Today Current Affairs October 17-2016
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Today Current Affairs October 17-2016
1st BRICS U-17 Football Tournament Championship 2016 Winner – Brazil
Brazil dominated the final match against South Africa throughout at the Nehru Stadium. Brazil triumphed in the 1st BRICS U-17 football tournament with a 5-1 domination of South Africa in the title clash in Margao.
Maldives to quit the Commonwealth after Warnings over Democracy
Maldives recently decided to leave the 53-member Commonwealth of Nations, less than a month after it was warned of suspension by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG). The Maldives government decision to quit the Commonwealth Committee after warnings over democracy.
India International Silk Fair – New Delhi
5th India International Silk Fair will start from 15th and ends on 18th October 2016. Textiles Minister Smriti Irani has inaugurated the India International Silk Fair at Pragati Maidan in New delhi. This silk fair is organized by The Indian Silk Export Promotion Council. IISF 2016 is the best and most cost-effective way to find new suppliers.
‘Excellence in Technical Innovation’ – Satish Pathak
Pune-based innovator, Satish Pathak was given “Excellence in Technical Innovation” by the International Society of Automation (ISA). This award was given for his innovation, called Digital Controlled Valve for Precise Liquid Dispensing by Gravity flow.
Sri Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti Award for 2016-17 – Veeranna
The Karnataka State Government recently honors the former Minister, Veeranna with Sri Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti Award by for the year 2016-17. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will give the cash price of Rs. 5 lakhs and a citation.
India – First team to play 900 ODIs
India’s ODI against New Zealand at Dharamshala is the team’s 900th and making it the world’s first side to achieve the milestone. Now, India is the first team to paly 900 ODIs.
Finland is the safest country in the world – GTT
According to the recent surveys of the Global Travel and Terrorism Report, Finland is given the title “Best Safest country in the World.”
Top 3 Safest Countries in the World
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Top 3 Most Unsafe Countries in the World
Union Government launched Mining Surveillance System
Union Government has launched Mining Surveillance System (MSS). India takes a giant leap to curb illegal mining, launches Mining Surveillance System. This MSS was Developed by Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) in coordination with Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG).
17th October 2016 Current Affairs
Rajnath Singh inaugurates ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav – 2016.’
Union Minister for Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh has inaugurated the 10-day ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts in New Delhi.
India and Russia Partnership
As a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intention to build a defense industrial base in India, India and Russia have entered into a joint venture to build over 200 Kamov utility helicopters in India.
Lake Superior – Largest freshwater lake
Lake Superior has given the title largest freshwater lake, according to the Guinness World Records. This lake is shared by Canada and the United States.
Chandigarh International Airport – Best Airport
Among the 54 airports in the country, Chandigarh International Airport is rated as the Best Airport by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
Trendsetter Award 2016 – Sonam Kapoor
Bollywood Actress Sonam Kapoor has been honored with the Trendsetter Award 2016 by ET Panache, a supplement of The Economic Times.
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Anurag Thakur – part of ICC’s Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee
BCCI President Anurag Thakur has recently taken charge a board member of ICC’s Finance and Commercial Affairs committee.
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