Daily Current Affairs 31 October 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 31 October 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 31 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 31 October 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Odisha Mo Parivar

  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has launched a social service initiative ‘Odisha Mo Parivar’ (Odisha, my family).
  • It is aimed at encouraging environment protection, blood donation and the welfare of Odias in distress.

2. First kerosene-free district of Gujarat

  • Gandhinagar district has become the first Kerosene-free district of Gujarat.
  • Gandhinagar is a planned city in the western Indian state of Gujarat.
  • Capital: Gandhinagar || Governor: Acharya Devvrat || Chief minister: Vijay Rupani

3. SMARTPORT Platform

  • Andhra Pradesh has launched SMARTPORT Platform to ease of doing business.
  • SMARTPORT is an online platform launched to trade and export promotion in all ports in the state.

International News

1. New President of Argentina

  • Argentina has elected Alberto Fernandez its new President.
  • Currency: Argentine peso || Capital: Buenos Aires

2. New President of Mozambique

  • Filipe Nyusi has been elected as the new President of Mozambique.
  • Capital: Maputo || Currency: Mozambican metical

3. First Woman Prime Minister of Belgium

  • Philippe of Belgium has appointed Sophie Wilmes as the interim Prime Minister of Belgium.
  • Philippe or Filip is King of the Belgians, having ascended the throne on 21 July 2013, following his father’s abdication. He is the eldest child of King Albert II, whom he succeeded upon Albert’s abdication for health reasons, and Queen Paola.
  • Capital: Brussels || Currency: Euro

Business News

1. Bio Bricks

  • IIT Hyderabad and KIIT Bhubaneswar will develop ‘Bio Bricks’ from Agricultural Waste.
  • Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, is a private deemed university located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
  • The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad is a public engineering and research institution located in Sangareddy district, Telangana, India. IITH is known for its academic strength, research, publications and proximity to IT and industrial hubs.

2. Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards

  • Pramod Kumar Tiwari has been appointed as Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards.
  • The Bureau of Indian Standards is the national Standards Body of India working under the aegis of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India. It is established by the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986 which came into effect on 23 December 1986.
  • Headquarters location: New Delhi || Founder: Parliament of India || Founded: 23 December 1986 || Jurisdiction: India || Parent agency: Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

3. RuPay Card In Saudi Arabia

  • PM Narendra Modi has reached Saudi Arabia on an official visit.
  • PM Modi has launched RuPay Card in Saudi Arabia.
  • King: Salman of Saudi Arabia || Capital: Riyadh || Currency: Saudi riyal

4. Best-Performing CEOs in the World, 2019′ list

  • Best-Performing CEOs in the World, 2019′ list is compiled by Harvard Business Review.
  • NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen Huang has topped the Best-Performing CEOs in the World, 2019′ list.
  • Among the top 10 CEO on the list, There are three Indian-origin CEOs.
  • Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen at 6th.
  • MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga at 7th.
  • Microsoft chief Satya Nadella at 9th.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook is ranked 62nd in the list.

Sports News

1. Mexico Grand Prix 2019

  • Winner: Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton
  • Runner-up: Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel

2. 2019 French Open (Badminton)

  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy – Chirag Shetty have bagged Silver Medal in men’s doubles event at 2019 French Open (Badminton).
  • Winners List
  • Men’s Singles: China’s Chen Long
  • Women’s Singles: South Korea’s An Se-young
  • Men’s Doubles: Indonesia’s Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
  • Women’s Doubles: South Korea’s Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan
  • Mixed Doubles: Indonesia’s Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti

3. Zozo Championship 2019

  • Golfer Tiger Woods has clinched historic 82nd title with Zozo Championship 2019.
  • Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer. He is tied for first all-time in PGA Tour wins and ranks second all-time in men’s major championships and also holds numerous golf records.

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