|International Day of Peace 2017 observed across the world||21 September 2017|
|Government to introduce 'Food Street' at global food fair in New Delhi||21 September 2017|
|Union Government to launch mobile app for retiring government staffs||20 September 2017|
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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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'
A 5-judge Constitutional Bench will decide whether the women’s fundamental right to pray at the place of their preference can be overruled on the ground of religious belief “biological factor exclusive to the female gender”. The matter was a referred to this bench by Supreme Court of India. 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.
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.
Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt would be participating in the Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Japanese Marine Self Defence Force. Following the completion of the harbour phase, the ships would take part in the Passage Exercise with the Murusame Class destroyer, JS Kirisame.