Current Affairs, October 2021

16th October, Current Affairs:

• Chennai Super Kings clinched their fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) title, beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the 2021 final at the Dubai International Stadium.
• Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batter, Ruturaj Gaikwad held the Orange Cap, while Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowler Harshal Patel took the Purple Cap in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
• China's Shenzhou-13 spacecraft carrying three Chinese astronauts docked today at its space station, kicking off a record-setting six-month stay.
• NASA launched a spacecraft called Lucy on a 12-year mission to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids for the first time on Saturday, gathering new insights into the solar system's formation.

15th October, Current Affairs:

• Vijaya Dashami is celebrated today.
• India has slipped to 101st position in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 of 116 countries, from its 2020 position of 94th. Eighteen countries, including China, Brazil and Kuwait, shared the top rank with GHI score of less than five.
• Former Indian wicketkeeper-batter MS Dhoni became the first captain to lead 300 matches in the T20 format.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated to the nation seven new defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs), carved out of the erstwhile Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), which was dissolved on October 1.

14th October, Current Affairs:

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a Rs 100 lakh crore national master plan called “Gati Shakti National Master Plan”.
• American President, Joe Biden formally recognize October 11 as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” in USA.
• Former higher education secretary, Amit Khare, was appointed as advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
• As per the Henley Passport Index 2021, in the lists the most travel-friendly passports of the world, India ranked at 90th place this year. Japan and Singapore have topped the list as their passports holders are allowed to travel across 192 countries visa-free.
• Rumeysa Gelgi from Turkey becomes the tallest living woman in the world with a height of 215.16cm (7ft 0.7in).

12th October, Current Affairs:

• The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on Covid-19 has granted emergency use approval to Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for children in the 2-18 years age group.
• Former bureaucrat Amit Khare has been appointed as advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for two years on contract basis
• World Arthritis Day is observed today. This year's theme is 'don’t delay, connect today'.
• Ireland's Amy Hunter became the youngest player to score an ODI century, striking an unbeaten 121 against Zimbabwe on her 16th birthday, bettering the record previously held by India's Mithali Raj. The record previously held by India's Mithali Raj, who scored 114 not out against Ireland at the age of 16 years and 205 days in June 1999.
• Germany becomes first team to qualify for 2022 World Cup.
• Captain Sunil Chhetri equalled the legendary Pele with his 77th international goal as his 83rd minute strike helped India beat Nepal 1-0 in the SAFF Championships.

11th October, Current Affairs:

• Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, has joined Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk in the world’s most exclusive wealth club with a fortune of at least $100 billion.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the Indian Space Association (ISpA). The space association is represented by leading home grown and global corporations with advanced capabilities in space and satellite technologies.
• Three U.S-based economists won the 2021 Nobel prize for economics on Monday for work on drawing conclusions from unintended experiments, or so-called “natural experiments.”. David Card of the University of California at Berkeley was awarded one half of the prize, while the other half was shared by Joshua Angrist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Guido Imbens from Stanford University.
• Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen swore in Alexander Schallenberg, currently the foreign minister, as chancellor.

8th October, Current Affairs:

• Indians who are fully vaccinated with Covishield or any other UK-approved vaccine will not be quarantined when they arrive in Britain from October 11.
• Tata Sons today won the bid for acquiring national carrier Air India offering Rs 18,000 crore for acquiring 100 per cent shareholding.
• The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia.

7th October, Current Affairs:

• Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah won the 2021 Nobel Prize in literature for works that explore the legacies of imperialism on uprooted individuals.
• Wrestler Anshu Malik became the first Indian woman to win silver in World Championships as she went down fighting against Helen Maroulis in women's 57kg final in Oslo.
• FICCI's Economic Outlook Survey projects 9.1% GDP growth for India for FY22.

6th October, Current Affairs:

• The 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry today awarded to German scientist Benjamin List and Scotland-born scientist David WC MacMillan “for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.”
• India's Harmanpreet Singh and Gurjit Kaur won men's and women's the best player awards respectively while PR Sreejesh and Savita won the men's and women's best goalkeeper awards in the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) Hockey Stars Awards 2020/21.

5th October, Current Affairs:

• Scientists Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Physics for their “groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems”.
• India men and women's national hockey teams will not participate in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.
• A Russian crew of two cosmonauts, a movie director and an actress blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) today to shoot the first movie in space. The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft is set to dock at 1212 GMT at the station, which orbits Earth at an altitude of around 220 miles (354 km). The Russian movie titled "The challenge" focuses on a story of a doctor, portrayed by actress Yulia Peresild.

4th October, Current Affairs:

• US scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won the Nobel Medicine Prize 2021 for discoveries on receptors for temperature and touch.
• Russia today tested a Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile from a submarine in the Barents Sea in the Arctic. Hypersonic missiles travel at over five times the speed of sound and can change direction midway making it very difficult to intercept.
• Pakistan captain Babar Azam became the fastest batsman to complete 7,000 runs in the T20 format, surpassing the likes of Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli to reach the milestone. Babar achieved the feat during the National T20 Cup match between Southern Punjab and Central Punjab in Rawalpindi.
• Shree Saini becomes the first Indian-American to be crowned Miss World America.

3rd October, Current Affairs:

• West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee won the Bhabanipur Assembly bypoll on Sunday by a record margin of 58,832 votes against her nearest rival Priyanka Tibrewal of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). This victory makes Ms. Banerjee a member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly and will allow her to continue as Chief Minister of West Bengal.
• In Uttarakhand, the joint military exercise Surya Kiran-15 between the armies of India and Nepal ended today in Pithoragarh.
• The procurement of paddy in Haryana and Punjab will start today.
• The pink ball Test between India women and Australia women ended in a draw today at the Carrara Oval in Queensland.

2nd October, Current Affairs:

• Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated today to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
• Nation also paid tributes to Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary.
• Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry becomes the first woman cricketer to have achieved the double of 5,000 runs and 300 wickets in international cricket.

1st October, Current Affairs:

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the second phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). PM Modi said the main aim of Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0 is to make the "cities garbage-free".
• Indian women's team opener Smriti Mandhana became the first Indian woman cricketer to reach the three-figure mark on Australian soil in Tests. Mandhana also became the first Indian woman to score a ton in pink-ball cricket.