Daily Current Affairs – November 9 2018

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Daily Current Affairs – November 9 2018

NATIONAL

Bihar

Every graduate girl in Bihar to get Rs 25,000 now

  • Bihar government has approved a proposal to pay Rs 25,000 to every girl graduating in 2018 and onwards.

New Delhi

Lok Sabha Secretary General gets one-year extension

  • The tenure of the Lok Sabha Secretary General, Snehlata Shrivastava, has been extended by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for one year.

Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand celebrates its 18th Foundation Day

  • Uttarakhand is celebrating its 18th Foundation Day. It became a state of the Union, after separation from Uttar Pradesh.

West Bengal

Government decides to set up boards for Namasudra, Matua communities

  • West Bengal government has decided to set up development boards for the Matua and Namasudra communities.

INTERNATIONAL

US to deny asylum to illegal border crossers

  • The United States will no longer allow people who enter the country illegally to claim asylum.
  • The new rule was published by the Department of Homeland Security and is expected to get President Donald Trump’s signature shortly.

Parliamentary elections in Bangladesh

  • Parliamentary elections to be held on December 23 in Bangladesh.

SCIENCE

Novel ‘bionic mushrooms’ can produce electricity

  • Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have created a bionic device that generates green power by 3D-printing clusters of cyanobacteria on an ordinary white button mushroom.

China debuts artificial intelligence news anchors

  • “World first”, Xinhua news agency debuted a pair of virtual news anchors of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI).

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

US, China to resume talks to resolve trade disputes

  • The United States and China to resume talks in a bid to resolve their trade disputes.

SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

Indian Food and Agro Buyer Seller Meet

  • Indian exporters of four key commodities of rice, tea, spices and dry fruits will be meeting the major importers in Saudi Arabia during a Food and Agro Buyer-Seller Meet (BSM).

Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities 2018

  • The Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities, 2018 was inaugurated in New Delhi.
  • It is being organised by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in association with Rehabilitation International Korea and their associated partner LG Electronics from 9thto 11th November, 2018.

MOU, AGREEMENTS & CABINET APPROVALS

MoU between India and Morocco

  • Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Morocco on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters; signing and ratifying the Extradition Agreement.

MoU between India and Italy

  • Cabinet approves MoU between India and Italy for continuing training and education in the fields of Labour and Employment.

Setting up of a Central Tribal University in Andhra Pradesh

  • Cabinet approves Amendment to the Central Universities Act, 2009 for setting up of Central Tribal University in Relli village of Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh.

DEFENCE

SIMBEX 18

  • The 25th edition of SIMBEX, an acronym for “Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise” is scheduled from 10th to 21st November 2018 off Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal.
  • Bilateral cooperation between Singapore and India marks Silver Jubilee this year.

K9 Vajra, M777 howitzer guns inducted into Army

  • The Army inducted new artillery guns and equipment, including K9 Vajra and M777 howitzers, at Deolali artillery centre in Nashik district of Maharashtra.

SPORTS

ICC Women’s World T20

  • India will open their campaign against New Zealand at Guyana in the ICC Women’s World T20 tournament.

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