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Current Affairs One-Liner: 21st October 2022

Published on October 21, 2022
  • Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Vinai Kumar Saxena approved the setting up of four Zila Sainik Boards (ZSBs) in the UT for the resettlement and implementation of welfare schemes for Ex-Servicemen and their widows.
  • The Madhya Pradesh Wildlife Board approved the Durgavati Tiger Reserve as the new tiger reserve. The Durgavati Tiger Reserve will spread around 2,339 square kilometers across three districts (Narsinghpur, Damoh, and Sagar) of Madhya Pradesh.
  • The Chief Minister of Tripura, Dr. Manik Saha inaugurated the state’s first English medium government degree college.
  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) imposed a fine of Rs. 392 crores on Make My Trip, Goibibo (MMT-Go), and OYO for their involvement in the “unfair trade practices”.
  • FinTech company PhonePe launched its first Green Data Centre in India in Mahape, Navi Mumbai.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 21st October 2022
  • Appointments:
    • Dr. Sankarasubramanian K was appointed as the Principal Scientist of the Aditya-L1 Mission by ISRO.
    • The Union Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister, R K Singh. was re-elected as the President of the International Solar Alliance.
    • The Government of India appointed Sanjay Malhotra as the new Revenue Secretary. Malhotra is a 1990-batch IAS officer from the Rajasthan cadre.
  • Important Days:
    • Every year 21 October 2022 is observed as the National Police Commemoration in India. It is celebrated since 1959 when 10 CRPF personnel lost their lives fighting against Chinese troops in Hot Springs in Ladakh.
  • Indices:
    • India was ranked 41 out of 44 countries in the Mercer CFS Global Pension Index 2022. The index value of India was 44.4. Iceland was ranked 1st.
  • Sports:
    • FIFA unveiled the official mascot for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Tazuni, a football-loving penguin.
    • World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen won the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2022.
  • Mahindra Finance Joins Hands with India Post Payments Bank
  • Mission Schools of Excellence
  • Pakistan Out of the FATF’s Grey List
  • PM launches Mission DefSpace for Armed Forces
  • Global Youth Climate Summit


Q.1 India’s rank in the recently released Mercer CFS Global Pension Index 2022 is?
a. 40
b. 41
c. 42
d. 43
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