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Police Commemoration Day observed on October 21

1 day ago
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The Police Commemoration Day commemorates the sacrifices of ten policemen who defended India’s borders with China in 1959. The Indian police personnel guarded the 2,500 mile border of India with Tibet until the autumn of 1959.

Planet Nine exists in solar system: NASA

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If discovered, Planet Nine could turn out to be the missing super Earth- a planet with a mass higher than the Earth’s, but substantially lower than the masses of ice giants Uranus and Neptune.

Scientists: World’s deepest lake under threat!

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Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest lake is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, according to experts. Holding one-fifth of the world's unfrozen fresh water, the lake situated in Russia's Siberia region is a natural wonder of exceptional value to evolutionary science.

World’s oldest warship sailing again!

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USS Constitution, the world’s oldest warship took off recently on its first sail since three years. The ship sailed from Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston to Fort Independence on Castle Island to celebrate US Navy’s 242nd birthday and the 220th anniversary of the iconic vessel's maiden voyage.

Astronomers discover Kronos, Sun like planet-eater

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Kronos has been named after a Greek mythological character, Titan,  who ate his own children including Poseidon (well known as the planet Neptune), Hades (Pluto) and three daughters is 350 light years away from planet earth.

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.

ISKCON's Govardhan Eco Village awarded with Green Platinum Award

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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.

South Africa clinches top spot in ODI, India slips to second

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India lost its number one spot in ICC ODI rankings to South Africa, after South Africa's 104-run win over Bangladesh in the second ODI in Paarl. India had claimed the top rank as a result of its 4-1 win over Australia.

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.

Jaipur and Srinagar Airports rated Best Airports in the World

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The Jaipur and Srinagar Airport bagged the first and second rank respectively in the category of 2-5 million passengers on 17 October 2017 in Airport Service Quality (ASQ)-Airport Council International (ACI) survey. The awards were presented during the 27th ACI Africa/world annual general assembly, conference and exhibition at Port Louis in Mauritius.

EPFO launches new facility to link UAN with Aadhaar online

2 days ago
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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

3 days ago
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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

Oct 19, 2017
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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

Oct 19, 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

Oct 18, 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

Oct 18, 2017
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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

Oct 18, 2017
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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

Oct 18, 2017
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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

Oct 18, 2017
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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

Oct 18, 2017
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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

Oct 18, 2017
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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

Oct 18, 2017
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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

Oct 18, 2017
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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

Oct 18, 2017
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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

Oct 18, 2017
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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

Oct 18, 2017
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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

Oct 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

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

Oct 17, 2017
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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".

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