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Vrindavan, Barsana declared as Sacred Sites, no meat and liquor shops allowed

Oct 28, 2017
As per the state government, the main objective behind declaring Vrindavan and Barsana as pilgrimage sites is to honour the sentiments of devotees, who are hurt by the operations of liquor and meat shops. The move will help in restoring the age-old traditions of these places.

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World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2017 observed globally

Oct 28, 2017
On this day, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) encourages audiovisual archives around the globe to celebrate 27 October by showcasing their precious collections to promote the value of audiovisual heritage.

Researchers discover Ichthyosaur fossil in India

Oct 28, 2017
A team of researchers comprising researchers from India and Germany have discovered a 152 million-year-old fossil of an ichthyosaur - an extinct marine reptile in the Kutch region of Gujarat.

Sagarmala project: Shipping Ministry offers grant to JNPT and Karwar port

Oct 28, 2017
The Ministry of Shipping sanctioned Rs 25 crore to the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) for development of coastal berth and another Rs 50 crore to the Karwar port in Karnataka on 27 October 2017. The grant was offered under the Sagarmala project.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 27 October 2017

Oct 27, 2017
Indian words like 'Dadagiri', 'Surya Namaskar', 'Achcha' and 'Bapu' were added to the Oxford English Dictionary in the month of September 2017. These words are among 70 Indian words from various regional languages like Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali and Gujarati that were added to the dictionary.

Jacinda Ardern elected Prime Minister of New Zealand

Oct 27, 2017
Jacinda Ardern was sworn in as the New Prime Minister of New Zealand on 26 October 2017. New Zealand’s Labor leader Jacinda Ardern became Prime Minister after Winston Peters leader of New Zealand First and Greens supported her Party to form a coalition government.

Malayalam writer Punathil Kunjabdulla passes away

Oct 27, 2017
Apart from being a professional doctor and a writer, Kunjabdulla also contested the 2001 assembly election from the Beypore assembly constituency on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket.

Rajasthan Assembly passes bill increasing OBC quota to 26 per cent

Oct 27, 2017
The state government of Rajasthan has passed a bill that increased the reservation quota for Other Backward Classes (OBC) from 21 per cent to 26 per cent. The Backward Classes Bill will provide reservation to the five ‘most backward’ OBC communities.

'Dadagiri', 'Jugaad', 'Surya Namaskar' among 70 Indian words added to Oxford English Dictionary

Oct 27, 2017
Several Indian food items names found their place in the dictionary this year. These food items names are Bhindi, Gosht, Gulab Jamun, Keema, Mirch, Mirch Masala, Namkeen and Vada. Frequently used terms like jugaad, funda, achcha, natak, timepass and chup also found their place in the dictionary.

Delhi Olympic Games to be held in December

Oct 27, 2017
The Delhi State Olympic Association will organise Delhi Olympic Games in the capital city. The sporting events will be held from 9 December 2017- 18 December 2017. The announcement to conduct a sporting event of Olympic level came in order to promote Olympics and also the spirit of sports and sportsmen in Delhi.

Special centre for disaster research inaugurated at JNU

Oct 27, 2017
The Special Centre for Disaster Research (SCDR) was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. Underlining the fact that India is a disaster-prone country and disasters will only grow in intensity and frequency, the Minister said that the country should equip itself to face ‘severe’ disasters.

Union Government to send CCI officials to Telangana to resolve cotton procurement issue

Oct 27, 2017
The Union government has decided to send a team of officials of Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) to Telangana in order to resolve the issues related to cotton procurement in the state.

Infantry Day observed on 27 October

Oct 27, 2017
Infantry Day was observed across India on 27 October to commemorate the sacrifices made by the infantry who fought against Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir in 1947. This was the first infantry action by the Indian Army after independence.

India, Sri Lanka sign MoU to build 1200 houses in Hambantota

Oct 27, 2017
The 1200 houses will be constructed through 50 model villages using Indian grant assistance of Rs 600 million. 600 houses will be constructed in the Southern Province, while the remaining will be constructed across Sri Lanka with one model village in each of the 25 districts.

Indian Railways to get its first set of solar plants

Oct 27, 2017
Indian Railways’ first set of solar plants having a total capacity of 5 megawatt peak (MWp) would be launched in New Delhi.

Morning Current Affairs: 27 October 2017

Oct 27, 2017
Indian Railways’ first set of solar plants having a total capacity of 5 megawatt peak (MWp) would be launched in New Delhi. The plants built on the roof tops of Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Anand Vihar and Delhi railway stations would be generating 76.5 lakh units of solar power cumulatively every year.

Scientists develop new tool to improve Indian monsoon forecast

Oct 26, 2017
Researchers from Florida State University developed a tool to objectively define the beginning and end of the Indian summer Monsoon (ISM). They developed a method that uses rainfall rates to note the time period of the entire ISM at any given location.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 26 October 2017

Oct 26, 2017
India has imposed anti-dumping duty on certain stainless steel products from the European Union and other nations including China and Korea, in order to protect the domestic industry from cheap imports.

Global Passport Power Rank 2017 released: Singapore ranks first, India positioned at 75

Oct 26, 2017
The Global Passport Power Rank 2017 was released by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital. As per the Global Passport Index, Singapore fetched the most powerful ranking with a score of 159 in visa free category, topping the list.

Central Vigilance Commission to observe vigilance awareness week

Oct 26, 2017
The Central Vigilance Commission would be observing vigilance awareness week from 30 October to 4 November 2017 with the theme “My Vision Corruption Free India.” If any citizen comes across any sort of corruption then, that person can report the same without unveiling his or her identity.

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