Here’s your daily summary of Current Affairs.
Third Women in India Organic Festival held in New Delhi
The third edition of the Women in India Organic Festival commenced in New Delhi on 1st October and will go on until 5th October 2017. It is organized by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The theme for the year 2017 is “Good for Women, Good for India, and Good for you.” The festival provides a platform for women to sell organic products that could be used for making food, wellness, personal care and home improvement.
Andhra Pradesh implements “No Helmet, No Petrol” rule
With effect from 1st October 2017, the state of Andhra Pradesh has implemented the “No Helmet, No Petrol” rule in the state. This has been introduced to reduce accidents and increase road safety. Officials have been advised to implement this rule strictly. Vehicles will also be geotagged for this purpose.
91-year-old woman awarded the “Best Tourist Guide” prize by Govt of India
A 91-year-old INA veteran Rama Khandawala has been awarded the prize of the “Best Tourist Guide” by the Govt of India. She has been a tourist guide in Mumbai for more than 50 years now. She had earlier served in Subash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army.
Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology announced
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute has decided to award the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to the American trio of Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. All three winners are from the US. It is the 108th time the prize has been awarded and was announced at the Nobel Forum at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. The winners will share a prize of 9m Swedish kronor (£825,000), and each receives a medal engraved with their name. Jeffrey C. Hall was born 1945 in New York, USA. He received his doctoral degree in 1971 at the University of Washington in Seattle and was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena from 1971 to 1973.
Sikh man becomes first minority politician to lead major party in Canada
A 38-year-old Sikh lawyer was on 1st October elected as the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party, becoming the first non-white politician to head a major political party in the country. Jagmeet Singh, the Ontario provincial lawmaker, was elected on the first ballot to lead the party into the 2019 election against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. He won the decisive first-ballot victory over three other candidates by receiving 53.6% of the vote.
International Day of Non-Violence: 2nd October 2017
The International Day of Nonviolence is marked on 2nd October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of nonviolence. According to the General Assembly of United Nations resolution of 15th June 2007, which established the commemoration, the International Day is an occasion to “disseminate the message of nonviolence, including through education and public awareness”. The resolution reaffirms “the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence” and the desire “to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence”.
Sambit Batra appointed Non official Director of ONGC
On 29th Sept 2017, Sambit Batra was appointed as a Non-Official Director on the board of ONGC. He is the national spokesperson of the BJP. His appointment will be valid for a period of three years. The headquarters of the ONGC is in Dehradun and the current Chairman is Shashi Shankar.
P.V. Sindhu is chosen as Brand Ambassador for the state