Current Affairs - October, 2021

Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 31, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 31, 2021 INDIA – Tamil Nadu Day to be celebrated on July 18, not Nov 1, says CM M. K. Stalin – UP: 1 BJP MLA, 6 BSP MLAs join SP – Himachal Pradesh: India’s oldest voter Shyam Saran Negi (104) casts ballot in Lok ..

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Centre of Excellence for Fintech to be set up

As per Minister for Science & Technology and Skill Development, C.N. Ashwath Narayan, Karnataka government is to set up a Centre of Excellence for Fintech or Financial Technology in Karnataka. Highlights This move was announced while addressing the inaugural session of Mangaluru Technovanza. Mangaluru Technovanza was organised by Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM). Government will ..

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NCRB Report on Suicides

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) recently published its report titled “Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India, 2020”. In the year 2020, suicides in India have increased by 10 percent as compared to 2019 data and reached to 1,53,052. Key findings Report notes that, suicides among student have increased by 21.20 per cent. In absolute numbers, ..

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MGNREGS Out of Funds in 21 states

According to the financial statement of “Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme”, it is running out of funds in 21 states. Highlights The scheme has run out of funds halfway in the financial year 2021, and supplementary budgetary allocations will not be provided to compensate till the next Parliamentary session starts. It ..

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DRDO and Indian air force flight test long range bomb

Team from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) have successfully flight-tested the indigenously developed Long-Range (LR) Bomb on October 29, 2021. Key Points Long-Range Bomb was tested from an aerial platform in Odisha’s Balasore. It was release from the IAF fighter aircraft and was guided within specified limits, with ..

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