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Today Top Current Affairs 29 October 2021

Today Top Current Affairs 29 October 2021

Daily Current Affairs 29th 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

Mansukh Mandaviya addresses the inaugural session of CII Asia Health 2021 summit

On 28th October 2021, The Health and Family Welfare Union Minister Mr. Mansukh Mandaviya has addressed the inaugural session of the CII Asia Health 2021 summit

  • The theme of the summit is ‘Transforming Healthcare for a better tomorrow’.
  • While addressing, Mansukh spoke regarding Modi govt schemes including Ayushman Bharat Jan Arogya Yojana (health insurance scheme), Ayushman Health and Wellness Centres, Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) for generic medicines, Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) and PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission, have been launched to make healthcare accessible and affordable in the country.

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Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel launched the Go-Green scheme

The Chief Ministre of Gujarat State has launched a scheme named ‘Go-Green’ to provide electric two-wheelers at subsidised rates to construction and industrial workers.

  • The aim of the Go Green Scheme is to reduce fuel bills and save the environment by curbing vehicular pollution.
  • Under the scheme, construction and industrial workers of the state will be provided subsidies when they purchase electric two-wheelers, will cover 1,000 construction workers and 2,000 organised sector workers.

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Appointments

K V Kamath appointed as chairperson of NaBFID

The finance ministry has appointed veteran banker K.V. Kamath as the chairman of the newly-formed development finance institution National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID).

  • Kamath has served as the first president of the National Development Bank.
  • He has built the multilateral lending institution from the scratch.
  • Kamath has played an important role in catapulting ICICI Bank Ltd and served for 13 years.
  • He also was appointed as the non-executive chairman of Infosys Ltd.
  • Kamath has served his 8 years period at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila between 1988 and 1996.

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Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev won his 2nd five-year term

The incumbent President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has won the 2021 Presidential election and has been re-appointed as President of Uzbekistan for a second five-year term. the 2021 Presidential election was held on October 24th, 2021.

  • In the Presidential election of 2021, 64 years old Shavkat Mirziyoyev won 80.1% of the total vote.
  • Shavkat Mirziyoyev has served as the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan between 2003 and 2016.
  • In 2016, Mirziyoyev assumed the posts of President following the death of longtime President Islam Karimov,

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Anita Anand appointed as National Defence Minister of Canada

On 28th October 2021, Indian origin and Canadian politician Anita Anand has been appointed as the defence minister in Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet. Anita become the 2nd woman to be appointed as Canada’s National Defence Minister. prior to this, Kim Campbell became Canada’s National Defence Minister in the 1990s.

  • The 54-year-old Anita Anand has replaced long-time serving Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan who has been appointed as minister of international development.

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Defence

France launches military communications satellite called Syracuse 4A

France has launched a state-of-the-art satellite called ‘Syracuse 4A’ into orbit. the Syracuse 4A satellite was launched by Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, in French Guiana.

  • It will help in enabling France’s armed forces across the globe to communicate swiftly and securely.
  • It will also be capable to conduct surveys of its close surroundings and move itself to escape an attack.
  • Syracuse IV can generate a throughput three times higher (1.5 Gbit/sec) than Syracuse III by operating in two bands: X and Ka.
  • France will deploy its three satellites in orbit: the second satellite will be carried off in 2022.
  • Syracuse IV programme has been spent EUR3.6 billion (nearly USD4.2 billion).

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Important Days

International Internet Day 2021

Every year, ​International Internet Day is celebrated on 29th October in the world. the main purpose of this day is to celebrate the usage of the internet for the first time.

  • It also honors an important day in the history of telecommunications and technology.

Every year, ​International Internet Day is celebrated on 29th October in the world. the main purpose of this day is to celebrate the usage of the internet for the first time.

  • It also honors an important day in the history of telecommunications and technology.

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World Psoriasis Day 2021

World Psoriasis Day is celebrated on 29th October every year across the world. this day is organized by the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA), World Psoriasis Day is being observed in more than 50 countries.

  • the main purpose of this day is to promote awareness, empowerment, and action for improving the quality of life for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
  • The theme 2021 for World Psoriasis Day is ‘INFORMED. 
  • It highlights to encourage people to know more about Psoriasis so that they can understand the pain of the victims,

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