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  • 1. Free Latest Current Affairs, GK, Quiz & Jobs 1 Daily Current Affairs (9th & 10th October 2013) HRD Ministry Announced to Launch 50 DTH Educational Channels The HRD Ministry announced that it will launch 50 DTH educational channels soon. All these channels will be different from the existing programmes on air including Gyan Darshan as new one will be more interactive. All these channels will air programmes which will be live and not pre recorded. IAF celebrates Air Force Day on 8th October The Indian Air Force is celebrating its 81st anniversary on 8th October 2013. It has shown its full range of modern aerial capabilities to mark the day at a grand parade at Air Force Station, Hindon in Ghaziabad. Empowered Committee on Cinematograph Act Submitted Report to Ministry of Information and Broadcasting The Empowered Committee headed by Mukul Mudgal, retired Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court submitted its report on 9th October 2013 to Information and Broadcasting Minister, Government of India. The committee was appointed (on 4th February 2013) to examine issues of certification under the Cinematograph Act, 1952 and give recommendations. Pranab Mukherjee Conferred the Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil 2009-10 and 2010-11 to scholars on 9th October 2013. The Tolkappiyar Award for lifetime achievement to Dr. Iravatham Mahadevan for 2009-10 and Prof. Tamizhannal Periakaruppan for 2010-11. The Kural Pitam Award was awarded to Dr. Jaroslav Vacek for 2009-10 and Dr. John Ralston Marr for 2010-11. S. R. Bansal Took the Charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of Corporation Bank S. R. Bansal took the charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of Corporation Bank. Prior to assuming the position of Chairman and Managing Director of Corporation Bank he was Executive Director of Punjab National Bank. Government proposed to set up Plastic Parks The Government of India on 9th October 2013 proposed to support setting up of Plastic Parks for the promotion of downstream plastic processing industries. The Scheme is aimed at increasing investment in the sector for additions in capacity and for increased exports in the sector. Adopting a clustered development approach, the scheme aims to achieve environmentally sustainable growth through innovative methods of waste management, recycling etc. Currently the share of India in world trade for plastics is very low. Free Latest Current Affairs, GK, Quiz & Jobs for UPSC, IBPS, RRB, SSC exams at http://examgk.in/
  • 2. Free Latest Current Affairs, GK, Quiz & Jobs 2 Government of Pakistan Decided to Appoint Syed Ibne Abbas as Envoy to India Government of Pakistan decided on 9th October 2013 to appoint Pakistani veteran diplomat Syed Ibne Abbas as the new Pakistani envoy to India. He will succeeded by Salman Bashir. Autobiography of Malala Yousafzai entitled as ‘I am Malala’ The autobiography ‘I am Malala’ of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for supporting girls’ education released in London. Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Bharti Enterprises ended up their Joint Venture The world’s biggest retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc and its Indian partner Bharti Enterprises ended up their joint venture on 9th October 2013. From now on they will independently own and operate separate businesses in the country. India in 2012 allowed foreign supermarket companies to own up to 51 percent of their local operations. However, no company has applied to enter the country under the rule. Nobel Prize for Physics 2013 Announced Peter Higgs, United Kingdom and Francois Englert, Belgium jointly awarded Nobel Prize for Physics 2013 on 8th October 2013. For Contribution of Origin of Mass of Subatomic Particles Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013 Announced Michael Levitt, a British and US citizen of Stanford University, US-Austrian Martin Karplus of Strasbourg University and US-Israeli Arieh Warshel of the University of Southern California share The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013 on 9 October 2013. Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences told that the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2013 have made it possible to map the mysterious ways of chemistry by using computers. Janet Yellen Nominated as Head of US Federal Reserve Board US President Barack Obama on 9th October 2013 nominated Janet L. Yellen as the new head of the Federal Reserve Board. Janet Yellen replaced Ben Bernanke as Chair of the Federal Reserve Board. Ethiopia Parliament Elected Mulatu Teshome as New President Ethiopia's parliament elected Mulatu Teshome as the country's new president for a six-year term. Mulatu Teshome will replace Girma Wolde Giorgis, who first took the post in 2001 and was re-elected in 2007. Malala Yousafzai Won EU’s Sakharov Human Rights Prize 2013 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot by the Taliban for championing girls' education won the European Union's (EU) Sakharov human rights prize 2013 on 10th October 2013. Free Latest Current Affairs, GK, Quiz & Jobs for UPSC, IBPS, RRB, SSC exams at http://examgk.in/
  • 3. Free Latest Current Affairs, GK, Quiz & Jobs 3 World Mental Health Day Observed on 10th October The World Mental Health Day Observed on 10th October 2013 across the world to raise awareness about mental illness and its effects on people. The theme for the year 2013 is ‘Mental health and older adults’ It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. China surpasses USA as Biggest Oil Importer China passed USA to become world’s biggest oil importer in September 2013 as per the data released by US government in the first week of October 2013. Until the late 1990s, China fulfilled its oil needs but the economic boom outstripped its production capacity. This compelled China to depend more heavily on imports, especially from Saudi Arabia and Iran. Wilfried Martens, Nine-Time Prime Minister of Belgium passes away Wilfried Martens, 9 times Prime Minister of Belgium and who led the European Union's Christian Democrat group, died on 9th October 2013. He was 77 years old. Nobel Prize 2013 in literature Announced Alice Munro won Nobel Prize 2013 in literature and became the first Canadian woman to take the Nobel Prize since its launch in 1901. The Swedish Academy which selects Nobel literature winners described her as the master of the contemporary short story. Iran wins 17th Asia Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship Iran has won the 17th Asia Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship. The defending champions beat South Korean team in Dubai. Turkey lifts ban on women wearing head scarves in work places Turkey has lifted a ban on women wearing head scarves when working in state institutions, including schools, hospitals and Parliament. The partial lifting of a ban represents a fundamental change in the nature of public life in Turkey. Model Current Affairs MCQ: 1. Indian Air Force Day celebrated every year on 1. October 7th 2. October 8th 3. October 9th 4. October 10th Free Latest Current Affairs, GK, Quiz & Jobs for UPSC, IBPS, RRB, SSC exams at http://examgk.in/
  • 4. Free Latest Current Affairs, GK, Quiz & Jobs 4 2. The Empowered Committee was appointed by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to examine issues of certification under the Cinematograph Act 1952, headed by __________ submitted its report on 9th October 2013. 1. Vimal Sumbly 2. Vijay Sharma 3. Mukul Mudgal 4. Vishesh Jhol 3. Pakistan Government decided to appoint ____________as the new Pakistani envoy to India. 1. Sherry Rehman 2. Hina Rabbani khar 3. Salman Bashir 4. Syed Ibne Abbas 4. Which of the following Indian Companies ended up their partnership with world’s biggest retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc on 9th October 2013? 1. Future Group 2. Bharti Enterprises 3. Mahindra Group 4. Reliance Industries 5. Who has been nominated as the new head of the Federal Reserve Board by US President Barack Obama? 1. Ben Bernanke 2. Janet L. Yellen 3. Alan Greenspan 4. Daniel Tarullo 6. Mulatu Teshome elected as New President of 1. Sudan 2. Ghana 3. Niger 4. Ethiopia Free Latest Current Affairs, GK, Quiz & Jobs for UPSC, IBPS, RRB, SSC exams at http://examgk.in/
  • 5. Free Latest Current Affairs, GK, Quiz & Jobs 5 7. Which Country surpasses USA to become world’s biggest oil importer in September 2013 as per the data released by US government in the first week of October 2013? 1. Russia 2. China 3. India 4. France 8. Which of the following countries have lifted a ban on women wearing head scarves when working in state institutions, including schools, hospitals and Parliament? 1. Pakistan 2. Bangladesh 3. Turkey 4. Kuwait Free Latest Current Affairs, GK, Quiz & Jobs for UPSC, IBPS, RRB, SSC exams at http://examgk.in/