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October 24, 2017

24th October 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (24th October 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 24th October 2017

International Current Affairs
  • The Indo Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) is celebrating its 56th Raising day today. 
    • The force was raised on 24th October in 1962.
  • Today (24th October) is World Polio Day.
    • This day observes the importance of ending polio.
  • Today is United Nations Day.
    • Unted Nations was formed on 24th October 1945.
    • October 24 has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. 
    • The organization turns 72 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 : António Guterres
        • Deputy Secretary-General : Amina J. Mohammed
        • General Assembly President : Miroslav Lajčák
        • Economic and Social Council President : Oh Joon
        • Security Council President : François Delattre
  • 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.
  • Today (24th October) is Independence Day of Zambia.
  • China's Communist Party today added President Xi Jinping's name and his political ideology to the party's constitution, making him the country's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China. 
National Current Affairs
  • The Punjab government today issued a notice saying that people have to pay tax to keep and raise domestic animals
    • People who have dogs, cats, pigs, sheep, and deer need to pay ₹250 per year. 
    • Those who have buffalos, bulls, camels, horses, cows, and elephants at their homes will have to pay ₹500 annually.
  • Maharashtra government today issued a resolution allowing the city police to set up a 'Mumbai Police Foundation'. 
    • The foundation would allow Mumbai Police to accept donations from private firms under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). 
  • Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud has observed that a person doesn't need to stand up during the National Anthem in theatres to prove his/her patriotism.
    • The court also asked the central government to consider amending the National Flag Code to regulate playing of the national anthem in movie theatres. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Electric carmaker Tesla has reached an agreement with China, instead of India, to set up its first electric car factory outside the US
    • This deal will allow Tesla to avoid 25% duty China imposes on imported cars and have a larger customer base than India.
  • The world's first floating wind farm has started operating in Scotland, delivering electricity to the northern part of the country.
Recent Committees in News
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced a 10-member task force to review and determine the scope of a Public Credit Registry (PCR)
    • Head of the Task Force : YM Deosthalee (Ex-CMD of L&T Finance Holdings)
Books & Authors
  • Bollywood Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's biography titled  'An Ordinary Life : A Memoir' is set to be released this month. 
    • This book was co-authored by journalist Rituparna Chatterjee
Awards & Honors
  • The kea, the only alpine parrot in the world, has been crowned the New Zealand bird of the year in the 13th annual competition.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian shooters Heena Sidhu and Jitu Rai won India its first gold medal of the ISSF Shooting World Cup in the 10-metre air pistol mixed team event today. 
  • Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Best FIFA Men's Player of the year for the second consecutive time, finishing ahead of Barcelona's Lionel Messi and PSG's Neymar Jr.
    • Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has won the Best FIFA Men's Coach Award. 
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