The village’s director Gauranga Das received the award by IGBC. The Govardhan Eco Village is a self-sustained farm community. A farm community and retreat centre, Govardhan Eco Village is spread over a scenic landscape of 100 acres at Galtare in Wada taluka.
The Income Tax Department has launched an online chat service for taxpayers to answer their basic queries and doubts relating to direct tax issues. A team of experts from the department and independent tax practitioners has been deputed to answer the general queries.
The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has launched a new online facility for its members to make it easier for them to link their 12-digit unique Aadhaar number with their Universal Account Number.
Previously, Exercise INDRA has been conducted as a single service exercise alternately between the two countries. This year, the exercise has been upgraded to involve all the three Services of the Armed Forces- Army, Navy & Air Force.
The first-ever Tri Services Joint Exercise between Indian and Russian Armed Forces, INDRA-2017 began recently near Vladivostok in Russia. The exercise, INDRA, was previously conducted as a single service exercise alternately between the two countries. This year, it was upgraded to involve all the three services Army, Navy and Air Force.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 17 October 2017 dedicated the All India Institute of Ayurveda to the nation on the occasion of National Ayurveda Day. On the same occasion, Prime Minister released the “Ayurvedic Standard Treatment Guidelines”. developed by the Ministry of AYUSH.
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG) was conferred with Swachh Bharat Inter-Ministerial Award for carrying out various innovative and cleanliness activities over a period of 3 years.
The prize, worth approximately USD 66000, was launched in 1969. Initially, Man Booker Prize was only open to writers from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth nations until it began permitting authors from other English-speaking countries in 2014.
The peacekeepers were presented with the award by UNMISS Force Commander General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi. These Indian peacekeepers are part of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Indian peacekeepers were deployed with the Indian battalion stationed at Bor in the Jonglei region of South Sudan.
Anup Vikal on 17 October 2017 resigned as Snapdeal’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and General Counsel. Vikal is likely to join Essar Oil as its Chief Financial Officer. His resignation came two months after e-commerce dealer Sanpdeal cancelled its merger talks with online retailer Flipkart.
The post of Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta had been lying vacant since June 2016 after the retirement of PP Naolekar, former Justice of Supreme Court. Since then, UC Maheshwari, former judge of MP High Court, was looking after the work of Lokayukta.
US author George Saunders on 17 October 2017 won Britain’s renowned 2017 Man Booker Prize for fiction for his first full-length novel 'Lincoln in the Bardo'. The book 'Lincoln in the Bardo' chronicles the death of Abraham Lincoln’s 11-year-old son Willie using the accounts of hundreds of narrators.
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".
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.
A joint venture between Tata group and Singapore Airlines, Vistara airlines began its commercial operations in January 2015. Currently, it has a fleet of 16 aircraft and has ambitious expansion plans, including flying to overseas destinations.
Kavita Devi on 15 October 2017 became the first Indian woman to tie-up with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Devi, a former competitive powerlifter, took training from Dalip Singh Rana popularly known as The Great Khali. Besides, Shadia Bseiso became the first Arab woman from the Middle East to sign a WWE developmental contract.
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.
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.
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 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'
The IMF has suggested a 3-pronged approach for structural reform in India that includes Addressing the banking and corporate sector weaknesses, continued fiscal consolidation through revenue measure, and Improving the efficiency of labour and product markets.
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. This India- Sri Lanka exercise is based on Counter Terrorist Operations. The Infantry company from India- Sri Lanka is taking part in the same.
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.
The Union Minister for Communications, Manoj Sinha has launched the Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojana, an initiative for expansion of client base of Postal Life Insurance. The main objective of the scheme is to cover all households in the identified Sampoorna Bima Gram village.
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.
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).
RBI has announced a fresh guideline on the issuance and operation of PPI (Prepaid Payment Instruments). It has also has issued stricter Know Your Customer (KYC) norms for the users of prepaid instrument or mobile wallets. With these guidelines to complete full KYC formalities, the mobile wallet user can now send-receive money between wallets of different companies and banks seamlessly through Unified Payments Interface (UPI).
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.
Ashish Nehra made his cricket debut in 1999 under Mohammed Azharuddin in India. He made his international debut in a Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo in February 1999. Owing to injuries, Nehra did not play a single international match for India between September 2005 and June 2009. He returned to international cricket with 2011 World Cup.
Under the government's skill development programme, India will send 3-lakh youth to Japan for on-job training for 3-5 years, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said. The Union Cabinet has approved signing of Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between Japan and India on the 'Technical Intern Training Program (TITP)'.