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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.

Rajasthan becomes 1st state to incorporate skill development programme in higher education

Oct 10, 2017
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Rajasthan has become the first state to incorporate skill development programme in the higher education. The state’s Department of College Education in collaboration with IGNOU has prepared 16 courses for entrepreneurship and skill development for colleges in the state.

UP Cabinet approves digitalisation of land maps

Oct 10, 2017
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The state cabinet of Uttar Pradesh on 9 October 2017 approved digitalisation of land maps in 70 districts of the state. The information was shared by the state’s Power Minister Shrikant Sharma who said that this move was necessary as the land maps were in a very bad condition and needed proper preservation.

D Shivakumar quits as CEO of PepsiCo India

Oct 10, 2017
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D Shivakumar resigns as CEO and Chairman of PepsiCo India and is expected to join Aditya Birla Group as Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development. Shivakumar will be succeeded by Ahmed El Sheikh.

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.

Jagdish Mukhi sworn in as new Governor of Assam

Oct 10, 2017
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Veteran leader, Jagdish Mukhi was sworn in as the new Governor of Assam on 10 October 2017. He was administered the oath of office by Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh at a function in the Srimanta Sankardeva International Convention Centre in Guwahati.

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Richard Henderson awarded with 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Oct 10, 2017
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Through Cryo-electron microscopy, researchers can now freeze biomolecules mid-movement and visualise processes they have never previously seen, which is crucial for the basic understanding of life’s chemistry and for the development of pharmaceuticals.

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons awarded with Nobel Peace Prize 2017

Oct 10, 2017
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The decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has its roots in Alfred Nobel’s will. The will specifies three different criteria for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize- promotion of fraternity between nations; the advancement of disarmament and arms control; and the holding and promotion of peace congresses. ICAN works vigorously to achieve nuclear disarmament.

World Mental Health Day 2017 observed globally

Oct 10, 2017
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The Day is observed with an aim of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work.

The 3rd International Conference on Yoga underway in Delhi

Oct 10, 2017
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The third International Conference on Yoga has begun in New Delhi with the theme ‘Yoga for Wellness.’ The two-day conference is being organized by Ministry of AYUSH as a part of commemorating the celebration of 21 June as International Day of Yoga declared by the United Nations.

World Payment Report 2017: China is ahead of India in Digital Payment

Oct 10, 2017
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As per the World Payments Report 2017, China is likely to be ahead of India in digital payment. It is a stunning remark in the backdrop of a major push in digital payment by Indian government following the Demonetisation. The report states that china will see a stable growth of 36 percent in digital transactions during 2016-20 while India is likely to grow up at an average of 26.2 percent during the same period.

Supreme Court bans sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till 1 November 2017

Oct 10, 2017
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Burning of these firecrackers during Diwali in 2016 had led to immense increase in particulate matter levels by three times, making Delhi the worst city in the world, as air pollution is concerned.

World this Week: 2 October to 8 October 2017

Oct 10, 2017
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World this week 02 October to 08 October 2017 provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that happened in the week. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

India this Week: 2 October to 8 October 2017

Oct 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

India this week 02 October to 08 October 2017 provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that happened in the week. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

NMCG approves 8 Projects worth over Rs 700 Cr under Namami Gange Programme

Oct 10, 2017
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The National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved eight projects worth Rs 700 Cr under Namami Gange Programme, among which four relate to sewage management in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, three relate to treatment of drains through bio-remediation and one relates to inventorization and surveillance of river Ganga.

MoRTH to implement new programme to promote new technologies in highway projects

Oct 10, 2017
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The Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways has decided to implement a Value Engineering Programme to promote new technologies and material in highway projects. The main aim of the programme is to use innovative technology, materials and equipment to reduce the cost of projects and make them more environment friendly.

Morning Current Affairs: 10 October 2017

Oct 10, 2017
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The Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways has recently decided to implement a Value Engineering Programme to promote new technologies and material in highway projects. The programme is aimed at using innovative technology, materials and equipment to reduce the cost of projects and make them environment friendly. It is expected to increase the speed of construction, reduce construction cost, increase asset durability and improve aesthetics and safety.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 9 October 2017

Oct 9, 2017
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an intensive immunisation drive at Vadnagar in Gujarat on 8 October 2017.The campaign called the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI), aims to reach every child below the age of two years and pregnant women still uncovered under the routine immunisation programme.

