Friday, 27 October 2017

Current Affairs: Daily GK Update 27th October 2017

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i. World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is observed globally on 27 October. "Discover, remember and share" is the theme of this year's celebration of the WDAH.
ii. The General Conference of UNESCO approved the commemoration of a World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in 2005 as a mechanism to raise general awareness of the need to preserve and safeguard important audiovisual material for future generations. 

Important Takeaways from Above News for RRB PO Exam-
  • UNESCO stands for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. 
  • Irina Bokova is the Director-General of UNESCO.


i. The travel guide company Lonely Planet has ranked Chile as the number one country to visit in 2018 in its Best in Travel 2018 list.
ii. The guide has published the 13th edition of its annual list of the top 10 countries every traveler should have on their bucket list for 2018.

Top 5 Countries in the list are:
1. Chile
2. South Korea
3. Portugal
4. Djibouti 
5.  New Zealand

Important Takeaways from Above News for IBPS PO Exam-
  • Santiago is the Capital of Chile.
  • Michelle Bachelet is the present President of Chile.


i. Qatar has committed that it will introduce a minimum wage for workers in the country. The announcement was made by labour and social affairs minister Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi. The announcement came a day before a meeting of the UN’s International Labour Organisation (ILO).
ii. Other reforms to labour laws include stopping employers from preventing workers from leaving the country, a new central authority to ensure that work contracts are being adhered to and bilateral agreements with 36 countries to protect the legal rights of those who head to the Gulf for work.

Important Takeaways from Above News for IBPS PO Exam-
  • Doha is the Capital of Qatar.
  • Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani is the Prime Minister of Qatar.
  • Qatar is the host of 2022 football World Cup.


i. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) and Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) have come together to promote the growth of tourism traffic.
ii. An MoU was inked to promote tourism from the catchment area of Hyderabad to Malaysia and also explore new locations for connectivity.

Important Takeaways from Above News for RRB PO Mains Exam-
  • SGK Kishore is the CEO of GHIAL.
  • Mohd. Badlisham Ghazali is the Managing Director of MAHB.


i. Saudi Arabia has become the first country to give a robot citizenship. The move is an attempt to promote Saudi Arabia as a place to develop artificial intelligence and, presumably, allow it to become a full citizen. The Robot is named as 'Sophia'.
ii. Sophia was confirmed as a Saudi citizen during a business event named Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh. It is historic to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with citizenship.

Important Takeaways from Above News for RRB PO Mains Exam-
  • Riyadh is the capital city of Saudi Arabia.
  • Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the crowned Prince of Saudi Arabia.


i. The Cricket Association of Puducherry (CAP) was chosen by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) as an associate member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). 
ii. This means Puducherry will be allowed to play the Ranji Trophy in 2018. 

Important Takeaways from Above News for RRB PO Mains Exam-
  • Chairman of BCCI is Vinod Rai.
  • BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.
  • P. Damodaran is the secretary of CAP.


i. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) has received an award from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for supporting start-ups. The premier Institute received the award for its contribution towards promoting and mentoring technology start-ups.
ii. The award was given during the International Science Festival’s Start-up Summit 2017 at Chennai. 

Important Takeaways from Above News for RRB PO Mains Exam-
  • Sunil Shukla is the present Director of EDII.
  • The AICTE awards recognize outstanding achievement by academic and research institutes of India in actively promoting and supporting innovation and start-ups in their campuses.


i. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $65.5 million loan agreement in New Delhi to continue interventions to check coastal erosion on the Western Coast in Karnataka.
ii. The loan is the Second Tranche of a $250 million financing facility under the Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management Investment Program.

Important Takeaways from Above News for RRB PO Mains Exam-
  • Mr. Sameer Kumar Khare is the Joint Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs.
  • ADB Headquarters in Manila, Philippines.
  • Takehiko Nakao is the President of ADB.


i. Gokul Natesan is the 97th pick in the NBA draft to became only the second Indian-origin player to be signed by an NBA G-League side.
ii. Natesan, 23, was picked by Canton Charge, a minor league affiliate team of Cleveland Cavaliers, completing a remarkable journey from the computer science graduate.

Important Takeaways from Above News for IBPS PO Mains Exam-
  • Amjyot Singh recently became the third Indian to walk into the National Basketball Association (NBA) league.
  • The Managing Director for India of NBA is Yannick Colaco.


i. Renowned Malayalam writer Punathil Kunjabdulla passed away in Kozhikode following a prolonged illness. He was 77.
ii. Kunjabdulla is regarded as one of the major figures of modernism in Malayalam literature. He won the Sahitya Akademi award for his novel Smarakasilakal in 1980 and the Kerala Sahithya Akademi award twice for the same novel in 1978 and for Malamukalile Abdulla in 1980. 

Important Takeaways from Above News for RRB PO Mains Exam-
  • In 2013, he was honored with Mathrubhumi Literary Award, the biggest literature award in Malayalam.


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