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Daily GK Current Affairs viable of 8th October 2021

Daily GK Current Affairs News viable of 8th October 2021.Here is the Regular current affairs viable of 8th October 2021 covering the following news headlines: Nobel Peace Prize 2021, RBI Monetary Policy, IFIH Hockey Stars Awards, Henley Passport Index 2021, Forbes India Rich List 2021.


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 8th 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

  • National News
  • Business News
  • Awards News
  • Important Days

National News

  1. PM Narendra Modi dedicates to nation 35 PSA Oxygen Plants
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated 35 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Plants to the nation through video-conferencing during an event at AIIMS Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
  • These 35 PSA Oxygen Plants have been set up under PM CARES in 35 States and Union Territories. Now PSA oxygen plants will be operational in all the districts of the country.
  • As per the data, a total of 1,224 PSA oxygen plants have been funded under the PM-CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation) fund across the country till date and of these, more than 1,100 plants have already been commissioned providing an output of over 1,750 MT oxygen per day.

Business News

  1. Tata Group wins bid for Air India
  • The Tata Group, the ancestor of Air India airline, reclaimed it almost 60 years after nationalisation. Tata Sons bids ₹180 billion for the government’s 100% stake in Air India.
  • The government is looking to sell its 100 per cent stake in the state-owned national airline, which includes Air India’s 100 per cent stake in AI Express Ltd and 50 per cent stake in Air India SATS Airport Services Pvt Ltd.
  • JRD Tata founded the airline in October 1932 and it was at that time called Tata Airlines. This marks the return of Air India to Tata fold after 68 years. The government nationalised the airline in 1953. With this, the airline will go back to the Tatas who have a long history with the national carrier.

Awards News

  1. Indian hockey players sweep FIH Stars Awards
  • Indian hockey players won the 2020-21 edition of the FIH Stars Awards, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced.
  • The winners were decided on the basis of an online survey conducted from 23 August to 15 September in which national associations, their respective national captains and coaches, players, media and hockey fans cast their votes.

FIH Stars Awards 2020-21: Winners list

  • Player of the Year: Harmanpreet Singh (men) and Gurjit Kaur (women)
  • Goalkeeper of the Year: PR Sreejesh (men) and Savita Punia (women)
  • Rising Star of the Year: Vivek Sagar Prasad (men) and Sharmila Devi (women)
  • Coach of the Year: Graham Reid (men) and Sjoerd Marijne (women)
  1. Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank bags two national awards
  • The Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB), sponsored by Canara Bank, has received two National Awards (‘APY Big Believers’ and ‘Leadership Capital’) from the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority for significant nominations under Atal Pension Yojana (APY). PFRDA).
  • KVGB President P. Gopi Krishna received the award from Supratim Bandyopadhyay, Chairman, PFRDA.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank founded: September 12, 2005.
  • Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank Headquarters: Dharwad, Karnataka.
  • Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank Chairman: Puttaganti Gopi Krishna.
  1. The Nobel Peace Prize 2021 announced
  • The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace”.
  • Maria Ressa uses freedom of expression to expose abuse of power, use of violence and growing authoritarianism in her native country, the Philippines. Dmitry Muratov has for decades defended freedom of speech in Russia under increasingly challenging conditions.

Important Days

  1. Indian Air Force Day observed on 08 October
  • Indian Air Force Day is celebrated every year by the Indian Air Force on the 8th of October. This year Indian Air Force celebrated its 89th anniversary.
  • Indian Air Force was officially established on 8 October 1932 by the British Empire as the Royal Indian Air Force.
  • The name was changed to Indian Air Force in 1950. The IAF was founded on October 8, 1932, and the force has participated in several crucial wars and landmark missions. It was officially established as an auxiliary air force of the British Empire which honoured India’s aviation service during World War II with the prefix Royal.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Chiefs of Air Staff: Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari.
  1. World Investor Week 2021: October 04-10
  • The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is preparing to launch its fifth annual World Investor Week (WIW) from 4 to 10 October 2021.
  • The World Investor Week (WIW) is an initiative promoted by the IOSCO to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection and highlight the various initiatives of securities regulators in these two critical areas.
  • The key messages of the IOSCO WIW campaign in 2021 will be based on two themes: 1) sustainable finance and 2) frauds and scams prevention. The IOSCO WIW campaign continues to gain support among a growing number of jurisdictions, stakeholders and major international organizations.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • IOSCO Headquarters: Madrid, Spain;
  • IOSCO Secretary General: Paul P. Andrews;
  • IOSCO Founded: April 1983.
  1. World Egg Day 2021: 08 October
  • World Egg Day is celebrated worldwide on the ‘Second Friday of October’ month each year since 1996. This year’s World Egg Day will take place on Friday 8 October and will mark the 25th anniversary of the event.
  • The 2021 celebration will centre around the brilliant versatility of the egg and its multitude of benefits to people at every stage of life. The theme for 2021 World Egg Day is “Eggs for all: Nature’s perfect package”.
  • World Egg Day was established at Vienna 1996, when it was decided to celebrate the power of the egg on the second Friday in October each year. The day helps to raise awareness of the benefits of eggs and their importance in human nutrition.

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