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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 OCT 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 OCT 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      KAZUO ISHIGURO WINS 2017 NOBEL LITERATURE PRIZE
i. Kazuo Ishiguro, “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”, has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy announced.
ii. Mr. Ishiguro was born in Japan and his family moved to the United Kingdom when he was five. His most renowned novel, The Remains of the Day (1989), was turned into film with Anthony Hopkins as the butler Stevens.


2.      GOVERNMENT SETS UP HIGH-LEVEL COMMITTEE FOR WATER MANAGEMENT
i. Centre has set up a high-level committee for proper management of water resources in the North-Eastern region. The Committee will be headed by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar.
ii. It will facilitate optimising benefits of appropriate water management in the form of hydro-electric power, agriculture, biodiversity conservation, reduced flood damage erosion, inland water transport, forestry, fishery and eco-tourism.

3.      FORBES INDIA RICH LIST 2017: MUKESH AMBANI RICHEST WITH $38 BILLION
i. Forbes Magazine has released its India Rich List for 2017, with Reliance Industries Limited chairman Mukesh Ambani topping the charts for the 10th consecutive year with a net worth of $38 billion.
ii. Mr Ambani is followed by tech czar Azim Premji who jumped two places with the net worth of $19 billion. Ranked third are the Hinduja brothers who added $3.2 billion to their net worth.
iii. According to Forbes, the combined net worth of the 100 richest Indians stood at $479 billion, a jump of 26% from $374 billion in 2016. Acharya Balkrishna, CEO of Patanjali Ayurved, figures at No. 19 with net worth of $6.55 billion.

4.      MONGOLIAN PARLIAMENT CONFIRMS NEW PRIME MINISTER
i. The Mongolian Parliament confirmed Ukhnaa Khurelsukh as the country's new Prime Minister. His confirmation comes after Jargaltulga Erdenebat was voted out of office over allegations of corruption and incompetence.
ii. Khurelsukh previously served in the army and joined the parliament as a member in 2000. He is the 30th Prime Minister of Mongolia.

5.      ZAFAR MAHMOOD ABBASI, PAKISTAN'S NEW NAVY CHIEF
i. Pakistan appointed Vice-Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi as new Chief of Naval Staff. He will replace Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah who will retire on 6 October.
ii. President Mamnoon Hussain approved the appointment of Abbasi on the advice of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. In Pakistan, all services chiefs are appointed by the president at the recommendation of the prime minister who has final say in such appointments.

6.      INDIA WINS ITS FIRST EVER WUSHU WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD
i. Pooja Kadian became the 1st ever Indian sportsperson to win a gold medal at the Wushu World Championship in Kazan, Russia.
ii. Kadian, who competed in the women's 75kg Sanda category, defeated Russia's Evgeniya Stepanova in the final. Pooja, a head constable in the CRPF, had earlier won gold in the South Asian Games and silver in the 2013 World Championship.

7.      GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT 2017 TO BE HELD IN HYDERABAD
i. A high-level delegation from Government of India and the United States met at NITI Aayog to plan the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which is scheduled to be held from 28th – 30th November 2017 in Hyderabad.
ii. GES is an annual gathering of emerging entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders from around the world, wherein entrepreneurs pitch their ideas, build partnerships and secure funding for their businesses.
iii. GES 2017 will be inaugurated by Indian PM Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump (Advisor to the US President Donald Trump). Ivanka Trump will lead the U.S. delegation to this Summit.
iv. Theme of GES 2017 is “Women First, Prosperity for All”.
v. On behalf of Government of India, NITI Aayog is playing the lead role in organising this Summit.

8.      THREE DAY GLOBAL MEDICAL CONFERENCE HELD IN CHANDIGARH
i. A three day international medical conference, ‘IMTechCon 2017’, began at CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, in Chandigarh.
ii. The aim ‘IMTechCon 2017’ is to engage industry and academic leaders to discuss current unmet medical needs at global level.
iii. Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki presided over the conference.He said that, this conference would provide new R&D partnerships between industry and research institutions and lead to more product development.

9.      RBI FORMS HIGH-LEVEL TASK FORCE ON PUBLIC CREDIT REGISTRY UNDER YESHWANT M. DEOSTHALEE
i. Reserve Bank of India has formed a High-level Task Force on Public Credit Registry for India. The task force has been constituted under the chairmanship of Yeshwant M. Deosthalee.
ii. The High-level Task Force on Public Credit Registry for India consists of representatives from various stakeholders including the Reserve Bank, banks, non-banking financial companies, industry bodies, and experts in information technology. 
ii. It will review the current availability of information on credit, the adequacy of existing information system and identify gaps that could be filled by a PCR.

10.  NABARD SANCTIONS RS. 273 CRORE TO ANDHRA PRADESH FOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
i. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development has sanctioned an amount Rs. 273 cr to the Andhra Pradesh Government for Rural Water supply, Road and Bridge projects. These funds have been sanctioned under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund.
ii. Out of Rs. 273 cr,  Rs. 167 has been sanctioned as loan assistance for development of 114 roads and three bridge projects in 12 districts of Andhra Pradesh. The funds will be used to construct new roads as well as widen and strengthen existing roads for improving rural connectivity.
iii. Remaining 106 cr will be used for 422 Rural Water Supply projects. These projects will supply potable water to around 500 habitations in 13 districts of the Andhra Pradesh.

11.  THE BOOK TITLED ‘THE SINGING TREE’ LAUNCHED TO SPREAD AWARENESS ON PREVENTING CHILD BLINDNESS
i. A book titled ‘The Singing Tree’ was launched by an international NGO, Orbis India, to spread awareness on preventing child blindness.
ii. The book ‘The Singing Tree’ is about visual impairment due to refractive error in children. This is a part of Orbis India’s programme to reach over three million school children, screen and treat them for refractive error.
iii. It is published in six regional languages apart from English. It will be distributed to 75,000 children free of cost across India.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHERE WILL THE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT 2017 TO BE HELD?
a)  Hyderabad
b)  Bangalore
c)  Kolkatta
d)  New Delhi
Q2. IN WHICH FIELD KAZUO ISHIGURO WON 2017 NOBEL PRIZE?
a)  Chemistry
b)  Physics
c)  Peace
d)  Literature
Q3. KEN YOUNGSTEIN ‘S BOOK ,‘THE SINGING TREE’ LAUNCHED TO SPREAD AWARENESS ON PREVENTING CHILD_____?.
a)  Begger
b)  Labour
c)  Blindness
d)  Cancer
Q4. WHO WON INDIA’S FIRST EVER GOLD MEDAL AT WUSHU WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, IN RUSSIA?
a)  Surya Bhanu Pratap
b)  Pooja Kadian
c)  Y Sanathoi Devi
d)  Uchit Sharma
Q5. UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF WHOM RBI FORMS HIGH-LEVEL TASK FORCE ON PUBLIC CREDIT REGISTRY?
a)  Yeshwant M. Deosthalee
b)  Kishore Kumar
c)  Manna H. Dey          
d)  Hemant Kumar

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




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