Daily Current Affairs 27 October 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 27 October 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 27 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 27 October 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. TechSagar

  • TechSagar is the national repository of India’s cyber tech capabilities.
  • TechSagar Repository is launched by National Cyber Security Coordinator’s office in partnership with Data Security Council (DSCI) of India.

2. No government jobs for those with more than two children

  • In Assam, No Government Jobs will be given to persons having more than two children after January 1, 2021.
  • Assam: Capital: Dispur || Chief minister: Sarbananda Sonowal || Governor: Jagdish Mukhi

3. Book ‘Dark Fear, Eerie Cities: New Hindi Cinema in Neoliberal India’

  • Book ‘Dark Fear, Eerie Cities: New Hindi Cinema in Neoliberal India’ is authored by Sarunas Paunksnis.
  • Sarunas Paunksnis is a professor at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania.
  • This book portrays the emergence of Hindi cinema in the early 21st century.

4. AYUSH with Defence ministry

  • Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurvedic, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) and Defence Ministry have signed MoU for traditional medicine services in New Delhi.
  • Ayurveda Units will be established for Indian Military.

International News

1. Canada’s Prime Minister

  • Justin Trudeau has won a second term as the prime minister of Canada after the federal election.
  • Capital: Ottawa || Currency: Canadian dollar

2. World Intellectual Property Indicators 2019 Report

  • India has been ranked 7th in the ranking of the total Intellectual Property filing activity by origin and its patent filings rose to 7.5% to 3473 in 2018.
  • China ranked 1st in the chart IP filings 2018 accounts.
  • The World Intellectual Property Organization is one of the 15 specialized agencies of the United Nations. WIPO was created in 1967 “to encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world”.
  • WIPO: Formation: 14 July 1967 || Headquarters :Geneva, Switzerland || Director-General :Francis Gurry

3. Global Health Security Index 2019

  • Global Health Security Index 2019 is compiled under a project of Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and by Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security (CHS), with research by Economist Intelligence Unit.
  • India is ranked 57th out of 195 countries with a score of 46.5 out of 100.
  • Global Health Security Index 2019 is a comprehensive assessment of epidemic and pandemic threats globally.
  • Top Three
  • 1. USA
  • 2. UK
  • 3. Netherlands
  • It measures the capacity to prevent, detect and respond to health emergencies, as well as the efficacy of their health systems, commitment to global norms.

4. ‘Better Dairy’ Campaign

  • World Animal Protection has launched ‘Better Dairy’ Campaign in New Delhi.
  • World Animal Protection is an international non-profit animal welfare organization that has been in operation for over 30 years. The charity describes its vision as: A world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended.
  • Location: London || Founded: 1981 || Origins: WFPA and ISPA || Headquarters location: London, United Kingdom || Type of business: Non-governmental organization || Area served: World

5. World polio day

  • World Polio Day is observed across the world on 24 October.
  • Theme: ‘Stories of Progress: Past and present’.
  • Polio, short for poliomyelitis, or infantile paralysis, is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus.

Business News

1. No charges on Digital Payments made to large business

  • Acc. to Finance Ministry, Merchant Discount Rate on Digital Payments will not be levied to large business establishments with an annual turnover of more than Rs 50 crore from 1 Nov.
  • The merchant discount rate is the rate charged to a merchant for payment processing services on debit and credit card transactions. The merchant must set up this service and agree to the rate prior to accepting debit and credit cards as payment.

2. Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index 2019

  • The 11th edition of Mercer Global Pension Index 2019 was released by HR Consulting firm Mercer.
  • India is ranked 32nd on the list of 37 countries.
  • This index measures the pension and retirement benefits given to citizens of different income groups.
  • Top Three:
  • 1. Netherlands
  • 2. Denmark
  • 3. Australia
  • Thailand is ranked last in the rankings(37th Spot).
  • Mercer is the world’s largest human resources consulting firm. It is also the world’s largest institutional investment advisor with over 10 trninas assets under advice and more than 10 trninas assets under advice and more than 200 bn in open architecture assets under delegated management.
  • Mercer: Founded- 1945 || Headquarters- New York City || CEO- Martine Ferland

3. UNICEF and Ministry of Women and Child Development with Ayushmann Khurrana

  • UNICEF and Ministry of Women and Child Development have appointed Actor Ayushmann Khurrana to raise awareness and speak up against sexual abuse of children.
  • UNICEF: Headquarters: New York || Executive Director: Henrietta Holsman Fore
  • Ministry of Women and Child Development: Headquarters: New Delhi || Minister In-charge: Smriti ZubinIrani

4. ‘Maharatna’ status to HPCL and PGCIL

  • Government of India has granted ‘Maharatna’ status to Hindustan Petroleum and Power Grid Corp.
  • PSUs are categorised in three forms, Maharatna, Navaratna, Miniratna.
  • The CPSEs fulfilling the following criteria are eligible to be considered for grant of Maharatna status. (ii) Listed on Indian stock exchange with minimum prescribed public shareholding under SEBI regulations. (iii) Average annual turnover of more than Rs. 25,000 crore, during the last 3 years.

Sports News

1. Egypt International 2019

  • Kuhoo Garg and Dhruv Rawat have won badminton mixed doubles title at Egypt International 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.
  • Egypt: Capital: Cairo || Currency: Egyptian pound

2. Wisden India Almanack Cricketer of the Year 2019 award

  • Wisden India Almanack Cricketer of the Year 2019 award (Male): Jasprit Bumrah
  • Wisden India Almanack Cricketer of the Year 2019 award (Female): Smriti Mandhana
  • Former Indian cricketers Gundappa Viswanath and Lala Amarnath were inducted into the Wisden India Hall of Fame.

3. Book ‘Cricket Country: The Untold History of the First All India Team’

  • Book ‘Cricket Country: The Untold History of the First All India Team’ is authored by Prashant Kidamb.
  • This book is adjudged the Wisden India Book of the Year 2019.

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