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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 OCT 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 OCT 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      1ST INDO-US TRI-SERVICES EXERCISE LIKELY TO BE IN INDIA IN 2019
i. 1st Indo-US tri-services exercise likely to be in India in 2019
ii. The first such exercise involving all the 3 forces will be in India, and it will take place in 2019.
iii. It will focus on United Nations-based scenario and the over-arching mission of humanitarian assistance, disaster relief measure.

2.      INDIA ELECTED TO UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL WITH HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES
i. India was elected to the United Nations’ top human rights body, UNHRC for a period of three years.
ii. This period would commence from January 1, 2019.
iii. India got 188 votes out of 193, the highest number of votes among all candidates.
It is a part of the 18 new members elected in the UN Human Rights Council.
iv. UNHRC:- Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland,  India’s Permanent Representative to the UN : Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin,  Members: 47.

3.      PRIYANK KANOONGO APPOINTED CHAIRPERSON OF NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR PROTECTION OF CHILD RIGHTS
i. Priyank Kanoongo has been appointed the Chairperson of National Commission for ii. Protection of Child Rights by the appointments committee of the cabinet for a term of 3 years.
iii. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights
iv. Type – works to safeguard child rights and child related policies of India
Location – New Delhi


4.      SHEKHAR MANDE APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF CSIR: APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE OF THE CABINET
i. India’s leading expert in DNA fingerprinting and diagnostics, 56-year-old, Shekhar C.
ii. Mande was appointed Director-General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research .
iii. CSIR:- Headquarters: New Delhi, President: PM Narendra Modi.

5.      NIMESH SHAH ELECTED NEW CHAIRMAN OF ASSOCIATION OF MUTUAL FUNDS IN INDIA (AMFI)
i. ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company MD & CEO Nimesh Shah was elected as the chairperson of Association of Mutual Funds in India .
ii. ABOUT ASSOCIATION OF MUTUAL FUNDS IN INDIA:- Objective – to develop the Indian Mutual Fund Industry on professional, healthy and ethical lines, Incorporated – 1995, Chief Executive – Mr. N. S. Venkatesh, Location – New Delhi

6.      LEANDER PAES WINS SANTO DOMINGO OPEN TROPHY
i. India’s Leander Paes won the Santo Domingo Open trophy with partner Miguel Angel Reyyes-Varela of Mexico, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

7.      SULTAN OF JOHOR CUP U-18 2018 (HOCKEY): INDIA SETTLE FOR SILVER AFTER LOSING TO GREAT BRITAIN
i. India won silver medal at the 8th Sultan of Johor Cup U-18 2018 hockey tournament in Malaysia.
ii. India lost 2-3 to Great Britain in the final and won the silver medal.

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