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DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 17 OCT 2015 ( DAILY NEWS INDIA )

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 OCT 2015
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1. ‘WORLD FOOD DAY’ OBSERVED ON 16 OCTOBER
i. World Food Day was observed on 16 October 2015.
ii.The theme of the day is Social Protection and Agriculture.
iii.The day is observed with an aim to raise public awareness about hunger challenges and encourage people worldwide to take action in the fight against hunger. 

2. ‘MALAYSIA’ TO INVEST 30 BILLION US DOLLARS IN INDIA
i. The Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia proposed to invest 30 billion US dollars in urban development and housing projects in India.
ii. CIDB also proposed to take up a Green City Project at Garhmukhteshwar in Uttar Pradesh.
President of malasyia: Najib Razak
Currency of Malaysia: Malaysian Ringgit

3. RBI FORMED ‘FINANCIAL INCLUSION FUND’
i. Reserve Bank of India has formed Financial Inclusion Fund with Rs. 2000 crore corpus for expanding availability of banking services.
ii. This fund will provide help for the developmental and promotional activities covered under the financial inclusion schemes.
iii. financial inclusion means is a drive for the delivery of financial services at affordable costs to low-income segments of society and availing financial services where   financial services are not available.

4. SUPREME COURT DECLARES ‘NJAC’ UNCONSTITUTIONAL
i. Supreme Court has declared National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014 and 99th Constitutional Amendment Act, 2014 unconstitutional and void.
ii. Constitutional Bench of Supreme Court was headed by Justice J S Khehar .
iii. Supreme Court bench has announced  that Collegium system will remain operative which was established in 1993 for the appointment of judges to the higher judiciary.
iv. The petitions had challenged the new law on the selection and appointment of judges mentioning that it is unconstitutional and aimed at hurting the independence of judiciary.

v. Earlier, The parliament had unanimously passed the NJAC Act, 2014 and the 99th Constitutional Amendment Act to replace the twenty years old collegium system of judges appointing judges in higher judiciary.  

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 16 OCT 2015 ( DAILY NEWS INDIA )

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 OCT 2015
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1. ‘ZAHEER KHAN’ ANNOUNCED RETIREMENT FROM INTERNATIONAL CRICKET
i. Zaheer Khan one of India’s finest pacers announced retirement from all forms of international.
ii. He will continue to play in IPL for one more season.
iii. Zaheer khan is the fourth highest Indian wicket-taker in Tests matches and he is also the third highest wicket-taker in international cricket among left-arm pacers.

2. ‘INDIA AND ISRAEL’ SIGNED 10 MOUS TO ENHANCE BILATERAL COOPERATION
i. India and Israel signed 10 Memorandam of Understandings in various fields.
ii. The MoUs were signed during the visit of President Pranab Mukherjee's to Israel.
iii. He is the first President of India to visit Israel.
List of some important Agreements:
1. Avoidance of Double Taxation
2. Cultural Exchange Programme
3. MoU for Institutional Collaboration between Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IITKGP) and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
4. MoU between Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Hebrew University of Jerusalem

3. DRDO MISSILE COMPLEX RENAMED AS DR APJ ABDUL KALAM MISSILE COMPLEX
i. Defence Reseach Development Organisation Missile Complex in Hyderabad was renamed as Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
ii. It was renamed on the 84th Birth Anniversary of Dr Kalam, the Missile Man.
Director General of DRDO: Dr. S Christopher

4. ‘KUNDHAVI KADIRESAN’ APPOINTED AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FAO
i. Kundhavi Kadiresan was appointed as the Assistant Director  of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
ii. She is also appointed as Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific.
iii. Kundhavi Kadiresan  is an economist and she has spent most of her professional career with the World Bank Group in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe

 FAO Director General: José Graziano da Silva  

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