Top Current Affairs of the day: 29 October 2019

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Last Updated: Oct 29, 2019 20:00 IST


Top Current Affairs of the day: 29 October 2019
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  • Woods equals the world record for most career titles on PGA Tour

    335 days ago
    Tiger Woods has equaled the world record for most career titles on PGA Tour. He set this feat by winning the Zozo Championship in Japan as his 82nd US PGA Tour victory. The previous world record for most career titles on PGA Tour was set by Sam Snead. Slammin’ Sam Snead set the record in 1965. Result of Zozo Championship 2019: 1) Tiger Woods 2) H. Matsuyama 3) S.J. Im 4) R. McIlroy 5) G. Woodland Zozo Championship 2019 is a professional golf tournament in Inzai, Japan. It was... Read More


    Philippines to buy India's BrahMos missile

    335 days ago
    The Philippines revealed its plan to buy India's BrahMos missile which can be launched from all four platforms, ship, a plane, submarine, or on land. The announcement was made by the Vice Commander of the Philippine Army Major General Reynaldo Aquino during his visit to India. The Philippine Army is to acquire BrahMos missile as its First Land-Based Missile System Battery (1LBMS). The country aims to strengthen its coastal defences. BrahMos missile is considered as one of the world's... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Nirmala Sitharaman released a special coin on Paramahansa Yoganandas 125th birth anniversary

    335 days ago
    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman released a special commemorative coin on Paramahansa Yogananda to mark his 125th Birth Anniversary on 29th October. He was recognized globally by the message of his that brought harmony. Paramahansa Yogananda: Paramahansa Yogananda was born in 1893. He is considered one of the preeminent spiritual figures of modern times. He died in 1952.
    Paramahansa has profoundly impacted the lives of millions with his comprehensive teachings on: ♦ the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Japanese academic Sadako Ogata passed away

    335 days ago
    Japanese academic and diplomat Sadako Ogata died at the age of 92. She was the first female to be appointed UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
    Sadako Ogata: Ogata was born in Tokyo in 1927. She is the daughter of a Japanese diplomat father. She became the first woman, the first Japanese person, and the first academic to be installed as the (UNHCR) in 1991. Ogata worked on some of the largest crises of the decade during her time in service from 1991 to 2000. She was faced with... Read More
    Category: Obituary


    Delhi to extend free ride scheme to senior citizens and all students

    335 days ago
    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the free-ride scheme for women on Delhi public buses might be extended to senior citizens and all students.
    Free-ride scheme: ♦ The scheme aims to help in women empowerment by bridging the gender gap that exists in society. This will help the girls and women who had to drop out of schools and colleges because of high transportation costs. They can now take buses to good schools and colleges which are away from their... Read More


    Centre forms panel to suggest measures to mitigate financial stress

    335 days ago
    The Central government has formed a panel to suggest measures to mitigate financial stress in the sector. The move comes after the Supreme Court ordered telecom companies to pay Rs.1.42 trillion in past statutory dues. Roles of COS: ♦ The Committee of Secretaries (COS) under the Cabinet Secretary will suggest ways to tackle the financial stress in the telecom sector. ♦ The terms of reference of the committee are not explicitly mentioned in the Supreme Court ruling of 24 October... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Odisha launched Meal in exchange for plastic waste initiative

    335 days ago
    Odisha's Kotpad Notified Area Council (NAC) launched a unique initiative to deal with plastic waste. Under the initiative, it is giving away a free meal for one kilogram of plastic waste. Aahar centres are accepting polythene bags, plastic bottles, single-use plastic materials in exchange for a Rs.5 meal. The initiative aims to sensitize people and create awareness among the people about plastic waste. NAC's other initiatives: NAC has launched the initiative on the lines of the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    President Kovind presented NCSR Awards

    335 days ago
    President Ram Nath Kovind presented the first National Corporate Social Responsibility Awards (NCSRA) on 29 October 2019. The award instituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The NCSRA aims to recognize the companies for their outstanding contribution in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). They have focused on sustainable projects creating a long-term impact. Initiatives of CSR: The CSR provisions under the Companies Act, 2013 came into force from 1 April 2014. Under... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    International Animation Day was observed on 28 October

    335 days ago
    The International Animation Day (IAD) was observed on 28 October. The day marks the main global event to celebrate the art of animation. The day recognizes and celebrates the artists, the scientists, and the technicians behind animated art, including animated movies. History: International Animation Day was proclaimed in 2002 by the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA).
    This day commemorates the first public performance of Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique in... Read More
    Category: Important Days


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    IIM Calcutta ranked 17th in the Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings

    335 days ago
    Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM (C)) secured the 17th rank globally in the Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings 2019. The institute secured the ranking for its 2-Year Masters in Business Administration. IIM Calcutta topped among the 5 Indian B-Schools. IIM (C) has advanced by six ranks in 2019, and the institute bagged the 1st place among the five Indian B-Schools listed in the rankings. The ranking recognizes the quality of education provided by the institute and the... Read More


