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Daily Current Affairs 21 October 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 21 October 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 21 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 21 October 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Livestock Census -2019

  • Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying has released the 20th Livestock Census-2019.
  • Livestock Population has increased to over 535 million with an increase of 4.6% over Livestock Census-2012.
  • The cow population is over 145 million with an increase of 18% over the previous census.
  • Out of 100%
  • Share of Cattle – 36%
  • Share of Goat – 27%
  • Share of Buffaloes – 20%
  • Share of Sheep – 14%
  • Share of Pigs – 2%

2. Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde

  • Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde has been recommended by current Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to succeed him.
  • The Chief Justice of India is the head of the judiciary of India and the Supreme Court of India. The CJI also heads their administrative functions.

3. Nuclear Energy Conclave 2019

  • Dr Jitendra Singh has inaugurated 11th Nuclear Energy Conclave for 2019 in New Delhi.
  • Theme: ‘Economics of Nuclear Power- Innovation towards Safer & Cost Effective Technologies’.

4. Baliyatra Fair

  • Baliyatra fair is scheduled to begin on November 12 at Cuttack, Odisha.
  • It will be jointly organized by the Cuttack District Administration, District Cultural Council, and the Cuttack Municipal Corporation.

International News

1. G7 Summit 2020

  • USA President Donald Trump will host 2020 G7 summit at Trump National Doral golf resort in Florida.
  • The G7 (or Group of Seven) is an organisation made up of the world’s seven largest so-called advanced economies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

2. South Asia Economic Focus, Making (De) Centralization Work

  • Bangladesh has become the 2nd-fastest growing economy in South Asia after Bhutan.
  • World Bank has released ‘South Asia Economic Focus, Making (De) Centralization Work’ Report.

3. Mark Hurd passes away

  • Mark Vincent Hurd was an American technology executive who served as co-CEO and as a member of the board of directors of Oracle Corporation.
  • He had previously served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and president of Hewlett-Packard, before resigning in 2010.

4. Joy Forum 2019

  • Joy Forum 2019 is centered around the evolving entertainment sector in the Kingdom and empowered by the GEA Sector Development Initiative, JOY ENTERTAINMENT FORUM 2019 will build and develop the Saudi entertainment industry in line with its Vision 2030.
  • Shah Rukh Khan was honoured at Joy Forum 2019, organised by Saudi Arabia’s film industry in Riyadh.
  • He was awarded for his contribution to the world’s film industry.

Business News

1. PS Jayakumar resign

  • Bank of Baroda’s CEO and MD PS Jayakumar will resign from his post.
  • Bank of Baroda is an Indian multinational, public sector banking and financial services company. It is owned by Government of India. It is the second largest public sector bank in India with a business mix of close to US$225 billion. Based on 2019 data, it is ranked 1145 on Forbes Global 2000 list.
  • Headquarters: Alkapuri, Vadodara

2. Head of TikTok India

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  • TikTok has appointed Nikhil Gandhi as the Head of TikTok India.
  • TikTok is an iOS and Android social media video app for creating and sharing short lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos. The app was launched in 2017 by ByteDance, for markets outside of China. ByteDance has previously launched Douyin for the China market in September 2016.

3. Asian Academy Creative Awards

  • ‘Gully Boy’ won the Best Feature Film from India award in the regional finals at Asian Academy Creative Awards.
  • ‘Gully Boy’ is declared as India’s official entry for Oscars 2020 in the Best International Feature Film category.

4. Financial Action Task Force

  • Sri Lanka has been removed from Financial Action Task Force list of countries at risk for money laundering.
  • The Financial Action Task Force, also known by its French name, Grouped’actionfinanci√®re, is an intergovernmental organization founded in 1989 on the initiative of the G7 to develop policies to combat money laundering. In 2001 its mandate expanded to include terrorism financing.
  • Headquarters: Paris, France || President: Xiangmin Liu || Founded: July 1989 || Abbreviation: FATF || Membership: 39 || Purpose: Combat money laundering and terrorism financing

Sports News


  • President: Sourav Ganguly
  • Secretary: Jay Shah
  • Treasurer: Arun Dhumal
  • CEO: Rahul Johri
  • Men’s coach: Ravi Shastri
  • Women’s coach: WV Raman

2. First IPL team to have a woman in the support staff

  • RCB has appointed Navnita Gautam as their Sports Massage Therapist thus becoming the first IPL team to have a woman in the support staff.
  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore are a franchise cricket team based in Bangalore, Karnataka, that plays in the Indian Premier League. One of the original eight teams in the IPL, the team has made three final appearances in the IPL, losing all.

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