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13th October 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam

Here is the Daily GK Update of 13th October 2021 covering the following news headlines: Unity Small Finance Bank, G20 Extraordinary Summit, Kyrgyzstan, 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award, International Energy Agency.

Daily GK updates are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking or other competitive exams. Daily GK Update is the complete bag of the important news that is held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK update of 13th October 2021 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

Top 15 Daily GK Updates: National & International News

Here is providing below the top 15 important Daily General Knowledge GK 2021 updates with national & international news.

National News

1. PM Narendra Modi addresses 28th NHRC Foundation Day programme

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed the 28th NHRC Foundation Day programme, through video conferencing on October 12, 2021, in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and NHRC chairperson.
  • The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India is a Statutory public body constituted on 12 October 1993 under the Protection of Human Rights Act 1993, for the promotion and protection of human rights and dignity of the marginalised.
  • The Prime Minister concluded by mentioning the human rights of future generations. He emphasized that with measures like International Solar Alliance, renewable energy goals and Hydrogen Mission, India is rapidly moving in the direction of sustainable life and eco-friendly growth.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chairperson of NHRC: Justice Arun Kumar Mishra;
  • NHRC Headquarters: New Delhi.

International News

2. Alexander Schellenberg appointed Austria’s new Chancellor

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  • Alexander Schellenberg was elected as Austrian Chancellor after the resignation of Sebastian Kurz. Sebastian Kurz resigned because of his involvement in a corruption scandal.
  • Apart from Alexander, Michael Linhardt joined in for the role of foreign minister. He was the former ambassador to France. The appointment of both persons helped in ending the crisis within the Austrian government, the Austrian People’s Party and Green Party Coalition.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Austria Capital: Vienna;
  • Austria Currency: Euro.

3. IEA invites India to become full-time member

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  • International Energy Agency (IEA) has invited India to become its full-time member. This membership invitation was given in the light that, India is the world’s third-largest energy consumer. If this proposal is accepted, it will require India to increase its strategic oil reserved to 90 days requirement.
  • Oil Minister Hardeep Singh Puri held discussions with IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol. During the discussion, IEA executive director invited India to deepen its cooperation with IEA by becoming its full member.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • International Energy Agency Members: 30 (eight associate nations);
  • International Energy Agency Full membership: Colombia, Chile, Israel and Lithuania;
  • International Energy Agency Headquarters: Paris, France.

4. Germany launches World’s First Self-Driving Train

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  • German rail operator, Deutsche Bahn and industrial group, Siemens launched the first automated & driverless train of the world. The self-driving train was launched in the city of Hamburg.
  • This project is being developed by ‘Siemens and Deutsche Bahn’. It is being dubbed as “world-first”. The project is part of a 60-million-euro modernisation of the rapid urban rail system of Hamburg. These automated trains will offer a reliable service without laying a single kilometre of new track.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Germany Capital: Berlin;
  • Germany Currency: Euro;
  • Germany President: Frank-Walter Steinmeier;
  • Germany Chancellor: Angela Merkel.

State News

5. Haryana bans govt employees from participation in politics, elections

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  • Facing farmers’ protests over new farm laws for over a year now, the Haryana government has banned the participation of its employees in politics and elections.
  • A notification has also been issued from the office of the chief secretary in this regard while implementing Haryana Civil Services (Government Employees Conduct) Rules, 2016.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Haryana Capital: Chandigarh;
  • Haryana Governor: Bandaru Dattatraya;
  • Haryana Chief Minister: Manohar Lal Khattar.

Appointments News

6. EESL appoints Arun Kumar Mishra as CEO

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  • Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of Public Sector Undertakings under the Ministry of Power has announced the appointment of Arun Kumar Mishra as chief executive officer (CEO) on deputation. He will be responsible for EESL’s operations across the nation.
  • EESL, an energy service company (ESCO), is among the earliest entrants in India’s energy efficiency market estimated at around ₹74,000 crores and is presently running the world’s largest domestic lighting programme.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • EESL Headquarters location: New Delhi;
  • EESL Founded: 2009;
  • EESL Chairman: K.Sreekant.

7. Former SBI Chief Rajnish Kumar appointed as Chairman of BharatPe

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  • The fintech startup, BharatPe has appointed former State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Rajnish Kumar as the Chairman of its board.
  • The former SBI chairman will work closely with the top officials of the company on key business and regulatory initiatives. He will also take part in defining BharatPe’s long-term and short-term strategy.

