Current Affairs One-Liner: 26th October 2021

Published on October 26, 2021
  • Shijian-21: It is the name of a new satellite that was launched by China from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. It will be used to test and verify space debris mitigation technologies. It was launched on a Long March-3B carrier rocket.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of China: Beijing
    • Currency of China: Renminbi
  • Awards and Recognition: Rajinikanth: He was honoured with the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award at the 67th National Film Awards ceremony. He received the award from Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.
    • Dr. Rajiv Nigam: He is selected for the 2022 Joseph A. Cushman Award for Excellence in Foraminiferal Research. He is a former Chief Scientist at CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO). He is the first Indian to be selected for this honour.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 26th October 2021
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: Writing for My Life
    • Author: Ruskin Bond
  • ‘Garuda app’: It was launched by the Election Commission of India (ECI). The app will help to digitally map all polling stations. This will result in faster, smarter, transparent, and timely completion of election work. The Booth Level Officers will upload photos, location information, latitude, and longitude of the polling stations on the app from their registered mobile numbers.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of ECI: New Delhi
    • Chief Election Commissioner of India: Sushil Chandra.
  • 2021 United States Grand Prix: It is won by Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands). The 2nd and 3rd positions are won by Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) and Sergio Perez (Mexico- Red Bull) respectively. The match was held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, US.
  • India’s first wildlife DNA testing lab was inaugurated at Nagpur, Maharashtra by the CM of the state, Uddhav Thackeray.
  • The Tamil-language drama film titled ‘Koozhangal’ is selected as India’s official entry for the 94th Academy Awards i.e. Oscars 2022. It is directed by Vinothraj PS and produced by Vignesh Shivan and Nayanthara.
  • FIFA Rankings 2021: India is ranked at the 106th position. The 1st position is marked by Belgium. The 2nd and 3rd positions are marked by Brazil and France respectively.
  • FGII signed Bancassurance Pact with BoI
  • IGRUA and Drone Destination signed Pact with Haryana
  • 67th National Film Awards
  • ‘Innovations for You’ Digi-book

Question: 

Q.1 Which organization launched the ‘Garuda app’?
a. National Informatics Centre
b. Central Vigilance Commission
c. Election Commission of India
d. Union Public Service Commission

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