Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (August 01st to 07th October 2021)

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs of 01st to 07th October 2021. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming SBI Clerk 2021 and other competitive exams can make use of it.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : IMPORTANT DAYS

  • International Day of the Older Persons is observed on October 1 every year to raise problems faced by elder persons and to promote the development of a society for all ages.
  • World Vegetarian Day is observed annually around the planet on October 1.
  • International Coffee Day is celebrated on October 1 all over the day with the intention of identifying the plight of the farmers of coffee beans and expressing our love for the aromatic drink.
  • International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2
  • World Animal Day 2021 is observed every year on October 4th to raise awareness about improving the welfare standards of the animals across the globe with the theme of “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet.”
  • World Teachers’ Day or commonly known as International Teacher’s day is celebrated on the 5th of October to commemorate teachers across the globe & with the theme of ‘Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery.’
  • India celebrates Ganga River Dolphin Day on October 5. The day has been celebrated since 2010.
  • The United Nations’ (UN) World Habitat Day is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October to reflect on the state of human settlements and people’s right to sufficient shelter & This year it falls on October 5.
  • The World Cotton day is celebrated on 7 October as a global celebration of cotton and its stakeholders, from field to fabric and beyond & the theme is “There’s more to cotton than you think.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : NATIONAL NEWS

  • The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry will organise the Vayo Naman Programme in the honour of senior citizens on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons in New Delhi.
  • Anurag Thakur, who holds the Youth Affairs and Sports portfolio has launched a month-long Clean India Programme from Prayagraj as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Gram Panchayats and Pani Samitis and Village Water and Sanitation Committees (VWSC) on Jal Jeevan Mission.
  • Home Minister Amit Shah has flagged off All India Car Rally of the National Security Guard
  • Centre to start procurement of paddy under MSP scheme in Punjab & Haryana
  • The Labour Ministry reconstituted the expert group responsible for determining the national floor level minimum wages under the Code on Wages
  • Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved the Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for defence procurement worth Rs. 13,165 crores for modernisation of Indian Armed Forces
  • Cabinet has approved renaming the Mid-Day Meal Scheme into PM POSHAN (Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman)
  • Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari announced a new ambitious road project connecting Surat in Gujarat and Chennai in Tamil Nadu.
  • Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav has launched a web portal – indianwetlands.in on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti and heralding the Iconic Week of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav of the Ministry. The portal is a single point access to all information relating to wetlands.
  • World’s largest Khadi national flag was installed at Leh in Ladakh on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. It was inaugurated by Ladakh Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur.
  • The 15th Edition of Indo-Nepal Joint Training Exercise, EXERCISE SURYA KIRAN XV culminated at Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand after 14 days of rigorous training.
  • Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has virtually inaugurated Iconic week under which various activities will be organized across the country.
  • The Power Ministry has promulgated the Electricity (Transmission System Planning, Development and Recovery of Inter-State Transmission Charges) Rules 2021.
  • To support the various businesses impacted by the second wave of COVID 19, the government has decided to extend the timeline of the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) till March 31, 2022, or till guarantees for an amount of Rs 4.5 lakh crore are issued under the scheme, whichever is earlier.
  • The Indian Navy signed the ‘Terms of Reference’ (ToR) with the Royal Australian Navy to conduct Navy to Navy (N2N) talks under the framework of the ‘Joint Guidance for the India – Australia Navy to Navy Relationship’ document signed by the Navies in August.
  • As a move to further extend the Central Government’s effort of supporting youth from rural and semi-urban areas, on September 30, 2021, Union Minister Bhupender Yadav, Ministry of Labour and Employment launched DigiSaksham in collaboration with Microsoft India.
  • The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), the Government of India’s national policy think tank, released a performance assessment report of district hospitals in India titled ‘Best Practices in the Performance of District Hospitals’.
  • Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi launched the second phase of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U 2.0) and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation 2.0 (AMRUT 2.0).
  • The union minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Giriraj Singh launched the People’s Plan Campaign (PPC) 2021- Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas and Vibrant Gram Sabha Dashboard.
  • The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya has launched delivery of COVID-19 vaccine by Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or drone in Bishnupur district of Manipur.
  • The 40th edition of India International Trade Fair 2021 will be held from 14th to 27th November  at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. 
  • Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar has launched a website for Republic Day Celebrations – 2022. 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape, Conference-cum-Expo at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh.
  • An Indian Parliamentary Delegation led by Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla left for Rome to attend the G20 Parliamentary Speakers Summit. 
  • Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has released UNICEF’s global flagship publication – “The State of the World’s Children 2021; On My Mind: promoting, protecting and caring for children’s mental health in New Delhi.
  • The Coal Ministry has constituted a panel to review and benchmark the timelines in project execution. 
  • The Ministry of Power reviewed the existing transmission planning framework based on long-term access (LTA) which resulted in the promulgation of the Electricity (Transmission System Planning, Development and Recovery of Inter-State Transmission Charges) Rules 2021 on October 3, 2021.
  • Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has addressed the Inaugural Session of the ICRIER’s 13th Annual International G-20 Conference.
  • The Union Cabinet approved the setting up of seven Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (PM MITRA) Parks with a total outlay of four thousand 445 crore rupees over five years by Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal
  • Union Minister Jitendra Singh has stated that the government will set up 75 Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Hubs in different parts of the country.
  • The Union Minister Bhupender Yadav, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) released the ‘Guidelines for sustainable Ecotourism in forest and wildlife areas’ to promote a better understanding of nature and wildlife conservation during the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti (October 2, 2021) and indicating the Iconic Week of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav of MoEFCC (4-10th October 2021).
  • The Ministry of Railways announced that the construction work of the new 2.05 km Pamban railway bridge in Mandapam will be completed by March 2022. 
  • Union Minister Mansukh Laxmanbhai Mandaviya, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) launched a delivery model namely ‘ICMR’s Drone Response and Outreach in North East (i-Drone)’.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • ONGC Videsh Limited has started its first exploratory drilling campaign in Bangladesh for finding oil and gas.
  • India’s Ambassador to China Vikram Misri has called for reformed multilateralism, resilience and redundancy in global value chains to meet current and future challenges. Delivering a lecture at New Development Bank (NDB) Think Lab, Shanghai also the serious reform of global political and economic architecture is necessary.
  • Colonel Mamady Doumbouya was sworn in as Interim President of coastal West African country of Guinea
  • North Korean Academy of National Defense Science has test-fired a newly-developed hypersonic missile, ‘the Hwasong-8’
  • The NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd. (REL) signed its first Green Term Loan (GTL) agreement of Rs 500 crores with Bank of India (BoI) for a period of 15 years.
  • A first-of-its-kind conventional gold loan co-lending partnership has been generated between a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC), Indel Money, and a commercial bank i.e. IndusInd Bank. 
  • On the occasion of the 152 birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the renovated Gandhi Museum was inaugurated at the historic Gandhi Ashram Trust at Noakhali in Bangladesh.
  • Bangladesh Naval Ship (BNS) Somudra Avijan has reached Visakhapatnam on a five day visit to the Eastern Naval Command. The officers and crew of BNS Avijan were accorded a traditional welcome by the representatives of the Eastern Naval Command and the Eastern Fleet with the navy band in attendance, said an official press release.
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of Bangladesh signed the agreement for USD 400 million in loan for constructing the Dhaka-Sylhet highway to improve mobility, road safety and regional trade in the north east economic corridor in Bangladesh.
  • Japan’s Parliament elected former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida as the Prime Minister. He is the 100th Prime Minister in the country’s political history.
  • Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sworn in for a second five-year term running a country in the grip of a nearly year-long war.
  • The Adani group signed a more than $700-million build-operate-transfer agreement with the Sri Lankan government-owned Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and John Keells Holdings (from Sri Lanka) for 35 years to jointly develop a Colombo Western Container Terminal (WCT).
  • According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s richest people, as of 28th September 2021, with a total net worth of 213 billion USD, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla has overtaken Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, (total net worth of 197 billion USD) to become the world’s richest person. 
  • WB also approved a US$ 40 million (around Rs 296 crore) project titled ‘Meghalaya Health Systems Strengthening Project’ to improve the quality of health services in Meghalaya and strengthen the state’s capacity to handle health emergencies, including the COVID-19.
  • Prime Minister of Denmark Ms. Mette Frederiksen will be on a three days State Visit to India from 9th of this month.
  • The World Trade Organization (WTO) elevated its global goods trade volume growth to 10.8% in 2021 which is an ascendent revision from 8% forecasted in March 2021.
  • India’s 1st and world’s 3rd ropeway for public transport was planned to be constructed in the city of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh to ease the traffic congestion.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : STATE NEWS

