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October 25, 2017

25th October 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (25th October 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 25th October 2017

International Current Afairs
  • Nicaragua today signed the Paris climate agreement, leaving the US and Syria as the only two countries out of the global pact. 
    • Note : The deal was agreed upon by 195 countries in 2015 and is dedicated at lowering emissions and strengthening countries' abilities to deal with the effects of climate change.
  • Chile has been named the Best country to visit next year by Lonely Planet in its 'Best in Travel 2018' list.
    • Top 5 in the List :
      • Chile
      • South Korea 
      • Portugal
      • Djibouti 
      • New Zealand
  • US President Donald Trump today signed an executive order ending his temporary ban which suspended the processing of all refugees to the US for a period of 120 days. 
  • Indonesian lawmakers tday approved a presidential decree banning civil organisations deemed to go against the country's secular state ideology
    • Note : Hizb-ut Tahrir, which seeks to establish an Islamic caliphate, was the first organisation to be disbanded under the policy.
  • US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Delhi today on his maiden official visit to India.
    • During his three-day visit, he will call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
    • Important Note : Tillerson is on a five-nation visit from 20th to 27th October 2017 including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan and Switzerland.
National Current Affairs
  • The Election Commission today announced that the Assembly elections in Gujarat will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14.
  • Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba gave approval to deployment of 'mission-ready' warships and aircraft in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) along the critical 'choke points'. 
    • The step is being taken in response to growing sightings of China's naval units in the IOR.
  • Madras High Court today banned the use of pictures of living persons on "banners, signboards, flex boards across Tamil Nadu. 
    • The prohibition will also apply to individuals sponsoring the banners and flex boards. 
Awards & Honors
  • Singapore's passport has become the Most Powerful in the World with a Visa-Free Score of 159, according to the Passport Index developed by advisory firm Arton Capital. 
    • Important Points to Note :
      • This is the first time an Asian country has topped the rankings for the most powerful passport. 
      • India secured the 75th rank in the index with a Visa-Free Score of 51.
Deaths
  • Thumri singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Girija Devi (88) passed away today.
    • A singer of the "Benaras Gharana", Girija Devi has been a recipient of Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan as well. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a penalty of ₹6 crore on Yes Bank and ₹2 crore on IDFC Bank for violating regulations issued by RBI.
  • India will become the world's third fastest growing aviation market by 2036 after witnessing a growth from 141 million passengers in 2016 to 478 million passengers, the International Air Transport Association announced today. 
    • India will be ranked behind China, which is expected to add 921 million passengers, and the US, which is expected to add 401 million passengers.
Sports Current Affairs
  • 17-year-old paddler Manav Thakkar has become the first Indian to occupy the top spot on the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Junior Circuit standings.
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