Current Affairs Updates for 10 October 2015

Forbes released top 50 rich families of the World

  • According to the report of Asia’s Richest Families list released by Forbes on 07th October 2015, Lee (Byung-Chull) family of South Korea topped the list with $26.6bn. Top family of India is Ambani family with $21.5bn ranked at 3rd position. Moreover, Premji family and Mistry family of India ranked at 7th and 10th positions respectively.

BRICS countries signed the joint declaration

  • BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) have issued a joint declaration to ensure to legal migration amongst the countries. 7th BRICS Summit 2015 held in Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia. 8th BRICS Summit 2016 will be held in New Delhi, India. 9th BRICS Summit 2017 will be held in China.

Shekhar Basu appointed as Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission

  • Shekhar Basu appointed as Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy on 08th October 2015. The Commission was established in the year 1948.

Allah Rakha Rahman appointed as Ambassador for Seychelles

  • Allah Rakha Rahman of India (famous composer) appointed as Cultural Ambassador for Seychelles on 08th October 2015. He awarded with 2 Academy (Oscar) Awards, 2 Grammy Awards, BAFTA Awards and Golden Globe Award. Recently he awarded with Hridayanath Mangeskar Award for his contribution of Indian Music.

1st Rajasthan Startup Policy 2015 launched

  • 1st Rajasthan Startup Policy 2015 launched on 08th October 2015 with the aim to start the ecosystem in the State as launched by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

India’s 1st Dolphin Community Reserve to come up in West Bengal

  • India’s 1st Dolphin Community Reserve to come up in West Bengal with the aim to protect Mammal, Gangetic River Dolphins as announced by Chief of State Wildlife Board Azam Zaidi.

Ravindra Jain died

  • Ravindra Jain, the famous Music Director, died on 09th October 2015. He directed the music in various famous songs like Ram Teri Ganga Maili in the year 1985. He also awarded with Filmfare Award for Best Music for this song, also awarded with Lata Mangeshkar Lifetime Achievement Award for Maharashtra and Padmashri in the year 2015.

National Dialogue Quartet, Tunisia won Nobel Peace Prize 2015

  • National Dialogue Quartet, Tunisia (Nobel Committee of Norway) won Nobel Peace Prize 2015 for contribution in building pluralistic democracy in wake of 2011 Jasmine Revolution.

World Egg Day observed on 09th October 2015

  • World Egg Day observed on 09th October 2015 in all over the World as inaugurated by National Egg Co-ordination Committee with the aim to aware the people about the nutritional value of eggs. Egg white consists 87% water and 13% protein.

World Post Day observed on 09th October 2015

  • World Post Day observed on 09th October 2015 in all over the World. On this day in the year 1874, Universal Postal Union was established in Bern, Switzerland.

5th Indo-China Joint Military Exercise namely ‘Hand-in-Hand 2015’ started in China

  • 5th Indo-China Joint Military Exercise namely ‘Hand-in-Hand 2015’ started at Kunming Military Academy of Yunnan, China will be held between 12th to 23rd October 2015.

V20 Group (Finance Ministers of 20 countries) launched

  • To fight with climate change, V20 Group (Finance Ministers of 20 countries) launched on 08th October 2015 at Lima, Peru during the annual meeting of International Monetary Fund and World Bank held at Lima, Peru. V20 Climate Risk Pooling Mechanism launched on the event. India will not be the part of V20 Group.

‘ASCmei.T’ mobile app launched by University of Southampton, Britain

  • ‘ASCmel.T’ mobile app launched by University of Southampton, Britain on 02nd October 2015 with the aim to aware the people with autism.

Issa Hayatou appointed as Interim President of FIFA

  • Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) suspended the its President Sepp Blatter along with Vice-President Michel Platini and Jerome Valcke on 08th October 2015. Moreover, FIFA banned Chung Mong-joon for six years. Now, Issa Hayatou of Cameroon (Head of Africa’s Football Confederation) will became Interim President of FIFA.

Self-portrait of Amrita Shergill sold for Rs.17 Crore in London

  • Self-portrait of Amrita Shergill sold for Rs.17 Crore in London on 08th October 2015 in the auction held at House Sotheby’s. Earlier, in 1931 Boris Taslitzky of France received the painting. She also known as ‘India’s Frida Kahlo’.

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