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October 07, 2019

7th October 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (7th October 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. 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 7th October 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (7th October) is World Day for Decent Work .
    • During this day trade unions, union federations and other workers associations develop their actions to promote the idea of Decent Work.  
    • This year marks the 12th World Day for Decent Work (WDDW)
    • Theme of World Day for Decent Work 2019  :  “Investing in care for gender equality
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh left New Delhi this afternoon on a 2-day visit to France
    • He will meet French President Emmanuel Macron tomorrow. 
    • Later, he will participate in the handing over ceremony of Rafale fighter aircraft.
  • Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan will pay a 3-day visit to Mongolia beginning today. 
    • During this visit, he will  participate in the opening ceremony of  infrastructure that Mongolia has already constructed for the Indian funded, Mongol Refinery  project.
    • Note : The Mongol Refinery project is being  developed under a line of credit of 1.236 billion US dollars extended by India during the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Mongolia in 2015 and subsequently enhanced during the State visit of the President of Mongolia to India last month.
  • The World Trade Organisation (WTO) will host the 1st World Cotton Day (WCD) celebrations in Geneva today. 
    • This event stems from the application by the Cotton-4 countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali) to the United Nations General Assembly for its official recognition of a World Cotton Day, reflecting the importance of cotton as a global commodity.
    • Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani is representing India in the 5-day event.
    • Important Note : World Cotton Day (7th October) celebrates the many advantages of cotton, from its qualities as a natural fibre, to the benefits people obtain from its production, transformation, trade and consumption.
  • Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth has dissolved parliament and called for general elections next month. 
    • Jugnauth, who is also finance minister will seek another term as leader of the Mouvement Socialiste Militant (MSM)
National Current Affairs
  • In Jammu and Kashmir, Crossed Swords Division organized a “VEER KUTUMB RALLY” at Tanda, Akhnoor with an aim to reach out to veterans, veer naris, widows and their families. 
    • The Rally was organised by the Indian Army as part of its activities to observe 2019 as the 'Year of the Next of Kin'.  
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • India has received the 1st tranche of details about financial accounts of its residents in Swiss banks under a new automatic exchange of information framework between the two countries.
    • It marks a significant milestone in the fight against black money suspected to be stashed abroad.
    • Note : This is the first time that India has received details from Switzerland under the AEOI (Automatic Exchange of Information) framework, which provides for exchange of information on financial accounts that currently active as well as those accounts that were closed during 2018.
    • The next exchange would take place in September 2020.
  • To celebrate the 55th Anniversary of India's flagship capacity building programme - Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation, the Development Partnership Administration Division of the External Affairs Ministry is organizing a conference in New Delhi today. 
    • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will preside over the event and Minister of State for Defence and Minister of State for External Affairs will be Guests of Honour.
  • Actor-comedian Rip Taylor (84) passed away.
    • He is known for making appearances on shows like, 'The Gong Show' and 'Password', among others. 
    • He also made an appearance in the series 'The Monkees'.
  • Ginger Baker (80), the drummer and co-founder of rock band Cream, passed away.
    • Baker was ranked number 3 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time list.
Awards & Honors
  • William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza have been jointly awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology.
    • They were honored with this prestegious award  for discovery of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen.
    • Medicine is the first of the Nobel Prizes awarded each year. 
    • It will be followed by physics prize on Tuesday, and chemistry on Wednesday.
  • The 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will honour and showcase Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Amitabh Bachchan's selected films at the festival.
    • The festival will be held from 20th-28th November in Goa and will screen over 200 films from 76 countries. 'Gully Boy' will also be screened at the festival.
  • Bollywood Actress Bhumi Pednekar bagged her 1st International award when she won the Face of Asia award at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea.
  • The name of Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna, who was killed by JKLF terrorists in 1990, has been added to the National War Memorial after it was approved by the Indian Air Force (IAF). 
    • Squadron Leader Khanna and three other IAF personnel were killed in January 1990 in Kashmir allegedly by JKLF founder Yasin Malik
    • Twenty-seven bullets were pumped into Khanna's body. The trial against Malik had resumed last month in Jammu.
    • About National War Memorial
      • The National War Memorial at the India Gate is dedicated to the defence personnel who laid down their lives for the country. 
      • The three armed services approve the names of the soldiers after which they are included in the National War Memorial.
New Appointments
  • In Assam, Justice Ajai Lamba has taken oath today as the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court.  
    • State Governor Professor Jagdish Mukhi has administered the oath taking ceremony at the Raj Bhawan in Guwahati.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Surender Singh of India created 3 world records at the ongoing World Powerlifting Championships in Berlin, Germany.
    • Surender bagged Gold medal in 110 kg category, Classic Raw and the Best Lifter Award in Classic Raw and Single Ply.
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