Top 5 Current Affairs: 10 October 2017

Oct 10, 2017 17:27 IST
Top 5 Current Affairs: 10 October 2017

World Mental Health Day 2017 observed globally

The World Mental Health Day was observed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 10 October 2017 with the theme 'Mental health in the workplace'.

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.

Globally, more than 300 million people suffer from depression and more than 260 million are living with anxiety disorders.

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

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. Under the project, 12 certificates and 4 diploma courses will be run and each college will be required to choose five courses.

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

The Supreme Court on 9 October 2017 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. 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 far as air pollution is concerned.

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

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 World Payments Report 2017 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.

D Shivakumar quits as CEO of PepsiCo India

PepsiCo India Chairman and CEO, D Shivakumar resigned from office on 10 October 2017. He will be succeeded by Ahmed El Sheikh who is currently serving as senior vice-president and general manager for PepsiCo Egypt and Jordan.

D Shivakumar served for almost four years with the beverage maker, overseeing the company’s operation across India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives. He is expected to join Aditya Birla Group as Head, Corporate Strategy and Business Development in three months.

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