Current Affairs in Short: 14 October 2019
Kenyan women athlete Brigid Kosgei won the Chicago Marathon and registered a world record timing of 2 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds.
DPIIT launches mobile app and website for IPR
• Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM)-DPIIT in collaboration with Qualcomm and National Law University (NLU) has developed this website and mobile app.
• The mobile app has been customized for India to ensure that innovation which is fundamental to startups are protected, managed and commercialized.
• Users will be able to access the L2Pro IP e-learning platform through their desktop, laptop, mobile browser and mobile application.
Indian Navy’s Training Squadron visiting Zanzibar and Tanzania
• Indian Naval Ships Tir, Sujata and Shardul and Indian Coast Guard Ship Sarathi, are visiting Tanzania from 14 to 17 Oct 19.
• These ships will visit Dar Es Salaam on 14 Oct 19 and Zanzibar from 15 to 17 Oct 19. This training squadron is visiting these areas under the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command based at Kochi.
• Training sessions include Navigation, Seamanship, Shiphandling, Boat Work and Engineering, imparted onboard the 1TS Ships, and Sail Training.
Kenya's Brigid Kosgei sets new world record
• A Kenyan women athlete Brigid Kosgei won the Chicago Marathon and registered a world record timing of 2 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds.
• Brigid Kosgei (25 years old) broke the previous mark of 2:15:25 set by Paula Radcliffe in London in 2003.
• It was not her first win, Kosgei won in Chicago last year with a timing of 2 hours, 18 minutes and 35 seconds.
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Bangladesh emerges as second fastest growing economy: World Bank
• 'South Asia Economic Focus, Making (De) Centralization Work' report shows that Bangladesh has emerged as the second-fastest growing economy in South Asia after Bhutan.
• As per the World Bank’s estimate GDP growth rate of the country is projected to moderate to 7.2 per cent this fiscal year.
• However, the report also indicates several challenges, including financial sector vulnerability, fiscal pressures and loss of external competitiveness.
India to achieve 10% blending percentage of ethanol in petrol by 2022
• Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced that Government is pushing to achieve 10 per cent blending percentage of ethanol in petrol by 2022.
• Petroleum Minister also highlighted that India is expected to get 58 billion dollar investment in the exploration and production sector by 2023.
• The central government is expecting to receive investment of 60 billion dollars in the sector in the next few years.