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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 OCT 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 OCT 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      MANIPUR DECLARED AS 23RD OPEN DEFECATION FREE STATE: CM OF MANIPUR
I. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh declared Manipur as the 23rd state in the country to become Open Defecation Free  in India.
II. It is the 5th North-Eastern state to get the tag.
III. This announced during the celebration of National Cleanliness Day at Gandhi Memorial Hall in Imphal.
IV. He also launched the Google Toilet Locator to enable locating nearest public toilet for use.

2.      SAHYOG-HOP TAC 2018: JOINT EXERCISE OF INDIA, VIETNAM COMMENCED IN CHENNAI
I. A joint exercise of ‘Sahyog-Hop Tac 2018’ commenced off Chennai coast between Vietnam and India.
II. This exercise  enhance cooperation between the two Coast Guards in areas of maritime safety and security.
III. VIETNAM:-Capital: Hanoi. Currency: Vietnamese dong.

3.      14 –DAY IBSAMAR VI: INDIA, BRAZIL & SA NAVIES TRAIN TO BUILD INTEROPERABILITY IN SOUTH AFRICA
I. The 6th edition of IBSAMAR, a joint Multi – National Maritime Exercise between the
II. Indian, Brazilian and South African Navies commenced at Simons Town, South Africa.
III. For the first time, earlier in 2018 from Feb 19-26, IBSAMAR (IBSAMAR V) was conducted off Goa as all previous exercises were held in South Africa.


4.      INDIA LAUNCHES ‘OPERATION SAMUDRA MAITRI’ TO HELP TSUNAMI-HIT INDONESIA
I. India launched ‘Operation Samudra Maitri’ in Central Sulawesi Province of the Republic of Indonesia to help tsunami-hit Indonesia
II. The objective is to assist victims of earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia.

5.      UNCTAD EXPECTS INDIA’S GDP TO RISE 7% IN 2018
I. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in its Trade and Development Report predicted the GDP growth of India for 2018 to be at 7%.
II. India’s GDP grew 8.2% in the April-June quarter especially due to manufacturing and better farm sector performance.
III. The main reasons for overall 7% growth are:Expansion in services and higher demand for exports.
III. UNCTAD:- Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland. Secretary-General: Mukhisa Kituyi .

6.      JUSTICE RANJAN GOGOI SWORN-IN AS 46TH CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA
I. Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn-in as the 46th Chief Justice of India .
II. Justice Ranjan Gogoi was administered the oath by President Ram Nath Kovind.
III. He is the first Chief Justice of India from the north-east.

7.      BARHAM SALIH ELECTED AS IRAQ’S NEW PRESIDENT
I. Barham Salih was elected as 8th president of Iraq.
II. Barham Salih replaces Fuad Masum.
III. ABOUT IRAQ: Capital – Baghdad, Currency – Iraqi dinar,Official languages – Arabic, Kurdish

8.      FACEBOOK NAMES ADAM MOSSERI AS CEO OF INSTAGRAM
I. Adam Mosseri has been named the Chief Executive Officer of Facebook owned Instagram.
II. Instagram was founded in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger.
III. It was sold to Facebook for $1 billion in 2012.
ABOUT FACEBOOK: CEO – Mark Zuckerberg , Headquarters –California,  U.S.

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