Current Affairs

  • 2016-10-04

•    The country where the Muslim Brotherhood has made a return to parliament after winning 16 seats in the 130-member house is - Jordan
•    Government's think-tank Niti Aayog has devised a short-term and medium-to-long term action plan to help India achieve 50 medals in - 2024 summer Olympics
•    The company that has landed a 99.7-million dollar contract from Vietnam Border Guard to design, construct and supply high-speed patrol vessels is - Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
• Indian Bank that became the first to open a branch in the capital city of Yangon, Myanmar-State Bank of India
• Person appointed as the CEO of Reliance Nippon Life Insurance Ltd recently- Ashish Vohra
• In a major deal for India's private defence industry, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group and Rafale maker Dassault Aviation announced - a joint venture
• Number wise India is 62nd nation to ratify - the Paris Agreement on climate change 
• The state that became India’s first state to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Kerosene is – Jharkhand 
• World Space Week is being observed from 4-10 October with theme - Remote Sensing: Enabling our Future
• Person elected as president of Indian Newspaper Society (INS) recently- Somesh Sharma
• Short film that won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival- Murga
• Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine for – his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy
• Kersti Kaljulaid was recently elected as the first woman President of - Estonia
• The Indian-American who was named as the 2016 class of the Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology by the American Academy of Audiology is - Vinaya Manchaiah
• The National Mission on Bioeconomy was launched in - Shillong, Meghalaya