22 October 2021 Daily Current Affairs With Video Lecture [DOWNLOAD PDF]

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 22 October 2021

India Achieves the Major Milestone of ‘One Billion’ Vaccinations

  • Recovery Rate currently at 98.15%; Highest since March 2020
  • 18,454 New Cases reported in the last 24 hours
  • India’s Active Caseload stands at 1,78,831
  • Weekly Positivity Rate (1.34%) less than 3% for last 118 days.
  • Best Wishes poured in from across the nation and globe on this remarkable feat.

Digi-Book Innovations for You Sector in Focus – Health Care

  • NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) has launched – “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 of this book is focused on innovations in Health Care and soon other sectors shall follow.
  • As the country celebrates the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav – 75th Year of Independence, Innovations for Your series by Atal Innovation Mission capture show startups in various sectors are innovating to create a sustainable future in a post pandemic era.
  • The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is the Government of India’s flagship initiative to promote innovation and entrepreneurship culture in the country.
  • AIM is mandated to create an umbrella structure to oversee innovation ecosystem of the country and revolutionizing the innovation eco-system – touching upon the entire innovation life cycle through various programs.

Police Commemoration Day 2021

  • 21 October is Police Martyrs’ Day (or Police Commemoration Day), observed by police departments nationwide.
  • On this date in 1959, a Central Reserve Police Force patrol at the Indo-Tibetan border in Ladakh was ambushed by Chinese forces, as part of the ongoing Sino-Indian border dispute.
  • Since independence, more than 34,000 police personnel have lost their lives while protecting the country.

Centenary Celebrations of Bihar Legislative Assembly

  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind graced the centenary celebrations of Bihar Legislative Assembly and addressed the members of Bihar Legislature in Patna today (October 21, 2021).
  • He also laid the foundation stone for Shatabdi Smriti Stambh and planted a sapling of Mahabodhi Tree in the premises of Bihar Legislative Assembly on the occasion.
  • The present-day legislature has its genesis in the December 12, 1911, decision of British emperor George V regarding the creation of a separate province combining Bihar and Orissa, with Patna as its headquarters, and it was notified on March 22, 1912. Later, an independent building and secretariat for the Provincial Legislative Council was built in 1920.

CCEA gives nod to PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan

  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, CCEA has approved PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan including institutional framework for rolling out, implementation, monitoring and support mechanism for providing multi-modal connectivity.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched PM Gatishakti National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity on 13th October. Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said implementation framework includes Empowered Group of Secretaries, Network Planning Group and Technical Support Unit with required technical competencies.
  • Empowered Group of Secretaries, EGOS will be headed by Cabinet Secretary and will consist of Secretaries of 18 Ministries as members and Head of Logistics Division as Member Convenor. The EGOS has been mandated to review and monitor implementation of the PM Gatishakti NMP to ensure logistics efficiency. It is empowered to prescribe framework and norms for undertaking any subsequent amendments to the NMP.
  • EGOS shall also set out the procedure and definitive framework for synchronization of various activities and ensure that various initiatives of infrastructure development are part of the common integrated digital platform. EGOS will also look at the interventions required to meet the demand side, in efficiently transporting bulk goods on the requirement of various Ministries like Steel, Coal, and Fertilizer.
  • CCEA has also approved formation, composition, and terms of reference for Network Planning Group consisting of heads of Network Planning wing of respective infrastructure ministries and it will assist the EGOS.

52nd International Film Festival of India

  • The 52nd edition of the  IFFI will be held in Goa from November 20 – 28. Considering the present COVID-19 situation, the 52nd IFFI will be held in a hybrid format.

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • Chairperson of the Provincial Constitution Committee of the Constituent Assembly?
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
  • J.B. Kripalani

ANSWER: B

  • Which among the following constitutional amendment act, reduced the age of voting from 21 years to 18 years?
  • 59th Amendment Act
  • 60th Amendment Act
  • 61st Amendment Act
  • 62nd Amendment Act

ANSWER: C

  • In which among the following parts of Constitution of India are enshrined the Fundamental Duties?
  • Part III
  • Part IIIA
  • Part IVA
  • Part IV

ANSWER: C

  • Till now, the Preamble of Constitution of India has been amended for how many times?
  • Never
  • Once
  • Twice
  • Thrice

ANSWER: B

  • The first national flag of India is said to have been hoisted on 7th August 1906 in _________.
  • Madras
  • Bombay
  • Calcutta
  • Delhi

ANSWER: C

  • The chairman of the Committee on Public Accounts is nominated by which among the following?
  • President
  • Lok Sabha Speaker
  • Lok Sabha Secretary
  • Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs

ANSWER: A

  • The Constituent Assembly adopted the motion of national flag on _____.
  • 24th Jan 1950
  • 26th Jan 1950
  • 15th Aug 1947
  • 22nd July 1947

ANSWER: D

  • Which of the following acts created Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William?
  • The Regulating Act 1773
  • Indian Councils Act 1861
  • Dundas Bill of 1783
  • Charter Act of 1833

ANSWER: A

  • The Ad-hoc Committee on the National Flag was headed by ________.
  • B R Ambedkar
  • Sardar Patel
  • Pandit Nehru
  • Rajendra Prasad

ANSWER: D

  • Who was the first Chief election commissioner of India
  • KVK Sundaram
  • SP Sen Verma
  • Sukumar Sen
  • Rajamannar

ANSWER: C

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