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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 OCT 2018


                                             DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 OCT 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      PRESIDENT GIVES ASSENT TO KARNATAKA’S 2016 GOOD SAMARITAN BILL
i. President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to Karnataka Good Samaritan and Medical Professional (Protection and Regulation during Emergency Situations) Bill, 2016.
ii. This bill aims to provide legal protection to the good samaritans in the state, who help accident victims with emergency medical care in the golden hour.
iii. In medical term the ‘golden hour’ is the first hour after a traumatic injury when emergency treatment is very crucial.
iv. Karnataka has become the first state in the country to give legal protection to good samaritans.

2.      Rs. 36,000 CR TO BE INJECTED INTO SYSTEM THROUGH PURCHASE OF GOVT BONDS: RBI
i. Reserve Bank of India announced injection of Rs.36,000 crore into the system through purchase of government bonds.
ii. The objective is  to meet the festival season demand for funds.
iii. The auctions to purchase government bonds will be as part of the Open Market Operations to help manage liquidity.

3.      LIST OF RECIPIENTS OF EK ALABYA PURASKAR, 2018 RELEASED
i. The Ekalabya committee selected Odia hockey player Lilima Minz for the prestigious Ekalabya Puraskar, 2018.
ii. She represented the Indian senior team for the first time in 2011 during a four-nation tournament in Argentina.
iii. She also participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics and also won the gold medal Womens Hockey Asia Cup after a gap of 13 years in Japan on November 5, 2017.
iv. The Ekalabya Puraskar is given to those who promote literature, sports, the arts, culture and other socially meaningful activities in the state for decades.

 4.      MOHD MUSHTAQUE AHMAD ELECTED AS NEW HOCKEY INDIA PRESIDENT
i. Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad was elected the new President of Hockey India .

5.      ARUN KUMAR APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL OF RAILWAY PROTECTION FORCE (RPF)
i. Arun Kumar was appointed Director-General of the Railway Protection Force.
ii. He is Special Director-General of the Border Security Force and has served as Joint Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

6.      WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY – OCTOBER 1
i. World Vegetarian Day was celebrated all over the world on October 1
ii. This day aims to promote vegetarianism and highlights the ethical, environmental, health, and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.

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