Tag: Current Affairs of 15 October 2017

Woman named to head sports federation in Saudi first

  In Saudi Arabia, a princess has been named to head a sports federation, in a first for women in the conservative Muslim kingdom where men dominate all sports. Last year, the princess was named by the cabinet to a senior post in the kingdom’s equivalent of a sports ministry. A daughter of a former

Bureau of Indian standards (BIS) Act 2016 brought into force

  A new Bureau of Indian standards (BIS) Act 2016 which was notified on 22nd March, 2016, has been brought into force with effect from 12th October, 2017. The Act establishes the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as the National Standards Body of India. The Act has enabling provisions for the Government to bring under

Audrey Azoulay to be next UNESCO chief

  Audrey Azoulay has been elected to become the next chief of UNESCO – the UN’s education, science and culture agency. Azoulay, 45, a former French culture minister, defeated Qatar’s Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari in the final 30-28 vote after she won a runoff with a third finalist from Egypt. If confirmed by UNESCO’s 195

One of world’s most remote islands gets commercial flights

  One of the world’s most remote places became a little less isolated, when the first commercial flight departed for St Helena, a South-Atlantic island that until recently was only accessible by boat. The island claims pride over Napoleon Bonaparte spending his last years in exile here. The SA Airlink plane left Johannesburg on a