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Current Affairs 10 October 2017

Richard H. Thaler wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

American economist Richard H. Thaler has won 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to behavioural economics. He will receive  9-million-kronor ($1.1-million) prize.

Government launches Intensified Mission Indradhanush.

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) to accelerate full immunization coverage to more than 90% by December 2018.

NMCG approves Eight Projects under Namami Gange Programme.

The Executive Committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved eight projects worth Rs. 700 crore under Namami Gange Programme.

VAJRA Scheme: Government receives 260 applicants for visiting researcher programme.

The Union Ministry of Science and Technology’s Visiting Advanced Joint Research (VAJRA) Faculty Scheme has received 260 applications from foreign of whom 70 will be shortlisted. .

MoRTH to promote new technologies in highway projects

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has decided to implement “Value Engineering Program” to promote use of new technologies, materials and equipment in highways

Government imposes anti-dumping duty on certain Chinese steel products

The Union Finance Ministry has imposed anti-dumping duty on imports of certain steel wire rods from China for five years to guard interest of domestic players from cheap in-bound shipments.

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