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Environment Ministry to set up exclusive channel – DD Prakriti.
- DD Prakriti, an exclusive nature channel to promoting nature conservation films in India made by Indians, will be launched in 2018.
- The channel will continue through the period of the National Wildlife Action Plan (NWAP), effective till 2031.
- Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), has recommended the setting up of the exclusive channel DD-Prakriti in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and Doordarshan to promote awareness about nature conservation.
Varanasi to get new Sewage Treatment plants for Clean Ganga Project.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi will soon get two sewage treatment plants as part of the government’s bid to clean the Ganga River.
- The sewage treatment plants, have a total of 260 million liters daily capacity.
- They will be commissioned at Varanasi’s Dinapur and Goitha before March 2018.
- Government had recently awarded a contract for constructing a 50 MLD (million liters daily) capacity STP at Ramana in Varanasi.
- The three STPs with many existing STPs will create a total sewage treatment capacity of 412 MLD.
New 16,000-crore Navi Mumbai airport approved.
- The Maharashtra Government’s panel approved the 16,000-crore Navi Mumbai airport project.
- The highest bid was from the GVK Group, the Project Management and Implementation Committee (PMIC), headed by the chief secretary gave it’s approval.
- The phase 1 of the Rs16,000 crore NMIA will be completed by December 2019.
- He has offered a greater share in the project and the letter of intent is also expected to be issued.
The first phase of the PNG supply system was launched in Bhubaneswar.
- Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the first phase of Piped Natural Gas supply system in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
- 255 houses in Nalco Nagar in Chandrasekharpur of Bhubaneswar were supplied with environment-friendly PNG as part of phase 1.
- As part of the City Gas Distribution project, around 25 thousand households in twin-city Bhubaneswar and Cuttack will get PNG connection by the end of next year.
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India, Brazil and South Africa sign the IBSA Trust Fund agreement.
- India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) have signed the IBSA Trust Fund Agreement that aims to fight poverty in developing countries.
- It was signed at the 8th IBSA trilateral Ministerial Commission Meeting in Durban, South Africa.
- It is an international tripartite grouping for promoting international cooperation among these countries.
Business News – Current Affairs Today October 21 2017
Canadian retailer Hudson Bay’s CEO Gerald Storch Quits.
- Chief Executive Officer of Canadian retailer Hudson’s Bay Co, Gerald Storch, resigned on Friday.
- Storch will step down effective Nov. 1 and returns to his firm Storch Advisors.
- Storch, previously headed Toys R Us and joined HBC as CEO in January 2015, just before HBC bought German department store Galeria Kaufhof.
- Former HBC CEO and the current executive chairman Richard Baker, will be the interim CEO.
Defense News – Current Affairs Today October 21 2017
Indian Air Force to land 20 aircrafts on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway.
- The Indian Air Force is expected to perform touchdown drills on a designated strip on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway on October 24.
- As many as 20 frontline planes are expected to land on the longest six-lane highway in the country.
- Sixteen fighter planes and four transport planes will be part of the drill.
- The contingent of fighter planes will include the Sukhoi 30 MKI, Mirage and Jaguar planes. The transport planes, An32 and C130 Hercules, will make their first landing on the road.
- Transport planes are deployed for HADR (Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief) operations. They supply relief material during calamities and also used for evacuation.
Sports News – Current Affairs Today October 21 2017
Ab de Villiers is the top ranked ODI Batsman in ICC rankings.
- South African batsman AB de Villiers has become the number one batsman in the latest ICC ODI players rankings.
- He replaced Indian skipper Virat Kohli at the top spot.
- Rohit Sharma has also dropped down two spots to be at seventh position.
- In the bowlers’ list, Jasprit Bumrah and Axar Patel are the two Indians in the top-10. Both Bumrah and Patel have slipped a position each to be at sixth and eighth places, respectively.
- Pakistan’s Hasan Ali, has moved up six places to become the No. 1 bowler.
- India also lost their spot in the ICC ODI team rankings to South Africa.
Spain’s Garbine Muguruza has been named Women’s Tennis Association’s (WTA) Player of the Year.
- Spain’s Garbine Muguruza has been named the Women’s Tennis Association‘s (WTA) Player of the Year after reaching number one in the rankings and winning the Wimbledon trophy.
- Muguruza is the second Spanish woman after Arantxa Sanchez Vicario to reach the number one spot.
- She became the first player to beat both Serena and Venus Williams in major finals, having beaten Serena to win the 2016 French Open.
- Muguruza is competing at the WTA Finals in Singapore next week.
- Swiss Martina Hingis and Taiwan’s Chan Yung-Jan were voted the WTA’s doubles duo of the year after winning nine titles including the US Open.
K Srikanth reaches Denmark Open Semi Finals.
- Kidambi Srikanth reached the semi finals of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier.
- Srikanth defeated world champion and home-favourite Viktor Axelsen 14-21, 22-20, 21-7.
- Earlier, Saina Nehwal lost to the defending champion Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and HS Prannoy lost to top seeded Son Wan-Ho of South Korea in the quarter-finals.
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