All Important current affair for today that can be asked by examiners in current GK questions to check how informed you are listed below.
National News Important Current Affair Updates – 12 October 2016
ExamPariksha publishes relevant fact based daily Current Affairs to cover all important happening and developments in the National sphere in this section.
☀ The 4th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting was held at Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was aimed at strengthening the collaboration amongst the BRICS countries in the areas of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).
☀ Former Uttarakhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has been conferred with a prestigious award by the Ugandan government for promoting human values through his literature. Nishank, who is currently a BJP MP from Haridwar, has authored a number of books and anthologies.
☀ Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced that the sex ratio in the state has reached 922 as of September 2016. Earlier, the sex ratio in Haryana state was 837.
☀ The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has appointed a committee has submitted its recommendations. This committee has suggested an overhaul in transmission planning to facilitate transfer of power on economic principles. This committee has been headed by : Mata Prasad (power system expert).
International Important Current Affair Updates – 12 October 2016
Questions from International sphere are often asked in interviews, written exams conducted by various recruiters. The following international news has important daily current affairs which you must know as an informed individual.
☀ Activist Ilham Tohti was jailed for life after opposing China’s policies in the violence-stricken west, has been announced the winner of the Martin Ennals award for human rights defenders. This award is popularly known as “Human Rights Nobel”. Tohti won this award “for spending two decades trying to foster dialogue between China’s Han majority and the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority“.
☀ China and Russia will hold their second anti-missile drills in 2017.
- This comes after South Korea and the US announced their plans to deploy the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)system in South Korea to protect against any North Korean threats.
- Note : North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test recently.
☀ The Russia and Turkey have agreed to intensify military and intelligence contacts. They also have agreed on the need for aid to get to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
- Decision in this regard was taken after meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin on sidelines of World Energy Congress in Istanbul.
☀ The 28th India and Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) and Second Bilateral Maritime Exercise have commenced at Belawan, Indonesia in the Andaman Sea. The 17-day-long bilateral exercise will demonstrate India’s commitment to its ties with Indonesia and to maritime security in Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
☀ The World Health Organisation has asked all countries to introduce a sugary drinks tax (around 20%) as a way of curbing the obesity, especially in children.
Economics Important Current Affairs News Today – 12 October 2016
The following economics current news update has all important economy news for exams. These will also help in developing a better understanding of general Economy.
☀ With increasing role of technology in the global economy, the World Economic Forum is establishing a new center in San Francisco to connect tech companies and policymakers.
- This new facility will be bringing government officials and tech companies together to create frameworks for more productive legislative policies that can be implemented worldwide.
☀ The Central Board of Excise and Customs has announced that, government has doubled the monetary limit in case of excise duty evasion to ₹2 crore. The move aims to maintain uniformity of practice in central excise and service tax.
- Note that : In October 2015, the monetary limit for excise related offences was set at ₹1 crore.
☀ India’s holdings of the US government bonds have touched a high of $123.7 billion, making the country the 12th largest holder, according to the US Treasury Department’s latest data. China and Japan are top two countries with the largest exposure to American government securities at $1.22 trillion and $1.15 trillion, respectively.
☀Government has appointed Reserve Bank’s Executive Director G Mahalingam as a Whole-Time Member of markets regulator SEBI.
12 October 2016 – Important Current Affair Updates Sports News
The following important current affairs about sports news are relevant from exam point of view. Questions might appear in upcoming exams:
☀ Indian Test captain Virat Kohli has been presented with the ICC Test mace for being the number one-ranked Test side, at the end of the Indore Test against New Zealand.
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