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Current Affairs One-Liner: 24th October 2021

Published on October 24, 2021
  • Reliance Industries Ltd’s Reliance Brands Ltd (RBL) has acquired a 40% stake in Malhotra’s MM Styles Pvt Ltd which belongs to famous designer Manish Malhotra.
  • The hike of 3% in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) for the central government employees and pensioners was announced by the union government. The increase of 3% is over the current rate of 28% of the basic pay/pension. Therefore, the DA/DR will increase to 31%. The new hike will be effective from 1st July 2021.
  • The Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) will develop India’s largest green hydrogen-making plant of 10 MW capacity. It will be developed in 12-14 months.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 24th October 2021
  • The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has remained Pakistan on its ‘Grey List’. It has also added Turkey, Jordan, and Mali to the Grey List.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of FATF: Paris, France
    • Presidency of FATF for 2020-22: Germany
  • ‘Aadhaar Hackathon 2021’: It will be hosted by UIDAI from 28th Oct to 31st Oct 2021. It will be based on 2 themes of ‘Enrolment and Update’ and ‘Identity and Authentication’.
  • Important Days and Themes: 24th Oct 2021: World Polio Day
    • Theme: Delivering on a Promise
    • 24th Oct 2021: World Development Information Day
    • 24th Oct 2021: International Day of Diplomats
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘The Origin Story of India’s States’
    • Author: Venkataraghavan Subha Srinivasan
  • Awards and Recognition: Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation: It has won Earth Guardian Award instituted by the NatWest Group India.
    • Martin Scorsese and Istvan Szabo (Legendary filmmakers): They will be conferred with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa 2021.
  • Bharti AXA Life signed Bancassurance Partnership with Utkarsh SFB
  • ITILITE Partnered with ICICI Bank
  • RBI proposed Minimum 11.5% Capital for Four AIFIs
  • Bellatrix Aerospace and Dhruva Space signed MoU with L&T


Q.1 When is World Polio Day marked?
a. 24th Oct
b. 24th Nov
c. 24th Sep
d. 24th Dec

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