24th October 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.United Nation Day is observed on 24th October.
2.World Polio Day is observed on 24th October.
3.Reserve Bank of India announced a 10-member high-level task force to review and determine the scope of a Public Credit Registry. The task force headed by YM Deosthalee, ex-CMD, L&T Finance Holdings Limited.
4.Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) of India has signed a MoU with Punjab National Bank (PNB) to provide easy access to finance for SMEs and merchant exporters of the council.
5.Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) has appointed NS Venkatesh as chief executive officer (CEO).
6.Cristiano Ronaldo was named the best FIFA men’s player award for the second consecutive year.
7.The Indian government announced an allocation of Rs 2.11 lakh crore over two years for the recapitalization of public sector banks.
8.Renowned Malayalam filmmaker I.V. Sasi was passed away.
9.Gitanjali Rao, an 11-year-old girl was named as “America’s top young scientist” for her sensor that can detect lead levels in water better than traditional methods.
10.The country’s largest public sector lender, State Bank of India (SBI) has signed an agreement with Escorts Ltd to finance farmers for purchase of Escorts tractors.
11.Alok Kumar Pateria has been appointed as the new Additional Director General (ADG) of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
12.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj opened the new chancery complex of the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.
13.Indian pair Heena Sidhu and Jitu Rai have won the gold medal in the 10m air pistol mixed team event at ISSF World Cup in New Delhi.
14.IndusInd Bank in association with MobiKwik announced the launch of a co-branded wallet, “IndusInd Mobikwik”.
15.Myanmar has planned to launch its own satellite system ‘Myanmar Sat-2’ in June in 2019.