Daily Current Affairs 7 October 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 7 October 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 7 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 7 October 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Green Crackers

  • ‘Green Crackers’ by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will be available this year.
  • Particulate Matter (PM) emission in green crackers is 30% lesser than ordinary crackers.

2. India’s first e-waste clinic

  • The first e-waste clinic of India will be set up in Bhopal
  • It will be jointly set up by Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

3. India’s 1st plant to produce diesel from plastic waste

  • India’s 1st plant to produce diesel from plastic waste is installed at Mathura.
  • Uttar Pradesh: Capital: Lucknow || Chief minister: Yogi Adityanath || Governor: Anandiben Patel

4. International Film Festival of India

  • The 50th Golden Jubilee edition of International Film Festival of India 2019 will be held in Goa in November.
  • Russia is the partner country in the 50th Golden Jubilee edition of International Film Festival of India 2019.

International News

1. International Children’s Peace Prize for 2019

  • International Children’s Peace Prize for 2019 will be presented by Kids Rights Foundation.
  • Sweden’s climate activist Greta Thunberg and Cameroon’s peace campaigner Divina Maloum will be presented with 15th International Children’s Peace Prize on International Children’s Day November 15.
  • The Kids Rights Foundation is an international children’s aid and advocacy organisation based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The foundation was founded in 2003, by Marc Dullaert and IngeIkink.

2. Nobel Prize for Medicine / Physiology 2019

  • 1. William G. Kaelin Jr
  • 2. Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe
  • 3. Gregg L. Semenza
  • for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.

3. World Teacher’s Day

  • World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is an international day held annually on October 5.
  • Theme: ‘Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession’.

4. World Habitat Day

  • The United Nations designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter.
  • The Day is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.
  • Theme: Frontier Technologies as an innovative tool to transform waste to wealth

Business News

1. Indian e-commerce companies with Credit Card Partnership

  • 1. Flipkart: Axis Bank
  • 2. Amazon: ICICI Bank
  • 3. Snapdeal: HDFC Bank
  • 4. PayTm: Citi Bank

2. ICICI with CSC e-Governance services India

  • ICICI Bank has tied up with Common Service Centre e-Governance Services India Limited to expand its reach to villages and remote towns.
  • CSC e- Governance Service India Limited is a Special Purpose Vehicle (CSC SPV) incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology ( MeitY), Government of India, to monitor the implementation of Common Services Centers Scheme (CSCs).
  • ICICI Bank: Founded :5 January 1994 || Headquarters :Mumbai, Maharashtra || MD & CEO :Sandeep Bakhshi || Tagline: Hum Hai na,Khayalapka

3. ‘PragatiRath’ of HDFC Bank

  • Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has flagged off ‘PragatiRath’ of HDFC bank to make people aware of financial and digital literacy.
  • HDFC: Founded: August 1994 || Headquarters :Mumbai, Maharashtra || Managing Director: Aditya Puri || Tagline: We Understand Your World
  • Himachal Pradesh: Capital: Shimla || Governor: Bandaru Dattatreya

Sports News

1. Asian Age Group Championships for 2019

  • The 10th Asian Age Group Championships 2019 was held in Bengaluru by the Swimming Federation of India (SFI) through the Asia Amateur Swimming Federation.
  • India finished with a total medal tally of 64 medals (20 gold, 24 silver and 20 bronze).

2. Asian Body Building and Physique Sports Championship

  • The 53rd Asian Body Building and Physique Sports Championship was held at Batam, Indonesia.
  • Maj Abdul Quadir Khan of ‘Indian Army Corps of Signals’ has won Silver medal at Asian Body Building and Physique Sports Championship
  • Indian Army Corps of Signals is a corps and an arm of the Indian Army, which handles its military communications. It was formed on 15 February 1911 as a separate entity under Lieutenant Colonel S H Powell, and went on to make important contributions to World War I and World War II.

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