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Current Affairs of Today- 18thOctober, 2021


1.  Who became the new  CEO of PM Fasal Bima Yojana?

Ans:-   Ritesh Chauhan

2.  Whom does Oravel Stays Ltd (OYO) appoints as its independent director?

Ans:-   Deepa Malik

Detail info:

The World Steel Association has elected Sajjan Deepa Malik, who won a silver-medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games, has been appointed as the independent director by Oravel Stays Ltd (OYO).

3.  Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Indian Bank’s Association (IBA)?

Ans:-    A K Goel

4.  Which day is observed as World Student Day?

Ans:-    15th October

Detail info:

World Students’ Day is observed to mark the birth anniversary of APJ Abdul Kalam in and to acknowledge his efforts towards education and students.

Key points:-

·         Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is known as the Missile Man of India.

·         He was the 11th President of India.

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5.  Which institute has launched an app by the name of ‘Healthy Smile’?

Ans:-    All India Institute Of Medical Science- AIIMS

Detail info:

The Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry at AIIMS has launched a dental health education app for children to help them develop good oral health practices.

Key point:-

·         This is a bilingual app.

·   Key features of this app area musical 2-minute brushing timer with “motivational songs”, brushing demonstration videos, preventive dental care tips, oral care tips for pregnancies, and FAQs.

6.  ‘Vishwakarma Vatika’, is an initiative of which union ministry?

Ans:-    Ministry of Minority Affairs

7.  Who has been selected as the new head coach of Indian cricket team?

Ans:-    Rahul Dravid

8.  Who has won the Global Peace Photo Award 2021?

Ans:-    Aadhyaa Aravind Shankar

Detail info:

A 7-year-old Girl Aadhyaa Aravind Shankar from Bengaluru, India won the Global Peace Photo Award 2021.

9.  Which state/UT of India develops India’s first Smartphone-based eVoting solution?

Ans:-    Telangana

Detail info:

Telengana State Election Commission in association with Emerging Technologies Wing of the IT Department of the State and Centre for Development of Advance Computing has developed India’s first smartphone-based eVoting solution considering the Covid-19 pandemic.

Current it is under trial.

10.  Which cricket player became the youngest batter to score a century in One Day International match (ODI)?

Ans:-    Amy Hunter

Detail info:

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Ireland’s Amy Hunter hit 121 not out on her 16th birthday against Zimbabwe, making her the youngest batter to score an ODI century in either men’s or women’s cricket.