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1
Which of the following international financial institutions is to continue with $ 6 bn annual lending support to India?
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Who: World Bank
What: to continue with $ 6 bn annual lending support to India
When: published on 26th October 2019

World Bank President David Malpass said the multi-lateral funding agency will continue with $ 6 billion lending target for India. As many as 97 projects are being currently executed with loan assistance from the World Bank.

“World Bank right now has 97 projects with $ 24 billion committed. So, we expect the programme to continue and to reflect the projects and reforms that were going on in India. Maybe 5-6 billion dollars (USD) per year,” he told media in an interaction.

The visiting head of the World Bank earlier in the day met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/world-bank-to-continue-with-6-bn-annual-lending-support-to-india/article29807448.ece
2
The 29th BASIC Ministers Meeting was recently held in which city?
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Who: The 29th BASIC Ministers Meeting
What: was held in Beijing
When: published on 26th October 2019

The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Shri Prakash Javadekar participated in the 29th ministerial meeting of the BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) countries on Climate Change at Beijing, China on 25th-26th October 2019.

For thecomplete information kindly visit given link:

https://pib.gov.in/Pressreleaseshare.aspx?PRID=1589318
3
Exercise Shakti to be held from 31 October to 13 November between India and ______________ .
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Who: Indo-French joint exercise 'Shakti-2019'
What: to be held in Rajasthan from Oct 31
When: published on 29th October 2019

'Shakti-2019', a bilateral exercise will be conducted between Indian and French Army troops at the Foreign Training Node at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan from October 31 to November 13.

The French Army troops have arrived in India on October 26 for training with Indian troops.

While a contingent of the Sikh Regiment of Sapta Shakti Command will represent Indian Army in this exercise, the French Army delegation will be represented by troops of 21st Marine Infantry Regiment of 6th Armoured Brigade.

The joint exercise will focus on counter-terrorism operations in the backdrop of semi-desert terrain under United Nations mandate.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/indo-french-joint-exercise-shakti-2019-to-be-held-in-rajasthan-from-oct-3120191029034924/
4
Which of the following countries is going to hold the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of the Muslim community after Hajj?
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Who: Bangladesh
What: holds the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema
When: published on 29th October 2019

Bangladesh will hold the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslim community after Hajj, from January 10 to 12, 2020 in Dhaka. The second phase of the Ijtema will be held from January 17 to 19.

This was announced on Monday by the State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah.

The decision was taken in the preparatory meeting held under the chairmanship of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal in Dhaka.

Bishwa Ijtema is an annual event which is held in a 160 acre field on the bank of the Turag river at Tongi on the outskirts of Dhaka since 1967.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.ddnews.gov.in/international/bangladesh-hold-worlds-second-largest-muslim-congregation-bishwa-ijtema-january-2020
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Who among the following has recently become fastest Indian to complete Ironman Malaysia?
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Who: Swaroop Singh Kuntal
What: becomes fastest Indian to complete Ironman Malaysia
When: published on 28th October 2019

Langkawi Island became the fastest Indian to complete Ironman Malaysia in a record timing of 12 hours and 14 minutes.

The Ironman Malaysia was organised on October 26 at Langkawi Island in Malaysia. Athletes from all over the world participated. Ironman consists of 3.8 km of sea swimming followed by 180 km cycling and finally 42.2 km of running. All events are required to be done in a cut- off time of 17 hours.

Ironman Malaysia is one of the toughest competitions because it has an elevation of around 3000m in the 180 km cycling course. During cycling maximum temperature reached 38°C and while running it reached 35°C. These harsh conditions tested the mental toughness and physical strength of the athletes.

Kuntal is posted in Jhansi. He is a paratrooper and an IITian. Earlier, he has participated in many marathons and ultramarathons. He has won a 12-hour stadium run at Chandigarh where he covered 118.7 km.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/swaroop-singh-kuntal-becomes-fastest-indian-to-complete-ironman-malaysia-119102800326_1.html

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 29th October 2019
 
1. Nirmala Sitharaman released special commemorative coin of Paramahansa Yogananda.
(29th October 2019 Current Affairs Quiz)

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has released a special commemorative coin on Paramahansa Yogananda to mark his 125th Birth Anniversary. Ms Sitharaman said, Paramahansa Yogananda was a great son of India, who became so recognized globally.

She said, the importance lies in his universal message of bringing harmony among mankind and making it so acceptable globally even when communications modes were limited.

2. Odisha launched Meal in exchange for plastic waste initiative.
(Important Current Affairs Quiz of 29th October 2019)

In an effort to raise awareness about the perils of using plastic, the Kotpad Notified Area Council (NAC) in Koraput district is providing free meals to the poor in exchange for a kilogram of plastic waste.

The programme, which started on Monday, entails a meal for anyone who brings a kilogram of used polythene bags, plastic bottles and cups, officials said, adding, it is being carried out under the State government’s ‘Aahar’ scheme.

“Plastic waste chokes drains, traps birds and kills livestock apart from causing serious health hazards to humans. This is a small step to protect the environment and the health of people,” said Alok Samantaray, executive officer, Kotpad NAC.

Under the Odisha government’s ‘Aahar’ scheme, poor people in urban areas of the State are provided a meal comprising rice and ‘dalma’ (lentils with vegetable) at a cost of ? 5.

