Daily Current Affairs 6th October 2017

1) International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in Peace Norwegian Nobel Committee has selected Geneva-based International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a coalition of non-governmental organisations from over 100 countries around globe for 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee honoured ICAN for its decade-long campaign to get rid the world of atomic bomb and for its work to draw attention to catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and its ground-breaking efforts to achieve treaty-based prohibition of such weapons. ICAN is a global civil society coalition of 468 partner organizations from 101 countries working to promote adherence to and full implementation of… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 5th October 2017

1) World Teachers’ Day: 05 October World Teachers’ Day is held annually on 5 October since 1994 to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. The theme of 2017 World Teachers’ Day is “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers”. The 1966 Recommendation constitutes the main reference framework for addressing teachers’ rights and responsibilities on a global scale.  The Day is organised by the United Nation’s body UNESCO. 2) World Space Week Observed Globally The World Space Week is organized across the World from 4 to 10 October. In 1999, The United Nations General Assembly declared that World Space Week will take place from 4th October to 10th October every year, in commemoration… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 4th October 2017

1) Cabinet Approvals on October 4 2017 The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given the following set of approvals. The full list of Cabinet Approvals is given as follows. The Cabinet has approved-  –The Extradition Treaty between India and Lithuania– The Treaty would provide a legal framework for seeking extradition of terrorists, economic offenders and other criminals from and to Lithuania, -The MoU between India and Switzerland on Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector, -MoU on Upgradation of the Women’s Police Training Centre at Yamethin, Myanmar, -Cabinet approved the renaming of Kandla Port as Deendayal Port. Centre approves setting up a turtle sanctuary in Allahabad .The Central Government has approved development… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 3rd October 2017

1) President Appoints Commission to Examine Sub-Categorisation of OBCs President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed a five-member Committee. The Committee will be headed by Delhi High Court’s former Chief Justice G Rohini to examine sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) under Article 340 of the Constitution. The commission will examine the extent of inequitable distribution of benefits of reservation among the castes or communities included in the broad category of OBCs with reference to such classes included in the central list. 2) India unveils third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017-2031 India unveiled the third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017-2031 spelling out the future road map for wildlife conservation.  The plan was unveiled… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 2nd October 2017

1)  International Day of Non-Violence – October 2 The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. According to General Assembly of United Nations resolution of 15 June 2007, which established the commemoration, the International Day is an occasion to “disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness”. The resolution reaffirms “the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence” and the desire “to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence”. 2) World Habitat Day – October 2 The theme for World Habitat Day 2017 is ‘Housing Policies: Affordable Homes’This day is celebrated to reflect on the state of our towns and cities,… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 1st October 2017

1)International Day of Older Persons: ‘We care for you’ On 14th December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated 1 October the International Day of Older Persons. This was preceded by initiatives such as the Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing – which was adopted by the 1982 World Assembly on Ageing – and endorsed later that year by the UN General Assembly. In 1991, the General Assembly (by resolution 46/91) adopted the United Nations Principles for Older Persons. The theme of the International Day of Older Persons 2017 is “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.” 2) Environment Ministry notifies New Wetland Rules On 26th September 2017,… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 30th September,2017

1) President Appoints Governors for 5 States, Banwarilal Purohit Named TN Governor Former Union Minister Satya Pal Malik has appointed as the new Governor of Bihar while Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit will now be the new Governor of Tamil Nadu. Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar, Prof Jagdish Mukhi will replace Mr Purohit as the Governor of Assam. Admiral (Retd) Devendra Kumar Joshi will be the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar in place of Prof. Mukhi. President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Governors in five states and Lieutenant Governor in one Union Territories. Brigadier (Retd) BD Mishra has been appointed as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and former member of Bihar Legislative Council Ganga Prasad Governor of Meghalaya. 2) Government Keeps… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 29th September,2017

1) CARA launches monthly ‘Jan Sampark’ Program to facilitate adoption On 27th September 2017, the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) started a monthly ‘Jan Sampark’ program to enable the public to obtain information related to Adoption, in New Delhi. i. This programme is the first of its kind, regarding adoption. Around 150 Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs), Adoptive Parents and representatives of agencies participated in the session. Details regarding Immediate Placement and Special Needs Adoption Module of Child Adoption Resource Information & Guidance System (CARINGS) and the newly launched Grievance/Query portal were shared with the participants. 2) Madhya Pradesh Bags ‘Best Tourism State’ Award Madhya Pradesh has won the ‘Best Tourism State’ national award for the third consecutive… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 27th & 28th September,2017

