Monday, 10 October 2016

Daily GK Update: 10th October, 2016 For All The Upcoming Exams

World Mental Health Day: 10 October
i. World Mental Health Day is observed annually on 10 October. 
ii. This year theme is ‘Psychological First Aid’. 
iii. The day is annually observed with an aim to raise awareness about mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health.

Nobel prize in Economics 2016 awarded to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom
i. Two U.S-based economists, Oliver Hart of Harvard University and Bengt Holmstrom of MIT have been awarded the 'Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel' for their contributions to contract theory.
ii. Last year Nobel prize in Economics was awarded to Angus Deaton "for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare".

MP to launch 'Lalima Abhiyan' to make state free from anaemia
i. With an aim to make Madhya Pradesh anaemia-free, the state government has decided to launch a scheme-'Lalima Abhiyan'- that will be effective from November 1. 
ii. Under the campaign, free iron folic acid tablets will be provided in aagan wadis', academic institutions and hospitals.

Indian shooter Jitu Rai named 'Champion of Champions' by ISSF
i. The International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) has awarded ace shooter, Jitu Rai, the 'Champion of Champions' title for pistol shooting in 2016.
ii. Jitu on 09 October 2016 beat Serbia's Damir Mikec, 29.6 to 28.3 in the Champions Trophy 10m Air Pistol final.

'Aiyoh' now in the Oxford English Dictionary
i. The Oxford English Dictionary has included "Aiyoh" and "Aiyah" in its latest edition. 
ii. The word has defined as, "In southern India and Sri Lanka, expressing distress, regret, or grief; 'Oh no!', 'Oh dear!'". 

Renu Pall appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Austria
i. Former Indian Foreign Service officer Ms. Renu Pall has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Austria. ii. It was announced by Ministry of External 

BHEL commissions another 660 Mw thermal unit in UP 
i. State-run BHEL has commissioned 660 Mw coal-based supercritical thermal power unit in Uttar Pradesh.
ii. The unit has been commissioned at the 3x660 Mw Prayagraj super thermal power project, located in Bara tehsil in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh. 
iii. The project is owned by Prayagraj Power Generation Company Ltd (PPGCL), a subsidiary company of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd.

Andy Murray defeats Grigor Dimitrov to win China Open
i. British tennis player Andy Murray beat Bulgaria's  Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets to win the China Open on 09 October 2016.
ii. Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska defeated British tennis player Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 to win the China Open Women's Singles at Beijing, China. 

Indian shuttler Ruthvika Shivani clinches Russian Open Grand Prix title
i. India's 19-year-old shuttler Ruthvika Shivani Gadde won the women's singles title at the Russian Open in Vladivostok. 
ii. Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy added to India's tally by winning the mixed doubles title at the event.

Nico Rosberg won the Japanese Grand Prix
i. Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP won the Japan Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit.
ii. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton finished the GP with Nico Rosberg second and third respectively. 

Former boxing champion Aaron Pryor dies at 60
i. American boxer Aaron Pryor died on 09 October 2016 at the age of 60 after a long battle with heart disease.
ii. Pryor built a 39-1 record with 35 knockouts during his career. 

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