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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 OCT 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 OCT 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
                                      SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1.      BHAROSA:  WOMEN’S CENTRE FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE INAUGURATED IN HYDERABAD
i. ‘Bharosa’, a 24 hour state-of-the-art centre to support women and children afflicted by violence was inaugurated by Hyberabad Police Commissioner V C Sajjanar.
ii. The centre would help these women along with dealing in POCSO cases.
iii. It would ensure speedy justice to women in distress and has facilities to record statements of children in POCSO cases.

2.      DATA BREACH IN INDIA SECOND HIGHEST AFTER US IN FIRST HALF OF 2018: GEMALTO
i. According to a report called Breach Level Index by digital security firm Gemalto, data breach incidences in India were the second highest globally.
ii. India is second to the US which represents more than 57 per cent of global breaches.
945 data breaches led to 4.5 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2018.
iii. Out of this, India accounted for over 1 billion data during the first six months of 2018.
iv. Data breach of over 2 billion users on social media platform Facebook was ranked as top incidence globally.
v. It was followed by Aadhaar record compromise where an anonymous service allowed anyone with Rs 500 to access all 1.2 billion Indian citizens’ personal information.

3.      INDIA IS THE WORLD’S MOST DEPRESSED COUNTRY, CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY CHINA AND THE US: WHO
i. According to a World Health Organization report, India is the world’s most depressed country, closely followed by China and the US.
ii. According to the 2015-16 National Mental Health Survey every sixth person in India needs mental health help.


4.      BANKBAZAAR APPOINTS FORMER RBI DEPUTY GOVERNOR SS MUNDRA AS ADVISOR
i. BankBazaar appointed former Reserve Bank of India  Deputy Governor S S Mundra as an advisor.
ii. S S Mundra will help BankBazaar achieve 100 per cent paperless and presence-less financing in India.

5.      NOKIA APPOINTS ALIA BHATT AS BRAND AMBASSADOR IN INDIA
i. Nokia appoints Alia Bhatt as brand ambassador in India

6.      INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY – 17 OCTOBER
i. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed all over the world.
ii. United Nations General Assembly declared 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
iii. Theme for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2018 is “Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity”.

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