Current Affairs 14.10.2023

1. India ranked 111th among 125 countries in the world in Global Hunger Index

Current Affairs 14.10.2023
  • India has been ranked 111th among 125 countries around the world in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2023 list.
  • In the report released on Thursday, the situation of India’s neighboring countries is better.
  • In the list of Hunger Index, Pakistan’s ranking is 102, Bangladesh’s 81, Nepal’s 69 and Sri Lanka’s 60.
  • India’s ranking has declined for the third consecutive year.
  • The situation of hunger in India has been described as serious with a score of 28.7 in the Global Hunger Index.
  • Earlier in 2022, India was at number 107 in the list of 121 countries.
  • India got 101st rank in 2021.

2. Operation ‘Ajay’: Launched to bring back Indians stranded in Israel

Current Affairs 14.10.2023
  • Under Operation ‘Ajay’, the Government of India has launched a campaign to bring Indian citizens trapped in Israel safely to India. 212 Indians have been brought safely from Israel in the first flight.
  • It is noteworthy that many Indians are trapped there amid the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.

3. Neeraj Chopra nominated for this year’s Athlete of the Year by World Athletics

Current Affairs 14.10.2023

World Athletics has nominated Neeraj Chopra for the Male Athlete of the Year award 2023. World Athletics has announced this by issuing a statement. Along with this, the voting process for the World Athletics Award 2023 has also started. Neeraj Chopra is an Olympic and World Championship gold medal winner.

4. Sachidananda Murthy passes away

  • Well-known journalist and former resident editor of ‘Malayala Manorama’ Sachchidanand Murthy has passed away.
  • He was 68 years old. Sachchidananda Murthy was an expert in national and international politics.
  • He also served as the General Secretary of the ‘Editors Guild of India’ and a member of the ‘Press Council’.

5. Manikanta created a new national record of 100 meters in the National Open Championship

Current Affairs 14.10.2023
  • India’s young runner Manikanta H Hoblidhar has created a new national record of 100 meters in the National Open Championship.
  • Manikanta took 10.23 seconds in the 100 meter race, which is a new national record.
  • Earlier, Amiya Kumar Malik had created a national record of 10.26 seconds in 100 meters.

6. Rohit Sharma made the record of most sixes in international cricket

Current Affairs 14.10.2023
  • In the World Cup 2023 match played against Afghanistan at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, Rohit broke the record of most sixes in international cricket.
  • Along with this, he also made the record of most centuries in ODI World Cup history.
  • Rohit has also become the joint fastest batsman to score 1,000 runs in the ODI World Cup.

7. NTPC is the only Indian PSU company included in Forbes’ World Best Employers 2023 list.

Current Affairs 14.10.2023
  • NTPC has become the only Indian PSU to be included in Forbes’ ‘World’s Best Employers 2023’ list.
  • NTPC is ranked 261st among the top 700 companies in the world ranking.
  • Forbes releases this list every year to identify the top 700 companies.

8. Mobile tower installed by Mahindra Group at a height of 15500 feet on Siachen Glacier.

Current Affairs 14.10.2023
  • Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra has described the first mobile tower installed at an altitude of more than 15,500 feet in Siachen, Ladakh, as important as Chandrayaan 3’s Vikram Lander.
  • This tower was installed by Siachen Warriors with the help of BSNL on 6 October.
  • With its help, soldiers will be able to get mobile connectivity.

9. 9th P20 Summit: New Delhi

Current Affairs 14.10.2023
  • Presiding Officers of the Parliaments of several G20 member countries have started arriving in New Delhi to participate in the Ninth Parliamentary Speakers Summit (P20 Summit).
  • Presiding Officers of Pan African Parliaments will be attending the P-20 summit in India for the first time.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the summit on October 13.

10. Shubman Gill became the best cricketer of the month of September

Current Affairs 14.10.2023
  • Shubman Gill has won the ICC award before the World Cup match between India and Pakistan.
  • He has been chosen the best male cricketer of the month of September.
  • Gill scored 480 runs at an average of 80 in ODIs in the month of September and won this award.
  • Apart from Gill, Mohammad Siraj and David Malan were also in the race to win this award, but in the end Gill has won.
  • This award will boost his confidence before the India-Pakistan match.

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