Daily Current Affairs – November 4,5 2018

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Daily Current Affairs – November 4,5 2018

IMPORTANT DAYS

November 5 – World Tsunami Awareness Day

  • In the year 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations nominated 5th November as the World Tsunami Awareness Day.
  • It is celebrated to commemorate the occasion by organizing events with Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) at AMCDRR (Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction).

NATIONAL

Assam

Guwahati to be connected to six South Asian countries

  • Giving a big boost to Act East policy, Guwahati is to be connected with air route with six South Asian countries by January next year.

New Delhi

Tourist Facilitation Counter at IGI airport

  • Tourism Minister K J Alphons inaugurated the Tourist Facilitation and Information Counter at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.
  • Tourism Ministry to open 24X7 Facilitation Counters in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Gaya and Varanasi soon.

Meghalaya

3rd National Ayurveda Day 2018

  • The 3rd National Ayurveda Day 2018 was organised on the theme: “Ayurveda for Public Health” by the Directorate of AYUSH, Government of Meghalaya at Shillong.

Jharkhand

Jharakhand to become ODF [open defecation free state]

  • Jharakhand to become ODF [open defecation free state] by by 15th of this month.

INTERNATIONAL

Relaxation of recruitment criteria for Commonwealth nationals in armed forces

  • The UK government announced relaxation of recruitment criteria for Commonwealth nationals to apply for jobs in its armed forces.

SCIENCE

NASA’s Hubble spots cosmic smiley

  • The Hubble Space telescope has spotted a formation of galaxies that resembles a smiling face in the sky.

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

Blockchain trade finance transaction

  • Reliance Industries Limited [RIL] & HSBC executes first of its kind blockchain trade finance transaction.

RANKINGS & INDEXES

Water Quality Index

  • India is ranked at 120 out of 122 countries.

SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

National Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Ayurveda

  • ‘National Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Ayurveda’ is being organised by Ministry of AYUSH in association with NITI Aayog in New Delhi, with the aim of encouraging entrepreneurs and Ayurveda stakeholders towards businesses opportunities in the sector.

National conference on public procurement & competition law

  • A ‘National Conference on Public Procurement & Competition Law’ is being organised by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in Delhi to scale up Competition Advocacy and reach out to important stakeholders in public procurement ecosystem.

1st China International Import Expo (CIIE)

  • India has set up a Country Pavilion in the 1st China International Import Expo (CIIE) which was inaugurated today at the National Exhibition & Convention Centre, Shanghai, China.

SCHEMES

Operation Greens

  • The government approved the operationalization strategy for Operation Greens to ensure availability of Tomato, Onion and Potato throughout the country round the year without price volatility.

MOU, AGREEMENTS & CABINET APPROVALS

Mou between WAPCOS and Doppelmayr

  • Mou Signed Between WAPCOS and Doppelmayr for End-To-End Solutions for Passenger Ropeway Projects.

MoU between India and the Republic of Korea

  • India and the Republic of Korea sign MoU for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism and sports cooperation.

MoU between India and Malawi

  • India and Malawi have signed three MoUs on Extradition Treaty, cooperation in the field of Atomic Energy for peaceful purposes and VISA Waiver for Diplomatic and Official Passports.

AWARDS

  • International Press Institute-India award – Namrata Biji Ahuja

SPORTS

SAFF U-15 Championship

  • In football, Bangladesh beat Pakistan 3-2 in the penalty shoot out to win the SAFF Under-15 Championship in Lalitpur, Nepal.

SaarLorLux Open Badminton

  • India’s Subhankar Dey beat Rajiv Ouseph of Britain in the Men’s Singles final and won the SaarLorLux Open Badminton tournament in Germany.

Paris Masters Tennis, 2018

  • Karen Khachanov of Russia has lifted the Paris Masters Men’s Singles title with a stunning win over world number two Novak Djokovic.

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