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October 28, 2016

28th October 2016 Events - Important Current Affairs

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Dear Gr8 Ambitionists, here are today's (28th October 2016) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Current Affairs of 28th October 2016

International Current Affairs
  • PM Narendra Modi to visit Japan on 11th &12th November 2016.
    • During this visit, he is going to hold annual summit meeting with Japanese counterpart Shinz┼Ź Abe. 
    • Discussions on bilateral, regional & global issues will be held.
  • UN General Assembly committee approves resolution for treaty to ban nuclear weapons, despite strong opposition from nuclear-armed nations.

National Current Affairs

  • Today (28th October 2016) is National Ayurveda Day.
    • This day is being observed by the Ministry of AYUSH on the occasion of Dhanteras.
    • Theme of the Year :   'Ayurveda for Prevention and Control of Diabetes.'
    • Govt has also launched 'Mission Mudhumeha Through Ayurveda' on occasion of National Ayurveda Day. 
  • The Union Cabinet today approved the setting up of a National Academic Depository (NAD), which will be a bank of all digitised education records from school onward. 
    • The Cabinet decided that the depository would be established in three months and cover almost all education institutions by 2017-18. 
    • HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said it would address the problem of fake certificates.
  • The Union Cabinet today approved the signing and ratification of an agreement between India and Estonia on the transfer of sentenced persons. 
    • The agreement shall facilitate the Indian nationals imprisoned in Estonia or vice-versa to be shifted to their respective countries for the remainder of their sentence. 
    • This repatriation shall also facilitate their social rehabilitation.

Banking & Economic Affairs
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has permitted startups to raise External Commercial Borrowings (ECBs) upto USD 3 million in financial year to boost innovation & job creation.
  • Bangladesh’s economy grew at a record 7.11% in the last financial year amid stronger industrial performance. 
    • This has helped the country break out of the 6% ‘growth trap’, which it could not cross in the last one decade.
    • Bangladesh, as per the purchasing power parity, now stands at 33rd position among the world economies.
  • The Cabinet today gave in-principle approval to Niti Aayog’s proposal for the Strategic sale of about 20 Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). 
    • According to the plan being drawn up, the government would lessen its stake in profit-making BEML from the present 54% to 28%. 
    • Meanwhile, it will fully exit Scooters India, Pawan Hans, Hindustan Newsprint, and Ferro Scrap Nigam, among otherss.

New Appointments
  • The World Bank has appointed Clifton Cortez as its first advisor tasked with promoting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) issues in the bank's development work. 
    • Note : The newly created senior position is part of the bank's commitment to researching and curbing discrimination against LGBTI persons across the 136 countries where it operates.

  • Japanese Prince Mikasa (100), believed to be the world's oldest imperial family member, passed away today. 
    • Mikasa was the fifth in the line of succession to the Japanese throne. 
  • Kevin Curran (59), who worked on The Simpsons for 17 years, passed away. 
    • Note : He won six Emmys for his work on The Simpsons and Late Night with David Letterman.
  • Goa's first woman CM Shashikala Kakodkar passed away.

Awards & Honors
  • The European Parliament today awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to two Yazidi women, Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar, for their human rights campaign. 
    • Note : They had been held by the Islamic State as sex slaves and started campaigning against the group after escaping to Germany.

Sports Current Affairs
  • India has won its first-ever medal in an international roller skating racing event at the ongoing Asian Championships in China. 
    • The trio of Dhanush Babu, Vikram Ingale and Nikhilesh Tabhane won the bronze in the 3,000-metre team relay event.
This is the end of today's Current Affairs session friends. You can check below links for more Current Affairs of October 2016 Month. All the Best :)
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