Current Affairs - October, 2021

Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation wins Earth Guardian Award

The Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation (PaTCoF) has won the “Earth Guardian Award” which was instituted by the NatWest Group. Key Points PaTCoF is a non-profit organisation under forest department which seeks to facilitate conservation of tiger and biodiversity in the Parambikulam tiger reserve. Eight winners of the award were felicitated by secretary general of “UN ..

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India set to touch 100 crore Covid vaccination mark

India crossed another significant milestone in its fight against the covid-19 pandemic on October 21, 2021. It touched the mark of 100 crore Covid vaccinations including the first as well as second doses. Key Points On the other hand, India reported 18,454 new cases in last 24 hours. Currently, the active caseload stands at 1,78,831. ..

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RBI fines Paytm Payments Bank and Western Union

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed monetary penalty on two payment system operators viz., Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PBBL) as well as Western Union Financial Services Inc. Key Points RBI levied a penalty of Rs 1 crore on PBBL. Penalty was imposed because of an offence related to Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 ..

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Konkan Shakti Exercise – Key Facts

The United Kingdom (UK) and India are set to launch their biggest joint military exercise called “Konkan Shakti”. Key Facts In the exercise, there will be re-entry of UK’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) into western Indian Ocean waters. The CSG, along with HMS Queen Elizabeth, has been on deployment in the Indo-Pacific waters for all ..

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TRUTH Social: Donald Trump’s New Social Media Platform

Former US President, Donald Trump, has launched his own social media network called “TRUTH Social”. Key Facts This platform was launched after Donald Trump faced bans from Facebook and Twitter. Trump’s social media platform will stand up to the pattern of Big Tech. This app is likely to be the first project of “Trump Media ..

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