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Current Affairs One-Liner: 14th October 2021

Published on October 14, 2021
  • The second phase of the 25th edition of ‘Malabar Exercise 2021’ took place in the Bay of Bengal. It is the joint naval exercise of QUAD countries namely India, Australia, Japan, and USA.
  • IIFL Finance has launched an instant business loan on WhatsApp. A loan upto Rs 10 lakh will be granted via the platform. The IIFL Finance has become the 1st NBFC to do so. The WhatsApp users will be able to avail of loans with minimum documentation work. The service will be powered by AI Bot. The technological support will be provided by Setu.
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    • HQ of IIFL Finance: Mumbai
    • HQ of Setu: Bengaluru
  • ‘My Port App’: It was launched by centre to have the digital monitoring of port operation. It will bring transparency in the port operation and will also deliver port-related information. It will be useful to those port users who want to use various port services. The information related to Vessel Berthing, Rake & Indent, Rake Receipt, Container Status, Tariff, Bills, Port Holidays can be accessed via the app.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 14th October 2021
  • ‘Ibha’: It is the name of the official mascot of the U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 which was unveiled by the World football body, FIFA. The ‘Ibha’ is an Asiatic lioness that represents women's power.
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    • HQ of FIFA: Zürich, Switzerland.
  • Germany launched the world’s first automated & driverless train. It is developed by Deutsche Bahn, which is a German rail operator in partnership with Siemens.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Germany: Berlin
    • Currency of Germany: Euro
  • The handbook titled ‘NITI Aayog – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Handbook on Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management’ was launched by Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, Rajiv Kumar in New Delhi. It delivers a comprehensive overview to manage plastic waste. It describes components of the entire plastic waste value chain and aims to create awareness among people about the harmful effects of plastic on environment.
  • Important Days and Themes: 14th Oct 2021: International E-Waste Day
    • Theme: ‘Consumer is the key to Circular Economy!’
    • 14th Oct 2021: World Standards Day or International Standards Day
    • Theme: ‘Standards for sustainable development goals – shared vision for a better world’
  • Awards and Recognition: Dr. Randeep Guleria (Director of AIIMS): He was awarded 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.
  • MoCA gave NOC to SNV Aviation Pvt Ltd to Operate Commercial Flights
  • Appointments on 14th October 2021
  • National Conference for Zoo Directors and Veterinarians 2021
  • NHAI signed MoU with TIDCO
  • Indian Economy to Grow by 9.5% in FY 22-- IMF

Question: 

Q.1 Who among the following was awarded 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence?
a. Valipe Ramgopal Rao
b. Dr Randeep Guleria
c. Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri
d. Prof. Govindan Rangarajan
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