Current Affairs& GK for Banking/SSC Exams- 1st October 2016

Dear Readers, we are presenting Daily Current Affairs for All Exams- 1st October 2016.

 Daily Current Affairs
Current Affairs& GK for Banking/SSC Exams

1. Pakistan announces postponement of 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad
1. Pakistan has postponed the 19th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit after India and four other countries announced to boycott the Summit. The summit was schedule to be held on November 9th and 10th, 2016 in Islamabad, capital city of Pakistan. Besides, it was also announced that new set of dates for holding the summit at Islamabad will be announced soon by Nepal, the Chair of SAARC.

2. Ban on polythene at all national monuments from tomorrow
1. Polythene will be banned at all national monuments from tomorrow, the second anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission which coincides with Gandhi Jayanti.
1. He, however, clarified that plastic bottles will not be banned, but tourists will be asked to place those in the recycle bins.
2. With the trial phase of the initiative launched last month, the ban will be applicable in 100-metre radius of the monuments. 
3. As part of the initiative for 'polythene-free monuments' the Union Minister will visit Red Fort, Humayun Tomb and Qutab Minar.

3. PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India Sanitation conference in New Delhi
1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India Sanitation conference (INDOSAN) in New Delhi ahead of second anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission.
2. PM Modi in his inaugural speech highlighted need of behavioural change to achieve the dream of Swachch Bharat and also need to ensure a dirt free India like Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha which was instrumental for the end of colonialism.

4. Arundhati Bhattacharya Gets Year-Long Extension As SBI Chief 
1. Arundhati Bhattacharya will remain the chairperson of the State Bank of India (SBI) for another year. 
2. She will oversee the merger of 6 smaller commercial banks into the country's largest lender.

5. International day of Older Persons: 1st October 
1. Every year 1st October is observed as International day of Older Persons. 
2. The significance of Day is to raise awareness about issues affecting the elderly and to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society. 
3. This year, the theme is "Take a Stand Against

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