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Latest Current Affairs: 17-10-2021 (English)

1. China tested Hypersonic Missile

China has tested a new space capability with a hypersonic missile, the Financial Times reported. The report, citing multiple sources familiar with the test, said Beijing in August launched a nuclear-capable missile that circled the Earth at low orbit before descending toward its target, which three sources said it missed by over 20 miles (32 kilometers).

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2. SBI launches its first multi-currency international card 

State Bank of India (SBI) in tie-up with MasterCard  launched its first multi-currency international card to allow consumers to use a single card to pay in multiple currencies.

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3. Asia Cup 2023 to be hosted in Pakistan

Ramiz Raja, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, has confirmed that the 2023 Asia Cup will be held in Pakistan.

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4. Joe Biden Nominates Indian-American Ravi Chaudhary To Key Pentagon Post

President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Indian American Ravi Chaudhary to a key position in the Pentagon.

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5. Six-year-old memorises 1,560 Pi digits, sets Singapore record

Six-year-old Indian-origin Ishani Shanmugam broke Singapore's national record for most digits of Pi memorised by reciting 1,560 decimal places. 

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Posted Date : 18-10-2021