Current Affairs Published on 04/10/2017

1. A 38-year-old Sikh lawyer, Jagmeet singh has been elected as the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party, becoming the first non-white politician to head a major political party in the country.

2. A Ghana-based Indian entrepreneur, Birendra Sasmal has won the ‘International Business Person of the Year’ award in the UK for his efforts to bring innovative IT solutions to Africa.

3. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will lead the Indian Parliamentary Delegation in the eighth conference of SAARC President and Member of Parliament, organized in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 4-6 October.

4. The Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi inaugurated the 3rd annual ‘Women of India Organic Festival’ at Dilli Haat (INA).

5. Indian opener Rohit Sharma broke back into the top-five at fifth, while skipper Virat Kohli held on to the numero uno position in the latest ICC ODI rankings.

6. Google, Bharat Heavy Electricals and State Bank of India have been named as the top three best places to work in India by leading global job site Indeed.

7. Reliance Industries ltd has jumped five places to rank as the world’s third-biggest energy company behind Russian gas firm Gazrpom and German utility E.ON, according to Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings.

8. Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been honoured with the Global Diversity Award 2017 in the British Parliament House.

9. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu felicitated film-maker S S Rajamouli with the prestigious ANR National Award for his contribution to the Telugu film industry.

10. Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena has been conferred with 2017 Luxury League Award for his contribution in promotion of brand ‘Khadi’.

11. According to a HSBC survey, India leapt up the global rankings by 12 places to take the 14th spot in terms of best country for expats to live and work in.

12. Veteran Congress leader Makhan Lal Fotedar died. He was 85.

13. Indian captain Virat Kohli became the fastest cricketer to complete 2,000 runs in ODIs as captain.

14. Banking Industry legend Rajiv Sabharwal will be the CEO and Managing Director of Tata Capital Limited.