Daily Current Affairs 7th October, 2016

Daily Current Affairs 7th October, 2016

  1. Arjun Vajpai scales Mt. Cho Oyu :
  • a 23-year-old professional mountaineer from Noida
  • In second attempt to climb Cho Oyu after he was paralysed midway in 2012
  • About Mount Cho Oyu –
  • sixth highest mountain in the world
  • at 8,188 metres (26,864 ft) above sea level
  • Located in Nepal – China (Tibet)
  • First Climb – by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler, Pasang Dawa Lama on 19 October 1954
  1. Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling honoured for development leadership :
  • Sikkim Chief Minister – Pawan Chamling
  • by President Pranab Mukherjee
  • for his efforts to convert Sikkim into the first and only organic state in the country
  • About Sikkim –
  • Capital Gangtok
  • Governor Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil
  • least populous state in India
  • second-smallest state after Goain total area
  • landlockedstate of India
  1. Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia’s Juan Manuel Santos :
  • for his efforts to end the 52-year conflict with left-wing rebels
  • he Nobel committee in Norway praised him for his peace agreement with FARC rebels, signed last month after four years of negotiations
  1. Important Union Government Approvals :
  • Cabinet approves amendments to HIV/AIDS bill
  • Cabinet approves India-EU MoU on water cooperation
  • Cabinet clears India-AARDO MoU on rural development
  • Cabinet approves setting up of country’s first Medipark
  • Government clears ONGC’s extra 11{be19e8fcc7081f751eba9e03bd22e904e5cf3e86733381e655a03b1ab7839769} stake buy in Russia’s Vankor fields
  1. Government integrates 250 mandis in 10 states with e-agriculture market in first phase :
  • The government has integrated 250 mandis in 10 states with the electronic national agriculture market (e-NAM) in the first phase. In April, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the e-NAM on a pilot basis with 22 mandis in eight states. The target was to integrate 200 mandis by September this year and total 585 by March 2018.
  1. Jitu Rai bags silver medal at ISSF World Cup Final in Italy :
  • On 6 October, 2016
  • Held at Bologna, Italy
  • in the 50-meter pistol event of the ISSF World Cup Final
  1. J&K Bank appoints Parvez Ahmed as Chairman & CEO :
  • Jammu and Kashmir Bank appointed Parvez Ahmed as Chairman and CEO of the bank on 06 October 2016.
  • He has been appointed Chairman for a period of 3 years.
  • He replaced Mustaq Ahmad, who completed his term on October 5.
  1. New Solar Powered Guard Van of Goods Train flagged off :
  • Railways Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagged off the newly manufactured ‘Guard Van of Goods (Freight) Train’, in New Delhi.
  • The newly manufactured ‘Guard Van of Goods Train’ is equipped with the Solar powered Light for the first time.
  1. Agreements between India & Switzerland  :
  • Mutual Visa Exemption Agreement for Holders of Diplomatic Passports
  • Technical Arrangements on Identification and Return of Illegal Migrants and Arrangement for Dependent Person of Diplomatic, Consular, Technical and India & Switzerland
  • Administrative Staff of Diplomatic and Consular Mission to Perform Gainful Employment
  • About Switzerland –
  • federal republic in Europe
  • CurrencySwiss franc

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