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Daily Current Affairs ( 09 Nov, 2018)

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IMPORTANT DAYS

Inventors’ Day Inventors’ Day is observed every year in India in November 9 . It is set aside by a country to recognise the contributions of inventors

Legal Services Day 2018 Legal Services Day is observed every year in India in November 9 . It is observed to lay emphasis on legal literacy and increase legal awareness

NATIONAL

United Nations Postal System issues special postal stamps to mark Diwali celebration United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) has issued special stamps with Diyas lamps (special event sheet) to commemorate India Hindu festival of Diwali. These stamps are available at UN headquarters post office in New York, US and also online.

UN World Food Programme and Alibaba Group form strategic partnership to eliminate hunger by 2030. United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group have formed strategic partnership to support efforts eliminate hunger globally by 2030. The agreement was signed between WFP Executive Director David Beasley and Alibaba Partner and Chairman of Alibaba Foundation Sun Lijun at Alibaba’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China.

BBC launches fake news ght-back with global campaign The Beyond Fake News project, which officially launches, will include panel debates in India and Kenya, hackathons exploring tech solutions, and a special season of programming across the BBC’s networks in India, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the US and Central America.

Changsha declaration that was signed for agricultural and rural development, at the end of a forum on international development cooperation in Changsha, China Over 20 countries committed to the Changsha Declaration at the end of a forum on international development cooperation in Changsha, China. 26 countries and 11 international organisations including Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP), and the World Health Organisation (WHO) signed the Changsha Declaration. The Changsha Declaration focuses on agricultural and rural development. It aims to eliminate poverty and hunger. It aims to enhance the efforts towards South-South Cooperation, an initiative for eliminating hunger and malnutrition through mutual sharing and exchange of good practices, resources, and know-how between countries of the global south.

INTERNATIONAL

Palau becomes rst country to ban sunscreen to save coral reefs The Western Pacific nation of Palau has become the first country to ban many kinds of sunscreen, in a move to protect its coral reefs from chemicals that scientists say cause significant damage.

STATE

Meghalaya announced Rs 378 crores investment in Aqua Mission 2.0 starting April 2019 It is the state’s flagship aquaculture mission aimed at cutting down fish imports into the hill state. About Aqua Mission 2.0: Mission 2.0 aims at addressing the 15,000 MT shortfall of fish production in the state within the next 5 years beginning April 2019.

Paytm tied up with 2 govt departments in Karnataka for better payment experience The two departments of Karnataka government are: The Directorate of Electronic Delivery of Citizen Services (EDCS) and DPAR (Department of Personnel and Administrative Service). Further, Paytm extended cash back of 10 percent for up to a maximum of Rs 20 per user on a minimum transaction amount of Rs 200 for payments.

MOU

MoU signed between OMCs and CSC SPV for collaboration in LPG Services An MoU for collaboration in LPG services was signed between Oil Marketing Companies (IOCL, HPCL & BPCL) and CSC e-Governance Services India Limited in presence of Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development &Entrepreneurship.

SUMMIT AND CONFERENCE

The 24th edition of the India-Italy Technology Summit was held in New Delhi The 24th edition of the India-Italy Technology Summit was held in New Delhi. It was cohosted by India and Italy. The Summit was organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The summit focused on a number of areas including healthcare, aerospace, education, clean technology, renewable energy and information and communication technology.

 

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