Current Affairs Published on 03/10/2017

1. Watchmaker Fossil has roped in actors Varun Dhawan and Shruti Haasan as its first brand ambassadors in the country.

2. Five Indians have been included in the top-20 players of the BWF men’s singles rankings. These five Indian Players are – HS Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth, Ajay Jayaram, Sameer Verma and B Sai Praneeth.

3. A coffee table book on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was globally launched and presented to several American lawmakers. “The Making of a Legend” has images and text depicting Modi’s journey, his struggles and initiatives since assuming the office in 2014.

4. India and Norway signed a Letter of Intent to extend bilateral cooperation within health sector through the Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) for a period of three years starting from 2018.

5. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu unveiled a 1.8-metre-tall bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on the occasion of the 148th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation.

6. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana-Saubhagya’ in New Delhi to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.

7. Artificial intelligence banking platform Payjo has launched an AI-powered chat assistant for State Bank of India to addresses customer enquiries.

8. President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the newly-built airport at Shirdi in Maharashtra and flagged off the facility’s first commercial flight to Mumbai.

9. Thaawarchand Gehlot Flags off “WALKATHON” for Older Persons at India Gate to mark ‘International Day of Older Persons’.

10. Cabinet approved signing of (i) Inter-bank Local Currency Credit Line Agreement and (ii) Cooperation Memorandum relating to Credit Ratings by EDIM Bank under BRICS Interbank Cooperation mechanism.