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Current Affairs 13th Oct 2019 & Daily GK Update In English

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1. Typhoon Hagibis strikes northern Japan

  • Typhoon Hagibis strikes Tokyo, capital of Japan after fierce rain and wind paralysed the capital.
  • The cyclone Hagibis which caused floods, landslides and emergency disaster warnings, could be the strongest to hit Tokyo since 1958.
  • Authorities issued evacuation advisories and orders for more than 6 million people across the country as the storm unleashed the heaviest rain and winds in years. Train operators has suspended bullet train services extensively.
  • “Hagibis” means “speed” in the Philippine language Tagalog.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS RRB Clerk Mains:

  • Japan Capital:Tokyo; Currency: Japanese yen; PM: Shinzo Abe.

2. ADB & India signs $190 million loan for projects in Rajasthan

  • The Asian Development Bank and the Government of India has signed a $190 Million loan.
  • The amount will be used to upgrade 754 km of state highways and major district roads (MDRs) to benefit about 26 million people in 14 districts of Rajasthan.
  • For the benefit of commuters and pedestrians, particularly women and children, the project provides for constructing more than 200 bus stops, 70 km of hard shoulder, and 2 km of raised sidewalk on project roads

3. International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction: 13 October

  • The United Nations observes International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October every year.
  • The day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.
  • The day also promotes a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.
  • Theme for 2019: Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services.
  • The 2019 edition continues as part of the “Sendai Seven” campaign (launched in 2016), centred on the 7 targets of the Sendai Framework.
  • This year will focus on Target (d) of the Sendai Framework: “Substantially reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services, among them health and education facilities, including through developing their resilience by 2030.”

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS RRB Clerk Mains:

  • Headquarters of United Nations: New York, USA; Founded: 24 October 1945.
  • Secretary General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.

4. PM Modi chairs meeting on ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting on ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ programme in Delhi. Under the initiative, the government plans to hold people-to-people exchange between states to enhance knowledge about each others culture.
  • ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ highlights India’s diversity and furthers national unity. The goal of the initiative is to develop a holistic national perspective on important issues and encourage the celebration of India’s vibrant regional cultures.

5. Eliud Kipchoge becomes 1st athlete to run sub 2-hour marathon

  • Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge has become the 1st athlete to run sub 2-hour marathon. He busted the mythical 2-hour barrier for the marathon on a specially prepared course in a huge Vienna park.
  • He finished the marathon with an unofficial time of 1 hr 59 min 40.2 sec and became the first ever to run a marathon in under 2 hours.
  • Eliud Kipchoge already holds the men’s world record for the distance with a time of 2 hr 01 min 39 sec, which he set in the flat Berlin marathon on September 16, 2018.


6. M C Mary Kom wins bronze in World Women’s Boxing Championships

  • M C Mary Kom has won the bronze medal in the 51kg event of World Women’s Boxing Championships held in Ulan-Ude, Russia.
  • She lost in an intense semifinal bout to Turkey’s Busenaz Cakiroglu. This bronze is her first world medal in the 51kg category.