DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 OCT 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. ‘LEWIS HAMILTON’ GRABBED 2015 US GRAND PRIX
i. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain grabbed 2015 United States Grand Prix title of Formula One.
ii. Earlier he had won Australia, China, Bahrain, Canada, United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Japanese and Russian 2015 Grand Prix titles.
iii. Lewis Hamilton has won highest number of titles as compared to any other British driver in the history of Formula 1.
2. ‘REDUCING GLOBAL HEALTH RISKS’ REPORT RELEASED BY WHO
i. The World Health Organization released a report titled Reducing global health risks through mitigation of short-lived climate pollutants.
ii. The report recommends the need to reduce short-lived climate pollutants like black carbon, ozone, methane and carbon dioxide that contribute to climate change.
iii. The report recommends that countries, health and environment ministries, and cities can take steps to reduce emissions, protect health and avoid illness and premature deaths.
3. ‘DOORDARSHAN’ EMERGED AS ‘MOST WATCHED HINDI CHANNEL’
i. Doordarshan has emerged as the most-watched Hindi channel in terms of time spent per viewer ahead of top General Entertainment Channels.
ii. Doordarshan has registered an Average Time Spent of 51 Min per viewer, which was highest among Hindi General Entertainment Channels.
4. INDIA ANNOUNCED ‘1ST AC DOUBLE-DECKER SHATABDI TRAIN’
i. The Ministry of Railways announced that India’s first AC double-decker Shatabdi train will run between Mumbai and Goa route.
ii. The proposed train between Mumbai and Goa will cater to growing demand by tourists that come to Goa from all over the world.
UNION RAILWAY MINISTER: SURESH PRABHU
5. ‘SIN TAX TO BE IMPOSED ON ALCOHOL, TOBACCO’ DURING GST REGIME
i. Sin Tax has been included under the proposed Goods and Services Tax law.
ii. GST will be effective from 1 April 2016.
iii. Sin Tax is an excise tax levied on products and services considered bad for health or society