Important Daily Current Affairs Updates – 8th October 2017
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Indian Air Force Day – 08th October 2017: Indian Air Force Celebrates 85th Anniversary
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is celebrating its 85th anniversary on 08th October 2017. The celebrations would be marked by a stellar show in the skies by various aircraft at the Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad. President Ram Nath Kovind has greeted the Indian Air Force on its 85th Anniversary. Defence Ministry stated that the air display has commenced with flag bearing skydivers of famous AKASH GANGA Team dropping out of AN-32 aircraft in their colorful canopies.
Union Minister for Defence – Nirmala Sitharaman
Constituency – Karnataka, Rajya Sabha
Present Air Chief Marshal of Indian Air Force – Birender Singh Dhanoa
PM Modi lays foundation stone for Bhadbhut Barrage over Narmada River
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Bhadbhut Barrage to be built over Narmada River in Bharuch Gujarat. Mr Modi also flagged off the Antyodaya Express between Udhna in Surat and Jaynagar in Bihar. Prime Minister is now addressing a public meeting at Bharuch.
State – Gujarat
Capital – Gandhi Nagar
CM – Vijay Rupani
Governor – Om Prakash Kohli
President launches Mata Amritanandamayi Math Project Jeevamritham in Kerala
President Ram Nath Kovind has said, the Nation requires more people who use their knowledge for the betterment of the nation and society. He was speaking at an event in Amrithapuri in Kollam in Kerala. President launched 100 crore rupees Mata Amritanandamayi Math Project “Jeevamritham “to provide filtration system for cleaning drinking water to 5000 villages across India, in kollam district in kerala.
State – Kerala
Capital – Tiruvananthapuram
CM – Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor – P Sathasivam
India’s Coffee Output Pegged at Record 3.5 lakh Tons in 2017-18
Coffee output in India is pegged to be a record 3.50 lakh tonnes in the 2017-18 marketing year started this month on higher acreage. According to the Coffee Board, the final output stood lower by 10.34 percent at 3.12 lakh tonnes in 2016-17 marketing year from 3.48 lakh tonnes in the previous year. Coffee Board stated that the crop’s forecast for 2017-18 is placed at 3.50 lakh tonnes, comprising 1.03 lakh tonnes of Arabica and 2.47 lakh tonnes of Robusta varieties. Higher output is mainly attributed to the additional bearing area of about 13,500 hectares in traditional growing areas of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Karnataka is the largest producer of coffee in India.
Haj Committee Recommends Abolishing of Subsidy
The government was appointed Committee on Haj Policy has recommended phasing out of subsidy for Haj pilgrims and allowing women devotees above 45 years of age to travel in a group of at least four without a male. The Committee presented its report on New Haj policy 2018-22 to Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in Mumbai. In view of the Supreme Court direction, the Ministry had set up the Panel under the Chairmanship of former Secretary Afzal Amanullah to review the existing Haj Policy and to suggest a framework for new Haj policy 2018-22.
Union Minister of Minority Affairs – Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Constituency – Uttar Pradesh, Rajya Sabha
Prasar Bharati launches Online Application System for AIR Auditions
Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash has launched an online application system for music auditions across all genres for the All India Radio. The initiative was launched on the occasion of 64th Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan in New Delhi. It is believed that with the introduction of this facility, the aspirants who want to apply and get themselves graded will have a better experience in terms of accessibility and availability.
Hurricane Nate moves Toward second Landfall on Gulf Coast in USA
In the United States, hurricane Nate has made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana. According to the US National Hurricane Center, the storm with maximum sustained winds of 137 kilometres per hour is moving north and a second landfall is expected on the Mississippi coast later. A state of emergency has been declared in four southern US states with Hurricane Nate gathering strength. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and parts of Florida have issued hurricane warnings and evacuation orders. The measures apply to parts of the city of New Orleans, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago.
Country – United States of America
Capital – Washington D.C
Currency – US Dollar
President – Donald Trump
India and Ethiopia has signed agreements on trade, communication and media
India and Ethiopia has signed agreements on trade, communication and media to boost bilateral ties. The agreements were signed after wide-ranging talks between President Ram Nath Kovind and his Ethiopian counterpart Mulatu Teshome at Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The two leaders discussed economic relations between the two countries and also support to Ethiopia in the power healthcare, and education sectors. The President also thanked Ethiopia for its participation in the International Solar Alliance (ISA), established in 2015.
Country – Ethiopia
Capital – Addis Ababa
Currency – Ethiopian Birr
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