  • Due to the South West Monsoon, Maharashtra has recorded 19% excess rain during June to September 202
  • Ladakh Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur will lay the foundation stone for strategic roads and upgradation of border roads in Turtuk.
  • Anurag Thakur to inaugurate various roads of PMGSY in Himachal Pradesh
  • Odisha targets to achieve 100% house connections for drinking water in all cities by December 2022
  • Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has launched the one million tree plantation programme of the Indian Red Cross Society, Andhra Pradesh State Branch, by planting a sapodilla plant in the Raj Bhavan lawns at a programme on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi.
  • Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi recently interacted with Sarpanchs, members and Gram Sabhas of selected Gram Panchayats in various states through a televised system to know about the progress of National Water Mission in their region.
  • Union Road Transport and Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated National Highway projects totalling a length of 527 km, worth Rs 4,075 crore at Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra.
  • In Jammu and Kashmir, a cycle race “Pedal for Peace” was organised by Police alongwith an NGO ‘Feeding Kashmir’ in Vilgam area of Handwara in north  Kupwara district.
  • In Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has addressed Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayay Smriti Vyakhyan
  • In Tamil Nadu, the new integrated airport terminal between the domestic and the international terminal of the Chennai Airport is likely to be ready before March 2022.
  • The Telangana Government has formed a Special Cell in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to protect the lakes in and around the city. The cell will be headed by a Special Commissioner (Lakes).
  • Union Minister for Fisheries, Dairy, Poultry and Animal Husbandry Purushottam Rupala has inaugurated a Two day Ladakh Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Business Investment and Job Creation Expo-2021, in Leh, Ladakh

CURRENT AFFAIRS : BUSINESS NEWS

  • The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a USD 356.67 million loan to the Government of India to support the expansion of the Chennai metro rail system.
  • PM Modi shares his remarks at launch of India Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020 through video conferencing
  • The government has received over Rs 2,800 crore as dividend from Coal India and ONGC fiscal year (FY) 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS : BANKING & ECONOMY

  • The gross GST revenue collected in the month of September was 1,17,010 crore rupees, which included CGST component of 20,578 crore, SGST 26,767 crore and IGST component of 60,911 crore rupees.
  • Crisil Ratings credit ratio increased further in the first half of fiscal 2022, with 488 upgrades and 165 downgrades, reflecting a sharp and sustained recovery in demand despite the intense second wave of Covid-19 infections.
  • The World Bank will give $150 million loan to support the Government of Tamil Nadu’s Chennai City Partnership: Sustainable Urban Services Programme, which seeks to help strengthen institutions, improve the financial health of service agencies, and drive significant improvements in the quality of four key urban services — water supply and sewerage, mobility, health, and solid waste management.
  • Gift city regulator International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has constituted an Expert Committee to recommend an approach towards development of a Sustainable Finance Hub and provide a road map for the same.
  • UPI records 365 crore transactions worth ₹6.54-lakh crore in September
  • RBI takes Indian Overseas Bank out of Prompt Corrective Action framework
  • SEBI Board Approved List of Key Amendments, Initiatives
  • Dairy-tech startup Stellapps and Airtel Payments Bank have joined hands to enable cashless payment transfers to small dairy farmers
  • The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) assessment of the evolving domestic and global macro-economic and financial conditions and the outlook, the MPC voted unanimously to keep the policy repo rate unchanged at 4 per cent
  • Shares of public sector power giant NTPC gained nearly 3 per cent during the morning trade on reports of the company’s plans to raise ₹15,000 crore by 2024 through the listing of its three units: NTPC Renewable Energy, North Eastern Electric Power Corp (NEEPCO) and NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam.
  • Private sector AU Small Finance Bank (SFB) signed a pact with the National Bank for Rural and Development (NABARD) to boost ongoing rural development initiatives in Rajasthan.
  • The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will provide loan assistance of USD 67 million (~Rs.2.65 lakh Crore) for the expansion of Chennai Metro Rail system, Tamil Nadu (TN), India.
  • YES Bank released 6 per cent increase in its loans and advances, to Rs 1.72 lakh crore from Rs 1.66 lakh.
  • The WTO has upgraded its forecast for global merchandise trade volume growth to 10.8 per cent in 2021 and 4.7 per cent in 2022 from the previous predictions of 8 per cent and 4.7 per cent respectively.
  • Markets regulator Sebi has given its nod for the initial public offering of Fino Payments Bank, which is looking to raise around Rs 1,300 crore. 
  • Shares of Srei Infrastructure Finance were locked in the lower circuit filter of 5 per cent at Rs 8.17 after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) superseded the board of the company, which will be taken for insolvency proceedings owing to governance concern and payment defaults
  • Acuite Ratings & Research associated with the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a United Nations (UN)- backed initiative that deals with ESG (Environmental Social Governance) credit risk.
  • U GRO Capital has signed a co-lending agreement with the IDBI (Industrial Development Bank of India) Bank to provide credit support to MSMEs (Micro Small Medium Enterprises) at affordable interest rates.
  • With the economy showing improvement, global ratings firm Moody’s Investor Services has changed India’s sovereign rating outlook to ‘Stable’ from ‘Negative’ even as it retained the sovereign rating at ‘Baa3’.
  • Indian Navy and State Bank of India (SBI) launched SBI’s NAV-eCash Card onboard India’s largest Naval Aircraft Carrier INS (Indian Naval Ship) Vikramaditya. 
  • On Oct 04, 2021, Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB), a joint initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), launched its programme in Seychelles.
  • Bank of Baroda (BoB) has announced a 25 basis points reduction in its home loan interest rates, with the minimum rate now starting at 6.50 per cent against 6.75 percent
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced that its long-standing partnership with State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest bank, has been extended for another five years as the bank embarks on its next leg of growth based on the three pillars of technology, resilience and people.
  • ESAF Small Finance Bank (SFB) has launched ‘Supreme’, a Current account for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs). 
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) superseded the Board of Directors of two Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs) viz, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited (SIFL) and Srei Equipment Finance Limited (SEFL), due to governance issues and defaults in meeting their various payment obligations. 
  • Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) to assist in developing renewable projects and raising funds.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : MOU & AGREEMENTS

