Daily Current Affairs 23 October 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 23 October 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 23 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 23 October 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Most Eminent Senior Citizen Award

  • Vice President Venkaiyah Naidu has presented the ‘Most Eminent Senior Citizen Award’ to K Parasaran.
  • K. Parasaran is an Indian lawyer. He was Advocate-General of Tamil Nadu during President’s rule in 1976 and then, Attorney General of India under Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. Parasaran was awarded the Padma Bhushan in the year 2003 and Padma Vibhushan in the year 2011.

2. Sudarshan Chakra Vahini War exercise

  • Sudarshan Chakra Vahini War exercise of Indian Army has started in Jaisalmer.
  • Jaisalmer is a former medieval trading center and a princely state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the “Golden City,” it’s distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture.

3. Crime in India Report 2017

  • National Crime Records Bureau has released ‘Crime in India Report 2017’.
  • 3.59 lakh cases of crime against women were reported in India.
  • Uttar Pradesh topped the list, followed by Maharashtra and West Bengal in cases of crime against women.

International News

1. Ambassador of India to the Republic of Nicaragua

  • Upender Singh Rawat has been elected as the next Ambassador of India to Republic of Nicaragua.
  • Nicaragua: Capital: Managua || Currency: Nicaraguan córdoba

2. Exercise IMNEX-2019

  • India-Myanmar Naval Exercise IMNEX-2019 has started in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Capital: Naypyitaw || Currency: Burmese kyat

3. People’s Icon Award 2019

  • Jennifer Aniston will receive People’s Icon Award 2019 at the 2019 People’s Choice Awards.
  • Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, film producer, and businesswoman.

4. Abu Dhabi Pearl

  • World’s oldest natural pearl ‘Abu Dhabi Pearl’ is discovered on Abu Dhabi Island.
  • It is found during excavations at Marawah Island, dated back to between 5800 and 5600 BC.

Business News

1. International Zero Waste Cities Conference

  • International Zero Waste Cities Conference was held in Penang, Malaysia.
  • Zero Waste challenges the “take-make-waste” mode, focusing on collective responsibility and waste prevention.
  • To date, more than 25 cities across the Asia Pacific region have established Zero Waste models, showcasing innovations in source separation, organics management, materials recovery, and plastic regulation.
  • Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala has been placed in a zero-waste cities list and received an award for its green city projects at International Zero Waste Cities Conference.

2. ‘Feed Our Future’ Campaign

  • United Nations World Food Programme has launched a cinema advertisement campaign ‘Feed Our Future’ in India.
  • Aim: To raise awareness and take steps against hunger and malnutrition in India.
  • United Nations World Food Programme: Executive Director: David Beasley || Formed: 19 December 1961 || Headquarters: Rome, Italy.

3. SBI Card Pay

  • SBI Card has launched contactless mobile phone payments facility ‘SBI Card Pay’.
  • ‘SBI Card Pay’ allows contactless payment using mobile phones at PoS terminals.
  • SBI Card: CEO: Hardayal Prasad || Founded: October 1998 || Headquarters: Gurugram, Haryana.

4. New CEO of UIDAI

  • IAS officer Pankaj Kumar has been appointed as the new CEO of the Unique Identification Authority of India.
  • UIDAI: Headquarters: New Delhi || Founder: Government of India || Founded: 28 January 2009, India

Sports News

1. Sultan of Johor Cup hockey Tournament 2019

  • Great Britain has defeated India in the finals in the 9th edition of the Sultan of Johor Cup 2019.
  • The 9th edition of Sultan of Johor Cup 2019 was held at Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
  • The Sultan of Johor Cup is an annual, international under–21 men’s field hockey tournament held in Malaysia. Since the first edition held in 2011, five teams have emerged victorious. Great Britain are the most successful team having won the tournament three times.

2. MCC Honorary Life Member

  • Former South Africa Cricketer Graeme Smith has been elected an Honorary Life Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club.
  • Marylebone Cricket Club is a cricket club founded in 1787 and based since 1814 at Lord’s Cricket Ground, which it owns, in St John’s Wood, London, England. The club was formerly the governing body of cricket in England and Wales and, as the sport’s legislator, held considerable global influence.
  • Ground: Lord’s Cricket Ground || CEO: Derek Brewer || Headquarters location: London, United Kingdom

3. India’s 65th Grandmaster

  • Raunak Sadhwani has becomes India’s 65th Grandmaster.
  • He defeated Russian Grandmaster Alexander Motylev.

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