Daily Current Affairs Updates – 21st October 2015

    Daily Current Affairs Updates – 21st October 2015
    Daily Current Affairs Updates – 21th October 2015:
    Daily Current affairs News Updates about the National and International events were listed here. Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS/SBI/PO/Clerk exam and all other competitive exams can use this.

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    1) Global Iodine deficiency disorder prevention day- 21 October 2015
    ·        Iodine deficiency disorder prevention day observed on 21 October 2015 globally to create awareness of the need to prevent iodine deficiency
    ·        In Indian government adopted policy decision with the goal of Universal Iodization of salt in 1984

    2) World Statistics day – 20 October 2015
    ·        20 October 2015 celebrated as World statistics day across the world, to emphazise high quality official statistical information in analysis and informed policy decision making in support of sustainable development
    ·        Theme- Better lives, Better Lives

    3) Brand ambassador of MRF- AB de Villiers
    ·        MRF’s Chairman and Managing director K.M.Mammen agreed South African batsmanAB De Villiers as brand ambassador of tyre manufacturing giantsMRF limited

     4) Brand ambassador Tennis league Raipur Rangers- Anil Kumble
    ·        Anil Kumble, former Indian captain and leg spinner has been appointed as brand ambassador ofchampion tennis league team Raipur Rangers
    5) India and Russia decided to boost trade
    ·        External Affairs ministerSushma swaraj and Russia’s deputy prime ministerDmitry Rogozin, chairingthe 21st India-Russia inter governmental consultations discussed to achieve the target of USD 30 billion in bilateral trade in the next 10 years
    ·        Discussed to enhance the mutual direct investment to $15 billion by 2025
    ·        Bilateral Trade in 2014 amounted to $9.51 billion, with Indian expoerts touching $3.17 billion and imports from Russia stood at $6.34 billion
    ·        Some of the areas identified by both sides are Agriculture, pharmaceutical and infrastructure to strengthen their economic engagement

    6) China launches Yuan bond in London
    ·        The people bank of China has launched a Yuan denominated bond in London for the first time to internationalize its currency offering yield of 3.15 %
    ·        According to the Banking source, the debt sale worth 5 billion Yuan for one year bonds was heavily oversubscribed

    7) Russia and US inks MoU on air safety over Syria
    ·        United States and Russia have signed a memorandum of Understanding to establish air safety measures and to avoid mid-air incidents between their air forces over Syrian skies
    ·        Deputy Defense Minister, Anatology Antonov said, MoU contains a number of rules and restrictions aimed at preventing incidents between America and Russia plans
    ·        It also includes steps to be taken by pilots to avoid an inadvertent clash over Syria

    8) UP chief minister announced Rs50, 000 monthly pension to Yash Bharti Awardees
    ·        Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav announcedRs50, 000 monthly pensions toYash Bharti awardees of the state
    ·        The award is given to eminent persons belonging to the state in the fields of art, culture, sports, literature, medicine, journalism and social service
    ·        The CM also said that the cabinet has decided to formulate a policy for direct recruitment of those winning medals in Commonwealth and Asian games

    9) Libya rejected UN backed peace deal
    ·        Libya’s parliament refused to sign the United Nations backed peace deal of power sharing arrangement with rival Islamist- led authorities
    ·        The deal was refused by Tobruk lawmakers because it included amendments added by Islamists without its consent

     10) JusticeVaiphei as acting Chief justice of the Gauhati High court
    ·        Justice Tinlianthang Vaiphei, senior most judge of Gauhati high court, appointed as the actingchief Justice for the Gauhati High court, upon the retirement of Justice Karanam Sreedhar Rao, by President of India Pranab Mukherjee

    11) Noted film maker K.S.L.Swamy passes away
    ·        Veteran film maker Kikkeri Shamanna Lakshminarayana Swamypopularly known as Raveepassed awayat the age of 77 in Bangalore, Karnataka
    ·        Awards: Jamboo Saveri (1989) had won the National award for the Best Children Film, Recipent of Padma Bhusan (2013) and B.Saroja Devi National Award (2013)

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