The Daily Brief – 8th October 2017

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  • The Indian Water Week will be inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind on 10th October in New Delhi. The theme for this year is ‘Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth’. The 5-day international event would be attended by 1500 delegates from India and 13 other countries.
  • On 8th October, 2017, the Indian Air Force will be celebrating its 85th Anniversary.
    he celebrations would be marked by a stellar show in the skies by various aircraft at the Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad. President Ram Nath Kovind has greeted the Indian Air Force on its 85th Anniversary.
  • Coffee output in India is pegged to be a record 3.50 lakh tonnes in the 2017-18 marketing year started this month on higher acreage. According to the Coffee Board, the final output stood lower by 10.34 percent at 3.12 lakh tonnes in 2016-17 marketing year from 3.48 lakh tonnes in the previous year.
  • The foundation stone was laid down by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Bhadbhut Barrage to be built over Narmada River in Bharuch, Gujarat.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is to launch a financial literacy drive in 80 blocks in nine states on the pilot basis to educate people on e-transactions, formal sector borrowings and insurance purchases. The pilot project, according to RBI will be commissioned in the 9 states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Odisha, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh by the 6 NGOs in collaboration with the sponsor Banks.
  •  An online application system for music auditions across all genres has been launched by Prasar Bharati for All India Radio by chairman Surya Prakash.
  •  India and Ethiopia has signed agreements on trade, communication and media to boost bilateral ties. The agreements were signed after wide-ranging talks between President Ram Nath Kovind and his Ethiopian counterpart Mulatu Teshome at Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.
  • The government appointed Haj Committee recommended abolishing Haj subsidy and for allowing women devotees above 45 years of age to travel in a group of at least four without a male. The Haj committee was constituted after specific directions to that regard from the Supreme Court.

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