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Current Affairs One-liners: 16th October 2021

Published on October 16, 2021
Current Context: Amy Hunter (Ireland Cricket Player): She has become the youngest batter to score an ODI century in either men’s or women’s cricket. She did so by hitting 121 not out on her 16th birthday against Zimbabwe.
Current Affairs One-liners: 16th October 2021
  • The Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd will be setting up Micro ATMs across the country. Due to this, the customers of all banks with a debit card can use a Kotak Micro ATM for banking services like cash withdrawals and account balances checking. The micro ATMs are small handheld devices. The micro ATMs will be launched using Business Correspondents (BC) network.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd: Mumbai
    • MD and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd: Uday Kotak.
  • Climate Resilience Information System and Planning Tool: It was launched by the Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Giriraj Singh. The tool will integrate climate-based information in Geographic Information System (GIS) based on watershed planning under MGNREGS
  • G20 Extraordinary Leaders Meeting on Afghanistan: It was attended by PM Modi in a virtual manner. It was held to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. Italy convened the meeting as it hold the current presidency chair of G20.
  • ‘ClickPay’: It is the name of a payment link that is jointly launched by PhoenPe and NPCI Bharat BillPayLtd (NBBL). It will allow the users to make recurring online bill payments
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of PhonePe: Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • 60th NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) Commemorative Meet: It was held in Serbia and India was represented by Minister of State for External Affairs, Meenakshi Lekhi. The dignitaries discussed world peace and justice, Afghanistan situation and assured to promote mutual sovereignty
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Serbia: Belgrade
    • Currency of Serbia: Dinar
  • Awards and Recognition: 
    • (a) James Sangma: He was awarded the Progressive Business Concept Award of PETA India 2021 for his Vegan Leather initiative. He commenced this initiative to make ‘Vegan Leader’ from Pineapples in NE regions of India. He is the Meghalaya’s Forest and Environment Minister.
  • Important Days and Themes: 
    • (a) 16th Oct 2021: World Food Day (WFD)
    • Theme: Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow


Ques: 1: What was the theme for World Food Day which is observed on 16th Oct 2021?
a. Respect Food, don’t waste it, share it
b. Food for all
c. Eat Safe, Healthy and Nutritious Food
d. Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow

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