • The private group Adani will have to develop their own cargo terminal.

State News

Delhi government has launched a mentorship programme called ‘Desh Ke Mentor’, for children studying in Classes IX to XII of state government schools.

  • Under the ‘Desh Ke Mentor’ programme, students will be mentored by professionals and academicians from across the country for 10-15 minutes daily on issues ranging from career choices to teenage-related concerns.
  • The mentorship programme will be for two to six months.
  • The first two months of the programme will be a compulsory module and the remaining four will be optional.
  • Mentors will guide two-five students each to help the students in their overall personality development by sharing their knowledge, skills and expertise.

Assam In News

  • GOI has signed a tripartite peace accord with the State government of Assam and five insurgent groups from the Karbi Anglong region in Assam, to end decades of violence in the region. A special development package of Rs 1000 crore will be released by the state and centre government over the next five years for undertaking specific projects for development of Karbi areas.
  • CM Himanta Biswa Sarma laid the foundation stone of the first-ever Bamboo Industrial Park of the Northeast in Dima Hasao district of Assam. Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER Ministry) at an estimated cost at Rs. 50 crores, over an area covering 75 hectares.
  • World’s first genetically modified (GM) rubber plant has been planted by Rubber Board on June 22, 2021, at the board’s farm in Sarutari near Guwahati. GM rubber sapling was developed at the Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII), in Puthuppally, Kottayam, Kerala.
  • Guardian Ministers’ to oversee the implementation of government policy decisions, administrative reforms, and other welfare schemes in all the 34 districts of the state.
  • India and AIIB signs $304 million pact for improving power transmission network in Assam first skill university of eastern India in Darrang district in Assam. The state-of-the-art skill university would be built with a financial outlay of Rs 1,000 crore.
  • Sishu Suraksha app
  • Arundhati Gold Scheme.
  • Arunodoi Scheme for women empowerment
  • Poba Reserve Forest in Assam”s Dhemaji to be upgraded to a wildlife sanctuary
  • Paryatan Sanjeevani Scheme’, loan between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 20 lakh, the worst-affected sector by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Kritagyata is an online pension submission and tracking system
  • India’s first ever multi-modal logistics park: cost of Rs. 700 crores at Bongaigaon district.
  • Kati Bihu festival
  • Assam’s Dehing Patkai Wildlife 7th NP(National Park) of Assam

Business News

Jhunjhunwala’s Akasa Air gets NOC from Aviation Ministry, plans flights from mid-2022

  • Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Akasa Airlines has received the No Objection Certificate (\ OC) from the Vinistry of Civil Aviation.
  • The airline will fly under the brand name ‘Akasa Air’ and former Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube will be the new airline’s CEO. The airline will now seek a license from the DGCA for operating from the summer of 2022.

Banking News

RBI on October 12 issued a small finance bank licence to the consortium of Centrum Financial Services Limited (Centrum), and Resilient Innovations Private Limited (BharatPe), Centrum said in an exchange filing.

  • The new entity will take over the assets and liabilities of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank.
  • Centrum’s MSME and Micro Finance businesses will be merged into Unity Small Finance Bank.
  • Jaspal Bindra, Executive Chairman, Centrum Group
  • Ashneer Grover, Co-Founder and Managing Director, BharatPe

RBI in News

  • Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday banned chartered accountant firm Haribhakti & Co LLP from undertaking any type of audit assignments for regulated entities for a period of two years starting April 1, 2022.
  • Banking sector regulator has taken this action against the firm for failure to comply with a specific direction issued by the RBI with respect to its statutory audit of a Systemically Important Non-Banking Financial Company
  • NBFCs whose asset size is of ₹ 500 cr or more as per last audited balance sheet are considered as systemically important NBFCs.
  • 45MAA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934

Sports News

World football governing body, FIFA unveiled the official mascot of the U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 on October 11, 2021.

  • The mascot named “IBHA” is an Asiatic lioness representing women power.
  • It aims to inspire women and girls across the world to take the right decisions and reach their full potential.
  • The tournament will be the 7th edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. It will be held in India from October 11-30, 2022

Appointment

BharatPe has appointed former State Bank of India Chairman Rajnish Kumar as the Chairman of its board, on October 12, 2021.

