Current Affairs& GK for Banking/SSC Exams- 5th October 2016

Dear Readers, we are presenting Daily Current Affairs for All Exams- 5th October 2016.

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Current Affairs& GK for Banking/SSC Exams

1. France becomes first country to ban plastic cups and plates
1. France has become the first country in the world to ban disposable plastic cups and plates.
2. The country has passed a law in September 2016 that will go into effect in January 2020. The law will require all disposable tableware to be made from 50% biologically-sourced materials that can be composted at home. That number will rise to 60% by January of 2025.
3. The measure is an addition to France's Energy Transition for Green Growth Act, a wide-reaching law adopted in 2015 with the aim of mitigating the impact of climate change.
4. In July 2016, France imposed a total ban on the distribution of lightweight plastic bags at supermarket checkouts

2. Daniel Ricciardo wins 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix
1. Daniel Ricciardo  won the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix held at the Sepang International Circuit in Selangor, Malaysia.
2. Max Verstappen finished second while Nico Rosberg ended at the third position.

3. Nayanjot Lahiri wins 2016 John F Richards Prize

1. Nayanjot Lahiri, Professor of History at the Ashoka University, was  awarded with the 2016 John F. Richards Prize for her book Ashoka in Ancient India.
2. The prize will be awarded to her at the Association’s 131st Annual Meeting in January, 2017.

4. World Teachers' Day 2016 observed across the world

1. The World Teachers’ Day (WTD) 2016 was observed across the world on 5 October 2016.
2. The theme for the World Teachers’ Day 2016 was Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status.
3. The theme for the 2016 WTD embodies the fundamental principles of the fifty-year-old Recommendation. It also throws light on the need to support teachers as reflected in the agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A specific education goal, SDG4, pledges to Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

5. Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and African Asian Rural Development Organization

1. The Union Cabinet  approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the African Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) for capacity building programmes in the field of rural development.
2. Under this MoU, capacity building programmes for AARDO member countries will be organized every year at various Institutions of Excellence in India such as National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Indian Institute of Management and others. 

6. India, Singapore sign three MoUs strengthening ties on countering terror, skill development

1. India and Singapore have signed three agreements (MoUs) in the fields of skill development and IPR to boost bilateral relations between them. These agreements were signed in New Delhi during Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s official state visit to India.
2. MoU in the field of Industrial Property Cooperation: It was signed between Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) and Intellectual Property Office (IPO), Singapore MoU on collaboration in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training: It was National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and ITEES Singapore. MoU on collaboration in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training: It was signed between Government of Assam and ITEES Singapore

7. Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa won 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

1. The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry  was awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa.
2. The trio were bestowed with the prestigious award for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.
3. Jean-Pierre Sauvage is a French coordination chemist. Sir James Fraser Stoddart is a Scottish chemist. He works in the area of supramolecular chemistry and nanotechnology. Bernard L Feringa is a synthetic organic chemist, specializing in molecular nanotechnology and homogenous catalysis.

8. Aadhaar card must for LPG subsidy after November 2016

1. The Union Government has made Aadhaar card mandatory for availing cooking gas (LPG) subsidies after November 2016. In this regard, the Union Petroleum Ministry has asked Oil marketing companies (OMCs) to facilitate enrollments of Aadhaar of the consumers to avail the subsidy. 2. Currently, the government gives 12 LPG cylinders at subsidised rates per household in a year. The subsidy on every LPG cylinder is transferred directly into bank accounts of individuals who then buy the cooking fuel at market rates.