Current Affairs: 1 October 2016

Published on Saturday, October 01, 2016

Riyadh Mathew is new PTI Chairman

  • Riyadh Mathew, Director of Malayala Manorama, Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Express has been unanimously elected Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI). 
  • Mr. Mathew, succeeds Hormusji N. Cama.

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Telugu author Kolakaluri Enoch bags Moortidevi Award

  • Telugu author and eminent scholar Prof Kolakaluri Enoch was honoured with the 29th Moortidevi Award 2015 for his novel Ananta Jeevanam. 
  • The award was given to the author by noted historian Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan.

Shakti Sinha to head Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the appointment of retired IAS officer Shakti Sinha to the post of director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML). 
  • The post of director at NMML has been lying vacant since last year.

US & Vietnam navies begin 7th annual NEA in Da Nang

  • The US and Vietnamese navies have begun the 7th annual Naval Engagement Activity NEA, Vietnam 2016 at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang. 
  • The exercise will also include Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea and search-and-rescue scenarios.

Syed Shamsul Haq passed away

  • Bangladeshi author S yed Shamsul Haq passed away in Dhaka. He was 81. 
  • He was an accomplished short-story writer, novelist, playwright and a very popular poet.

International Translation Day: 30 September

  • The International Translation Day is being observed today on 30 September across the world with the theme "Translation and Interpreting: Connecting Worlds". 
  • This is the annual event for the translation community and event is marked with a series of dedicated events, seminars and symposiums across the world.

Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft on one Artificial Intelligence platform

  • Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft, have joined hands to announce a historic partnership on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. 
  • These companies will discuss advancements and conduct research in AI and how to develop best products and services powered by machine learning.

World's first 3 parent-baby born

  • The world’s first child with genes from three people was born to a Jordanian couple in Mexico. 
  • The five-month-old boy carries not only the DNA from both his parents but also a tiny piece of genetic code from a donor in order to avoid inheriting a genetic condition that could kill him.

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