Current Affairs : 15-10-2019

Important Day

  • World Standards Day - 14 October.

Economy

  • The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly wholesale price index (WPI) in September 2019 - 0.33 percent.

Environment

  • Typhoon that hit Japan in October 2019 - Typhoon Hagibis.

International 

  • According to World Bank’s report 'South Asia Economic Focus, Making (De) Centralization Work', the second-fastest growing economy in South Asia after Bhutan – Bangladesh (moderate to 7.2 percent in 2019-20).

National

  • Semiconductor and telecommunications company that has collaborated with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to support for India’s Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) and Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) - Qualcomm Technologies.
  • The 10th edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (National Cultural Festival) is being organized from 14 to 21 October in - Madhya Pradesh (Jabalpur, Sagar and Rewa).
  • Project that by the Ministry of Human Resource Development to put IITs among the list of global educational institutions - Project Vishwajeet.

Persons in News

  • First place in the world’s rich list as per Bloomberg Billionaires Index 2019 – Jeff Bezos ($108 billion) (Microsoft founder Bill Gates ranked second).
  • The most-followed world leader on Instagram with over 30 million followers - Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Winner of the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration, instituted by the Congress - Chandi Prasad Bhatt (Pioneer of the Chipko movement).
  • Third Indian historian who received the honorary foreign member prize 2019 by the American Historical Association – Ramachandra Guha (after Jadunath Sarkar and Romila Thapar).

Sports

  • Chess player from India who won Gold at the World Youth Chess Championship 2019 in Mumbai - R. Praggnanandhaa (14-year old).
  • Indian shuttler who won men's singles event at the Dutch Open 2019 - Lakshya Sen.
  • Indian player who won silver medal in 48 kilogram category at World Women's Boxing Championships 2019 in Russia - Manju Rani.
  • New president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - Sourav Ganguly.

State Current Affairs

  • India and China decided to establish “sister-state relations” between Tamil Nadu and - Fujian Province.
  • Winner of the “Best Award for Promotion of Golf Tourism” in 5th International Tourism Conclave 2019 by ICM Group - J&K Tourism.

Science

  • Scientists from Kyoto University invented material capable of converting carbon dioxide molecules into useful organic material, called - Porous coordination polymer (PCP, also known as metal-organic framework or MOF).

General Knowledge

  • Inventor of Phenakistoscope which was an early stage of moving cinema - Joseph Antoine Ferdinand.
  • Indian Olympic Association (IOA) was founded in – 1927.
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO) – Founded: 1947 (23 February); Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – Founded: 1865 (17 May); Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • First Chipko movement near the village of Mandal in – 1973.

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