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October 12, 2019

11th & 12th October 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are the important Current Affairs of 11th & 12th October 2019. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 11th & 12th October 2019

International Current Affairs
  • 11th October 2019 was observed as International Day of the Girl Child.
    • This is an international observance day declared by the United Nations.
    • On December 2011 the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution to declare 11th October as the International Day of the Girl Child to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
    • First International Day of the Girl Child was observed on 11th October 2012.
    • Theme of International Day of the Girl Child 2019  : Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable'.’. 
  • Today (11th October) is World Obesity Day.
    • This day is observed globally with the view of promoting practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis.
    • Note : Child and teenage obesity levels have risen ten-fold in the last four decades, meaning 124 million boys and girls around the globe are too fat.
  • Second Friday of October (11th October) is World Egg Day.
    • This day is celebrated around the world to help raise awarness of the benefits of eggs and their importance in human nutrition.
    • Theme of World Egg Day 2019 : “Eat Your Egg Today And Every Day
    • The global campaign will focus on the crucial role that eggs play during each stage of our lives – before birth to age 100+.
    • Chairman of International Egg Commission : Suresh Chitturi (1st Indian & Asian)
  • India and Japan will hold a joint military exercise titled 'Dharma Guardian' in Mizoram from 19th of October to 2nd of November, 2019. 
    • Focus : To increase the interoperability between the two forces and enhance coordination in dealing with various security challenges including counter-terrorism.
    • Note : Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN is an annual training event, which is being conducted in India since last year. In respect of Japan, it is crucial and significant in terms of security challenges faced by both the nations in the backdrop of global terrorism. 
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a visit to Mamallapuram near Chennai today.
    • Mr Xi Jinping would be the second leader to visit Mamallapuram, after Zhou Enlai (visited in December 1956), reviving the traditional links between the ancient port town of India and China.
    • During this visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping held an informal summit and agreed to work closely to further the economic development of both the nations.
    • Ways to enhance the bilateral trade volume, as well as trade value, were also discussed. 
  • India is going to extend a Line of Credit of over 60 million US Dollars to Comoros in the field of energy and maritime defence cooperation.
    • India will extend a Line of Credit of over 41.6 million US Dollars for setting up of 18 MW Power Plant in Moroni and another 20 million US Dollars for the procurement of High-Speed Interceptor Boats.
  • The 1st ever India International Cooperatives Trade Fair got underway in New Delhi today. 
    • The 3 day Fair is a major platform to promote export of products of cooperatives which will lead to enhanced rural and farm prosperity. 
    • Organisations from 36 countries are participating in the Fair.
  • The 2nd edition of Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) of the Navies of India and Bangladesh commenced in Northern Bay of Bengal on Thursday.
    • Guided-missile destroyer INS Ranvijay and ingeniously built missile Corvette INS Kuthar are participating in the exercise along with BNS Ali Haider, and BNS Shadinota from Bangladesh. 
    • The 2-day patrol will be followed by the maiden edition of Bilateral Exercise of the navies of two countries at Visakhapatnam between October 12-16.
    • Improtant Points to Note
      • The India Bangladesh CORPAT commenced in 2018. 
      • The exercise aims at development of mutual communication and sharing of best practices between the two navies.
      • India and Bangladesh have a common territorial boundary of over 4000 km and a maritime boundary. 
      • This exercise will add a new dimension to the India- Bangladesh maritime relations, said the release.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Adani Group's Gautam Adani jumped eight places to claim the 2nd spot on the Forbes India Rich List 2019 with a wealth of $15.7 billion. 
    • Kotak Mahindra Bank MD Uday Kotak gained $4 billion to enter the top five for the first time with a fortune of $14.8 billion. 
    • Important Note : Ambani remains the richest Indian for the twelfth consecutive year.
  • Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal will attend the 9th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, RCEP Intersessional Ministerial meeting beginning tomorrow at Bangkok in Thailand. 
    • This will be the last Ministerial meeting before the 3rd Leaders Summit to be held on 4th of next month in Bangkok.
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the Summit. 
    • The 9th Intersessional Ministerial Meeting comes at a crucial stage where the RCEP is scheduled to be announced as concluded in November this year.
  • Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov (85), the man who conducted the 1st-ever spacewalk, passed away.
    • On March 18, 1965, Leonov stepped out of his spacecraft for a spacewalk that lasted over 12 minutes. 
    • He was also selected as the first Soviet to walk on the Moon but that mission was cancelled.
  • Padma Shri awardee and veteran saxophone player Kadri Gopalnath (69) passed away.
    • An A grade artist in Akashwani, Gopalnath held concerts in different countries and recorded a number of CDs. 
    • He was considered as a pioneer in playing Carnatic ragas on his Saxophone.
    • Apart from Padma Shree, Gopalnath was conferred with Sangeetha Nataka Academy Award, Karnataka Kalasri award among others.
Science & Technology
  • To explore the dynamic region where air meets space, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched a satellite called Icon, Ionospheric Connection Explorer. 
    • The refrigerator-sized satellite will study the airglow formed from gases in the ionosphere and also measure the charged environment around the 580-kilometer-high spacecraft. 
Awards & Honors
  • The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Abiy Ahmed Ali (Ethiopian Prime Minister). 
    • He has been awarded for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with Eritrea
    • Last year, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of warfare.
  • Ayesha Khan, a 22-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh, was made the UK's High Commissioner to India for a day
    • She had won the 'High Commissioner for a Day' competition, held to mark the 'International Day of the Girl Child'. 
  • Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today gave away Kayakalp Awards to different Central Government institutions, district hospitals, community health centres and private hospitals for their work in maintaining high standards of sanitation and hygiene in public health facilities.
    • In the Central Government institutions, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi bagged a cash prize of 3 crore rupees.
    • Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry received a cash award of 1.5 crore rupees.
    • Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh and Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi and AIIMS, Bhubaneswar were among others which were felicitated for maintaining sanitation and hygiene.
  • Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu was conferred 'The Order of the Green Crescent', the highest Civilian Honour of Comoros, by Azali Assoumani, President of Comoros in Moroni.
New Appointments
  • Former India head coach Anil Kumble has been appointed as Indian Premier League franchise Kings XI Punjab's head coach for the upcoming season.
    • He replaced Mike Hesson
Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian boxer Mary Kom has become the 1st boxer in history across male and female categories to win 8 World Championships medals
    • The 36-year-old lost her semi-final bout in 51-kg flyweight category against Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey to bag bronze today. 
    • She has won World Championships gold 6 times, along with a silver medal.
  • Indian skipper Virat Kohli has become the 1st Indian player and second overall to smash 40 international hundreds as captain
    • Kohli achieved the feat after reaching the three-figure mark off 173 deliveries against South Africa in the second Test yesterday.
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