Daily Current Affairs 01st October 2019 | Daily GK Update

| Updated On October 3rd, 2019 at 12:07 pm

Dear Aspirants,

General awareness section is the most important part of every competitive exam, it can help you score well in the exam if you are updated with all the current news. Banking Awareness, Static GK and the current news are the parts that make the GA section complete. It is important to know what is happening in and outside of India. GK updates are incorporated with the important news that made the headlines today. It is the complete bag of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about the banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK update of 1st October to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

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Appointments

1. RBI appoints Jai Bhagwan Bhoria as administrator for PMC Bank

  • The Reserve Bank of India has superseded the Board of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Limited, Mumbai and appointed Jai Bhagwan Bhoria as the bank’s administrator with all powers of the board. Jai Bhagwan Bhoria replaces S.Waryam Singh.
  • RBI had recently increased the amount of withdrawal allowed to the depositors of PMC from Rs 1,000 to Rs 10,000 and the directives will remain in force for a period of six months.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Mains:

  • RBI 25th Governor: Shaktikant Das; Headquarters: Mumbai; Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata.

2. KS Dhatwalia appointed as PIB’s Principal DG

  • Senior Indian Information Service officer, KS Dhatwalia, has been appointed as the Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau.
  • He will succeed Sitanshu Kar and will be the 28th Principal Spokesperson of the government.
  • He has worked in key positions in various Media Units of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Banking

3. SBI becomes first Indian bank to have office in Australia’s Victoria

  • The State Bank of India opened its Melbourne office and becoming the first Indian bank to have a branch in the Australian state of Victoria.
  • The Melbourne office will assist the growing trade and investment relations between Victoria and India and is the outcome of the state’s 10-year India Strategy.
  • This investment by India’s largest commercial bank is a testament to our thriving financial services sector and our highly skilled workforce.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Mains:

  • SBI Chairperson: Rajnish Kumar; Headquarters: Mumbai; Founded: 1 July 1955.

Defence

4. Land-attack version of BrahMos supersonic missile successfully test-fired

  • India successfully test-fired a land-attack version of BrahMos supersonic missile from Chandipur coast in Odisha’s Balasore district.
  • DRDO conducted the test-fire successfully. The missile, with a strike range of 290km, can be fired from land as well as sea-based platforms. BrahMos is a joint venture between the DRDO and the NPOM of Russia.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Mains:

  • DRDO Chairman: G Satheesh Reddy, Established: 1958; Headquarters: New Delhi.

Ranks and Reports

5. Kerala tops NITI Aayog’s School Education Quality Index

  • Kerala has topped the “School Education Quality Index” launched by NITI Aayog. Uttar Pradesh was ranked at the bottom of the list. Chandigarh has topped the list of Union Territories.
  • The School Education Quality Index assesses States on the basis of learning outcomes, access, equity and infrastructure and facilities, using survey data, self-reported data from States and third-party verification.
  • Tamil Nadu was the top performer in access and equity outcomes, while Karnataka led in learning outcomes. Haryana had the best infrastructure and facilities.

Sports

6. Wilson-Satish pair wins gold at Asian Age Group Championships

  • India’s N. Wilson Singh and Satish Kumar Prahapati won the gold medal in the 10m platform synchronised diving event at the Asian Age Group Championships held in Bengaluru.
  • The duo of Wilson and Satish scored 290.19 score to beat Uzbekistan’s Zaynetdinov Marsel and Khasanov Botir, who scored 280.53 points. The bronze medal went to Mojtaba Valipour and Masood Vakili of Iran with a score of 266.16.

7. Fraser-Pryce wins World Championship 100m gold

  • Jamaican sprint legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won gold medal in 100m race of 2019 IAAF World Championships held in Doha.
  • This was her 4th women’s 100 metres world title. She defeated Britain’s European champion Dina Asher-Smith who took silver medal while Marie-Josee Ta Lou finished 3rd.

