Current Affairs 10 Oct 2017
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World Mental Health Day – 10 October
- World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year.
- The objective of the day is to increasing awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
World Day Against Death Penalty – 10 Oct 2017
- In 2003, the World Coalition against the Death Penalty (WCADP) established the World Day against Death Penalty.
- Partners around the World unite on October 10th to promote awareness of the movement against the death penalty.
- Since the 1980, there has been a global trend towards the abolition of the death penalty, a trend that continues to this day.
- According to Amnesty International, 16 countries had abolished the death penalty in law for all crimes in 1977.
- Forty years later, two-thirds of all countries (141) are now abolitionist in law or in practice.
Antyodaya Express launched
- The train Antyodaya Express flagged off by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- The train will run between Udhan in Gujarat and Jaynagar in Bihar. It will travel 1871 kilometers in 38 hours.
Special campaign launched under Indradhanush Scheme at j & K
- A special campaign under Mission Indradanush to achieve full immunization in state has launched by The Jammu and Kashmir government. The campaign was launched by Prime Minister Narednra Modi.
Solar Briefcase launched – to provide electricity in remote areas
- In Kedarnath Dham, the Solar Briefcase has been launched by the Uttrakhand Government and a charitable Funding agency, Sawan Cultural Centre and foundation.
- The aim of the launching was to provide electricity to far flung areas in hill state.
Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences – Richard H.Thaler
- The Nobel Prize in Economics Science – 2017 wins by the American economist Richard H.Thaler.
- He wins the prize for his contribution to behavioral economics. He will receive 9-million kroner prize.
Group of Ministers to review GST Composition scheme
- A group of Ministers has constituted by the GST Council to review the Goods and Services Composition Scheme.
- The aim is to make the composition scheme more attractive and revisit the goods and services tax rates on restaurants.
- The team will lead by the Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarna dn Submit its report in two weeks.
Pollution affects children’s memory – Study
- According to journal Environmental Pollution, Air pollution should have damaging effects on children’s cognitive development and reduce their working memory.
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