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Daily GK Current Affairs viable of 17 October 2021

Daily GK Current Affairs News viable of 17 October 2021.Here is the Regular current affairs viable of 17 October 2021 covering the following news headlines: India re-elected to UN Human Rights Council,Chennai Super Kings wins 2021 IPL title,National Security Guard celebrates their 37th Raising Day,International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.


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Table of Contents

Here current affairs have been categorized which is as follows

  • National News
  • Sports News
  • Important Days

National News

  1. India re-elected to UN Human Rights Council for new three year term from 2022-2024
  • India has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) with an overwhelming majority for a sixth term on October 14, 2021.
  • India’s new three-year term will be effective from January 2022 to December 2024.
  • India got 184 votes out of 193 votes cast in the election.
  • Elections were held for a total of 18 seats and 47 countries needed a minimum of 97 votes to be elected to the UN member council.
  • UNHRC is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

Sports News

  1. Chennai Super Kings wins 2021 IPL title
  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the finals to win the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) title.
  • This was the 14th edition of IPL which is an India-based Cricket league in 20-20 format. This was the 4th win of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL, having previously won the tournament in 2010, 2011, and 2018.

Here are some important points from exam point of view:

  1. M.S. Dhoni is the captain of CSK the winning team. Eoin Morgan is the captain of the Runner up team i.e Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He is from England
  2. The first half of IPL was played in India, while the second half was played in UAE. The finals were held at Dubai International Stadium.
  3. Player of the Tournament: Harshal Patel (RCB)
  4. Highest Run Scorer (Orange Cap): Ruturaj Gaikwad (CSK) (635 runs)
  5. Highest Wicket Taker (Purple Cap): Harshal Patel (RCB) (32 wickets)
  6. Mumbai Indians team has won the IPL title highest number of times, i.e 5 times.

Important Days

  1. National Security Guard celebrates their 37th Raising Day
  • The National Security Guard (NSG) force, popularly known as the Black Cats, celebrates its Raising Day every year on 16 October.
  • The year 2021 marks the 37th anniversary of the establishment of the NSG.
  • NSG is a specialized counter-terrorism unit under the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Its motto is ‘best security everywhere’.
  1. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: 17 October

  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on 17 October across the world.
  • The day aims to raise awareness of the need for poverty and poverty alleviation around the world, especially in developing countries.
  • 2021 Theme: Moving forward together: Ending persistent poverty, respecting all people and our planet”.
  • The first International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was held in Paris, France in 1987.
  • It was officially recognized by UN General Assembly in December 1992.
  1. World Anaesthesia Day 2021
  • World Anesthesia Day is celebrated across the world on 16 October every year. The day marks the first successful demonstration of diethyl ether anesthesia in 1846.
  • This day is also known as National Anesthesia Day or Ether Day in some countries.
  • The first officially successful exposure to ether as an anesthetic was discovered by WTG Morton, ushering in the era of the practice of anaesthesiology.

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