Current Affairs Daily Digest – October 13 2021
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1. Haryana bans govt employees from participation in politics, elections
Facing farmers’ protests over new farm laws for over a year now, the Haryana government has banned the participation of its employees in politics and elections. A notification has also been issued from the office of the chief secretary in this regard while implementing Haryana Civil Services (Government Employees Conduct) Rules, 2016.
2. RBI grants banking licence to Unity Small Finance Bank
The Reserve Bank of India has granted a banking licence to Unity Small Finance Bank Ltd (USFBL), which was established jointly by the Centrum Financial Services Ltd (CFSL) and Resilient Innovations Private Limited (BharatPe), to carry on a SFB business in India. It is the first time ever that two partners are uniting equally to build a Bank. The proposed business model is one of collaboration and open architecture, uniting all its stakeholders to deliver a seamless digital experience.
3. Amit Khare appointed advisor to PM Modi
Former bureaucrat Amit Khare, who last month retired as higher education secretary, has been appointed as advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for two years on contract basis. Mr Khare, a 1985 batch (retired) IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, had superannuated on September 30.
4. India announces $200 million line of credit for Kyrgyzstan
India announced a $200-million line of credit for Kyrgyzstan and signed an agreement to carry out small but high impact projects for community development in the Central Asian state. The two initiatives were among several measures announced by external affairs minister S Jaishankar at the end of a two-day visit to Kyrgyzstan.
5. Dr Randeep Guleria bags 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award
The Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu presented the 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence to the eminent pulmonologist and Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Dr Randeep Guleria at Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas. He lauded Dr Guleria’s devotion to duty and in nurturing the Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders in AIIMS.
6. EESL appoints Arun Kumar Mishra as CEO
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of Public Sector Undertakings under the Ministry of Power has announced the appointment of Arun Kumar Mishra as chief executive officer (CEO) on deputation. He will be responsible for EESL’s operations across the nation.
7. International Day for Disaster Reduction: 13 October
The United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction is held annually on 13 October since 1989. The day is celebrated to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction and also celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.
The theme of the 2021 International Day for Disaster Reduction is “International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses”.
8. Indian Shooters win 43 medals at ISSF Junior World Championship
The 2021 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun was held at Lima in Peru. The Indian shooters claimed a historic win with 43 medals to stand atop in the medal table. These included 17 Gold, 16 Silver and 10 Bronze medals. The USA finished second on the medal table with 21 medals including six gold, eight silver and six bronze.
9. ADB boosts 2019-2030 climate financing goals to $100 billion
The Chief of Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced on October 12, 2021, that the lender will boost its climate financing goals by $20 billion to a new target of $100 billion through 2030.
The bank aims to launch its concept for retiring the coal-fired power plants at the COP26 Climate Conference in Scotland in November 2021.
10. Henley Passport Index 2021 Released
The Henley passport index 2021 was published recently by Henley and Partners, and India ranks 90th position in the list.
♦ Henley Passport Index ranks the most travel-friendly passports of all the countries, and India has been ranked 90th.
♦ Henley Passport Index ranks the passports of nations based on the number of destinations their holders can visit without getting a visa in advance.
♦ Rankings are decided by analysing the international Air Transport Association (IATA)’ data.
♦ India was at 84th position in 2020. But in 2021, its position has decreased to the 90th position.