21 October - National Police Commemoration Day

India is ranks 71st among 113 countries in the Global Food Security Index 2021.

  • The GFS Index is designed and produced by London-based Economist Impact and sponsored by Corteva Agriscience.
  • Ireland, Australia, the UK, Finland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan, France and the US shared the top rank. Their overall GFS score were in the range of 77.8 and 80 points on the index.
  • The overall score of India is 57.2 points on the GFS Index 2021.
  • The GFS index measures factors affecting food insecurity around the world based on 4 main factors and 58 unique food safety indicators.
  • Factors include: affordability, availability, quality and safety, and natural resources and resilience.

CII organizes International Conference and Exhibition "Future Tech 2021".

  • The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has organised an International Conference and Exhibition on Digital technologies, Future Tech 2021- a Journey of digital transformation to technology adoption and acceleration from October 19 to 27, 2021.
  • The focus theme of the International conference is Driving technologies for building the future, we all can trust.
  • The theme will have 5 pillars: Strategy, Growth, Resilience, Inclusiveness, Trust.
  • The International conference will serve as a platform for Indian industry and entrepreneurs to understand the nuances of technologies and identify the right approach and technologies for their business as well as B2B partnerships.

NPCI launches NTS platform for card tokenization.

  • National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched NPCI Token System (NTS) to further enhance customer security and provide a seamless shopping experience to consumers.
  • NPCI Tokenization System (NTS) will support tokenization of RuPay cards, to provide an option for storing card details with merchants.
  • NPCI's Token Reference on File (TROF) service will help RuPay cardholders to maintain the security of their financial data.
  • With NTS, acquiring Banks, Aggregators, Merchants & others can get themselves certified with NPCI & can play the role of Token Requestor to help save the Token reference number (Token Reference On File) against all card numbers saved.

India, Israel, UAE, US decide to launch Quadrilateral Economic Forum.

  • The quadrilateral builds on the ongoing cooperation between the US, Israel and the UAE following the Abrahamic Agreement last year.
  • The Quad Grouping decided to establish an international forum for economic cooperation and discuss the possibilities of joint infrastructure projects expanding economic and political cooperation in the Middle East and Asia.

World-renowned kung fu nuns won UNESCO's Martial Arts Education Prize 2021.

  • Renowned kung fu nuns from the Drukpa sect of Buddhism have won UNESCO's 1st Martial Arts Education Award 2021 for their bravery and heroic activities for gender equality in the Himalayas.
  • Nuns empower young girls to defend themselves, build confidence, and take leadership roles in their communities through martial arts.
  • The award has been initiated by UNESCO ICM (International Center of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagement) to collect and promote good practices of martial arts education (MA Edu).

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