Current Affairs Day Wise-One Liners-October 11, 2017

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Current Affairs Day Wise- One-Liners- October 11   


1- On the occasion of the 87th birth anniversary of late President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on October 15, a prominent school in Mumbai will be renamed after him.


2- Former Indian Air Force chief S.P. Tyagi and others were issued summons by the court in New Delhi in the multi-million-dollar AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal case.


3- Former US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal will head the US India Business Council (USIBC).


4- Bollywood Veteran actor Anupam Kher was named Chairman of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune.

Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher


5-FIFA has suspended Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) over ‘third-party interference’.


6-Australia’s national football coach the Socceroos is all set to resign even the country has qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia


7- The science journal Lancet said that India had 97mn underweight kids in 2016


8-Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) took a spacewalk to lubricate robotic arm


9-Lebanon national football team has qualified for 2019 Asia Cup defeating DPR Korea 5-0


10-Probe has been ordered against former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, others in Rs 7 million Solar Scam case.


11-Microsoft is all set to bring digital assistant Cortana in Skype as an update.


12-Kenneth Juster is named as the new US Ambassador to India

Kenneth Juster

Kenneth Juster


13-France, Portugal qualify for World Cup, but Netherlands fail to qualify for World Cup despite a 2-0 win over Sweden in Amsterdam.


14-The Assam government has ordered a probe into the incident of stone pelting at a bus carrying the Australian cricket team from Barsapara stadium in Guwahati to their hotel after the completion of T20 match against India.

Barsapara stadium in Guwahati

Barsapara stadium in Guwahati


15-Twitter has launched ‘Happening Now’ feature for new users


16-Facebook has banned rapper Lil B on charges of hate speech.


17- South Africa as part of its commitments to the Paris Agreement, is all set to introduce a climate change legislation by 2018.


18- Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has launched two programmes to spread Mahatma Gandhi’s message


19-Google’s digital payment app ‘Tez’ has been downloaded five million times on Play Store. The said App was launched in India on September 18


20- Farm sector in Telangana will get 24-hour power supply from Rabi crop season next year.


21-The Union Cabinet has approved International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) to change its status from an NGO to Inter-Governmental Organization (IGO).


22- Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) and Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE) schemes have been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.

These two are new World Bank supported schemes worth of Rs 6,655 crore.


23-Rahul Prasad Bhatnagar is the new Union Sports Secretary. He will replace incumbent Injeti Srinivas.


24- Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, has inaugurated new airport at Kishangarh, near to Jaipur.


25- Indira canteens with an estimated cost of Rs 185 crore will serve food at affordable price all across Karnataka from January 1


26-Suspended Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy has quit the party and also resigned his Rajya Sabha seat.


27- Turturi tea garden in West Bengal’s Alipurduar district has been closed affecting jobs of 600 Tea workers.


28-India defeated Macau 4-1 in Bengaluru and qualified for the 2019 Asian Cup football tournament.


29-Preeti Sudan has been appointed as the new Union Health Secretary.

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