27 October Current Affairs Today News Headlines –
● National Unity Day will be celebrated on 31st of this month to mark the birth anniversary of Ironman Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
● To celebrate the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, celebrations will be held in more than 600 districts of the country.
● World Polio Day is celebrated on 24 October annually to raise awareness about the polio disease and efforts for eradication.
● India received polio-free certification along with the entire South-East Asia Region of WHO on 27th March 2014 by WHO.
● The Union Cabinet approved the proposal of cadre review of Group “A” General Duty (Executive) cadre and non-GD cadre of Indo- Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
● It approved the creation of two new commands – Western Command at Chandigarh and Eastern Command at Guwahati – to be headed by Additional Director General and assisted by Inspector General.
● Uttar Pradesh government launched its flagship scheme Kanya Sumangla Yojna.
● The scheme will provide an amount of 15 thousand rupees in a phased manner to every family in which a girl child takes birth.
● The results for 286 Assembly constituencies of Maharashtra were declared with the BJP securing a total of 105 seats and its alliance partner Shiv Sena, 56 seats.
● The government accorded ‘Maharatna’ status to state-owned Hindustan Petroleum and Power Grid Corporation.
● The grant of Maharatna status to the PSUs will impart enhanced powers to their Boards to take financial decisions.
● Diplomat Godavarthi Venkata Srinivas has been appointed as India’s next High Commissioner to the Gambia.
● Senior IAS officer Arvind Singh has been appointed as the chairman of Airports Authority of India.
● Singh is at present working in his cadre-state Maharashtra.
● The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed Sukhbir Singh Sandhu as the Chairman of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).
● Economist and author Bibek Debroy have come out with English translations of two Hindu mythological texts “Markendya Purana” and “The Bhagavad Gita”, publishers Penguin announced.