8. Fencer Bhavani Devi wins silver medal at Tournoi satellite competition in Belgium

  • Indian fencer Bhavani Devi wins the silver medal in the women’s sabre individual event at the Tournoi satellite competition in Belgium. She lost 15-10 to Anna Bashta of Azerbaijan in the final.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Mains:

  • Capital of Belgium: Brussels; Currency of Belgium: Euro.

9. Japan’s Kento Momota wins Korea Open

  • Top-ranked Kento Momota of Japan clinched the men’s singles title at the Korea Open badminton tournament with a win over number two Chou Tien-Chen of Taiwan.
  • In the women’s final, China’s He Bingjiao defeated Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand.

10. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won 2019 Russia F1 Grand Prix

  • Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the 2019 Russia F1 Grand Prix (Formula 1 GP) at Sochi Autodrom race track in Russia.
  • Mercedes Valtteri Bottas (Finland) and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc (Monaco) won the second and third spot respectively. The victory was the 82nd of Hamilton’s career, and ninth of the season, leaving him nine short of Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91.

Obituaries

11. INA veteran from Tamil Nadu V Ganesan passes away

  • Indian National Army (INA) veteran V Ganesan passed away. He joined Netaji’s INA at the age of 18 and received six months of military training in Singapore.
  • While participating in the battle against the British Army in Myanmar, he was arrested and was imprisoned for 10 months in Yangon jail and was later repatriated to India.
  • He was honoured by the President of India in 2012 at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan. He also a recipient of Copper Plaques from both the central and state governments.

12. Legendary singer Jose Jose passes away

  • Legendary Mexican singer Jose Jose who was often called ‘El Principe de la Cancion’ or ‘The Prince of Song, passes away.
  • In a career of more than four-decade, the singer sold millions of albums and picked by 6 Grammy nominations.

13. Grammy-winning opera star ‘Jessye Norman’ passes away

  • Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her 4 Grammy awards and the national medal of arts, passed away recently.
  • She was a trailblazing performer and one of the rare black singers to attain worldwide stardom in the opera world.
  • Jessye Norman made her operatic debut in 1969 in Berlin, wowing audiences around the world on stages in Milan, London and New York. Norman, at 52, became the youngest person to earn the Kennedy Center Honor in the organization’s 20-year history.

Important Days

14. International Day of Older Persons: 1 October

  • The United Nations observes 1 October every year as International Day of Older Persons.
  • The International Day of Older Persons is an opportunity to highlight the important contributions that older people make to society and raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges of ageing in today’s world.
  • 2019 Theme: The Journey to Age Equality.
  • The theme focuses on pathways of coping with existing and preventing future old age inequalities.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS RRB Clerk Mains:

  • Headquarters of United Nations: New York, USA; Founded: 24 October 1945.
  • Secretary General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.

Miscellaneous

15. UNESCO, DD Join Hands for TV Show on Gandhi’s 150th Anniversary

  • UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and Doordarshan, country’s public service broadcaster have joined hands to telecast TV bilingual programme ‘Mahatma Lives‘ or ‘Bapu Zinda Hain’ on 1-2 October 2019.
  • UNESCO and Doordarshan will telecast TV bilingual programme to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
  • The objective of the programme is to celebrate his ideas and teachings and how it has shaped the lives of people in India as well as around the world.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Mains:

  • Director-General of UNESCO: Audrey Azoulay; UNESCO Headquarters: Paris, France.

16. Gandhi Film Festival to be organised in Mumbai

  • Film Division in association with India Tourism will organise a “Gandhi Film Festival” in Mumbai from 2nd to 6th October, 2019.
  • This film festival is a part of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary celebration and will focus on Gandhiji’s message of non-violence and Swachh Bharat.
  • The select documentaries and feature films will be screened at the Films Division Complex, including: The Making of Mahatma, Gandhi, Gandhi My Father and Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara.

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