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  • Ankur Sachdev

Current Affairs Dated October 31, 2021

Updated: Nov 1, 2021

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October 25, 2021 (Monday)

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

Confirmed - 3,41,89,774

Recovered - 3,35,67,367

Deceased - 4,54,712


:::Nick D'Aloisio sold Sphere, a London-based chat app, to Twitter. He co-founded the app with Tomas Helgas in 2016. Sphere was initially launched as a Question & Answer app. After selling the chat app, all of its twenty employees are set to join the Twitter office shortly.

Nick D'Aloisio has sold Sphere, a London-based chat app, to Twitter.
Image Credit: Sphere

Nick D'Aloisio is a 25-years young British entrepreneur who previously sold a news summary app called Summly to Yahoo.


:::China passed the Land Border Law, which is scheduled to come into effect on January 01, 2022. The People's Republic of China's law has been passed with an objective to manage matters related to the border at a legal level. This s expected to strengthen the border defense of China.

China has passed the Land Border Law,
Image Credit: The Indian Army

The law was passed after it was approved by the members of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC).


October 26, 2021 (Tuesday)

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

Confirmed - 3,42,02,202

Recovered - 3,35,83,318

Deceased - 4,55,068


:::Gramophone, an agritech startup, raised ₹75 crores in a funding round that was led by Z3Partners. Other participants were Info Edge, Asha Impact, Siana Capital, and Chona Family Office. Gramophone aims to increase its investment in technologies that reduce the cost and offers more earning opportunities to the local community of agri-entrepreneurs.

Gramophone, an agritech startup, has raised ₹75 crores
Image Credit: YourStory

Gramophone gives farmers access to the good quality inputs and supplements required for farming. The start-up was founded by Nishant Mahatre, Harshit Gupta, Tauseef Khan, and Ashish Rajan Singh. Ashish Rajan Singh graduated from IIT Madras while other founders graduated from IIM Ahmedabad.


:::Tesla's Model 3 became the first electric car to top the monthly stats of new cars in the European market for September 2021. Tesla reportedly sold over 24,600 units of Model 3 to register a Year-on-Year growth of 58%.

Tesla's Model 3 became the first electric car to top the monthly stats of new cars in the European market.
Image Credit: The Verge

Tesla's Model is followed by Renault's Clio that sold over 18, 264 units in the market. Dacia's Sandero has been ranked third on the list.


October 27, 2021 (Wednesday)

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

Confirmed - 3,42,15,653

Recovered - 3,35,97,339

Deceased - 4,55,653


:::Anita Anand, Indian-origin, became the second woman to get appointed as Canada's Defence Minister. She has experience of working as a Procurement Minister. Anita Anand was appointed as a Procurement Minister in 2019. Later, she led the task of successfully purchasing vaccines during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Anita Anand, Indian-origin, has become the second woman to get appointed as Canada's Defence Minister.
In Pic: Anita Anand; Image Credit: Reuters

Anita Anand was sworn in for the post of Defence Minister by Governor-General Mary May Simon. The ceremony was performed in Ottawa at Rideau Hall. Her appointment comes as a part of a cabinet reshuffle done by Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada.


:::HanVoice, a Toronto-based human rights organization, launched a private sponsorship program to resettle the refugees of North Korea in Canada. The program is currently in the pilot stage with the partnership of the Canadian Government. The news was announced by Sean Chung, the Executive Director of HanVoice.

HanVoice, a Toronto-based human rights organization, has launched a private sponsorship program to resettle the refugees of North Korea in Canada.
Image Credit: The HanVoice Blog

The other two countries that are working to resettle the refugees from North Korea are South Korea and The United States of America.


October 28, 2021 (Thursday)

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

Confirmed - 3,42,31,809

Recovered - 3,36,14,434

Deceased - 4,56,386


:::The Andhra Pradesh Police issued an official statement saying that it seized nearly ₹2 crores worth of cannabis in the Chintoor area of East Godavari district. The police arrested two people who were found smuggling the cannabis from Visakhapatnam to Hyderabad.

The Andhra Pradesh Police issued an official statement saying that it seized nearly ₹2 crores worth of cannabis.
Image Credit: ANI

The Andhra Pradesh Police is reportedly using sniffer dogs and drones to curb the smuggling of cannabis products.


:::The European Union suspended its funds worth approximately $24.02 million towards five programs of the World Health Organization (WHO). The funds have been suspended over the concerns related to the way in which WHO has been handling its sexual abuse scandal in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The European Union suspended its funds worth approximately $24.02 million towards five programs of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Image Credit: Nord Angila Education

As per the reports, around 83 aid workers were involved in the case of sexual coercion during Congo's 10th Ebola epidemic. This includes a quarter of the workers that were employed by WHO.


October 29, 2021 (Friday)

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

Confirmed - 3,42,46,157

Recovered - 3,36,27,632

Deceased - 4,57,191


:::Spain decided to ban advertisements of unhealthy foods and drinks. The news was announced by Alberto Garzon, the Consumer Affairs Minister of the country. A few items that have been included in the list of unhealthy foods & drinks are chocolate, ice cream, and biscuits.

Spain has decided to ban advertisements of unhealthy foods and drinks.
Image Credit: Getty Images

The advertisements of unhealthy foods and drinks are being banned to prevent obesity among children.


:::The Gujarat Government launched a program to rehabilitate beggars from Vadodara. As per the program, a beggar would be first identified and then he or she would be brought to a shelter home where proper care would be taken till the time he or she does not become capable of starting a new life. The program involves training all the beggars by offering them a skill-based training session. This will help them to earn a decent livelihood.

The Gujarat Government has launched a program to rehabilitate beggars from Vadodara.
Image Credit: Our Vadodara

Manisha Vakil, the state Social Justice & Empowerment Minister, said that even though the program has been started from Vadodara, the Gujarat Government plans to cover eight major cities of the state in the future.


That is all for this week. I hope that the blog was useful and it helped you in catching up with what happened this week. If you have anything to contribute, then please feel free to comment. Do share this blog with everyone you know and help them too.

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