Today Top Current Affairs 16 October 2021

Today Top Current Affairs 16 October 2021

Daily Current Affairs 16 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.

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National

PM Modi dedicates seven new Defence PSUs to the nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated seven new Defence PSUs, carved out of OFBs, to the nation, following the dissolution of the 200-year-old Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).

Seven new defence PSUs are

  1. Munition India Ltd,
  2. Armoured Vehicles Nigam Ltd
  3. Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Ltd
  4. Troop Comforts Ltd
  5. Yantra India Ltd
  6. India Optel Ltd
  7. Gliders India Ltd

India’s first Atal Community Innovation Center launched at VGU Jaipur

India’s first Atal Community Innovation Center (ACIC) was launched at Vivekananda Global University (VGU) in Jaipur. it has been established by the Government of India, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and NITI Aayog.

  • it will support and nurture innovative ideas to shape of big ideas and help transform society for a better tomorrow.

Union Minister Anurag Thakur launches MyParkings App

The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri Anurag Singh Thakur has launched a new app named the ‘MyParkings’

  • MyParkings App has been developed by Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL) with South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC)
  • The app will play an important role in reducing pollution by minimising the time spent searching for parking spots.
  • It will help in digitizing all authorized parking under SDMC municipal limits.
  • The MyParking App is made for an effortless solution to users for hassle-free parking.
  • Users can also book online parking slots to park their vehicles without inconvenience.

BPCL launches automated fuelling technology UFill

The Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has started off an automated fuelling technology named “UFill”. in the beginning, it has been launched in 65 cities across India.

  • UFill will help in offering a swift, secure, and smart experience to its customers at outlets with control of fuel.
  • UFill will be available in payment app like GPay, PayTM, PhonePe etc.
  • It will provide a real time QR and voucher code through SMS.

Appointments

Sajjan Jindal as Chairman of World Steel Association for 2021-22

Sajjan Jindal has been appointed as the new Chairman of the World Steel Association (WSA). he will serve for the year 2021-22.

  • At present, he is also the Chairman and Managing Director of JSW Steel Ltd.

About World Steel Association (WSA) –

  • Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium
  • Founded: 10 July 1967

About JSW Steel Ltd –

  • Founder: Sajjan Jindal
  • Founded: 1982
  • Headquarters: Mumbai

Virat Kohli becomes a new Brand Ambassador of Indian wearable brand Fire-Boltt

Indian wearable brand Fire-Boltt has decided to appoint Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli as its new brand ambassador.

  • Prior to this, Fire-Boltt appointed Bollywood star Vicky Kaushal and was the first brand ambassador.
  • Fire-Boltt provides smartwatches, Bluetooth earphones, Bluetooth headphones, true wireless earbuds, Bluetooth speakers, soundbars and lifestyle shoes products.

UCO Bank chief A K Goel appointed as Chairman of IBA

The managing director and chief executive (MD & CEO) of UCO Bank Shri A K Goel is appointed as the new chairman of the Indian Bank’s Association (IBA) for 2021-22.

  • Goel will take place of Rajkiran Rai G.

About Indian Bank’s Association (IBA) –

  • Chairman: Rajkiran Rai G, (Union Bank of India)
  • CEO: Sunil Mehta (27 Jan 2020–)
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Founded: 26 September 1946

About UCO Bank –

  • Headquarters: Kolkata
  • CEO: Atul Kumar Goel
  • Founder: Ghanshyam Das Birla
  • Founded: 6 January 1943

Ranking

Global Hunger Index 2021: India ranks at 101st spot, behind Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal

Welthungerhilfe (WHH) and Concern Worldwide have released Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021. as per the Index, India has been ranked at the 101st spot among 116 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021. in 2020, India was ranked at 94.

  • This year, India went behind Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal With a score of 27.5 which has a level of hunger that is serious.
  • As per the Index, A total of 18 countries China, Kuwait and Brazil have shared the top rank with GHI score of less than five.
  • As per the report, India’s neighboring countries, Nepal (76), Bangladesh (76), Myanmar (71) and Pakistan (92) have ranked better than India (101), are placed in the ‘alarming’ hunger category.

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Indian Corporates in Forbes World’s Best Employer 2021: Reliance tops

Forbes has released the World’s Best Employers 2021 rankings, and as per the ranking. Reliance Industries has topped the Indian corporates in the World’s Best Employers 2021 rankings.

  • At the global level, South Korea based Samsung Electronics has topped in the ranking and followed by IBM and Microsoft have been ranked at 2nd and 3rd spot.

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Important Days

World Food Day 2021

Every year, World Food Day (WFD) is celebrated on 16 October in the world. the main purpose of this day is to eradicate worldwide hunger from our lifetime. it also raises awareness and collective action to combat the issue of hunger and ensure healthy diets for all.

  • Ths day also marks the establishment of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945.
  • WFD is an initiative by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.
  • in 2021, The theme 2021 for World Food Day 2021 is “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow”, highlights food heroes or individuals who have given their contributions to building a sustainable world where no one has to go hungry.

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