  • IISc-incubated startup L2MRail, Society for Innovation and Development (SID), and IISc have signed an MoU with Kerala Rail aimed at enhancing rail safety, especially in risk-prone terrains.
  • Indian Bank inks MoU with NBFCs for priority sector lending

CURRENT AFFAIRS : DEFENCE NEWS

  • The defence ministry has dissolved the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and transferred its assets, employees and management to seven public sector units (PSUs).
  • The eighth edition of India-Sri Lanka bilateral joint Exercise Mitra Shakti will be conducted at Combat Training School, Ampara in Sri Lanka from October 4 to 15 , 2021.
  • The 5th edition of the Japan-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (JIMEX) will be held in the Arabian Sea from October 06 to 08, 2021.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS

  • Piramal Enterprises has completed the acquisition of Dewan Housing Finance (DHFL) by paying Rs 34,250 crore to creditors of the housing finance company.
  • Digital payment services provider Paytm has acquired 100% stake in

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

  • On Sep 29, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the 38th PRAGATI meeting.
  • On Oct 05,2021, Prime Minister Modi inaugurated and visited [email protected] New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape’ Expo at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  • On Sep 27, 2021, The US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) successfully launched Landsat 9 from the foggy Vandenberg Space Force Base in
  • US’ Earth-monitoring satellite ‘Landsat 9’ launched from California
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) commercial arm, New Space India Limited (NSIL) announced its first ‘demand-driven’ communication satellite mission as part of Space reforms announced by the government in June 2020. 
  • Budget carrier AirAsia India has become the first Airbus operator in the world to start Taxibot services with passengers on board.
  • On Oct 04, 2021, For the first time, The Russian Defense Ministry announced that Russia successfully test-launched a Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile from the Severodvinsk nuclear submarine.
  • On Oct 05, 2021, Union minister of state Jitendra Singh launched Heli-borne survey technology for groundwater management.
  • The Department of Ex-servicemen welfare, Ministry of Defence has integrated the Electronic Pension Payment Order (EPPO) with Digi Locker.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : APPS & SERVICES

  • The CHAMPIONS portal of the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises has announced that a new online system of MSME/Udyam Registration has crossed 50 lakh registrations of MSMEs.
  • On Oct 02, 2021,The government launched a web portal called “Waste to Wealth” to bring together technology providers, government stakeholders and urban local bodies to find solutions to India’s waste problems, mainly plastic waste.
  • On Oct 02, 2021, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the Jal Jeevan Mission App and Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : RANKING & INDEX

  • According to the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2021, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani continues to be India’s richest man for the 10th straight year with a net worth of Rs 7,18,000 crore.
  • India Ranks 59th in ‘Digital Quality of Life Index 2021; Denmark Tops

CURRENT AFFAIRS : BOOKS & AUTHORS

  • A new novel, titled  ”Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth’ authored by Wole Soyinka.
  • A New Book Titled Economist Gandhi: The Roots and the Relevance of the Political Economy of the Mahatma authored by Retired entrepreneur Jerry Rao.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATION:

