Current Affairs Today 10th November 2018 | Current Affairs News

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CURRENT AFFAIRS: IMPORTANT DAYS

World Science Day for Peace and Development 2018

  • World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the important role that science has in society and is celebrated each year on November 10. It also highlights the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues.
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Theme Science, a Human Right

 

Uttarakhand celebrated its 18th foundation day on November 9, 2018

  • Uttarakhand celebrated its 18th Foundation Day on November 9, 2018. On the day, the region had become a state of the Union, after separation from Uttar Pradesh. In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he hoped that the state, which is a confluence of nature, progress and rich culture, will continue to set new records on the path of development.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL

Cabinet approves leasing out six airports through Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC)

  • Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved leasing out six airports of Airports Authority of India (AAI) for operation, management and development under Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the first phase. This will be done through Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC).

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Union Cabinet also approved constitution of Empowered Group of Secretaries headed by CEO, NITI Aayog to decide on any issue falling beyond scope of PPPAC

CCEA has approved strategic disinvestment of 100% Government of India’s shares in DCIL

  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved strategic disinvestment of 100% Government of India’s shares in Dredging Corporation of India Limited (DCIL) to consortium of four ports. Presently, Central Government holds 73.44% shares in DCIL. The consortium of four ports consists of Vishakhapatnam Port Trust (Andhra Pradesh), Paradeep Port Trust (Odisha), Jawahar Lal Nehru Port Trust (Maharashtra) and Kandla Port Trust (Gujarat).

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL

Chinese press agency Xinhua unveiled AI-based anchor that can read the news in English and Chinese

  • Chinese press agency Xinhua unveiled AI-based anchor that can read the news in English and Chinese, as naturally as a professional news anchor. The system, developed with Beijing-based search engine operator Sogou, produces realistic-looking speech, lip movements and facial expressions.
USEFUL INFO
China Capital Beijing
Currency Renminbi, Yuan
President Xi Jinping

Vice President inaugurates Indian war memorial in France

  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu is on a three-day visit to France. He inaugurated Indian War Memorial at Villers Guislain. Earlier the Vice President attended the Indian community reception in Paris.
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France Capital Paris
Currency Euro , Franc
President Emmanuel Macron

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATE

Bihar has approved a proposal to pay Rs 25000 to every girl graduating in 2018 onwards

  • The state cabinet of Bihar has approved a proposal to pay Rs 25000 to every girl graduating in 2018 and onwards. The one-time payment will be made to every girl who graduated from the colleges of the state on or after April 25, 2018.
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Bihar Capital Patna
CM Nithish Kumar
Governor Lalji Tandon

Cabinet approves setting up of Central Tribal University in Andhra Pradesh

  • Union Cabinet has approved setting up of Central Tribal University in Andhra Pradesh. It will be set up in Relli village of Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh. It will be established under Thirteenth Schedule to Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 (No. 6 of 2014).
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Andhra Pradesh Capital Hyderabad, Amaravathi
CM Chandrababu Naidu
Governor ESL Narashiman

Cabinet approves filling of Padur Strategic Petroleum Reserves(SPR) in Karnataka

  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the filling of Padur Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR) in Karnataka by overseas National Oil Companies (NOCs).
USEFUL INFO
Karnataka Capital Bangalore
CM Kumarasamy
Governor Vajubai Rudubai Wala

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BANKING AND FINANCE

India plans to resume exporting raw sugar to China from the beginning of 2019

  • India plans to resume exporting raw sugar to China from the beginning of 2019, almost after a decade. The move is a part of a larger goal of shifting focus to the overseas markets to shed surplus stocks that have muted prices and created financial distress in the Indian sugar mills.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATION

Electric carmaker Tesla has appointed Robyn Denholm as the Chairman

  • Electric carmaker Tesla has appointed Robyn Denholm as the Chairman of the company’s board of directors, replacing Elon Musk. She will also be leaving her role as CFO and Head of Strategy at Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications company. She has been on the Tesla board as an independent director since 2014. Elon Musk will remain the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tesla.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: AWARDS AND HONOURS

Samay Godika won the fourth annual “Breakthrough Junior Challenge” for 2018, a US-based global science video competition

  • Samay Godika won the fourth annual “Breakthrough Junior Challenge” for 2018, a global science video competition. Samay Godika is 16 years old. He is a native of Boston. He now lives in India and studies at the National Public School-Koramangala in Bengaluru. He submitted a video in the life sciences category on circadian rhythms for the US-based Breakthrough Junior Challenge.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SUMMIT AND CONFERENCE

The Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities, 2018 was inaugurated in New Delhi

  • The Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities, 2018 was inaugurated on November 9, 2018 in New Delhi by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Krishan Pal Gurjar.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: DEFENCE

Indian Army inducted new K9 Vajra and M777 howitzers

  • Indian Army inducted new artillery guns and equipment, including K9 Vajra and M777 howitzers, at Deolali artillery centre in Nashik, Maharashtra. The induction ceremony took place in the presence of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Army chief General Bipin Rawat.

