Daily Current Affairs – November 6,7 2018

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Daily Current Affairs – November 6,7 2018

NATIONAL

Maharashtra

JNPT planning to host edible oil refinery

  • The nation’s largest container port JNPT in Navi Mumbai is planning to host an edible oil refinery to maximise revenue and ensure captive cargo.

Uttarakhand

Diwali celebration with jawans of the Indian Army and ITBP

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with jawans of the Indian Army and ITBP, at Harsil, one of the remotest border posts in Uttarakhand.

Uttar Pradesh

Grand Diwali celebrations at Ayodhya set world record

  • Grand Diwali celebrations at Ayodhya set a world record by lighting over 3 lakh earthen lamps or diyas. These diyas were lit on the banks of holy river Sarayu at Deepotsava in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The historic city of Faizabad will now be known as Ayodhya.

Nagaland

GPS Mapping of Government Schools and Personnel Location System launched

  • Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has launched GPS Mapping of Government Schools and Personnel Location System.

INTERNATIONAL

Replica of first permanently crewed space station unveiled

  • China has unveiled a replica of its first permanently crewed space station, which would replace the international community’s orbiting laboratory, ISS.

US sanctions for buying Iranian oil exempted

  • The United States exempted eight countries, including India from the US sanctions for buying Iranian oil. These include China, Japan, Italy, Greece, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey.

SCIENCE

Ozone layer is finally healing from damage

  • A United Nations, UN report has said Earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants.

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

India seeks greater market access in China

  • India has sought greater market access for areas like agriculture products, pharmaceuticals, IT services and tourism in China.

SCHEMES

Border Area Development Programme

  • The Centre has released over 113 crore rupees to six border states [Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand]as part of its plan to ameliorate the problems of people living in these isolated locations.

AWARDS

  • Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award – Ram [by the Press Council of India PCI]

SPORTS

India Vs West Indies T20 Series

  • India beat West Indies by 71 runs in 2nd T20 and take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Breaks world record for most centuries in T20 Cricket

  • Rohit Sharma surpassed Virat Kohli to become India’s highest run-scorer in T20 Internationals and also hit most number of centuries – 4 – in the shortest format.

China Open Masters Badminton tournament

  • The China Open Masters Badminton tournament started in Fuzhou, China.

Asian Shotgun Championship

  • In the 8th Asian Shotgun Championship in Kuwait, Angad Vir Singh Bajwa has won a gold with a world record score in the men’s skeet final.
  • He became the first Indian skeet shooter to win a continental or world level event.

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