Current affairs 30th October

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In today’s article you will read about:
1 .Angela Merkel to step down as German chancellor in 2021
2 .World’s largest airport ‘Under One Roof’ opened in Istanbul
3 .5th National Summit On Public Health Care Began In Assam
4 .Rohini Bopanna appointed Hockey’s International Technical Official
5 .SBI, Hitachi Payments formed joint venture for digital payment platform
6 .Michael D Higgins re-elected as Irish president for second term
7 .Roger Federer won 9th Swiss Indoors title for 99th ATP title

Angela Merkel to step down as German chancellor in 2021 :

Germany’s Angela Merkel has said she will step down as chancellor in 2021, following recent election setbacks. She also said she would not seek re-election as leader of the centre-right CDU party in December. She has held the post since 2000.

World’s largest airport ‘Under One Roof’ opened in Istanbul :

The world’s largest airport terminal “under one roof” with a capacity to serve 90 million passengers has been officially opened on October 29 in Istanbul, which marks the Republic Day of Turkey.  Overall the first phase has cost 7.5 billion Euro.  The airport has been envisioned to have a total capacity of up to 200 million passengers, once all four phases are completed in the next 10 years.

5th National Summit On Public Health Care Began In Assam :

The 5th National Summit on Good and Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems in India has begun at Kaziranga in Assam. State Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal and Union Health Minister J P Nadda inaugurated the three-day summit.

Rohini Bopanna appointed Hockey’s International Technical Official :

Hockey India congratulated Rohini Bopanna on being promoted as FIH International Technical Official by the FIH Officials Committee. Earlier this year, Bopanna was also appointed as a technical official for the 5th Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2018 held in Donghae City, South Korea.

SBI, Hitachi Payments formed joint venture for digital payment platform :

State Bank of India (SBI) and payments solution provider Hitachi Payment Services India entered into an agreement to form a joint venture for establishing a card acceptance and digital payment platform .According to the joint venture (JV), Hitachi will pick up 26 per cent stake in SBI Payment Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SBI.

Michael D Higgins re-elected as Irish president for second term :

Michael D Higgins was re-elected as Irish president for the 2nd term. He won the election after receiving 56% of the country’s election vote. Businessman Peter Casey came second with 23.1%.

Roger Federer won 9th Swiss Indoors title for 99th ATP title :

Roger Federer won his 99th career ATP Tour title in the Swiss Indoors final in Basel, Switzerland. Roger Federer defeated Marius Copil 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the final. This is his 9th Swiss Indoors title. He is now only 10 titles short of the all-time record. The all-time singles titles list is topped by Jimmy Connors with 109 titles.