Daily Current Affairs October 12&13

Dear Champions, as you all know that a lot of competitive exams have been notified consequently. Candidates have to prepare themselves according to the level of competition and expectation of the Recruitment board. Regarding that one of the most important topic is Daily Current Affairs October 12&13. Current Affairs in the form of contemporary events of national & international play a crucial role in almost every competitive exams like Banking, Insurance, SSC, UPSC, TNPSC, Railway etc.

Current affairs are the most dynamic yet scoring among all sections and need to be prepared from the right source. Here, we cafunsta team, providing  Daily GK Updates, Current Affairs Questions, and Monthly  current affairs pdf.


October 12&13| Daily Current Affairs 2022

Sports – Daily Current Affairs October 12&13

1. Who among the following has launched the WADA Athlete Biological Passport Symposium-2022?
A) Amit Shah
B) Amitabh Kant
C) Nirmala Sitharaman
D) Anurag Singh Thakur
E) Vinodh Kumar Paul
Answer: D) Anurag Singh Thakur

  • Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur launched the World Anti-dopping Agency (WADA) Athlete Biological Passport Symposium – 2022 in New Delhi.
  • The event is being jointly organized by the National Anti-Dopping Agency and National Dope Testing Laboratory for the first time in India.
  • Government has tied up with the National Forensic Science University and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for nutrition supplements can be tested and its information can be shared with the athletes.

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports:

Union Minister: Anurag Thakur (Hamirpur,Himachal Pradesh)
Minister of State: NisithPramanik(Cooch Behar,West Bengal)

Banking and Finance – Daily Current Affairs October 12&13

2. Paytm partners with which SFB for the deployment of card devices?
A) Jana Small Finance Bank
B) ESAF Small Finance Bank
C) Suryoday Small Finance Bank
D) AU Small Finance Bank
E) Equitas Small Finance Bank
Answer: A) Jana Small Finance Bank

  • Paytm has partnered with Jana Small Finance Bank to deploy card machines to further drive digitisation among merchants across the country.
  • This partnership will enable Jana Small Finance Bank to extend Paytm’s All-in-one EDC machines to its existing and potential customers and providing a one-stop solution for all their digital payment needs.
  • Paytm’s EDC devices and All-in-One POS devices have revolutionised digital payments in India with their flexibility of accepting multiple payment methods, integrated billing and instant settlement.
  • Paytm’s card machines provide multilingual support to its merchant partners to accept payments through UPI, credit/debit cards, net banking, international cards, Paytm Postpaid, PaytmWallet, EMI and also offer instant voice alerts, instant settlement, which makes merchant partners convenient.


Founded: August 2010
HQ: Noida,Uttar Pradesh
CEO: Vijay Shekhar Sharma
President: Amit Nayyar

Acquisitions and Mergers – Daily Current Affairs October 12&13

3. ______ sells over 2% stake in Power Grid for Rs 3,079 crore in 5 months?
A) SBI Life Insurance
C) Max Life Insurance
D) Kotak Life Insurance
E) Reliance Life Insurance
Answer: B) LIC

  • LIC sold 2.003 per cent of its holding in Power Grid Corporation for Rs 3,079.43 crore during the period from May 18, 2022 to October 11, 2022.
  • As per regulatory requirement by SEBI, listed companies have to disclose about change in shareholding of 2 per cent and above.
  • Corporation’s shareholding in Power Grid Corporation has diluted from 36,99,02,170 to 23,01,82,028 equity shares decreasing its shareholding from 5.303% to 3.3% of the paid-up capital.
  • The shares were sold at an average price of Rs 220.40 per share during the period through an open market sale in an ordinary course of transaction.
  • LIC’s shares closed at Rs 615.40 apiece on BSE, down by 0.69 per cent.


Life Insurance Corporation of India
Founded: 01/09/1956
HQ: Mumbai
Chairman: MR Kumar

4. NSDL acquires how much percentage of stake in ONDC?
A) 12%
B) 7.4%
C) 2.2%
D) 9.8%
E) 5.6%
Answer: E) 5.6%

  • Leading depository National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) has acquired a 5.6 per cent stake in the Union government’s Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) for Rs 10 crore.
  • NSDL invested an amount of Rs 10 crore in ONDC under the private placement route to strengthen the digital ecosystem in India.
  • ONDC is an initiative of the Commerce Ministry to create an open public digital infrastructure and NSDL transforming the Indian securities market by facilitating, holding and transfer of securities in dematerialised form.

