Current affairs are one of the inevitable and compulsive topics in almost every competitive examination. It is inevitable for an aspirant to get updated on daily current affairs happening around the world. Daily newspaper reading and follow-ups are necessary for comprehending these current affairs sections. This article has provided the top weekly current affairs from October 11 to October 17, 2021, which will help all aspirants improve scores in their competitive examinations like PSC, SSC, RRB, and Banking.
Top Current Affairs for all Competitive Exams 2021 October 11 to October 17
Here is the list of top current affairs of the week October 11 to October 17, 2021, which will be helpful for all competitive examinations like PSC, SSC, RRB, Banking, etc.
Varanasi to become India’s first City to start Ropeway Service in Public Transportation
- Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh will become the first city in India to use ropeway services in public transportation. Overall, Varanasi will be the third city in the world after Bolivia and Mexico City to use the ropeway in public transportation.
- The total cost of the ropeway project is Rs 424 crore. The total distance of 4.2 km will be covered in just 15 minutes.
- The cost of the project will be divided between the Centre and the state government at 80:20.
51st Kerala State Film Awards
- Best Film – The Great Indian Kitchen (Director: Joe Baby )
- Best Actress – Anna Ben ( Kappela)
- Best Actor – Jayasurya (Vellam )
- Best Director – Siddharth Siva (Ennivar)
- Second Best Film –Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam (Director: Senna Hegde)
- Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value – Ayyappanum Koshiyum (Dir- Sachidanandan KR)
- Best Character Actor (Female) – Sreerekha ( Veyil)
- Best Character Actor (Male) – Sudheesh ( Ennivar, Bhoomiyile Manohara Swakaryam )
Air Force museum inaugurated at Akkulam
- On the occasion of the 89th anniversary of the Air Force, a museum to commemorate the event was opened at Akkulam Tourist Village here.
- The museum is a joint venture between the tourism department and the Southern Air Command of the Air Force.
- The museum was inaugurated by minister for tourism P A Mohamed Riyas in the presence of Air Marshal J Chalapati, Air Officer Commanding-In-Chief of the Southern Air Command.
Winners of UEFA Nations League 2020 – 21- France
- The 2020–21 UEFA Nations League is the second season of the UEFA Nations League, an international association football competition involving the men’s national teams of the 55 member associations of UEFA.
- The competition is being held from September to November 2020 (league phase), October 2021 (Nations League Finals), and March 2022 (relegation playoffs).
- Portugal was the defending champions, having won the inaugural 2019 finals.
- France won the final 2–1 against Spain for their first UEFA Nations League title.
Forest – Wildlife Photography Award 2021 of Kerala Government
- As in the past several years, Kerala Forest Department (KFD) is conducting a Wildlife Photography contest for the general public of India, in connection with the Wildlife Week Celebrations – 2021.
- Winner of Forest – Wildlife Photography Award 2021 of Kerala Government – Vignesh B Sivan
- Winner of Forest – Wildlife Short film contest – Shabeer T.A
Jonas Gahr Store becomes Norway’s new Prime Minister
- Jonas Gahr Store, the Leader of the Labour Party in Norway, has assumed the charge of the Prime Minister of Norway with effect from October 14, 2021.
- In September 2021, Store’s Labour Party won the parliamentary elections, following which incumbent Prime Minister Erna Solberg and her government stepped down.
- Emilie Enger Mehl became Norway’s youngest-ever justice minister at age 28, while the foreign minister portfolio went to another woman — Anniken Scharning Huitfeldt.
India ranks 101 in Global Hunger Index 2021
- India’s rank has dropped to the 101st position among 116 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021.
- In 2020, India was placed at 94th spot, out of 107 countries.
- The 2021 GHI score of India is recorded at 27.5 out of 50, which comes under the serious category.
- Neighbouring countries like Nepal (76), Bangladesh (76), Myanmar (71) and Pakistan (92) are also in the ‘alarming’ hunger category but have fared better at feeding their citizens than India, according to the report.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Indian Space Association (ISpA)
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Indian Space Association (ISpA) on October 11, 2021, via videoconferencing.
- ISpA will work towards boosting space technology in India, with a focus on capacity building and space economic hubs and incubators in India.
- First Chairman – Jayant Patil, L&T-NxT Senior Executive Vice President for Defence
- Vice-President – Rahul Vatts, Bharti Airtel’s chief regulatory officer
- Director-General – Lt Gen. A.K. Bhatt (Retd.)
Bathukamma, the unique festival of flowers begins in Telangana
- The famous Bathukamma floral festival celebration has begun in the state of Telangana and some parts of Andhra Pradesh.
- The celebration of the nine days festival starts on the day of Mahalaya Amavasya (also known Pitru Amavasya) and culminates on Durgashtami which is two days before Dussehra.
- Goddess Maha Gauri-‘Life Giver’ is worshipped in the form of Bathukamma.
- To mark the festival, a beautiful flower stack is made with different unique seasonal flowers, in seven concentric layers in the shape of temple gopuram.
Chennai Super Kings wins 2021 IPL title
- Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the finals to win the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) title.
- Orange Cap – Ruturaj Gaikwad
- Purple Cap – Harshal Patel
- Emerging Player – Ruturaj Gaikwad
- Most Valuable Player – Harshal Patel
- Fair Play Award – Rajasthan Royals
- This is the Fourth IPL title of Chennai Super Kings
- Youngest player to win the orange cup in the history of IPL – Ruturaj Gaikwad
- Mumbai Indians team has won the IPL title highest number of times, i.e 5 times.
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