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Daily GK Current Affairs viable of 20th October 2021

Daily GK Current Affairs News viable of 20th October 2021.Here is the Regular current affairs viable of 20th October 2021  covering the following news headlines: World Statistics Day, Standard Chartered Bank, Ayushmann Khurrana, Indian Weightlifting Federation, International Solar Alliance.


Daily Current Affairs update are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for competitive exams. Daily Current Affairs Update is the complete box of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about banking terms, current affairs news, etc.

So, here is the GK update of 20th October 2021 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt current affairs quiz.

Here current affairs have been categorized which is as follows

  • International News
  • National News
  • States News
  • Banking News
  • Business News
  • Sports News
  • Important Days

International News

  1. WHO releases Global TB Report 2021
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its annual Global Tuberculosis (TB) report for the year 2021 on October 14, 2021.
  • The annual report provides a comprehensive and updated assessment of the TB epidemic, including advances in disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment, at the global, regional and country levels.

Key findings of 2021 Global TB Report

  • Number of people dying from TB increased in 2020, as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • India is among the top 30 countries with the highest TB burden.
  • Very few people were diagnosed, treated or provided with TB preventive treatment in 2020 compared with 2019,(7.1 million in 2019 while only 5.8 million in 2020)
  • Overall spending on essential TB services went down.
  • India (41%) placed on list of countries that contributed highest in reduction in TB notifications between 2019 and 2020. Indonesia (14 per cent), the Philippines (12 per cent) and China (8 per cent).
  • Report noted that around 4.1 million people suffer from TB, but the disease is either not diagnosed or their status has not been reported to national authorities. This is up from 2.9 million in 2019.  
  • TB is the second deadliest infectious killer after COVID-19. New cases of TB are attributable to undernutrition, HIV infection, alcohol use disorders, smoking and diabetes.
  • TB is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

National News

  1. Home Minister Amit Shah flags off ‘Modi Van’
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah flagged off “five mobile medical vans” as Modi vans in Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh on October 19, 2021.
  • These vans have been launched under the BJP’s ‘Seva Hi Sangathan’ program to commemorate Prime Minister Narendra Modi completing 20 years as head of government.
  • Five mobile medical vans will operate in five assembly constituencies of Kaushambi. These vans will work under the aegis of Kaushambi Vikas Parishad, run by BJP’s national secretary Vinod Sonkar.
  1. J&K sign MoU with Dubai Govt for real estate development, industrial parks and more

  • The Jammu and Kashmir administration has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Dubai for rapid growth and development in the Union Territory.
  • Under the MoU, the Dubai government will help in the development of real estate sector, industrial parks, IT towers, multipurpose towers, logistics, medical colleges, super specialty hospitals and many other business enterprises in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The development will help the Union Territory to reach new heights in industrialization and sustainable development.

States News

  1. Rajasthan launched ‘Prashasan Gaon ke Sang’ Campaign
  • Rajasthan Government has launched a mega campaign named ‘Prashasan Gaon Ke Sang’ till December 17, 2021, to provide local access to government services in the remotest villages of the state.
  • Officials from 22 Departments of the local administration will reach out to the rural parts of every gram panchayat to offer on-spot solutions to the applicants.
  • The campaign will be conducted on the observation of the respective district collector, for on spot disposal of applications.
  • While the campaign is intended to bring departments closer to residents, large-scale awareness efforts are being held ahead of time to guarantee that citizens can take full use of the services provided at the camps.
  • The campaign is likely to be extremely beneficial to those who are unfamiliar with digital procedures as well as those who have difficulty travelling to government offices for physical verification.
  • Along with services such as land deed allotment, land deed transfers, and the issuance of various certificates, the campaign will also include public health initiatives such as seasonal illness control and public awareness.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot;
  • Governor: Kalraj Mishra.

Banking News

  1. RBL Bank working on a new digital platform Abacus 2.0
  • RBL Bank is working on a new digital platform called Abacus 2.0, which will help the bank increase customer acquisition over the next few years.
  • Using Abacus 2.0, RBL Bank will provide products and services to new and existing customers digitally.
  • RBL Bank had earlier launched Abacus 1.0 as a platform to grow its customer base in Tier 1 cities.

Business News

  1. IndiaFirst Life Introduces ‘Saral Bachat Bima’ Insurance Plan
  • IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited (IndiaFirst Life), a joint venture of Bank of Baroda and Union Bank of India introduced “IndiaFirst Life Saral Bachat Bima Plan”. It is a savings and protection cover plan for the entire family.
  • The plan includes paying for the short term and enjoying long term benefits and it will provide consistent protection through insurance cover.
  • An amount equal to the Sum Assured on Death (SAD) will be paid in case of accidental death during the first policy year. In case of death of the life insured, an advanced payment by way of funeral cover. Flexibility to receive the death benefit as a lump sum or regular income for 5 years.
  • Boost savings with guaranteed additional benefits of 4.75% to 6% per annum. Option to opt for Waiver of Premium Rider.
  • No medical test and short application form.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • IndiaFirst Life MD & CEO: M. Vishakha;
  • IndiaFirst Life Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra;
  • IndiaFirst Life Founded: 16 November 2009.

Sports News

  1. Indian Fencer Bhavani Devi wins Charlellville National Competition in France
  • Indian fencer Bhavani Devi has won the Charleville national competition in France in the individual women’s saber event.
  • Bhavani Devi is currently ranked 50th in the world and is India’s top-ranked fencer.
  1. China and Indonesia won Uber Cup and and Thomas Cup Respectively

  • China beat Japan 3-1 in a thrilling Uber Cup final in Aarhus, Denmark, to reclaim the Uber Cup title. This is China’s 15th Uber Cup title win in 19 finals.
  • The match pivoted on the longest match in the Uber Cup history when Chen Qing Chan and Jia Yi Fan won their doubles match.
  • Indonesia lifted the Thomas Cup trophy for the first time since 2002 after defeating the defending champions China 3-0 in the final match held in Aarhus, Denmark.
  • Uber and Thomas Cup are the biennial international badminton championship played by the women and men’s national teams of the members of the Badminton World Federation.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Badminton World Federation Founded: 5 July 1934;
  • Badminton World Federation President: Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen;
  • Badminton World Federation  Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Important Days

  1. International Chef’s Day: 20 October
  • The International Chefs Day is observed every year on 20 October.
  • The day aims to celebrate and honour the noble profession and educate people around the world about eating healthy.
  • It is also the day for experienced chefs to pass on their knowledge and culinary skills to the next generation with a sense of pride and commitment.
  • Theme of International Chefs Day 2021 campaign is Healthy Food for the Future.
  • International Chefs Day was created by Dr. Bill Gallagher, a renowned chef and the former president of the World Association of Chefs Societies (World Chefs), in 2004.
  1. World Osteoporosis Day: 20 October

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • International Osteoporosis Foundation Headquarters location: Nyon, Switzerland;
  • International Osteoporosis Foundation President: Cyrus Cooper;
  • International Osteoporosis Foundation Founded: 1998.
  1. World Statistics Day: 20 October
  • World Statistics Day is celebrated around the world on 20 October every year to highlight the achievements of the fundamental principles of official statistics.
  • The celebration of World Statistics Day 2021 is a global collaborative effort organized under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission.
  • The United Nations Statistical Commission proposed to celebrate 20 October 2010 as World Statistics Day.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • United Nations Statistical CommissionFounded: 1947;
  • United Nations Statistical Commission Parent organization: United Nations Economic and Social Council;
  • United Nations Statistical Commission Chair: Shigeru Kawasaki (Japan).

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