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October 2017 Current Affairs

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Indian Navy approves new deployment plan for warships in Indian Ocean

Oct 26, 2017
The Indian Navy has approved a new mission-based deployment plan that involves deploying mission-ready ships and aircraft along critical sea lanes of communications in the Indian Ocean region.

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World's oldest navigational tool 'Astrolabe' discovered on shipwreck

Oct 26, 2017
Mearns’s company Blue Water Recoveries found the shipwreck in 1998 after researching it but excavations on the site did not begin until 2013, when the excavations began in collaboration with Oman’s Culture Ministry. Presently, the astrolabe is with Oman’s National Museum.

SC asks UP, Haryana, Rajasthan to ban use of pet coke to curb air pollution

Oct 26, 2017
The ruling was made by a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta. The bench also clarified that it will ban the use of pet coke and furnace oil in these three states from 1 November 2017, if the respective governments did not prohibit their use in the industries by then.

Environment Ministry issues stage-I forest clearance for Kaleswaram project construction

Oct 26, 2017
The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has given its in-principle stage-I forest clearance for the construction of the Kaleswaram project stage-one.

DoT simplifies linking of Aadhaar with Mobile Number

Oct 26, 2017
The department introduced three new methods to link the registered mobile number with Aadhaar Number. These simplified methods are OTP (One Time Password) based, App based and the IVRS facility.

Indian origin activist Gina Miller named UK’s most influential black person of the year

Oct 26, 2017
Indian origin campaigner Gina Miller was named UK’s most influential black person of the year on 25 October 2017. Gina took a legal action against British Prime Minister Theresa May demanding that individual members of the Cabinet have no legal power to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty which states that any member state may leave “in accordance with its own constitutional requirements”.

India imposes anti-dumping duty on stainless steel from US, EU and China

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.

Qatar to introduce minimum wage for workers

Oct 26, 2017
Qatar has announced that it would be introducing a minimum wage for workers. The country has been under global scrutiny over its alleged ill-treatment of migrant labourers.

Morning Current Affairs: 26 October 2017

Oct 26, 2017
The Supreme Court directed the governments of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan to ban the use of pet coke and furnace oil in the industries with an aim to fight air pollution. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta also clarified that their failure to do so will force the apex court to ban these materials from 1 November 2017.

Union Government announces Bank Recapitalisation Plan to boost Indian Economy

Oct 26, 2017
The Union Finance Ministry announced Rs 2.11-lakh crore Bank Recapitalisation Plan for Public Sector Banks (PSBs). The move comes after the Public sector Banks have been struggling to come out of bad loans.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 October 2017

Oct 25, 2017
President of United States, Donald Trump has issued a new executive order 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”.

Union Government approves 7 lakh crore highway projects including Bharatmala to develop 83000 km roads

Oct 25, 2017
For funding of Bharatmala project, Rs 2.09 lakh crore will be raised as debt from the market, Rs 1.06 lakh crore of private investments will be mobilised through PPP and Rs 2.19 lakh crore will be provided through accruals to the Central Road Fund (CRF), ToT Monetisation proceeds and Toll collections of NHAI.

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

Oct 25, 2017
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.

Union Government and ADB sign USD 300 Million Loan to promote fiscal reforms in West Bengal

Oct 25, 2017
Besides the loan, ADB will also provide technical assistance grant of USD 500000 to strengthen key institutions responsible for carrying out fiscal management reforms in the state. This 'Second West Bengal Development Finance Program' targets a further increase in public investment through reduction of unproductive expenditure, and savings from efficiencies in revenue collections.

Russia vetoes UN resolution to extend inspection of chemical attacks in Syria

Oct 25, 2017
Russia has vetoed a UN resolution that was to extend the work of international inspectors to determine who was behind the chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The chemical attack, which took place on 4 April 2017 on a town in violence-hit Syria- Khan Sheikhoun, had lead to the killing of many civilians.

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

Oct 25, 2017
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

Oct 25, 2017
President of United States, Donald Trump has issued a new executive order, 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.

‘Queen of Thumri’ Girija Devi passes away at 88

Oct 25, 2017
Indian classical singer Girija Devi, who was the recipient of India’s second highest civilian honour-Padma Vibhushan, passed away at the age of 88 in Kolkatta after suffering from a cardiac arrest. The eminent singer, considered as the Queen of Thumri, is survived by a daughter.

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

Oct 25, 2017
Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu won gold medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final in New Delhi. The duo struck gold in the 10m air pistol mixed team event on the opening day of ISSF World Cup in the capital. They will make their Olympic debut in the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Morning Current Affairs: 25 October 2017

Oct 25, 2017
The government will soon infuse Rs 1.35 lakh crore worth recapitalisation bonds to support public sector banks, which account for 70 per cent of Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) in the banking system and will provide Rs 76000 crore through budgetary support and market raising.

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