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20 IAF planes to touch down on Lucknow-Agra expressway on October 24.
- Twenty aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF), including AN-32 transport, Mirage 2000 and Sukhoi 30 MKI, will make a touchdown on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway on October 24.
- A traffic blockade will be put in place from October 20, to prepare the highway stretch for the event.
- The IAF will be conducting the aircraft touchdown exercise on the Agra Expressway near Bangarmau in Unnao district.
- Gargi Malik Sinha says that the aircraft will land and then take-off from the expressway.
PM Narendra Modi to visit Kedarnath today.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kedarnath today, a day before the portals of the Himalayan shrine close for the winters.
- The prime minister will also lay the foundation stones for a slew of reconstruction projects in Kedarpuri.
- Modi is also likely to address a public meeting near the famed temple located around 11, 660 feet above the sea level.
Kolkata Municipal Corporation to use the drone to check on accumulated water on high-rises.
- The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is contemplating the use of drones to monitor accumulated clean water on the terraces of high-rises in the city.
- The officials say that the use of drones will help locate uncovered overhead, considered breeding grounds for dengue.
Today Current Affairs – International Updates
US secretary of state Rex Tillerson to visit India, Pakistan next week – Current Affairs Today October 20 2017
- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to India and Pakistan next week as part of his five-nation tour that also includes Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Switzerland.
- In New Delhi, Tillerson will meet with senior Indian leaders to “discuss further strengthening of our strategic partnership and collaboration on security and prosperity.
Japan’s Emperor Akihito may abdicate at end-March 2019.
- Japan’s Emperor Akihito is likely to abdicate at the end of March 2019 and Crown Prince Naruhito.
- Prince Naruhito will take the throne in April, the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in nearly two centuries.
- He will be succeeded by Naruhito, 57, and a new era will start from April 1.
Business Affairs – Current Affairs Today October 20 2017
London stock exchange CEO Xavier Rolet to step down.
- Xavier Rolet, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange Group, will step down at the end of next year.
- Xavier Rolet said last year that he would leave if a merger with Deutsche Boerse went through.
- But the collapse of that deal in March meant he opted to stay on for longer.
Kenneth Chenault to step down as American Express CEO.
- American Express Co said its chairman and chief executive Kenneth Chenault would step down early next year.
- He will step down after ending a nearly 17-year tenure at the helm of the No. 1 US card issuer by spending.
- The company says Mr. Chenault will be succeeded by vice chairman Stephen Squeri who will be effective from February 1.
- Mr. Chenault joined the company in 1981.
Latest Current Affairs – Sports Updates
Fernando Alonso to stay with McLaren in 2018 – Current Affairs Today October 20 2017
- Double world champion Fernando Alonso will race on with McLaren in 2018, the team says in an official announcement.
- McLaren executive director Zak Brown said the multi-year agreement “allows Fernando to be with us for quite some time.
- Alonso dreams of becoming only the second driver to achieve motorsport’s Triple Crown but needs to win Le Mans and the Indianapolis 500.
India trashes Malaysia 6-2 in Super 4 encounter.
- India produced a brilliant performance to beat Malaysia 6-2 in their second Super 4 encounter at the 2017 Asia Cup hockey tournament
- The 2017 Asia Cup hockey tournament is taking place in Dhaka.
- Six Indians scored a goal each to better their chances of qualifying for yet another final of the Asia Cup.
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