Daily Current Affairs - 17-10-2021

NATIONAL

– Anthem on India’s Covid 19 vaccination launched; sung by singer Kailash Kher
– Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah inaugurates, lays foundation stones of various development projects from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
– Indian Army team wins gold medal at Cambrian Patrol Exercise at Brecon, Wales, UK
– 8th Edition of joint military exercise MITRA SHAKTI between the Indian Army and the Sri Lankan Army culminates in Ampara, Sri Lanka
– Gujarat govt. to give Rs 5,000 aid to tribals for taking Ram Janmabhoomi pilgrimage in Ayodhya
– Karnataka: CM Basavaraj Bommai launches ‘District Administration’s March Towards Villages’ programme to address people’s woes and complaints in rural areas

FINANCE

– World Bank president David Malpass congratulates India for Covid-19 vaccination campaign
– IMF commends Indian authorities’ “swift and substantial” response to Covid-19

INTERNATIONAL

– World Food Day celebrated on Oct 16; theme: “Our actions are our future- Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life”
– Italy unveils G20 Innovation League to promote startups for sustainable future
– ASEAN excludes Myanmar junta leader from summit
– UN Security Council votes unanimously to extend UN political mission in Haiti
– Norway: Leader of Labor Party Jonas Gahr Store becomes new PM
– NASA launches Lucy spacecraft, the first space mission to study Trojans Asteroids
– China’s Shenzhou-13 spacecraft with 3 astronauts docks for 6-month mission

SPORTS

– Chennai Super Kings win 4th Indian Premier League title after beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in final in Dubai