Tag: Current Affairs of 19 October 2017

India, Brazil, South Africa sign IBSA Trust Fund agreement

  India, Brazil and South Africa signed the IBSA Trust Fund Agreement that seeks to fight poverty in developing countries. The agreement was signed by Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh who led the Indian side at the 8th IBSA trilateral Ministerial Commission Meeting in Durban. Meeting was also attended by Brazils

Assam approved new IT policy

  Assam government has approved a new IT Policy under which financial support will be provided to companies setting up BPOs, developing software and carrying out research, among others. Under the new policy, the state government will provide Rs 1.20 lakh one-time incentive per employee for call centres with minimum intake of 100 employees. Companies

George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

  The American short story writer George Saunders has won the Man Booker prize for his first full-length novel, ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’. The book tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s grief after the death of his young son, and his visits to his tomb. Saunders is the second American in a row to win