Today Current Affairs 24th October 2017

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24 October 2017

IndusInd Bank, in association with MobiKwik, announced the launch of a co-branded wallet ‘IndusInd MobiKwik’ that allows its customers to pay at the MobiKwik merchant network using their accounts, with a ’Direct Debit Feature’. The direct debit feature will allow IndusInd Bank account holders to link their accounts just once and pay using the co-branded app as and when required, thereby eliminating the need to load the MobiKwik prepaid wallet separately.

24 October 2017

Ronaldo presented the award at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in London, UK. The award, which covers the period of November 2016 to July 2017, is voted by national team coaches, captains, selected media and fans. Other awards are  Netherlands' Lieke Martens won The Best FIFA Women's Player award. Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud won the Puskas Award for the year's best goal after his acrobatic scorpion kick. The Fair Play Award went to Slovakia's Francis Kone, who saved the life of Martin Berkovec during a Czech First League game. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was named the Best FIFA Men's Coach. Juventus' Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was named the best goalkeeper of the year.

24 October 2017

Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani arrived in New Delhi this morning on one day visit to India. He will meet with President Ram Nath Kovind and have delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Both sides will review the entire gamut of multifaceted bilateral strategic partnership. The two countries will discuss the efforts to combat the menace of terrorism. They will also hold consultations and coordinate on furthering the shared objective of promoting peace, security, stability, and prosperity in Afghanistan.   

24 October 2017

United Nations Day is observed globally on 24 October. It marks the 72nd anniversary of the UN Charter’s entry into force and celebrates everything that the UN represents and has achieved since its establishment in 1945. All the member states of the United Nations contribute finances to its operation to help further its goals.

24 October 2017

Dineshwar Sharma, the Former director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) taken charge as the interlocutor, for peace talks with Assam’s insurgent groups, including the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA). He addressed to the media that the rank of the former IB Director, Dineshwar Sharma, will be equivalent to that of a Cabinet Secretary. The appointment of Dineshwar Sharma and intention towards the unrest prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir.

24 October 2017

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri R.K. Singh administered the oath of office and secrecy to Shri Ngangom Sarat Singh, here today, on his appointment as a member of the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for Manipur and Mizoram. It is a two-member Commission, each member representing the respective participating State.

24 October 2017

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) announced that it has commenced execution of Yadadri supercritical thermal power project ordered by the Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGENCO). The project is located at Damaracherla in Nalgonda district of Telangana and is valued at approximately Rs 20,400 crore. It is the single largest order for BHEL so far and is also the highest value order ever placed in the power sector in India.

24 October 2017

State Bank of India (SBI) launched the second edition of its Hackathon. This hackathon has been named ‘Digitize For Bank’. The main focus is on four ‘Cognitive’ themes namely Facial Recognition, Signature Recognition, Voice based Authentication and Cheque Truncation Value Enhancers. The winners will get an opportunity for incubation and acceleration with SBI.

24 October 2017

The 2nd World Congress on Marxism is scheduled to be held at Peking University in Beijing from 5th – 6th May 2018. The theme of 2nd World Congress on Marxism will be “Marxism and the current world and China”.  The 2nd World Congress on Marxism coincides with the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth and the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up.

24 October 2017

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) appointed Mr. Suresh Sethi, the former MD of Vodafone M-Pesa Ltd. as its Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sethi takes over from the dynamic leadership of Mr. A.P. Singh who had been the interim MD & CEO of IPPB since January 2017.

24 October 2017

Bangladesh signed long-term sales and purchase agreement with an Indian refiner to import gas oil to meet the country’s energy demand. The deal between Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) and Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) was signed in presence of India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who arrived in Dhaka recently on a two-day visit to discuss bilateral issues.