Daily Current Affairs 1st Nov 2021 – News, MCQs & Video

Get All the Important Current Affairs of 1st Nov 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 1st Nov 2021.

Daily Current Affairs 1st Nov 2021

International News

AIIB, ADB to co-finance USD 2 billion loan for India’s fight against COVID-19

  • The co-finance facility will provide loan for India to procure COVID-19 vaccines under ADB’s Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility (APVAX).
  • AIIB is considering providing USD 500 million and the ADB is expected to finance USD 1.5 billion.
  • About 667 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were expected to be procured through the loan.

13th Meeting of Heads of NSOs of BRICS Countries was held

  • The 13th Meeting of Heads of National Statistical Offices of BRICS countries was held in virtual format under the Chairship of India on 28th October 2021.
  • The theme of meeting was “NSOs efforts in monitoring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.
  • Dr. G. P. Samanta, Chief Statistician of India and Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Government of India chaired the meeting.
  • During the meeting, the Joint Statistical Publication (JSP) 2021 and JSPSnapshot 2021 for BRICS Countries were released.


Asian Development Bank
• HQ: Manila, Philippines;
• President: Masatsugu Asakawa.
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
• HQ: Beijing, China;
• President and Chair of the Board of Directors: Jin Liqun

National News

Indian Navy’s stealth frigate Tushil launched in Russia

  • The first of two additional Krivak or Talwar class stealth frigates, Tushil, being built in Russia for the Indian Navy, was formally launched.
  • It is part of four follow-on frigates contracted by India from Russia, of which two are being built by Russia and two are under construction in India through technology transfer.
  • Tushil is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘protector shield’.

Nirmala Sitharaman attends G20 health, finance ministers meet in Rome

  • The joint meeting of the G-20 health and finance ministers in Rome was held on the eve of the G20 Leaders’ Summit on October 30-31.
  • G20 is a major international grouping that brings together 19 of the world’s major economies and the European Union, with its members accounting for more than 80 per cent of global GDP, 75 per cent of global trade and 60 per cent of the global population.
  • The joint meeting of the G-20 health and finance ministers in Rome was held on the eve of the G20 Leaders’ Summit on October 30-31.
  • Sitharaman participated in the G-20 ministerial meet for discussion on long-term challenges in pandemic prevention, preparedness and response and strengthening global health financing governance.
  • G20 is a major international grouping that brings together 19 of the world’s major economies and the European Union, with its members accounting for more than 80 per cent of global GDP, 75 per cent of global trade and 60 per cent of the global population.

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launched 6th edition of National Formulary of India

Home Minister Amit Shah launches Ghasiyari Kalyan Yojana in Dehradun

President Ramnath Kovind inaugurates housing scheme for Economically Weaker
sections at Bhavnagar in Gujarat

Brahmaputra Mail becomes the first passenger carrying train on Electric Traction

Azim Premji is India’s ‘most generous’ billionaire for 2nd straight year

52nd edition of IHGF-DELHI FAIR – AUTUMN 2021 inaugurated

  • The 52nd edition of IHGF-DELHI FAIR – AUTUMN 2021 being held from 28th to 31st October 2021 at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida Expressway, was inaugurated by Shri Ramdas Athawale, Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment.
  • IHGF means Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair.
  • IHGF Delhi Fair is organized twice every year in Spring and Autumn editions, by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), the apex organization representing handicraft manufacturers & exporters in India.

Truecaller verifies Indian Railways’ national helpline number 139

The integrated National Railways Helpline 139 has been verified by Truecaller
Verified Business Identity solutions. Users will now see a green verified business badge along with the Indian Railways logo while calling IRCTC’s helpline.

