Page-2 of Current Affairs - October, 2021

UPSC launches helpline for job aspirants

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has launched a toll-free helpline number for job aspirants, recently. Highlights This facility can be used by the government job aspirants belonging to economically weaker sections and backward classes. Helpline number will be operational on all the working days in office hours. This initiative is a part of UPSC’s ..

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FATF adds Turkey to Grey List; Pak retained

Global terror financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), retained Pakistan on the ‘Grey List of countries’. Key Points This time, the watchdog had added three new countries namely Turkey, Jordan & Mali, to the Grey List. As per FATF, there was no question of blacklisting Pakistan for now as Pakistan is cooperating and only ..

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HDFC Bank, Mastercard, USAID commit $100-mn credit facility

HDFC Bank, Mastercard and USAID have committed $100-mn credit facility with the aim to expand lending to small businesses. Key Points New credit facility will help small businesses that require financing for maintaining and growing their operations. The credit facility will also enable recovery by means of digitisation. It emphasises on providing support to women-led ..

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Intel Unnati Data-Centric Labs

Intel has announced the launch of “Intel Unnati Program” on October 21, 2021 in order to help equip engineering students in India with data-centric skills that are relevant for industry. Key Points Intel has also planned to setup 100 Intel Unnati Data Centric Labs by the year 2022. This program was launched in order to bring academia and industry together for ..

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Barbados elects first ever President

The Caribbean Island called Barbados, in a bid to become a republic, has elected its first ever president. Highlights This is a key step in preparations for becoming a republic. This move will also remove Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as head of state of Barbados. Sandra Mason, who is the current governor-general of the island, will ..

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