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31 October 2017 – Current Affairs
To Mark Sardar Patel’s 142nd birth anniversary, Prime Minister Modi inaugurated Run for Unity in New Delhi
1.In the honor of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s 142nd birth anniversary,PM Modi inaugurated the Run for Unity marathon in New Delhi.
2.Many programmes are being organized nationwide on this occasion and many sportspersons including Deepa Karmakar, Sardar Singh, Suresh Raina and Karnam Malleswari will take part in the run.
Women will be allowed to enter stadiums of Saudi Arabia from 2018
1.The chairman of General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia, Turki Al-Asheikh made a declaration that women of Saudi Arabia will be allowed inside the sports stadium from 2018 onwards.
2. This decision has been taken as a part of “Vision 2030” for economic and social changes by making women an equal part in the development process.
India sends 1st wheat shipment to Afganistan
1.The very first shipment of wheat from India was sent from Kandla port in Gujarat to Afghanistan.
2.As a part of the Indo-Afghan-Iran trilateral pact,2016, Chabahar port is located on energy-rich Iran’s Southern coast.
The Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation has declared Suresh Raina as its brand ambassador
1. The Municipal corporation of Ghaziabad appointed Suresh Raina as its brand ambassador.Ghaziabad is the only district out of the 16 districts of U.P. to have been declared defecation free.
2.This was done at a programme organized in Ghaziabad which aimed at raising awareness regarding sanitation.
Ajit Kumar becomes Vice Chief of Naval Staff
1.Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar assumed the position of Vice Chief of Naval Staff(VCNS).Karambir Singh was the VIce admiral before him and He granted his title to Ajit Kumar in a formal ceremony at South Block,New Delhi.
2.He is an alumnus of the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, USA and National Defence Academy.
The UN Wildlife summit to be hosted by India in 2020
1.India will host the Global Wildlife UN summit and CMS Conference of the Parties CMSCOP13 IN 2020.
2. Their Future is Our Future – Sustainable Development for Wildlife and People.” was the theme of the conference this year.
Anupam Kher honored with the Pramod Mahajan Smriti award
1.Anupam Kher has been conferred the Pramod Mahajan Smriti award.He is currently the Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India.
2.Saira Banu, the woman who raised her voice against the “triple talaq” in Supreme court was also given the Pramod Mahajan Award.Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar presented these awards to the recipients.