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Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th October 2021

Published on October 17, 2021
  • India signed MoU with Russia for Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) fertilizer supply. The MoU will help to stabilize the price of DAP. The MoU will reduce India’s dependency for DAP on Jordan, China, and Morocco.
  • ‘Global Financial Stability Report 2021’: It was released by IMF. The report discusses the adaptation of cryptocurrencies in the markets. It discussed ‘Cryptoization’. As per the report, Crypto-adaptation leads to many challenges pertaining to the financial stability of the country. The returns from non-stable crypto assets are volatile in nature. The most dominant cryptocurrency is Bitcoin. The report also mentions that there are insufficient payment systems, unethical macroeconomic policies in the crypto nation.
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    • In ‘Global Crypto Adoption Index 2021’, India was ranked at 2nd position and Vietnam has topped in the rankings
    • HQ of IMF: Washington DC, USA
    • MD of IMF: Kristalina Georgieva
Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th October 2021
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has increased its ambition to deliver climate financing to its developing member nations from 2019-2030 by $20 billion to $100 billion. This will support the nations to tackle COVID-19 and climate-based challenges.
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    • HQ of ADB: Manila, Philippines
    • President of ADB: Masatsugu Asakawa
  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organisation (WHO) honoured the late Henrietta Lacks with a WHO Director-General's award, for recognizing her world-changing legacy, who died because of cervical cancer on 4th Oct 1951.
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    • HQ of WHO: Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL): It was won by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by defeating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The player of the Tournament was Harshal Patel (RCB). The highest Run Scorer (Orange Cap) was Ruturaj Gaikwad (CSK) and the highest Wicket Taker (Purple Cap) was Harshal Patel (RCB).
  • Important Days and Themes: 16th Oct 2021: Raising Day of National Security Guard (NSG) forces, who is popularly known as Black Cats
    • 17th Oct 2021: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
    • Theme: ‘Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet’
    • 17th Oct 2021: World Trauma Day
  • Vested Finance partnered with SBM Bank
  • BSE signed MoU with BLL
  • ‘MyParkings’ App
  • ‘UFill’-- BPCL


Q.1 Which team won the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL)?
a. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
b. Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
c. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
d. Mumbai Indians (MI)
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