India and Singapore have conducted the 25th edition of SIMBEX in Andaman Sea

  • India and Singapore have started the 25th edition of SIMBEX (Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise) off Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal. According to the Defence Ministry, SIMBEX 2018 will be the “largest since 1994 in terms of scale and complexity”. The initial harbour phase will be held at Port Blair followed by Sea Phase in the Andaman Sea.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SPORTS

Decision Review System (DRS) technology will be used in ICC Women’s T20 tournament for the first time

  • The Decision Review System (DRS), using ball-tracking and edge detection technology, will be implemented from this year’s International Cricket Council (ICC) women’s World Twenty20 edition, which is slated to be held from November 9 to November 24 in the West Indies.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: IMPORTANT DAYS

World Science Day for Peace and Development 2018

  • World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the important role that science has in society and is celebrated each year on November 10. It also highlights the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues.
USEFUL INFO
Theme Science, a Human Right

 

Uttarakhand celebrated its 18th foundation day on November 9, 2018

  • Uttarakhand celebrated its 18th Foundation Day on November 9, 2018. On the day, the region had become a state of the Union, after separation from Uttar Pradesh. In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he hoped that the state, which is a confluence of nature, progress and rich culture, will continue to set new records on the path of development.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL

Cabinet approves leasing out six airports through Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC)

  • Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved leasing out six airports of Airports Authority of India (AAI) for operation, management and development under Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the first phase. This will be done through Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC).
USEFUL INFO
Union Cabinet also approved constitution of Empowered Group of Secretaries headed by CEO, NITI Aayog to decide on any issue falling beyond scope of PPPAC

 

CCEA has approved strategic disinvestment of 100% Government of India’s shares in DCIL

  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved strategic disinvestment of 100% Government of India’s shares in Dredging Corporation of India Limited (DCIL) to consortium of four ports. Presently, Central Government holds 73.44% shares in DCIL. The consortium of four ports consists of Vishakhapatnam Port Trust (Andhra Pradesh), Paradeep Port Trust (Odisha), Jawahar Lal Nehru Port Trust (Maharashtra) and Kandla Port Trust (Gujarat).

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL

Chinese press agency Xinhua unveiled AI-based anchor that can read the news in English and Chinese

  • Chinese press agency Xinhua unveiled AI-based anchor that can read the news in English and Chinese, as naturally as a professional news anchor. The system, developed with Beijing-based search engine operator Sogou, produces realistic-looking speech, lip movements and facial expressions.
USEFUL INFO
China Capital Beijing
Currency Renminbi, Yuan
President Xi Jinping

Vice President inaugurates Indian war memorial in France

  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu is on a three-day visit to France. He inaugurated Indian War Memorial at Villers Guislain. Earlier the Vice President attended the Indian community reception in Paris.
USEFUL INFO
France Capital Paris
Currency Euro , Franc
President Emmanuel Macron

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATE

Bihar has approved a proposal to pay Rs 25000 to every girl graduating in 2018 onwards

  • The state cabinet of Bihar has approved a proposal to pay Rs 25000 to every girl graduating in 2018 and onwards. The one-time payment will be made to every girl who graduated from the colleges of the state on or after April 25, 2018.
USEFUL INFO
Bihar Capital Patna
CM Nithish Kumar
Governor Lalji Tandon

Cabinet approves setting up of Central Tribal University in Andhra Pradesh

  • Union Cabinet has approved setting up of Central Tribal University in Andhra Pradesh. It will be set up in Relli village of Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh. It will be established under Thirteenth Schedule to Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 (No. 6 of 2014).
USEFUL INFO
Andhra Pradesh Capital Hyderabad, Amaravathi
CM Chandrababu Naidu
Governor ESL Narashiman

Cabinet approves filling of Padur Strategic Petroleum Reserves(SPR) in Karnataka

  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the filling of Padur Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR) in Karnataka by overseas National Oil Companies (NOCs).
USEFUL INFO
Karnataka Capital Bangalore
CM Kumarasamy
Governor Vajubai Rudubai Wala

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BANKING AND FINANCE

India plans to resume exporting raw sugar to China from the beginning of 2019

  • India plans to resume exporting raw sugar to China from the beginning of 2019, almost after a decade. The move is a part of a larger goal of shifting focus to the overseas markets to shed surplus stocks that have muted prices and created financial distress in the Indian sugar mills.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATION

Electric carmaker Tesla has appointed Robyn Denholm as the Chairman

  • Electric carmaker Tesla has appointed Robyn Denholm as the Chairman of the company’s board of directors, replacing Elon Musk. She will also be leaving her role as CFO and Head of Strategy at Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications company. She has been on the Tesla board as an independent director since 2014. Elon Musk will remain the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tesla.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: AWARDS AND HONOURS

Samay Godika won the fourth annual “Breakthrough Junior Challenge” for 2018, a US-based global science video competition

  • Samay Godika won the fourth annual “Breakthrough Junior Challenge” for 2018, a global science video competition. Samay Godika is 16 years old. He is a native of Boston. He now lives in India and studies at the National Public School-Koramangala in Bengaluru. He submitted a video in the life sciences category on circadian rhythms for the US-based Breakthrough Junior Challenge.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SUMMIT AND CONFERENCE

The Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities, 2018 was inaugurated in New Delhi

  • The Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities, 2018 was inaugurated on November 9, 2018 in New Delhi by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Krishan Pal Gurjar.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: DEFENCE

Indian Army inducted new K9 Vajra and M777 howitzers

  • Indian Army inducted new artillery guns and equipment, including K9 Vajra and M777 howitzers, at Deolali artillery centre in Nashik, Maharashtra. The induction ceremony took place in the presence of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Army chief General Bipin Rawat.

India and Singapore have conducted the 25th edition of SIMBEX in Andaman Sea

  • India and Singapore have started the 25th edition of SIMBEX (Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise) off Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal. According to the Defence Ministry, SIMBEX 2018 will be the “largest since 1994 in terms of scale and complexity”. The initial harbour phase will be held at Port Blair followed by Sea Phase in the Andaman Sea.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SPORTS

Decision Review System (DRS) technology will be used in ICC Women’s T20 tournament for the first time

  • The Decision Review System (DRS), using ball-tracking and edge detection technology, will be implemented from this year’s International Cricket Council (ICC) women’s World Twenty20 edition, which is slated to be held from November 9 to November 24 in the West Indies.

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