Appointments – Daily Current Affairs October 12&13

5. Adarsh Swaika appointed as the India’s new envoy to which country?
A) Republic of Guinea
B) Japan
C) Kuwait
D) Nepal
E) Russia
Answer: C) Kuwait

  • Dr Adarsh Swaika, a joint secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs has been appointed India’s next Ambassador to Kuwait.
  • He will succeed Sibi George as the Indian envoy in Kuwait.
  • Avtar Singh, a Director in the Ministry of External Affairs has been appointed as India’s next Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea.


Capital : Kuwait City
Currency : Hryvnia
Emir : Nawaf Al-Ahmad- Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Crown Prince : Mishal Al-Ahmad- Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Language : Arabic

Defence – Daily Current Affairs October 12&13

6. Indian Army conduct military exercise in which place?
A) Mumbai
B) Western Front
C) Udaipur
D) New Delhi
E) Eastern Front
Answer: B) Western Front

  • Offensive formations of the Indian Army are preparing to take part in a military exercise in Western Front.
  • It is one of the biggest exercises in recent times and will be witnessed by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command.
  • The exercise will put into practice the synergy between all arms and services including attack helicopters in a semi desert terrain.
  • The exercise is planned to validate newly converted mechanised formations, also known as Reorganised Plains Infantry Division, test efficacy of latest induction and upgrades in weapons and equipment, and also test the enhanced force ratios accrued post rebalancing of forces on entire Western Front.

International Affairs – Daily Current Affairs October 12&13

7. Which edition of India-Norway Joint Working Group on Higher Education meeting held in New Delhi?
A) 6th
B) 4th
C) 5th
D) 8th
E) 7th
Answer: A) 6th

  • India hosted the 6th meeting of the India-Norway Joint Working Group on Higher Education in New Delhi.
  • Chaired by Ms. Neeta Prasad, Joint Secretary, International Cooperation, Ministry of Education from the Indian side and by Ms. Anne Line Wold, Director General, Ministry of Education and Research from the Norwegian side.
  • The Ambassador of Norway to India also participated in the meeting.
  • The Joint Working Group monitor the implementation of the MoU on Cooperation in the field of Higher Education signed between India and Norway on 25th April, 2022.

Ministry of Education;

Union Minister: Dharmedra Pradhan (Rajya Sabha MP,Madhya Pradesh)
Minister of State: Subhas Sarkar (Bankura,West Bengal),Annapurna Devi Yadhav(Kodarma,Jharkhand),Rajkumar Ranjan Singh (Inner Manipur,Manipur)


Capital : Oslo
Currency : Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Monarch : Harald V
Prime Minister : Jonas Gahr Store
Language : Norwegian,Sami

National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs October 12&13

8. 12th edition of DefExpo begin in which of the following state?
A) Odisha
B) Haryana
C) Gujarat
D) Jharkhand
E) Madhya Pradesh
Answer: C) Gujarat

  • Defence Ministry organised the 12th edition of prestigious Biennial Defence Exhibition – DefExpo 2022 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat starting from October 18 to 22 to focusing on Land, Air, Naval and Homeland Security systems.
  • During the event seminars will be held at Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar.
  • The seminars will be conducted by the leading Industry Associations, Think Tanks, Indian Defence Public Sector Entities, Service Headquarters, DRDO, Directorate General of Quality Assurance, Ministry of Civil Aviation and State Government.

