Daily Current Affairs 10th October, 2016

Daily Current Affairs 10th October, 2016

  1. World Mental Health Day observed annually on 10 October :
  • with an aim to raise awareness about mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health
  • Theme of 2016 – ‘Psychological First Aid’
  1. ‘Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel’ 2016 :
  • Awarded to Two U.S-based economists
  • Oliver Hart of Harvard University
  • Bengt Holmstrom of MIT
  • for their contributions to contract theory.
  • Last year Nobel prize in Economics was awarded to Angus Deaton “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare”
  1. ‘Lalima Abhiyan’ to be launched by Madhya Pradesh Govt. From 1st November 2016 :
  • With an aim to make Madhya Pradesh anaemia-free
  • Under the campaign, free iron folic acid tablets will be provided in aagan wadis’, academic institutions and hospitals
  • About Anaemia –
  • a decrease in the amount ofred blood cells (RBCs) or hemoglobin in the blood
  • a lowered ability of the blood to carryoxygen
  • About Madhya Pradesh –
  • Capital – Bhopal
  • Nicknamed the “heart of India” due to its geographical location
  • second-largest state in the country by area.
  • GovernorOm Prakash Kohli
  • Chief MinisterShivraj Singh Chouhan
  1. Ace shooter Jitu Rai awarded ‘Champion of Champions’ title :
  • for pistol shooting in 2016
  • By International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF)
  • beat Serbia’s Damir Mikec, 29.6 to 28.3 in the Champions Trophy 10m Air Pistol final on 9th October 2016

 

  1. Inclusion of word “Aiyoh” and “Aiyah” in the Oxford English Dictionary :
  • Used in In southern India and Sri Lanka
  • Meaning of this word – expressing distress, regret, or grief; ‘Oh no!’, ‘Oh dear!’
  1. Renu Pall appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Austria:
  • announced by Ministry of External Affairs
  • Renu Pall – Former Indian Foreign Service officer
  • About Austria –
  • Capital Vienna
  • Official languages –Austrian, German
  • Currency – Euro
  1. British tennis player Andy Murray won the China open :
  • beat Bulgaria’s  Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets
  • on 9th October 2016
  • China Open Women’s Singles –
  • Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska defeated British tennis player Johanna Konta
  • at Beijing, China
  1. Indian shuttler Ruthvika Shivani Gadde clinches Russian Open Grand Prix title :
  • won the women’s singles title at the Russian Open in Vladivostok
  • Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy added to India’s tally by winning the mixed doubles title at the event
  • About Russian Open –
  • TheRussian Open in badminton is an international open held in Russia since 1993
  • In 2007 it became aBWF Grand Prix Gold
  1. Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP won the Japan Grand Prix:
  • at Suzuka Circuit
  • Red Bull’s Max Verstappen Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton finished the GP with Nico Rosberg second and third respectively
  • About Japan Grand Prix –
  • race in the calendar of theFIA Formula One World Championship
  1. State-run BHEL commissioned 660 Mw coal-based supercritical thermal power unit :
  • he unit has been commissioned at the 3×660 Mw Prayagraj super thermal power project
  • located in Bara tehsil in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh
  • he project is owned by Prayagraj Power Generation Company Ltd (PPGCL), a subsidiary company of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd
  • About BHEL –
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
  • owned by the Government of India
  • Headquarters – New Delhi
  • India’s largest power plant equipment manufacturer
  • Chairman & MD – Atul Sobti
  1. Former American boxer Aaron Pryor died on 09 October 2016:
  • Due to heart disease
  • Pryor built a 39-1 record with 35 knockouts during his career

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