Current Affairs - October, 2017

EPFO launches new facility to link UAN with Aadhaar online

The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) launched new online facility for its members to easily link their 12-digit unique Aadhaar number with their Universal Account Number (UAN). Its objective is to ensure better and speedy EPFO services. The new initiative will facilitate EPFO members to link their respective UAN and other relevant details with Aadhaar ..

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Sunny Verghese appointed as new chairman of World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Sunny Verghese, co-founder and Group CEO of Singapore-based Olam International was appointed as the new chairman of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). With this, he becomes first ever Asian CEO to be appointed as Chair in the organisation’s 25 years of history. His term will begin on January, 2018 for a duration of ..

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Indian-American Gitanjali Rao wins 2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Indian-American Gitanjali Rao (11) won the 2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for inventing a quick, low-cost test to detect lead-contaminated water. She was selected from 10 finalists who had spent three months collaborating with scientists to develop their ideas. Key Facts Rao’s prototype device named named Tethys, after the Greek goddess for fresh ..

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Hans Joachim Schellnhuber wins 2017 Blue Planet Prize

Prof Hans Joachim Schellnhuber from Germany won 2017 Blue Planet Prize, world’s most prestigious award for pioneers in environmental science. He was awarded for establishing new field of science ‘Earth System Analysis’ and introducing most influential concepts including the notion of tipping elements in the climate system in Tokyo. He is Director of the Potsdam ..

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ISKCON’s Govardhan Eco Village wins Green Platinum Award

The Govardhan Eco Village, set up by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in Wada taluka of Palghar district, Maharashtra has won the Green Platinum Award. The award was received by village’s director, Gauranga Das during the Green Building Congress-2017 held at Jaipur in Rajasthan. Govardhan Eco Village The village is a farm community ..

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