28th October 2017 Today Current Affairs, Daily GK Updates

28th October Today Current Affairs, Daily GK Updates

28th October 2017 Current Affairs | Daily GK Questions

1. New policy to soon to be implemented on opium cultivation

Major Highlights:

  • The CBN (Central Bureau of Narcotics) permits and purchase the produced opium.
  • The MQY (Minimum Qualifying Yield) policy is used for purchase and tender allocation of opium.
  • Opium refers to “Afeem” in Hindi.

2. Pilot Project for Leopards to come up in Rajasthan

Major Highlights:

  • 3 sanctuaries will be assigned in the state for leopard habitat conservation.
  • Likely to be implanted in Jaisamand, Kumbalgarh Sanctuary and Todgarh Sanctuary surrounded by Aravalli Ranges.
  • Forest and Environment Chief Secretary- Nihal Chand Goel will get aids from CAMPA.

3. Chakma community triggers for its rights in Arunachal Pradesh

Major Highlights:

  • The community is not given rights by the state as they are not considered native citizens of the country.
  • The Chakma Community (Refugee) has immigrated from the Tibet-Myanmar belt in the Indian States.
  • The community is at present settled in Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya and West Bengal.
  • The community applies in any of the exam from the SC category.
  • The community immigrated in Indian in the 1960s.

4. Clean chit given to the new norm of Ujjain Temple by the Supreme Court

Major Highlights:

What was the issue?

  • The Jyotirlinga was deteriorating due to the offering of water and sugar mixed in the panchamrut.

Resolution:

  • According to new rule only 500ml RO processed water can be offered to the Jyotirlinga.
  • Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple in Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh is one of the ancient temple).
  • For the Bhasma Aarti, the lingum will be fully covered with the dry cloth.

 

5. Karti Chidambaram Under Investigation by CBI and ED

Major Highlights:

  • He is the son of former finance minister “P Chidambaram’
  • He has been accused of interfering and influencing the foreign direct investment treating the INX Media for the investment of Rs 305 crore.
  • Accusations also put doubt on the former president and investigation is being donned on decisions taking by him.
  • He has been Finance Minister from 204-2008 and 2012 to 2014.

6. India won Silver in ISSF World Cup

  • Sangram Dahiya won the Silver medal in the ISSF finals.
  • ISSF is the International Shooting Sports Federation.



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