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Indian-origin teenager Akshay Ruparelia is UK's Youngest Millionaire

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He started the firm with an initial investment of 7000 pounds, which he borrowed from his relatives. He hired a call centre service to answer his company switchboard while he was in class and used to call clients back after the school. Within months, investors were buying shares in Ruparelia`s firm "www.doorsteps.co.uk".

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2017 observed across the world

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed with the theme ‘Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies’. The theme for this year’s commemoration is reminiscent of the importance of the values of dignity, solidarity and importance of voice to fight and end poverty everywhere.

Scientists develop futuristic military watch that can survive nuclear blast

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Scientists have developed a new military watch for the Russian army kit, which is capable of resisting high impact and can even survive a nuclear explosion. The mechanical watch with automatic movement ensures fast and accurate time determination in severe climatic and operating conditions, during routine and combat operations.

Indian-American attorney awarded 3rd American Bazaar Philanthropy award

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Noted Indian-American attorney Ajay Raju has been honoured with the third American Bazaar Philanthropy award in recognition of his philanthropic activities in the United States. Raju was honoured for his commitment to revive Philadelphia through the Germination Project.

Morning Current Affairs: 17 October 2017

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be inaugurating the first-ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) at Sarita Vihar in New Delhi on the occasion of National Ayurveda Day. The institute, which has been set up as an apex institute under the Ministry of AYUSH, aims to bring synergy between the traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern diagnostic tools and technology.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 October 2017

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World Food Day was observed globally on 16 October 2017 with the theme ‘Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development’. The day is celebrated annually on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN in 1945.

World Food Day 2017 observed across the world

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World Food Day was observed globally on 16 October 2017 with the theme ‘Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development’. The day is celebrated annually to commemorate the founding of the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN in 1945.

Carnatic Singer T M Krishna wins Indira Gandhi National Integration award

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Carnatic music vocalist, T M Krishna is going to be honoured with the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015 -16 on the late Congress Supremo’s death anniversary. He would be conferred the award by Sonia Gandhi, President of Indian National Congress Party.

Defence Minister Commissions indigenously-built anti-submarine warship, INS Kiltan

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has commissioned INS Kiltan, an indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare. It is India's first major warship to have a superstructure of carbon fibre composite material. It was commissioned at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam.

Audrey Azoulay elected as Director General of UNESCO

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UNESCO’s Executive Board voted 30 to 28 in favour of Azoulay against Qatar’s Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari. Her election will now be put forward for approval to UNESCO’s 195 members on 10 November 2017. The board's selection of Azoulay came the day after the United States announced that it intends to pull out of UNESCO because of its alleged anti-Israel bias.

Morning Current Affairs:16 October 2017 - Audrey Azoulay elected UNESCO Chief, Railways introduces special Rajdhani

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Ministry of Railways is going to introduce a new tri-weekly Special Rajdhani between Delhi - Mumbai route. The main aim behind the move is to fulfil the long overdue demand of passengers and to provide faster and convenient connectivity to passengers between the two metro cities.

International Day of Rural Women 2017 observed globally

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The Day recognizes the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty. The Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly through its resolution 62/136 dated 18 December 2007. It was first celebrated on 15 October 2008.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 October 2017- IMF, BIS, Sabrimala Temple, MITRA SHAKTI 2017

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Top 5 Current Affairs of the day includes Three- pronged approach for structural reform in Indiaby IMF, Bureau of Indian standards (BIS) Act 2016 brought into force, Five judges Constitutional bench to decide on Hindu women's right to temple, India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2017 kicks off, and Indian Air Force launches health mobile app 'MedWatch'

Morning Current Affairs: 14 October 2017 – Five judges bench on Sabrimala Temple,India-Sri Lanka Exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2017 kicks off

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A 5-judge Constitutional Bench will decide whether the women’s fundamental right to pray at the place of their preference can be overruled on the ground of religious belief “biological factor exclusive to the female gender”. The matter was a referred to this bench by Supreme Court of India. The 5th India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2017 started on 13th October 2017 with a grand Opening Ceremony conducted at Aundh Military Station, Pune.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 October 2017

Oct 13, 2017
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The Union Government on 12 October 2017 announced to observe the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi from 2 October 2019 to 2 October 2020.  To commemorate the same, the Union Government constituted a National Committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This Committee comprises Chief Ministers of all the states, representatives from across the political spectrum, Gandhians, thinkers and prominent people from different spheres of life.