3. International Animation Day was observed on 28 October.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 29th October 2019)

October 28, the International Animation Day (IAD) was an international observance proclaimed in 2002 by the ASIFA as the main global event to celebrate the art of animation.

This day commemorates the first public performance of Charles-Émile Reynaud's Théâtre Optique at the Grevin Museum in Paris, 1892. In 1895, the Cinematograph of the Lumière brothers outshone Reynaud's invention, driving Émile to bankruptcy. However, his public performance of animation entered the history of optical entertainments as shortly predating the camera-made movies.

In recent years, the event has been observed in more than 50 different countries with more than 1000 events, on every continent, all over the world. IAD was initiated by ASIFA, International Animated Film Association, a member of UNESCO. During International Animation Day cultural institutions are also invited to join in by screening animated films, organizing workshops, exhibiting artwork and stills, providing technical demonstrations, and organizing other events helping to promote the art of animation. Such a celebration is an outstanding opportunity of putting animated films in the limelight, making this art more accessible to the public.

4. IIM Calcutta best B-school in India, bags 17th spot globally in FT ranking.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 29th October 2019)

Of the few Indian Institute of Managements (IIM) that have secured a place in the Master in Management Rankings 2019 released by the Financial Times, IIM Calcutta leads the way. IIM Calcutta has bagged the 17th rank globally, jumping six places, for its 2-year Masters in Business Administration programme (earlier Post Graduate Programme in Management).

IIM Calcutta has improved its ranking from last year when it had secured the 23rd spot. It is ahead of the other four Indian institutes listed in FT Ranking. The institute has also taken over IIM Ahmedabad for the top spot in the country.

The institutes have been ranked in the list based on their performance on multiple parameters addressing areas such as employment, salary, faculty, weighted salary, salary percentage increase, career progress ranking, involvement of international faculty, inclusion of international board members, percentage of female faculty and student gender diversity ratio.

5. Sophie Wilmes chosen as first woman prime minister of Belgium.
(Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 29th October 2019)

Belgian Budget Minister Sophie Wilmes has been chosen as the country's new caretaker prime minister -- a first for a woman, the current premier Charles Michel said.

The 44-year-old still has to be sworn in by King Philippe, who is expected to announce the nomination formally on Sunday at the earliest.

Michel, who is set to take over as European Council president on December 1, had said on Friday he intended to step down by the beginning of November "at the latest".

Belgium has not had a fully functioning federal government since a coalition headed up by Michel collapsed in December 2018.

6. Swaroop Singh Kuntal becomes fastest Indian to complete Ironman Malaysia.
(Today’s Current Affairs Capsule of 29th October 2019)

Langkawi Island became the fastest Indian to complete Ironman Malaysia in a record timing of 12 hours and 14 minutes.

The Ironman Malaysia was organised on October 26 at Langkawi Island in Malaysia. Athletes from all over the world participated. Ironman consists of 3.8 km of sea swimming followed by 180 km cycling and finally 42.2 km of running. All events are required to be done in a cut- off time of 17 hours.

Ironman Malaysia is one of the toughest competitions because it has an elevation of around 3000m in the 180 km cycling course. During cycling maximum temperature reached 38°C and while running it reached 35°C. These harsh conditions tested the mental toughness and physical strength of the athletes.

Kuntal is posted in Jhansi. He is a paratrooper and an IITian. Earlier, he has participated in many marathons and ultramarathons. He has won a 12-hour stadium run at Chandigarh where he covered 118.7 km.

7. Bangladesh holds the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema.
(Current Affairs in Short of 29th October 2019)

Bangladesh will hold the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslim community after Hajj, from January 10 to 12, 2020 in Dhaka. The second phase of the Ijtema will be held from January 17 to 19.

This was announced on Monday by the State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah.

The decision was taken in the preparatory meeting held under the chairmanship of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal in Dhaka.

Bishwa Ijtema is an annual event which is held in a 160 acre field on the bank of the Turag river at Tongi on the outskirts of Dhaka since 1967.

8. Indo-French joint exercise 'Shakti-2019' to be held in Rajasthan from Oct 31.
(Current Affairs and GK Quiz of 29th October 2019)

'Shakti-2019', a bilateral exercise will be conducted between Indian and French Army troops at the Foreign Training Node at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan from October 31 to November 13.

The French Army troops have arrived in India on October 26 for training with Indian troops.

While a contingent of the Sikh Regiment of Sapta Shakti Command will represent Indian Army in this exercise, the French Army delegation will be represented by troops of 21st Marine Infantry Regiment of 6th Armoured Brigade.

The joint exercise will focus on counter-terrorism operations in the backdrop of semi-desert terrain under United Nations mandate.

9. The 29th BASIC Ministers Meeting was held in Beijing.
(Latest Current Affairs PDF of 29th October 2019)

The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Shri Prakash Javadekar participated in the 29th ministerial meeting of the BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) countries on Climate Change at Beijing, China on 25th-26th October 2019.

10. World Bank to continue with $ 6 bn annual lending support to India.
(Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 29th October 2019)

World Bank President David Malpass said the multi-lateral funding agency will continue with $ 6 billion lending target for India. As many as 97 projects are being currently executed with loan assistance from the World Bank.

“World Bank right now has 97 projects with $ 24 billion committed. So, we expect the programme to continue and to reflect the projects and reforms that were going on in India. Maybe 5-6 billion dollars (USD) per year,” he told media in an interaction.

The visiting head of the World Bank earlier in the day met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
 
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