📖 Exam Related Current Affairs with Static Gk : 13 October 2021 #English
1) Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy launched the first Prime Minister’s Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (PM-WANI) project at Uyyalawada village in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. ▪️Andhra Pradesh :- ➨CM - Jaganmohan Reddy ➨Governor - Biswabhusan Harichandan ➨ Venkateswara Temple ➨Sri Bhramramma Mallikarjuna Temple
2) Former Secretary (HRD), Information and Broadcasting (I&B)- Amit Khare, an IAS officer of the 1985 batch Jharkhand cadre was appointed as the advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ➠Under Amit Khare, the National Education Policy, 2020 was approved by the Union Cabinet on July 29, 2020.
3) Jammu and Kashmir government launched its first "tourist village" project in the mountainous belt of Panchari in Udhampur district for development of tourism. ▪️Jammu and Kashmir :- ➨L. Governor of J&K - Manoj Sinha ➨Rajparian Wildlife Sanctuary ➨Hirapora Wildlife Sanctuary ➨Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary ➨Dachigam National Park ➨Salim Ali National Park
4) National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd.(NMDC), Country’s largest iron ore producer has bagged Gold Award in Environmental Sustainability category and Kumaraswamy Iron Ore Mine bagged Platinum Award in Environment Management category.
4) The Delhi government launched its ‘Anganwadi on Wheels’ initiative aimed at fulfilling the nutritional and health needs of children. ➠ The initiative will reach those children who were not able to reach anganwadis due to any reason and will provide them nutritious food as well as fulfil their educational and health-related needs.
6) American financial services provider Morgan Stanley has appointed Anahita Tiwari as the Head of its Global Centres in India. She will be taking over the new role from John McGory who will take over the same role for Baltimore operations of the company.
7) International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is observed on 13th October each year to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their exposure to disaster. ➠ The 2021 edition focuses on “International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses.”
8) Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu presented Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence to Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Dr Randeep Guleria.
9) Good Samaritans India, a shelter home for homeless senior citizens who have been abandoned by their own families has received the Best NGO in Telangana Award 2021. Good Samaritans India closely working Elder Line that is National helpline (14567) for senior citizens of Telangana State. ▪️Telangana :- ➨CM - Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao ➨Amrabad Tiger Reserve ➨Kawal Tiger Reserve
10) Adani Group took over the responsibilities of the Jaipur International Airport from the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The airport has been leased out to the group by the government of India for a period of 50 years.
11) Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) flagship ‘desh ka mentor’ programme aimed at providing career guidance to students by citizens who excel in their fields.
12) Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi announced the ‘Mera Ghar Mere Naam’ (my house in my name) scheme to give proprietary rights to people living in ‘lal dora’ of villages and towns for generations. ▪️Punjab :- 👉CM :- Charanjit Singh Channi 👉GOVERNOR :- Banwarilal Puroh Ropar Wetland Harike Wetland Nangal Wildlife Sanctuary Keshopur-Miani Community Reserve
13) NITI Aayog and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India launched a handbook to promote sustainable management of plastic waste in the country. ➠The report, titled 'NITI Aayog-UNDP Handbook on Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management', was released by NITI Aayog Vice Chairperson Dr Rajiv Kumar, CEO Amitabh Kant.