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National Affairs – Current Affairs Today October 6 2017
A mobile application was launched by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister for the public.
- Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh launched a mobile application named as Shresth Himachal.
- This application will help people as well as administration to deal with the complaints related to crime, disaster and garbage.
- Users can use this app for filing complaints using mobile through OTP authentication.
Samajwadi Party Boss Akhilesh Yadav is Re-elected as it’s chief.
- Akhilesh Yadav of Samajwadi Party was unanimously elected as the national president for a five-year term.
- Akhilesh Yadav appointment confirms the marginalisation of Mulayam Singh in the party he launched 25 years ago.
- At a national convention of the Samajwadi Party Akhilesh Yadav uncle, Ram Gopal Yadav announces the re-election of the party chief.
3 Indian Air Force Women Pilots set to Fly Military Jets.
- The first three women fighter pilots of the country are set to script history next month when they will fly military jets.
- They fly the military jets after completing a strenuous training in the coming three weeks.
- Currently, the three women pilots are flying advanced Hawk jet trainers.
6th October 2017 Current Affairs – International Affairs
To ease Bangladeshi visa application process, finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched the cashless visa service.
- Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the service which is called cashless visa service.
- By this service, all the Bangladeshi visa applicants will now be able to submit the application fee with the help of electronic system for Indian visa application process.
- The State Bank of India launched the new service Yesterday.
- The event took place at Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel located in Dhaka.
Business Affairs – October 6 2017 Current Affairs
Wipro Digital acquires US firm Cooper for $8.5 million.
- Wipro Digital has acquired San Francisco design and business strategy firm Cooper for $8.5 million.
- Cooper will join Designit, Wipro Digital’s strategic design arm, and grow its footprint in North America.
- Cooper, which counts Starbucks and Google as customers, is found by Sue and Alan Cooper in 1992.
Current Affairs Today October 6 2017 – Agreement Affairs
India and Ethiopia sign agreements on trade and communication.
- Ethiopia and India sign an agreement on trade, communication to boost their bilateral ties.
- India thanks Ethiopia for its participation in the International Solar Alliance (ISA), established in 2015.
- Kovind visit is the first by an Indian president to Ethiopia in 45 years since President V V Giri trip in 1972.
Kishore Biyani the CEO of Big Bazaar is ready to buy Hypercity Retail For Rs. 655 Crore.
- The K Rahejas Group today entered into an agreement with Kishore Biyani to sell Hypercity Retail to Biyani’s Future Retail for Rs. 655 crore.
- On completion of the transaction, Hypercity will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Future Retail.
- This deal will help Biyani further to keep his footprint in Western states and also his hypermart vertical.
Current Affairs October 6th 2017 – Appointments Affairs
Ganga Prasad is the new Meghalaya Governor.
- Ganga Prasad who takes the appointment as new Meghalaya Governor took a sworn yesterday.
- He is the 17th governor of Meghalaya State.
- Mr Prasad is also the fifth governor to take oath as many years from July 2013.
Awards News – Current Affairs Today Updates
Kazuo Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize for literature for the year 2017.
- The Swedish Academy made an announcement that Kazuo Ishiguro, the British author of Remains of the Day, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
- Japan-born Kazuo Ishiguro won the Man Booker Prize for the 1989 novel.
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Richard Henderson won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
- Nobel Prize for the year 2017 in Chemistry is awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank & Richard Henderson.
- They got the award for developing cryo-electron (Cryo-EM) microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.
Current Affairs Today October 6 2017 – Sports Affairs
India set to make FIFA World Cup debut against the USA in Under-17 WC.
- Football minnows India are set to make their debut in a FIFA event against the USA.
- India qualified automatically for the event as Hosts.
- Playing in India for first-ever FIFA tournament will help them to bring out their best and deliver something worthy of the nation.
FIFA has banned Equatorial Guinea from 2019 Women’s World Cup.
- FIFA bans Equatorial Guinea from the 2019 Women’s World Cup for using fake documents and selecting at least 10 ineligible players in its Olympic team.
- Equatorial Guinea soccer federation must pay a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs according to FIFA.
- Equatorial Guinea women’s team was also disqualified from the 2012 London Olympics for fielding an ineligible player.
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