Tag: Current Affairs of 22 October 2017

Peru Passes Legislation to Legalize Medical Marijuana

  Peru has become the latest country in Latin America to allow the medicinal use of marijuana. The nation’s conservative congress has approved a legislation allowing the drug to be produced, imported and sold. Lawmakers praised the move as a way to improve the lives of thousands of patients looking to better their quality of

RBI clarifies that linking Aadhaar to bank accounts is mandatory

  The Reserve Bank of India has clarified that linking of Aadhaar to bank account is mandatory under the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Maintenance of Records). The clarification comes after a section of the media reported while quoting a reply to a Right to Information Act application that linking of bank accounts with Aadhaar is not

Astronauts spacewalk to install new camera system on ISS

  Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have completed a spacewalk to install a new camera system on the orbiting laboratory’s robotic arm. They replaced a blown fuse and installed a new high definition camera on the starboard truss of the station. In a blog post, the NASA scientists wrote that the spacewalk

Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan to get Lata Mangeshkar Award

  Noted music composers Usha Khanna, Bappi Lahiri, Anu Malik and playback singers Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan have been selected for the Madhya Pradesh governments prestigious National Lata Mangeshkar Award. The artistes will be honoured for their contribution in the field of music composition and singing. The award, instituted in the honour of Mangeshkar,