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27 October 2017 – Current Affairs
27th October is the World Audiovisual Heritage day
1.The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is celebrated on 27th October. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Discover, remember and share”.
2.This day is celebrated under the UN Conference since 2005 to preserve audiovisual material for future generations.
Chile has been named the best country to visit in 2018
1.Lonely Planet,a travel guide company has named Chile as the best country to visit in the year 2018.
2. This list consists of top 10 countries a traveler can add to his list next year.The list goes on as follows:
b. South Korea
e. New Zealand
Qatar has decided to introduce minimum wage for its workers
1. The labor and social affairs minister of Qatar Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi made an announcement regarding the introduction of minimum wages for workers in the country.The declaration was made a day prior to the UN International Labour Organisation meeting.
2.The announcement will ensure safeguarding the rights of the labors and bilateral agreements were also made regarding this.
A pact to promote tourism signed between GMR Hyderabad airport, MAHB and MTPB
1. GMR International Airport Hyderabad, MAHB (Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad) and Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board(MTPB) have joined hands to manage tourism traffic.
2.An MOU was signed to promote tourism between Hyderabad and Malaysia.
Saudi Arabia has become the first country to grant citizenship to a robot
1.A robot named “Sophia” has been given citizenship by the Government of Saudi Arabia.The country has been planned to be developed as a place for artificial intelligence.
2.During an event named Future Business Initiative, Sophia was granted the citizenship of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh.
Puducherry added to the list of Associate members of BCCI
1. The committee of Administrators(CoA) chose Cricket Association of Puducherry(CAP) as an associate member of the BCCI(Board of Control for Cricket in India ).
2. Puducherry will be Permitted to play in Ranji Trophy from now on.
AICTE awards EDII for its support to start-ups
1.The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) conferred an award to Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) for its contribution in supporting start-ups.
2.The award was granted in Chennai at the International Science Festival’s Start-up Summit 2017
A $65.5 Million loan pact signed between India & ADB for coastal protection
1.To Check the coastal erosion on the Western coasts in Karnataka, a loan agreement of $65.5 Million was signed by India with the Asian Development Bank.
2. An amount of $250 Million had already been signed as part of the loan pact under Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management Investment Program
Gokul Natesan becomes the second Indian player to be selected by the NBA G-League
NBA has picked Gokul Natesan in its 97th draft as the only player from India the second time for the NBA G-League side.
2.Natesan was picked by a minor league affiliate team of Cleveland Cavaliers, Canton Charge.He is just 23 and a Computer Science graduate.
The Malayali writer Punathil Kunjabdulla passes away
1. The Malayali writer Punathil Kunjabdulla passed away in Kozhikode after a long period of illness at 77.
2.Kunjabdulla is well-known to bring Modernism in English Literature.