Current affairs today October 23 2017 presenting all updates. Aim of our current affairs section is to help you to get high marks in competitive exams you are going to attempt.
India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra for skilling in Smart Cities inaugurated
India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) for Skilling in smart cities was introduced on October 23 in New Delhi, by Union Minister Rajnath Singh. The inauguration was done as a team with the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
NDMC-PMKK Centre for Skilling in Smart Cities has been located at Mandir Marg of New Delhi. The building is 30,000 sq.ft. and is capable of skilling 4,000 youth on per year basis.
The primary aim of this new move is to acquire speed in skilling through collective endeavors………Read More
Kidambi Srikanth lifts Denmark Open Title – His third Super Series title of the year
Kidambi Srikanth continuing his sensational performance has won Denmark Open final to lift his third super series this year. Oveall this is Kidambi’s fifth Super Series title in his career. He had also won Australia Open Super Series title recently in June 2017.
Kidambi had given no chance to his opponent Lee Hyun Il from Korea and finished the game in two sets in just 25 minutes….Continue Reading
Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana appointed CBI Special Director
Rakesh Asthana as CBI special director – A Gujarat-cadre IPS officer has been appointed as CBI special Director by the cabinet committee for appointments. Currently Asthana is holding the position of additional director.
India beat Malaysia 2-1 to lift their 3rd Hockey Asia Cup
India beat Malaysia in a nail biting contest by 2-1 to win Hockey Asia Cup for the third time. It took 10 years long time to get the Hockey Asia Cup back to India as it was in 2007 when India had won it in Chennai. Malaysia gave a tough fight to India and never gave up throughout the whole match. In 50th minute, Shahril Saabah pulled one goal back.
Pakistan settled with bronze medal as they beat Korea 6-3 in the third-fourth place play-off match earlier in the day.
Virat Kohli Became Second Highest Century Maker in ODIs
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has scored 31st ton of his career in one day international match played against new Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. With this hundred Kohli has surpassed former Australian Captain Ricky Ponting’s record of 30 tons in 50 over format game.
By scoring 31st one day hundered, Kohli has claimed the second place in the list of most ODI hundreds. Kohli is only behind the Legendary batasman Sachin Tendulkar who is at the top of the list with 49 ODI hundreds……Read Full Info
UP Government Doubles Exgratia Amount for police officials martyred on duty
Uttar Pradesh Government led by CM Yogi Yogi Adityanath has declared that the exgratia amount for police officials who dies on duty will be doubled by his government. CM Yogi made this announcement while speaking at Police Commemoration Day Parade in Lucknow.
Main Take Aways:
Current exgratia amount that was paid to police officials martyred on duty was 20 Lakh which will now be made 40 Lakhs.
Indian Railways Cutting down running time of 500 long distance trains
Indian Railways has decided to cut down the running time of 500 long distance trains by two hours from next months. As per the officials, new timings will be updated in November. The decision to reduce the running time is an effect of the earlier directions given by railway minister Piyush Goyal in this month.
After the new time table is implemented, each railway division will be having two to four hours time for maintenance related work. An internal audit trail has been started by the railways under which 50 mail and express trains will be upgraded to superfast services.
It will be a part of an overhaul of the rail system of increasing the average speed of existing trains.
Karanataka govt to ban pillion riders on new two-wheelers with 100 cc Engine Capacity
Karnataka government has decided to ban pillion riders on new two wheelers having capacity less than 100CC. The step has been taken to ensure the safety of pillion riders who often becomes victims of the accidents as per the report of Bangalore Mirror. The circular regarding the rule will be out within a week’s time.
Main Points of Karanataka govt ban on pillion :
Existing two-wheelers are exempted from this New rule and will be applied on new purchases. Vehicle manufacturures can’t put a pillion on the vehicle after the rule is implemented……..Continue Reading Karanataka govt to ban pillion riders
Punjab Govt to close 800 government schools with less than 20 students
With an aim to proper utilization of teaching staff, Punjab government has decided to combine 800 schools of the state having less than 20 students in total. The merging of such schools will be done with their nearby schools situated within one kilometre radius.
A communique has been sent by the director of the Education Department (Elementary) to district education officers. District education officers are instructed to complete the move within one week. Currently 1600 teachers are working in such schools and once the merger is complete all these teachers will be posted at the schools where their services are required most.