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Which of the following countries has recently declared as 2020 Muslim Man of the Year?
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Who: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan
What: declared ‘Muslim Man of the Year’
When: published on 9th October 2019

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been declared as Muslim Man of the Year 2020 by Jordan’s Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre.

Imran won the title in the recent list of the most persuasive Muslims in the world issued by the Centre.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran has also become the sixth most popular world leader on Twitter, boasting 10.5 million followers on the social media platform.

The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (RISSC) is an autonomous research entity with the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Jordan.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://gulfnews.com/uae/pakistan-prime-minister-imran-khan-declared-muslim-man-of-the-year-1.67011324
2
Which of the following banks has recently reduced cut deposit and lending rates by 25 basis points (bps) to 3.25% from 3.5% for deposits of up to Rs.1 lakh?
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Who: SBI
What: cuts savings account interest rate to 3.25% from Nov 1
When: published on 10th October 2019

From November 1, the country's largest lender will reduce the interest rate on retail savings accounts by 25 basis points (bps). SBI announced yesterday that in view of the adequate liquidity in the system, savings accounts with balance up to Rs 1 lakh will earn 3.25 per cent interest from next month, down from 3.5 per cent currently.

SBI's announcement spells bad news for smaller depositors since other banks are likely to follow suit. It's happened before. In 2017, the last time the bank tinkered with this rate - pruning it down by 50 bps from 4 per cent - most large banks including Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, PNB, Bank of Baroda and ICICI Bank were quick to announce similar rate cuts.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.businesstoday.in/sectors/banks/sbi-cuts-savings-account-interest-rate-from-nov-1/story/383867.html
3
Which of the following has recently permitted women to serve in the armed forces?
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Who: Saudi Arabia
What: allows women to serve in armed forces
When: published on 10th October 2019

Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that it will allow women in the ultra-conservative kingdom to serve in the armed forces as it embarks on a broad programme of economic and social reforms. The move is the latest in a series of measures aimed at increasing the rights of women in the kingdom, even as rights groups accuse Riyadh of cracking down on women activists.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's de facto ruler, has approved a handful of reforms aimed at widening women's rights, including allowing them to drive and to travel abroad without consent from a male "guardian".

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.firstpost.com/world/saudi-arabia-allows-women-to-serve-in-armed-forces-move-comes-as-part-of-measures-taken-to-increase-womens-rights-7476251.html
4
Name the Prime Minister’s Innovative Learning Programme which is going to be launch from the ISRO headquarters by HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank.'
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Who: 60 students
What: selected for PM innovative programme 'DHRUV' at ISRO headquarters
When: published on 10th October 2019

'DHRUV,' the Prime Minister Innovative Learning Programme, will be launched from the ISRO headquarters on Thursday by HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank.'

ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan, Wing Cdr Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to enter space and Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, Prof K Vijay Raghavan will be the guests of honour at the launch of the programme.

The objective of DHRUV would be to allow talented students realise their full potential and contribute to society, said a government press release.

The programme aims at identifying and encouraging talented children to enrich their skills and knowledge.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/news/story/dhruv-prime-minister-innovative-learning-programme-isro-headquarters-1607786-2019-10-10
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Central government has recently issued penalty on ____________ states and UTs for not performing on various health parameters.
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Who: Centre
What: issued penalty on 14 states and UTs for not performing on various health parameters
When: published on 10th October 2019

At least 14 states and union territories were penalised under National Health Mission for not performing on various health parameters in 2018-19.

In a special initiative run by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare based on “result based funding", the penalised states will lose out on NHM funds for performance linked conditionalities from the Central government.

According to the scheme, while 80% of the resource envelope earmarked for the State would be assuredly available, 20% of the resource envelope would depend on State’s performance on agreed conditionalities.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.livemint.com/science/health/14-states-lose-on-national-health-mission-funds-over-non-performance-11570642287794.html

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 12th October 2019
 
1. International Girl Child Day was observed on 11th October 2019.
(12th October 2019 Current Affairs Quiz)

Since 2012, October 11 has been celebrated as the International Day of the Girl Child across the world. The main aim of this event is to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.

This year's International Day of the Girl Child theme is, "GirlForce: Unscripted and unstoppable". The theme celebrate achievements by, with and for girls since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

2. First-of-Its-Kind Satellite Servicing Spacecraft Launches on Russian Rocket.
(Today’s Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 12th October 2019)

The robotic Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) launched atop a Russian Proton rocket today (Oct. 9) from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:17 a.m. EDT (1017 GMT, 4:17 p.m. local Kazakhstan time).

MEV-1, which was built by Virginia-based company Northrop Grumman, launched along with the Eutelsat 5 West B communications satellite. If all goes according to plan, both spacecraft will deploy into a supersynchronous transfer orbit about 16 hours after liftoff.

