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Who among the following has recently been elected as the chairman of the banking industry lobby Indian Banks Association for fiscal 2019-20?
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Who: Indian Banks Association
What: elects Rajnish Kumar as chairman
When: published on 18th October 2019

SBI's head Rajnish Kumar has been elected as the chairman of the banking industry lobby Indian Banks Association for fiscal 2019-20.

The body, which represents banks' interests with the government and regulators, said it has three top bankers from various lenders as its deputy chairmen.

An official statement said these include Union Bank of India’s G Rajkiran Rai, S S Mallikarjuna Rao of Punjab National Bank and Madhav Kalyan JP Morgan Chase Bank.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/banking/indian-banks-association-elects-rajnish-kumar-as-chairman/articleshow/71655308.cms
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As per the recent news, which of the following countries is going hire more skilled Pakistani workers?
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Who: Japan
What: to hire more skilled Pakistani workers
When: published on 20th October 2019

Ambassador of Japan in Pakistan Kuninori Matsuda has said his country would sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Pakistani government to hire more skilled workers.

Addressing at a reception hosted by him for journalists at his residence on Friday, the Ambassador said Pakistan was among top 10 countries from where Japan was looking to hire skilled workforce.

He told the press that Pakistani workers currently serving in Japan were contributing to the country's development with dedication and honesty.

The Ambassador said the workers would also be given working visas of Japan but as pre-requisite, they would have to learn Japanese language what he said was very easy to do. He said the workers who would spend five years successfully in Japan would be allowed to bring their respective families to Japan.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/international/pakistan/country-to-hire-more-pakistani-workers-offer-family-visa
3
Who among the following was recently named Vogue’s Sportsperson of the Year?
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B
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Who: Dutee Chand
What: named Vogue’s Sportsperson of the Year
When: published on 20th October 2019

Ace sprinter Dutee Chand has been named Sportsperson of the Year in the second edition of the Vogue Women of the Year awards.

Besides winning the prestigious honour, Dutee will also feature on the cover of Vogue India’s November 2019 edition.

Dutee broke the national record in the 100-metre event at the National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi Ocrober 11. She won her semifinal with a time of 11.22 seconds and went on to win the final with a time of 11.25 seconds.

Besides her record-breaking feats on the track, Dutee is also considered as India’s first openly gay athlete. The Jajpur-born sprinter braved the media storm earlier this year and announced that she was in a same-sex relationship. The news earned her praise from many quarters, including a note of encouragement from American talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.orissapost.com/dutee-chand-named-vogues-sportsperson-of-the-year/
4
World’s oldest known natural pearl was recently discovered in:
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Who: World’s oldest known natural pearl
What: discovered on Abu Dhabi island
When: published on 20th October 2019

The oldest known natural pearl in the world has been discovered by Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi archaeologists working at a Neolithic site on Marawah Island, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi.

Dubbed the "Abu Dhabi Pearl", it was found in layers that have been radiocarbon dated to 5,800-5,600 BCE, during the Neolithic period.

The discovery is proof that pearls and oysters were being used in the UAE nearly 8,000 years ago, and represents the earliest known evidence for pearling yet discovered anywhere in the world.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://gulfnews.com/uae/worlds-oldest-known-natural-pearl-discovered-on-abu-dhabi-island-1.1571578188392
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Who among the following has recently won the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational golf tournament?
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Who: Ajeetesh Sandhu
What: clinches Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational title
When: published on 20th October 2019

Chandigarh’s Ajeetesh Sandhu pipped Delhi’s Rashid Khan for the title in a photo-finish on the final day of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational golf tournament on Sunday.

Ajeetesh, playing at his home course, made a spectacular comeback in regulation play before coming through in a marathon playoff that lasted four extra holes at the Chandigarh Golf Club.

It was a classical contest for the ages that saw Sandhu collect the winning cheque worth Rs. 24,24,750 that catapulted him from 48th to second position in the TATA Steel PGTI Order of Merit.

Rashid extended his lead to over Rs 34 lakhs in the PGTI’s money list despite his heart-breaking loss. Khan’s PGTI earnings for 2019 now stand at a whopping Rs. 61,21,653.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://sportstar.thehindu.com/golf/ajeetesh-sandhu-rashid-khan-jeev-milkha-singh-invitational-tournament-pgti-players-championship/article29752167.ece

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 23rd October 2019
 
1. India to celebrate silver Jubilee of Pulse Polio Programme on 31 October.
(23rd October 2019 Current Affairs Quiz)

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said that the government is working towards ensuring 100% coverage with all lifesaving and absolutely free of cost vaccines available under Universal Immunization Programme (UIP). The program will be implemented on the lines of pulse polio programme. Since 2014, from the inception of Narendra Modi government"s programme Mission Indradhanush — the Universal Immunization (UIP) — the basket of vaccines has expanded to cover 12 Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs) from the earlier seven.

As of today, Mission Indradhanush and related programmes have successfully reached out to and vaccinated 3.39 crore children and 87.2 Lakh pregnant women in India. “The best practices and the systems established by the Pulse Polio programme have benefitted other health programs, viz. the community mobilization, logistics management, reaching the last mile or setting up a surveillance system," said Harsh Vardhan.

2. Andrew McDonald appointed as the new head coach of Rajasthan Royals.
(23rd October 2019 Important Current Affairs Quiz of 23rd October 2019)

Former Australia international Andrew McDonald has been appointed as the head coach of Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals for a three-year tenure.

McDonald will replace South African Paddy Upton, who coached Rajasthan on two separate tenures, first from 2013 to 2015, followed by a solitary season in 2019. In the latest edition of the IPL, Royals struggled under him, failing to make it to the playoffs and finishing second-last on the points table with five wins in 14 games.

