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October 11, 2015

10th October 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today (10th October) is World Mental Health Day.
    • This day was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.
    • The objective of this day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
    • According to estimates, at least 5% of the population in India live with a mental illness. However, nearly half of those with severe mental disease go without treatment. 
    • Depression, the most prevalent form of mental illness, is estimated to exist in 3 out of every 100 in urban areas like Mumbai & Delhi.
    • Theme of World Mental Health Day 2015 - Dignity in Mental Health
  • Today (10th October) is Fiji Day (the anniversary of Fiji's independence from British colonial rule in 1970).
    • About Fiji
      • Capital :    Suva
      • President : Epeli Nailatikau
      • Prime Minister : Frank Bainimarama
      • Currency : Fijian dollar
      • Official languages : English, Fijian, Fiji Hindi
  • External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is on a Two-day visit to Male, during which, she along with her Maldivian counterpart Dunya Maumoon will co-chair eeting of the India-Maldives Joint Commission.
    • Swaraj will also call on President Abdulla Yameen and hold talks with the ministers of defence, economic development and health in the Maldivian capital.
  • Finance minister Arun Jaitley attended the G-20 finance ministers meeting at Lima in Peru. 
    • Finance ministers of the G-20 countries, including India, have endorsed the final detailed action plan for putting in place a coherent and transparent global tax regime to curb artificial profit-shifting ways.
    • Once implemented, the steps would bolster India's efforts to prevent tax evasion and illegal fund flows. 
  • President Pranab Mukherjee leaves on a Six-day visit to Jordan, Palestine and Israel today's morning.
    • Note : Pranab Mukherjee became the first Head of Indian State to visit the two nations Israel and Palestine.
MOUs and Agreements
  • India and South American nation Ecuador signed an agreement to set up a Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) to strengthen the trade relations between the countries.
    • JETCO was signed with an aim to further improve, deepen and strengthen the existing trade relationship.
    • The JETCO will function as the primary forum for discussion and other promotional activities on trade and investment issues and will be meeting once in every two years.
    • The first meeting of the JETCO is proposed to be held early next year in India. 
    • Ambassador of Ecuador to India : Mentor Villagomez 
    • Commerce Secretary : Rita Teotia. 
Business & Economy
  • Indirect Tax Revenue (Provisional) collections have increased from Rs 46,224 crore in September 2014 to Rs. 61,284 crore during September- 2015. 
    • An increase of 32.6% has been registered during September - 2015 over the corresponding period in the previous year. 
    • This is an achievement of 50.6% of the target fixed for BE 2015-16.
  • Development banks including the World Bank have pledged an additional $15 billion a year by 2020 to fight climate change, taking the world closer to the clutch target of USD 100 billion.
    • Note : The World Bank announced it would increase climate financing from 21 per cent of its total funding to 28 per cent in 2020.
Awards & Honors
  • One of India's greatest music composer A. R. Rahman has been named the cultural ambassador of Seychelles
People in News
  • Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala resigned ahead of the election for the post on 11th October.
    • Mr Koirala, president of the largest party, Nepali Congress, was elected in February 2014. 
    • Under his leadership, Nepal successfully promulgated a new constitution.
  • The Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis has won the 2015  Women’s Doubles Title of China Open.
    • This is their Eighth trophy of the season and Fourth in a row.

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