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 20th October 2023 Daily Current Affairs

 Banking & Finance

1. IDFC gets CCI nod for merger with IDFC First Bank

  • The Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC) received approval from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for its merger with IDFC First Bank. 
  • Aim: To create an institution with diversified public and institutional shareholders, like other large private sector banks, with no promoter holding.
  • These include clearances from the Stock Exchanges, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Reserve Bank of India, and National Company Law Tribunal.

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Banking & Finance

2. Federal Bank Launched ‘Mookkannoor Mission’ Initiative

  • The Federal Bank inaugurated the ‘Mookkannoor Mission’, an initiative under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, on the 106th birth anniversary of its Founder KP Hormis.
  • Mookannoor, a village in Ernakulam district, is the birthplace of the Founder.
  • The Bank adopted a comprehensive plan of digitizing the entire village as well as a cleanliness drive that includes waste management, tree plantation, community development, etc that will be implemented in stages.

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National Affairs

3. PM Modi inaugurated Namo Bharat’ RRTS train today

  •  PM Modi inaugurated India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System, NaMo Bharat, priority section of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut.
  • NaMo Bharat is a high-speed, high-frequency transit system developed by the National Capital Region Transport Corporation to improve urban mobility in the region.
  • The entire system will have 24 stations between Delhi and Meerut. 
  • The priority section will be 17 km long and have five stations: Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai, and Duhai Depot.

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Important Dates

4. World Statistics Day is observed on 20th October 2023

  • The third World Statistics Day will be celebrated around the globe on 20 October 2020.
  • Aim: To provide an opportunity for statisticians, government organizations, policymakers, and other agencies to promote the values of high-quality date and statistics in the current data-driven world.
  • Theme 2023 is Connecting the world with data we can trust, reflecting the importance of trust, authoritative data, innovation, and the public good in national statistical systems.

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 Honours & Awards

5. ICAI receives UN Award for its contribution to sustainability reporting

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has bagged a prestigious UN Award 2023 for its contribution to sustainability reporting. 
  • The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) honored ICAI during the 8th World Investment Forum for its contributions to sustainability reporting.
  •  ICAI’s efforts aim to promote sustainable practices in India and align with international standards.

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National & International Appointments

6. Indra Sena Reddy Nallu appointed Governor of Tripura

  • President Droupadi Murmu has appointed Indra Sena Reddy Nallu as Governor of Tripura.
  • Indra Sena Reddy Nallu is a national secretary of the BJP and has thrice served as an MLA in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Currently, Satyadev Narayan Arya is serving as the 19th governor of Tripura.
  • He is a BJP leader from Bihar and has previously served as a Governor of Haryana.
  • He also served as the floor leader of the BJP in the combined Andhra Pradesh Assembly.

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7. Karthikeyan Murali becomes third Indian to defeat Magnus Carlsen in Chess

  • India’s Karthikeyan Murali became just the third player from the country to defeat World number one Magnus Carlsen in classical chess 2023
  • Before Murali, Harikrishna, who defeated the Norwegian in 2005, and Viswanathan Anand, the only other player from the country to have defeated Carlsen.
  • With this significant triumph, he joined the ranks of other leading players such as SL Narayan, Javokhir Sindarov, David Paravyan, Arjun Erigaisi, and Nodirbek Yakubboev.

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8. M launches 511 Pramod Mahajan Grameen Kaushalya Vikas Kendras

  • PM Narendra Modi launched 511 Pramod Mahajan Grameen Kaushalya Vikas Kendras in Maharashtra.
  • Established across 34 rural districts of Maharashtra, these Kendras will conduct skill development training programs across various sectors to provide employment opportunities to rural youth
  • Aim: To provide training in soft skills such as basic foreign language skills, using AI tools for language interpretation which will make them more attractive for the recruiters.

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9. REC Limited honoured with Golden Peacock Award in Risk Management

  • REC Limited has been recognized for its exceptional performance in risk management with the esteemed Golden Peacock Award 2023.
  • About REC Limited
  • REC Limited is an NBFC focusing on Power Sector Financing and Development across India.
  • It provides financial assistance to state electricity boards, state governments, central and state power utilities, independent power producers, rural electric cooperatives and private sector utilities.

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National & International Appointments

10. Raghubar Das appointed Governor of Odisha

  • Former Jharkhand Chief Minister, Raghubar Das, has been appointed as the Governor of Odisha.
  • He will succeed Ganeshi Lal as the new governor of Odisha.
  • He is currently a national vice-president of the BJP.
  • The political journey of Raghubar Das began during his college days when he actively participated in the Jayprakash Narayan-led movement.
  • He faced arrests and imprisonment during the movement and later joined the Janata Party in 1977.

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