Top 11 Current Affairs – 23 October 2021 with FREE PDF

Current Affairs is an important part of preparation for competitive exams like UPSC, IAS, SSC, Bank and CTET. The candidate needs to possess a thorough knowledge of current affairs as that would fetch him high marks. It is vital that he must be updated with the current events happening across the globe especially India somehow …

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Can the Union Government ‘Continue’ an Outgoing CBI Director?

The Supreme Court asked the Union Government to respond whether it can, in “exceptional circumstances”, continue with the outgoing Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director rather than appointing an “Acting” chief. It asked the Government that instead of an interim or an ‘Acting’ Director, CBI could continue with the incumbent until the high-powered selection committee …

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US Defence Secretary Calls for More Cooperation in Black Sea

U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin urged more defence cooperation among Black Sea allies ahead of a NATO Ministers summit. Action was needed by littoral states of the Black Sea amid Russia “militarisation” of the region. The region is vulnerable to Russian aggression and we’ve seen evidence of that by ongoing actions in eastern Ukraine (and) …

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A Blockchain based E-Voting System in India

Around 55.6% of the total 3,830 persons, who registered their names through the distributed ledger technology based e-voting application, participated in the dummy election (mock e-voting) conducted by the Telangana State Election Commission (TSEC). It was conducted as part of the dry run of the country’s first smartphone-based e-voting solution, on a pilot basis in …

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COVID-19 A Game Changer In Combating Child Sexual Abuse Online

The Global Threat Assessment report 2021, launched by WeProtect Global Alliance, said COVID-19 had contributed to a significant spike in child sexual exploitation and abuse online. WeProtect Global Alliance is a global movement of more than 200 governments, private sector companies and civil society organisations working together to transform the global response to child sexual …

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Decision on Income Ceiling for NEET UG Quota

The Supreme Court asked the Government if it wants to revisit the limit of ₹8 lakh annual income fixed for determining the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category for reservation in NEET admissions for medical courses under the all-India quota. The Bench expressed its annoyance at the Government for not filing an affidavit explaining how it …

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AIM Launches Digi-Book ‘Innovations for You’

NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) has launched a Digi-Book – “Innovations for You” an attempt to showcase the success stories of Atal Innovation Mission’s Startups in different domains. These startups have worked to create new, disruptive and innovative products, services, and solutions that can pave a path for a sustainable future. The first edition …

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E-Cigarette Use Does Not Help Smokers Quit, So Why Are They Popular?

E-cigarettes, considered less harmful than traditional tobacco, are designed to vaporize a liquid that consumers inhale. An analysis by the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at University of California San Diego and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, has found that e-cigarette use …

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Genetically Edited Plants Closer to Reality

It is yet to decide on a research proposal from its own scientists which would allow plants to be genetically modified without the need for conventional transgenic technology, even as the Centre investigates allegations that unauthorised genetically modified (GM) rice was exported to Europe. Scientists at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute are in the process …

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India Administers One Billion Vaccination Doses

India scripted history with its COVID-19 vaccine doses administered crossing the one-billion mark — accomplished in just about nine months after the vaccination programme rollout on January 16. What is even more outstanding is the targeting of adults. Unlike the established universal immunisation programme, for infants and children, India has never undertaken any massive universal …

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