Today Current Affairs October 21 2016
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October 21st Daily Current Affairs
Skill Development Program, Kaushalya SETU
Maharashtra has launched the skill development program, Kaushalya SETU (Self-Employment and Talent Utilisation) for students. CM Devendra Fadnavis, Union Government, has launched this Kaushalya SETU as a part of Skill India Vision.
Kochi – To host the 2017 FIFA U-17 world Cup
Kochi becomes the first Indian city to be officially declared as one of the venues for hosting the 2017 Fifa U-17 World Cup. After the visit to the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, the high-level delegation comprising experts from FIFA and Local Organising Committee (LOC) officially declared Kochi as the venue for next year’s FIFA U-17 world cup.
Asian Champions Trophy men’s hockey tournament 2016
Kuantan, Malaysia takes the honor to organize the Asian Champions Trophy men’s hockey tournament 2016. The 4th Men’s Asian Champions Trophy Hockey tournament 2016 will be from Oct 20th to Oct 30th, 2016.
World Railway Shooting Championship Cup
Indian Railways has won the World Railway Shooting Championship Cup at the Saint Mandrier, France. Indian Railways team has won a total 10 medals, which include 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze, to bag the Overall Championship.
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International Prize in Statistics
Sir David Cox, the British statistician was honored with the inaugural recipient of the International Prize in Statistics 2016.
India – Russia Agreement
India has signed an agreement with Russia to lease second Akula-II class nuclear attack submarine (SSN). The deal will worth about $2 billion. India and Russia have apparently signed for this agreement at New Delhi.
Mewa Ramgobin – South African struggle icon has passed away
South African struggle icon, Mewa Ramgobin has recently passed away at the age of 83 after a prolonged illness. Ramgobin is the husband of Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter and the former president of the Natal Indian Congress. He breathed his last at a Cape Town hospital.
2016 Global Power City Index
London, United Kingdom has topped 2016 Global Power City Index for the fifth consecutive year also.
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Jury president at the inaugural International Film Festival & Awards
Shekhar Kapur will serve as jury president at the inaugural International Film Festival & Awards – Macao (IFFAM). He is an Indian film director, Bollywood actor, and producer for many Hindi films.
International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes Commission Member
Saina Nehwal has been appointed as the as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission.
Paswan inaugurates Consumer Mela 2016 in New Delhi
Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has inaugurated the consumer Mela 2016 in New Delhi. This attempt will bring consumers, companies, regulators and Department of Consumer Affairs(DoCA) on one platform.
Vadodara gets India’s second eco-friendly airport
Vadodara, Gujarat is the India’s second eco-friendly airport on the outskirts of the city Vadodara. The Vadodara Airport will open its doors to passengers.
Rajasthani, Bhojpuri languages as official status
Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal recently announced that Rajasthani language will be given official recognition under the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.
- Renu Khator – Member of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Academic Advisory Council.
- Vice Admiral SV Bhokare, YSM, NM – Commandant of Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala
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