Page-4 of Current Affairs - October, 2019

Three Indian-origin CEOs featured in HBR’s top 10 best-performing CEOs

Three Indian-origin chief executive officers (CEOs) have been featured in ‘The Best-Performing CEOs in World, 2019′ list of world’s top 10 best-performing chief executives. The list is compiled by the Harvard Business Review (HBR) and features 100 CEOs. Key Highlights of List The list has been topped by American technology company NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen Huang. ..

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India to participate in 2020 Olympics

India is scheduled to participate in Olympics 2020 that is to be conducted in Tokyo between 24 July 2020 and 9 August 2020. Indian athlete made their official debut in 1900 Olympics that was held in Paris. However, they appeared continuously in every edition since 1920. Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, shot putter Inderjeet Singh were ..

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October 29: Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day 

Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day and National Day for Disaster Reduction is observed every year on 29 October to commemorate destruction brought by Super Cyclone 1999 and to prepare ourselves for future disasters. Key Highlights Theme of Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day for year 2019- ‘Empowering Community for Disaster Resilience’. To mark the occasion of Odisha Disaster ..

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Finance Minister chairs meeting of NIIF’s Governing Council

The governing council meeting of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) was chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in North Block, New Delhi. Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur was also present at the meet. About National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) NIIF is India’s first sovereign wealth fund set ..

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SEED Awards of United Nations: 4 Indian start-ups among 14 winners

The SEED awards are granted to organizations working towards achieving sustainable development goals (SDG). The 2019 SEED awards included SEED Low carbon, SEED South Africa Climate Adaptation, SEED Africa Awards and SEED Gender Equality Awards. 14 finalists from Asian and African countries were awarded for their works towards achieving SDGs. The SEED was founded by ..

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Rafael Grossi elected new Director General of IAEA

Rafael Mariano Grossi of Argentina has been appointed as the new Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a United Nations’ nuclear watchdog. The Argentine diplomat will succeed late Yukiya Amano as the new chief of IAEA. Key Highlights The 58-year-old Gossi will be appointed for a term of four years and will assume ..

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