General Knowledge & Current Affairs 05 Oct 2016 @Daily GK

General Knowledge & Current Affairs 05 Oct 2016 @Daily GK- This is helpful for aspirants of various govt jobs e.g. SSC,Bank,Railway ,Defense, UPSC etc.

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1. Nayanjot Lahiri Won John F. Richards Prize For book on Ashoka

  • Professor Nayanjot Lahiri (History) at the Ashoka University has been awarded the 2016 John F. Richards Prize for her book Samrat Ashoka in Ancient India
  •  The Richards Prize is awarded annually by the American Historical Association (AHA) to the best book in South Asian history.
  • The prize will be awarded at the Association’s 131st Annual Meeting in January, 2017.
2. Union Cabinet approved amendments to HIV and AIDS Bill, 2014

  • The Union Cabinet has approved amendments in the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014.
  • The Bill aimed at safeguard rights of HIV-affected people, as well as to prevent and control spread of HIV and AIDS.
  • The bill has provisions for creating an easy environment for people living with HIV so that they can get better access to antiretroviral therapy (ART).
  • Those who will not comply the rule will be given punishment of minimum 3 month and upto 2 years with fine of up to one lakh rupees.
3. 5th  October:- World Teachers’ Day

  • The World Teachers’ Day 2016 is being celebrated across the world on 5th  October It is celebrated since 1994.
  • The theme for the World Teachers’ Day 2016 is Valuing Teachers and Improving their Status.
  • According to UNESCO, World Teachers’ Day spreads awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the contributions that teachers make to education and development.
4. Physics Nobel Prize 2016 Shared by three Britishers

  • The Nobel Prize in physics 2016 was awarded to Three British physicists jointly named David Thouless (University of Washington in Seattle), F Duncan M Haldane (Princeton University in New Jersey) and Michael Kosterlitz (Brown University in Rhode Island).
  • They discovered a mathematical framework in the field of topography, to explain unexpected properties of solid materials.
  • They will share the 8 million Swedish kronor prize.Important Info-
  • The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has selected three physicists  for their individual researches on theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.
5. RBI announces 4th Bi-monthly Policy Statement

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cut the short-term lending rate, or repo rate, by 25 basis points to 6.25 per cent from 6.50 per cent earlier. This was the first exercise by the monetary policy committee (MPC), chaired by Governor Urjit Patel after R Rajan.
  • The central bank has maintained status quo on cash reserve ratio (CRR), which stands at 4 percent while statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) remained unchanged at 20.75 per cent.
6. IMF revises India’s growth to 7.6% for FY17 and FY18

  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected India’s economic growth by 0.2 percentage points to 7.6 per cent for 2016-17 and 2017-18.
  • It, however, retained global economic growth at 3.1 per cent for 2016 and 3.4 per cent for 2017.


October 2016

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