India, ADB sign USD 251 mn loan for urban flood management in Chennai

  • The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a USD 251 million loan for climate-resilient, integrated urban flood protection and management in the Chennai-Kosasthalaiyar basin to strengthen the resilience of Chennai city to floods.
  • Asian Development Bank HQ: Manila, Philippines; President: Masatsugu Asakawa.
  • Department of Economic Affairs Additional Secretary Rajat Kumar Mishra and ADB India Resident Mission Country Director Takeo Konishi signed the pact.
  • The project will construct 588 kilometres of new stormwater drains, rehabilitate or replace 175 km of stormwater drains, improve 11 km stretches in the Ambattur, Ariyallur, Kadappakkam, and Korattur channels to enhance water-carrying capacity, and upgrade a stormwater pumping station and construct a new one

State News

Union Agriculture Minister Tomar and Lieutenant Governor Sinha virtually inaugurated Apple Festival in Kashmir

Appointment

Ex-SC judge Ashok Bhushan appointed NCLAT chairman for 4 years

  • Govt. appoints Justice Ashok Bhushan as NCLAT chairperson, Justice R. Sudhakar as NCLT president
  • National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) was constituted under Section 410 of the Companies Act, 2013 for hearing appeals against the orders of National Company Law Tribunal(s) (NCLT), with effect from 1st June, 2016.

Government reappoints Shaktikanta Das as RBI Governor for 3-years

  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the reappointment of Shaktikanta Das as Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a period of three years.
  • The re-appointment is effective from December 10, 2021, or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
  • Mr. Das was directly associated with the preparation of as many as 8 Union Budgets.

Yezdi Nagporewalla appointed as KPMG India CEO; to take charge from Feb 2022

  • Yezdi Nagporewalla has been appointed as the new chief executive of KPMG India for a four-year term commencing February 2022 and ending December 2026.
  • He succeeds Arun M Kumar, the current Chairman and CEO.
  • Bill Thomas is the global chairman and CEO of KPMG.

Awards

TCS wins 2021 HPE GreenLake Ecosystem Partner of the Year Award

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Current Affairs 1st Nov 2021 – MCQs

Q. Which technology gaint has announced the Appscale Academy programme in partnership with the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY)?
A. Apple
B. IBM
C. Google
D. Microsoft
E. Intel

Answer: Option C

MeitY Startup Hub, an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
(MeitY) and Google has announced a partnership to launch a growth and development
program called the Appscale Academy. The program is aimed to train early to mid-stage
startups across India on building high-quality apps for the world.

Q. Who was recently elected as Uzbekistan’s president?
A. Shavkat Mirziyoyev
B. Islam Karimov
C. Emomali Rahmon
D. Otabek Umarov
E. Nigmatovich Aripov

Answer: Option A

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been re-elected for a second five-year term,
according to the preliminary results of a poll that Western observers criticised as
uncompetitive despite recent political reforms. Mirziyoyev’s win will allow him to deepen
his reform campaign and likely lead to Uzbekistan opening up further to foreign trade and
investment.

Q. Which of the following places is considered as the heartland of winter sports in India?
A. Leh
B. Nainital
C. Dehradun
D. Sonmarg
E. Gulmarg

Answer: Option E

Gulmarg is a town nestled in the Pir Panjal range of the Western Himalayas at an altitude of
8,690 feet above sea level. Literally translated as ‘Meadow of Flowers’ it is encased by
glimmering snow peaked alps, verdant green pastures, colorful meadows, deep valleys and
pine covered slopes. A picturesque beauty, it is known for its ski resort which was
established in 1927, the Gulmarg Gondola – Asia’s second longest cable car ride and the
highest golf course in the world at an elevated altitude of 2,650 meters.

Q. Recently, which bank has approved the appointment of Rajiv Anand as Deputy Managing Director ?
A. SBI Bank
B. IDBI Bank
C. HDFC Bank
D. Axis Bank
E. ICICI Bank

Answer: Option D

The board of Axis Bank approved the appointment of Rajiv Anand, executive director–
wholesale banking, as the deputy managing director of the bank. The appointment is
subject to further approvals from the Reserve Bank of India and shareholders of the bank.
Rajiv carries more than 30 years of experience in financial services across Indian and MNC
banks. Axis Bank Limited is third largest private sector bank in India.

Q. Among the following, which company rebranded itself to ‘Meta’?
A. Google
B. Snapchat
C. Zoom
D. Facebook
E. Microsoft

Answer: Option D

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is rebranding itself as Meta in an effort to
encompass its virtual-reality vision for the future. The metaverse will be a place people will
be able to interact, work and create products and content in what he hopes will be a new
ecosystem that creates “millions” of jobs for creators. What is the metaverse? Think of it as
the internet brought to life, or at least rendered in 3D.

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