08th & 09th October 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.Air Force Day 2017 is observed annually on 8th October across India. (85th Anniversary)
2.World Post Day is observed on 09th October.
3.Richard H. Thaler was awarded the 2017 ‘Nobel Prize in Economics’ for shedding light on how human weaknesses such as a lack of rationality and self-control can ultimately affect markets.
4.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI), that aims to reach every child under two years of age and pregnant women who have been left uncovered under the government’s routine immunization programme against preventable diseases.
5.President Ram Nath Kovind has launched 100 crore rupees Mata Amritanandamayi Math Project “Jeevamritham “to provide a filtration system for cleaning drinking water to 5000 villages across India, in Kollam district, Kerala.
6.Indian shuttler Samiya Imad Farooqui clinched the gold medal at the Under-15 women’s singles competition at the Asian Junior Championship in Yangon, Myanmar.
7.Commonwealth Games bronze medalist RMV Gurusaidutt on Sunday clinched the men’s singles title at the Bulgarian International Future Series tournament.
8.India’s Anupama Ramachandran has won the title of World Open Under-16 Snooker Championship in St. Petersburg, Russia.
9.2017 China Open (Tennis)
Men’s Singles: Rafael Nadal
Women’s Singles: Carolina Garcia
Men’s Doubles: Henri Kontinen / John Perrs
Women’s Doubles: Chan Yung-Jan / Martina Hingis
10.Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated Saudi Aramco ‘ARAMCO ASIA INDIA’ office in Gurugram, Haryana.
11.Lewis Hamilton has won Japanese Grand Prix Formula One.
12.The Reserve Bank will launch a financial literacy drive in 80 blocks in 9 states on a pilot basis to educate people on e-transactions, formal sector borrowings, and insurance purchases.
13.Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash today launched an online application system for music auditions across all genres for the All India Radio (AIR).
14.PNB MetLife India Insurance has appointed Ashish Kumar Srivastava as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
15.India is ranked the eighth most valuable nation brand while the United States retained its top position, according to Brand Finance’s Nation Brands 2017.