Current Affairs : 13-10-2019 in English

Economy

  • According to the India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra), India's gross domestic product (GDP) forecast for 2019-20 - 6.1 percent.
  • On 10th October 2019, the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with - Union Bank of India (UBI).

International 

  • India has joined the league of 15 of the - G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance.
  • According to the latest New World Health report, richest city in the world - New York City ($3 trillion).

National

  • Place of India's first garbage cafe to get food for plastic waste - Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh.
  • According to the latest New World Health report, an Indian city that ranked as the 12th richest city in the world - Mumbai.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the lifetime achievement award at the second edition of the Indian Sports Honour - Milkha Singh.

Sports

  • First athlete to run a marathon in less than two hours - Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya (in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge).

State Current Affairs

  • A Kanyashree University will be setup at – Krishnagar, Nadia district, West Bengal.

Science

  • To explore the mysterious region where air meets space, NASA launched a satellite, named - ICON (Ionospheric Connection Explorer) satellite.

General Knowledge

  • World Economic Forum (WEF) - Founded: 1971 (01 January); Headquarters: Cologny, Switzerland.
  • Group of 20 (G20) was founded in - 1999 (26 September).
  • West Bengal - Established: 1950 (26 January); Capital: Kolkata.
  • Chhattisgarh - Founded: 2000 (01 November); Capital: Raipur.
  • British economist who came up with a basic concept of gross domestic product (GDP) for the first time - William Petty.

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