Daily Current Affairs 19 October 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 19 October 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 19 October 2019. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 19 October 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. India Innovation Index

  • NITI Aayog has released first ever ‘India Innovation Index’.
  • 1. Karnataka
  • 2. Tamil Nadu
  • 3. Maharashtra
  • 4. Telangana
  • 5. Haryana
  • Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh are the most efficient states in translating inputs into output.
  • Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog: Rajiv Kumar || CEO, NITI Aayog: Amitabh Kant.

2. YSR Rytu Bharosa–PM Kisan scheme

  • Andhra Pradesh Government has launched YSR Rytu Bharosa–PM Kisan scheme for farmers’ welfare in the state.
  • Capitals: Hyderabad, Amaravati || Statehood: 1 November 1956 || Governor: Biswabhusan Harichandan

3. J&K Bazar

  • Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has inaugurated J&K Bazar at J&K House in New Delhi.
  • Retail showroom of authentic Jammu Kashmir Handicrafts, Handlooms, Silk, Agro-based products and Restaurant serving Authentic Kashmiri Cuisine.

4. Kanyashree University

  • West Bengal Government will set up Kanyashree University for women empowerment.
  • West Bengal: Governor: Jagdeep Dhankhar || Capital: Kolkata || Chief minister: Mamata Banerjee

International News

1. Busan International Film Festival

  • The 24th edition of Busan International Film Festival for 2019 held in Busan, South Korea.
  • Bollywood Actress Bhumi Pednekar has received the Face of Asia award 2019 at Busan International Film Festival.
  • Director of ‘Roam Rome Mein’ Tannishtha Chatterjee has received Asian Star Award 2019.

2. Gramophone Awards 2019

  • Philharmonic Orchestra of Hong Kong has been named as Orchestra of the year at Gramophone Awards 2019.
  • The Gramophone Classical Music Awards, launched in 1977, are one of the most significant honours bestowed on recordings in the classical record industry.
  • They are often viewed as equivalent to or surpassing the American Grammy award, and referred to as the Oscars for classical music.

3. Exercise ‘ShinyuuMaitri 2019’

  • India, Japan joint Air Force Exercise ‘ShinyuuMaitri’ 2019 has started in West Bengal.
  • Japan: Capital: Tokyo || Currency: Japanese yen || Prime Minister: Shinzō Abe.

4. Alicia Alonso passes away

  • Cuban Ballet Dancer Alicia Alonso has passed away.
  • Alicia Alonso was a Cuban prima ballerina choreographer whose company became the Ballet Nacional de Cuba in 1955.
  • She is best known for her portrayals of Giselle and the ballet version of Carmen.

Business News

1. World Steel Association

  • World Steel Association has elected Sajjan Jindal as its Vice-Chairman.
  • Sajjan Jindal is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of JSW Steel.
  • New members of the association: Tata Steel CEO and MD TV Narendran || Arcelor Mittal Chief LN Mittal.
  • World Steel Association, often abbreviated as worldsteel, is the international trade body for the iron and steel industry. The association is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world, with members in every major steel-producing country.
  • Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium || Founded: 10 July 1967 || Location: Brussels || Type of business: Trade Association

2. The Wealthiest Cities Worldwide in 2019

  • New York City is the richest city in the world.
  • Mumbai is the 12th wealthiest city in the world.
  • Delhi is on 22nd position and second Indian city after Mumbai.
  • The list of ‘The Wealthiest Cities Worldwide in 2019’ is released by Wealth Intelligence.

3. The CS Gender 3000 in 2019: The changing face of companies

  • Credit Suisse Research Institute has released 3rd edition of ‘The CS Gender 3000 in 2019: The changing face of companies’ Report.
  • The list is topped by Singapore and Italy in terms of female CEO representation.
  • India is ranked 23rd in terms of female CEO representation.

Sports News

1. Viswanathan Anand’s New Book

  • Chess Player Viswanathan Anand has penned a book titled ‘Mind Master: Winning Lessons from a Champion’s Life’.
  • Viswanathan “Vishy” Anand is an Indian chess grandmaster and a former World Chess Champion. Anand became India’s first grandmaster in 1988. He held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002, thus becoming the first Asian to do so.

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