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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28TH OCT 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28TH OCT 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. INDIA-SRI LANKA JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE MITRA SHAKTI 2016 BEGINS
i.  India-Sri Lanka Joint Military Exercise ‘MITRA SHAKTI 2016’ started  at Sinha Regimental Centre in Ambepussa, Sri Lanka.
ii. The main focus of this edition of joint exercise is to enhance inter-operability while carrying out Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency operations under the UN Mandate.

2. PAUL BEATTY WINS 2016 MAN BOOKER PRIZE
i. Paul Beatty  has won the 2016 Man Booker Prize.
ii. He becomes the first US author to win this prestigious literary award.
iii. He was bestowed with this award for his racial satirical novel ‘The Sellout’ at a ceremony held in London’s Guildhall.

3.28 OCTOBER OBSERVED AS NATIONAL AYURVEDA DAY
i. The first National Ayurveda Day was observed on 28 October on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti.
ii. The theme for this year is ‘Ayurveda for Prevention and Control of Diabetes‘.
iii. Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing. 

4. RBI ALLOWS STARTUPS TO RAISE $3 MILLION VIA ECBS ANNUALLY
i. The Reserve Bank of India  has permitted startups to raise external commercial borrowings  of up to $3 million in a financial year for three year tenure .
ii. The new rules issued by RBI aims at boosting innovation and promoting job creation in the country.
iii. It will apply to startups looking to raise foreign borrowings and restrictions on such funds will be kept minimum.
iv. External Commercial Borrowings  is any money borrowed from foreign sources for financing the commercial activities in India are called ECBs.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27TH OCT 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27TH OCT 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. NEW ZEALAND TO PLAY ‘CONSTRUCTIVE’ ROLE ON NSG
i. New Zealand PM John Key is on his visit to India a meeting was to discuss on India becoming a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
ii. New Zealand is part of a group called the New Agenda for Coalition which promotes the NPT and pushes for nuclear disarmament worldwide.
iii. The New Agenda Coalition  is a group of middle power countries seeking to build an international consensus to make progress on nuclear disarmament, as legally called for in the nuclear NPT.
iv. It was formed in 1998.

2. NADIA MURAD AND LAMIYA AJI BASHAR WINNERS OF 2016 SAKHAROV PRIZE
i. Two Yazidi women, Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar have won Europe's top human rights award, the Sakharov prize.
ii. They escaped from the engulfed of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Iraq,
iii. Nadia Murad Basee Taha appointed UNODC Goodwill Ambassador

3. UNION GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTES MUNIALAPPA COMMITTEE TO MONITOR BIRD FLU SITUATION
i. The Union Agricultural Ministry has constituted a High-Level Committee to monitor the bird flu situation and help state governments take steps to contain the disease.
ii. The High-Level Committee will be headed by Joint Commissioner in the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries Munialappa.
iii. The committee was constituted after mortality among the birds in National Zoological Park, Delhi NCR and other parts of the country due to Avian Influenza Virus was found.

4. ONE-MAN JUDICIAL COMMITTEE ON OROP SUBMITS REPORT TO DEFENCE MINISTER
i. The one-man judicial committee on One Rank One Pension  set up by the Union Government, has submitted its report to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
ii. The Union had appointed the committee under the Chairmanship of retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court L Narasimha Reddy in December 2015.
iii. It was tasked to look into the anomalies arising out of implementation of OROP.
iv. The OROP scheme aims to provide ex-servicemen of same rank and same length of service uniform pension regardless of date of retirement.

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