DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 OCT 2015
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN
1. ‘HEENA SIDHU’ GRABBED GOLD AT ASIAN AIR GUN CHAMPIONSHIPS:
i. Heena Sidhu clinched a Gold medal in the 10-metre air pistol event of the Asian Air Gun Championships in New Delhi.
ii. Heena sidhu, who was India's first pistol shooter to be ranked number one in the world.
iii. Silver medal is also won by India‘s Shweta Singh.
2. INDIA TO HOLD ‘G20’ CHAIR IN 2018:
i. India is set to hold the G20 Chair in 2018, and New Delhi could host the prestigious annual G20 summit.
ii. G-20, (Group of Twenty) is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies. The members include 19 individual countries and the European Union.
3. INDIA CLIMBS 16 PLACES IN WEF’S ‘GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS INDEX’:
i. India has moved up 16 positions to 55th place on a global index of world’s most competitive economies for the year 2015-16.
ii.Global Competitiveness Report is released annually by the World Economic Forum
iii. Switzerland has retained its top position as the world’s most competitive economy for 7th year in a row and is followed by Singapore, the US, Germany and the Netherlands in the top-five.
iv. India stood at the 71st position.
4. ‘INDIA EMERGED MOST-FAVOURED DESTINATION FOR FDI’:DATA RELEASED BY FINANCIAL TIMES:
i. London-based business daily Financial Times released data on Foreign Direct Investment .
ii. It was topped by India in the first half of 2015; India has surpassed China to emerge as the most-favoured destination for FDI.
iii. India received 31 billion dollar through FDI during January-June 2015 while China received 28 billion dollars is placed at number two position.
v. India received the maximum FDI from Mauritius followed by Singapore.
5. COMMEMORATIVE ‘STAMP ON DR. B.R. AMBEDKAR’ RELEASED BY UNION GOVERNMENT:
i. Commemorative postal stamp released by Department of Posts on Father of Indian Constitution Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
ii. Postal stamps are released on his 125th Birth Anniversary celebrations.