22nd & 23rd October 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of “Roll-on-Roll-off” (Ro-Ro) ferry service in Gujarat.
2.International Stuttering Awareness Day was observed on 22nd October.This year theme is ‘A World That Understands Stuttering’.
3.India defeated Malaysia 2-1 in final to clinch its third Asia Cup hockey title in Dhaka.
4.Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has lifted the Denmark Open Superseries trophy at Odense.
5.Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar clinched a three-shot victory at the Macau Open to bag his eighth Asian Tour title.
6.Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao laid the foundation stone for ‘Kakatiya Mega Textile Park’ in Warangal district.
7.The Centre has given green clearance for a greenfield airport project at Hirasar, about 28 km from Rajkot in Gujarat.
8.The 20th International Children’s Film Festival (ICFFI) to be held in Hyderabad between November 8 and 14.
9.As per the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) data, Maruti Suzuki has emerged as the largest exporter of passenger cars in India in the first half of 2017.
10.Jayant Rikhye has been appointed as the chief executive of India operations of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC).
11.The World Health Organisation (WHO) had withdrawn the appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the goodwill ambassador for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa.
12.Lewis Hamilton has won the 2017 United States Grand Prix Formula one.
13.India’s young women boxers claimed 8 medals, including 4 gold, in the Balkan international boxing championship at Sofia, Bulgaria.
14.According to the ASSOCHAM and Yes Bank, Indian travel and tourism industry is expected to grow by 2.5 %.
15.Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) for Skilling in Smart Cities in New Delhi.
16.India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) appointed Suresh Sethi, as its Managing Director and chief executive officer (MD & CEO).
17.The 2nd World Congress on Marxism is scheduled to be held at Peking University in Beijing on 5th and 6th May 2018.
18.IPS officer Rakesh Asthana was appointed as the special director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).