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October 26, 2014

26th October 2014 - Daily Current Affairs updates


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International Affairs
  • Brazilians voted today for the next leader of the world's seventh-largest economy
    • Some 143 million people have chosen between leftist incumbent Rousseff and Social Democrat Aecio Neves, scion of a famous political family. 
  • Tunisians Voted today for First Permanent Assembly Since Revolt.  
    • Tunisia was the first North African country to topple its government in a popular uprising in 2010 and has been relatively peaceful since.
    • This parliament will be the first permanent National Assembly since Tunisia's historic 2011 revolution, an event that inspired similar popular uprisings across the Arab world. Presidential elections follow next month.
  • British troops and US Marines have officially ended their Afghanistan combat missions
  • Sri Lanka's Navy Chief, Vice Admiral Perera begins his 5-day visit to India

National Affairs
  • M.L. Khattar sworn in as Haryana's Chief Minister.
    • He is the first BJP Chief Minister of Haryana.
    • Six Cabinet Ministers and 3 Ministers of State also take oath
    • New govt says Vadra land deals to be throughly probed.
  • Central Information Commission holds that records cannot be weeded out, if RTI applications related to them are pending.
  • Clashes between Hindus and Muslims that began in Delhi’s Trilokpuri area lead to prohibitory order under section 144.
  • Gujarat state administration is preparing to face 'Cyclone Nilofar', which has developed in the Arabian Sea and is likely to move towards the state's coast.
  • PM Narendra Modi asks people to share their ideas and thoughts on issues they feel are important during his visit to Australia next month.
    • You can share your ideas here
  • Puducherry has recording a suicide rate of 35.6 per lakh population last year (most of them are students).
    • All-India level suicide rate was only 11.0 per lakh population
    • The Madras High Court has ordered that a counselling committee, to be set up by institutions in the Union Territory, should continuously monitor factors that drove students to take the extreme step.
  • Precedence will be given to women under the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ and the ‘Housing for All by 2022’ schemes.
  • The Embassy of Sweden and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today jointly inaugurated 'The Nobel Memorial Wall' at Rajiv Chowk Metro station in Delhi.

Awards & Honors
  • Noted Odia writer Prafulla Das honoured with prestigious Sarala Award for 2014 for his contribution to literature
New Appointments
  • Rear Admiral Atul Kumar Jain today assumed office as Chief of Staff of Southern Naval Command in Kochi.
  • Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh has been named to chair a global research platform panel on sustainable development instituted by an alliance of organisations such as UNEP, UNESCO and World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 
Business & Economy
  • With 62.41 million tonnes output, India remains the world’s fourth largest steel producer in the first nine months of the current year, preceded by China, Japan and the US.
  • As banks in Switzerland come under greater black money scrutiny, the quantum of gold having left Swiss shores for India so far this year has reached a record high level of over 11 billion Swiss francs (about Rs 70,000 crore).
  • Tightening the noose around erring foreign-funded NGOs, the government has ordered that all voluntary organisations henceforth will have to make payments exceeding Rs 20,000 through account payee cheques or drafts.
  • Jack Bruce, the composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, most famous for being part of 1960s group Cream has died aged 71.
  • Sania Mirza (India) and Cara Black (Zimbabwe) lift the Doubles trophy of the WTA Finals in Singapore.
  • Indian Golfer Anirban Lahiri wins the Venetian Macau Open.
    • This is his second title of the year
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  1. Plzz upload SSC CHSL 2014 materials....

  2. Your previous english posts are awesome
    Is it possible to post some detailed and important material on each question of sbi descriptive paper
    Like one post on how to attempt precis writing with examples of best precis
    Similarly on letter writing, essay writing, comprehension passage etc

  3. B.K.S Iyenager age was 96 when he died.

  4. Ssc northern region 10 +2 admit card available now, I opted for Delhi but they sent me rajasthan

  5. can any one tell me the timing for chsl 2nd nov 2014 plzz

  6. A heartfelt thanks mam...u rock!!

  7. 10 am and 2pm
    there will be 2 shifts of exam u need to know which shift ur exam is

  8. statement: no A is B. some B are C.
    concl: some C being A is a possibility.
    plz reply with explanation

  9. answer will be some c are not a

    as E + I = O*
    we get the answer

    but ur conclusion will not be satisfied

  10. pls upload general awarness questions for RRB SSE exam

  11. thanks for the reply but i don't know this method i solve through venn diagram.

  12. this method is so easy bro than venn diagram


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