Current Affairs : 16-10-2019 in English

Important Day

  • World Students’ Day - 15 October.
  • Theme for 2019 International Day of Rural Women (15 October) - “Rural women and girls building resilience”.
  • Theme for 2019 World Standard Day (14 October) - “Video Standards create a global stage”.

Defence

  • The ‘Sangam Youth Festival 2019’ organised by the Indian Army at - Jammu University Campus.
  • Firm which has developed the country's first indigenous sniper rifle prototypes - SSS Defence (Bengaluru-based).

International 

  • Airlines which has become the first airline in the world to use a Taxibot (It is a robot-used aircraft tractor for taxiing an aircraft from parking bay to runway and vice-versa) - Air India (at Terminal 3 of the Delhi Airport).

National

  • New train service of the Indian Railways to connect villages and small towns to major cities - Sewa Service trains.
  • New program of Indian Government to help girl students inculcate interest in areas like Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - Vigyan Jyoti

Persons in News

  • Winner of the ‘Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2019’ - Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer.
  • Winner of the 2019 Booker Prize - Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo (jointly)
  • New Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High court - Justice Lingappa Narayana Swamy.
  • King of the Kingdom of Netherlands - Willem-Alexander.

Sports

  • Winner of the men's singles title at the Bahrain International Series Badminton 2019 - Priyanshu Rajawat.
  • Winner of the mixed double title at the Bahrain International Series Badminton 2019 - Juhi Dewangan and Venkat Gaurav Prasad.

General Knowledge

  • The World Students’ Day is observed to marks the birth anniversary of - Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
  • United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) - Founded: 1945; Headquarters: New York, USA.
  • Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden’s central bank) established the ‘Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel’ in - 1968.
  • Philippines – Capital: Manila; Currency: Peso.
  • UN Women – Founded: 2010 (02 July); Headquarters: New York, USA.
  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) came into effect on - 23 December 1986.

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