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Daily Free Current Affairs 20 Oct 2015 ( Daily News India )

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 OCT 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. ‘VK MALHOTRA’ APPOINTED AS HEAD OF THE ALL INDIA COUNCIL OF SPORTS
i. Veteran sports administrator Vijay Kumar Malhotra is appointed as the President of the All India Council of Sports.
ii. Malhotra is the acting President of the Indian Olympic Association after the arrest of Suresh Kalmadi in connection with the alleged irregularities in awarding contracts for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
iii. All India Council of Sports is constituted as an advisory body for the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
UNION SPORTS MINISTER: Sarbananda Sonowal

2. CENTRAL GOVERNMENT INCREASED IMPORT DUTY ON WHEAT TO 25%
i. Union Government  has  raised the  customs duty on wheat to 25 percent from 10 percent.
ii. The duty has been raised due to the fall in international prices of wheat and the anticipated adverse impact of increased imports during the first half of financial year 2015-16.
iii. The increase in custom duty will help to protect Indian farmers against cheaper imports.
UNION AGRICULTURE MINISTER: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

3.’ JUSTIN TRUDEAU’ ELECTED AS THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA
i. Canada's Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau was elected as the Prime Minister of Canada.
ii. Justin Trudeau at 43 years of age became the second youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history.
iii. Earlier youngest prime minister was Joe Clark,at the age of 40.

4. ‘URVASHI RAUTELA’ CROWNED MISS DIVA 2015
i. Urvashi Rautela was crowned as Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 in Mumbai.
ii. She became India’s representative for the Miss Universe pageant.
iii. Natasha Assadi was crowned 1st runner-up.
iv. Miss Diva competition chooses India's representatives for Miss Universe.

5. ‘APSEZ INKED MOU WITH IPGA’ TO HANDLE PULSES ACROSS ITS PORTS IN COUNTRY
i. Gujarat-based Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone and India Pulses and Grains Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding to handle pulses across its ports to ensure smooth and cost efficient availability of the commodity across the nation.

ii. The aim is to develop a dedicated and efficient supply chain for pulses, using Adani Ports’ facilities to all key consumption centers in the country. This will help ensure smooth and cost efficient availability of pulses.

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