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10 October 2017 Current Affairs from The Hindu

Kunal Sir, Published On:10-Oct-2017



1. Supreme Court bans sale of crackers in Delhi


·        The sale of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR is banned by the Supreme Court till November 1, 2017.

·        This step is taken for the health of the citizens.

·        The judgement if Supreme Court came on the petitions challenging the 12th September modification of the November 2016 ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi.

·        Last year, the air quality in Delhi deteriorated and choked the city which led to closing of schools.

·        Sulphur from firecrackers on combustion produces sulphur-dioxide which is very harmful for health.

·        Various efforts are made by the government, media and civil society every year for creating awareness of the harms of bursting firecrackers.                                                                                                     

                                                                                                      Source: The Hindu



2. Noble Prize in Economics


·        Richard H. Tholer won the Noble prize 2017 for economics.

·        He is awarded noble prize “for his contributions to the field of behavioural economics”.

·        He is also known as the founding father of behavioural economics.

·        Presently, he is a professor at the Chicago Booth School of Business.

·        He is popular for his “nudge theory” as for personally prodding people towards rational decision making.

·        He wrote many books and he autograph every single copy of his famed book,  Nudge: Improving Decisions about health ,wealth and happiness with the words: “Nudge for Good”.

                                                                                                 Source: The Hindu



3. Star-crossed Don Quixote actor Rochefort is dead


·        Jean Rochefort, the French actor played many prominent roles in Hollywood movies.

·        He died aged 87.

                                                                                                    Source: The Hindu



4. India goes down fighting against Colombia


·        Colombia beat India by 2-1 in FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium.

·        In other match US beat Ghana by 1-0.

                                                                                                      Source: The Hindu



5. Petroleum Products in ambit of GST


·        The Union government will consult to the states for bringing petroleum products into the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

·        Petroleum products are now facing a high central and state levies.

·        Presently, the centre levies an excise duty of Rs 19.48 per litre on petrol and state levy VAT from 6-48%.

·        Currently, petrol, diesel, natural gas and alcohol are outside GST.

                                                                                                       Source: The Hindu



6. Rohingya are infiltrators: ICHR note


·        A seminar to flesh out the difference between “refugees” and “illegal infiltrators” was organised by the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR).

·        According to this seminar Rohingya Muslims are an example of “Illegal Infiltrators”.

·        Refugees for India: Victims of religio-ethnic cleansing form the neighbouring countries which were part of eternal Bharat since time immemorial but got separated from India in 1947, are entitled to shelter and rehabilitation in India.

                                                                                                      Source: The Hindu


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