Current Affairs: October 3, 2011

New rules of UK Govt restrain immigrants from gaining permanent UK citizenship

  • New rules planned by UK Govt in order to curb immigrants’ rights to settle down permanently in the UK
  • The move probable to unfavorably affect Indians in the hunt for living in UK
  • Government to scrap a rule that provides foreign workers the right to live permanently in Britain after working there for 5 years
  • The fresh rules tol also check the rights of their family members to join them

     

Syrian National Council constituted to overthrow Prez Assad’s regime

  • A national council formed by Syria’s key opposition groups intended at merging their efforts to bring down the Government of President Bashar al-Assad
  • Opposition figure Bourhan Ghalioun declared the creation of the Syrian National Council

 

Know about: Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee

  • Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee: Daughter of Late Devadas Gandhi and Late Smt. Lakshmi Devadas Gandhi was born on the April 24, 1934 in New Delhi
  • Devdas Gandhi was the fourth and youngest son of Mahatama Gandhi. Thus, Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee is the grand-daughter of Mahatma Gandhi
  • Tara’s husband was late Dr. Jyoti Prasad Bhattacharjee, a leading economist.
  • Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee is the Vice-Chairperson of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti and Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust
  • Gandhi Smriti is the site of Martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi for truth and Non-violence
  • Tara has been working for the welfare of the spinners and the weavers of khadi

3 Scientists share Nobel Prize for Medicine

  • 3 Scientists shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their ground-breaking work on the immune system The work has opened up new prospects for curing cancer and other diseases
  • The laureates are:-
  1. Bruce Beutler of the United States
  2. Jules Hoffmann of Luxembourg
  3. Ralph Steinman of Canada

 

FIFA bans Myanmar for the 2018 World Cup Football

  • Myanmar banned from participating in qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup and fined $ 28,000 by FIFA
  • FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) banned Myanmar due to the trouble caused by the crowd in 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against Oman on July 28, 2011
  • Myanmar was trailing 2-0 in the second leg in its capital Yangon when the crowd became violent just before the end of the first half. FIFA immediately awarded Oman a 2-0 victory over Myanmar. The game was stopped after the fans threw rocks and glass bottles at the Oman football coach Paul Le Guen and the Oman players
  • The Myanmar Football Federation is excluded from taking part in the matches of the preliminary competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
  • The 2018 world cup football is scheduled to take place in Russia

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