Current Affairs : 10-10-2019 in English

Important Day

  • World Post Day – 9 October.

Defence

  • The INS Tir, INS Sujata, INS Shardul, and ICGS Sarathi arrived for the First Training Squadron at - Mombasa, Kenya.

Economy

  • To digitize operations of MSME Associations through curated technology and banking solutions, Yes Bank has launched an app called - 'Yes Scale' bizconnect.

International 

  • The C40 World Mayors Summit 2019 organised in – Copenhagen, Denmark (9-12 October).
  • First position in the ‘Global Competitive Index 2019’ of World Economic Forum - Singapore (second is US).
  • First position in Henley Passport Index 2019 of Henley & Partners as the most powerful passport – Japan and Singapore (South Korea, Finland and Germany are on the second place).
  • Indian entertainment platform which has been crowned Digital Content Service of The Year at the 2019 Telecoms World Middle East Awards in Dubai - ZEE5 Global.
  • Indian industry which received the 2019 Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) in the United States - PepsiCo India (recognising its efforts to save more than 17 billion litres of water).

National

  • According to Henley Passport Index 2019 of Henley & Partners, India’s rank in the most powerful passport – 82nd.
  • India’s rank in the ‘Global Competitive Index 2019’ of World Economic Forum - 68th.
  • Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani announced the launch of the second phase of the Cotton Technical Assistance Programme (TAP) to include - Mali, Ghana, Togo, Zambia and Tanzania.
  • A learning program that launched on 09 October at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bengaluru - Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme - ‘DHRUV’.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry - John Goodenough (US), Stanley Whittingham (US) and Akira Yoshino (Japan) (for their development of lithium-ion batteries).
  • First blind student in the world to complete PhD in German Studies from the University of Mumbai - Urvi Jangam.

Sports

  • Women's cricket team that register a world record 18th consecutive win in ODIs – Australia.

Science

  • Planet which has the highest number of moons - Saturn (82 moons).

General Knowledge

  • C40 Cities group, which connects 94 world’s leading cities - Formed in: 2005; Secretariat: London (UK).
  • Universal Postal Union (UPU) – Founded: 1874 (09 October); Headquarters: Bern, Switzerland.
  • World Post Day was mooted by an Indian, named - Anand Mohan Narula.
  • Section in the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) of 1973 that prohibits the assembly of four or more people in an area - Section 144.
  • Bombay Stock Exchange – Established: 1875; Location: Dalal Street, Mumbai.
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) was established in – 1927.

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