Current Affairs : 11-10-2019 in English

Important Day

  • Theme for World Mental Health Day 2019 - Suicide Prevention.

Defence

  • The first and the only ‘Five Star’ rank Indian Air Force officer - late Arjan Singh.

Economy

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given final nod for setting up Kerala Bank which would be formed amalgamating the district co-operative banks (DCBs) with - Kerala State Co-operative Bank.

International 

  • Place for the fifth edition of World Coffee Conference (WCC) – New Delhi, India (15 October 2019).

National

  • State that topped the list in the Health system Strengthening Conditionality Report of states 2018 – 19 report – Punjab.
  • News Services Division of All India Radio has launched this version of its news website - Marathi version (with English, Hindi and Gujarati).
  • A two-year ‘Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship’ (MGNF) programme will be launched by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship with the help of - Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore.

State Current Affairs

  • On 9 October, the Union Cabinet has approved inclusion of 5,300 Displaced Families of - Jammu & Kashmir-1947 (and eligible to get one-time financial assistance of Rs 5.5 Lakhs under the existing scheme).

Science

  • A device was launched by the Government of India that is exclusively designed for fishermen for disaster warning - ‘GEMINI’ (Gagan Enabled Mariner’s Instrument for Navigation and Information).
  • A new antibiotic that discovered in the tropical rain forests of Mexico - ‘Phazolicin’.
  • ‘Eye in the Sky’, an AI and Computer vision-based technology, developed by - Students from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M).

General Knowledge

  • International Coffee Organization (ICO)- Founded: 1963; Location: London, UK.
  • Comoros - Capital: Moroni; Currency: Comorian franc.
  • Sierra Leone - Capital: Freetown; Currency: Leone.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) - Founded: 1948 (07 April); Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.

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