1) India MoU with Norway & collaborates with US and Japan Government of India has collaborated with US, Japan and Norway in the fields of health security, rail safety and health co-operation respectively. Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed a ‘Letter of Intent’ with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.This Letter of Intent aims to extend the co-operation in health sector through the Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) for a period of 3 years, starting from 2018. India and United States renew Commitment on Health security: i.India and United States renewed their commitment to work together in the healthcare sector. ii.This would provide better solutions to the health challenges… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 26th September,2017

1) Karnataka government launches Vision-2025 project The Karnataka Government Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has launched ‘Vision-2025’ project across the state. It aimed at evolving a draft policy for development of the state in next seven years by seeking the opinion of the public. Under the project, the government would seek public opinion on how they want their dream state to be in the next seven years. The CM has also launched the website ‘www.navakarnataka2025.in’. 2) TRIFED Organised National Workshop on Minimum Support Price for Minor Forest Produce Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Jual Oram inaugurated the National Workshop organized by TRIFED on “Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Minor Forest Produces (MFP) scheme – Taking it to the next level for a… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 25th September,2017

1) PM Narendra Modi forms Economic Advisory Council PM Narendra Modi reconstituted the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to guide him on economic issues and appointed economist Bibek Debroy as its chairman. Debroy is a member of government think tank Niti Aayog. The council has been defunct since former RBI governor C Rangarajan resigned as its chairman. The four other part-time EAC members are Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Roy, Ashima Goyal and Ratan Watal. 2)India third in nuclear power installations: World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2017 India is third in the world in the number of nuclear reactors being installed, at six, while China is leading at 20, the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2017. The number of nuclear… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 23rd , 24th September,2017

1) Government launches ‘Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat’to boost PMUY On 23rd September 2017, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Mr.Dharmendra Pradhan launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat’ in Mota Ishanpur village of Gujarat. According to Dharmendra Pradhan total one lakh, Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayats would be organized across the country in next one and half year to provide an interactive platform to the rural LPG users. About 100 such beneficiaries- most of them women have participated in this LPG Panchayat. Mr Pradhan also inaugurated the Skill Development Institute at Adalaj near Ahmedabad as part of National Skill Development Mission. 2) Odisha Government launched ‘Sampurna Yojana’ On 24th September 2017, Odisha Government launched ‘Sampurna (Sishu Abond Matru Mrityuhara… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 22nd September,2017

1) Mazagon Dock delivers first Scorpene submarine to Indian Navy Public sector defence unit Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) has delivered the first indigenously built Scorpene submarine, INS Kalvari,  to the Indian Navy, marking a major milestone in the development of domestic defence production capabilities The submarine, which will soon be commissioned into the Indian Navy, is expected to bolster India’s maritime prowess, a senior Navy official said. Similarly, other Scorpene class submarines Khanderi and Karanj are undergoing trials and development. The delivery of a submarine means that its trials are over and the navy has accepted the boat. Commissioning is a ceremony that officially makes it part of the navy’s… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 21st September,2017

1) Law Ministry approves Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2017 On 18th September 2017, Law Ministry approved the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2017, in New Delhi.The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2017 would enable the government to seize the property of economic offenders and defaulters who escape from India, through a new provision. According to the law, a ‘fugitive economic offender’, means an individual against whom an arrest warrant has been issued for an economic offence and the person has escaped from the country and refuses to return to face criminal prosecution. Before the bill is introduced in Lok Sabha in the winter session of Parliament a ‘Saving Clause’ would be added in the… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 20th September,2017

1)  Jharkhand Government launches Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana   On September 18,2017 Jharkhand Government launched the “Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana”  at  Ulihatu Village ,Khunti district of Jharkhand. BJP President Amit Shah along with Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Daslaunched the initiative. The scheme aims at developing the  villages of freedom fighters in the state . Ulihatu Village is  the birth place of freedom fighter and Jharkhand’s tribal icon, Birsa Munda. Villages of many tribal freedom fighters will be developed and their habitants will be provided basic amenities. Amit shah gave away gas connections, solar lamps to some of the beneficiaries.136 pucca houses will be built. Development in this area was sluggish due to left wing extremism 2) Cabinet Approves Merger of 17 Govt Presses… Read More

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