01st and 2nd October 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.International Day of Older Persons was observed on 01st October. This year theme is “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions, and Participation of Older Persons in Society”.
2.International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2nd October, to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
3.World Habitat Day was observed on 02nd October. This Year theme is “Housing Policies: Affordable Homes”.
4.India has opened two immigration check posts along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh.
5.Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched ‘Single Click Pension Delivery’ scheme, wherein the money will go directly into the account of the beneficiaries.
6.Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi inaugurated the third annual ‘Women of India Organic Festival’ in New Delhi. 2017 Theme is ‘Good for Women; Good for India; Good for you’.
7.Turkey has opened its largest military base in Africa in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.
8.United Arab Emirates (UAE) has begun collecting new ‘sin’ taxes on tobacco products, energy drinks, and soft drinks.
9.Sambit Patra was appointed as the Non-Official Director on the board of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC).
10.A Ghana-based Indian entrepreneur, Birendra Sasmal has bagged the International Business Person of the Year at the Asian Achievers Awards in London.
11.Jagan Kumar of TVS Racing won his sixth consecutive title in the MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship, in Chennai.
12.Indian Weightlifting Federation President, Birendra Prasad Baishya has been elected chairman of two sub-committees of International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
13.Jagmeet Singh was elected to lead Canada’s New Democratic Party, in Toronto, Canada.
14The Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in Madurai has been the cleanest iconic place in the country.