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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 OCT 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 OCT 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      “HARIT DIWALI-SWASTH DIWALI” CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED BY MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
i. Environment Ministry launched the 2nd edition of Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali campaign.
ii. It was initiated in 2017-18 and is aimed at pledging to minimize bursting of crackers.
iii. This edition has been merged with “Green Good Deed” movement for conservation and protection of environment.
This campaign advise to celebrate Diwali in an environment-friendly manner.

2.      “IRON MAGIC 19”: UAE, US KICK OFF TWO-WEEK JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE
i. United Arab Emirates  and the United States started a two-week military exercise named“Iron Magic 19” in the Arabian Gulf.
ii. This exercise aims to enhance cooperation, joint actions and exchange of expertise in military areas.

3.      VICE PRESIDENT CONFERS LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI AWARD ON FALI NARIMAN
i. Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu presented the 19th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence 2018 in Public Administration to senior advocate Fali S Nariman.
ii. The award was started in 1999 and is provided to a business leader, management practitioner, public administrator, educator or institution builder for his/her sustained individual contributions for achievements of high professional order and excellence


4.      RANJI TROPHY: BABA INDRAJITH NAMED AS TAMIL NADU CAPTAIN FOR 2018-19 SEASON
i. All-rounder Baba Indrajith was named the captain of the Tamil Nadu team for the upcoming Ranji Trophy season.
ii. Tamil Nadu senior selection committee named Baba Indrajith as captain for the domestic season 2018-2019.

5.      ATHLETICS FEDERATION OF INDIA WINS FICCI INDIA SPORTS AWARDS 2018
i. Athletics Federation of India will be awarded the FICCI India Sports Awards 2018 for the category of Best National Sports Federation .
ii. Pankaj Singh is the sports head of FICCI.
iii. ATHLETICS FEDERATION OF INDIA:- President – Adille Sumariwalla, Location – New Delhi

6.      UNITED NATIONS DAY – 24 OCTOBER
i. United Nations Day was celebrated all over the world on  24th October.
ii. This day marks the anniversary of UN Charter’s entry into force in 1945.
Theme of the day is “Traditions of Peace and Non-violence”.
iii. UNITED NATIONS:- SecretaryGeneral – António Guterres,  Headquarters – New York City, United States

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