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Daily GK Current Affairs viable of 22nd October 2021

Daily GK Current Affairs News viable of 22nd October 2021. – Here is the Regular current affairs viable of 22nd October 2021 covering the following news headlines: COVID-19 vaccination, Gita Gopinath, Sports Authority of India, Truth Social, India Ports Global Limited.


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 22nd 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
  • State News
  • Banking News
  • Business News
  • Awards News
  • Sports News
  • Important Days
  • Obituaries News
  • Miscellaneous Newsv

International News

  1. Russian filmmaker Klim Shipenko becomes first to shoot film in space
  • A Russian film crew has scripted record by undertaking the first-ever motion picture shooting session in the International Space Station (ISS).
  • The Russian film director Klim Shipenko and actress Yulia Peresild spent 12 days in the ISS for filming 30 minutes duration scenes for the film “The Challenge”. It took around 30 hours to record the material while in space.
  • “The Challenge” is the first feature film to be shot in space. The film is based on the life of a woman doctor who goes to space to save a cosmonaut’s life.

National News

  1. India crosses 100-crore COVID-19 vaccination doses milestone
  • India completed 100 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines on 21st October, in about 9 months since the drive began. PM Modi called the achievement “the triumph of Indian science, enterprise and collective spirit of 130 crore Indians”.
  • The Prime Minister visited the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here and interacted with healthcare workers and people receiving the vaccine.
  • To mark the occasion, the Union Health Ministry held a series of events and released a two-minute and four-second video with rap and visual representation of the country’s fight against COVID-19.

State News

  1. MP Govt announced Implementation of “Mukhyamantri Ration Aapke Dwar Yojana”
  • The Government of Madhya Pradesh (MP) has announced the implementation of “Mukhyamantri Ration Aapke Dwar Yojana” scheme, which will start from November 2021.
  • Under this scheme ration will be made available at the doorstep of the villagers where there are no Fair Price Shops (FPS).
  • Providing ration material to weaker sections like Divyang (Specially Handicapped) and Senior Citizens near their homes. To ensure proper ration supply to poor tribal families in every village of 74 tribal dominated blocks of 16 districts.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Madhya Pradesh Capital: Bhopal;
  • Madhya Pradesh Governor: Mangubhai C. Patel;
  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Banking News

  1. RBI impose Rs 1 cr penalty on Paytm Payments Bank
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 1 crore on Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL) over certain specified violations, as referred in Section 26 (2) of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007..
  • RBI observed that the information submitted during Paytm Payments Bank’s application for issue of final Certificate of Authorisation (CoA) did not reflect the factual position.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of Paytm Payments Bank Ltd: Vijay Shekhar Sharma;
  • MD and CEO of Paytm Payments Bank Ltd: Satish Kumar Gupta;
  • Paytm Payments Bank Ltd Headquarters: Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Business News

  1. Reliance Brands acquires 40% stake in designer Manish Malhotra’s MM Styles
  • Reliance Brands Limited (RBL) of Reliance Industries Limited and renowned designer Manish Malhotra have announced a strategic partnership to acquire 40 per cent stake in Malhotra’s MM Styles Pvt Ltd.
  • According to a statement by Reliance Brands, this “strategic partnership” is the first “outside investment” for MM Styles Pvt Ltd.

Awards News

  1. Alexei Navalny Wins European Union’s Sakharov Prize
  • The European Parliament has awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize, Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought for 2021, to the imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
  • The 45-year-old activist has been awarded for his immense personal bravery to fight tirelessly against the corruption of Vladimir Putin’s regime. Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, commonly known as Sakharov Prize, is European Parliament’s top human rights prize. The prize honours individuals and groups of people who have dedicated their lives to the defence of human rights and freedom of thought.

Sports News

  1. Indonesia and China Lifts 2020 Thomas Cup and Uber Cup respectively
  • THOMAS Cup: Indonesia beat defending champion China, 3-0, to win Thomas Cup final played at the Ceres Arena in Aarhus, Denmark on October 17, 2021.
  • This is the 14th Thomas Cup badminton title for Indonesia and the first since 2002.
  • Japan and hosts Denmark shared the bronze.
  • UBER Cup: Meanwhile in Uber Cup, China beat defending champions Japan 3-1, to clinch their 15th Uber Cup trophy. South Korea and Thailand shared bronze.
  • Thomas Cup is the biennial international badminton championship contested by the men’s national teams of the member associations of Badminton World Federation (BWF) while Uber Cup is women’ team event.
  • The 2020 Thomas & Uber Cup was the 31st edition of the Thomas Cup and the 28th edition of the Uber Cup.

Important Days

  1. International Stuttering Awareness Day: 22 October
  • Since 1998, 22 October every year is observed as International Stuttering Awareness Day. The day aims to raise public awareness about the millions of people who have stammering or stammering speech disorder. Theme 2021: “Speak the change you want to see”.
  • International Stuttering Awareness Day, ISAD, began (22 October) in 1998 under the leadership of Michael Sugarman, Oakland, Calif.

Obituaries News

  1. Former hockey international Saranjeet Singh passes away
  • Former hockey international Saranjit Singh has passed away.
  • A former State Bank of India hockey player who played for Coronation Club in the local league, represented Hyderabad Juniors and Seniors for many years in the late 70s and 80s and also played for India, which toured Germany in 1983.

Miscellaneous News

  1. Economist Gita Gopinath to leave IMF in January 2022
  • The International Monetary Fund’s Chief Economist and Director of the Research Department, Gita Gopinath will leave the organisation in January 2022. She will return to Harvard University’s economics department.
  • She was on public service leave during her tenure at the organisation, and the leave will end in January 2022.
  • Harvard had extended Gopinath’s leave by one year as an exceptional case, which allowed her to serve as the chief economist at the IMF for three years. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Gopinath’s contribution to the fund was “truly remarkable”.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • IMF Headquarters: Washington, D.C. U.S;
  • IMF Managing Director and Chairman: Kristalina Georgieva.

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