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17th October 2023 Daily Current  Affairs

State Affairs

1. Bhopal’s Mahila Thana become country’s first to get ISO certification

  • The Mahila thana of Bhopal became the first women-centric police station across the entire country to be conferred with the International Organization for Standardization certificate. 
  • Bhopal Mahila thana has been improved a lot on its part in registering grievances of the complainants, comforting them and probing cases.
  • The ISO certification is a testament to the station’s commitment to improving its services and facilities, ensuring quality, safety, and efficiency.

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National Affairs

2. Female Labour Force Participation Rate Jumps to 37.0%

  • According to the Periodic Labour Force Survey Report 2022-23, the Female Labour Force Participation Rate in the country has improved significantly by 4.2 percentage points to 37.0% in 2023.
  • It is an outcome of the decisive agenda set by the Government for ensuring women’s empowerment through policy initiatives aimed at their long-term socio-economic and political development.

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Important Dates

3. International Day for Eradicating Poverty is observed on 17th October

  • The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty  is celebrated on 17th October to serve as a reminder that poverty is a complicated, multifaceted problem
  • This year’s theme is ‘Decent Work and Social Protection: Putting Dignity in Practice for All.’
  • Aim: To promote understanding and dialogue between people living in poverty and society at large.
  • The day highlights the value of cooperation, human rights, and social justice in the fight against poverty.

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Honours & Awards

4. Rocketry has been adjudged as the Best Feature Film in 69th National Film

  • ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ directed by R Madhavan has been adjudged as the Best Feature Film in the 69th National Film Awards.
  • President Droupadi Murmu will confer the 69th National Film Awards in New Delhi.
  •  Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur will be the Guest of Honour.
  • Allu Arjun has won the Best Actor Award for ‘Pushpa: The Rise’. Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon will share the Best Actress Award for ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ and ‘Mimi’.

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Schemes

5. Odisha CM launches LAccMI public transport system

  • Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of Odisha launched the Location Accessible Multimodal Initiative (LAccMI) scheme from Malkangiri to connect panchayat and block headquarters with district headquarters by bus.
  • The chief minister had launched schemes like rice at Rs 1 per kg and Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) from Malkangiri. 
  • Aim: To enhance health insurance for women to Rs 10 lakh had been received from Malkangiri.

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Defense

6. India, UK Hold Inaugural ‘2+2’ Foreign, Defence Dialogue In Delhi

  • The inaugural India-UK ‘2+2’ foreign and defence dialogue saw the two sides focusing on ways to boost cooperation in a range of key areas such as trade and investment, defence, critical technologies, civil aviation, health and energy.
  • Aim: To discuss and review all aspects of the India-UK comprehensive strategic partnership.
  • Discussed international developments including in the Indo-Pacific region and considered the possibility of enhancing anti-terror collaboration

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Honours & Awards

7. Indian Railways’ PSUs, RITES Ltd and IRCON granted Navratna status

  • Ircon International Limited (IRCON) and RITES Ltd both Central Public Sector Enterprise have been announced as 15th and 16thNavratna respectively among CPSEs.
  • The Ministry of Finance conferred ‘Navratna’ status on RITES and IRCON.
  • Entering its 50th year of incorporation, RITES Ltd is a leading transport infrastructure consultancy and engineering firm in India
  • The companies should benefit in enhancing the market credibility and in undertaking larger size PPP projects

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Banking & Finance

8. ADB Invests $181 Million to Improve Ahmedabad’s Peri-urban Areas

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 181 million loan to build quality infrastructure and services toward improving urban livability and mobility in the peri-urban areas of Ahmedabad
  • ADB will help strengthen the capacity of the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority and urban local bodies in technology-based urban planning, including climate change
  • Aim: To promote environmental and social safeguards, gender equality and social inclusion

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Defense

9. Army establishes first-ever BSNL BTS on Siachen Glacier

  • The Indian Army has established the world’s first mobile tower and base transceiver station (BTS) on the Siachen Glacier
  • It is the highest battlefield on Earth, with the help of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).
  • Aim: To provide mobile communication services to soldiers at an altitude of over 15,500 feet.
  • A base transceiver station is a radio transceiver that connects mobile devices to a cellular network.

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National Affairs

10. Union Minister launches dashboard for Data on Adoption and Forecasts

  • Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh launched the EV-Ready India Dashboard in New Delhi.
  • Addressing the occasion, the Minister asserted that the future is going to be electric.
  • The dashboard has forecast a 45 per cent growth in electric vehicles by 2030.
  • According to the Power and New and Renewable Energy Ministry, the dashboard is a free digital platform focusing on near real-time electric vehicle adoption and forecasts

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16th October 2023 Daily Current Affairs

496 Post Various Job Recruitment in AAI 

Job Recruitment in KV Jammu 

243 Posts Various Job Recruitment in UCIL 2023 

Job Recruitment in GMC Kathua

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