Today Top Current Affairs 11 October 2021
Daily Current Affairs 11th October 2021 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related govt exams, covering the top news, Major Issues, Current News, Important events in National Current News and International Current News.
Maharashtra launches Mission Kavach Kundal
Maharashtra state govt has launched a special Covid-19 vaccination drive named Mission Kavach Kundal. the Mission Kavach Kundal will get the target of inoculating 15 lakh people every day.
- The week-long drive will be conducted between 8th October and 14th October 2021.
- The Mission Kavach Kundal drive aims to get the Centre’s target of reaching the 100 crore vaccination mark till 15th October 2021.
IFSCA launches Global FinTech Hackathon Series I-Sprint’21
International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has launched the global FinTech Hackathon Series of IFSCA named I-Sprint’21 in the collaboration of GIFT City. The first Sprint of the series “Sprint01: BankTech” is focussed on FinTechs for the Banking sector.
- To connect IFSCA and GIFT IFSC with FinTech Ecosystem
- To solve Business Problems for the Banking Units at GIFT IFSC and
- To promote retail business for the Banking Units at GIFT IFSC.
- The Price money for this hackathon is Rs 24 lakh.
- Business Support Solution Partner benefits of upto $25,000 per startup from Zone Startups India’s network.
Chhattisgarh gets its fourth Tiger Reserve
The Guru Ghasidas National Park and Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary in Chhattisgarh have been declared as a Tiger Reserve by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).
- It has become the fourth Tiger Reserve in Chhattisgarh. earlier, the Udanti-Sitanadi, Achanakmar, and Indravati Reserves were declared as a Tiger Reserve.
- The approval was granted by the Tiger Reserve was considered by the 11th Technical Committee of the NTCA on September 1 under Section 38V(1) of The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Ranveer Singh appointed as a brand ambassador of CoinSwitch Kuber
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinswitch Kuber has announced to appoint Bollywood actor and youth icon Ranveer Singh as its first-ever brand ambassador.
- CoinSwitch Kuber will look for leveraging Ranveer Singh’s mass appeal.
- Actor Ranveer Singh will be seen in three ad films for CoinSwitch Kuber’s ongoing ‘Kuch Toh Badlega’ campaign.
- the ‘Kuch Toh Badlega’ campaign is based on the possibility of change as one becomes a part of something bigger by entering the crypto world.
- The Campaign aims to convey a different key trait of the CoinSwitch Kuber platform.
6th India-UK joint military exercise AJEYA WARRIOR
On 8th October 2021, The 6th edition of the annual Joint Military Exercise AJEYA WARRIOR has been commenced between India and the United Kingdom. the AJEYA WARRIOR Exercise is being conducted at Chaubatia, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
- The main purpose of the Exercise AJEYA WARRIOR is to strengthen bilateral defence cooperation between the armies of the two countries and develop interoperability and sharing of expertise.
- It will run for a period of two weeks and will end on October 20th, 2021.
Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win 2021 Nobel Peace Prize
Filipino-American journalist Maria Ressa and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov have won The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.
- Maria Angelita Ressa is a Filipino-American journalist and author
- he is also the co-founder and CEO of Rappler, a Philippine online news website.
- Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov is a Russian journalist and editor-in-chief of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta.
Q4 Henley Passport Index 2021: Japan & Singapore Tops
The Henley Passport Index has been released to rank the passports of countries according to the number of destinations their holders can visit without a prior visa.
- As per the index, Japan and Singapore have been ranked at the top position with their passports holders allowed to travel visa-free to 192 countries. this is the third consecutive year, when Japan has secured the top position.
- Followed by South Korea and Germany have shared the 2nd posiotion in the Index.
List of winners of FIH Stars Awards 2020-21
Indian hockey players have been awarded the 2020-21 edition of the FIH Stars Awards, and Gurjit Kaur has received the FIH Women’s Hockey Player of the Year at the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) Hockey Stars Awards 2020-21.
- Apart from this, Harmanpreet Singh and Gurjit Kaur have been named the FIH Player of the Year in the men’s and women’s categories, respectively, goalkeeping stalwarts PR Sreejesh and Savita Punia bagged the awards in their respective categories.
Valtteri Bottas Wins Turkish Grand Prix 2021
Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Finland) has clinched the F1 Turkish Grand Prix 2021, held on October 10, 2021. Valtteri Bottas has got his first title of this season.
- Followed by Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) and Sergio Perez (Mexico- Red Bull) finished at the 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
World Post Day 2021
Every year, World Post Day is celebrated on October 9th across the world. it also marks the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), which started in 1874 in Switzerland.
- The main purpose of this day is to create awareness to the post’s role in the everyday lives of people and businesses, as well as its contribution to global social and economic development.
- The Theme 2021 of World Post Day is “Innovate to recover.”
World Migratory Bird Day 2021
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is observed twice a year, Firstly, it comes on the Second Saturday of May and again on the Second Saturday of October.
- The main purpose of this day is to create awareness about the necessity to conserve migratory birds and their habitation.
- In 2021, World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) has been celebrated on 8th May and 9th October 2021.
- The Theme 2021 for World Migratory Bird Day is “Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!”
World Day Against the Death Penalty 2021
Every year, World Day Against the Death Penalty is observed on 10th October across the world. in 2021, the 19th World Day Against the Death Penalty was observed.
- The main purpose of this day is to advocate for the abolition of the death penalty and to raise awareness of the conditions and the circumstances which affect prisoners with death sentences.
- The theme for 2021 is “Women Sentenced to Death: An Invisible Reality.”
World Mental Health Day 2021
World Mental Health Day 2021: Every year, World Mental Health Day is celebrated on 10th October across the world. the main purpose of this day is to raise awareness and spreading education regarding mental health issues across the globe.
- In 1992, World Mental Health Day was observed for the first time as an annual activity of the World Federation for Mental Health with aimed at promotion of mental health advocacy and educating the public on relevant issues.
- The theme 2021 for World Mental Health Day is ‘Mental health in an unequal world’.
International Day of the Girl Child 2021
Every year, The International Day of the Girl Child is observed on October 11 since 2012. this day is also known as the Day of Girls and the International Day of Girls.
- The main purpose of this day is to raise awareness of issues facing girls internationally surrounding education, nutrition, child marriage, legal and medical rights.
- The theme 2021 for International Day of the Girl Child is “Digital generation. Our generation”