    Sophie Wilmes took office as the first female PM of Belgium

    335 days ago
    Former Belgian Budget Minister Sophie Wilmes has taken office as the first female Prime Minister in the country's 189-year history. She was named as the head of the country's next caretaker government. She was sworn in by King Philippe. She succeeded in the liberal leader Charles Michel. She will become the president of the European Council on 1 December. Her role has been described as a poisoned chalice, as linguistically divided parties struggle to form a government. Sophie... Read More
    Category: International


    Ladakh Literature Festival began on 29 October in Leh

    335 days ago
    Ladakh Literature Festival began on 29 October in Leh for the first time ever. The three-day fest will conclude on 31 October 2019. It will culminate on the day when Ladakh would formally become a Union Territory (UT) on 31 October. The festival will mark the official separation of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Organized by: Ladakh Literature Festival is organized by the Divisional Administration in association with the J&K Tourism Department, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development... Read More
    Category: Festivals


    Singh Kuntal sets record in the Ironman Malaysia event

    335 days ago
    Indian Army’s officer Lt. Col. Swaroop Singh Kuntal became the fastest Indian to complete Ironman Malaysia in a record timing of 12 hours and 14 minutes. Athletes from across the world participated in the event. Ironman event consists of sea swimming followed by cycling and running. The triathlon is required to be done in a cut- off time of 17 hours.   During cycling, the maximum temperature reached 380C, and while running, it reached 350C. Lt. Col. Swaroop Singh Kuntal: Kuntal... Read More
    Category: Sports


    Bangladesh holds the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema

    335 days ago
    Bangladesh is to hold the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of the Muslim community after Hajj. Bishwa Ijtema will be held from 10-12 January 2020 in Dhaka. The second phase of the Ijtema will be held from 17 to 19 January 2020.
    The decision was taken in the preparatory meeting held under the chairmanship of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal in Dhaka. The announcement was made by the State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah.
    Bishwa... Read More
    Category: International


    Centre amended the Conduct of Election Rules

    335 days ago
    Centre has amended the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961 that allows the Octagenarians (senior citizens above 80 years of age), absentee voters engaged in essential services, and persons with disabilities (PWD) in the absentee voter list to cast their votes through postal ballot. Now, there is no need for them to go to the polling stations to vote. However, such voters will be given both the choices available either to vote through postal ballot by following due procedure or by going to the... Read More


    Rajnath Singh to represent India at SCO heads of state meeting

    335 days ago
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will represent India at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) heads of state meeting, which is to be held in Uzbekistan on 2 November. Mr. Singh is to embark on a three-day visit to Uzbekistan from 1-3 November.
    He will also hold a meeting with Uzbekistan's defence minister. Both Ministers will discuss military cooperation. It is expected that they will conclude discussions on two pacts on military education and cooperation and military... Read More
    Category: International


    Exercise Shakti to be held from 31 October to 13 November

    335 days ago
    Exercise Shakti-2019, a bilateral exercise between the Indian Army and French Army, is to be held at the Foreign Training Node at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan from 31 October to 13 November.
    Aim: The Exercise Shakti aimed at counter-terrorism operations in the backdrop of semi-desert terrain under the United Nations mandate.   Events: ♦ The exercise focuses on a high degree of physical fitness, sharing of the drill at the tactical level and learning of best... Read More
    Category: Defence


    The 29th BASIC Ministers Meeting was held in Beijing

    335 days ago
    The 29th BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, and China) Ministers' Meeting on Climate Change was held in Beijing, China, on 25th-26th October 2019. The meeting was chaired by H.E. Mr. LI Ganjie, Minister of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China. Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and I&B Mr. Prakash Javadekar represented India in the Ministers' meeting. Highlights: ♦ The BASIC countries called for comprehensive... Read More


    World Bank to fund USD 6 bn annual lending support to India

    335 days ago
    World Bank, the multi-lateral funding agency, has announced that it is to continue providing a $6 billion annual lending target for India to support infrastructure development and alleviate poverty. The announcement was made by President of World Bank David Malpass during his visit in the backdrop of the recently released World Bank report on Ease of Doing Business 2020. As of now, around 97 projects are being currently executed in India with loan assistance from the World Bank. For the 97... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy


    Manohar Lal Khattar sworn in as the CM of Haryana

    335 days ago
    Manohar Lal Khattar was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Haryana for a second term on 27 October. He will lead the BJP-JJP (Jannayak Janata Party) coalition government in the state. Also, JJP leader Dushyant Chautala took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana. The oath office was administered by Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya at the Raj Bhawan.
    A total of 57 MLAs joined together to form the government.  Of the 57 MLAs, 40 of them are from BJP, 10 of them are from... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    World Day for Audiovisual Heritage was observed on 27 October

    335 days ago
    World Day for Audiovisual Heritage was observed on 27 October. The day enables us to pass down common heritage across generations. The audiovisual documents contain the primary records of the history of the moving pictures and radio sounds capturing of 20th and 21st centuries. Theme: The theme for the year 2019 is to Engage the Past Through Sound and Images. It aims to recognize the expertise of the people working to safeguard collections of the past for generations to come, which without... Read More
    Category: Important Days


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