Current Affairs : 21-10-2019 in English

Important Day

  • World Statistics Day – 20 October (once in five years).

Defence

  • IMNEX 2019, a naval exercise between India and Myanmar organized in - Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
  • ‘Ekuverin 2019’, a Joint military exercise between India and Maldives organized in – Pune, Maharashtra.

Economy

  • First Indian company to cross the Rs.9 lakh crore of market capitalization (mcap) - Reliance Industries Limited.

International

  • The fourth India-ASEAN business summit is organized in - the Philippines.
  • On 20 October, this Asian country has been removed from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) list of countries at risk for money laundering - Sri Lanka.

National

  • On 21 October, the “Digital Bharat – Digital Sanskriti” program organised by Rashtriya Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (Ministry of Culture) in - Delhi.

Persons in News

  • Joko Widodo, President of this country, was sworn on 20 October for his second and final five-year term – Indonesia.

Sports

  • Indian sprinter who won the Vogue award for ‘Sportsperson of the Year 2019’ - Dutee Chand.

State Current Affairs

  • Winner of the prestigious Paul H Appleby Award, conferred by the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi - Prof B. S. Ghuman (Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University).

Science

  • Researchers from this institute have developed a new dielectric capacitor, a device that stores energy like a battery and able to store 30 times more energy than available dielectric capacitor, taking inspiration from a French pastry - Queen Mary institute of London.

General Knowledge

  • Philippines - Capital: Manila; Currency: Philippine peso.
  • In Delhi, the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) was established in - 1954.
  • Financial Action Task Force (FATF) - Founded: July 1989; Headquarters: Paris, France.
  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) - Founded: 1967 (8 August); Headquarters: Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Myanmar - Capital: Naypyitaw; Currency: Burmese kyat.
  • Maldives - Capital: Malé; Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa.

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