Current affairs 27th October

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In today’s article you will read about:
1 .Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2018 held in New Delhi
2 .Wipro appointed former SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya as independent director
3 .Pooja Dhanda won Bronze in World Wrestling championships
4 .Prof. M S Swaminathan Received 1st World Agriculture Prize
5 .Vigilance Awareness Week – 2018
6 .World Development Information Day

Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2018 held in New Delhi :

The 2-day 11th Global Agriculture Summit 2018 concluded in New Delhi. It aimed to provide the platform towards facilitating farmers connect with the technologies, markets, industry, institutions and the Governmental programs. The Global Summit and Award ceremony was organized by Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) with support of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Ministry of Food Processing Industries and Ministry of Commerce. The theme of the summit was: ‘Connecting Farmers to Market’.

Wipro appointed former SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya as independent director :

Wipro said it had appointed former State Bank of India chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya as an independent director. Bhattacharya’s appointment is for a period of five years and is subject to shareholder approval. Recently, she was also appointed to Infosys board.

Pooja Dhanda won Bronze in World Wrestling championships :

In Wrestling World Championships, Pooja Dhanda won a bronze medal in the women’s freestyle 57kg weight class in Budapest, Hungary last night. Dhanda defeated Grace Bullen of Norway 10-7. This was India’s second medal at the 2018 Championships. Before Pooja, only three Indian women grapplers (Alka Tomar, Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat) had won a bronze medal each at the Worlds Championships.

Prof. M S Swaminathan Received 1st World Agriculture Prize :

Prof. MS Swaminathan, chief architect of India’s Green Revolution was awarded the World Agriculture Prize for 2018. The global Jury of the 1st World Agriculture Prize had made the announcement.  The Award was presented by Vice President Naidu at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi at a special session, named “Swaminathan Global Dialogue on Climate Change and Food Security” organised by Indian Council of food and Agriculture (ICFA). 

Vigilance Awareness Week – 2018 :

The Central Vigilance Commission observes the Vigilance Awareness Week every year during the week in which birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (31st October) falls. The 2018 Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed from 29th October to 3rd November, 2018. The theme of Vigilance Awareness Week-2018 is Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India (in English) भ्रष्टाचार मिटाओ- नयाभारत बनाओ (in Hindi).

World Development Information Day :

World Development Information Day (WDID) is observed every year on October 24 to draw attention of the world to development problems and necessity of strengthening international cooperation to solve them. This day also coincides with United Nations Day (October 24). UNCTAD is the principal organ of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) dealing with trade, investment, and development issues.