Current Affairs : 23-10-2019 in English

Important Day

  • International Stuttering Awareness Day - 22 October.

Defence

  • On 21 October, Ministry of Defence approved Capital Procurement for the Defence forces amounting to over - Rs.3,300 crores.

International

  • The 9th India-US Defence Technologies and Trade Initiative (DTTI) group meeting is scheduled in - New Delhi.
  • According to the Global Wealth Report 2019 from Credit Suisse, Millionaires own this much percentage of the world’s total wealth - 44% (46.8 million millionaires are now worth a combined $158.3 trillion).
  • According to the Global Wealth Report 2019 from Credit Suisse, country that leads the world in the total number of millionaires and growth - The U.S.
  • Country which now leads the U.S. for the first time in the number of “global wealthy” - China.
  • World’s richest city, According to the Global Wealth Report 2019 - New York City, USA ($3 trillion).
  • Japan's Emperor who proclaimed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne on 22 October - Naruhito.

National

  • According to the Global Wealth Report 2019, the only Indian city which is among 20 of the world’s richest cities – Mumbai (total private wealth of $960 billion).
  • On 21 October, Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel took part in the commemoration event of 76th anniversary of the formation of - Azad Hind Government.
  • State that topped the list of states with the most number of crimes against women for the year 2017 - Uttar Pradesh
  • Most Unsafe State, according to NCRB – Assam.
  • Most Unsafe City, according to NCRB - Lucknow.

Persons in News

  • Author of the book titled ‘Dark Feel, Eerie Cities: New Hindi Cinema in Neoliberal India’ - Sarunas Paunksnis.

Science

  • China unveiled a new generation of commercial carrier rockets on 20 October, called - Tenglong liquid-propellant rocket (designed to carry up to 1.5 tonnes of payload).
  • This Indian company has developed the world's first machine learning-based smart cruise control technology that incorporates the driver's patterns into its self-driving behaviour - Hyundai Motor Group.
  • World’s loudest bird with peak levels of 113 decibels that founded in the mountainous northern Amazon - White-plumed Suitor.

General Knowledge

  • Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) - Founded: 1979; Location: Delhi.
  • Highest bridge in India - Col Chewang Rinchen bridge (at 14,650 feet across the Shyok river).
  • South Korea - Capital: Seoul; Currency: Won.
  • Saudi Arabia - Capital: Riyadh; Currency: Saudi riyal.
  • National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) was founded on - 11 March 1986.
  • Azad Hind Government was an Indian provisional government established in occupied Singapore on - 21 October 1943.

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