DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 11 NOVEMBER 2018

Kiren Rijiju Inaugurated ‘India Disaster Response Summit’ i. The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju has inaugurated the ‘India Disaster Response Summit’ in New Delhi. The summit was organised jointly by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Facebook. ii. The summit focuses on how best to leverage social media platforms to ‘prepare, respond and recover’ for, during and after a disaster. This partnership is a benchmark and first of its kind as the Government has partnered with Facebook on disaster response. News In-a-Line: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju– inaugurated ‘India Disaster Response Summit’– New Delhi– jointly by NDMA and Facebook. Useful Info- NDMA Chairman- PM Narendra Modi, Headquarter- New Delhi. Environment Ministry Forms… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 2 NOVEMBER 2018

4th NITI Aayog- DRC Dialogue Held in Mumbai i. The Fourth Dialogue of the NITI Aayog – Development Research Centre (DRC) of the State Council, Peoples’ Republic of China was held in Mumbai. The Chinese delegation was led by Mr. Li Wei, President of DRC and the Indian delegation was led by Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog. ii. This is the second ministerial dialogue between China and India since the meeting of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Johannesburg during the BRICS summit in July 2018. Useful Info-  NITI- National Institution for Transforming India. NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman- Rajiv Kumar, CEO- Amitabh Kant. First-ever India-US Dialogue… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 1 NOVEMBER 2018

Malayalam Film Olu To Be Opening Film At 49th IFFI  i. Malayalam film Olu will be the opening film at the 49th International Film Festival of India, IFFI 2018. This was decided by the jury for the Indian Panorama. The IFFI will be held in Goa in November 2018. ii. The Feature Film Jury of thirteen members was headed by acclaimed film director and screenwriter, Rahul Rawail. The Non-Feature film Jury selected the Marathi film Kharvas directed by Aditya Suhas Jambhale as the Opening non-feature film.  Cabinet Approves Renaming Of Jharsuguda Airport, Odisha As “Veer Surendra Sai Airport, Jharsuguda” i. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the renaming of Jharsuguda Airport,… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 31 OCTOBER 2018

PM Modi Unveils World’s Tallest Statue Measuring 600 feet In Gujarat  i. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s memorial on the leader’s 143rd birth anniversary in Gujarat’s Narmada district. ii. Called the Statue of Unity, the bronze sculpture is the world’s tallest statue measuring 600 feet (182m) and overshadows China’s Spring Temple Buddha (153m) and USA’s Statue of Liberty (93m). The memorial was constructed in 33 months at Rs2,989 crore.  All You Need To Know About ‘Train 18’- India’s 1st Engine less Train i India’s first engine-less train, “Train 18”, developed by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) and seen as a successor to the prestigious Shatabdi Express, was unveiled by Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani.  ii. The Rs.… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 30 OCTOBER 2018

5th National Summit on Public Health Care begins  in Assam  i. The 5th National Summit on Good and Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems in India has begun at Kaziranga in Assam. ii. State Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal and Union Health Minister J P Nadda inaugurated the three-day summit. Foundation Of India’s Largest Dry Dock Laid at Cochin Shipyard  i. The Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan laid the foundation for India’s largest Dry Dock at Cochin Shipyard in Kerala.   ii. The Dry Dock will give an impetus to “Make in India” initiative under Sagarmala and raise India’s share in global shipbuilding to… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 28 OCTOBER 2018

PM Modi inaugurated Krishi Kumbha 2018 in Lucknow On October 27, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three-day long Krishi Kumbh 2018 in Lucknow through video conferencing. Objective: To enable technology driven solution to farmers and double their income. Key Points: i. Krishi Kumbh is having: Haryana and Jharkhand as partner states and Japan and Israel as partner countries. ii. Under this, the Government is providing 50 to 80 per cent discount on machineries to stop farmers from stubble burning. iii. In addition to setting up of solar pumps in farms sectors across the country, Rice Research Centre will be set up in Varanasi. iv. He also called upon agriculture scientists and experts to use this event to find technology-related solution so that farmers and environment both are benefited.… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 27 OCTOBER 2018

Maneka Gandhi Inaugurates 5th Edition of ‘Women of India National Organic Festival’ i. The 5th edition of the ‘Women of India National Organic Festival’ was inaugurated by Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development, at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi.  ii. The Festival celebrates and promotes women entrepreneurs/producers and farmers in the organic field from across India. The festival will be the cultural hub of India’s most varied offerings of organic products from 26 States. 22nd National Level Meeting Held Between India And Myanmar i. The 22nd National Level Meeting between India and Myanmar was held in New Delhi. The Indian delegation was led by Shri Rajiv Gauba, Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI.… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS OCTOBER 26, 2018

Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates 10th Nuclear Energy Conclave in New Delhi On 25th October 2018, the 10th Nuclear Energy Conclave was inaugurated by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh, in New Delhi. Key Points: i. Theme of the conclave was: “Nuclear Power: Towards A Clean And Base Load Energy”. ii. It was organized by Indian Energy Forum (IEF). A roundtable on “Growth of Nuclear Power: Fleet Mode Implementation” and 2 sessions titled ‘Nuclear Energy Applications in Medical and Agriculture’ and ‘Long term perspective of Nuclear Power’ were  conducted. iii. Industry leaders and scholars from nuclear energy… Read More

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Current Affairs Quiz October 25, 2018

Important Headlines Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2018 Held in New Delhi Government Constitutes GoM To Look Into Sexual Harassment At Workplace No Sale of BS-IV Vehicles Across Country From April 1, 2020: SC India Signs $5 bn-worth Of Pacts To Give Impetus To Iron And Steel Industry UNESCO MGIEP and Government of AP to Organize TECH 2018 Know more… Many of you have been practicing a lot for your upcoming exams. Thus, to give you a head start we thought of helping you by bringing out daily current affairs quiz that will help you boost up your preparation a lot more. Moreover, this quiz contains expected questions which match the… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS OCTOBER 25, 2018

Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2018 Held in New Delhi i. The Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2018 opened in New Delhi. The theme of the 2-day summit is, ‘Connecting Farmers to Market’. ii. The summit was inaugurated by the Secretary Agriculture and Co-operation, Sanjay Agrawal. In the meeting, several issues to double farmers’ income by 2022 were discussed. Useful Info- Radha Mohan Singh is the present Agriculture Minister of India. Government Constitutes GoM To Look Into Sexual Harassment At Workplace i. The Union Government constituted a four-member Group of Ministers (GoM) to examine and strengthen the existing legal and institutional frameworks for dealing with matters of sexual harassment of women at the workplace. The Group of… Read More

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Current Affairs Quiz October 24, 2018

Important Headlines PM Modi Launches ‘Main Nahi Hum’ Portal In New Delhi India Signs $777 Million Deal For Israeli Missile Defence Systems Important Cabinet Approvals: 24th October 2018 1st Trilateral Meeting Among India, Afghanistan And Iran Held in Tehran 2018 UN Day Concert Held In New York Know more… Many of you have been practicing a lot for your upcoming exams. Thus, to give you a head start we thought of helping you by bringing out daily current affairs quiz that will help you boost up your preparation a lot more. Moreover, this quiz contains expected questions which match the Exam Pattern of most of the Competitive Exams. Make sure… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS OCTOBER 24, 2018

PM Modi Launches ‘Main Nahi Hum’ Portal In New Delhi  i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with IT and electronic manufacturing professionals and key industry leaders from across the country in New Delhi. Professionals from about 100 locations across India joined the event through video-conference.  ii. The Prime Minister launched the “Main Nahin Hum” Portal and app on the occasion. The portal which works on the theme “Self for Society” will enable IT professionals and organizations to bring together their efforts towards social causes, and service to society, on one platform.  India Signs $777 Million Deal For Israeli Missile Defence Systems  i. State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has won an additional $777 million contract to supply LRSAM air and missile… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS OCTOBER 23, 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated three-day ‘Vishwa Shanti Ahimsa Sammelan’ in Maharashtra On 22nd October 2018, President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the three-day “Vishwa Shanti Ahimsa Sammelan” (world peace and non-violence conference) at Mangi Tungi in Satana taluka, of Nashik district, Maharashtra. Key Points: i. The conference was organised by the Bhagwan Rishabhdev Murti Nirmaan Samiti. Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis participated in the event. ii. The President presented the 1st international “Bhagwan Rishabhdev Award” to Teerthanker Mahaveer University of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh. iii. The award consisted of a cash prize of Rs. 11 lakh, a memento and a citation. It was received by chancellor of Teerthanker Mahaveer University Suresh Jain. iv. The president released a… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS OCTOBER 22, 2018

Prime Minister dedicates National Police Memorial to the Nation; announces an award in the name of Subhash Chandra Bose On October 21, 2018, on Police Commemoration Day, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, dedicated the National Police Memorial to the nation in NewDelhi. i. He also announced an annual award in the name of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, to honour the police and paramilitary personnel, involved in disaster response operations. ii.  He also inaugurated the Museum of National Police memorial. iii. He urged the police forces to adopt technology and innovation in their daily discharge of duties. iv. This is why, he mentioned about the Modernization of Police Forces Scheme (MPF), which modernized the police forces through technology, modern communication… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS OCTOBER 21, 2018

Mandatory R&D funding by companies: Prime Minister’s panel Science Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) On October 20, 2018, the Prime Minister’s Science Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) announced its order to make it mandatory for medium and large enterprises in key sectors to set aside funds for research and development. i.The high-level panel wants the private sector to have a share of at least 1% of GDP by 2022. ii.The committee wants India to achieve the global average of 1.5% of GDP, over the next 5 years. iii.This decision was taken after the Economic Survey pointed out that not enough investment in this sector is being given. iv.It had said that R&D investment in India has… Read More

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