25th October 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.Classical Thumri singer and Padma Bhushan awardee Girija Devi was passed away.
2.Reliance Communication announced that it received the final approval on its merger with Sistema from the Department of Telecommunication (DoT).
3.Singapore passport has the “most powerful” in the world, with a visa-free score of 159, India secured the 75th rank.
4.The 30th edition of CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) and 3rd Bilateral exercise between the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy at Belawan, Indonesia.
5.Government of India has signed a $300 million loan with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to continue a series of fiscal reforms in the State of West Bengal to improve the quality of public service delivery.
6.The ministries of textiles and power have joined hands for SAATHI (Sustainable & Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to Help small Industries).
7.Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Edapaddi K Palanswami laid the foundation stone for an aerospace park at Vallam-Vadakal SIPCOT Industrial Park in Kanchipuram district.
8.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a plan to build thousands of kilometres of roads and highways over the next five years at a cost of about Rs.7 lakh crore.
9.Odisha will be the ‘Focus State’ in the World Food India (WFI)-2017, a mega international food event to be held at New Delhi from 3rd to 5th November.
10.The Madras high court banned the use of pictures of living persons on banners and hoardings in Tamil Nadu.
11.India has ranked 28 out of the 30 countries in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index 2017, topped by Denmark.
12.L&T Technology Services Ltd (LTTS) was conferred with the CII Industrial Innovation Award, 2017.
13.Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje launched an e-book titled ‘India 2017 Yearbook’, compiled by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) and former Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi.