11th October 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.International Day of the Girl Child is observed on 11th October. This year’s theme is “EmPOWER girls: emergency response and resilience planning”.
2.President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented the ‘Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award’ for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2017 to Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
3.Mastercard has launched its first technology lab in the country that will help India move towards the digital economy and financial inclusion.
4.Film actor Anupam Kher was appointed the new chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).
5.Vinay Mohan Kwatra has been concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of India to the Principality of Monaco.
6.International Monetary Fund (IMF) slashed India’s growth forecast to 6.7% in 2017 from 7.2% and 7.4% in 2018.
7.India’s Mixed pair of Jemson Ningthoujam and Ankita Bhakat clinched the gold medal as India returned with three medals from the World Archery Youth Championship in Rosario, Argentina.
8.Axis Bank Ltd has completed the acquisition of mobile wallet, Freecharge and appointed Sangram Singh as its CEO.
9.Andhra Pradesh government has tied up with financial services company ‘Visa’ for Digital Dhan Sankalp project.
10.Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) is all set to become the country’s first Aadhaar-enabled airport by December 2018.
11.Madhu Valli, an emerging hip-hop artist and a student of criminal law at George Mason University in Virginia, has been crowned ‘Miss India Worldwide’ 2017.
12.Amul has been recognized as the country’s best Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company in the food sector by the International Advertising Association (IAA).