Current Affairs Daily Digest: October 7, 2017
The Current Affairs Daily Digest for October 7, 2017 with important tid-bits on current affairs.
Aadhaar mandatory for PPF, KVP schemes
The Union Government has made linking Aadhaar mandatory for Public Provident Fund, National Savings Certificate and Kisan Vikas Patra schemes. In this regard, subscribers till December 31, 2017 have to link their Aadhaar to schemes. The government has already made mandatory to link Aadhaar to PAN by December 31, 2017 and to SIM connections by February 2018. Some 135 schemes, including free cooking gas, targeted public distribution system, kerosene and fertilizer subsidy and MGNREGA, are reportedly to linked to Aadhaar.
Chhattisgarh bans use of chlorinated plastic and Polyvinyl Chloride
Chhattisgarh Government has banned use of chlorinated plastic and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) with immediate effect. This decision is with an objective to conserve and improve the environment. The state government also has banned manufacture, storage, import, sale, transport and use of such plastic-borne goods. It also has banned advertising and promotion materials like PVC banners, flex, and hoardings.
World Dental Show 2017 opens in Mumbai
The ‘World Dental Show 2017’, 3-day international exhibition was opened in Mumbai, Maharashtra to showcase evolving global technologies and techniques in dentistry. It was hosted by Indian Dental Association (IDA) and witnessed participation from international exhibitors from China, Germany, Israel, Malaysia, Russian, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, UK and US.
Amrender Sharan appointed as amicus curiae on plea to reopen Mahatma Gandhi assassination
The Supreme Court of India has appointed senior advocate and former additional solicitor general Amrender Sharan as amicus curiae on petition seeking reprobe into assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. The petition was filed by Mumbai-based Dr. Pankaj Phadnis, a researcher and trustee of Abhinav Bharat. In the petition he has sought to reopen probe on several grounds, claiming it was one of biggest cover-ups in history. According to petition, there is possibility of involvement of more people in murder. Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead at point blank range in New Delhi on January 30, 1948 by Nathuram Vinayak Godse, a right-wing advocate of Hindu nationalism.
Renowned filmmaker Kundan Shah passes away
Renowned filmmaker Filmmaker Kundan Shah passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He was 69. He was director of romantic drama ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’. He is known for his comedy classic ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ and his 1985–1986 TV series Nukkad with Saeed Akhtar Mirza. He was best known for his wonderful usage of humour and satire to showcase the life & struggles of common citizens.
Uttar Pradesh Government launches Mukhyamantri Samoohik Vivaah Yojana
Uttar Pradesh government has launched ‘Mukhyamantri Samoohik Vivaah Yojana’, a mass marriage scheme. Under it, state social welfare department will conduct the mass marriages and state government will spend Rs 35,000 on each couple, besides gifting them mobile phones and household items. The parents of beneficiary brides under the scheme must be residents of Uttar Pradesh and must belong to Below Poverty Line (BPL). There must be minimum 10 couples in the mass marriage ceremony.