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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 OCT 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 OCT 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      GLOBAL AGRICULTURE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2018 HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. It aimed to provide the platform towards facilitating farmers connect with the technologies, markets, industry, institutions and the Governmental programs.
ii. The theme of the summit was: ‘Connecting Farmers to Market’.
iii. The chairman of the summit was: Prof. M. S. Swaminathan, Architect of India’s Green Revolution.
iv. Life Time Achievement Award for 2018 is given to Padamsree Dr. KH Gharda
International Leadership Award is given to  Prof. Rudy Rabbinge of Netherlands

2.      SUPREME COURT ISSUES FINAL DEADLINE FOR BHARAT STAGE IV CARS AS APRIL 1, 2020
i. The Supreme Court stated that, no Bharat Stage IV vehicle shall be sold across India with effect from April 1, 2020.
ii. The Bharat Stage VI  emission norm will come to effect from April 1, 2020 throughout India.
iii. BS IV norms have been followed throughout India since April 2017.
iv. Central Government had announced that India will skip the BS-V norms and adopt BS-VI norms by 2020.

3.      INDIA, BANGLADESH SIGNED AGREEMENTS FOR ENHANCING WATERWAYS CONNECTIVITY
i. India and Bangladesh signed several agreements for enhancing inland and coastal waterways connectivity between the two countries for trade and cruise movements.
ii. The MOUs are signed to use  Chattogram and Mongla Ports in Bangladesh for movement of goods to and from India.
iii. ‘Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade’ between India and Bangladesh for inclusion of Dhubriin India and Pangaonin Bangladesh as new Ports of Call
iv. Ports of Kolkata and Haldia in India and Mongla in Bangladesh directly connected to north east through waterways
v. Movement of passengers and cruise vessels on Inland Protocol route and coastal shipping routes to commence between Kolkata – Dhaka – Guwahati – Jorhat and back
Reconstruction and opening up of Jangipur navigational lock on river Bhagirathi
To connect Gelephu (Bhutan) as tripartite cross-border route


4.      TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018: NATO’S BIGGEST MILITARY EXERCISE BEGINS IN NORWAY
i. NATO’s (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Trident Juncture 2018 military exercise began in Norway.
ii. This is NATO’s biggest military exercise since the Cold War.
iii. Nearly 50,000 personnel from all 29 NATO allies, partners Finland and Sweden, are taking part.
iv. It aims to train the Alliance to mobilise quickly to defend an ally under attack.
v. Russia, which shares a border with Norway, was invited to monitor the exercise, but Moscow is still angered by the exercise.

5.      QS ASIA RANKINGS 2019 ANNOUNCED; INDIA DOUBLES PRESENCE
 India has the third largest number of universities and institutes (75), after mainland China (112) and Japan (89).
 IIT-Bombay remains the highest ranked institution at 33rd position.
 National University of Singapore has been assessed as Asia’s best university.

6.      INDIA WINS COMMONWEALTH ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT AWARD, 2018
i. India won the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management Award, 2018, at its Annual General Members Meet, in Georgetown, Guyana.
ii. The initiative named “Unnayan Banka” – Reinventing Education Using Technology, of Banka District of Bihar was awarded under the Category “Innovation Incubation”.
iii. Another initiative named “Unified Agriculture Markets” of Co-operation Department of Karnataka was selected under the Category ‘Innovation in Public Service Management’. 

7.      YOUNG INDIAN SCIENTIST ROOPAM SHARMA WON WORLD HEALTH SUMMIT STARTUP AWARD IN BERLIN
i. Roopam Sharma, a 23-year old Indian scientist, won the World Health Summit Startup award,  at an annual event of the health summit in Berlin.
ii. He won this award for his invention, Manovue – the world’s first intelligent personal assisting system for the visually impaired.

8.      WORLD’S SMALLEST OPTICAL GYROSCOPE DEVELOPED
i. California Institute of Technology have developed a new optical gyroscope that is 500 times smaller than the current state-of-the-art device.
ii. A gyroscope is a device used for measuring or maintaining orientation and angular velocity.

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