3. Unicef Launches Cryptocurrency Fund.
(Important Current Affairs Quiz of 12th October 2019)

UNICEF will now be able to receive, hold and disburse donations of cryptocurrencies ether and bitcoin, through its newly-established UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund. In a first for United Nations organizations, UNICEF will use cryptocurrencies to fund open source technology benefiting children and young people around the world.

Under the structure of the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund, contributions will be held in their cryptocurrency of contribution, and granted out in the same cryptocurrency.

4. Kerala signs MoU with Bahrain to collaborate for startup growth in state.
(Most Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 12th October 2019)

Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), the Kerala government organisation supporting the startup ecosystem in the state, has tied up with the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) to support technology startups. EDB is the investment promotion agency for the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The MoU would help promote innovation in their respective markets in financial technology, information and communication technology (ICT) and related emerging technologies.

The key focus of the MoU is to build business opportunities for each country’s startups in the other’s market. The scope of cooperation also includes the facilitation of delegation visits to Bahrain and India, as well as collaboration on knowledge exchange and best practices regarding education programmes and curricula, including facilitating and enhancing cooperation between relevant parties such as financial and technological institutions, universities and research institutions, technology experts, and government agencies.

5. Cultsport sportswear ropes in Jasprit Bumrah as their brand ambassador.
(Today’s Current Affairs Quiz of 12th October 2019)

Integrated health and wellness start-up, cure.fit, announced its association with Jasprit Bumrah by making him as their brand ambassador for its premium sportswear brand, cultsport.

'We are happy to embark on this collaborative journey with Jasprit Bumrah. Together, we are confident of not only enhancing our brand presence across the country, but also creating high quality products that help the everyday athlete look good and perform better every day. Bumrah was a natural choice for us as he is an epitome of our brand traits of precision, performance and perfection,' said Gautam Kotamraju- Head cultsport.

'At cultsport, we aim to empower the Indian fitness enthusiast with products that come with latest performance technology, functionality, longevity and a fashion forward approach. Coming from the house of cult.fit, we believe in the celebration of fitness and the importance of process that will make our consumers be better every day,' he said.

6. Centre issued penalty on 14 states and UTs for not performing on various health parameters.
(Latest Current Affairs PDF of 12th October 2019)

At least 14 states and union territories were penalised under National Health Mission for not performing on various health parameters in 2018-19.

In a special initiative run by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare based on “result based funding", the penalised states will lose out on NHM funds for performance linked conditionalities from the Central government.

According to the scheme, while 80% of the resource envelope earmarked for the State would be assuredly available, 20% of the resource envelope would depend on State’s performance on agreed conditionalities.

7. 60 students selected for PM innovative programme 'DHRUV' at ISRO headquarters.
(Today’s Current Affairs Capsule of 12th October 2019)

'DHRUV,' the Prime Minister Innovative Learning Programme, will be launched from the ISRO headquarters on Thursday by HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank.'

ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan, Wing Cdr Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to enter space and Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, Prof K Vijay Raghavan will be the guests of honour at the launch of the programme.

The objective of DHRUV would be to allow talented students realise their full potential and contribute to society, said a government press release.

The programme aims at identifying and encouraging talented children to enrich their skills and knowledge.

8. Saudi Arabia allows women to serve in armed forces.
(Current Affairs in Short of 12th October 2019)

Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that it will allow women in the ultra-conservative kingdom to serve in the armed forces as it embarks on a broad programme of economic and social reforms. The move is the latest in a series of measures aimed at increasing the rights of women in the kingdom, even as rights groups accuse Riyadh of cracking down on women activists.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's de facto ruler, has approved a handful of reforms aimed at widening women's rights, including allowing them to drive and to travel abroad without consent from a male "guardian".

9. SBI cuts savings account interest rate to 3.25% from Nov 1.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 12th October 2019)

From November 1, the country's largest lender will reduce the interest rate on retail savings accounts by 25 basis points (bps). SBI announced yesterday that in view of the adequate liquidity in the system, savings accounts with balance up to Rs 1 lakh will earn 3.25 per cent interest from next month, down from 3.5 per cent currently.

SBI's announcement spells bad news for smaller depositors since other banks are likely to follow suit. It's happened before. In 2017, the last time the bank tinkered with this rate - pruning it down by 50 bps from 4 per cent - most large banks including Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, PNB, Bank of Baroda and ICICI Bank were quick to announce similar rate cuts.

10. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan declared ‘Muslim Man of the Year’.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 12th October 2019)

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been declared as Muslim Man of the Year 2020 by Jordan’s Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre.

Imran won the title in the recent list of the most persuasive Muslims in the world issued by the Centre.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran has also become the sixth most popular world leader on Twitter, boasting 10.5 million followers on the social media platform.

The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (RISSC) is an autonomous research entity with the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Jordan.
 
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