Daily Current Affairs 30 October 2019 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.
Nirmala Sitharaman releases special commemorative coin of Paramahansa Yogananda
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has released a special commemorative coin on Paramahansa Yogananda to mark his 125th Birth Anniversary. Ms Sitharaman said, Paramahansa Yogananda was a great son of India, who became so recognized globally.
India to adopt Brazil model of human milk bank
The Centre has set a target of ensuring at least 70 per cent infants to have access to breast milk by the year 2025. The Target will subsequently be increased to 100 per cent. India has taken inspiration from Brazil’s success in the field of human milk bank decided to adopt a similar model in creating a wide network of human milk banks.
Tamil Nadu becomes first State to enact law on contract farming
Tamil Nadu has become the first State in the country to enact a law on contract farming with President Ram Nath Kovind giving assent to the Agricultural Produce and Livestock Contract Farming and Services (Promotion and Facilitation) Act.
Researchers find new fish species in Kerala waters
A team of researchers has discovered a new deep sea fish species in Kerala waters. Glossanodon macrocephalus (common name Kerala argentine) with whitish and silvery body and white meat is edible.
Pak releases coin to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak
The government of Pakistan has released a new coin to commemorate the 550th anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.
- The coin worth Pakistan Rupees 50 will be available at the Kartarpur Sahib along with a postal stamp worth PKR 8 to the travelling pilgrims.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Industry leaders find Amazon, Apple and Alibaba the most disruptive firms
Amazon, Apple and Alibaba top the list of companies that tech industry leaders worry most about disrupting their business, according to a KPMG report.
- In a survey of more than 740 technology industry business leaders globally, DJI, Google, Netflix, Airbnb, Microsoft, Facebook, and Baidu round out the Top 10 list.
Arjun Bhati wins Indian Golf Union Junior National Championship
Arjun Bhati has won the Indian Golf Union Junior National Championship -2019 by defeating Bangalore’s Aryan during the three-day final match at Tollygunge Golf Course in Kolkata.
Dattatray Padsalgikar, ex-police chief of Mumbai, is new Dy NSA
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner and Maharashtra DGP Dattatray Padsalgikar, was appointed as Deputy National Security Advisor (NSA).
Atanu Chakraborty gets additional charge of Department of Expenditure
Secretary at the Department of Economic Affairs Atanu Chakraborty has been given additional charge of the Department of Expenditure.
- He will replace G C Murmu who was been named as the first Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.
Argentine diplomat Rafael Grossi appointed IAEA chief
Argentine diplomat Rafael Grossi has been appointed to succeed late Yukiya Amano as the new director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a United Nations’ nuclear watchdog.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announces resignation
Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced resignation from the post amid a wave of protests against his government in nearly two weeks.
IIM Calcutta bags 17th spot in prestigious global management ranking
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta has secured the 17th rank globally in the ‘Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings 2019.’
- The institute got the ranking for its 2-Year Masters in Business Administration (formerly Post Graduate Programme in Management).
- The position has been advanced by six ranks this year and the institute bagged the 1st place among the five Indian B-Schools listed in the rankings.
Gandhi Mandela Award 2019, an initiative to commemorate All Time World Pioneers
The Gandhi Mandela Foundation, a New Delhi based non-profit organization, under the aegis of Interactive Forum on Indian Economy (a govt of India recognized 80G, 12A complaint), committed to the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, has constituted India’s first International Award, The Gandhi Mandela Award.
- Announcing the award on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Foundation said that the award honours exemplary work and achievements of the Heads of State and Government and other distinguished persons/organizations around the world.
Tamil actor Mano passes away
Popular mimicry artist and actor Mano passed away in a tragic accident. He and his wife, were driving their car when the accident occurred. Their car lost control and hit the median where Mano suffered serious injuries and died on the spot.
Former SC Judge and Karnataka Lokayukta N Venkatachala passes away
Former Karnataka Lokayukta and former Supreme Court Judge N Venkatachala passed away at the age of 89.
Former Rajasthan Home Minister Digvijay Singh passes away at 86
Former Rajasthan Home Minister Digvijay Singh (86) has passed away. Singh was unwell for several days.
Sadako Ogata, first female U.N. refugee chief, passes away
Sadako Ogata, a high-profile Japanese diplomat who served as the first female United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 1991 to 2000, has passed away.
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