Sunday, 30 October 2016

Current Affairs & Daily GK Update (30 October 2016)

Current Affairs for bank exams
1. India wins 2016 Men's Hockey Asian Champions Trophy:
  • India won the gold medal in the Asian Champions Trophy 2016 by beating Pakistan 3-2 in the final in Malaysia on Sunday.
  • Malaysia won the bronze medal by beating South Korea in a play-off match.
2. UN lights up for Diwali for the first time:
  • Diwali was celebrated for the first time at the United Nations, with the world body's imposing headquarters here lit up especially on the occasion of the Indian festival of lights.
  • The facade of the UN headquarters was lit in bright hues and the words 'Happy Diwali', along with the image of a traditional 'diya', projected onto the building.
3. Himachal Pradesh declared India’s second Open Defecation Free State:
  • The State of Himachal Pradesh was officially declared Open Defecation Free (ODF)
  • Every individual household in the state has functional toilet under the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’. 
  • With this, Himachal Pradesh becomes the second State in the country after Sikkim to achieve the feat.  
  • Himachal Pradesh has successfully achieved total rural sanitation coverage of 100% in the state. Besides, all 12 districts in state were declared as well as verified as ODF. 
  • This status will further entitle Himachal Pradesh to receive World Bank funding under Rs 9,000 crore project to sustain sanitation campaign.
4. India ranks poorly in Commonwealth youth index:
  • India has ranked very poorly at 133 in a new Global Youth Development Index compiled by the Commonwealth Secretariat on the countries' prospects for young people in employment, education, health, civic and political spheres.
  • India ranked 133rd in the index covering 183 nations, below neighbouring countries like Nepal (77), Bhutan (69) and Sri Lanka (31) and trailing behind the South Asian average.
  • The top 5 countries on the index are largely from Europe - Germany (1), Denmark (2), Switzerland (4), United Kingdom (5).
5. DoPT launches Employees Online Application:
  • The Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has launched Employees Online (EO) App
  • The mobile application aims to update on Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) appointments and postings on real time basis and to bring transparency. 
  • The EO App has been developed keeping in mind the spirit of maximum Governance, minimum Government and meet the need of the hour to bring high-tech systems in the governance.
6. Bangladesh introduces temporary ban on catching Hilsa Fish:
  • Bangladesh has arrested more than 900 fishermen and deployed the army to patrol its waterways after introducing a temporary ban on catching hilsa in an effort to save the hugely popular fish.
  • 60 % of the world's hilsa are caught in Bangladesh, but indiscriminate fishing has depleted much of the stock, driving up prices and putting the fish beyond the reach of the poor.

Current Affairs Quiz 30th October 2016


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