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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 OCT 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 OCT 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.   PM MODI LAYS FOUNDATION STONE OF AIIMS, IIIT IN HIMACHAL PRADESH
i. PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of All India Institutes of Medical Sciences at Bilaspur and International Institute of Information Technology at Una in Himachal Pradesh.
ii. AIIMS at Bilaspur will be a 750-bed hospital and will be built at a cost of about Rs 1350 cr.
iii. Besides healthcare services, it will also provide medical education at the under-graduate and post-graduate level.
iv. During his visit to Himachal Pradesh, PM Modi also inaugurated a Steel Processing Unit of Steel Authority of India Limited, at Kandrori in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

2.   IMPORTANT CABINET APPROVALS- OCTOBER 4, 2017
i. The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Shri Narendra Modi has given the following set of approvals. The full list of Cabinet Approvals is given as follows.
ii. The Cabinet has approved: The Extradition Treaty between India and Lithuania- The Treaty would provide a legal framework for seeking extradition of terrorists, economic offenders and other criminals from and to Lithuania,
iii. The MoU between India and Switzerland on Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector, MoU on Upgradation of the Women’s Police Training Centre at Yamethin, Myanmar,

3.   VICE PRESIDENT LAYS FOUNDATION STONE FOR INLAND WATERWAY IN AP
i. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu  laid the foundation stone for the development of an inland waterway in the Krishna River between Muktyala and Vijayawada in the Andhra Pradesh. Besides, he dedicated seven national highway projects in Andhra Pradesh to the nation and also laid the foundation stone for six new projects.
ii. 82-km inland waterway between Muktyala and Vijayawada is the Phase-1 of the National Waterway-4 under the Sagar Mala Project. It will not only be used for transportation of cement and construction material for the new capital city Amaravati but will also provide connectivity to important tourist and pilgrimage spots by the river.
iii. In Phase-2, canal navigation will be developed between Vijayawada and Kakinada. Both the phases will have a combined length of 315 km and will be built at a cost of Rs. 7,015 cr.

4.   CM SARBANANDA SONOWAL LAYS FOUNDATION FOR COUNTRY’S FIRST ITI FOR DIFFERENTLY ABLED IN DIBRUGARH
i. Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone for the first ever Industrial Training Institute  exclusively for the Dibyangans (Differently Abled) at ITI Complex in Dibrugarh.
ii. First phase of the construction will be carried out at an expenditure of Rs. 5.5 cr. As per the guidelines of National Council for Vocational Training, the ITI will have sixty seats for three different trades with 20 seats per trade.
iii. The three different trades included in the curriculum are Computer Operator and Programming Assistant, Cutting and Sewing Technology and Hair & Skin Care.
iv. The institute will also have separate hostel facilities for girls and boys.

5.   MINISTRY OF HEALTH AWARDED AS THE BEST DEPARTMENT IN ‘SWACHHTA PAKHWADA’
i. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare was awarded as the best department for its contribution during ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’, in New Delhi on the 3rd anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission..
ii. C.K.Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, received the award. Swachhta Pakhwada is an inter-Ministry initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
iv. It was observed by the Health Ministry from 1st February to 15th February, 2017. Activities including cleaning of corridors of Nirman Bhawan and various rooms and areas of the Ministry were done.

6.   GRAVITATIONAL WAVE SCIENTISTS WIN 2017 NOBEL PHYSICS PRIZE
i. US scientists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne won the 2017 Nobel Prize in the field of Physics for their pioneering role in the detection of gravitational waves at Stockholm, Sweden.
ii. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced the winners of the 9 million Swedish crone ($1.1 million) award.
iii. Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young of America were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

7.   GOVERNMENT FORMS COMMITTEE FOR 5G ROLLOUT BY 2020
i. The government formed a committee to achieve the target of rolling out 5G technology in India by 2020.
ii. The ‘5G 2020’ committee consists of secretaries of the ministries of Communications, Information Technology and Science and Technology, representatives from industry and academics.
iii. This committee would analyse and approve plans for 5G rollout in India by 2020. This is aimed to have Indian participation in defining global standards for 5G technologies.
iv. This committee will also strengthen domestic telecommunication equipment manufacturing. So that, local manufacturers could capture 50% of Indian market and 10% of global market in the next 5 to 7 years.
v. The Central Government has allocated funds of Rs.500 cr for research and development of 5G. Under 5G technology, the government aims to deliver 10 Gbps in urban areas and 1 Gbps in rural areas.

8.   BRENDA HALE APPOINTED AS UK SUPREME COURT’S FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT
i. Brenda Hale has been appointed as the first female president of the UK Supreme Court. Hale was born in Yorkshire who has been a consistent champion of judicial diversity.
ii. She was born in Yorkshire in 1945, she went to Girton College, Cambridge, where she read law and graduated In 1989. She was appointed as Queen’s counsel and in 1994 she became a high court judge.
ii. Jill Black becomes the second female justice in the UK’s highest court. Two other appeal judges, David Lloyd Jones and Michael Briggs, were also appointed to the Supreme Court on the same day.

9.   PRESIDENT APPOINTS COMMISSION UNDER JUSTICE G.ROHINI TO EXAMINE SUB CATEGORIZATION OF OBCS
i. President Ram Nath Kovind appointed a five member Commission under Delhi High Court’s former Chief Justice G Rohini to examine sub categorization of Other Backward Classes.
ii. The head of the Commission is Delhi High Court’s former Chief Justice G Rohini. It consists of 5 members. The Commission would examine sub categorization of Other Backward Classes under Article 340 of the Constitution.
iii. This has been done to make sure that the more backward among the OBC communities avail the benefits of reservation. This decision has been taken on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The commission will examine the extent of inequitable distribution of benefits of reservation among the communities included in the broad category of OBCs.

10.           TEAM EUROPE WINS LAVER CUP 2017
i. Team Europe defeated Team World by 15-9 and won the first Laver Cup 2017, in Prague, Czech Republic.
ii. Laver Cup 2017 is the first edition of Laver Cup tennis tournament. Laver Cup is an international indoor hard court men’s tennis tournament.
iii. It is a men’s tennis tournament between teams from Europe and the rest of the world. Roger Federer of Team Europe defeated Nick Kyrgios of Team World.
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OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHERE VICE PRESIDENT M VENKAIAH NAIDU DID LAYS FOUNDATION STONE FOR INLAND WATERWAY?
a)  Telangana
b)  Karnataka
c)  Madhya Pradesh
d)  Andhra Pradesh

Q2. IN WHICH DISTRICT OF ASSAM CM SARBANANDA SONOWAL LAID FOUNDATION FOR COUNTRY’S FIRST ITI FOR DIBYANGANS (DIFFERENTLY ABLED)?
a)  Karimganj
b)  Goalpara
c)  Dibrugarh
d)  Lakhimpur

Q3. WHICH DEPARTMENT IS AWARDED AS FOR ITS CONTRIBUTION DURING ‘SWACHHTA PAKHWADA’, IN NEW DELHI?
a)  Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation
b)  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
c)  Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
d)  Ministry of Rural Development

Q4. IN WHAT FIELD US SCIENTISTS RAINER WEISS, BARRY BARISH AND KIP THORNE WON THE 2017 NOBEL PRIZE?
a)  Physics
b)  Medicine
c)  Economy
d)  Literature

Q5. TO WHICH COUNTRY BRENDA HALE APPOINTED AS SUPREME COURT’S FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT?
a)  Scotland         
b)  U.S
c)  U.K
d)  Canada

ANSWERS: 
1 - D    2 - C   3 - B    4 - A    5 - C



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