DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31 OCT 2015
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1. BINDESHWAR PATHAK SELECTED FOR NEW YORK GLOBAL LEADERS DIALOGUE HUMANITARIAN AWARD
i. Sociologist Bindeshwar Pathak was selected for the prestigious New York Global Leaders Dialogue Humanitarian Award.
ii. He was selected for his contribution for sanitation and improving the quality of life for millions of scavengers.
2. CHINA ABANDONED ITS DECADES OLD 'ONE CHILD POLICY'
i. China has abandoned its decade’s old one child policy of children’s.
ii. Now china has allowed couples to have two children as it has abolished its decades old One Child Policy.
iii. One Child Policy was introduced in 1980 to control the population and to limit demands for water and other resources.
3. BRICS NATIONS INKED MOSCOW DECLARATION FOR SUPPORTING MULTILATERAL SCIENCE PROJECTS
i. BRICS nations signed Moscow Declaration for partnership in addressing common regional and global socio-economic challenges by utilising science, technology and innovation.
ii. It was signed at the meeting of the BRICS Ministers for Science, Technology and Innovation held in Moscow Russia.
iii. Indian delegation was led by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences.
iv. The joint declaration will promote co-investment of resources to support multilateral Research and Development Projects in mutually agreed areas by BRICS nations.
4. ECONOMIC AFFAIRS SECRETARY SHAKTIKANTA DAS NOMINATED ON RBI CENTRAL BOARD
i. Union Government has nominated Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das to the Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India .
ii. Central Board of Directors is responsible for its general superintendence and direction of RBI.
iii. There are 21-members in Central Board of Directors of RBI which includes Governor, Four Deputy Governors, Two Finance Ministry represent tatives Ten Directors are nominated by Union Government and four directors are from local boards of RBI.
GOVERNER OF RBI: RAGHURAM RAJAN
5. JOHN MAGUFULI ELECTED AS NEW PRESIDENT OF TANZANIA
i. John Pombe Magufuli of ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party has won the Tanzanian Presidential election.
ii. He became fifth President of Tanzania since its independence from United Kingdom .
CAPITAL OF TANZANIA: DODOMA
CURRENCY OF TANZANIA: TANZANIAN SHILLING