Morning Current Affairs: 17 October 2017

Oct 17, 2017 08:48 IST
Morning Current Affairs: 17 October 2017

PM Modi to inaugurate All India Institute of Ayurveda in New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be inaugurating the first-ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) at Sarita Vihar in New Delhi on 17 October 2017, 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. It has been set up along the lines of AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences).

Indian-American attorney Ajay Raju gets American Bazaar Philanthropy award

Noted Indian-American attorney Ajay Raju has been honoured with the third American Bazaar Philanthropy award for his philanthropic activities in the United States.

Raju was honoured for his commitment to revive Philadelphia through the Germination Project. The Germination project is a signature initiative of the Pamela and Ajay Raju Foundation that recruits talented teenagers and prepares them to be tomorrow's leaders.

Previous recipients of the award include Indian-American philanthropist Frank Islam and Suri Sehgal, founder of the SM Sehgal Foundation.

50 Indian peacekeepers in Sudan awarded UN medal

Fifty Indian peacekeepers stationed in South Sudan have been awarded the UN Medal for their professionalism and service in protecting civilians and building long-lasting peace in the conflict-stricken nation.

UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Force Commander General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi awarded the UN Medal to the officers serving with the Indian Battalion, located in Bor in the Jonglei region of South Sudan.

The officers have been recognised for their contribution in carrying out patrols across the region as well as for providing a safe and secure environment to the 2,500 civilians who sought sanctuary at the United Nations Protection of Civilians site at Bor.

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