Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 October 2017

Oct 25, 2017 17:57 IST
Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 October 2017

Union Ministries of Power & Textiles jointly launch 'SAATHI' Initiative

The Union Ministries of Power  and Textiles on 24 October 2017 jointly launched an initiative 'SAATHI' (Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to Help small Industries).

Under this initiative, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a public sector entity under the Union Ministry of Power, will acquire energy efficient Powerlooms, motors and Rapier kits in bulk and provide them to the small and medium Powerloom units.

Trump ends refugee ban, 11 countries still face additional review

President of United States, Donald Trump issued a new executive order on 24 October 2017 ending the 120-day temporary ban imposed on the US refugee programme.

The administration has however called for an additional 90-day review of the program for 11 countries identified as “high risk”, most of which are situated in the Middle East and Africa.

Trump had previously suspended the processing of all refugees to the US for a period of 120 days as part of a previous executive order, which was issued along with the travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries.

Madras HC bans photographs of living persons on sign-boards and banners

The Madras High Court on 24 October 2017 banned the use of photographs or pictures of living persons on banners, flex boards and sign-boards across the state of Tamil Nadu.

The court stated in its ruling, “If at all any permission is given by the authority concerned for erecting banners, flex boards, sign-boards, the authority concerned shall ensure that the photographs/pictures of such persons, who are alive, shall not be depicted by way of those banners, flex boards, sign-boards.

CVC to develop 'Integrity Index' to rank govt depts on anti-corruption measures

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) will rank and give a score to the central government organisations on anti- corruption measures being taken by them.

The rationale behind this move is to make systematic change through the tool of Integrity Index.In order to make that systematic change the CVC has decided to develop the Integrity Index-based on bench-marking of internal processes and controls within an organisation as well as management of relationships and expectations of outside stakeholders.

Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu win gold in air pistol mixed team event

Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu won gold medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final in New Delhi on 24 October 2017.

Both Rai and Sidhu picked up their third gold together in the mixed team event, officially for the first time at an ISSF World Cup. French pair of Florian Fouquet and Celine Goberville was awarded the silver medal and China's Xiaoxue Cai and Wei Yang settled for the bronze.

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