Current Affairs Update – 1-3 October, 2017

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here are the Important Current Affairs from 1 to 3 October, 2017. These are very important for the upcoming IBPS PO, IBPS RRB, OICL AO, UIIC Assistant & NICL Assistant Exams.

Banking & Financial
Mukhya Mantri Kaushal Samvardhan
and Kaushalya Yojana flagged off in MP

  • Madhya Pradesh Government has
    implemented the Chief Minister’s Skill Promotion and Skills Scheme to provide
    jobs by providing employment oriented training to the youth.
  • The Tribal Affairs Department of
    MP government will train educated youths of Scheduled Tribe category for job in
    various employment-oriented professions and establish their own venture through
  • All the youth who are in the age
    group of 18-35 are being benefitted through Mukhya Mantri Kaushal Samvardhan
    Yojana and Mukhya Mantri Kaushalya Yojana.
  • The Madhya Pradesh government has
    permitted Rs 30 crores for constant execution of the scheme from year 2017-18
    to 2019-20.
  • This scheme is aimed to cover
    6,000 youth and  nearly 2000 youths will
    be trained every year. Successful trainees from various training programmes
    organized by Government of India/State government institutions, UGC recognized
    universities selected by MAPCET, NSDC partner institutions, industries will be
    provided placements.
Mukhya Mantri Kaushalya Yojana

  • The Chief Minister Kaushalya
    Yojana is being launched to train the women and make women self-reliant by the
    state government.
  • The main objective of this scheme
    is to provide necessary skill to women to get employment and self-employment,
    to ensure the participation of women by providing skill in non-conventional
    areas and to increase the employment opportunities of women.
  • The plan has been set to train
    two lakh women every year in this scheme.
  • Under this scheme, women will be
    provided healthcare, telecom, retail, security, construction, automotive, IT
    and ITES, banking and financial services, apparel med-ups and home furnishing,
    tourism and hospitality, electronics and hardware, beauty and wellness, capital
    goods, Domestic worker and food processing sector will be provided free
Mukhya Mantri Kaushal Samvardhan

  • The main objective of the Chief
    Minister Skill Promotion Scheme, being trained to train youth and self-help, is
    to bring uniformity in the skill development training programs being run by
    different departments, to increase the quality of training and increase the
    employment potential, bringing uniformity according to the national standards.
  • In this scheme, the youth will be
    encouraged to provide retail, agriculture, security, construction, automotive,
    furniture and fittings, IT and ITES, banking and financial services, apparel
    med-ups and home furnishing, plumbing, telecom, green jobs, food processing,
    capital goods, domestic Free training for workers, tourism and hospitality and
    electronic and hardware will be given.

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News related to India & states
Andhra Pradesh CM launches
‘Swachh Andhra Mission’

  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister
    Chandrababu Naidu launched ‘Swachh Andhra Mission’ on 2 October 2017, on the
    occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
  • Ace shuttler PV Sindhu was
    appointed as the brand ambassador of the mission. She along with the state
    minister for Information Technology and Rural Development Nara Lokesh and
    public representatives was present at the occasion.
  • Speaking on the occasion, Naidu
    praised Singhu and said that it is a proud moment for the state that Sindhu is
    the brand ambassador for Swachh Andhra.
  • Backing the aim of Open
    Defecation Free (ODF) Andhra Pradesh, the Minister said “Prime Minister
    Modi launched Swachh Bharat three years ago. Cleanliness makes society healthy
    and better. We are taking those targets ahead.”
  • Naidu further added that girls
    and women should live with respect and to achieve the same, every house needs
    to have a toilet. He said that the state government is working on making the
    state 100 per cent ODF by March 2018. He said that the state would have to
    construct 22 lakh more toilets by March 2018.
India, Bangladesh to hold
bi-annual border talks on Rohingyas, fake currency smuggling

  • The Chiefs of the border guarding
    forces of India and Bangladesh would be holding bi-annual talks to discuss a
    host of issues including movement of Rohingya immigrants across the border on 3
    October 2017 at New Delhi.
  • The Director General-level talks,
    the 45th between the two sides, will be held between a 24-member delegation of
    the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) led by Director General Maj Gen. Abul Hossain
    and Border Security Force (BSF) of India led by its chief KK Sharma. The talks
    will be held at a BSF camp for the duration of 4 days.
Following are some of the issues that would be discussed during the

  • The movement of Rohingya refugees
  • Smuggling of fake Indian currency
  • Smuggling of drugs and narcotic
  • Human trafficking
  • Trans-border crimes including
    cattle smuggling
First Woman Chief Justice of
Delhi HC to head panel on OBC Sub Categorisation

