Current Affairs International 01-02 October 2017

1. The International Day of Older Persons is observed on 1st October.
2. The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2nd October to memories the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
3. Jagmeet Singh, a 38-year-old Sikh lawyer has been elected as the leader of Canada-s New Democratic Party becoming the first non-white politician to head a major political party in the country.
4. The American trio of Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young from US has jointly been awarded with the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.
5. China has marked the 68th anniversary of the founding of People-s Republic of China.