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1. Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly Elections held on 21st October
- Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Election 2019 Date, Scheduled on 21st October, while counting of votes will be held on October 24.
- Both Maharashtra and Haryana are the first states to go to polls after the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year. With the announcement, the Model Code of Conduct has come into effect in the two states. Maharashtra, which has a total of 288 assembly seats. Whereas, in Haryana has 90 assembly seats.
2. Actor Govinda appointed as the brand ambassador of Madhya Pradesh
- Madhya Pradesh government will appoint filmstar Govinda as brand ambassador to promote the state’s traditions and tourist places.
- It is Kamal Nath government’s intention that the message about the state’s traditions and tourist destinations should reach the masses.
- The government also has plans to set up a film city in the state and plans to promote Madhya Pradesh as a destination for film making.
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- Governor of Madhya Pradesh: Lal Ji Tandon.
3. Madhukar Kamath elected as chairman of the ABC (2019-20)
- Madhukar Kamath was elected as the chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for 2019-20.
- He will replace Hormusji N Cama. He presently served as the chairman emeritus of DDB Mudra group and mentor of Interbrand India.
- He has also been the president of Advertising Agencies Association of India.
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- ABC established: 1948; Headquarters: Mumbai.
4. CBDT sets up NeAC & appoints KM Prasad as first Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax of NeAC
- Central Board of Direct Tax(CBDT) has newly set up National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC) in Delhi.
- The initiative is a part of government efforts to reduce human discretion in assessments and scrutiny, which in turn will eliminate possibilities of corruption, by leveraging new technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, video conferencing, telecommunication application software and mobile applications.
- CBDT has also appointed 1984 batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer Krishna Mohan Prasad as the first Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax of NeAC.
- The Centre will have 16 officials and will be headed by a Principal Chief Commissioner of Income-tax (PCCIT) as its chief.
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- CBDT Established: 1944; Chairman: Pramod Chandra Mody.
5. Max Bupa and Indian Bank signed bancassurance tie-up for health insurance solutions
- Indian Bank has signed a bancassurance agreement with a standalone health insurance player, Max Bupa to provide Max Bupa’s suite of health insurance products to its customers.
- Under the agreement, Max Bupa will provide comprehensive health insurance solutions and services to over 40 million customers of Indian Bank spread across 2800 branch network, through a slew of digital touchpoints.
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- MD & CEO of Max Bupa: Ashish Mehrotra.
- MD & CEO of Indian Bank: Padmaja Chunduru.
6. 71st Emmy Awards 2019 declared
The 71st annual primetime Emmy Awards honours handed out at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Here is the complete list of Winners of EMMY AWARDS 2019:
|1.||OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES||Game of Thrones (HBO)|
|2.||OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES||Fleabag (Amazon)|
|3.||LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA||Billy Porter, Pose|
7. Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’ India’s official entry to Oscars 2020
- The Film Federation of India (FFI) has chosen ‘Gully Boy’ as India’s official entry to the Oscars.
- “Gully Boy”, produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar and directed by Zoya Akhtar’, featured Ranveer as an up-and-coming rapper who sets out to achieve his dream by rhyming about his life on the Mumbai streets.
- Assamese film “Village Rockstars”, directed by Rima Das, was India’s official submission to the Oscars last year.
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- President of Film Federation of India: T.P. Aggarwal.
8. Kerala Tourism receives three PATA Gold Awards
- Kerala Tourism has won three prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold awards in Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan.
- The awards are given for an ethnic food restaurant run by women at Kumarakom(Kerala) under its Responsible Tourism(RT) mission, the second one for Kerala tourism campaign advertisement ‘Come Out and Play’ and the third one was for its website www.keralatourism.org. This year(2019), Kerala Tourism won the highest number of PATA awards in the South Asia region.
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- Capital of Kerala: Thiruvananthapuram; Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan.
- Chief Minister of Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan
9. Rahul Aware wins bronze in 61 kg free-style category at World C’ship
- Indian wrestler Rahul Aware has won a bronze medal in men’s 61-kilogram freestyle category at the World Championship in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
- He beat 17th seeded American Tyler Lee Graff 11-4 to ensure he finished on the podium. It was India’s fifth medal at this edition of the World Championships with a total haul of 1 silver and 4 bronzes.
10. Amit Panghal settles with historic silver in World Championships
- Amit Panghal settled for the silver medal at World Boxing Championships after he lost to Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov 3-2 in the 52kg category final.
- He became the first Indian male pugilist to win a silver in World Championships at Ekaterinburg in Russia.
11. Veteran actor and multi-faceted artiste S.K. Padmadevi passes away
- Veteran actor and multi-faceted artiste S.K. Padmadevi passed away. she was part of the first Kannada talkie film ‘Bhakta Dhruva’ (1934).
- She also starred in ‘Samsara Nouke’, first Kannada social film (1936).
- She was the recipient of R. Nagendra Rao award for lifetime achievement by Karnataka Chalanchitra Academy in 2016.
12. Veteran American Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Robert S Boyd passes away
- Noted American Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Skinner Boyd passed away.
- He shared a 1973 Pulitzer Prize with colleague Clark Hoyt for coverage of Democratic vice-presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton’s exit from the campaign due to mental health issues.
- He worked as the Washington bureau chief of Knight Ridder for 20 years, once the nation’s 2nd -largest newspaper chain with properties like The Philadelphia Inquirer and Miami Herald.
13. Ladakhi Shondol dance creates history by entering into Guinness book of records
- Shondol dance, which is known as the royal dance of Ladakh, has created history by entering into the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest Ladakhi dance.
- Shondol is a famous dance, which artistes used to perform for the king of Ladakh.
- The event was held on the concluding day of the ongoing Buddhist carnival Naropa festival near the Hemis Monastery in Ladakh.
- As many as 408 women attired in traditional dresses and beautiful headgears performed the dance, which broke the previous record of 299 artists dance of Shondol in the 2018 festival.