Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 October 2019

UAE announces world’s first graduate-level research-based AI University

United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently announced to establish world’s first graduate-level AI university which will be named as "Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI)". The name has been kept in honour of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The University will be research-based and will help students and government to excel in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).

Donald Trump's leaked letter to Turkish Prez Erdogan, says Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool

US President Donald Trump letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was revealed recently. In this letter, Trump is warning the Turkish President to not to be a "tough guy" or "fool". The letter was written on October 9, 2019, the day when Turkey began the invasion of the Northeast Syria after the US announced to withdraw its troops from Syria.

Livestock population in India up by 4.6% in seven years

A census report on livestock population in 2019 was released recently by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD). As per the report, India's livestock population grew by 4.6 per cent from 512 million in 2012 to about 536 million in the year 2019. Cows population grew by 18 per cent over the previous census.

GOAL: Digital Skill Training Programme for Tribal Women

The second phase of GOAL Programme was announced recently by the Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda. GOAL stands for Going Online as Leaders. The programme aims for digital skill training of Tribal Women. For this programme, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has partnered with the Niti Aayog and Facebook.

International Poverty Eradication Day 2019: Everything you should know

The International Day of Poverty Eradication was observed globally on October 17, 2019 with an aim to spread awareness about the efforts undertaken internationally to eradicate poverty. The theme of this year's day was "Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty."

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