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23rd October 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam

Here is the Daily GK Update of 23rd October 2021 covering the following news headlines: Microsoft, UIDAI, Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement award, FATF Grey list, Earth Heroes Awards 2021.

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 23rd October 2021 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

Top 11 Daily GK Updates: National & International News

Here is providing below the top 11 important Daily General Knowledge GK 2021 updates with national & international news.

International News

1. Turkey joins Pakistan in FATF Grey list

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  • Global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has retained Pakistan on its ‘Grey List’ of countries.
  • In a briefing, FATF president Marcus Pleyer also said that three new countries Turkey, Jordan, and Mali have also been added to the Grey List.
  • In June this year, the FATF had retained Pakistan on its ‘Grey List’ for failing to check money laundering, leading to terror financing.

States News

2. Chhattisgarh launched “Shri Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store” Scheme

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  • Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has virtually launched a new scheme named ‘Shri Dhanwantri Generic Medical Store scheme’ to provide low-cost generic medicines and enable seamless healthcare services to the vulnerable people of the state.
  • The scheme will be implemented by the Urban Administration and Development Department (UADD).
  • Under the scheme, around 188 medical shops are planned to be opened in 169 cities. Currently, 84 generic medical shops are opened in the inaugural session to distribute medicine.
  • Under this scheme, people will get a discount between 09 per cent and 71 per cent on the MRP (Market Rate Price) of generic medicines.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chhattisgarh Capital: Raipur;
  • Chhattisgarh Governor: Anusuiya Uikey;
  • Chhattisgarh Chief Minister: Bhupesh Baghel.

Banking News

3. Bharti AXA sign Bancassurance Partnership with Utkarsh Small Finance Bank

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  • Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company Limited (Bharti AXA Life) has entered into a bancassurance partnership with Utkarsh Small Finance Bank to ensure distribution of life insurance products through the bank’s network across India.
  • This partnership will enable the Bharti AXA life to reach Tier II and Tier III markets with insurance solutions and increase the reach of insurance in India.
  • Under this partnership, the Bharti AXA Life’s insurance comprehensive suite of life insurance plans including the protection, health, savings and investment plans will be made available for the customers of the bank across 202 districts of 19 states and 2 Union territories.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Utkarsh Small Finance Bank Headquarters: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh;
  • Utkarsh Small Finance Bank MD & CEO: Govind Singh.

Economy News

4. HDFC Bank, Mastercard, DFC, USAID launched a $100 Million Credit Facility

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  • HDFC Bank, Mastercard, United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), and US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a $100 million credit facility for MSMEs (Micro Small and Medium Enterprises) in India.
  • The credit facility is part of USAID’s global Women Economic Empowerment Fund initiative and its COVID-19 response in India.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • HDFC Bank Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • HDFC Bank Founded: August 1994;
  • HDFC Bank CEO: Sashidhar Jagdishan;

Awards News

5. Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation wins Earth Heroes Awards 2021

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  • The Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation has bagged the Earth Guardian Award instituted by the NatWest Group. The eight winners of the award were felicitated by the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora secretary-general Ivonne Higuero through a virtual ceremony.
  • These awards were instituted by NatWest Group India. They are part of an initiative that recognises the efforts of individuals and institutions that are working to subvert climate change by conserving & preserving biodiversity in India.

6. Martin Scorsese, Szabo to get Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement award

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  • Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese and celebrated Hungarian filmmaker Istevan Szabo will be honoured with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement award at this year’s International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
  • The 52nd edition of the film festival will be held from November 20 to 28 in Goa.
  • While Szabo is known for his masterpieces like 1966’s “Father” and 1981 movie “Mephisto”, Scorsese is one of the major figures of the New Hollywood era, widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential directors in film history.

Summits and Conferences News

7. UIDAI to host ‘Aadhaar Hackathon 2021’

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  • Government agency UIDAI is hosting a Hackathon titled “Aadhaar Hackathon 2021”. The hackathon is starting on 28 Oct 21 and would continue till 31 Oct 21. With new challenged and themes, the Hackathon 2021 will have two topics.
  • The first theme is around “Enrolment and Update”, which essentially covers some of the real-life challenges being faced by the residents while updating their address. The second theme of the Hackathon is around the “Identity and Authentication” solution offered by UIDAI.

Science and Technology News

8. Microsoft Launches Program To Support AI Startups In India

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  • Microsoft recently announced the launch of Microsoft AI Innovate, a 10-week initiative that will support startups in India leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, helping them scale operations, drive innovation, & build industry expertise.
  • The program will also enable startups to reach out to newer customers and geographies with Microsoft’s sales and partners.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Microsoft CEO and Chairman: Satya Nadella;
  • Microsoft Headquarters: Redmond, Washington, United States.

Books and Authors News

9. A book titled “The Origin Story of India’s States” by VS Srinivasan

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  • The book titled ‘The Origin Story of India’s States’ is written by Venkataraghavan Subha Srinivasan and published by Penguin Random House India (PRHI). It is a story about the birth of India’s 28 states and 8 union territories.
  • Also, their continuous changes. Venkataraghavan Subha Srinivasan is a writer, actor and strategy consultant from Bengaluru, Karnataka. This is his first non-fiction book.

Important Days

10. Mole Day observed on 23rd October

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  • On 23rd October every year mole day is celebrated which is popular amongst all chemistry enthusiasts. This day is marked to commemorate and honour the Avogadro‘s number.
  • The celebration of this day happens from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m commemorating the chemistry is measuring unit. This occasion aims to make the students interested in chemistry and its concepts.
  • The theme for the occasion, inspired by the mascot – A Mole. This year the theme is DispicaMole Me. 

11. International Snow Leopard Day: 23 October

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  • Every year, October 23 is observed as International Snow Leopard Day since 2014. The day commemorates the anniversary of the Bishkek Declaration and to celebrate this endangered cat and raise awareness for its conservation and protection.
  • It was on October 23, 2013, when political leaders from 12 countries came together to endorse the ‘Bishkek Declaration on the conservation of snow leopards. Snow Leopard is found in 12 countries. They are India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Mongolia, Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

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