Current Affairs

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1. *The World Teachers’ Day (WTD)* 2016 is being observed across the world on *5th October*.

*Theme 2016*:- Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status.

2. The *Nobel Prize* in *Chemistry* for 2016 has been awarded to *Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa* for developing the *molecular machine*.

3.The Government has appointed IRS officer *Sushil Chandra* as the next chairman of the *Central Board of Direct Taxes*.

4.The Union *Ministry of Road Transport and Highways* has launched the *Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS)*to  ensure  safety of bridges in the country.

IBMS is being developed to create an inventory of all bridges in country and rate structural condition of the bridges.

5.Film-maker and elephant researcher *Prajna Chowta* has been honoured with *Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (Knight of the National Order of Merit)* by the *French government*.

6.Indian-origin South African girl *Kiara Nirghin* won the *Google Science Fair prize 2016*. She won this grand prize of 50000 US dollars scholarship for using orange peel to develop a cheaper *super-absorbent material* that helps soil retain water.

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