DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9 OCT 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. ‘NATIONAL DIALOGUE QUARTET’ GRABBED 2015 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
i. National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia has won 2015 Nobel Peace Prize.
ii. National Dialogue Quartet is selected for its decisive contribution in building pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the 2011 Jasmine Revolution.
iii. National Dialogue Quartet was established in 2013 as an alternative, peaceful political process at a time, when Tunisia was on the brink of civil war aftermath of revolution.
2. ‘WORLD POST DAY’ OBSERVED ON 9TH OCTOBER
i. World Post Day was observed on 9 October.
ii. The Theme of world post day was ‘Posts claim their place in the changing communication landscape’.
iii. The day marks the date of establishment of Universal Postal Union in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland.
iv. World Post Day is observed to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in people’s lives.
3. INDO-CHINA JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE ‘HAND-IN-HAND’
i. Joint Military exercise between India and china HAND-IN-HAND will be conducted at Kunming Military Academy of Yunnan province in China
ii. It will be the fifth joint military exercise in the Hand-in-Hand series between armies of both countries which started in 2007.
4. ‘INDIAN AIR FORCE DAY’ OBSERVED ON 8TH OCTOBER 2015
i. Indian Air Force on 8 October celebrated its 83nd foundation day as Air Force Day at the Air Force Station in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
ii. The day is observed to increase the awareness about the importance of IAF as an important part of the national security.
Air Chief Marshal: Arup Raha
5. ‘AR RAHMAN’ NAMED AS CULTURAL AMBASSADOR OF SEYCHELLES
i. Music composer AR Rahman was named as the Cultural Ambassador of Seychelles.
ii. He named as Cultural Ambassador of Seychelles for his contribution in enhancing the country’s Art and Culture Development.
6. ‘SVETLANA ALEXIEVICH’ NAMED FOR 2015 ‘NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE’
i. Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus has been selected for 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature.
ii. He is selected for her polyphonic writings, courage and a monument to suffering.
iii. She became 14th women Literature Laureate and she is also the first writer from Belarus to receive this award.
7. FORBES ‘ASIA’S RICHEST FAMILIES LIST’ RELEASED
i. Forbes released the list of Forbes' 50 richest families in Asia.
ii. The list was topped by Lee family of South Korea with 26.6 billion dollar.
iii. Ambani family ranked 3rd in the list with worth of 21.5 billion dollar.
iv. India with 14 persons in the list has the most spots from any country.