GKToday 09 Oct 2016 – Daily GK & Current Affairs. This is helpful for all aspirants preparing for Various Govt jobs like SSC, Bank Railway, Defence etc. We update it daily to keep you up to date with daily current affairs.
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Indian-origin barrister Shami Chakrabarti appointed to UK shadow cabinet
Indian-origin barrister Shami Chakrabarti appointed to the UK’s shadow cabinet by Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition,
Baroness Chakrabarti’s appointment as a member of the Lords was met with criticism from prominent Jews and Labour MPs.
Oct 9-World Post Day 2016
October 9 2016 was observed as World Post Day 2016 across the world with the theme Innovation, Integration and Inclusion.
It is observed in anniversary of Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern.
The purpose of World Post Day celebration is to bring awareness to the Post’s role in the everyday lives of people and businesses, as well as its contribution to global social and economic development.
India’s first international arbitration center in Mumbai
The first International Arbitration Centre was inaugurated in Mumbai, MH to provide an arbitration platform for Indian businesses to negotiate commercial disputes.
The First of its kind in India,Mumbai Centre for Internatioanal Arbitration (MCIA) was launched by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Now Maharashtra became first state to clear policies for institutional arbitration. It is also considered as a major step towards making Mumbai an International Financial Services Centre (IFSC)
Sprinter Srabani Nanda Won Ekalabya Award
Sprinter Srabani Nanda has won the 24th Ekalabya Award for t ihe year 2016.
Srabani had also won gold in 200m, silver in 100m and 4x100m relay in 12th South Asian Games held in Guwahati in February and bronze in 100m and 4x100m relay in Asian Grand Prix Athletics in Thailand in June 2015.
Govt integrated 250 e-Mandis in 10 states
Government has integrated 250 e-mandis in 10 states with the electronic national agriculture market (e-NAM) in the first phase.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the e-NAM project on a pilot basis with 22 mandis in eight states in April 2016.
India will host Asian Ministerial Conference
India will organize the first Asian ministerial conference for disaster risk reduction in 2016.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the conference that will be held in New Delhi on November 3-5.
Luo Zhaohui, China’s new ambassador to India
China’s new ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui, a senior diplomat with previous assignments in Pakistan and Canada appointed by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
He will take over from former Chinese ambassador Le Yucheng who left New Delhi in April.
PV Sindhu is the new brand ambassador of Vizag Steel
Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL), the corporate entity of Vizag Steel, has appointed top ranked Indian Badminton Player PV Sindhu as its brand ambassador.
PV Sindhu, is now amongst the top 10 ranked Badminton players in the world.
She is the first Intdian female athlete o win the Olympic silver medal at the Rio Olympics and she is also the first athlete to win back-to-back medals at the World Badminton Championships.