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14 & 15 October 2017 – Current Affairs
India has announced the operation of a Sri Lankan airport close to the Hambantota seaport
1.India has planned to operate the Mattalaairport in Sri Lanka located at the southern tip of the island, an investment zone of about 6000 hectares.
2.China has been operating the airport with a lease of 99 years and has an eye on the area as part of its road initiative.
The Footballer Arjen Robben Has retired from International football after failing in the world cup
1. The footballer from Netherland Arjen Robben has declared his retirement following to the failure in the 2018 world cup.
2. He made 37 goals and provided 29 assists for Netherlands.
Hindustan Petroleum is the first Indian company to launch lubricants in Myanmar
1.The Indian oil Marketing company HPCL(Hindustan Petroleum Corporation limited) has become the first Indian company to expand its market in Myanmar.
2.The company has selected Mandalay and Yangon as its centres
Mobikwik has appointed RukaiyaRangwala as the Business head for its payments getaway
1. Rukaiya Rangwala who was the previous Vice-President of Jabong has been appointed as the Mobikwik payments getaway Business head
2.Rangwala has an experience of 15 years and has worked across Singapore,Japan,US and India.
Israel and the US no more members of UNESCO
1.Israel has followed the US in withdrawing from the membership of the Cultural Agency UNESCO(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
2.The UNESCO plays the role to designate the Heritage sites like Grand Canyon in the US and Palmyra in Syria.
15 October: International Rural Women Day
1. 15th of October is celebrated as the international day for rural women since 2008.The day was started to be observed by the UN general assembly.
2.Even though women make a large percent of Agricultural force still they face issues like gender inequality.