Daily Current Affairs – November 3, 2018

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Daily Current Affairs – November 3 2018

NATIONAL

Andhra Pradesh

Artificial reefs set up to prevent beach erosion

  • The Chennai-headquartered National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR) conducted studies on the beach erosion between Rushikonda and Gangavaram Port with World Bank funding.
  • India Meteorological Department (IMD) to develop a climate resilient coast and for minimising pollution of backwaters, which support a large eco-system.

Himachal Pradesh

Western disturbance brings rain, snowfall

  • Western disturbance has brought rain and snowfall in Himachal Pradesh.

Manipur

Manipur government declares war on drugs

  • Manipur government has declared a war on drugs affecting a significant number of people in the state.

New Delhi

Rs 1 crore loan in 59 minutes for MSMEs

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced major steps including 59-minute loan portal for sanction of up to one crore rupees for small and medium enterprises (MSME).

Uttarakhand

Gyan Kumbh inaugurated

  • President Kovind inaugurated two-day Gyan Kumbh in Haridwar.

INTERNATIONAL

Sri Lankan MPs bring no-confidence motion against newly appointed PM

  • In Sri Lanka, the group of MPs led by deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe brought a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Turkey Opens New Airport

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the new Istanbul Airport. It will be one of the World’s busiest.

Boat burning festival

  • The Boat burning festival happens every three years in Taiwan. It is one of Taiwan’s top folk festivals.

SCHEMES

‘Zero hunger’

  • In a bid to stamp out poverty and hunger, more than 20 countries have committed to a new declaration on agricultural and rural development.
  • The commitment came at the end of a forum on international development cooperation in Changsha, China.

World Toilet Day Contest

  • The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation announced the Swachh Bharat World Toilet Day Contest for districts and States. the purpose of the Contest is to encourage all districts in India to re-intensify the sanitation people’s movement with a special focus on ODF Sustainability.

MOU, AGREEMENTS & CABINET APPROVALS

Oil Marketing Companies, CSCs sign MoU to provide LPG-related services to people

  • Oil Marketing Companies and Common Service Centres have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide LPG-related services to the people.

Companies Amendment Ordinance

  • The Centre has promulgated the Companies Amendment Ordinance, 2018 to promote Ease of Doing Business with better corporate compliance.

DEFENCE

ICGS Varaha launched

  • The Indian Coast Guard has launched a new offshore patrol vessel called ICGS Varaha in Chennai. The vessel has been designed and built indigenously.

SPORTS

SAFF U-15 Championship

  • India registered a 1-0 win over hosts Nepal in a third-place playoff to return with a bronze medal from the SAFF U-15 men’s Championship in Kathmandu.
  • Pakistan and Bangladesh will play for the gold medal.

ATP Paris Masters Tennis tournament

  • Novak Djokovic to clash with Roger Federer in the ATP Paris Masters Tennis tournament semi-finals.

Individual vault competition

  • Superstar Simone Biles became the first ever gymnast to win 13 world championship gold medals with victory in the individual vault competition in Qatar.

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