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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Daily Current Affairs Updates from 10 October 2014

1) 2014 Nobel Prize for peace announced: History was made on Friday when an Indian and a Pakistani jointly shared the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014. India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for "showing great personal courage" and their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education. Read details>> http://goo.gl/hUPvGx

2) At 17, Malala becomes the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner: By sharing 2014 Nobel Peace Prize with Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzay — widely referred to simply as Malala — becomes the youngest to ever win the Peace Prize. The teenager garnered international attention in 2012, when she was shot in the head by Taliban gunman for supporting girls' rights to education. The attack left Malala fighting for her life, but she survived and went on to become a global advocate for the education of women. In 2013, she delivered an impassioned speech to the United Nations in New York, and created the Malala Fund to help empower young women around the world. 

3) Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg met PM Narendra Modi: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Soon after the meeting, Modi tweeted, "It was wonderful meeting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. We discussed a wide range of issues." On his first visit to India, Zuckerberg on Thursday met telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss expanding reach of internet including by using alternate technology.

4) Leela Samson resigned as Sangeet Natak Akademi chief: India's leading institution for performing arts, Sangeet Natak Akademi, has been rendered headless as its chief Leela Samson, appointed by the UPA government, has resigned for unknown reasons before her term was supposed to end. Samson tendered her resignation from the post on September 30, which was in turn accepted by the culture ministry, Union minister of state for culture Shripad Yesso Naik said. She was the 12th chairperson of the akademi, which is serving as the apex institution of performing arts in the country. The UPA government had appointed Samson, an eminent Bharatnatyam dancer, as the chairperson of the akademi in August 2010 for a period of five years. Her term was supposed to end in 2015.

5) Urban housing mission to be named after Sardar Patel: To ensure housing for all by 2022, the urban housing mission will be soon launched and will be named after Sardar Patel, said Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu. "Under the Sardar Patel Urban Housing Mission, 30 million houses will be built by 2022, mostly for the economically weaker sections and low income groups, through public-private-partnership, interest subsidy and increased flow of resources to the housing sector,” Naidu said.

6) World Mental Health Day Observed: The World Mental Health Day Observed on 10 October 2014 across the world to raise awareness about mental illness and its effects on people. The theme for the year 2014 is "Living with Schizophrenia".


7) National Postal Day celebrated: Though, we are living in an age of emails, mobile phones and faxes etc but it is the postal service that has remained the largest mode of communication in India. National Postal Day is celebrated on 10 October every year.
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