Today Current Affairs 9th October 2017

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9 October 2017

The Executive Committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) approved eight projects worth Rs. 700 crore under Namami Gange Programme. The four projects pertain to sewage management in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and West Bengal, three are related to the treatment of drains. It is implementation wing of National Council for Rejuvenation, Protection, and Management of River Ganga (also referred as National Ganga Council). It has a two-tier management structure and comprises of Governing Council and Executive Committee. Both of them are headed by Director General (DG).

9 October 2017

Private life insurance company Punjab National Bank (PNB) MetLife appointed Ashish Kumar Srivastava as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. He was an interim CEO at PNB MetLife. Srivastava joined PNB MetLife in 2013 as the Head of HR for the India business.

9 October 2017

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2017 was awarded to Richard H. Thaler for his contributions to behavioral economics. In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden's central bank) established the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize.

9 October 2017

World number one Rafael Nadal (Spain) won his China Open Title that is sixth title of this year. He defeated Nick Kyrgios (Australia) at the China Open 2017.  He won a 16-time Grand Slam winner and came to the Chinese capital Beijing on the back of winning his third US Open.

9 October 2017

Tyrrell Hatton became the first man to retain the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title. He won by three shots after a six-under-par final round. It is the second year in a row that Fisher had finished second at the Dunhill Links.

9 October 2017

A Group of ministers (GoM) set up under Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to make the composition scheme more attractive and also revisit GST rates on restaurants. With only 15.50 lakh businesses out of the total 98 lakh registered under the goods and services tax (GST) regime opting for the composition scheme, the GST Council has decided to set up the GoM to examine measures to make it more attractive.

9 October 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an intensive immunization drive from Gujarat's Vadnagar, saying no child should suffer from any vaccine-preventable disease. Under the IMI, a seven-day immunization drive will be conducted each month from now till January 2018 in 173 districts and 17 cities. These districts include 52 in eight northeastern states and 121 in 16 other states. The main aim of the program is that Let no child suffer from any vaccine-preventable disease.

9 October 2017

Rajesh Nath  Managing Director of The German Engineering Federation (VDMA) India conferred as the ‘Cross of the Order of Merit’, the highest civilian honor awarded to individuals for their services to Germany. The award, also known as Bundesverdienstkreuz or Federal Cross of Merit was instituted in 1951 and is Germany’s only honor that is awarded to both Germans and foreigners for achievements in the economic, social, political or intellectual realms.  

9 October 2017

India’s Anupama Ramachandran clinched the World Open Under-16 Snooker Championship title at St. Petersburg in Russia. In the girl's category, second seed Anupama knocked out her compatriot and top seed Keerthana Pandian 3-1 to become World Open Under-16 champion. This is the Federation of Billiards Sports of Russia hosted this first-ever World Open championships for Under-16 boys and girls. 

9 October 2017

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is to launch a financial literacy drive in 80 blocks in nine states on the pilot basis to educate people on e-transactions, formal sector borrowings, and insurance purchases. According to RBI, it commissions 9 states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Odisha, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh by the 6 NGOs in collaboration with the sponsor Banks. The main aim is to inculcate the habit of making a household budget and recording financial transactions, encourage transactions in savings accounts, and active saving by depositing in banks through fixed deposits and recurring deposits.

9 October 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Bhadbhut Barrage to be built over Narmada River in Bharuch Gujarat. He also flagged off the Antyodaya Express between Udhna in Surat and Jaynagar in Bihar. He inaugurated a new 500-crore rupees civil hospital and a medical college in Vadnagar, Gujarat.  He launched the intensified mission Indradhanush to accelerate progress towards the goal of full immunization coverage. 

9 October 2017

President Ram Nath Kovind launched 100 crore rupees Mata Amritanandamayi Math Project "Jeevamritham "to provide a filtration system for cleaning drinking water to 5000 villages across India, in Kollam district in Kerala. He also distributed the certificates to three villages out of 12 villages in the States of Bihar, UP, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, and Kerala, which was adopted by the Math, verified as Open Defecation Free by Swatch Bharat Abhiyan.