Monday, 24 October 2016

Daily GK Update: 24th October, 2016 For All The Upcoming Exams


United Nations Day is being observed today
i. 24 October is celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. 
ii. This year's UN Day will be used to highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.


Ratan Tata replaces Cyrus Mistry as Tata Sons chairman
i. In one of the biggest upheaval in the corporate sector, the Tata Sons Board has appointed Ratan Tata as the interim chairman of the group, replacing Cyrus Mistry. 
ii. The decision was taken at a Board meeting today. 
iii. Mistry has resigned from his post as chairman. 

ITBP celebrating its 55th raising day
i. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police celebrated its 55th raising day on 24 October. 
ii. The force was created on 24th October in 1962. ITBP is deployed on border guarding duties from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh covering 3488 kilometer of India-China Border. 

Indian Army team wins gold medal in gruelling Cambrian Patrol exercise
i. A team from the Indian Army's Gorkha Rifles has won a gold medal at one of the most gruelling exercises in the world. 
ii. Team 2/8 Gorkha was awarded a gold medal in Exercise Cambrian Patrol organized by the British Army. 
iii. The medal went to the 8 men of the 2nd Battalion of 8 Gorkha Rifles.

AIIMS, Ganga Ram doctors chosen for Dr B C Roy award
i. Randeep Guleria, Head of Pulmonology from the AIIMS and C S Yadav, department of orthopaedics from the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital have been selected for the prestigious Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy Award for excellence in the field of medicine.


Tom Hayden, famed anti-Vietnam war activist, dies at 76
i. Tom Hayden, a 1960s anti-war activist and one of the era's most prominent, counter-culture radicals who went on to serve in the California state assembly and senate, has died aged 76. 
ii. Hayden died in Santa Monica, California, after a long illness.

Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 United States Grand Prix
i. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (England) has won the 2016 United States Grand Prix. 
ii. The race was held at the Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, United States. Nico Rosberg (German) finished second while Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer’s Daniel Ricciardo finished third in the race.


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