17th October 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed on 17th October.This year theme is ‘Answering the Call to End Poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies’.
2.Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has inaugurated the ambitious ‘Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojna’ in the presence of the farmers at the Krishi Upaj Mandi in Khurai, Madhya Pradesh.
3.The India International Cherry Blossom Festival will be held in Shillong, Meghalaya from November 8 to 11.
4.Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in New Delhi.
5.Exercise INDRA-2017, the first-ever Tri-Services Joint Exercise between Indian and Russian Armed Forces will be conducted in the Eastern Military District of Russia from October 19 to 27.
6.Prominent NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has been conferred with the Life Time Achievement Award in London for his outstanding contributions in the fields of manufacturing industry, education and philanthropy.
7.Time Magazine has included Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur in its list of Next Generation Leaders for 2017.
8.Finance minister, Arun Jaitley has launched the first options security with gold as the underlying asset for trading on Multi Commodity Exchange Ltd.
9.Indian-origin student, Akshay Ruparelia has become the youngest millionaire in the UK.
10.Noted Indian-American attorney Ajay Raju has been honored with the third American Bazaar Philanthropy award in recognition of his philanthropic activities in the US.
11.Young Indian paddler Selena Selvakumar has won the triple gold medal at the Egypt Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis Championship in Sharm El Sheikh.