Daily GK Update 8th October 2016, Important Current Affairs

1. The Air Force Day 2016 is  observed annually on 8 October across India. This year is the 84th celebration of the Day which began in 1932.

2. Maharashtra became the 17th state to Central Government’s Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojna (UDAY) scheme.

3. Not only men but women can also be prosecuted under the Protection of Women against Domestic Violence (DV) Act.

4. India's foreign exchange reserves scaled a new high of USD 371.99 billion. The reserves had risen by USD 1.166 billion to USD 370.766 billion.

5. The pound saw a sudden collapse in intra-day trade on 08 October 2016, plunging over 6% to $1.1841 in two minutes, to hit a fresh 31-year-low.

6. Doordarshan and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) have entered into an agreement for transmission of four Gyan Darshan educational channels.


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