Daily Current Affairs for State Exams: 13 October 2021

By Avinash Kumar|Updated : October 13th, 2021

Current Affairs forms one of the most important sections of the syllabus of almost every government examination be it, state PCS or other subordinate exams. Hence, Catching up on current affairs on a daily basis is an invaluable part of your preparation. Here we will be sharing you with all the relevant current affairs which are highly important for your examination. Check the important highlights of the day!

Daily Current Affairs 13/10/2021

PM Modi launches Indian Space Association

Why in News

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Indian Space Association (ISpA).

Key Points

About Indian Space Association (ISpA):

  • ISpA is the Premier Industry Association of Space and Satellite companies, which aspires to be the collective voice of the Indian Space industry.
  • It will undertake policy advocacy and engage with all stakeholders in the Indian Space domain, including the Government and its agencies.
  • It is represented by leading home grown and global corporations with advanced capabilities in space and satellite technologies.
  • Its founding members include Larson & Toubro, Nelco (Tata Group), OneWeb, Bharti Airtel, Mapmyindia, Walchandnagar Industries and Ananth Technology Limited. Other core members include Godrej, Hughes India, Azista-BST Aerospace Private Limited, BEL, Centum Electronics, Maxar India.
  • Lt Gen Anil Bhatt (Retd) has been appointed the director-general of the

Note: Recently, Bharti Group-backed OneWeb has entered an arrangement with the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), to launch its satellite in India from 2022.

Source: India Today

41 Industrial Parks identified as "Leaders" in the Industrial Park Ratings System Report (IPRS 2.0)

Why in News

  • 41 Industrial Parks have been assessed as "Leaders" in the Industrial Park Ratings System Report (IPRS 2.0) released by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
  • The 2nd edition of the Industrial Park Rating System (IPRS) Report (IPRS 2.0 Report) was launched by the Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Som Prakash.

Key Points

  • 90 Industrial Parks have been rated as under “Challenger” category while 185 have been rated as under "Aspirers".
  • These ratings are assigned on the basis of key existing parameters and infrastructure facilities etc.
  • The IPRS 2.0 Report is an extension of the India Industrial Land Bank (IILB) which features more than 4,400 industrial parks in a GIS-enabled database to help investors identify their preferred location for investment.
  • The IPRS pilot exercise was launched in 2018, with an objective of enhancing industrial infrastructure competitiveness and supporting policy development for enabling industrialization across the country.
  • Based on the learnings from the pilot stage, the Government started the IPRS 2.0 in 2020.

Source: PIB

India Joins High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People

Why in News

  • Recently, India officially joined the High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People.
  • India is the first of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) to join the HAC.

Key Points

  • The High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People was launched in 2019 by Costa Rica, France and Britain.
  • HAC is an intergovernmental group co-chaired by France and Costa Rica and by the UK as Ocean co-chair.
  • It has a group of more than 70 countries encouraging the adoption of the global goal to protect 30x30 (30 percent of the world’s land and ocean by 2030).

Source: PIB

Jim Corbett National Park may be renamed as Ramganga National Park

Why in News

  • Jim Corbett National Park, a world-renowned tiger reserve in Uttarakhand, may be renamed as Ramganga National Park in the future.

Key Points

  • Union Minister of State for Forest and Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey hinted about the change in name of India’s first national park.
  • However, for some time in between it was also named Ramganga National Park as the Ramganga, a tributary of the Ganges, passes through it.

About Jim Corbett National Park:

  • Jim Corbett National Park is a national park in India located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state.
  • It is spread over an area of about 521 km.
  • The first national park in India, it was established in 1936 and named Haily National Park after a governor of the United Provinces in which it was then located.
  • In 1956, it was renamed Corbett National Park after the hunter and naturalist Jim Corbett.
  • The park was the first to come under the Project Tiger initiative.

Note: It is one of the thirteen protected areas covered by the World Wide Fund For Nature under their Terai Arc Landscape Program

Source: The Hindu

Telangana develops India's first smartphone-based eVoting solution

Why in News

  • Telangana government has developed the country’s first smartphone-based eVoting solution.

Key Points

  • The solution has been successfully developed and tested and its dry run in the form of a dummy election is being conducted in Khammam district and the dummy voting on October 20, 2021.
  • The initiative has been driven by the Telangana State Election Commission (TSEC) with the implementation support of the Emerging Technologies Wing of the IT Department of the State and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC).

Source: Indian Express

2021 ISSF Junior World Championships

  • With 43 medals (17 Gold, 16 Silver and 10 Bronze), India has topped the table of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship 2021 in Lima, Peru.
  • The second place in the medals tally went to the USA with 21 medals (7 Gold, 8 Silver and 6 Bronze).

Source: ndtv

FIH Hockey Stars Awards 2021

  • Indian hockey players swept the 2020-21 edition of the FIH (International Hockey Federation) Hockey Stars Awards.
  • It’s the first time that a country (India) has won in all eight categories.

Winners list:

  • Player of the Year: Gurjit Kaur (women) and Harmanpreet Singh (men)
  • Goalkeeper of the Year: Savita Punia (women) and PR Sreejesh (men)
  • Coach of the Year: Sjoerd Marijne (women) and Graham Reid (men)
  • Rising Star of the Year: Sharmila Devi (women) and Vivek Sagar Prasad (men)

Source: Indian Express            

Abdul Qadeer Khan, father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb passes away

  • Abdul Qadeer Khan, 85, known as the father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb passed away.
  • AQ Khan had been living a secluded life since 2004 after he admitted to a role of massive global nuclear proliferation scam by Pakistan.
  • In a televised address, he had accepted responsibility for illegal proliferation of N-technology to Iran, North Korea and Libya.

Source: newsonair

Veteran Malayalam Film Actor Nedumudi Venu passes away

  • Nedumudi Venu was one of the finest actors in the Malayalam film industry who has acted in over 500 films.
  • He has won two National Awards and a special jury mention during his career in addition to six Kerala State film awards.

Source: newsonair

October 13, International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Why in News

  • International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is observed on October 13, every year.

Key Points


  • It was started in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.
  • The 2021 edition focuses on “International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses.” This is the sixth of the Sendai Seven

About Sendai Seven Campaign:

  • The Sendai Seven Campaign is in its 6th year following its launch by the UN Secretary-General in 2016.
  • Each year, the focus has been on one of the seven targets of the Sendai Framework agreed by UN Member States at a World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan.

Source: un.org

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