Daily Current Affairs 11th October, 2016

Daily Current Affairs 11th October, 2016

  1. Indian captain Virat Kohli presented with ICC Test Championship mace :
  • for leading Indian Cricket team to the top of the Test Team Rankings
  • The mace was presented by former India captain and ICC Cricket Hall of Famer Sunil Gavaskar
  • at a ceremony following the conclusion of the third and final Test against New Zealand in Indore
  • after the Indian team completed a 3-0 whitewash
  1. 11 October observed as International Day of the Girl Child :
  • also called the” Day of the Girl”
  • Theme of International Day of the Girl Child 2016 :”Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls”
  • On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child
  • to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world
  • Significance –
  • focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face
  • and to promote girls’ empowerment
  • and the fulfilment of their human rights
  1. Agreement between Russia & Turkey to intensify military and intelligence contacts :
  • Meeting of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan & Russian President Vladimir Putin
  • Meeting held at  Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Deals signed –
  • agreed on the need for aid to get to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo
  • signed a deal to construct two pipelines to send Russian gas under the Black Sea to Turkey
  • About Russia –
  • largest country in the world
  • Capital – Moscow
  • Currency – Russian Ruble
  • About Turkey
  • Capital – Ankara
  • Currency –Turkish Lira
  1. Tie – up of Standard Chartered Bank with Uber :
  • under which credit cardholders of Bank across six countries, will get a cash-back of up to 25 per cent for hailing cabs from the app
  • subject to a cash—back cap of Rs. 600 per month
  • Additionally, first-time Uber users will get a discount of Rs.50 for the first three rides
  • Countries which are benefitted –
  • India
  • Singapore
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • UAE
  • About Standard Chartered Bank –
  • British multinational banking and financial services company
  • Headquarters – London
  • Founded in 1969
  • Chairman – Sir John Peace
  • About Uber Technologies Inc. –
  • American worldwide onlinetransportation network company
  • HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, USA
  • Founder & CEOTravis Kalanick
  1. GST lends more weight to India’s 8{be19e8fcc7081f751eba9e03bd22e904e5cf3e86733381e655a03b1ab7839769} growth projection in the next few years :
  • As per “Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings”
  • in a report titled ‘Asia-Pacific steadies while China goes silent’
  • About GST –
  • Goods and Services Tax
  • is a single Indirect tax that will subsume most Central and State taxes
  • Will be effective from 01.04.2017

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