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Police Commemoration Day observed on October 21

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.

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Publish Date : Oct 21, 2017

Astronomers discover Kronos, Sun like planet-eater

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.

Recommended for : Kronos , Sun like planet , Krios , Astronomers , Earth

Publish Date : Oct 20, 2017

WHO releases guidelines to address overweight and obesity in children

In 2016, an estimated 41 million children under 5 were affected by overweight or obesity. Without effective treatment, they are likely to remain obese throughout their lives, which can further put them at risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and premature death.

Recommended for : WHO , obesity in children , World Health Organization

Publish Date : Oct 11, 2017

विश्व मानसिक स्वास्थ्य दिवस मनाया गया

मानसिक रूप से स्वस्थ न होने के कारण व्यक्ति की कार्यक्षमता पर प्रभाव पड़ता है और वह अपने कार्य को ठीक से नहीं कर पाता है.

Recommended for : World Mental Health Day , WHO , Mental health in the workplace , विश्व मानसिक स्वास्थ्य दिवस , डब्ल्यूएचओ , कार्यस्थल पर मानसिक स्वास्थ्य

Publish Date : Oct 10, 2017

World Mental Health Day 2017 observed globally

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.

Recommended for : World Mental Health Day , WHO , Mental health in the workplace

Publish Date : Oct 10, 2017

UP Cabinet approves digitalisation of land maps

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.

Recommended for : Digitalisation of Land Maps , Uttar Pradesh Cabinet , Yogi Adityanath , Chief Minister of UP

Publish Date : Oct 10, 2017

Gauri Lankesh to receive Anna Politkovskaya Award posthumously

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.

Recommended for : Anna Politkovskaya Award , Gauri Lankesh , Kannada Journalist , Rightwing Extremism , Russian Journalist , Human Rights Violation , RAW in WAR

Publish Date : Oct 9, 2017

Rajnish Kumar appointed new SBI chairman

Rajnish Kumar was appointed the next chairman of the State Bank of India. He is at present the Managing Director of State Bank of India (SBI). He will be succeeding Arundhati Bhattacharya, who is at present serving her one-year extension.

Recommended for : SBI Chairman , Rajnish Kumar , Arundhati Bhattacharya , DoPT , Managing Director

Publish Date : Oct 5, 2017

आईसीएमआर प्रमुख सौम्या स्वामीनाथन डब्लूएचओ की उप-महानिदेशक नियुक्त

यह पद किसी भारतीय द्वारा अर्जित किया गया डब्लूएचओ का एक सर्वोच्च पद है.

Recommended for : Soumya Swaminathan , WHO , Deputy Director General , ICMR , ICMR Chief , सौम्य स्वामीनाथन , डब्ल्यूएचओ , आईसीएमआर के उप महानिदेशक , आईसीएमआर चीफ

Publish Date : Oct 5, 2017

ICMR Chief Soumya Swaminathan appointed WHO Deputy Director-General

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), appointed Deputy Director-General, of World Health Organization (WHO), in Geneva. This position is the second-highest at the UN’s health agency. The position is also the highest post held by any Indian in the WHO.

Recommended for : Soumya Swaminathan , WHO , Deputy Director General , ICMR , ICMR Chief

Publish Date : Oct 5, 2017

Morning Current Affairs: 5 October 2017

The Union Ministry of Tourism would be organising Paryatan Parv, a festival of tourism, from 5 October 2017 in collaboration with other central ministries, state governments and stakeholders. The main objective behind organising the festival is to draw focus on the benefits of tourism and showcase the cultural diversity of the country and to reinforce the principle of ‘Tourism for All’.

Recommended for : Ministry of Tourism , Paryatan Parv , WHO , Soumya Swaminathan , ICMR Chief , Sports Minister , Khelo India National School Games

Publish Date : Oct 5, 2017

Indian Railways to work with ISRO to devise safety mechanisms for rail network

Indian Railways would be working with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to devise safety mechanisms to make travel by trains safer. The information was shared by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, who said that he had met ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar in this regard.

Recommended for : Indian Railways , Rail Accidents , Suresh Prabhu , Piyush Goyal , ISRO

Publish Date : Sep 30, 2017

Prime Minister constitutes Economic Advisory Council headed by Bibek Debroy

The council consists of economists of high repute and eminence including Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Roy and Ashima Goyal, who will be working as part time members of the council. Meanwhile, Ratan Watal, the Principal Advisor to Niti Aayog, will serve as the Secretary of the Council.

Recommended for : PM Narendra Modi , Economic Advisory Council , Bibek Debroy , EAC-PM

Publish Date : Sep 26, 2017

Rajiv Mehrishi sworn in as new CAG of India

Former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi has taken over as the 13th Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, succeeding Shashi Kant Sharma, who had held the post since 2013. Mehrishi was administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi.

Recommended for : Rajiv Mehrishi , CAG , President of India , Home Secretary , Shashi Kant Sharma , Narendra Modi , Defence Secretary

Publish Date : Sep 25, 2017

Union Government announces new PPP Policy for Affordable Housing

The policy seeks to assign risks among the government, developers and financial institutions and to those who can manage them the best besides leveraging underutilized and un-utilized private and public lands towards meeting the Housing for All target by 2022.

Recommended for : PPP Policy for Affordable Housing , Pradhan Mantri Awas yojana , housing for all , Public Private Partnership

Publish Date : Sep 23, 2017

World's richest woman and L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt passes away

Born in Paris, she was the only child of Louise Madelaine Berthe and Eugene Schueller, who founded L’Oreal. She joined the family business when she was just 15 and inherited L'Oreal group empire when her father died in 1957.

