Current Affairs Daily Digest: October 24, 2017

The Current Affairs Daily Digest for October 24, 2017 with important tid-bits on current affairs.

Japan’s ruling coalition wins overwhelming victory in general election

Japan’s ruling coalition of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Komeito party led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won an overwhelming victory in general election. They won more than two-thirds of total 465 seats in the Lower House seats. LDP won 283 seats and Komeito won 29 seats. With this victory, Abe is now on course to become Japan’s longest-serving PM. It will allow him to pursue his cherished goal of proposing changes to country’s pacifist Constitution to beef up the status of the military, which is effectively restricted to self-defence.

Rakesh Asthana appointed as special director of CBI

Senior IPS officer Rakesh Asthana was appointed as special director of Central Bureau of Investigation. (CBI).  He is a 1984-batch IPS officer of Gujarat-cadre. Currently, he is posted as additional director in CBI. Apart from him, Gurbachan Singh was appointed as special director in Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Sudeep Lakhtakia as Special DG in CRPF. Rajesh Ranjan and AP Maheshwari were promoted as Special DG in Border Security Force (BSF).

China to host 2nd edition of World Congress on Marxism

China is going to host 2nd edition of World Congress on Marxism. It will be held at Peking University in Beijing, from May 5-6, 2018 with theme “Marxism and the current world and China”. The congress will discuss Marxism in the 21st century and its development in China. It coincides with 200th birth anniversary of Karl Marx and 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up. Approximately 300 Marxism researchers from all over world will attend the conference.

Cristiano Ronaldo named as 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player award

Real Madrid’s Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo was named as the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player for a second straight year at the 2017 award ceremony held in London, England. He is four-time Ballon d’Or winner, who helped Real Madrid to wins Champions League-La Liga double in 2016-17.

Other category winners

  • FIFA Women’s Player award: Barcelona FC’s and Netherlands national team’s Lieke Martens.
  • Best men’s coach: Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane
  • Best female coach: Netherlands’ Sarina Wiegman.
  • Puskas award for the best goal of 2017:  Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud won it for his ‘scorpion kick’ against Crystal Palace in January 2017.
  • Fan award: Celtic for honouring club’s 1967 ‘Lisbon Lions’ with a stunning 360-degree card display on the 50th anniversary of their historic European Cup win.