12th October 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.President Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated 48th Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
2.Union textiles minister, Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurated the 44th edition of Indian Handicrafts and Gifts (IHGF)-Delhi Fair at India Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida.
3.Gujarat Government will set up 16 new Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) townships in 2400 hectare area to encourage the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
4.The Chennai Metro Rail (CMRL) has introduced a free bicycle ride scheme for its customers.
5.Maharashtra cabinet has approved a climate change adaptation policy, that will focus on developing environment-friendly villages and cities.
6.Union Cabinet has approved signing of Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan on the ‘Technical Intern Training Program (TITP)’.
7.FIFA has decided to suspend the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with immediate effect in accordance with the decision of the Bureau of the FIFA Council.
8.The nations largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) is creating a 15,000-sqft innovation centre in Navi Mumbai.
9.HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) has appointed John Flint as its next chief executive.
10.The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved two new skill development schemes Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) and Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE) to boost Skill India Mission.
11.India has ranked at 100th position among 119 countries on the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2017.
12.Actor and film-maker, Prakash Raj received the Kota Shivaram Karanth Huttura Prashasti amid Award.
13.India cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been appointed as Laureus’ first Indian ambassador.
14.The recently constituted Economic Advisory Committee to Prime Minister (EAC-PM) held its first meeting in New Delhi.