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Current Affairs Today October 9 2017 – National News
Experts discuss Social and Economic topics at the Berkeley India Conference.
- Political and social leaders discussed to propose solutions at the Berkeley India Conference 2017.
- Experts from various fields such as, policy, journalism, academia, and politics, led the discussions and interacted with students in this two-day conference.
- Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda, and Sheba Tejani, discussed issues related to future of India and Indian policy.
- Abhijith Ravinutala, R Balasubramaniam, and Isha Ray talked about ‘sex, depression, and periods in the conference.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the ‘Ambedkar International Centre’ on November 26.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the ‘Ambedkar International Centre’ on ‘Constitution Day’ on November 26.
- The monument is built on 15, Janpath, New Delhi, for the anniversary of the day India adopted the Constitution in 1949.
- The 3.25 acre-tribute to Ambedkar will be inaugurated by the government on constitution Day.
- If it fails to ready the center by November, Government may inaugurate the monument on December 6 on Ambedkar’s death anniversary.
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International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) won the Nobel Peace Prize.
- The ICAN is awarded the Nobel prize for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic consequences of nuclear weapons and for its efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of nuclear weapons.
- The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
- This is the 14th Nobel Peace Prize awarded in the field of arms control and disarmament.
- The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is a civil society coalition to promote the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
- ICAN was launched in 2007 and has 468 partner organizations in 101 countries.
Indian entrepreneur Birendra Sasmal won the International Business Person of the Year at the Asian Achievers Awards in London.
- Ghana-based Indian entrepreneur, Birendra Sasmal won the prestigious International Business Person of the Year award in the UK for innovating IT solutions in Africa.
- Birendra Sasmal, CEO of Subah, was honored at the Asian Achievers Awards in London.
- Subah Group, is Headquartered in Accra, Ghana and employs 350 people with offices in Guinea, Sierra Leone, New York City and Dubai.
Business News – Current Affairs Today October 9 2017
General Insurance Corporation of India to launch it’s IPO on October 11.
- General Insurance Corporation of India will launch its initial public offerings (IPO) of Rs 11,370 crore.
- The IPO will be available from October 11 to 13. The price band for the IPO is fixed at Rs 855-912 per share.
- The lead managers for the IPO are Axis Capital, Citigroup, Deutsche India, HSBC Securities and Kotak Capital.
IndiGrid has acquired three transmission lines from Sterlite Power for Rs 1,490 crore.
- India’s first infrastructure investment trust (InvIT) in the power sector, IndiGrid has acquired three transmission lines from its sponsor Sterlite Power.
- The transmission lines acquired are RAPP Transmission in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Purulia & Kharagpur Transmission in West Bengal and Jharkhand, and Maheshwaram Transmission in Telangana.
- IndiGrid owns 10 independent revenue-generating assets that include eight transmission lines and two power sub-stations.
Sports News – Current Affairs Today October 9 2017
Raju Gowda and Anand Srinivasan to lead India at the World Amateur Golfers Championship in Malaysia.
- Golfers HB Raju Gowda CAT 1 and Anand Srinivasan CAT 2 will lead India at the World Amateur Golfers Championship held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in November.
- Uday Kumar from Delhi CAT 3, Pratap Singh from Bengaluru CAT 4 and Haresh Patel from Mumbai CAT 5 will be part of the Indian contingent.
Rafael Nadal defeated Australian Nick Kyrgios to win the China Open.
- World number one Rafael Nadal defeated Australian Nick Kyrgios, 6-2 6-1 in the China Open final.
- This is Nadal’s 75th career singles title. Nadal previously won the title 12 years ago.
- Nadal won the French Open and U.S. Open titles this year, and has also won six tournaments in a season for the first time since 2013.
Caroline Garcia won the Women’s singles at the China Open.
- Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia won the women’s singles title with a 6-4, 7-6(3) victory over world number one Simona Halep in the China Open final in Beijing.
- The Frenchwoman became the first to complete the Wuhan and Beijing double and is now on track to qualify for the season-ending WTA finals.
Science and Technology News – Current Affairs October
India International Science Festival, organised by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology to begin from October 13.
- Union Science Minister Harsh Vardhan announced that the India International Science Festival organised by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology, will begin from October 13.
- The festival will be held in multiple venues such as Anna University, Central Leather Research Institute (CSIR-CLR).
- Science and Technology Ministers will meet on the inaugural day of the festival at IIT Madras.
- Science village, a programme to give exposure to students from rural areas, a summit on innovative technologies from several States, a conclave of women scientists and entrepreneurs, are among the events for the science festival.
- Union Ministries of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Vijnana Bharati together have been organizing the India International Science Festival since 2015.
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