Current Affairs& GK for Banking/SSC Exams- 9th October 2016

Dear Readers, we are presenting Daily Current Affairs for All Exams- 9th October 2016.

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

1. Indian-origin barrister Shami Chakrabarti appointed to UK shadow cabinet
1. Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition, appointed Indian-origin barrister Shami Chakrabarti to the UK’s shadow cabinet.
2. Baroness Chakrabarti’s appointment as a member of the Lords was met with criticism from prominent Jews and Labour MPs.
Corbyn also handed a major promotion to his long-time ally Diane Abbott, making her shadow home secretary.
3. Other appointees include Sir Keir Starmer, who has been invited back as shadow Brexit secretary.

2. Harika Dronavalli Beats Hou Yifan At International Chess Meet
1. India's Harika Dronavalli defeated World No. 1 Hou Yifan of China to be at joint fourth position in the Isle of Man international Chess tournament.
2. This tournament was took place from October 1st to 9th, 2016. Harika is now with five points after seven rounds, just one and a half points behind the championship leader Eljanov Pavel of Ukraine.

3. World Post Day 2016 observed with theme Innovation, Integration and Inclusion
1. World Post Day 2016 was on 9 October 2016 observed across the world with the theme Innovation, Integration and Inclusion.
2. The purpose of World Post Day is to bring awareness to the Post's role in the everyday lives of people and businesses, as well as its contribution to global social and economic development.
4. India’s first international arbitration centre inaugurated in Mumbai
1. The first International Arbitration Centre of India was inaugurated in Mumbai, Maharashtra to provide an arbitration platform for Indian business houses to negotiate commercial disputes. The Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA) was launched by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
2. With this Maharashtra becomes first state in the country to clear policy for institutional arbitration. It is also considered as a major step towards making Mumbai an International Financial Services Centre (IFSC)

5. Indian Pharma companies rank 19th in Biopharmaceutical Competitiveness & Investment (BCI) Survey
1. Indian pharmaceutical companies have ranked low at 19th position with an overall score of 59 out of 100 among in the Biopharmaceutical Competitiveness & Investment (BCI) Survey. 2. The survey of 28 countries was commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and executed by the Pugatch Consilium. It was third edition of survey.

6. Sprinter Srabani Nanda wins Ekalabya Award
1.Sprinter Srabani Nanda has bagged the 24th Ekalabya Award for the year 2016 in recognition of her sporting excellence.
2. Srabani won gold in 200m, silver in 100m and 4x100m relay in 12th South Asian Games held in Guwahati in February. She had also won bronze in 100m and 4x100m relay in Asian Grand Prix Athletics in Thailand in June 2015.



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