Current Affairs 25.10.2023

1. Who was appointed as the assistant coach by Rajasthan Royals to Shane Bond?

  • IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals has included former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond in the franchise as an assistant coach and the team’s new fast bowling coach ahead of next year’s IPL 2024 season.
  • Earlier, he joined the Mumbai Indians franchise in IPL in 2015 and stayed with the team for nine seasons.

2. Shubman Gill became the fastest player to score 2000 runs in ODI cricket

  • India’s fast opening batsman Shubman Gill has left a significant mark in the world of One Day International (ODI) cricket by becoming the fastest player to reach 2000 runs in this format.
  • With this achievement he has overtaken the previous record of South African great Hashim Amla, further enhancing his reputation as a rising star in the world of cricket.
  • He reached the milestone of 2000 runs in just 38 innings and created a new world record.

3. India has won a total of 35 medals so far in the Para Asian Games

  • India got 4 gold on the second day of Asian Para Games: Gold in water sports and athletics, total medal count reached 35.
  • Para Asian Games are being played in Hangzhou.
  • India won a total of 18 medals on the second day of the Games. These included 4 gold.
  • On the first day, India won 17 medals including 6 gold.
  • In the medal tally, India has reached 5th position by winning a total of 35 medals with 10 gold, 12 silver, and 13 bronze.

4. Country’s first nano liquid DAP fertilizer plant started

  • Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated India’s first Nano Liquid DAP (Di Ammonium Phosphate) Fertilizer Plant at Kalol, Gandhinagar on October 24.
  • During this, Union Chemicals and Fertilizer Minister Mansukh Mandaviya was also present on the spot.
  • IFFCO’s Nano Liquid DAP fertilizer contains 8% nitrogen and 16% phosphorus. One 500 mL bottle of this fertilizer is equivalent to 45 kg urea.
  • Nano liquid DAP can replace about 50 kg of phosphorus fertilizer.

5. First woman Air Marshal to become DG of Hospital Service: Indian Air Force officer Air

  • Marshal Sadhna Saxena Nair was made the Director General (DG) of Military Hospital Service on 23 October. Sadhna has become the first woman officer to hold this post.
  • Sadhna is the second woman medical officer of the Air Force, who has reached the rank of Air Marshal.
  • Her husband KP Nair retired from the post of DG of Inspection and Flight Safety in 2015.
  • In 2002, Padma Bandopadhyay became the first woman officer to achieve the rank of Air Marshal.

6. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates ‘Indian Military Heritage Festival’

  • On October 21, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the first ‘Indian Military Heritage Festival’.
  • Project ‘Udbhav’ was launched in the two-day festival.
  • During the launch of Project Udbhav (from right) Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Choudhary, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pandey, Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral SJ Singh.
  • With the help of ‘Project Udbhav’, the Indian Army will take training in the art of war, statecraft, diplomacy and strategy from ancient texts.

7. Madla village included in UNWTO

  • On October 22, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released the list of best tourist villages.
  • Madla village of Panna district of Madhya Pradesh has been included in this list.
  • Manisha Saxena, Director General, Department of Tourism, Government of India, received the honor at the UNWTO General Assembly held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
  • In this list, the leading village in preserving cultural diversity, local values and culinary traditions has been selected.
  • In the third phase of this program, 54 villages have been selected from the applications of 260 villages from all over the world.

8. Odisha will promote maize cultivation

  • The Odisha government has decided to launch a program to increase the area under maize cultivation by including improved varieties of the grain.
  • In the cabinet meeting led by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, a provision of Rs 481.94 crore was made for the Crop Diversification Scheme for five years.
  • The scheme – Mukhyamantri Maka Mission (MMM) – will be implemented in a “more scientific and progressive manner”.

About Odisha

  • Capital-Bhubaneswar
  • Chief Minister – Naveen Patnaik
  • Governor – Raghubar Das (26th)

9. Ipsita Dasgupta appointed as SVP and MD for HP India

  • Personal computer maker HP (Hewlett-Packard) has appointed former Apple executive Ipsita Dasgupta as managing director and senior vice president for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lankan markets with effect from October 30.
  • She will report to David McQuarrie, HP’s chief commercial officer.
  • Gurpreet Singh Brar, who was serving as interim India MD since November last year, will move to a new role of vice president, innovation and growth for HP’s Indian market.

10. Zina Mahsa Amini wins EU’s Sakharov Prize 2023

  • The European Union Parliament honored Mahsa Amini, the Iranian woman who died in police custody last year, with its annual Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought and the “Women, Life, Freedom” movement in Iran. .
  • On September 16 we marked one year since the assassination of Zina Mahsa Amini in Iran.
  • The European Parliament proudly stands with the brave and rebellious people who continue to fight for equality, dignity and freedom in Iran.

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