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Daily Current Affairs 29th October 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 29th October 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 29th October 2023. 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 29th October 2023 Current affairs test.


National News

1. Projection of India’s Per Capita Income Growth

  • A research report from Standard Chartered Bank suggests that India’s per capita income could surge by about 70% by 2030, potentially reaching 4,000 dollars, compared to the current level of 2,450 dollars.
  • This growth is anticipated to elevate India to a middle-income economy with a GDP of 6 trillion dollars, where a significant share of it, around half, would stem from household consumption.
  • India’s per capita GDP has seen incremental growth, moving from 460 dollars in 2001 to 1,413 dollars in 2011 and further to 2,150 dollars in 2021.
  • The expansion of external trade is foreseen as a pivotal factor in driving substantial economic progress, with expectations of doubling external trade to 2.1 trillion dollars by 2030.

2. Inauguration of the 20th Annual Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, India Region by Om Birla

  • Om Birla, Speaker of Lok Sabha, has inaugurated the 20th annual conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, India Region.
  • The conference’s focal point is centered on deliberations about natural calamities and strategies for their management, particularly concerning the northeast region.
  • Emphasis was placed on regional cooperation and enhanced connectivity through the Act East policy, envisaging bolstered regional integration on economic and social fronts in the North East.

1. Indian chess aces Darpan Inani, Soundrya Pradhan, and Ashwin emerged as gold medalists in the men’s chess event at the 2023 Hangzhou Asian Para Games held in China.

  • Additional winners include:
    • Kishan Gangoli, Aryan Joshi, and Somendra secured a bronze medal for the men’s team in the B2 chess category.
    • In the women’s B1 chess category, the team of Himanshi Rathi, Sanskruti More, and Vruthi Jain earned a bronze medal.
    • The rowing duo Anita and Narayana Konganapalle clinched a silver medal at the same games.

State Affairs
2. Kerala has distinguished itself as the first Indian state to introduce hallmarking centers across its 14 districts.

  • The objective is to position Kerala as the epicenter of the gold trade and to bolster its reputation as a trustworthy gold market.
  • The state boasts approximately 12,000 gold merchants, most of whom are BIS certified.
  • These merchants provide hallmarking and unique identification numbers for gold items, even those weighing less than two grams.

3. The Union Minister for Rural Development, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, inaugurated the second installment of the SARAS Ajeevika Mela in Gurugram, which exhibits the finest handicrafts created by rural women from Self Help Groups.

  • The festival aims to transform at least two crore women into ‘Lakhpati didis’ under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission.
  • The fortnight-long event will feature over 800 women from SHGs nationwide presenting their handcrafted and handloom products.

4. The beloved “Friends” actor Matthew Perry passed away at 54 in his Los Angeles home.

  • His remarkable talent made him an integral figure at Warner Bros.
  • Perry’s comedic brilliance resonated globally, and his legacy will be cherished by many.
  • His unique comedic timing and sardonic humor brought laughter to millions across the globe.
  • Generations to come will continue to celebrate his work and influence.

Important Dates
5. The 29th of October 2023 marks the observance of World Stroke Day.

  • The day is a sobering reminder of the widespread impact of strokes on people and communities around the globe.
  • This year’s theme, “Together we are Greater Than Stroke,” underscores the collective efforts in stroke awareness and prevention.
  • The day emphasizes the importance of understanding strokes, promoting their prevention, and recognizing the critical nature of prompt medical care.
  • Strokes are significant global health issues, leading to substantial disability and mortalityrates.

6. The Indian Air Force has entered into a contract with an Indian firm to procure Automatic Weather Stations for 82 of its locations.

  • The goal is to enhance aerospace safety by providing up-to-the-minute weather data during flight operations and training.
  • The IAF is also focused on a modernization project for its Su-30MKI fleet, which includes the indigenous integration of state-of-the-art Virupaaksha radars and advanced weaponry systems.

7. Shooter Manu Bhaker secured India’s eleventh quota for the Paris Olympics at the Asian Championships in Changwon, Korea, with a fifth-place finish in the women’s 25-metre sports pistol event.

  • Arjun Babuta and Sarabjot Singh have also earned quotas for the Paris 2024 games in the men’s 10-metre air rifle and air pistol events, respectively.
  • Bhaker is the second Indian shooter to secure an Olympic quota in pistol events after 10-metre air pistol expert Sarabjot Singh.

8. At the 2023 Hangzhou Asian Para Games, India’s Neeraj Yadav claimed the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw-F55 event.

  • Other achievers:
    • Tek Chand Mahlawat took home a bronze in the men’s javelin throw-F55.
    • Dilip triumphed with a gold in the men’s 400m – T47 event.
    • In the women’s 1500m T-20 event, Pooja earned a bronze medal.

9. India’s para-athletes set a new national record at the Para Asian Games 2023, amassing an unprecedented medal haul of 111, including 29 gold, 31 silver, and 51 bronze medals.

  • This year, India dispatched its most extensive team ever, totaling 303 athletes (191 men and 112 women).
  • Women athletes were instrumental in this success, contributing 40 medals, which represents 36% of the total medals won.
  • The success is attributed to foundational programs like the Khelo India Scheme and elite support initiatives like the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.
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