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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
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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

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".

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

Oct 17, 2017
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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

Oct 17, 2017
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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

Oct 17, 2017
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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

Oct 17, 2017
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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

Oct 17, 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

Oct 16, 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

Oct 16, 2017
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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

Oct 16, 2017
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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.

World Food Day 2017 observed across the world

Oct 16, 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 to commemorate the founding of the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN in 1945.

Leslie Thng appointed as CEO of Vistara

Oct 16, 2017
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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.

Carnatic Singer T M Krishna wins Indira Gandhi National Integration award

Oct 16, 2017
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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

Oct 16, 2017
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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.

Kavita Devi becomes first Indian Woman to sign with World Wrestling Entertainment

Oct 16, 2017
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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.

Audrey Azoulay elected as Director General of UNESCO

Oct 16, 2017
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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.

Railways introduces new tri-weekly special Rajdhani on Delhi - Mumbai route

Oct 16, 2017
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Ministry of Railways is introducing a new tri-weekly Special Rajdhani Express between Delhi and Mumbai. 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.

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

Oct 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

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.

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