Daily Current Affairs Update – 14th October 2016

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National – Across the India:

 

1. India has received the first parcel of crude oil from Iran to partly fill the strategic storage in southern India as part of the Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPRs) storage.

 

 

International – Across the Globe:

 

1. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has formally elected Antonio Guterres (67) as the new Secretary-General of the United Nations.

 

2. India donates INR 9.3 million to Mandela Foundation.

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India has donated INR 9.3 million to the Nelson Mandela Foundation to help it in its welfare work for the people of South Africa.

 

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Awards & Recognition:

 

1. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank awarded by Ugandan govt for his literary work.

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Former Uttarakhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has been conferred with a prestigious award by the Ugandan government for promoting human values through his literature

 

Appointments & Resignations:

 

1. The government has appointed Reserve Bank’s Executive Director G Mahalingam as a Whole-Time Member of markets regulator Sebi.

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2. Public lender Bank of Baroda sealed a principal sponsorship contract with badminton Olympians P V Sindhu and K Srikanth.

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Economics & Banking GK:

 

1. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the mechanism for revision of ethanol price for supply to Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs).

 

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU):

 

1. The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of a MoU on General Cooperation with New Development Bank (NDB) or BRICS Bank and Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank).

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Death:

 

1. Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, has died after 70 years as head of state.

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2. Italian playwright and Nobel Literature Prize winner Dario Fo passes away.

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Italian playwright and actor Dario Fo, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1997, has died at the age of 90, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced.

 

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