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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 OCT 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 OCT 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      INDIA’S FIRST RAILWAY STATION INSIDE TUNNEL TO COME UP IN HIMACHAL PRADESH
i. India for the first time announced a railway station named, the Keylong station, to be built inside a tunnel at a height of 3,000 metres in Himachal Pradesh.
ii. This will be built along the Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line close to the Sino-India border.
iii. The line will halve the duration taken to cover the distance between Delhi and Leh, from 40 hours to 20 hours.

2.      7TH MEETING OF EDUCATION MINISTERS OF SCO MEMBER STATES HELD IN ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN
i. 7th meeting of education ministers of member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation was held in Astana, Kazakhstan.
ii. Implementation of the agreement between the governments of SCO member states on establishing and operating USCO was approved.
iii. It was agreed to conduct the 8th meeting of education ministers of SCO member states in the Russian Federation during the Russian Federation’s presidency of SCO.
iv. ABOUT SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANISATION (SCO):- Secretary General –Rashid Alimov, Headquarters – Beijing, China

3.      MINAL PATEL DAVIS HONOURED WITH PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL FOR COMBATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING
i. Indian-American woman Minal Patel Davis, received the ‘Presidential Medal for Combating Human Trafficking‘ in the White House, USA.
ii. She received the award for her extraordinary contribution towards combatting human trafficking inHouston.


4.      SUMMER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES 2018 HELD IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
i. Manu Bhaker led the Indian team as the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent in the opening ceremony of olympics.
ii. Jeremy Lalrinnunga was India’s flag bearer at the closing ceremony.
iii. Russian Federation topped the medal tally with 59 medals: 29 gold, 18 silver and 12 bronze medals.
iv. India obtained 18th position with 13 Medals: 3 gold, 9 silver and 1 bronze
v. Gold medal winners:10m Air Pistol Men’s Shooting (Saurabh Chaudhary) 
vi. India’s first ever Youth Olympics Gold medal  in Men’s 62kg Weightlifting (Jeremy Lalrinnunga)
vii. 10m Air Pistol Women Shooting Manu Bhaker become the 1stIndian shooter to win gold in Youth Olympic Games

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