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Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs : 18 – 23 October, 2021

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs : 18 – 23 October, 2021

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs : 18 – 23 October, 2021

Indian startup wins 2021 Prince William’s  Earthshot award

Takachar, directed by Vidyut Mohan, won the first Earthshot prize of £1 million for Prince William. The Indian recycling company was announced as the winner of an award in the category “Clean our air” for its affordable technological innovation to convert crop residues into salable bio-products.

China launches Shenzhou-13 spacecraft

The Shenzhou-13 spacecraft was successfully launched by China with three astronauts, two men and one woman. The spacecraft is on a historic 6-month-long mission and is set to set a new record for the amount of time a Chinese astronaut spends in space.

Delhi Government to launch Rozgar Bazar 2.0

The Arvind Kejriwal government is all set to launch the Employment Market 2.0 portal. It will be a digital job search platform for entry level jobs in India. This portal will be the first of its kind innovative platform launched in the country to provide uninterrupted employment related services to its citizens.

T20 World Cup Schedule

The full schedule of the T20 World Cup was published by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in August 2021. The tournament is divided into 2 parts: the first round for Group A and Group B matches and the Super 12 for the final teams. India and Pakistan will play their first match of the tournament on 24 October 2021.

Kushinagar International Airport opened in UP

Prime Minister Modi inaugurated Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh. This will be the third international airport in the state after Varanasi and Lucknow and has been built at an estimated cost. 206 crores Rs. It will also facilitate inflow of international tourists near Buddhist sites.

Gita Gopinath to leave IMF

Gita Gopinath, the first woman chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, will step down in January 2022. The latest news was shared by IMF Executive Director, Kristalina Georgieva. Geeta Gopinath will return to Harvard University as per schedule. Gopinath created history by becoming the first woman chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.

New social media platform launched by Donald Trump

‘Truth Social’, Former US President Donald Trump is planning to launch his own social media platform. Donald Trump has been banned from popular social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with effect from January 6, 2021 on US Capital Violence.

India crosses Rs 100 crore vaccination mark

India achieved a milestone on October 21, 2021 by delivering over 100 crore doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The achievement of 100 billion doses also led to the unfurling of the largest national flag at the Red Fort. Its weight was about 1,400 kg. The only other country in the world that has exceeded Rs 10 crore vaccine dose is China apart from India.

Sandra Mason is the first President of Barbados

Sandra Mason has become the first female President of Barbados by winning two-thirds of the vote during a joint session of the country’s House of Assembly and Senate. It would replace Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain as head of state for Barbados, ending the monarchy and removing Barbados from its colonial past.

Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award

Film directors Martin Scorsese and Istvan Szabo will be honored with the prestigious Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI). IFFI will be held in Goa from November 20 to 28, 2021. OTT platforms will also be invited to the festival for the first time.


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