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Latest Current Affairs: 16-10-2021 (English)

1. Dentons Appoints Neelima Paladugu as Global Chief People Officer

Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has appointed Neelima Paladugu as its Global Chief People Officer. Paladugu joins Dentons from Deloitte, where she served as a Global People Managing Director.

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2. Gem, jewellery exports rise 29% to Rs 23,259 crore in Sept: GJEPC

Gems and jewellery exports rose by 29.67 per cent to Rs 23,259.55 crore in September 2021 compared to Rs 17,936.86 crore in the year-ago month, according to the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).

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3. NASA, ULA Launch Lucy Mission to ‘Fossils’ of Planet Formation

A spacecraft has launched from Cape Canaveral on a mission to uncover "the fossils" of the Solar System. The Lucy probe will head out to the orbit of Jupiter to study two groups of asteroids that run in swarms ahead of, and behind, the gas giant.

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4.Indo-US joint training exercise- EX YUDH ABHYAS-21 commences 

The 17th Edition of Indo- US joint training exercise – EX YUDH ABHYAS-21 commenced at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Alaska. 300 US Army soldiers and 350 soldiers of the Indian Army are participating in the exercise. The 14-day training schedule includes activities on joint training in a counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism environment under United Nations mandate. 

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5. Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders to win its 4th IPL title

Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs to win its fourth IPL title in Dubai last night. Put into bat first, Chennai posted a massive total of 192 for the loss of three wickets in the stipulated 20 overs riding on Faf du Plessis’ 86 off 59 and Moeen Ali’s unbeaten 37 off 20 balls. For Kolkata, Sunil Narine scapled two wickets.

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Posted Date : 17-10-2021