India to conduct first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017

Oct 9, 2017
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Delegates from all seven nations of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) grouping, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, will participate in the event. The main focus of the BIMSTEC DMEx-2017 will be on testing the region’s preparedness and resilience towards effective activation of inter-Governmental interaction/dialogue/agreements for immediate deployment of regional resources for disaster response.

Richard Thaler awarded Economics Nobel for Behavioral Economics

Oct 9, 2017
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Richard H. Thaler from University of Chicago has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics for his contributions to Behavioral Economics. Richard Thaler has integrated psychologically realistic assumptions into analyses of economic decision-making. His pioneer work to bridge the gap between economics and psychology won him the Nobel Economics Prize.

Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios to win 6th ATP title of 2017

Oct 9, 2017
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Rafael Nadal beat Nick Kyrgios of Australia in straight sets of 6-2, 6-1 in the China Open final to win his sixth ATP title of 2017. This is his 75th career singles trophy. The last time he won at least six titles in a year was in 2013 when he captured 10 trophies for the season.

Scientists develop smart bandage for faster healing

Oct 9, 2017
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American scientists have developed a smart bandage that can precisely control the dose and delivery schedule of the medication tailored for a specific type of wound, leading to faster healing.

Drop Muslim and Hindu from names of BHU, AMU: UGC Panel

Oct 9, 2017
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A UGC panel has recommended that Hindu and Muslim word in the names of universities- BHU- Banaras Hindu University and AMU- Aligarh Muslim University, do not echo their secular spirit and should be dropped. The UGC panel was created to investigate the suspected irregularities in ten central universities and the suggestions have been made in the audit report of AMU.

Gauri Lankesh to receive Anna Politkovskaya Award posthumously

Oct 9, 2017
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Gauri Lankesh, activist-journalist from Karnataka, who was shot dead in September 2017, will be posthumously conferred the Anna Politkovskaya Award 2017. She would be sharing the award with a Pakistani peace activist, Gulalai Ismail, who has faced death threats for speaking out against the Taliban.

RBI issues guidelines for Peer to Peer lending platform

Oct 9, 2017
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The RBI (Reserve Bank of India), issued instructions for NBFC (Non-banking Financial Companies) that operate peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms. According to the new guidelines, no NBFC can start or carry on the business of a P2P lending platform without attaining a Certificate of Registration from now onwards. These guidelines issued by Reserve Bank of India will be known as the Non-Banking Financial Company - Peer to Peer Lending Platform and will come into force with immediate effect.

International Conference on Dialogue of Civilizations – IV

Oct 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in partnership with NGS-National Geographic Society is hosting an international conference on “Dialogue of Civilizations – IV” from 8th – 15th October, 2017 at Delhi, Gandhinagar and Dholavira.

PM Narendra Modi launches 'Intensified Mission Indradhanush'

Oct 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an intensive immunisation drive at Vadnagar in Gujarat. The campaign called the Intensified Mission Indradhanush, aims to reach every child below the age of two years and pregnant women still uncovered under the routine immunisation programme.

India-South Africa Twenty Years of Strategic Partnership

Oct 9, 2017
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India and South Africa are celebrating 20-years of strategic corporation this year. Dr. Harsh Vardhan- Union Minister for S&T and Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests & Climate Change, attended the celebrations of the collaboration in science and technology in Durban. So far, the collaboration has been concentrated on chosen areas like Astronomy & Astrophysics, Indigenous Knowledge System, Agriculture Sciences, Green Chemistry,  and Health Sciences where both nations have complementary strengths.

Morning Current Affairs: 9 October 2017

Oct 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Jammu and Kashmir government has launched a special campaign under Mission Indradanush to achieve full immunisation in the state. The main focus of the campaign is to accelerate and ensure full immunisation coverage in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in areas where immunisation coverage has been low.

President to Inaugurate 5th India Water Week 2017

Oct 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind would be inaugurating the India Water Week – 2017 in New Delhi. The 5-day international event would be attended by over 1500 delegates from India and 13 other countries. The main theme of the event is ‘Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth’.

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