Current affairs update for 17 October

Published on Friday, October 17, 2014
Current affairs update for today


  • Turaga Janaki Rani, the famous writer of Tamil Nadu, died. She was generally known as Radio Akkayya. 


  • Sadiq, just 10 year old terminally ill boy became Police Commissioner for a day of Hyderabad. 
  • India became the first country in South Asia to ban on animal testing for cosmetics. Now, India became first cruelty-free cosmetics zone in South Asia. 
  • India signed the MoU with United Kingdom on Cultural Cooperation. 
  • India signed about 13 agreements with Norway. The list of agreements as under: 
  1. Agreement on exemption of visa requirement for holders of diplomatic and official passports 
  2. MoU to promote cultural co-operation and exchanges 
  3. MoU on Earth System Sciences 
  4. Three MoU signed by IIT Kanpur with NTNU, University of Oslo and NILU 
  5. Two MoU signed by IISER, Thiruvananthapuram with SINTEF Materials and Chemistry and Institute of Energy Technology 
  6. Three MoU signed by University of Hyderabad with University of Oslo, NTNU and University of Bergen 
  7. Statement of Intent in Defence 
  8. MoU to support promotion of cooperation in Scientific Research and Technology Development 
  9. MoU on health research 
  10. MoU between Indira Gandhi National Tribal University and University of Agder. 


  • Arvind Subramanian appointed as Chief Economic Adviser. 


  • Pinki Rani won Gold Medal in National Boxing Championship. She is from Haryana and won Bronze Medal in Commonwealth Games 2014 held recently.

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