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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7 OCT 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7 OCT 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      NATIONAL DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTRE (NDRC): INDIA’S FIRST DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTRE TO COME UP SOON IN PATNA
i. National Dolphin Research Centre (NDRC), India’s and Asia’s first such centre would be soon opened on the banks of river Ganga river in the Patna University premises, Bihar.
ii. The NDRC has been set up to safeguard the endangered Gangetic river dolphin. They are killed in huge numbers for their flesh, fat and oil.
iii. The State government of Bihar celebrates October 5 as the Dolphin day.

2.      VIRAT KOHLI BECOMES SECOND FASTEST TO SCORE 24 TEST CENTURIES AFTER DON BRADMAN
i. India cricket captain Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman after Donald Bradman to reach 24 Test centuries.
ii. He has also surpassed Australia’s Steve Smith and has become second person in the list of centurions among active players, behind South Africa’s Hashim Amla.

3.      LEWIS HAMILTON WINS THE JAPANESE FORMULA ONE GRAND PRIX
i. Four-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix
ii. Japan was the only Asian nation to host a Formula One race (including the Pacific Grand Prix) until Malaysia joined the calendar in 1999.


4.      INDIA IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST BPM BASE, GENERATED $32.5 BN REVENUE: NASSCOM
i. The National Association of Software and Services Companies  published its study and stated that Indian BPM industry continues to be the largest in the world.
ii. The BPM industry has generated revenue close to $32.5 billion and an employee strength of 1.2 million.
i. It now holds more than a 37% share in global sourcing and is witnessing a 1.7x revenue growth.
Indian BPM industry comprises 17,000+ firms that offer a complete range of services.
ii. NASSCOM is the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the IT-BPM industries in India.
iii. It handles business related to the software development, software services, software products, consulting services, BPO services, e-commerce & web services.


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