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Daily Current Affairs 28 October 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 28 October 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 28 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 28 October 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Book ‘The True Meaning of Yoga’

  • Book ‘The True Meaning of Yoga’ is authored by Atman in Ravi.
  • Atman in Ravi is a spiritual philosopher, mentor and author.

2. Global Bio-India 2019

  • New Delhi will host first edition of Global Bio-India 2019 Summit from 21st–23rd November.
  • The Global Bio-India 2019 summit is one of the largest biotechnology stakeholders’ conglomerates

3. Odisha Government with World Bank

  • World Bank has inked $165 million Loan Agreement with Odisha Government and Government of India to support smallholder farmers.
  • The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans and grants to the governments of poorer countries for the purpose of pursuing capital projects. It comprises two institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the International Development Association.
  • Headquarters: Washington DC || President: David Malpass

International News

1. High Commissioner of India to Grenada

  • Arun Kumar Sahu has been accredited as the next High Commissioner of India to Grenada.
  • Grenada: Capital- St. George’s || Currency- East Carribean dollar.
  • Grenada is a Caribbean country comprising a main island, also called Grenada, and smaller surrounding islands.

2. India and USA sign SoI

  • India and USA have signed Statement of Intent to develop a range of warfighting technologies and systems.
  • The Statement of Intent was signed at 9th edition of India US Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) 2019 held in New Delhi.

3. Blind Beetle

  • British Natural History Museum named Blind Beetle after climate activist Greta Thunberg.
  • Greta Thunberg is a Swedish teenage environmental activist on climate change whose campaigning has gained international recognition.
  • She is known for her blunt, straightforward speaking manner, both in public and to political leaders and assemblies, in which she urges immediate action to address what she describes as the climate crisis.

4. New President of Republic of Botswana

  • Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi has been elected as President of the Republic of Botswana.
  • Botswana: Capital: Gaborone || Currency: Botswana pula

5. World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

  • The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage takes place every 27 October.
  • This commemorative day was chosen by UNESCO in 2005 to raise awareness of the significance and preservation risks of recorded sound and audiovisual documents.

Business News

1. India’s GDP Growth Forecast by Fitch ratings

  • For Fiscal Year FY20 it is 5.5% from its previous estimate of 6.6%.
  • The GDP is expected to increase to 6.2% Fiscal Year FY21.
  • Fitch Ratings Inc. is an American credit rating agency and is one of the “Big Three credit rating agencies”, the other two being Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s.
  • It is one of the three nationally recognized statistical rating organizations designated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 1975.
  • Fitch Ratings: Founded– 1914 || Founder– John Knowles Fitch

2. New Chairman of Airports Authority of India

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  • Arvind Singh has been appointed as the chairman of Airports Authority of India.
  • The Airports Authority of India or AAI is a statutory body working under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India is responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in India.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi || Founded: 1 April 1995 || Jurisdiction: India || Parent organization: Directorate General of Civil Aviation

3. New chief of National Highways Authority of India

  • Sukhbir Singh Sandhu has been appointed as the chief of the National Highways Authority of India.
  • The National Highways Authority of India is an autonomous agency of the Government of India, set up in 1988 and is responsible for management of a network of over 50,000 km of National Highways out of 1,15,000 km in India. It is a nodal agency of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  • Founded: 1988 || Sector: Indian National Highway System || Purpose: Development and maintenance of national highways || Jurisdiction: India || Headquarters: New Delhi

4. Indian Overseas Bank with Universal Sompo General Insurance Company

  • Indian Overseas Bank and Universal Sompo General Insurance have launched co-branded health care plus insurance for users.
  • Universal Sompo General Insurance Company Limited, Headquartered in Mumbai, is India’s first Public – Private Partnership in General Insurance Industry.
  • It is a private public joint venture in general insurance where two nationalized banks, namely Allahabad Bank and Indian Overseas Bank, one private sector bank namely Karnataka Bank Ltd, one FMCG namely Dabur Investment Corp and a leading general insurer from Japan namely Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance.

Sports News

1. Li Xuerui retires

  • Former olympic champion Li xuerui has retired from Badminton.
  • Li Xuerui is a retired Chinese professional badminton player, she is one of the most successful players of her time.
  • She was a gold medallist at 2012 London Olympic in the women’s singles event and was the silver medalists in the 2013 and 2014 World Championships.

2. Emblem of 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games

  • Paris has unveiled its new emblem of 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • Paralympics are a periodic series of international multi-sport events involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment.
  • Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions

3. Club World Cup 2021

  • FIFA granted China to host the inaugural edition of expanded 24-team Club World Cup in 2021.
  • The 24 format tournament will be held once every four years.
  • The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is a non-profit organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and efootball. It is the highest governing body of football.
  • FIFA: Founded– 21 May 1904 || President– Gianni Infantino || Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland

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