Daily Current Affairs 16th October, 2017

Daily Current Affairs 16 October 2017 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

Sitharaman commissions INS Kiltan into Navy

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman commissioned the third of the four indigenously-built Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes “INS Kiltan” under Project 28 (Kamorta class) into the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam’s Naval Dockyard.

  • It is India’s first major warship to have a superstructure of carbon fibre composite material resulting in improved stealth features, lower top weight and maintenance costs.

Parliamentary panel to examine operational preparedness of armed forces

A parliamentary panel headed by BJP MP B C Khanduri, has been constituted to examine the operational preparedness of the armed forces and review the accidents involving strategic defence assets. The panel will also look into the quality of ration given to the forces especially in border areas

New Delhi now world’s worst megacity for sexual violence against women, says survey

New Delhi, the national capital, has been named as world’s worst megacity for sexual violence against women in a survey conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

  • The Egyptian capital, Cairo, was rated the most dangerous city for women overall, followed by Mexico City and Dhaka. Delhi was ranked the fourth most dangerous here.

Haryana records 39% of cancer cases in India

According to an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) report, approximately 17.3 lakh new cancer cases are being estimated by the year 2020 in India, therefore with the present trends Haryana might have around 6.5 lakh cancer cases by then.

  • Cancer is strengthening its grip across India, and reportedly, Haryana has a major share, with over 39% of cases recorded in the state.

Shillong to hold first India International Cherry Blossom Festival

Shillong, capital city of Meghalaya will hold the first India International Cherry Blossom Festival from November 8 to 11.

Indian Navy aircraft in Philippines to search for missing Indians

The Indian Navy has dispatched a P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft to Manila to undertake a Search and Rescue (SAR) for missing sailors of a merchant vessel that sank off the coast of Philippines.

  • Cargo Ship MV Emerald Star sank in the Pacific off Japan on October 13


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Vanuatu 1st nation to accept Bitcoins for citizenship

Vanuatu, a South Pacific archipelago, has become the first nation to accept Bitcoins as payment for its ‘investment citizenship’ program. A family of up to four can receive Vanuatu passports by paying the Bitcoin equivalent of $280,000 (₹1.8 crore). Vanuatu citizenship allows individuals to reside on the island, and travel to over 100 countries without a visa.



ECONOMY

Wholesale inflation eases in September to 2.6%

According to data released by the Commerce Ministry, cooling of food prices helped ease India’s annual rate of inflation based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), with the revised base year of 2011-12, in September to 2.6 per cent.



SPORTS

India rise to 105th spot in FIFA ranking

The Indian football team rose two spots above to 105th position in the latest FIFA rankings in October 2017.

Kavita Devi becomes first Indian woman wrestler to sign with WWE

Kavita Devi, who was part of the WWE’s Mae Young classic tournament, has made history by becoming the first ever woman wrestler from India to be awarded a WWE developmental contract.

India’s Selena clinches triple gold at Egypt Junior and Cadet TT

India’s young paddler Selena Selvakumar completed a golden sweep in the Egypt Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Open, adding the junior girls’ singles and doubles titles at Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt.

Maria Sharapova wins Tianjin Open, her first title since doping ban

Former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova won her first title since returning from a 15-month doping ban, clinching the Tianjin Open. Sharapova defeated Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 7-5, 7-6(8) to win her career’s 36th title and her first since Italian Open in 2015.



BOOK LAUNCH

Book on Kalam’s inspirational words released

An illustrative book titled “Dreamnation: Uniting a Country with Handwritten Dreams” containing inspiring words of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has been released.

  • The book includes a collection of 200-plus handcrafted and handwritten postcards from across India and takes readers through the dreams, hopes, and aspirations of a nation as envisioned by Dr Kalam.
  • The book is co-authored by Saji Mathew and Jubie John and published by Bloomsbury in collaboration with NGO LetterFarms.


OBITUARY

India’s first Olympic swimmer Shamsher Khan passes away

India’s first Olympic swimmer Shamsher Khan has passed away. A forgotten sports hero, he was the first swimmer to represent India in Olympics. He narrowly missed a medal, finishing fourth in 200 meter butterfly and breaststroke events in Melbourne Games.

Filmmaker Lekh Tandon passes away

Filmmaker Lekh Tandon has passed away. Mr. Tandon is credited with discovering actor Shah Rukh Khan by casting him in his TV serial Dil Dariya in 1988.

Poet Punyaslok Dasgupta passes away

Poet Punyaslok Dasgupta known for his simplicity and loved by the common man, has passed away.

Veteran Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda passes away

Veteran Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda has passed away.



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