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Current Affairs One-Liner: 29th October 2021

Published on October 29, 2021
  • The CCI approved the acquisition of 4.99% of the outstanding equity share capital in HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company by HDFC Bank.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of HDFC Bank: Mumbai
    • Tagline of HDFC Bank: We understand your world.
    • MD and CEO of HDFC Bank: Sashidhar Jagdishan
  • YES Family Saving Account: It is launched by Yes Bank. It is a new type of value-added family saving account for people of varying income levels so that they can collaborate and coordinate their expenditures together with families.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Yes Bank: Mumbai
    • Tagline of Yes Bank: Experience our Expertise
    • MD and CEO of Yes Bank: Prashant Kumar
  • PM Narendra Modi participated in 16th East Asia Summit (EAS) via video conference. At the summit, he mentioned India’s focus on a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. He mentioned that India aims to have the ASEAN Centrality principle in the region. The summit was held under the chairmanship of Brunei. The 3 statements by EAS leaders were adopted at the summit namely Mental Health, Economic recovery through Tourism, and Sustainable Recovery.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 29th October 2021
  • The social media platform Facebook will now be named as ‘Meta’ in a rebrand that focuses on building the ‘metaverse’, a shared virtual environment that it bets will be the successor to the mobile internet.
  • Maharashtra has become the first state to release its own Wildlife Action plan (2021-30). The plan focuses on 12 areas.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray
    • Governor of Maharashtra: Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  • Swasth Mahila, Swasth Goa: The initiative was launched by YouWeCan Foundation which is owned by Yuvraj Singh. The initiative is funded by the Indian Institute of Banking & Finance and the SBI Foundation. Under the initiative, free breast cancer screening will be done using ‘iBreast devices’.
  • Important Days and Themes: 29th Oct 2021: International Internet Day
    • 29th Oct 2021: World Psoriasis Day
    • Theme: Uniting for action
  • Ambassadors’ Round Table for DefExpo 2022
  • Appointments on 29th October 2021
  • India and ADB signed a $4.5 million PRF Loan
  • ‘Appscale Academy Programme’
  • DRDO successfully Test Fired ‘Agni-5’ Missile


Q.1 When is International Internet Day marked?
a. 29th Oct
b. 29th April
c. 29th Jan
d. 29th July

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