3. President Unveils Mahatma Gandhi's Bust In Philippines.
(Latest Current Affairs Capsule of 23rd October 2019)

President Ram Nath Kovind unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Manila, marking the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation and hoped that future generations would be inspired from his legacy of compassion, truth and ethics.

President Kovind took part in the event at the Centre for Peace Education in Miriam college in Manila, the Philippines, during his five-day visit to the Southeast Asian nation.

4. State Bank of India launched contactless mobile phone payments facility.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 23rd October 2019)

The SBI Card launched 'SBI Card Pay', a payment feature based on Host Card Emulation (HCE) technology for faster, convenient and more secure card payments using mobile phones. "SBI Card Pay is aimed at redefining the payments experience for our customers. Using cutting-edge technologies such as HCE. We want to provide seamless yet swift payments at a speed that matches dynamic lifestyle of today's consumers. We believe that contactless payments are playing a key role in country's digital payments drive and as the supporting infrastructure increases countrywide, adoption is bound to accelerate significantly," said Hardayal Prasad, MD & CEO, SBI Card.

Contactless payment in which you just have to tap your credit card or debit card has been on the rise due to the convenience it provides as payment is done just with a tap of your credit or debit card and you do not have to enter your PIN to make payment. However, now we are moving towards contactless payment through mobile, which is not done via any mobile app but through a tap of your mobile to make payment at PoS (Point of Sale) terminal of the merchants or other recipients.

5. Ajeetesh Sandhu clinches Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational title.
(Most Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 23rd October 2019)

Chandigarh’s Ajeetesh Sandhu pipped Delhi’s Rashid Khan for the title in a photo-finish on the final day of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational golf tournament on Sunday.

Ajeetesh, playing at his home course, made a spectacular comeback in regulation play before coming through in a marathon playoff that lasted four extra holes at the Chandigarh Golf Club.

It was a classical contest for the ages that saw Sandhu collect the winning cheque worth Rs. 24,24,750 that catapulted him from 48th to second position in the TATA Steel PGTI Order of Merit.

Rashid extended his lead to over Rs 34 lakhs in the PGTI’s money list despite his heart-breaking loss. Khan’s PGTI earnings for 2019 now stand at a whopping Rs. 61,21,653.

6. World’s oldest known natural pearl discovered on Abu Dhabi island.
(Today’s Current Affairs PDF of 23rd October 2019)

The oldest known natural pearl in the world has been discovered by Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi archaeologists working at a Neolithic site on Marawah Island, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi.

Dubbed the "Abu Dhabi Pearl", it was found in layers that have been radiocarbon dated to 5,800-5,600 BCE, during the Neolithic period.

The discovery is proof that pearls and oysters were being used in the UAE nearly 8,000 years ago, and represents the earliest known evidence for pearling yet discovered anywhere in the world.

7. Dutee Chand named Vogue’s Sportsperson of the Year.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 23rd October 2019)

Ace sprinter Dutee Chand has been named Sportsperson of the Year in the second edition of the Vogue Women of the Year awards.

Besides winning the prestigious honour, Dutee will also feature on the cover of Vogue India’s November 2019 edition.

Dutee broke the national record in the 100-metre event at the National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi Ocrober 11. She won her semifinal with a time of 11.22 seconds and went on to win the final with a time of 11.25 seconds.

Besides her record-breaking feats on the track, Dutee is also considered as India’s first openly gay athlete. The Jajpur-born sprinter braved the media storm earlier this year and announced that she was in a same-sex relationship. The news earned her praise from many quarters, including a note of encouragement from American talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres.

8. Japan to hire more skilled Pakistani workers.
(Latest Current Affairs in Short of 23rd October 2019)

Ambassador of Japan in Pakistan Kuninori Matsuda has said his country would sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Pakistani government to hire more skilled workers.

Addressing at a reception hosted by him for journalists at his residence on Friday, the Ambassador said Pakistan was among top 10 countries from where Japan was looking to hire skilled workforce.

He told the press that Pakistani workers currently serving in Japan were contributing to the country's development with dedication and honesty.

The Ambassador said the workers would also be given working visas of Japan but as pre-requisite, they would have to learn Japanese language what he said was very easy to do. He said the workers who would spend five years successfully in Japan would be allowed to bring their respective families to Japan.

9. Iran elected International Social Security Association’s bureau member.
(Current Affairs and GK Quiz of 23rd October 2019)

Mostafa Salari, the managing director of Iran’s Social Security Organization, has been elected as a member of the bureau of the International Social Security Association (ISSA), representing Asia and Pacific region, ISNA reported.

The World Social Security Forum took place in Brussels, Belgium, from October 14 to 18, 2019.

The Forum is the largest and most important international event for social security. Involving more than 1,000 participants, from more than 150 countries, including ministers, administrators, CEOs and senior managers in social security administration, according to ISSA website.

The Bureau constitutes the administrative authority of the Association, composed of the President of the ISSA, the Treasurer, the Secretary General, and elected members representing the different geographical regions of the world.

10. Indian Banks Association elects Rajnish Kumar as chairman.
(Top Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 23rd October 2019)

SBI's head Rajnish Kumar has been elected as the chairman of the banking industry lobby Indian Banks Association for fiscal 2019-20.

The body, which represents banks' interests with the government and regulators, said it has three top bankers from various lenders as its deputy chairmen.

An official statement said these include Union Bank of India’s G Rajkiran Rai, S S Mallikarjuna Rao of Punjab National Bank and Madhav Kalyan JP Morgan Chase Bank.
 
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