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Which of the following states was in news that has approved Rs.667 crore for safe city project?
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Who: Karnataka
What: has approved Rs.667 crore for safe city project
When: published on 22nd October 2019

Over 16,000 surveillance cameras and GIS-based crime mapping devices for predictive policing are among the measures to be put in place in the Bengaluru under a Rs. 667 crore proposal for women safety under the Nirbhaya Fund, approved by the Karnataka Cabinet on Tuesday.

Under the Nirbhaya fund to implement the Safe City Project in Bengaluru, Rs. 667 crore Request for Proposal (RFP) has been approved, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister JC Madhuswamy said in his briefing on the cabinet decisions.

He said Bengaluru was among the cities chosen by the Centre under the safe city programme to ensure protection of women in public places.

The project proposal would be implemented over a three year period and the Centre will bear 60 per cent of the cost and state 40 per cent, the minister said.

The project aimed at providing safety for women in Bengaluru 24x7 by installing CCTV cameras, surveillance cameras, panic buttons, up-gradation of dial 100 and GIS mapping of crimes in the city.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.ndtv.com/bangalore-news/karnataka-passes-rs-667-crore-proposal-for-safety-of-bengaluru-women-2121070
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Navy from which of the following countries has recently discovered five new islands in the Arctic?
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Who: Russian navy
What: discovers five new islands as glaciers melt in the Arctic
When: published on 22nd October 2019

Russia's navy has discovered five new islands revealed by melting glaciers in the remote Arctic.

Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseyev said an expedition in August and September charted the islands, which have yet to be named and were previously hidden under glaciers.

"Mainly this is of course caused by changes to the ice situation," Admiral Moiseyev, who headed the expedition, said at a press conference in Moscow.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/russian-navy-discovers-five-new-islands-as-glaciers-melt-in-the-arctic
3
IAS officer Girish Chandra Murmu has been appointed the first Lieutenant-Governor of which of the following union territories?
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Who: Girish Chandra Murmu
What: appointed Lt. Governor of J&K
When: published on 25th October 2019

Expenditure Secretary Girish Chandra Murmu and former defence secretary Radha Krishna Mathur have been appointed the new Lt Governors of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh respectively, an official communication said.

The incumbent governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik, has been moved to Goa, a Rashtrapati Bhawan statement said.

Murmu is a 1985-batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre. Mathur, a 1977-batch officer of Tripura cadre, has served as the defence secretary and is a former chief information commissioner (CIC).

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https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/girish-chandra-murmu-appointed-lt-governor-of-jk-satya-pal-malik-moved-to-goa/article29801250.ece
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Which of the following bank has recently won the DigiDhan Mission Digital Payments Award?
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Who: YES Bank
What: won the DigiDhan Mission Digital Payments Award
When: published on 22nd October 2019

YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector bank, won the DigiDhan Mission Digital Payments Award 2018-19 for ‘Overall Performance in Digital Payments.

The award was presented by Chief Guest MR Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communication, Electronics & IT and Law & Justice.

Commenting on the recognition, Ritesh Pai, Chief Digital Officer, YES BANK said “The prestigious recognition from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), is a testament to the Bank’s leadership in the Digital Payments space, backed by robust innovation and technology frameworks. "

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.uniindia.com/yes-bank-wins-digital-payments-award-at-meity-startup-summit-2019/east/news/1766677.html
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First India Bangladesh Stakeholders Meet was held in which of the following states?
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Who: First India Bangladesh Stakeholders Meet
What: was held in Assam
When: published on 22nd October 2019

Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has said that Bangladesh and North East India could benefit from improved physical connectivity and people-to-people contact. Participating in the India-Bangladesh stakeholders' meeting in Guwahati, Mr Munshi said better connectivity would enhance consumers' welfare through access to goods at competitive prices and enhance opportunities for exporters.

The Minister requested India to withdraw the ban on the export of onions. He said India is the second-largest trading partner of Bangladesh and both the countries registered impressive growth in recent years.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal said India and Bangladesh are blessed to have the political leaders who are very keen to forge a more meaningful and mutually beneficial relationship. He said the Centre's Act East Policy gives a paradigm shift to the development narrative of North East region.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=373293

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 25th October 2019
 
1. Exercise Sindhu Sudarshan is going to be held in Rajasthan.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 25th October 2019)

More than 40,000 troops will take part in the Indian Army's exercise codenamed 'Sindhu Sudarshan' in the deserts of Rajasthan, from November 29 to December 4.

The Army will be carrying out this exercise using its integrated battle groups which are the new formations being raised by the force for warfighting in future.

2. India jumps to 63rd position in World Bank's Ease of Doing Business 2020 report.
(Important Current Affairs Quiz of 25th October 2019)

India has moved 14 places to be 63rd among 190 nations in the World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking released on Thursday on the back of multiple economic reforms by the Narendra Modi government. However, it failed to achieve government's target of being at 50th place.

The country was 77th among 190 countries in the previous ranking last year, an improvement by 23 places. The report assess improvement in ease of doing business environment in Delhi and Mumbai.

3. IIT Kanpur Partners with NTT DATA to Create Socioeconomic Benefits Through Technology Innovation.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 25th October 2019)

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has partnered with NTT DATA Services, a recognized leader in global technology services, to support and encourage entrepreneurship among recent graduates who are working on path-breaking technologies with socioeconomic impact in the fields of agriculture, healthcare, energy, water & sanitation, and education.

