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Current Affairs One- Liner: 21st october 2023

Published on October 21, 2023
  • National:
    • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has recently issued a directive mandating general insurers to provide motor insurance coverage to employees travelling in their employer’s vehicles.
Current Affairs One- Liner: 21st october 2023
    • Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has been ranked as the world’s most punctual airport for the past three consecutive months according to the ‘On-Time Performance Monthly Report’ published by data analytics firm Cirium.
    • There is a Marathi biopic titled “Gadkari” based on the life of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. The film aims to showcase the inspirational life story of Nitin Gadkari without giving him the "superman treatment".
    • The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has developed the “Sagar Se Saransh – Vidya Samiksha Software” as part of the Vidya Samiksha Kendra initiative.
    • The third stealth destroyer of Project 15B, named ‘IMPHAL’, was indeed handed over to the Indian Navy. This significant event took place at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in Mumbai.
    • The Supreme Court of India has indeed directed all states and Union Territories to appoint an officer in every district within four weeks to oversee the effective implementation of the Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
    • The Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) and the Skill Council for Persons with Disability (SCPwD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the 'Job Coach for Inclusivity Programmes.The primary goal of these programmes is to foster diversity and inclusion within the workforce.
    • The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) in India has launched an indigenous technology of a 2KW DC Portable Charger to boost electric vehicle adoption in the country.
  • Awards & Honors:
    • REC Limited, the Maharatna Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Power, has been recognized for its exceptional performance in risk management with the esteemed Golden Peacock Award. The award was presented by the Institute of Directors (IOD) and received by Mr. V. K. Singh, Director (Projects), and Mr. Daljeet Singh Khatri, Executive Director (Finance), on behalf of REC in a ceremony held in London on 17th October 2023.
    • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has indeed been awarded the prestigious ISAR Honours 2023 by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) working group on International Standards for Accounting and Reporting (ISAR) for its initiative Sustainability Reporting Standards Board (SRSB).
  • Important Days:
    • World Osteoporosis Day is observed every year on October 20th. The theme for World Osteoporosis Day 2023 is “Step Up for Bone Health-Build Better Bones”. The International Osteoporosis Foundation sets up a specific theme for the World Osteoporosis Day each year, focusing on prevention, early detection, or management of osteoporosis.
    • International Chefs Day is celebrated every year on October 20th. It’s a day to honor the culinary professionals who bring joy to our lives through their delicious and diverse cuisine. This day is also an opportunity to educate children around the world about eating healthy.
    • National Police Commemoration Day is observed every year on October 21. This day is marked to commemorate the police officers who have sacrificed their lives in the course of service. The day commemorates the sacrifices of ten policemen who lost their lives in an attack from Chinese troops in Ladakh on October 21.
  • International:
    • Dhordo, a village located in the Kutch district of Gujarat, has indeed been awarded the prestigious title of the ‘Best Tourism Village’ by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
    • During the maiden visit of interim Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar, Pakistan and China have indeed signed 20 agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to enhance cooperation under the Beijing-backed Belt and Road Initiative.


Q.1 On which date is World Osteoporosis Day observed each year?
a. October 10
b. October 20
c. October 30
d.October 4
Q.2 Which village in Gujarat’s Kutch district has been recognized as the ‘Best Tourism Village’ by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)?
a. Bhuj
b. Mandvi
c. Dhordo
d. Anjar
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