Daily Current Affairs Updates– 2nd October 2015

    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 2nd October 2015
    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 2ndOctober 2015:
    Daily Current affairs News Updates about the National and International events were listed here. Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS/SBI/PO/Clerk exam and all other competitive exams can use this.

    1). International Day of Older Persons – 1-OCT-2015
    ·        United Nations General Assembly declared1-OCT as International Day of Older Persons and celebrated 25th anniversary this year 2015.    
    ·        Theme- Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment
    ·        Recognize the contributions of older persons and to examine the issues that affect their lives. 

    2). India jumps to 55th place in Global Competitiveness Report
    ·        World Economic Forum releasedGlobal Competitiveness Report 2015-16.
    ·        Global Competitiveness Report mainly increase the global growth and employment 
    ·        The assesses is based on 140 economies and perception in productivity and prosperity
    ·        India ranks55th place from 71st in 2014-15

    3). WHO removes limitations on HIV Treatment
    ·        World Health Organization has removed all its limitations on antiretroviral therapy (ART) among the people living with HIV
    ·        According to the statement , anyone infected with HIV should start ART immediately after diagnosis

    4). Uttar Pradesh government planned to implement National Food Security Act, 2013
    ·        Chief Minister of Uttar PradeshAkilesh Yadav decided to implementNational Food Security Act, 2013in three phases which benefit 15.21 crore people in the state
    ·        National Food Security Act,2013- people can buy wheat at the rate of Rs.2 per kg and Rice at the rate of Rs.3 per kg on monthly basis

    5). Russian Lawmakers let President Vladimir Putin send troops to Syria
    ·        Russian lawmakers voted unanimously to let President Vladimir Putin send Russian troops to Syria.
    ·        Putin has to request parliament approval for any of troops, according to the Russian constitution
    ·        It will  only use  Air force and not the ground troops

    6). Palestinian Flag hoisted in UN
    ·        For thefirst timePalestinian flaghoisted in UN’s Rose garden , New York
    ·        President of Palestinian authorityMahumoudAbbas attended flag hoisting ceremony

    7). Pakistan proposes new 4-point “Peace initiative” at UN
    ·        Pakistan Prime MinisterNawaz Sherif proposed 4 newPeace initiatives, addressing the UN General Assembly
    ·        The following are 4 Peace initiatives
    o  Demilitarization of Kashmir
    o  Withdrawal of forces from Siachen
    o  Use of UNMOGIP(United Nations Military Observer Group in India  and Pakistan) to monitor the observance of ceasefire
    o  Reaffirm that they will not resort to the use or the threat of use of force under any circumstances    

    8). The price of domestic natural gas was slashed to 3.82 US dollar per mmBtu from 4.66 US dollar per mmBtu
    ·        Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas announced that price of domestic natural gas was reduced by  18 percent from 3.82 US dollar per mmBtu to 4.66 US dollar per mmBtu due to fall in international prices

    9). International Cricket council released official Woman’s Team Ranking on 1-OCT-2015
    ·        International Cricket Council launched the official woman’s team ranking which includes results in all three games in one ranking
    ·        The results are from Test, ODI  and T20 Cricket
    ·        Australiais currently on the top of the table for ICC’s Woman’s championship
    ·        Indiaranks4th with105 points

    10). Mid-day meals rules out
    ·        Union Ministry of Human Development finalized theMid day meals rules2015, attempt to fix responsibility on persons for non-supply of food for three consecutive school days or five days in a month, under National Food Security Act,2013

    11). UK city of Coventry honors Ratan Tata
    ·        Leading Indian industrialistRatan Tata has been felicitated by the city of Coventry with its highest awardHonorary Freeman Of city of Coventry , at theUniversity of Warwick , Coventry in recognition of his contributions to the West Midlands region of central England
    ·        Only13people have been conferred this award since 1914.
    ·        Along with Ratan Tata,Indian –origin professor Kumar Bhattacharyya founder of Warwick Manufacturing group was also honored

    12). Google project Loon impressed Prime Minister Narendra Modi
    ·        Loonproject ofGoogle that takes internet to remote and inaccessible areas impressedNarendra Modi during his tour to the Google Headquarters in the Silicon Valley

    13). IDFC bank started its operation in India
    ·        Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC) Bank started its operation in India with23 branches.
    ·        Initially started in Mumbai, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh
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