Current Affairs : October 1, 2011

October 1, 2011: World Elders Day

  • October 1, 2011: World Elders Day observed
  • To build consciousness about healthy ageing, Madhya Pradesh Government awarded those who have achieved 100 years of age with ‘Shatayu Samman’

Life Expectancy in India rises to 65 years

  • Life Expectancy in INDIA improved from 40 years in 1951 to 65 at present
  • As a consequence the population of the elderly has augmented 4 times
  • The count of senior citizens over the 60 was over 76 million per 2001 Census and now it is expected to reach over 170 million by 2026
  • Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act which entitles senior citizens to claim maintenance from their children, is an effectual step towards the rising incidents of elderly abuse vastly due to speedy urbanization and thus rising trend of nuclear families

 

Anwar al-Awlaki, Top Al-Qaeda militant killed in US air strike

  • Anwar al-Awlaki, Top Al-Qaeda militant killed in a US air strike in Yemen
  • US-born Awlaki reported by US officials as the chief of external operations of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was supposed to be hiding in Yemen

 

President Ms Pratibha Patil visits CERN, Geneva

  • CERN: European Council for Nuclear Research, is one of the World’s biggest and most esteemed centres for scientific research
  • President, Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil visited CERN, Geneva
  • India is an Observer member-State to CERN
  • Around 200 scientists of Indian origin are working at CERN
  • About 10,000 Engineers and Scientists, 5,000 contractors from around the World are working in this laboratory for opening up the mysteries of the universe

 

For killing Salman Taseer, Quadri sentenced to death by Pakistan Court

  • The anti-terrorism court of Rawalpindi, Pakistan found Mumtaz Qadri culpable of murdering the ex- Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer who had urged reform of a blasphemy law
  • The court sentenced Quadri to death for killing the former Governor on an Islamabad street on January 4, 2011
  • Qadri had confessed to killing Taseer, stating that he rejected to the Governor’s call to amend the blasphemy law

     

Official retirement age abolished by Britain

  • Official retirement age in Britain abolished
  • The fresh laws stop employers pressurizing employees to leave their jobs as they reach the 65
  • Now, the companies will have to give objective reasons for asking someone to go away their job on grounds of age

 

Export of Endosulfan allowed by Supreme Court of India

  • The apex Court of India permitted the export of more than 1 million tons of contentious insecticide Endosulfan to those countries from whom export orders have been received by the manufacturers in India, subject to strict monitoring by Customs and Environment Ministry officials

 

FDI Limit for FM radio from 20% to 26%

  • FDI Limit for terrestrial broadcasting and FM radio was increased from 20% to 26% by the Govt

TRAI in 2010 made essential recommendations debating that escalating the limit will assist the 3rd phase for FM radio, which experience 806 FM stations across 217 cities

63rd All India Prize Money Independence Day Cup Football Tournament: Siliguri Club wins

  • Nagaon (Assam), 63rd
    Independence Cup Football: Siliguri SSB Club lifted the Cup

First ever Double Decker Train flagged off in Howrah

  • The first ever Double Decker Train was flagged off at a function in Howrah station
  • The fully air conditioned Double Decker Train to run b/w Howrah and Dhanbad 5-days in a week 

Typhoon ‘Nesat’ hits china

  • One million people in the southern Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region of China affected by typhoon ‘Nesat’
  • The weather bureau warned of a second typhoon, ‘Nalgae’ that is likely to strike Guangxi around Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Indian Navy’s 4th fleet Tanker Shakti commissioned

  • Indian Navy’s 4th fleet Tanker Shakti was commissioned by Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Nirmal Verma, at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam
  • Shakti is built at the Fincantieri Shipyard, Italy

 

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