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Current Affairs Dated October 17, 2021

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October 11, 2021 (Monday)

:::The number of Corona Cases across India were as follows:

Confirmed - 3,39,71,607

Recovered - 3,32,93,478

Deceased - 4,50,782


:::Thaawarchand Gehlot, Governor of Karnataka, administered the oath of office to Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, the new Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court. The oath-taking ceremony was held at Raj Bhavan. Justice Ritu Raj succeeds Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka who was elevated as a Supreme Court Judge in August 2021. Justice Satish Chandra Sharma was the acting Chief Justice till now. He has been elevated as the Chief Justice of Telangana High Court.

Thaawarchand Gehlot, Governor of Karnataka, has administered the oath of office to Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, the new Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court.
In Pic: Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi; Image Credit: TV9 Kannada

Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi is a law graduate from Lucknow University. He graduated in 1986. He was elevated as an additional judge on April 13, 2009, and later made a permanent judge on December 24, 2010.


:::Rebel Foods, a Mumbai-based cloud kitchen company, became a unicorn after it raised $175 million at a valuation of $1.4 billion. Jaydeep Barman, the Chief Executive Officer of Rebel Foods, said that it took the company 10 years to become a unicorn. Rather slow I would say, he added.

Rebel Foods, a Mumbai-based cloud kitchen company, has become a unicorn after it raised $175 million at a valuation of $1.4 billion.
Image Credit: Business Insider India

The three famous brands that fall under Rebel Foods are Faasos, Behrouz, and Ovenstory.


October 12, 2021 (Tuesday)

:::The number of Corona Cases across India as reported on Aarogya Setu App were as follows:

Confirmed - 3,39,85,920

Recovered - 3,33,20,057

Deceased - 4,50,963


:::Jay Y Lee, the Chairman of Samsung, pleaded guilty in Seoul. He was earlier charged with unlawful use of a controlled substance. Jay Y Lee reportedly received Propofol 41 times for 5 years from 2015 to 2020. He expressed that he regretted the consumption of the substance and said that it was originally meant for his treatment.

Jay Y Lee, the Chairman of Samsung, has pleaded guilty in Seoul.
In Pic: Jay Y Lee; Image Credit: Bloomberg

Jay Y Lee was paroled in the case related to bribery and embezzlement in August 2021.


:::Rajnish Kumar, former chairman of State Bank of India, joined BharatPe's board as a Chairman. He has been tasked with mentoring the team during its transition into a small finance bank. Rajnish Kumar will also be involved in drawing BharatPe's short-term and long-term strategies. Ashneer Grover, the Co-Founder & Managing Director of BharatPe, looks forward to his invaluable guidance. He called the joining of Rajnish Kumar a matter of great validation and pride for the company.

Rajnish Kumar, former chairman of State Bank of India, joined BharatPe's board as a Chairman.
In Pic: Rajnish Kumar; Image Credit: The Hans India

Rajnish Kumar retired from the State Bank of India in October 2020. He has been earlier appointed by HSBC as a non-executive director for its Asia Unit and as the senior advisor by Baring Private Equity Asia. Rajnish Kumar has also served as an advisor to Kotak Investment Advisors.


October 13, 2021 (Wednesday)

:::The number of Corona Cases across India were as follows:

Confirmed - 3,40,01,743

Recovered - 3,33,42,901

Deceased - 4,51,189


:::Sunil Gavaskar, former captain of the Indian cricket team, launched his NFT collection called 'Always Firsts.' The NFT collection includes all the first achievements of his career. Sunil Gavaskar, while launching his Virtual Hall of Fame, instructed that anyone who was interested to buy an item could sign up on alwaysfirst.io.

Sunil Gavaskar, former captain of the Indian cricket team, launched his NFT collection called 'Always Firsts.'
In Pic: Sunil Gavaskar; Image Credit: Times Of India

He said that all the moments and tokens have been curated in the digital version for fans and collectors across the globe to own them forever as NFT.


:::The International Energy Agency (IEA) issued a warning saying that the transition to clean energy was happening at a very slow speed. The agency noted that the progress was slow even though the demand rose continuously. The Paris-based agency added that the investments would have to be tripled by the end of the decade to meet the objectives that were set earlier.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) issued a warning saying that the transition to clean energy was happening at a very slow speed.
Image Credit: International Energy Agency | Twitter

The International Energy Agency said that renewable energy sources must have a bigger share in energy-related investment plans.


October 14, 2021 (Thursday)

:::The number of Corona Cases across India as reported on Aarogya Setu App were as follows:

Confirmed - 3,40,20,730

Recovered - 3,33,62,709

Deceased - 4,51,435


:::The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) approved Nykaa's IPO which is worth ₹4,000 crores. The update was shared by CNBC-TV18. The network also said that Nykaa expects to raise ₹525 crores via fresh issuance of equity while considering the secondary sale of 43.1 million shares.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) approved Nykaa's IPO which is worth ₹4,000 crores.
Image Credit: Business Insider India

Nykaa is a Mumbai-based eCommerce platform. It is estimated to be valued at ₹40,000 crores after launching its IPO in the market.


:::Google removed three photo editing apps from Play Store. These apps are Magic Photo Lab - Photo Editor, Blender Photo Editor - Easy Photo Background Editor, and Pix Photo Motion Edit 2021. Google removed these apps from Play Store after they were found stealing data of users by using Login With Facebook feature on their platform. Google also removed 147 more apps that were found committing the similar theft of data.

Google removed three photo editing apps from Play Store.
Image Credit: Reuters

The issue was brought to Google's notice by Kaspersky, a cybersecurity company. Google, after removing a total of 150 apps, has recommended its users to access only those photo editing apps which are well-known in the industry.


October 15, 2021 (Friday)

:::The number of Corona Cases across India were as follows:

Confirmed - 3,40,37,592

Recovered - 3,33,82,100

Deceased - 4,51,814


:::Acer, a Taiwan-based computer manufacturer, confirmed a case of the data breach on its after-sales system in India. The company has faced the attack for the second time this year. An official spokesperson from Acer issued a statement assuring all the customers that they initiated their security protocols immediately after the case was brought to their attention. The company has conducted a full scan of its systems and notified the potentially affected customers in India.

Acer, a Taiwan-based computer manufacturer, confirmed a case of the data breach on its after-sales system in India.
Image Credit: AFP

The hackers behind the data breach have claimed that they have stolen more than 60 GB of data from Acer's servers. This includes client, corporate, financial data, and login details of many Indian distributors & retailers.


:::India got elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the sixth term. The sixth term of the country starts in 2022 and ends in 2024. India was re-elected with an overwhelming majority by the organization.

India got elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the sixth term
Image Credit: UN News - The United Nations

The information was shared by India at UN, NY over Twitter saying that the country would continue to work for the promotion and protection of Human Rights.


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