  • Ambrish Jain steps down as COO of Vodafone Idea
  • Former Managing Director of Ford India, Anurag Mehrotra, has joined the commercial vehicle division of Tata Motors as vice-president international business and strategy
  • Aurobindo Pharma Managing Director N Govindarajan resigns
  • Former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida Set to Become the 100th PM of Japan
  • Cryptocurrency exchange CoinDCX has brought onboard actor Amitabh Bachchan as its first-ever brand ambassador.
  • In September 2021, the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) gave approval for the appointment of Padmaja Chunduru as the new Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL). 
  • Tunisia’s President Kais Saied has appointed Najla Bouden Romdhane as the first woman Prime Minister of Tunisia. 
  • The Union government appoints BC Patnaik Managing Director of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) on October 1, 2021, by notification dated July 5, 2021. 
  • The government of Uttar Pradesh (UP) appointed Indian actor Kangana Ranaut as the brand ambassador of its” one district-one product” programme (ODOP).
  • Netcore Cloud has announced the appointment of Ramesh Srinivasan as the Chief Executive Officer for its India operations.
  • The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has appointed Wendy Werner as the new Country Head for India. 

CURRENT AFFAIRS : AWARDS AND HONOURS:

  • The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Southern Region has launched the first edition of the CII CFO Excellence Awards at a virtual event
  • Delhi-based organisation, LIFE wins 2021 Right Livelihood Award
  • American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine for discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.
  • Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB), sponsored by Canara Bank, has bagged two national awards (‘APY Big Believers’ and ‘Leadership capital’) for significant enrolment under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) from the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).
  • India’s first crypto unicorn CoinDCX appointed Mr.Amitabh Bachchan as its first Brand Ambassador to increase crypto awareness and to make crypto as an emerging asset class.
  • American scientists David Julius and Lebanese-American molecular biologist Ardem Patapoutian won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch. 

CURRENT AFFAIRS : ENVIRONMENT

  • A new species of swamp eel named Rakthamichthys Mumba – the Mumbai blind eel was discovered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SPORTS NEWS

  • On Sep 30, 2021, Olympic bronze medal-winning Indian hockey player Rupinder Pal Singh announced his retirement from international hockey with immediate effect to make way for youngsters.
  • The eight-division world champion and Philippines senator Manny Pacquiao announced his retirement from professional boxing after 26 years and 72 professional bouts.
  • Tokyo Olympic medalist Rupinder Pal Singh announces retirement from hockey
  • On Oct 01, 2021, The Indian men’s table tennis team claimed the bronze medal after losing to South Korea 0-3 in the semi-finals in the Asian Table Tennis Championships held in Doha, Qatar from 28 September to 5 October
  • The veteran forward and star striker of India men’s field hockey team, S V Sunil & Olympic bronze medal-winning Indian hockey star defender Birendra Lakra have announced their retirement from international hockey.
  • The National Basketball Association (NBA) named Bollywood superstar Ranveer Singh as the NBA Brand Ambassador for India to help grow the league’s profile in India throughout its landmark 75th Anniversary Season in 2021-22. 
  • On Oct 03, 2021, Indian Super League side FC Goa were crowned champions of the 130th Durand Cup football championship, beating Mohammedan Sporting 1-0, in the final, held at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata.
  • Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the country’s first “Sports Arbitration Centre of India” at Ahmedabad in Gujarat.
  • On Oct 04, 2021, World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen won the inaugural Meltwater Champions Chess Tour (MCCT).
  • India on October 5, 2021, pulled out of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games’ hockey competition stating the risk of contracting COVID-19 and the discriminatory quarantine rules by the United Kingdom (UK) for travellers coming from India. 

CURRENT AFFAIRS : OBITUARIES

  • On Sep 27, 2021, Liverpool legend and England World Cup Winner Roger Hunt Passed away.
  • On Sep 28, 2021, Professor Bala V Balachandran, the management guru and founder of the Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM), passed away.
  • On Oct 03, 2021, Veteran actor Ghanshyam Nayak who is popularly known for playing the role of Nattu Kaka in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah passed away.
  • On Oct 05, 2021, Veteran actor Arvind Trivedi, best known for his iconic role of demon-king Raavan in Ramanand Sagar’s TV serial Ramayan, passed away.
  • On Oct 04, 2021, Former bureaucrat and academician who was private secretary to late prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Shakti Sinha Passed away.
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