Ministry of Defence:

Union Minister: Rajnath Singh (Lucknow,Uttar Pradesh)
Minister of State: Ajay Bhatt (Nainital-UdamsinghNagar,Uttarkhand)

9. Two day conference of Power and renewable energy ministers of States, UTs held in which state?
A) Tamilnadu
B) Rajasthan
C) Uttarakhand
D) Bihar
E) Kerala
Answer: B) Rajasthan

  • Power Ministry inaugurated the two day conference of Ministers of Power and New & Renewable Energy of States and UT in Udaipur, Rajasthan to discuss the emerging issues in power sector.
  • The conference is expected to witness deliberation on strengthening power sector with focus on energy conservation, renewable energy and reforms in power sector.
  • Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot, Minister of State for Power and Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar, Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy and Chemical and Fertilizers Bhagwanth Khuba and senior officials from the Ministries of Power and New & Renewable Energy are attend the conference.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy:

Union Minister: Raj Kumar Singh (Arrah,Bihar)
Minister of State: BhagwanthKhuba (Bidar,Karnataka)

10. Indian Railways set to operate ______ versions of Vande Bharat trains?
A) Automated People Mover
B) Freight
C) Passenger
D) Bogies
E) Locomotive
Answer: B) Freight

  • Railways Ministry announced that the Indian Railways is set to operate freight versions of Vande Bharat trains to capture additional high value sensitive cargo.
  • Tthese services are being planned through new freight Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) rolling stock built on Vande Bharat platform.
  • The first service is being introduced between Delhi-NCR and Mumbai region.
  • Freight EMU rakes have the potential to operate at a speed of 160 EMU rolling stock.
  • Under the Make in India initiative, a target has been set to manufacture 400 Vande Bharat trains in the coming years.
  • This new Vande Bharat Express train can achieve the speed of 0 to 100 km per hour in just 52 seconds.
  • This train has the capability to run at a speed of 180 km/hr.

Ministry of Railways:

Union Minister: Ashwini Vaishnaw(Rajya Sabha MP,Odisha)
Minister of State: RaosahebDanve(Jalna,Maharashtra),Darshana Jardosh(Surat,Gujarat)

11. Who among the following approved the Multi-State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2022?
A) Narendra Modi
C) NITI Aayog
D) Droupadi Murmu
E) Cabinet Union
Answer: E) Cabinet Union

  • Union Cabinet has approved the Multi-State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2022 to amend the Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act, 2002.
  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur stated that this will improve governance, enhance transparency and accountability in the Multi State Cooperative Societies.
  • The proposed amendments cover major areas of operation and management in strengthening the co-operative movement in the country.
  • India has more than 1500 multi state co-operative societies serving as an important tool to promote economic and social betterment of their members.
  • In order to make the governance of these multi-State Cooperative societies more democratic, transparent and accountable, provisions for setting up of the Cooperative Election Authority, Cooperative Information Officer and Cooperative Ombudsman have been proposed in the amendment.
  • The amendment has also proposed to enhance ease of doing business by reducing the period of registration with a provision for the applicants to seek additional time of two months for rectification of mistakes.

12. Which of the following ministry addressed the National Conference on ”Enhancing Agricultural Productivity: Integration of Improved Seeds and Agri Inputs”?
A) Health and Family welfare Minster
B) Home Minister
C) Agriculture Minister
D) MSME Minister
E) Rural Development Minister
Answer: C) Agriculture Minister

  • Agriculture Minister virtually addressing the National Conference on ”Enhancing Agricultural Productivity: Integration of Improved Seeds and Agri Inputs” in New Delhi.
  • National Conference was organised by ASSOCHAM in which eminent agriculture experts, professionals and academia participated.
  • Tomar highlighted the role of agri-infrastructure and announced that the government will setting up ten thousand Farmer Productivity Organisations with the cost of over six thousand eight hundred crore rupees for the development of agri-infrastructure across the country.
  • The government has exported agriproduce of worth three lakh 75 thousand crore rupees even during the testing time of pandemic.

