Daily Current Affairs 1 October 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 1 October 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 1 October 2017. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 1 October 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Paramilitary readies non-lethal weapons

  • The devices are for peace-keeping during incidents of civil unrest.
  • The devices include shock batons, chilli grenades and laser dazzler which causes temporary blindness.

2. UP CM performs priest duties for 5 days in Gorakhpur

  • UP CM Yogi Adityanath who is the head priest at the Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur conducted the rituals during Navratri.
  • He is the first CM to lead a Dussehra procession from the monastery.

3. AIR may launch new services in Japan, Germany

  • All India Radio has announced plans to expand its global operations to Japan, Germany, Canada, Maldives.
  • AIR’s External Services Division presently broadcasts programmes to over 108 countries.

4. Stampede hit bridge was not widened despite sanction

  • Ex-Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had sanctioned Rs.12 crore in Feb 2016 for the widening of the foot overbridge at Mumbai’s Elphinstone station.
  • Last week, 23 people lost lives in a stampede at the same foot overbridge.

International News

1. UAE begins charging ‘sin’ tax on tobacco, energy drinks

  • Tobacco and energy drinks will be taxed at 100% while a 50% tax will be levied on soft drinks.
  • This comes as the country aims to diversify revenue generation from sources other than oil and cope with low global energy prices.

2. Italy orders N Korean envoy to leave country

  • Italy has ordered the North Korean ambassador to leave the country in a protest over N Korea’s missile launches and nuclear tests.
  • Italy said that N Korea has to understand that isolation is inevitable if it does not change the course.

3. 22 Pak, IS terrorists killed

  • They were killed in a joint military operation conducted by the US and Afghanistan in the province of Nangarhar.
  • Two ISIS hideouts were also destroyed in the air strike.

Business News

1. India to get its first shipment of US crude oil tomorrow

  • The govt has encouraged state-controlled refiners to buy US and Canadian crude from US Gulf coast as it looks at cheaper alternatives.
  • Notably, India is the 3rd largest oil importer.

2. Volkswagen withdraws sale of Ducati unit

  • This comes amid persistent opposition from its labour groups.
  • Volkswagen considered selling Ducati as part of an asset review to examine options for operations that aren’t a fit for its car and truck focus.

3. Lehman, Citi settle $2 billion financial crisis-era dispute

  • Citigroup and Lehman Brothers have resolved the fight over $2.1 billion after Citigroup agreed to give back $1.74 billion to the estate of Lehman Brothers.
  • The money was returned after Lehman argued that it should go to its creditors.

Sports News
1. India need to beat Aus in 5th ODI to regain world no.1 spot

  • With the win, resulting in 4-1 series win for India, the team will rise one rating point above the currently top-ranked South Africa.
  • If Australia wins the match, they would still remain the third spot.

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