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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 OCT 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 OCT 2017
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1.      PM MODI INAUGURATES INT’L CONFERENCE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION
i. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated 2-day International Conference on Consumer Protection for east, south and Southeast Asian countries in New Delhi. This conference is being hosted by the Department of Consumer Affairs under Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
ii. Theme of this conference is ‘Empowering Consumers in New Markets’. Representatives from 22 countries from East, South and South-East Asia participated in this conference.
iv. During the course of this conference, six working sessions will be held on subjects of United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection and Implementation, protection of online consumers, stakeholder participation in consumer protection, consumer empowerment through education, fostering consumer inclusion in financial services and protection of vulnerable groups of consumers.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 OCT 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 OCT 2017
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1.      PETROLEUM MINISTRY LAUNCHES RS 320 CRORE STARTUP FUND FOR ENTREPRENEURS
i. Union Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan launched Start-up Programme for entrepreneurs in Oil and Gas sector. Petroleum ministry launches Rs 320 cr startup fund for entrepreneurs. 10 public sector oil and gas companies have setup venture capital fund to encourage start-ups based on innovative ideas in the oil and gas sector.
ii. The venture fund will disburse Rs 320 cr over a 3-year period to support novel ideas which would cause positive disruption in the energy sector. At the launch function, 36 startups signed memorandum of understanding to partner with various state-run firms like Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum and GAIL India.
iii. These start-ups will be working on various innovative projects which include developing multiuse fuel from agri-waste, remotely operated vehicles for underwater inspections, converting waste plastic to high value fuels, electronic leak detector for LPG and solar cookers.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 OCT 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 OCT 2017
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1.      PM MODI INAUGURATES GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a global conference on consumer protection in New Delhi. This is the first time that an international conference on consumer protection is being organized by India for countries of the region.
ii. 22 countries from East, South and South-East Asia are participating in the international conference. These include China, Singapore, South Korea, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 OCT 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 OCT 2017
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1.      UNION MINISTRIES OF POWER & TEXTILES JOINTLY LAUNCHED 'SAATHI' INITIATIVE
i. The Union Ministries of Power and Textiles have jointly launched an initiative Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to Help small Industries (SAATHI).
ii. Under this initiative, Energy Efficiency Services Limited, a public sector entity under the Union Ministry of Power, will acquire energy efficient Powerlooms, motors and Rapier kits in bulk and provide them to the small and medium powerloom units.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 OCT 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 OCT 2017
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1.      RBI SETS UP TASK FORCE ON ‘PUBLIC CREDIT REGISTRY’
i. The Reserve Bank of India has constituted a 10-member ‘High Level Task Force on Public Credit Registry for India’, which will suggest a roadmap for developing a transparent, comprehensive and near-real-time PCR for India.
ii. The committee will be Headed by YM Deosthalee, ex-CMD, L&T Finance Holdings. The terms of reference of the task force include reviewing the current availability of information on credit in India and assessing the gaps in India.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 OCT 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 OCT 2017
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1.      NIRMALA SITHARAMAN LEFT FOR PHILIPPINES TO ATTEND SOUTHEAST ASIAN DEFENCE MINISTERS’ MEETING
i. In her first foreign visit as Defence Minister, Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman left for the Philippines to attend the Southeast Asian Defence Ministers’ Meeting.
ii. The 2-day ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus meeting will discuss ways to enhance defense and security cooperation among the member nations. During her 3-day stay, Ms. Sitharaman is also likely to hold bilateral talks with her counterparts from a number of countries.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 OCT 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 OCT 2017
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1.      PM LAUNCHES DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES IN VADODARA
i.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a visit to Vadodara, Gujarat. During the course of this visit, he launched following development initiatives: PM dedicated to the nation, the Vadodara City Command Control Centre; New Head Office Building of the Bank of Baroda and Waghodiya Regional Water Supply Scheme.
ii. He laid the foundation stones of an integrated transport hub, regional water supply schemes, housing projects, and a flyover.
iii. He also laid foundation stone for the capacity expansion of the Mundra-Delhi petroleum product pipeline, and a greenfield marketing terminal project of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, at Vadodara.
iv. Beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban, as well as Rural) were handed over the keys to the houses by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 OCT 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 OCT 2017
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1.      GSTN LAUNCHES EXCEL-BASED OFFLINE TOOL TO FILE INITIAL GSTR-3B RETURNS
i. Goods and Services Tax Network has launched an Excel-based offline tool for businesses to file initial GSTR- 3B returns. GSTN, in a statement in New Delhi, stated that taxpayers can download the offline utility from the GSTN portal and after fill, in the data, the file can be uploaded on GST portal.
ii. After uploading of the return to the GST Portal, the taxpayer has to preview the form, complete formalities like submit, offset the liability and file their GSTR-3B Return using the digital signature or electronic verification code.

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