10 October 2017 Current Affairs for Government Exams

Following is the 10 October 2017 Current Affairs for Government Exams

1.Vice President inaugurated 3rd International Conference on Yoga.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 3rd International Conference on Yoga in New Delhi.
The theme of this year’s conference will be ‘Yoga for Wellness’.
The 2-day conference has six technical sessions.

2. U’khand Govt launched ‘Solar Briefcase’ to provide Electricity in Remote Areas.

Uttarakhand State Government and a charitable funding agency named Swan Cultural Center and Foundation launched ‘Solar Briefcase’ in Kedarnath Dham.
The initiative was taken to provide electricity to far-flung areas in the hill state.

3. India Water Week inaugurated by President.

President Shri Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated India Water Week 2017 on October 10, 2017 in New Delhi.
The theme of India Water Week – 2017 is “Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth”.
About 1500 delegates from India and 13 other countries will attend the five-day international event.

4. Govt imposes anti-dumping duty on certain Chinese steel products.

The Union Finance Ministry has imposed anti-dumping duty on imports of certain steel wire rods from China for 5 years to guard interest of domestic players from cheap in-bound shipments.
The duty will be difference between landed value of steel products and US $535 per tonne while for others, it should be gap between landed value and US $546 per tonne.
Steel wire rod products are used in many sectors such as automotive components, railway, engineering and construction.

5. PepsiCo India Chairman and CEO D Shivakumar resigns.

PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd’s Chairman and Chief Executive officer D. Shivakumar has resigned.
He will be joining Aditya Birla Group as president (corporate strategy and business development).
Ahmed El Sheikh is currently senior vice-president and general manager for PepsiCo Egypt and Jordan.
Ahmed El Sheikh will succeed Shivakumar as PepsiCo India CEO.

6. Iceland becomes smallest nation ever to enter FIFA World Cup.

Iceland becomes the smallest country ever to qualify for the final stage of the FIFA World Cup, after topping its qualifying group.
The island nation has a population of over 3,34,000 with over 20,000 registered football players.

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