Monthly Archives: October 2019

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Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani clinch gold in Olympic Test event for Boxing

Indian boxer Shiva Thapa and Pooja Rani clinched gold medals in Olympic Test Event for Boxing in Tokyo, Japan. While Ashish settled for a silver, ending India’s brilliant campaign at the Olympic Test Event. Four-time Asian medallist Thapa outpunched Kazakhstan’s national champion and Asian bronze-winner Sanatali Toltayev 5-0 to claim the top honours in the […]

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Saad Hariri resigns as Prime Minister of Lebanon

Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri has resigned from the portfolio amid anti-government protests. He resigned bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after baton-wielding Hezbollah supporters rampaged through the main protest camp in Beirut. The protests has paralyzed the country for nearly two weeks. Lebanon is facing a deep-running fiscal […]

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Former Karnataka Lokayukta N. Venkatachala passes away

N. Venkatachala, former judge of the Supreme Court and former Lokayukta of Karnataka passed away. Venkatachala was known for bringing to light the existence of Karnataka’s autonomous anti-corruption wing as the Lokayukta by conducting raids on public servants and disclosing their names and particulars of seized assets. He also functioned as the head of Unlawful […]

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Actor and comedian John Witherspoon passes away

Actor and comedian John Witherspoon passed away recently. He was best known best known for the hit Friday franchise and The Wayan Brothers. He made his feature debut in the film The Jazz Singer (1980) and entered showbiz through stand-up comedy and started acting in the late 1970s with guest-starring TV roles. Source: The Hindu […]

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India celebrates “National Unity Day” on 31st October

India is celebrating the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel as National Unity Day. The birth anniversary of Sardar Patel i.e. 31st October is observed as the National Unity Day every year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Sardar Patel at the ‘Statue of Unity’ in Kevadiya, Gujarat and also witnessed the […]

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TN becomes first State to enact law on contract farming

President of India Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Tamil Nadu Agricultural Produce and Livestock Contract Farming and Services (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2019. Now Tamil Nadu has become the first state in the country to enact a law on contract farming. The aims of this Act is to set a policy framework and institutional […]

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First female UN refugee chief Sadako Ogata passes away

First female UN refugee chief Sadako Ogata passed away. She served as the Chief of the UN refugees from 1991-2000. She had also served as the head of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) from 2003- 2012 and also as the chairman of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) from 1978-1979. Source: The BBC Find […]

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IIIT Hyderabad create first ever Indian Brain Atlas

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIIT-H), Telangana have created the first-ever ‘Indian brain atlas’(IBA). The Indian brain atlas was constructed in collaboration with the Department of Imaging Sciences and Interventional Radiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The study has revealed that the Indian brain, on […]

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Pak releases coin to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak

The government of Pakistan released a new coin to commemorate the 550th anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak. The coin worth Pakistan Rupees 50 will be available at the Kartarpur Sahib along with a postal stamp worth Pakistan Rupees 8 to the travelling pilgrims. Static/Current Takeaways Important For RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019: Prime Minister of Pakistan: Imran […]

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Rafael Grossi elected as the new IAEA head

Rafael Mariano Grossi of Argentina has been elected as the new Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency. He succeeds Yukiya Amano of Japan, who passed away in July. He will be the 6th head of IAEA since it was founded more than six decades ago in 1957. Static/Current Takeaways Important For RBI Grade ‘B’ […]