Indian Naval Ships to participate in Passage Exercise with Japanese Marine

Oct 13, 2017
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Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt would be participating in the Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Japanese Marine Self Defence Force. Following the completion of the harbour phase, the ships would take part in the Passage Exercise with the Murusame Class destroyer, JS Kirisame.

Gautam Bambawale appointed as India's Ambassador to China

Oct 13, 2017
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After taking up the position, one of the major tasks of Bambawale will be to stabilise India-China ties that were rocked by a military face off in the Doklam area of Bhutan which lasted for 73 days. Both the sides agreed to end the face-off on 28 August 2017, paving the way for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit China for the BRICS summit in September 2017.

International Day for Disaster Reduction observed globally

Oct 13, 2017
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The International Day for Disaster Reduction was observed across the world on 13 October 2017 with the theme ‘Home Safe Home: Reducing Exposure, Reducing Displacement’. The 2017 campaign aims to raise global awareness about effective actions, policies and practices taken to reduce exposure to disaster risk at the community level, thereby contributing to saving homes and livelihoods.

Indian Air Force launches health mobile app 'MedWatch'

Oct 13, 2017
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It was launched by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa during the Air Force Commanders' Conference in New Delhi. The Mobile app was launched to keep up with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of ‘Digital India'. The concept and content of the App is given by the Directorate General of Medical Services (Air).

Morning Current Affairs: 13 October 2017 – India exits from FIFA U-17, India ranked 100th in Hunger Index, US withdraws from UNESCO

Oct 13, 2017
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The United States and its ally Israel announced that they were pulling out of the UN's culture and education body, accusing the body of anti-Israel bias. The United States has walked out of the 195-member organisation once before under ex-president Ronald Reagan.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 October 2017

Oct 12, 2017
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Left arm medium fast bowler, Ashish Nehra has announced retirement from all forms of international and domestic cricket. Nehra will be playing his last match T20 International against New Zealand on 1 November 2017 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi.

Morning Current Affairs: 12 October 2017

Oct 12, 2017
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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11 October 2017 gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Morocco on cooperation in the field of water resources.

 

Top 5 Current Affairs: 11 October 2017

Oct 11, 2017
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Anupam Kher has taken charge as the new Chief of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. The veteran actor succeeds Gajendra Chauhan, whose appointment as FTII Chairman triggered massive student protests.

Veteran actor Anupam Kher appointed as Chief of FTII

Oct 11, 2017
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Kher succeeds Gajendra Chauhan, whose appointment as FTII Chairman triggered massive student protests. Chauhan's term ended in March 2017. He was appointed as FTII chairman on 9 June 2015. Many FTII students had protested against his appointment claiming that Chauhan was unfit for the job.

Kazuo Ishiguro awarded with 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

Oct 11, 2017
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The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 was awarded to English author Kazuo Ishiguro on 5 October 2017 for uncovering the abyss beneath the illusory sense of connection with the world in his novels of great emotional force. Kazuo Ishiguro has been a full-time author ever since his first book A Pale View of Hills that was published in 1982.

International Day of the Girl Child 2017 observed globally

Oct 11, 2017
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In 2011, the United Nations declared 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child to help stimulate worldwide enthusiasm for better girls’ lives, provide an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.

Nisha Desai Biswal appointed as President of US-India Business Council

Oct 11, 2017
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The US-India Business Council is the premier business advocacy organization that was formed in 1975 at the request of the US and Indian governments. It is the largest bilateral trade association in the United States and has presence in New York, Silicon Valley and New Delhi.

Morning Current Affairs: 11 October 2017

Oct 11, 2017
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Bindeshwar Pathak has contributed immensely in the direction of getting rid of the practice of manual scavenging. Mayor of New York had declared 14 April 2016 as the ‘Dr Bindeshwar Pathak International Day’ keeping in mind this contribution made by Pathak.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 10 October 2017

Oct 10, 2017
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The Supreme Court has banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR till 1 November 2017. The ruling was made by a bench of Justices AK Sikri, AM Sapre and Ashok Bhushan.The decision was taken to find out whether there will be a positive effect of this ban particularly during Diwali period on the health of citizens and a steadily deteriorating air quality.

Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne awarded with 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

Oct 10, 2017
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The universe's gravitational waves were first observed on 14 September 2015. These waves were predicted by Albert Einstein a hundred years ago. These waves came from a collision between two black holes. It took 1.3 billion years for the waves to arrive at the LIGO detector in the USA.

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