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2 October 2016, National & Current Affairs

National

Oct. 02: The ECP reactivated its ‘political finance wing’.

Highlights

The Wing was initially set up three years ago to investigate the assets of political parties and elected representatives.

It is the brainchild of former ECP secretary Ishtiak Ahmad Khan.

Director PR of ECP, Altaf Ahmad, has been given additional charge as director of the Wing.

Article 218(3) of the Constitution gives wide-ranging powers to the ECP to check all sorts of corrupt practices.

Oct. 02: Nationalist leader Rasool Bux Palijo parted ways with Qaumi Awami Teehreek of his son Ayaz Latif Palijo and revived his own party Awami Tehrek (AT).

Oct. 02: Mohammad Inam became the first individual earning gold medal for the country in the 5th Asian Beach Games.

Oct. 02: China extended its decision to block New Delhi’s appeal to the United Nations to label Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Chief Masood Azhar a terrorist.

International

Oct. 02: India, the world’s third biggest carbon emitter, ratified the Paris agreement on climate change.

Highlights

The Paris agreement was adopted by 195 parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change last December in Paris.

It has already crossed the first condition of 55 countries ratifying the treaty to enable its entry into force.

India, the world’s third biggest carbon emitter after the US and China which are responsible for around 40 per cent of the global carbon emissions, accounts for 4.1 per cent of global emissions.

As of now, 62 countries, accounting for almost 52% of global GHG emissions have ratified the deal.

Oct. 02: Bangladesh crushed Afghanistan to clinch the three-match ODI series 2-1.

Oct 02: The International Day of Non-violence was celebrated throughout the world.

About IDNV

The Day is observed on October 2, the birthday of M.K. Gandhi.

The United Nations General Assembly through Resolution A/RES/61/271voted to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence on 15 June 2007.

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