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Bank Exam Current Affairs – 30 October 2021

1. Veer Gatha project

  1. Schools affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been asked to prepare projects and engage in activities based on the Gallantry Award winners.
  2. The Veer Gatha project aims to raise awareness about the brave acts and sacrifices of the Gallantry Award winners among school students.
  3. The Veer Gatha project is being conducted from October 21- November 20.

2. OPV Sarthak

  1.  Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sarthak has been commissioned and dedicated to the nation at Goa by the Indian Coast Guard.
  2. It is a 105-meter-long ship displacing 2,450 tons and is propelled by two 9,100 kilowatt diesel engines designed to attain a maximum speed of 26 knots.
  3. It is 4th in the series of five OPVs.
  4. It will significantly boost the maritime safety and security of the nation.

3. Congressional Research Service Report

  1. There has been a considerable drop in India’s dependence on arms and equipment from Russia but the Indian military cannot operate effectively without Russian-supplied equipment, a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report Russian Arms Sales and Defense Industry.
  2. The CRS prepares periodic reports on various issues using independent subject experts.
  3. Its reports are not official reports of Congress and are prepared to help lawmakers make informed decisions.

4. Facebook rebrands as Meta

  1. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is rebranding itself as Meta in an effort to encompass its virtual-reality vision for the future.
  2. The metaverse will be a place people will be able to interact, work and create products and content in what he hopes will be a new ecosystem that creates “millions” of jobs for creators.

 5. Denmark Open 2021 singles titles

  1. Tokyo Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen won the Denmark Open after coming back from one game down to beat No.1 seed Kento Momota at Odense, Denmark.
  2. The second seeded local star spent one hour and 33 minutes on court to win against the two times former winner from Japan in three games, 20-22, 21-18, 21-12.

6. BTIA

  1. India and the European Union (EU) are set to resume negotiations for a Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) by December.
  2. Another official termed the India-EU connectivity partnership, announced in May, as a “counterfoil” to other such initiatives in an indirect reference to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
  3. At the India-EU summit in May this year, the two sides had agreed to resume.
  4. Talks for BTIA were suspended in 2013 and also adopted a Connectivity Partnership document outlining plans to cooperate on digital and infrastructure projects.
  5. ‘India-EU Connectivity: Partnership for Development, Demand and Democracy’ organized by the think tank Research and Information System (RIS) for Developing Countries.

7. G20 Climate Risk Atlas

  1. According to the Report, G20 Climate Risk Atlas published by the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, G20  countries including the wealthiest like the US, European countries, and Australia will bear extreme impacts of climate change over the coming years.
  2. The first study of its kind, it provides climate scenarios, information, data, and future changes in climate across the G20 countries.
  3. The report was published ahead of the G20 summit in Rome in October 2021.