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October 24, 2015

24th October 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today (24th October) is World Polio Day.
    • This day observes the importance of ending polio.
    • World Polio Day 2015 Theme : End Polio Now: Make History Today.
  • Today is United Nations Day.
    • Unted Nations was formed on 24th October 1945.
    • The organization turns 70 today.
    • Note : United Nations Day is part of United Nations Week, which runs from 20 to 26 October.
    • Important Details about United Nations :
      • Headquarters : New York City
      • Formed on : 24th October 1945
      • Total Member States : 193 (2 observers)
      • Key People :
        • Secretary‑General : Ban Ki-moon
        • Deputy Secretary-General : Jan Eliasson
        • General Assembly President : Mogens Lykketoft
        • Economic and Social Council President : Martin Sajdik
        • Security Council President : Dato Ramlan Ibrahim
  • World Development Information Day is being observed today.
    • The purpose behind celebrating this day is to drawing the attention of world public opinion towards the development problems and for strengthening International cooperation to solve them.
  • The Indo-Tibetan Border Police is celebrating its 54th Raising Day today.

National Affairs
  • Yaom-e Aashurah, the 10th day of the first month of the Islamic Calender Muharram, is being observed across the country.
    • The event marks the anniversary of the Battle of Karbala when Imam Hussein Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad was killed by the forces of YAZEED.
    • The day symbolizes the great sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain, for humanity and
  • In a landmark decision, the Indian government today approved the induction of women into combat stream of the Indian Air Force (IAF). 
    • The IAF is presently inducting women in Transport & Helicopter streams.
    • Women have now become eligible for induction in all branches and streams of the Air Force.
    • Note : The first women officer will enter a fighter pilot cockpit by June 2017.
  • Green Wood Udbhav Utsav, an International Dance Festival featuring teams from various countries, including India, began in Gwalior.
    • The festival has been jointly organised by the Udbhav Krida Avam Sanskritik Sanstahn and Green Wood Public School.
    • Note : The dance teams from Greece, France, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Delhi, Gujarat, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh would take part in the festival.
  • Sikkim, the landlocked Indian state located in the Himalayan mountains, is going to become 'No Honking' zone soon.

People in News
  • Maldives police have arrested Vice President Ahmed Adeeb on suspicion of links to a blast on the presidential boat last month that President Yameen Abdul Gayoom escaped unharmed.

New Appointments
  • Retired Lieutenant General Nasser Khan Janjua has been appointed as the new National Security Advisor (NSA) of Pakistan.

  • The first World Indigenous Games, a multisport event with over 2,000 participating indigenous athletes from 30 countries started in Palmas, Brazil.

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