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Pollution causes most premature deaths in India, says study

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A major study has revealed that people are most at risk of succumbing to pollution in continents of Asia and Africa with India topping the list of individual countries. The study reports that one out of every four premature deaths in India in 2015 was due to pollution. China's environment was reported to be the second deadliest, with more than 1.8 million premature deaths, attributed to pollution-related illness.

Income Tax Department launches 'online chat' to address taxpayer’s queries

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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.

Assam Government launches new Tourism policy

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The state government of Assam has launched a new Tourism policy- 'Tourism Policy of Assam 2017' with the aim of increasing tourist inflow in the state two to three folds within the next five years.

EPFO launches new facility to link UAN with Aadhaar online

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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.

Indo-Russia Joint Exercise INDRA 2017 begins

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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.

Morning Current Affairs: 20 October 2017

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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.

Assam to host Global Investors Summit in February, 2018

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Assam would be hosting the first-ever Global Investors Summit in Guwahati from 3- 4 February 2018. It would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The decision was taken during the state’s cabinet meeting, which was held recently.

President Ram Nath Kovind to inaugurate International Gita Mahotsav in November 2017

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on 17 October 2017 announced to organise International Gita Mahotsav in Kurukshetra, Haryana on 25 November 2017. The inauguration of the Mahotsav will be done by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 October 2017

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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.

Kerala HC restores life ban imposed on Sreesanth by BCCI

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A division bench of the Kerala High Court has restored the life ban imposed on cricketer S Sreesanth by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. The bench gave the verdict on a petition filed by the BCCI against the ruling by a single judge bench that lifted the life ban imposed on the 34-year-old pacer in August 2017.

Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas awarded with Swachh Bharat Inter-Ministerial Award

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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.

PM Narendra Modi dedicates first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda to nation

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The first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) is set up along the lines of AIIMS and has an NABH Accredited Hospital and an Academic Block.. It has been set up with a total campus area of 10.015 acres with a budget of Rs 157 Crore.

Gujarat signs MoUs worth 10,400 Cr with 3 companies under Make in Gujarat

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The state government of Gujarat has signed 3 MoUs worth Rs 10,400 Cr with three companies that have the potential of creating 21,300 job opportunities in the state. The MoU’s were signed under the Make in Gujarat initiative in the presence of the state’s Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani.

George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

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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.

Indian peacekeepers in Sudan awarded with UN medal

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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.

Chhattisgarh government reduces interest on loan given to women under Saksham Yojna

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The state government of Chhattisgarh has reduced the rate of interest on loan given to women and their self-help groups under Saksham Yojna. The rate of interest on loans has been cut from 6.5 per cent to 5 per cent to benefit more women and their SHGs under the Yojna.

India signs MoC with Japan on Technical Intern Training Programme

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India has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoU) with Japan on Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP).The MoC was signed by Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Katsunobu Kato, Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan.

Anup Vikal resigns as CFO of Snapdeal

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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.

Justice Naresh Kumar Gupta appointed as Lokayukta of MP

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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.

WCD Ministry launches 'women for women': #IamThatWoman campaign

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The Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched an online campaign on ‘women for women’: #IamThatWoman in an attempt to end gender bias in women against women. The WCD Ministry aims to highlight through the campaign, the various aspects of women standing by and for other women.

Morning Current Affairs: 18 October 2017

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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.

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".

FDDI gets 'National Importance' status, can now award degrees

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Since its inception in 1986, FDDI has been functioning as an interface between the untapped talent and industry and its global counterparts by fulfilling the demand of skilled man power with its specific curriculum, high-tech laboratories, world class infrastructure and experienced faculty.

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.

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje expands Annapurna Rasoi Yojna to cover 191 urban areas

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The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje has opened up the expansion of Annapurna Rasoi Yojna in all the 191 urban areas of the state. She also flagged off 50 Annapurna vans on the occasion at Ajmer.

Take stringent action against food adulterators: Union Government to Food Safety Commissioners

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On the occasion of World food day on 16 October 2017, the Union Government directed the food safety commissioners of all the states to take stringent action against food adulterators. Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey directed the officials to keep a vigil against any kind of adulteration during this festive season.

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