  • Retired justice G Rohini would
    head the 5-member commission to examine the politically-sensitive issue of
    sub-categorisation of Other Backward Castes (OBCs) and give in its report
    within 3-months.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind
    appointed the commission under Justice G Rohini, who has the distinction of
    being first woman Chief Justice of Delhi high court and had retired earlier
    this year.
  • The decision to select the
    commission takes after the August 23 Cabinet decision to analyze the degree of
    biased dispersion of benefits of reservation among caste, communities,
    incorporated into the general class of OBC.
  • Presently, there is no
    sub-categorisation and 27% reservation is a gigantic entity. The
    sub-categorisation within OBC list would mean a more reasonable allocation of
    reservation as per statistical population.
All cities and towns in five more
States declared Open Defecation Free

  • The Union government declared 5
    more states- Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana , Jharkhand and Chattisgarh
    as ‘Open Defecation Free’ on 2 October 2017, the same day when Swacch Bharat
    Mission completed three years.
  • This was declared by the Minister
    of Housing and Urban Affairs on the occasion of the third anniversary of the
    mission.  The Minister said that all the
    five states have reached the milestone of making all its cities and towns open
    defecation free.
Swacch Bharat Mission Report after 3-years

  • The target was to build about 66
    lakh individual household toilets in urban areas, against that 38 lakh toilets
    have already been built and building of another 14 lakh toilets is in progress.
  • Over 2-lakh community and public
    toilet seats have been constructed as against the mission target of 5-lakh
    toilet seats.
  • For Solid Waste Management,
    efforts are on to produce over 500 MW of electricity and over 50 lakh tons of
    compost from municipal solid waste to allow dispensation of the entire solid
    waste being generated in urban areas.
Five States get new Governors

  • India’s President Ram Nath Kovind
    on 30 September 2017 announced the appointment of new governors for five states
    of the country. The states include Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam
    and Meghalaya.
Following are the names of the
new Governors:

  • 1- B. D. Mishra: Governor of
    Arunachal Pradesh
  • 2- Satya Pal Malik : Governor of
  • 3- Banwarilal Purohit : Governor
    of Tamil Nadu
  • 4- Jagdish Mukhi :  Governor of Assam
  • 5- Ganga Prasad : Governor of
Banwari Lal Purohit has been made
the Governor of Tamil Nadu. So far, the additional charge of the governor of
Tamil Nadu was being handled by Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao.
Previously, Banwari Lal was serving as the governor of Assam. His role in the
political uprising in this state of south India can be important. They are
considered to be the big leaders of Vidarbha.

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Baishya elected as chairmen of
two sub-committees of IWF

  • Indian Weightlifting Federation
    President, Birendra Prasad Baishya has been elected as the chairman of two
    sub-committees of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
  • Baishya was elected as the
    chairman of International Weightlifting Federation’s Ethics Commission as well
    as of Anti-Disciplinary Commission at the world body’s Executive Committee
    Meeting, which was held at Bucharest, Romania.
  • He is also the Vice-President of
    Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation.
Jagmeet Singh becomes first Sikh
politician to lead Canada’s major New Democratic Party

  • Jagmeet Singh, a Sikh lawyer was
    elected the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP), becoming the first
    non-white politician to lead a major political party in Canada.
  • Jagmeet Singh, who is the Ontario
    provincial lawmaker, was voted on the first ballot to head the party into the
    2019 election against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals.
  • He won the crucial first-ballot
    victory over three other candidates by receiving 53.6 percent of the vote.
  • Singh is the first member of a
    minority community to lead a major Canadian federal political party. He now has
    the thorny task of reforming the party that lost 59 seats in the 2015 election.
  • The NDP-New Democratic Party is
    currently at the 3rd place in Canada’s Parliament, with 44 of 338 seats. The
    NDP has never held power.
  • Speaking on the occasion, Singh
    said that his main focus would be on issues such as climate change,
    reconciliation with indigenous peoples and electoral reform.
World Habitat Day observed

  • The World Habitat Day was
    celebrated across the world on 2 October 2017 with the theme ‘Housing Policies:
    Affordable Homes’.
  • The day is celebrated to reflect
    on the state of the world’s towns and cities and to emphasize the basic right
    of all to receive adequate shelter.
  • The United Nations In 1985
    designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day.
World News
India, Nepal to conduct first
joint tiger count

  • Nepal and India for the first
    time will commence a joint tiger census next month in their forests, national
    parks and protected areas neighbouring the two countries using a
    globally-recognised method.
  • Conservation authorities and
    specialist would install cameras in various places in tiger habitation as well
    as in buffer zones to capture and track the activities of the big cat.
  • This is the first time
    India-Nepal are counting tiger heads using the same method that is recognised
    internationally. Both countries had decided to use the camera tapping procedure
    for the joint. Through this technology, chances of repeated counting will be
  • Parsa Wildlife Reserve of Nepal
    and the Chitwan National Park in Chitwan are adjoining to the Balmiki Tiger
    Reserve in Bihar. Similarly, Indias Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary adjoins
    Nepals Bardiya National Park while the Indias Dudhwa Tiger Reserve adjoins
    Shuklaphant National Park in Nepal.



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