10th October 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.World Mental Health Day is observed on 10th October. This Year theme is ‘n mental health in the workplace’.
2.The Vice President, M.Venkaiah Naidu has inaugurated the 3rd International Yoga Conference, in New Delhi. Theme is ” Yoga for Wellness “.
3.Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 4-day first Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation Disaster Management Exercise (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) in New Delhi.
4.Gujarat government announced 4% cut in the Value-added Tax (VAT) on the retail price of petrol and diesel.
5.Jagdish Mukhi was sworn in as the new Governor of Assam.
6.IIT-Kharagpur has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Samsung India for the setting up of a digital academy on the institute’s campus.
7.Facebook India Managing Director, Umand Bedi has resigned from his position, Sandeep Bhushan has been named the interim managing director.
8.World Bank has reduced its India GDP growth forecast to 7% for 2017-18 from 7.2%
9.Iceland becomes the smallest nation by population to ever qualify for a FIFA World Cup.
10.The government has approved the appointment of executive directors (EDs) for nine public sector banks.
Executive Director of Central Bank of India – Bajrang Singh Shekhawat
Executive Director of Punjab & Sind Bank – Govind N Dongre
Executive Director of Indian Overseas Bank – Ajay Kumar Srivastava
Executive Director of Canara Bank – Matam Venkata Rao
Executive Director of Andhra Bank – Kul Bhushan Jain
Executive Director of Dena Bank – Rajesh Kumar Yaduvanshi
Executive Director of Bank of India – Chaitanya Gayatri Chinthapalli
Executive Director of Syndicate Bank – Krishnan S
Executive Director of Punjab National Bank – Lingam Venkata Prabhakar
11.Nisha Biswal, a former state department official, will head the US-India Business Council.
12.A student from Belarus, Aleksandra Chichikova has been crowned the first ever Miss Wheelchair World.