Daily Current Affairs 5th October, 2016

Daily Current Affairs 5th October, 2016

  1. World Teachers Day (WTD) observed on 5th October :
  • The theme for the World Teachers’ Day 2016 – “Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status”
  • Observed across the world
  1. Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 awarded to three scientists :
  • Jean-Pierre Sauvage
  • Sir J. Fraser Stoddart
  • Bernard L. Feringa
  • For developing the molecular machine
  • Three scientists will equally share the prize of 8 million Swedish kronor, or about $930,000
  1. Three Agreements signed between India and Singapore :
  • Two agreements in the area of skill development
  • Third MOU in the field of industrial property cooperation
  • headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Singapore Premier Lee Hsien Loong
  • About Singapore –
  • Capital – City Singapore
  • Currency – Singapore Dollar
  • sovereign state inSoutheast Asia
  • the world’s onlyisland city-state
  • also called as Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot
  1. International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised projections for India’s economic growth by 0.2 {be19e8fcc7081f751eba9e03bd22e904e5cf3e86733381e655a03b1ab7839769} :
  • to 7.6{be19e8fcc7081f751eba9e03bd22e904e5cf3e86733381e655a03b1ab7839769} for 2016-17 and 2017-18
  • About IMF –
  • international organization working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world
  • HeadquartersWashington, D.C
  • Founded on 27 december 1945
  • Members – 189 countries
  1. Indian Revenue Service officer Sushil Chandra appointed as next chairman of CBDT :
  • Current CBDT Chairperson Rani Singh Nair will retire on October 31
  • Sushil Chandra is currently posted as Member, CBDT
  • About CBDT –
  • Central Board of Direct Taxes
  • provides essential inputs for policy and planning ofdirect taxes in India
  • throughIncome Tax Department
  • statutory authority
  1. Powerful typhoon Chaba barrelled toward Japan :
  1. Mohan Reddy appointed as Hon. Consul of Germany :
  • Germany has appointed former Nasscom Chairman B V R Mohan Reddy
  • as an Honourary Consul of Germany in Hyderabad and Telangana
  • About Germany –
  • Capital – Berlin
  • Currency – Euro
  • Official Language – German
  1. Important Approvals of Union Government :
  • India-EU MoU on water cooperation
  • amendments to HIV/AIDS bill
  • setting up of country’s first Medipark
  • rural development MoU with African-Asian Rural Development Organisation
  • CCEA gives a nod to the acquisition of 11{be19e8fcc7081f751eba9e03bd22e904e5cf3e86733381e655a03b1ab7839769} stake in Russian oil company

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