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Current Affairs One-Liner: 9th October 2021

Published on October 09, 2021
  • Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB): It has won two national awards namely ‘APY Big Believers’ and ‘Leadership capital’ for their highlighting role for the enrolment under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY). The awards were given by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).
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    • HQ of KVGB: Dharwad, Karnataka.
  • Tata Group won the bid to buy Air India for Rs 18,000 crore. It will now own 100% in Air India as also 100% in its subsidiary Air India Express and 50% in the joint venture Air India SATS.
  • The World Bank projected that India’s GDP for the fiscal year 2021-22 to grow by 8.3% in its update on South Asia which is titled ‘Shifting Gears: Digitization and Services-led Development’. For FY 2022-23, it has projected the growth at 7.5% for India.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 9th October 2021
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    • HQ of World Bank: Washington DC, US
    • President of World Bank: David Malpass
  • Nobel Prize in Peace 2021: It is won by Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. Maria Ressa used freedom of expression to expose abuse of power, use of violence, and growing authoritarianism in the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov used freedom of speech in Russia under increasingly challenging conditions.
  • Important Days and Themes: 9th Oct 2021: World Post Day
    • Theme: ‘Innovate to recover’
    • 9th Oct 2021: World Migratory Bird Day (Second Saturday of October)
    • Theme: ‘Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!’
  • Forbes India Rich list for 2021: It is topped by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani with a net worth of USD 92.7 billion. The 2nd position was marked by Gautam Adani, founder of Adani Group with a net worth of USD 74.8 billion.
  • Henley Passport Index 2021
  • NABARD sanctioned Rs 303 Crore to Odisha
  • Federal Bank partnered with CredAvenue
  • Appointments on 9th October 2021
  • FIH Stars Awards 2020-21


Q.1 Who among the following won Nobel Prize in Peace 2021?
a. Maria Ressa
b. Abdulrazak Gurnah
c. David MacMillan
d. David Julius
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