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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3rd OCT 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3rd OCT 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. CENTRE GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTES INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY BOARD OF INDIA
I. The Centre has constituted a four-member Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India under the Chairmanship of M.S. Sahoo.
ii.Members of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India are:
a.          Ajay Tyagi Additional Secretary, Finance Ministry;
b.         Amardeep Singh Bhatia Joint Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs
c.          G.S. Yadav Joint Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs
d.         Unnikrishnan Legal Advisor, Reserve Bank of India.
e.           
2. KIEREN DSOUZA BECOMES THE FIRST INDIAN TO COMPLETE WORLD'S TOUGHEST RACE, SPARTATHLON
I. Bengaluru's Kieren Dsouza has become the first Indian to complete the Spartathlon.
ii.Spartathlon is widely described as the "world's toughest race".
iii. He completed the 246.6 km distance in the 2016 edition, in 33 hours, one minute and 38 seconds.

3. GUJARAT WORLD HERITAGE SITE RANI KI VAV BAGS ‘CLEANEST ICONIC PLACE’ AWARD
I. Gujarat’s 900-year-old World Heritage Site Rani ki Vav bagged an award for the “Cleanest Iconic Place” at the Indian Sanitation Conference 2016 at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.
II. The Archaeological Survey of India has maintained the monument and its surroundings very well, offering clean drinking water and proper sanitation, among other things, to tourists.

4. S SIVAKUMAR APPOINTED AS FULL TIME MEMBER OF 21ST LAW COMMISSION OF INDIA
i.The Union Government has appointed S. Sivakumar as a full-time Member of the 21st Law Commission of India .
ii. Former Supreme Court judge Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan is Chairman of the commission.
Iii.The aim of the 21st LCI is to give major recommendations on a review of the Indian Penal Code

5. ABU DHABI CROWN PRINCE TO BE CHIEF GUEST ON REPUBLIC DAY IN INDIA
I. Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day celebrations on 26 January 2017.
ii.The Crown Prince has accepted the Indian invitation.
iii.It will give a strong boost to the bilateral ties between the two nations in key areas like trade and security.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2nd OCT 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2nd OCT 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. ARUNDHATI BHATTACHARYA GETS ONE YEAR-LONG EXTENSION AS SBI CHIEF
i. Arundhati Bhattacharya will remain the chairperson of the State Bank of India for one another year.
ii. She will oversee the merger of 6 smaller commercial banks into the country's largest lender.

2. SAARC SUMMIT "POSTPONED INDEFINITELY"
i. Pakistan has officially postponed the 8-nation SAARC summit 2016 after 5 countries – India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka dropped out of it.
ii. The SAARC Summit was scheduled on November 9 and 10 in Islamabad, Pakistan.
iii.After the terrorist attack in India, it dropped idea to attend the summit in Pakistan

3. EU MINISTERS APPROVE RATIFICATION OF PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT
i. The European Union ministers have approved the ratification of Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
ii. This decision brings the Paris Agreement closer to entering into force.

 4. GOVERNMENT DECIDES TO RAISE EPFO INVESTMENT IN ETF
i. The Government has decided to raise the Employees Provident Fund investment in Exchange Traded Funds from present 5% to 10%.
ii. Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State  for Labour and Employment announced that the decision has been taken considering the good returns in ETF.

5. GANGTOK CONFERRED CLEANEST TOURIST DESTINATION HONOUR
I.The Union Ministry of Tourism has conferred the Cleanest Tourist Destination on the Sikkim capital Gangtok.
II. Chandigarh and Mysore were felicitated for 'Clean Cities in million plus population category' and Gangtok for 'Cleanest Tourism Destination'.

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