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October 19, 2017

19th October 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (19th October 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 19th October 2017

International Current Affairs
  • The upper house of the French Parliament today adopted a New Anti-Terror law that allows police to search homes without warrants, restrict movement and close places of worship. 
    • This law will replace the state of emergency imposed in France after the 2015 Paris terror attacks.
  • As many as 29 nuclear reactors in France are vulnerable to natural disasters, the country's nuclear safety watchdog has warned today. 
    • While 20 nuclear reactors are at risk of a "total loss of the heat sink", 9 are at risk of "partial loss". Earlier, the company operating the country's nuclear reactors said 20 reactors might not be able to withstand earthquakes.
National Current Affairs
  • India celebrates Diwali, the Festival of Lights, today. 
  • The Supreme Court has made it mandatory for the Indian Railways to keep Oxygen Cylinders in all trains to help passengers suffering from respiratory problems. 
    • The railway officials have also been directed to take assistance of AIIMS doctors, in order to learn how to provide medical treatment to the passengers if they fall ill on a moving train.
New Appointments
  • Jacinda Ardern has been named the next Prime Minister of New Zealand, two and a half months after becoming the leader of the Labour Party. 
    • She will be New Zealand's 3rd Woman Prime Minister, after Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Income Tax Department has launched an 'Online Chat' service for taxpayers seeking answers to basic queries and doubts relating to direct tax issues. 
Sports Current Affairs
  • South Africa overtook India to reclaim the No.1 spot in the ODI rankings after defeating Bangladesh by 104 runs in the second ODI today. 
  • According to a recently released survey by ESPN magazine, India coach Ravi Shastri is the World's Highest Paid Cricket Coach.
    • Shastri's salary is around $1.17 million (₹7.61 crore) per year, which is only less than what a top player from Australia, England and India earns. 
    • Australia's Darren Lehmann stood at the Second position in the list.
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