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare:

Union Minister: Narendra Singh Tomar(Morena,Madhya Pradesh)
Minister of State: Shobha Karandlaje(Udupi Chikmagalur,Karnataka),Kailash Choudhary (Barmer,Rajasthan)

13. Cabinet extends _______ crore as one time grant to oil PSUs to cover losses in domestic LPG?
A) Rs.22,000 crore
B) Rs.18,000 crore
C) Rs.15,000 crore
D) Rs.12,000 crore
E) Rs.10,000 crore
Answer: A) Rs.22,000 crore

  • Union Cabinet has approved payment of a Productivity Linked Bonus equivalent to 78 days to railway employees for the financial year 2021-22.
  • The Cabinet has approved 22,000 crore rupees as one time grant to Public Sector Undertakings, Oil Marketing Companies for losses in Domestic LPG.
  • Union Cabinet has also approved a new Scheme – Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for the North East Region for the remaining four years of the 15th Finance Commission from 2022-23 to 2025-26, implemented by the Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region.

14. 13 major states have fiscal space for ______ capital spending in FY23?
A) Rs.3.4 lakh crore
B) Rs.6.8 lakh crore
C) Rs.5.2 lakh crore
D) Rs.9.5 lakh crore
E) Rs.7.4 lakh crore
Answer: E) Rs.7.4 lakh crore

  • 13 major states have a massive fiscal space of Rs 7.4 lakh crore for capital spending in the current fiscal 81 per cent higher than the last fiscal as per the report of ICRA.
  • The 13 states, having nearly 85 per cent share in India’s GDP in 2020-21, had made a capital expenditure of Rs 4.1 lakh crore last fiscal and their Budget estimate for capex spending this fiscal is Rs 5.8 lakh crore.
  • The agency’s analysis is based on 13 states including Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
  • ICRA estimates the combined revenue deficit of these 13 states will be at Rs 2.1 lakh crore, higher than the Rs 1.8 lakh crore budgeted.

15. Which among the following state govt notifies India’s first ‘Slender Loris Sanctuary’?
A) Karnataka
B) Telangana
C) Maharashtra
D) Tamilnadu
E) Uttar Pradesh
Answer: D) Tamilnadu

  • Tamil Nadu government notified India’s first Slender Loris Sanctuary name ‘’Kadavur Slender Loris Sanctuary’.
  • The sanctuary covers an area of 11,806 hectares in Karur and Dindigul districts.
  • Slender Loris is a small nocturnal animals, classified as endangered by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and scheduled under the Wildlife (Protection) Act of India, 1972.

Tamil Nadu:

Capital: Tamil
CM: MK Stalin
Governor: RN Ravi
Language: Tamil
National Park:
Wildlife Sanctuary:
Ramsar Site: Chitrangudi Bird Sanctuary, Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve, Kanjirankulam Bird Sanctuary, Karikili Bird Sanctuary, Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary, Pallikarnai Marsh Reserve Forest, Pichavaram Mangrove, Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary, SuchindramTheroor Wetland Complex, Udhayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary, Vadavur Bird Sanctuary, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Vellode Bird Sanctuary, Vembannur Wetland Complex
Tiger Reserve:
Power Station:
RRB: Tamil Nadu Grama Bank (Indian Bank)
UNESCO Site: Western Ghats,Mountain Railways, Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Great Living Chola Temples

Over All Review


  • Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launches WADA Athlete Biological Passport Symposium-2022.

Banking and Finance 

  • Paytm partners with Jana Small Finance Bank for deployment of card devices.

Acquisitions and Mergers

  • LIC sells over 2% stake in Power Grid for Rs 3,079 crore in 5 months.
  • NSDL acquires 5.6% stake in ONDC.


  • Adarsh Swaika appointed as India’s new envoy to Kuwait.


  • Indian Army to conduct military exercise in Western Front.

International Affairs

  • India hosts 6th meeting of India-Norway Joint Working Group on Higher Education in New Delhi.

National Affairs

  • 12th DefExpo to begin from October 18 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Two day conference of Power and renewable energy ministers of States, UTs to begin in Rajasthan.
  • Indian Railways set to operate freight versions of Vande Bharat trains.
  • Multi-State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2022 gets Cabinet approval.
  • Govt is setting up 10,000 Farmer Productivity Organisations for development of agri-infrastructure in India.
  • Cabinet extends Rs 22,000 crore as one time grant to oil PSUs to cover losses in domestic LPG.
  • 13 major states have fiscal space for Rs 7.4 lakh cr capital spending in FY23.
  • Tamil Nadu govt notifies India’s first ‘Slender Loris Sanctuary’.


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