  • As the Chairman, Kumar will be responsible to:
  • Mentor the BharatPe team in formulating a short-term and long-term strategy
  • Work closely with the board and executives on regulatory matters
  • Advise and counsel the management on corporate governance
  • Kumar served as the Chairman of the country’s largest lender SBI from October 2017 to October 2020

Former secretary (HRD), information and broadcasting (I&B), Amit Khare, an IAS officer of the 1985 batch, was appointed as the advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Khare retired as the secretary (higher education) on September 30.

Crypto platform CoinSwitch Kuber has roped in Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh as its brand ambassador on October 08, 2021.

  • Through this collaboration, CoinSwitch Kuber aims to leverage Ranveer Singh’s mass youth appeal, along with his popularity among the Gen Z and millennial customers.
  • CoinSwitch Kuber and Ranveer Singh will work towards highlighting the growing acceptance of crypto in India along with enhancing crypto awareness and trust in this emerging asset class.

OnePlus signs Shahid & Mira Kapoor as brand ambassadors for its smart TV

  • OnePlus announced Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput Kapoor as brand ambassadors for its smart TVs category.
  • Alongside, an ad film for OnePlus TV U1S has been released featuring the couple.
  • The film showcases Shahid and Mira engaging in an interaction that seeks to highlight OnePlus TV’s hands-free voice control with Speak Now TM feature and the product in a quirky take.

Obituary

Chairman of Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), Sardar Balvinder Singh Nakai, has passed away.

  • He was 87 years old.
  • BS Nakai was appointed as the new Chairman of IFFCO in May 2019.
  • IFFCO is a multi-state cooperative society engaged in the business of manufacturing and marketing of fertilisers. Its headquarter is in New Delhi.

Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, the man regarded as the “Father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb”, has passed away, He was 85.

  • The atomic scientist, Dr Khan was hailed as a national hero for transforming Pakistan into the world’s first Islamic nuclear power and for his contributions in enhancing the country’s defence capabilities.

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Current Affairs 13th Oct 2021 – MCQs

Q. Ministry of Textiles has approved the continuation of the Comprehensive
Handicrafts Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS). Consider the Correct statement about it.

1. This scheme will continue up to March 2026
2. The total outlay of CHCDS will be Rs 160 crore
3. The mega handicraft clusters having more than 10,000 artisans will be selected for overall development under this scheme.
a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Only 3
d) 1 & 3
e) All of the above

Answer: Option E

  • The objective of the scheme is the upliftment and development of handicrafts artisans.
  • Under the scheme, Infrastructural support, market access, design and technology upgradation support will be provided to handicrafts artisans.
  • 2015: The scheme was introduced by the Ministry of Textile.

Q. How much amount was released to states and UTs to meet GST compensation shortfall?
a) ₹25,000 cr
b) ₹30,000 cr
c) ₹35,000 cr
d) ₹40,000 cr
e) ₹50,000 cr

Answer: Option D

  • Finance Ministry released 40,000 crore rupees to the States and UTs with Legislature under the back-to-back loan facility to meet the shortfall in GST Compensation.
  • With this, the total amount released in the current financial year as back to back loans has reached ₹1,15,000 crore. The ministry had earlier on 15 July given to the states ₹75,000 crore.

Q. How much amount has been sanctioned by NABARD for the construction of 24 bridges in Odisha?
a) Rs 302 crore
b) Rs 301 crore
c) Rs 303 crore
d) Rs 304 crore
e) Rs 310 crore

Answer: Option C

  • Projects have been approved under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF).
  • The assistance is on the basis of priority fixed by the state government for developing rural infrastructure for drinking water supply, irrigation and connectivity

Q. Vice-President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Mahabahu
Brahmaputra River Heritage Centre in which city?

a) Shillong
b) Agartala
c) Kohima
d) Guwahati
e) Dibrugarh

Answer: Option D

  • Panbazar in Guwahati, Assam recently.
  • The new heritage site has been made by renovating and converting a British-era bungalow atop the Barphukanar Tila (Barphukan’s Hillock) in Panbazar, which served as the residence of Deputy Commissioner till 2011.

Q. Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by which of the following country?

(a) Sweden
(b) Norway
(c) Denmark
(d) Finland
(e) Austria

Answer: Option B

  • Sweden (all prizes except the Peace Prize)
  • Norway (Peace Prize only)

That is all from us in this blog on Current Affairs 13th Oct 2021.


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