23 October 2017 Current Affairs For Government Exam

Following is the 23 October 2017 Current Affairs For Government Exam

1. India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra launched.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK).
It is for skilling in Smart Cities & held on 23 October 2017 at New Delhi.
The inauguration was done in collaboration with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).

2. Sri Lankan Coast Guard commissions OPV SURAKSHA gifted by India.

Sri Lankan Coast Guard has commissioned Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) SURAKSHA gifted by India at Colombo port.
It is first OPV of Sri Lankan Coast Guard.
Sri Lankan Coast Guard Ship (SLCGS) Suraksha earlier belonged to Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and was known as Varuna.
It was officially handed over to Sri Lanka Navy at ceremony held at Kochi Port in India in September 2017.

3. Nirmala Sitharaman left for Philippines to attend ADMM.

Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman left for the Philippines to attend the Southeast Asian Defence Ministers’ Meeting for her 1st foreign visit as Defence Minister,
The 2-day ADMM (ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting)-Plus meeting will discuss ways to enhance defense and security cooperation among the member nations.
During her 3-day stay, Ms. Sitharaman is also likely to hold bilateral talks with a number of countries.

4. Bangladesh signs Gas Oil deal with India.

Bangladesh has signed a long-term sales and purchase agreement with an Indian refiner to import gas oil to meet the country’s energy demand.
The deal between Bangladesh Petroleum Corp. (BPC) and Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) was signed in presence of India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.
Under the deal, BPC will take up to 250,000 tonnes of gas oil each year from NRL for the first 3-years of the deal to the BPC’s northern fuel depot via a 131-km (79 mile) pipeline, which will be built by India.

5. HSBC appoints Jayant Rikhye as CEO India.

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) announced the appointment of Jayant Rikhye as the Chief Executive Officer for India.
He succeeds Stuart Milne.
Mr. Rikhye is currently Head of International, Asia-Pacific, responsible for 11 markets in the region.

6. Kidambi Srikanth lifts Denmark Open Superseries Trophy 2017.

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth lifted the Denmark Open Superseries trophy at Odense, Denmark.
He defeated South Korea’s Lee Hyun-il in straight games, 21-10, 21-5 to bag his third Super Series title of the year and fifth overall.
He recently (June 2017) won Australia Open Super Series title.

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