As the Chairman, Kumar will be responsible to:

  • Mentor the BharatPe team in formulating a short-term and long-term strategy
  • Work closely with the board and executives on regulatory matters
  • Advise and counsel the management on corporate governance

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Executive Officer of BharatPe: Ashneer Grover;
  • Headoffice of BharatPe: New Delhi;
  • BharatPe Founded: 2018.

8. Amit Khare appointed advisor to PM Modi

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  • Former bureaucrat Amit Khare, who last month retired as higher education secretary, has been appointed as advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for two years on contract basis.
  • Mr Khare, a 1985 batch (retired) IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, had superannuated on September 30.
  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Khare as advisor to the prime minister in Prime Minister’s Office, in the rank and scale of secretary to government of India.

Agreements News

9. India announces $200 million line of credit for Kyrgyzstan

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  • India announced a $200-million line of credit for Kyrgyzstan and signed an agreement to carry out small but high impact projects for community development in the Central Asian state.
  • The two initiatives were among several measures announced by external affairs minister S Jaishankar at the end of a two-day visit to Kyrgyzstan.
  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held “constructive” talks with the top Kyrgyz leadership to boost bilateral ties, including defence cooperation and discussed global issues like Afghanistan.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Kyrgyzstan Capital: Bishkek;
  • Kyrgyzstan Currency: Kyrgyzstani som;
  • Kyrgyzstan President: Sadyr Japarov.

Economy News

10. India’s retail inflation eases to 4.35% in September

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  • Retail inflation declined to 4.35 per cent in September, mainly due to lower food prices, according to government data released.
  • The Consumer Price Index-based (CPI) inflation was at 5.30 per cent in August and at 7.27 per cent in September 2020.
  • As per the data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), the inflation in the food basket eased to 0.68 per cent in September 2021, significantly down from 3.11 per cent in the preceding month.

Banking News

11. RBI grants banking licence to Unity Small Finance Bank

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  • The Reserve Bank of India has granted a banking licence to Unity Small Finance Bank Ltd (USFBL), which was established jointly by the Centrum Financial Services Ltd (CFSL) and Resilient Innovations Private Limited (BharatPe), to carry on a SFB business in India.
  • It is the first time ever that two partners are uniting equally to build a Bank. The proposed business model is one of collaboration and open architecture, uniting all its stakeholders to deliver a seamless digital experience.

Summits and Conferences News

12. PM Participates in G20 Extraordinary Summit on Afghanistan

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has participated virtually in the G20 Extraordinary Summit on Afghanistan.
  • The Meeting was convened by Italy, which currently holds the G20 Presidency, and chaired by Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi.
  • Issues under consideration at the meeting related to the humanitarian situation; concerns relating to terrorism; and human rights in Afghanistan. The Prime Minister welcomed the initiative of the Italian G20 Presidency in convening the meeting to take stock of the current situation in Afghanistan.

Awards News

13. Dr Randeep Guleria bags 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award

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  • The Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu presented the 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence to the eminent pulmonologist and Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Dr Randeep Guleria at Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas.
  • He lauded Dr Guleria’s devotion to duty and in nurturing the Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders in AIIMS.
  • Dr Guleria is widely respected for his ground-breaking work in his chosen field and is known to be a highly efficient and dedicated hospital administrator, as well.

Sports News

14. Indian Shooters win 43 medals at ISSF Junior World Championship

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  • The 2021 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun was held at Lima in Peru. The Indian shooters claimed a historic win with 43 medals to stand atop in the medal table. These included 17 Gold, 16 Silver and 10 Bronze medals.
  • The USA finished second on the medal table with 21 medals including six gold, eight silver and six bronze.
  • Meanwhile, Manu Bhaker created a milestone record of becoming the first Indian shooter to win the highest number of medals in a single edition of the ISSF Junior World Championships, with as many as five medals. These included 4 gold medals and a bronze.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • ISSF Headquarters: Munich, Germany;
  • ISSF Founded: 1907;
  • ISSF President: Vladimir Lisin.

Important Days

15. International Day for Disaster Reduction: 13 October

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  • The United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction is held annually on 13 October since 1989.
  • The day is celebrated to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction and also celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.
  • The theme of the 2021 International Day for Disaster Reduction is “International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses”.

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