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WEF’s Global Competitiveness Index 2018: US tops; India ranked 58th

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India was ranked as the 58th most competitive economy with a score of 62.0 on the Global Competitiveness Index 2018. India jumped five spots from 2017, the largest gain among G20 economies.

Irish Author Anna Burns wins Man Booker Prize 2018 for her novel 'Milkman'

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Milkman is an exploration of Northern Ireland's three decades of violence told through the voice of a young woman. The novel chronicles the struggles of a middle sister in a family as she confronts rumour, social pressures and politics amid violent sectarian divisions in her community.

ESA to send spacecraft to Mercury in a first-of-its-kind mission

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In a first-of-its-kind mission, a UK-built spacecraft will set off for Mercury to determine whether the plant, which is the closest to the Sun, contains water. The European Space Agency's (ESA) BepiColombo mission will send two orbiters to explore the planet where the surface temperatures reach about 450 degrees Celsius.

#MeToo movement: Union Minister MJ Akbar resigns from his post over sexual harassment charges

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While putting his resignation, Akbar said in the statement, “Since I have decided to seek justice in a court of law in my personal capacity, I deem it appropriate to step down from office and challenge false accusations levied against me, also in a personal capacity. I have, therefore, tendered my resignation…”.

Current Affairs in Short: 17 October 2018

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The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) analysed top 100 Bank Frauds till 2017 in which it identified loop holes and suggests systemic improvements. The Vigilance Commissioner Dr T M Bhasin said, the study was done in 13 sectors comprising Gems and Jewellery, Manufacturing, Agro sector, Aviation, Service Sector, Trading sector, IT Sector, Exports sector, Fixed deposits and Demand Loan.

Lady Irwin College, Ministry of Rural Development sign MoU for establishing ROSHNI

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Roshni aims to work with women collectives for social action on FHNW interventions for supporting implementation of convergent action plan under POSHAN Abhiyaan. Roshni will learn from Swabhimaan and similar models, and extend support to DAY-NRLM for expanding the scope of FHNW interventions.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 October 2018

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WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi clarified recently that victims of child sexual abuse can file a complaint at any time irrespective of their present age. The Minister noted that often, children are unable to report such crimes as the perpetrator in most cases is either a family member or a closely known person.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 17 October 2018

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The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as new CEO of ICICI Bank, Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas and Paul Allen among others.

NITI Aayog launches guidelines for public-private partnership in treatment of NCDs

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NITI Aayog has launched the model guidelines for Public-Private partnership in Non-Communicable Diseases. Under the guidelines, the private partner will invest in upgrading, building and deploying human resources. They will be responsible for operational management and service delivery.

Victims of child sexual abuse can file complaint at any time, irrespective of present age: WCD Ministry

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The Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi clarified recently that a victim of child sexual abuse can file a complaint at any time irrespective of his or her present age. She further urged the victims to report the cases through POCSO e-Box.

After Uruguay, Canada becomes second country to legalises use of cannabis

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Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis.

RBI approves appointment of Sandeep Bakshi as MD & CEO of ICICI Bank

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Chanda Kochhar had quit the bank on 4 October, six months before her current tenure was about to end. She also resigned from all subsidiaries of the bank, including ICICI Securities where she had sought reappointment as the Chairperson.

International Day for Eradication of Poverty observed globally

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The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed across the world on October 17, 2018. The 2018 theme of the day is - coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 16 October 2018

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16 October 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like Museum on Prime Ministers of India, Allahabad renamed as Prayagraj and air quality warning system in Delhi among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 October 2018

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Private sector lender ICICI Bank on October 16, 2018 announced that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approved the appointment of Sandeep Bakshi as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICICI Bank for three years.

Current Affairs in Short: 16 October 2018

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The United Nations has observed that at least three million Afghans are in urgent need of food and could face famine if they do not get help. A dry spell mainly across northern and western Afghanistan has devastated crops, livestock and water supplies, forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.

Central Warehouse set up to facilitate distribution of Jan Aushadhi medicines

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The Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya has inaugurated the hi-tech Central Warehouse of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana at Bilaspur, Gurugram. The warehouse would facilitate seamless distribution of Jan Aushadhi generic medicines to all PMBJP Kendras functional across the country.

ICFRE signs two MoUs to spread awareness on forests and environment

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The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education has signed two Memorandums of Understanding with Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS). The agreements were signed to launch ‘Prakriti’ programme that aims to promote environmental awareness among the students.

Union Government launches Award Scheme under 'Saubhagya'

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Eight States which have already achieved more than 99 percent household electrification prior to launch of Saubhagya scheme are ineligible for participation under the award scheme. These eight states are Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu. All the remaining States and their Discoms are eligible for the award.

UP Cabinet approves changing name of Allahabad to 'Prayagraj'

2 days ago
The Uttar Cabinet has approved the proposal of the state government to rename the city of ‘Allahabad’ as ‘Prayagraj’. The decision has been vehemently opposed by the opposition parties.

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