Current Affairs : 12-10-2019 in English

Important Day

  • Theme for 2019 International Girl Child Day (11 October) – “Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable”.

Economy

  • New Chief operating officer (COO) of Yes Bank - Anita Pai.

International 

  • First UN organization to accept and make transactions in cryptocurrencies - United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
  • Gulf country that will allow women in the kingdom to serve in the armed forces - Saudi Arabia.
  • The 9th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Intersessional Ministerial meeting held on 11-12 October 2019 in – Bangkok, Thailand.
  • On 11 October, India signed a memorandum of interest (MoI) for supply of milk and milk products with - Sri Lanka.
  • First-ever country to ban advertisements for unhealthy sugary drinks - Singapore.

National

  • Mobile app launched by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs to encourage Public engagement in planting trees - “mHariyali”.
  • Atlas that will be developed for mapping crops and food grains under POSHAN mission - POSHAN atlas.
  • Scheme by Health ministry which is aimed at zero preventable maternal and newborn deaths in India - Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (SUMAN).
  • The ‘India Sports Summit-Fitness: $10 Billion Opportunity’ is held on 10 October 2019 in - New Delhi.
  • Winner of the ‘Country Agency of the Year’ for 2019 at the Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity - Dentsu Webchutney.
  • India planned to setup solar and wind projects on fallow lands along the international border with Pakistan in - Kutch district of Gujarat.

Persons in News

  • Person who topped Forbes India Rich List 2019 - Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Industries’ Chairman with his net worth at $51.4 billion).
  • Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018 - Olga Tokarczuk (Polish author).
  • Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature for 2019 - Peter Handke (Austrian author).
  • Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 - Abiy Ahmed Ali (Ethiopian Prime Minister).

State Current Affairs

  • This state’s Startup Mission has signed a MoU with the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) to support startups in the state - Kerala.

Science

  • Newly discovered two Plastic-eating bacteria strains by researchers at the Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida - Exiguobacterium sibiricum strain DR11 and Exiguobacterium undae strain DR14.

General Knowledge

  • International Diabetes Federation – Founded: 1950; Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was formed in - 1895.
  • Kerala - Founded: 31 October 1956; Capital: Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Ethiopian - Capital: Addis Ababa; Currency: Birr.
  • Poland Capital: Warsaw; Currency: Polish Złoty.
  • Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations were formally launched in - 2012.

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