Daily Current Affairs 4 October 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 4 October 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 4 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 4 October 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Saraswati Samman award 2018

  • Venkaiah Naidu conferred Telugu poet K Siva Reddy with 28th Saraswati Samman award 2018.
  • It was given for the creation of his famous poetry collection ‘Pakkaki Ottigilite’.
  • The Saraswati Samman is an annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any of the 22 languages of India listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India. It is named after an Indian goddess of knowledge and is considered to be among the highest literary awards in India.

2. India’s Largest ‘Charkha’ Made of Waste Plastic

  • Union Minister SmritiIrani has inaugurated a 1650-kg ‘Charkha’ Spinning Wheel made of plastic waste in Noida.
  • It measures 14 feet tall, width 8 feet, and 20 feet in length.

3. India Economic Summit

  • India Economic Summit is being organized by World Economic Forum during 3rd & 4th October 2019 in New Delhi.
  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina will be participating as Chief Guest at India Economic Summit.

4. Book ‘Didiaur Main’

  • Lata Mangeshkar’s sister Meena Mangeshkar Khadikar has released her Hindi book named ‘Didiaur Main’.
  • This Book is on Mangeshkar family.
  • Lata Mangeshkar is an Indian playback singer and music director. She is one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in India.

5. Book ‘The Tech Whisperer’

  • Book ‘The Tech Whisperer’ is authored by digital transformation expert Jaspreet Bindra.
  • The book describes and simplifies ’emerging technologies like AI, blockchain, Internet of things, virtual reality’ for Digital Transformation.

International News

1. Executive Director for India at IMF

  • Surjit S Bhalla has been appointed as Executive Director for India at IMF.
  • IMF is an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., consisting of 189 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world while periodically depending on World Bank for its resources.
  • Formed in 1944 at the Bretton Woods Conference primarily by the ideas of Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes,
  • Headquarters: Washington DC || Managing Director (MD): Kristalina Georgieva || Chief Economist: Gita Gopinath || Membership: 189 countries || Location: Headquartered in Washington, D.C.

2. Ambassador of India to Greece

  • Amrit Lugun has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Greece.
  • Greece: Capital: Athens || Currency: Euro

3. Next High Commissioner of India to Niue

  • Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Niue.
  • Niue is a small island nation in the South Pacific Ocean.
  • Niue: Capital: Alofi || Currency: Niue dollar, New Zealand dollar

4. Eric Pleskow passes away

  • American-Austrian film producer Eric Pleskow has passed away.
  • Eric Pleskow was an Austrian-born American film producer and executive. From 1973 through 1978, Pleskow was president of United Artists.
  • Following a protest from Transamerica Corporation, Pleskow co-founded and later ran Orion Pictures in 1978 through 1991.

Business News

1. Documentation Identification Number

  • Central Board of Direct Taxes has launched Documentation Identification Number
  • Now every CBDT communication will have to have a documentation identification number.
  • CBDT helps in the administration of direct taxes throughout the income tax department. It is a statutory board used to handle both direct and indirect taxes. It helps at times of heavy burden.
  • Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes: Pramod Chandra Mody.

2. New MD and CEO of Punjab National Bank

  • SS Mallikarjuna Rao has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Punjab National Bank replacing Sunil Mehta.
  • Headquarters of PNB: New Delhi || Founded: 19 May 1894 || Founder: Dyal Singh Majithia and LalaLajpat Rai.

3. New administrator for PMC Bank

  • The Reserve Bank of India has superseded the Board of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Limited.
  • It has appointed Jai Bhagwan Bhoria as PMC bank’s administrator with all powers of the board.

4. Bank of Baroda with Indian Army

  • Bank of Baroda has signed an MoU with Indian Army for customised services.
  • Managing Director & CEO of BOB: P S Jayakumar || Headquarters: Baroda, Gujarat.

5. Tata communications’ New MD and CEO

  • Tata Communications has named Amur Swaminathan Lakshminarayanan as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Tata Communications: Founded :1986 || Headquarters: Pune, Maharashtra

Sports News

1. Most valuable footballers by KPMG

  • A management consulting firm named KPMG has released the list of most valuable players in modern-day football.
  • 1. Kylian Mbappe with €225 million
  • 2. Neymar Jr. with €192.9 million
  • 3. Leo Messi with €186.6 million
  • 4. Eden Hazard with €162.8 million
  • 5. Mohamed Salah with €158 million
  • KPMG is a multinational professional services network, and one of the Big Four accounting organizations, along with Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Headquarters: Amstelveen, Netherlands

2. Highest scorer in women’s T20I

  • Alyssa Healy of Australia has created world record becoming highest scorer in women’s T20 International Cricket.
  • She scored 148 runs off 61 balls against Sri Lanka.

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