Important Daily Current Affairs Updates – 29th October 2017 

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Important Daily Current Affairs Updates – 29th October 2017 

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STATE

UP Declares Vrindavan, Barsana as Sacred Sites

The Uttar Pradesh government issued an order notifying Vrindavan and Barsana towns in Mathura district as “pavitra teerth sthals (sacred pilgrimage sites)”. No meat and liquor shops will be allowed in these towns anymore. Principal Secretary (Religious Affairs) Avinish Kumar Awasthi instructed to prohibit meat and liquor shops in these notified areas. Vrindavan and Barsana are the first two places to be notified as teerth sthal in government records.

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State – Uttar Pradesh

Capital – Lucknow

CM – Yogi Adityanath

Governor – Ram Naik

NATIONAL

Cabinet Approves Rs 7,000 crore for Construction of Six IIT Campuses

The Union Cabinet has approved over Rs 7,000 crore for construction of permanent campuses of six new Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) across the country. Each of the permanent campuses to be established at Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Palakkad (Kerala), Dharwad (Karnataka), Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), Bhilai (Chhattisgarh) and Goa will have a facility for housing 1,200 students from the academic year 2020-2021.

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Union Human Resource Development Minister – Prakash Javadekar

Constituency – Madhya Pradesh, Rajya Sabha

AGREEMENT

India and France Agree to Strengthen Bilateral Defence Cooperation

India and France have agreed to strengthen bilateral defence cooperation as a key Pillar of strategic partnership between the two countries. Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and French Minister for the Armed Forces, Ms. Florence Parly discussed a range of measures to expand military to military ties. The joint Naval exercise named the VARUNA is scheduled in early 2018 between the two countries. The two Ministers also comprehensively reviewed developments in defence equipment and industry cooperation, where France is a major partner.

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Country – France

Capital – Paris

Currency – Euro

Union Defence Minister of India – Nirmala Sitharaman

Constituency – Karnataka, Rajya Sabha

Emmanuel Macron is the President of France

Karnataka Govt Signs MoU with Microsoft

The Karnataka Government announced the signing of an MoU with Microsoft Corporation India Private Limited with an intention to empower smallholder farmers with technology-oriented solutions that will help them increase income. The MoU will experiment with Karnataka Agricultural Price Commission and Department of Agriculture to help improve price forecasting practices to benefit farmers.

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State – Karnataka

Capital – Bengaluru

CM – Siddaramaiah

Governor – Vajubhai Vala

Satya Nadella is the CEO of Microsoft

APPOINTMENT

N.J.Gangte Appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Zambia

N.J.Gangte has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Zambia. He is presently the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He is expected to take up his assignment shortly.

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Country – Republic of Zambia

Capital – Lusaka

Currency – Zambian kwacha

Edgar Lungu is the president of the Republic of Zambia

AWARD

Sharmila Tagore Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore has received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The 72-year-old actor was bestowed with the recognition by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi for her contribution in the field of cinema. Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari presented the award to Tagore. The celebrated actor debuted in movies with legendary director Satyajit Ray’s Bengali film Apur Sansar in 1959. Her breakout role in Hindi cinema was Shakti Samanta’s 1964 film Kashmir Ki Kali.

SPORT

ISSF World Cup Final: Sangram Wins Silver in Double Trap

Sangram Dahiya won a silver in the ISSF World Cup Final, in New Delhi. Double trap exponent Sangram clinched his first-ever senior medal in International Shooting Sports Federation tournament. He was taking part in the prestigious event for the first time.

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Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu have won the gold in 10m mixed air pistol on the opening day.

Amanpreet Singh clinched a bronze medal in the final of men’s 50m pistol.

England beat Spain 5-2 to Win First-ever U-17 Title

England scripted a dramatic turnaround in Kolkata to win the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup for the very first time after a 5-2 win over European U17 champions Spain. Spain appeared to throw in the towel after letting slip a commanding lead, and their woe was compounded by further strikes from Marc Guehi and Foden to round off a comprehensive 5-2 victory.

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Winner – England

Country – Spain

Capital – Madrid

Currency – Euro

Patna Pirates Clinched Third Pro Kabaddi Successive Title

Pardeep Narwal scored incredible 24 points to steer Patna Pirates to third consecutive Pro Kabaddi title. Pardeep, who had scored 76 points in three playoffs, helped Patna come from behind and thump Gujarat Fortunegiants 55-38 in the summit clash of Pro Kabaddi season 5. Gujarat’s Sachin Tawar was the only player who had managed to break through Patna defence and scored 11 points. The 20-year old raider finishes the 2017 edition as the highest raider with 369 raid points and 19 Super 10s.

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