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OCTOBER CURRENT AFFAIRS
Current Affair Updates 5 October,2015
October 6, 2015
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SHANKAR MANOHAR ELECTED AS THE PRESIDENT OF BCCI

 

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The newly-elected Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president, Shashank Manohar, has promised to initiate stern and practical steps and deliver results in two months to win back the confidence of Indian cricket fans.


NTPC MAY SELL POWER TO BANGLADESH FROM UPCOMING ASSAM PLANT

 

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State-run NTPC will consider selling electricity to Bangladesh from its upcoming 750 MW plant at Kokrajhar in Assam once the neighbouring country finalises plans to buy power from Palatana project in Tripura.


ICHR TO EXPLORE EUROPE’S CONNECT TO INDIA’S PAST

 

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The Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) has proposed to offer Indian scholars access to “multiple sources” of history to arrive at India’s past, to present it more accurately than before.

The council has been conducting training programmes and workshops for research scholars in historiography and methods, but under the new project, it would organise 21-day training capsules annually for junior scholars and teachers in history to equip them with basics of epigraphy, manuscriptology and numismatics to help them keep abreast with the latest in this field.


TATA STEEL INVESTS RS.22,000 CR IN ODISHA PROJECTS

 

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Tata Steel is set to commission the first phase of its Kalinganagar plant, where it has invested Rs.22,000 crore so far, in the next fiscal. The project is the largest single location greenfield steel project in India having a rated capacity of three million tonne per annum in the first phase.


NMDC SLASHES IRON ORE RATES BY OVER 50 PER CENT

 

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State-run miner NMDC has slashed prices of iron ore fines by more than 52 per cent to Rs 1,460 per tonne for the current month as compared to Rs 3,060 a tonne in January this year as it faces subdued ore demand.


RARE TURTLE-SHAPED ANCIENT TOMB EXCAVATED IN CHINA

Archaeologists in China have excavated a rare turtle-shaped brick tomb dating back to about 800 years which may contain human remains of several generations. The tomb of the mid to late Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) was discovered in April by a villager in Shangzhuang village ofShanxi Province while he was building the foundation for his new house.


80-YEAR-OLD NRI IN UK TO WALK FROM KANYAKUMARI TO DELHI

 

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An 80-year-old NRI philanthropist in the UK will undertake a 4,160-Km long walk from Kanyakumari to New Delhi in six months to raise 1.5 million pounds for various charities.

Balwant Grewal, who is the chairman of India Association, will commence his marathon walk from Kanyakumari on October 25 and finish in New Delhi on April 4 next year.


 

SATYAJIT RAY’S ‘APU TRILOGY’ IN TOP FIVE GREATEST ASIAN FILMS

 

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Celebrated filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s ‘The Apu Trilogy’ is among the top five greatest Asian films of all-time, it was announced at the Busan International Film Festival here. The Busan International Film Festival is marking its 20th anniversary with a list of the 100 best Asian films of all time, based on a poll of 73 noted filmmakers and critics.


GOLF-MALAYSIA’S DANNY CHIA ENDS 13-YEAR TITLE DROUGHT IN TAIWAN

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Malaysia’s Danny Chia won the Taiwan Masters on Sunday to capture his first Asian Tour title in 13 years after making a successful comeback from career-threatening neck surgery.

The 42-year-old Chia shot a final-round of one-over par 73 to finish at three-under overall, giving him a two-shot victory over the third round leader, China’s Liang Wen-chong, who bogeyed the last three holes for a 76.


CHINA WIN ASIA BASKETBALL TITLE, QUALIFY FOR OLYMPICS

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China’s men beat the Philippines 78-67 in the FIBA Asia Championship final before an ecstatic 7,000-strong capacity home crowd in Changsha late on Saturday to secure a place at the 2016 Olympics.


SHANKARABHARANAM PRODUCER EDIDA NAGESWARA RAO DEAD

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Producer of landmark movies like Shankarabharanam, Sagarasangamam andSwatimutyam, Edida Nageswara Rao passed away on Sunday evening in the city in a corporate hospital.The body of the 81-year-old award winning producer would be taken to his ‘Shankarabharanam Nivasam’ at Film Nagar on Monday morning and the last rites would take place at Mahaprasthanam crematorium in the evening. He is survived by wife and a son.