Current Affairs Today - From 18.10.2015 to 22.10.2015

1. 75% of Indians suffer vitamin deficiency. The samples tested across 4 zones showed that 75% of the population was deficient in three vital vitamins. While 21.02% were deficient in vitamin B12 and 15.06% deficient in vitamin B9, 81.28% of all samples were deficient in vitamin D.

2. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands will soon get low-temperature thermal desalination (LTTD) plants with technology developed by Chennai-based National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) to supply potable water to the local community.

3. US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma said that United States would like India to take part in the US air force's Exercise Red Flag and that India and US coming together in the region would only enhance peace.

4. Former director General of Police K. R. Shenai (93 years old), who belonged to the first IPS batch in 1947.

5. Denmark's first astronaut, Andreas Mogensen, spent 10 days in the International Space Station ISS) last month, and pulled on the SkinSuit to test its effectiveness in the weightless conditions and the SkinSuit is he brainchild of Dr James Waldie, aerospace engineer and senior research associate at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

6. 27 % of the total deaths in India happen with no medical attention at the time of death, according to the 2013 civil registration data released by the Census directorate.

7. Canada New Prime Minister: Justin Trudeau. He becomes Canada's second youngest Prime Minister.

8. Amaravati set to become a `capital' of Andhra Pradesh.

9. Britain on 21.10.2015 signed a landmark nuclear deal (£6bn) with China to build the UK's first nuclear power plant since the 1980s, during the current visit of President Xi Jinping. Prime Minister David Cameron announced the agreement between EDF and China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) to build a nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point, Somerset.

Thanks and Reference to: Times of India News Paper

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