Recommended for : Liliane Bettencourt , World's richest woman , L'Oreal heiress

Publish Date : Sep 22, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 September 2017

India’s ambitious Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in form sector will be launched in three districts, namely- Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra, on 16 October 2017, which is observed globally as World Food Day.

Recommended for : World Health Organisation , WHO , mobile app for retiring government staffs , Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust , Zero Hunger Programme , BIMSTEC

Publish Date : Sep 20, 2017

Rajnikant Mishra appointed Chief of Sashastra Seema Bal

Mishra will succeed Archana Ramasundaram who is set to retire on 30 September 2017. Mishra is a 1984 batch Uttar Pradesh Cadre IPS officer. He has been posted as Special Director General in Border Security Force (BSF) since 2012.

Recommended for : SSB , Rajnikant Mishra , Sashastra Seema Bal , Archana Ramasundaram

Publish Date : Sep 20, 2017

Union Government to launch mobile app for retiring government staffs

The mobile application that will allow central government employees who are about to retire to monitor the process of their pension settlement cases will also allow retired employees to assess their superannuation funds and record complaints through the pension calculator.

Recommended for : Union Government , Central government employees , Pension settlement cases , Retired employees , Superannuation funds , Pension calculator , Minister of State for Public Grievances and Pensions , Dr. Jitendra Singh

Publish Date : Sep 20, 2017

The world is running out of antibiotics: WHO Report

The Report identifies 12 classes of priority pathogens. Some of them cause common infections such as pneumonia or urinary tract infections that are resistant to existing antibiotics. The report also identifies 51 new antibiotics and biologicals in clinical development that can treat antibiotic-resistant pathogens, tuberculosis and diarrhoeal infection Clostridium difficile.

Recommended for : world is running out of antibiotics , WHO , World Health Organisation

Publish Date : Sep 20, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 September 2017

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a report titled Non-communicable Disease Progress Monitor 2017, as per which governments must step up efforts to control Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) to meet globally agreed targets such as preventing the premature deaths of millions of people from these conditions.

Recommended for : WHO , Non-communicable Disease , Jitendra Singh , Pension Adalat , Jal Rakshaks , US Army

Publish Date : Sep 19, 2017

WHO releases Non-communicable Disease Progress Monitor 2017 report

As per Progress Monitor 2017, governments must step up efforts to control Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) to meet globally agreed targets such as preventing the premature deaths of millions of people from these conditions.

Recommended for : WHO , Non-communicable Disease , Progress Monitor 2017 , NCD

Publish Date : Sep 19, 2017

GSTN reopens window for composition scheme for small traders

The facility for composition scheme was opened for taxpayers with a turnover of up to Rs 75 lakh. These taxpayers will be allowed to be a part of the scheme, which offers easy compliance for business as returns are to be filed only quarterly, till 30 September 2017. The scheme was reopened to facilitate about 75 lakh registered businesses who opted for the scheme but failed to be a part of the scheme till 16 August 2017.

Recommended for : GST Network , GST window for composition scheme , Composition scheme , taxpayers , GST council

Publish Date : Sep 18, 2017

Peruvian President appoints former Economy Minister, Mercedes Aráoz Fernández, as new PM

Mercedes Araoz, who was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Peru by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, has earlier served the country as its economy minister between 2006 and 2011 under the administration of President Alan Garcia. The appointment came after two days of the no-confidence vote in which the entire cabinet was forced to resign.

Recommended for : Mercedes Araoz , Prime Minister of Peru , Peru President , Pedro Pablo Kuczynski , Keiko Fujimori

Publish Date : Sep 18, 2017

Current Affairs Morning Update: 16 September 2017

The Current Affairs Mornig Update covers the importnat news of the day like Aadhar to be linked with Driving Licence, India's Forex Reserve cross $400 billion for the first time, Maximum NPS age to be increased at 65 years, Pakistan wins series against World XI etc. It will be a great help for the students, who want to be updates with current happenings in no time.

Recommended for : Aadhar , Forex Reserve , National Pension Scheme

Publish Date : Sep 16, 2017

IAU names two Pluto Mountains after mountaineers who first scaled Mount Everest

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has approved naming of two mountain ranges on Pluto after the first two people known to have scaled the world’s highest mountain peak, Mount Everest.

Recommended for : Pluto Surface Names , Pluto Mountains , First Men to Scale Mount Everest , Mount Everest , The International Astronomical Union , IAU

Publish Date : Sep 11, 2017

Donald Trump revokes Obama’s amnesty programme, 7000 Indian Americans to be affected

US President Donald Trump has scrapped an amnesty programme introduced during Obama’s term that granted work permits to immigrants who arrived in the country illegally as children.

Recommended for : Work Permit Grant , Illegal Immigrants , Donald Trump , US President , Jeff Sessions , Indian Americans

Publish Date : Sep 6, 2017

Teacher’s Day celebrated across India on birth anniversary of Dr S Radhakrishnan

Teacher's day was created in 1962 to mark the birth anniversary of the second president of India Dr S Radhakrishnan, who was also an academician and teacher.

Recommended for : Teachers’ Day , Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan , Parkriti Khoj , S Radhakrishnan

Publish Date : Sep 5, 2017

Nitin Gadkari announces formation of task force for Namami Gange’s speedy implementation

Nitin Gadkari, who assumed additional charge of water resources, has announced the formation of an inter-ministerial task force to speed up the implementation of the Centre’s Namami Gange mission.

Recommended for : Nitin Gadkari , Water Resources Minister , Namami Gange Mission , Union Ministry , Task Force

Publish Date : Sep 5, 2017

International Day of Charity 2017 observed globally

The Day commemorates the death anniversary of Mother Teresa who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her charity work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress.

Recommended for : International Day of Charity 2017 , Mother Teresa

Publish Date : Sep 5, 2017
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