Monday, 23 October 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 13th Oct - 23rd October 2017




  1. ‘Pandit Tirtha Nath Sarma Nirmala Debi Award 2017’ will be presented to renowned scholar and writer Dr Malini Goswami by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
  2. The Dainik Asam Literary Award for the year 2016 was today conferred on noted writer Monalisa Saikia for her novel Shankhaninad.
  3. India ended their 10-year wait for continental triumph when they beat a gutsy Malaysia 2-1 in a nail-biting final to clinch their third Asia Cup hockey title.
  4. Dr Hemonta Kumar Dutta, Professor and Head, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh was conferred the ICMR Award for Biomedical Research conducted in underdeveloped areas for the year 2014
  5. The Assam Jatiya Bidyalay Educational Trust and Socio-Economic Trust today announced the Assam Jatiya Bidyalay Sanman-2017. The awardees are noted music composer and singer Sunil Dev and distinguished author Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi. The award which was instituted in the year 2014, seeks to honour distinguished persons making commendable contribution in diverse fields of the State such as education, literature, sports, art, social service, etc.
  6. The 12th Pabindra Nath Sarma and the 18th Kunjabala Devi Memorial Journalism Awards were presented to Mamata Mishra, Senior Staff Reporter of The Assam Tribune, and Gagan Kumar Nath, Sipajhar Correspondent of Asomiya Khabor
  7. The Indian government’s Aadhaar card scheme, which has enrolled more than one billion people, has helped the exchequer save about USD 9 billion by eliminating fraud in beneficiary lists, its architect Nandan Nilekani has said.
  8. India and Russia will kick start a Mega War Game involving their Army , Navy and Air Force.
  9. Assam State and Transport Corporation is mooting the idea of Green Buses in the City .
  10. Google has emerged as the most authentic brand in the Country after Microsoft , Amazon , Maruti Suzuki and Apple according to the New York based Global Communications Cohn and Wolfe.
  11. New Zealand to get its youngest-ever female PM after minority party threw its support behind Labour leader Jacinda Ardern

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