Current Affairs 17.10.2023

World Food Day: 16 October

  • World Food Day is celebrated every year on 16 October.
  • Every year the main focus of this day is to advance food security around the world.
  • World Food Day was established in 1945 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.
  • The theme of World Food Day for the year 2023 is ‚Water is life, water is food. “Leave no one behind”.

Largest statue of Ambedkar unveiled outside the country

  • A 19 feet statue of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, the architect of India’s Constitution, has been unveiled in Washington.
  • This is his biggest statue outside the country.
  • More than 500 people of Indian origin were present during the unveiling in Maryland, Washington.

Youngest 3rd Naga battalion receives ‘President’s Colour’

  • Army Chief General Manoj Pandey has awarded the President’s Honor to the Naga Regiment (3 Naga) at Kumaon Regimental Center (KRC).
  • This honor is given to a military unit for serving the country.
  • President’s Honor ‘President’s Colour’ is also called ‘Mark’.
  • ‘President Colour’ is given by the President or in his absence, the Army Chief.
  • The Naga battalion was formed on 1 October 2009 in Haldwani Valley.

Christopher Luxon elected Prime Minister of New Zealand

  • In the recently concluded general elections in New Zealand, former businessman and politician Christopher Luxon won a decisive victory and has been elected as the newly elected Prime Minister of the country.
  • Chris Hopkins is currently the Prime Minister of New Zealand, who will be replaced by Luxon.
  • Christopher Luxo will be the 42nd Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Exercise CHAKRAVAT 2023 organized in Goa

  • The 2023 edition of the three-day annual humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise ‘Cyclone’ hosted by the Indian Navy began off Goa.
  • All three armed forces, paramilitary forces and several disaster response organizations are participating in Exercise ‘Cyclone’ 2023.
  • The annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise ‘Cyclone’ is being conducted by the Indian Navy off Goa from 9 to 11 October.

Cricket will be played in the Olympics after 128 years

  • The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee has decided to include the game of cricket in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.
  • Cricket was last played in the Olympics in 1900. Along with cricket, the games of baseball, softball, flag football (non-contact American football), squash and lacrosse have also been included in the Olympics to be held in the year 2028.

Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates Nagaland’s first medical college

  • Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated the first medical college of Nagaland.
  • Mandaviya inaugurated ‘Nagaland Institute of Medical Sciences and Research’ (NIMSR) which is affiliated to Nagaland University.
  • Permission has been given to give admission to 100 MBBS students in the academic session 2023-2024.
  • Nagaland is a state in northeastern India bordering Myanmar.

Rohit Sharma became the first Indian batsman to hit 300 sixes in ODI cricket history.

  • Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma has become the first Indian batsman to hit 300 sixes in ODI cricket history.
  • With this, Rohit Sharma has also become the third batsman in the world to hit 300 sixes in the history of ODI cricket.
  • He achieved this feat during the ODI World Cup 2023 match against Pakistan in Ahmedabad.
  • Former Pakistan batsman Shahid Afridi tops the list with most number of sixes in ODI cricket with 351 sixes.

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar unveiled the statue of Rabindranath Tagore in Vietnam

  • Recently, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar unveiled the statue of Rabindranath Tagore in Vietnam.
  • Foreign Minister unveiled this statue during his four-day visit to Vietnam.
  • He also said that Vietnam had issued a commemorative postage stamp in Tagore’s honor in 1982.
  • Vietnam is a South Asian country, its capital is Hanoi.

Skill India partners with Coca-Cola India for Retailer Skills Development Program

  • National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has entered into an agreement with Coca-Cola India under the Retailer Skill Development Program to empower the retailer community in states like Odisha and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Sanket Ray, President, Coca-Cola India and Southwest Asia was also present on the occasion.
  • Under this partnership, the aim is to skill retailers in major states of the country in three years..

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