Page-44 of Current Affairs - October, 2021

Alexander Schellenberg appointed Austria’s new Chancellor

On October 11, 2021, Alexander Schellenberg was elected as Austrian Chancellor after resignation of Sebastian Kurz. Highlights Sebastian Kurz resigned because of his involvement in a corruption scandal. Apart from Alexander, Michael Linhardt joined in for the role of foreign minister. He was the former ambassador to France. Appointment of both the persons helped in ..

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IEA invites India to become full-time member

International Energy Agency (IEA) has invited India to become its full-time member. Key Points This membership invitation was given in the light that, India is world’s third-largest energy consumer. If this proposal is accepted, it will require India to increase its strategic oil reserved to 90 days requirement. Oil Minister Hardeep Singh Puri held discussions ..

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Germany launches World’s First Self-Driving Train

German rail operator, Deutsche Bahn and industrial group, Siemens launched the first automated & driverless train of the world on October 11, 2021. Highlights The self-driving train was launched in the city of Hamburg. This train is more punctual and energy efficient as compared to traditional trains. Country has planned to add four such trains ..

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PM Modi to attend G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit on Afghanistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to attend the G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit on October 12, 2021. Key Points G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit will be organised to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. This event will be convened by the G20 Italian Presidency in virtual mode. Agenda of the meeting During the meeting, top world leaders ..

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GI Tag for Karuppur kalamkari paintings, Kallakurichi wood carvings

The traditional dye-painted figurative called Karuppur Kalamkari Paintings, and Kallakuruchi wood carvings have received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. Highlights Kallakuruchi wood carvings is done using pens, palm stem, date trees, brushes made of bamboo stick and coconut tree stems. This certificate was issued the Geographical Indications Registry on the basis of an application filed ..

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