NTT DATA Services has committed financial support to IIT Kanpur’s Startup Incubation and Innovation Center (SIIC).

SIIC was established in 2000 in collaboration with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to foster innovation, research and entrepreneurial activities in technology related areas.

It will oversee and manage the IIT Kanpur Innovation Fellowship Program, which leverages SIIC’s experience as one of the most successful technology business incubators in the country for almost two decades to promote a culture of innovation among recent graduates.

4. Kais Saied sworn in as Tunisia's president.
(Today’s Current Affairs Quiz of 25th October 2019)

Kais Saied, a political outsider and retired law professor, was sworn in as Tunisian president on Wednesday after a landslide win in this month's election.

Mr Saied's victory delivered a heavy blow to a governing elite accused of failing to improve living standards or end corruption since the 2011 revolution that introduced democracy to the country.

The conservative academic who had no political experience won the overwhelming support of younger voters in an October 13 runoff.

Mr Saied was sworn in before members of the Constituent Assembly and other top state bodies.

The poll followed the death in July of Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia's first president freely elected by universal suffrage.

Mr Saied has won a clear mandate to fight corruption and promote social justice, even though his role focuses on security and diplomacy.

5. Pankaj Kumar appointed as the new CEO of UIDAI.
(Most Important Current Affairs Quiz of 25th October 2019)

Senior IAS officer Sanjeev Nandan Sahai was on Tuesday appointed the new power secretary replacing Subhash Chander Garg, who had sought voluntary retirement after being shunted out from the post of finance secretary soon after the budget was passed by Parliament.

Garg was serving a three-month notice period pending acceptance of his voluntary retirement.

An order issued by the personnel ministry said Sahai, a 1986-batch IAS officer of union territories cadre, will be power secretary in place of Garg who superannuates on October 31.

6. First India Bangladesh Stakeholders Meet was held in Assam.
(Top Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 25th October 2019)

Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has said that Bangladesh and North East India could benefit from improved physical connectivity and people-to-people contact. Participating in the India-Bangladesh stakeholders' meeting in Guwahati, Mr Munshi said better connectivity would enhance consumers' welfare through access to goods at competitive prices and enhance opportunities for exporters.

The Minister requested India to withdraw the ban on the export of onions. He said India is the second-largest trading partner of Bangladesh and both the countries registered impressive growth in recent years.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal said India and Bangladesh are blessed to have the political leaders who are very keen to forge a more meaningful and mutually beneficial relationship. He said the Centre's Act East Policy gives a paradigm shift to the development narrative of North East region.

7. YES Bank won the DigiDhan Mission Digital Payments Award.
(Today’s Current Affairs Capsule of 25th October 2019)

YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector bank, won the DigiDhan Mission Digital Payments Award 2018-19 for ‘Overall Performance in Digital Payments.

The award was presented by Chief Guest MR Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communication, Electronics & IT and Law & Justice.

Commenting on the recognition, Ritesh Pai, Chief Digital Officer, YES BANK said “The prestigious recognition from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), is a testament to the Bank’s leadership in the Digital Payments space, backed by robust innovation and technology frameworks. "

8. Girish Chandra Murmu appointed Lt. Governor of J&K.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz of 25th October 2019)

Expenditure Secretary Girish Chandra Murmu and former defence secretary Radha Krishna Mathur have been appointed the new Lt Governors of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh respectively, an official communication said.

The incumbent governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik, has been moved to Goa, a Rashtrapati Bhawan statement said.

Murmu is a 1985-batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre. Mathur, a 1977-batch officer of Tripura cadre, has served as the defence secretary and is a former chief information commissioner (CIC).

9. Russian navy discovers five new islands as glaciers melt in the Arctic.
(Latest Current Affairs PDF of 25th October 2019)

Russia's navy has discovered five new islands revealed by melting glaciers in the remote Arctic.

Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseyev said an expedition in August and September charted the islands, which have yet to be named and were previously hidden under glaciers.

"Mainly this is of course caused by changes to the ice situation," Admiral Moiseyev, who headed the expedition, said at a press conference in Moscow.

10. Karnataka has approved Rs.667 crore for safe city project.
(Current Affairs and GK Quiz of 25th October 2019)

Over 16,000 surveillance cameras and GIS-based crime mapping devices for predictive policing are among the measures to be put in place in the Bengaluru under a Rs. 667 crore proposal for women safety under the Nirbhaya Fund, approved by the Karnataka Cabinet on Tuesday.

Under the Nirbhaya fund to implement the Safe City Project in Bengaluru, Rs. 667 crore Request for Proposal (RFP) has been approved, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister JC Madhuswamy said in his briefing on the cabinet decisions.

He said Bengaluru was among the cities chosen by the Centre under the safe city programme to ensure protection of women in public places.

The project proposal would be implemented over a three year period and the Centre will bear 60 per cent of the cost and state 40 per cent, the minister said.

The project aimed at providing safety for women in Bengaluru 24x7 by installing CCTV cameras, surveillance cameras, panic buttons, up-gradation of dial 100 and GIS mapping of crimes in the city.
 
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