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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 OCT 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 OCT 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      GOVERNMENT CUTS EXCISE DUTY ON FUEL BY RS 2.50, APPEALS STATES TO LOWER VAT
i. The government and oil companies will absorb the price cut by Rs 1.50 and Rs 1 respectively.
ii. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has also urged the state governments to reduce Value Added Tax on fuel by another Rs 2.50.

2.      INDIA RANKED 28TH AMONG 73 COUNTRIES IN GOVT E-PAYMENT ADOPTION: 2018 VISA SURVEY
i. India ranked 28th among 73 countries in govt e-payment adoption
ii. India moved up to 28th in 2018, from 36th in 2011.
iii. India is at the 58th place for digital infrastructure

3.      NOBEL CHEMISTRY PRIZE FOR EVOLUTION RESEARCH: FRANCES ARNOLD, GEORGE SMITH AND GREGORY WINTER
i. US scientists Frances Arnold and George Smith and British researcher Gregory Winter won the Nobel Chemistry Prize.
ii. They were awarded the Nobel Chemistry Prize for applying the principles of evolution to develop enzymes used to make various items from biofuels to pharmaceuticals.
iii. Frances Arnold is the 5th woman to win the Nobel Chemistry Prize.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 OCT 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 OCT 2018
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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.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 OCT 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 OCT 2018
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1.      GOVT PERMITTED IMPORT OF PET COKE BY THE GRAPHITE ELECTRODE INDUSTRY
I. The directorate general of foreign trade  anounced that the government allowed imports of pet coke, used for fuel purpose, by graphite electrode industry.
II. The imports were allowed only four industries so far- cement, lime klin, calcium carbide, and gasification industries.
III. The graphite electrode industry has been added in to the list as the 5th industry.
IV. Directorate general of foreign trade (DGFT): Shri Alok Chaturvedi , Under Commerce Ministry.

2.      NIWARI INDUCTED AS THE 52ND DISTRICT OF MADHYA PRADESH
I. The state Cabinet of Madhya Pradesh approved the proposal of induction of Niwari district in the state.
II. It became the 52nd district of the state.
III. IAS officer Akshay Kumar Singh has been appointed as the first interim District Collector of the district.

3.      IMF, WORLD BANK AND WTO LAUNCHED REINVIGORATING TRADE AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH REPORT
I. IMF, World Bank and WTO launched Reinvigorating Trade and Inclusive Growth Report.
II. This report seeks to identify areas where trade has the potential of contributing productivity for economic growth.
III. According to the report, full services trade liberalisation could raise manufacturing productivity by an average of 22 per cent across a sample of 57 countries.
IV. Better access and reliability of the manufacturing sector brought investment in new opportunities and technologies and helped in enhancing business services and coordination with customers.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 OCT 2018


                                             DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 OCT 2018
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1.      PRESIDENT GIVES ASSENT TO KARNATAKA’S 2016 GOOD SAMARITAN BILL
i. President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to Karnataka Good Samaritan and Medical Professional (Protection and Regulation during Emergency Situations) Bill, 2016.
ii. This bill aims to provide legal protection to the good samaritans in the state, who help accident victims with emergency medical care in the golden hour.
iii. In medical term the ‘golden hour’ is the first hour after a traumatic injury when emergency treatment is very crucial.
iv. Karnataka has become the first state in the country to give legal protection to good samaritans.

2.      Rs. 36,000 CR TO BE INJECTED INTO SYSTEM THROUGH PURCHASE OF GOVT BONDS: RBI
i. Reserve Bank of India announced injection of Rs.36,000 crore into the system through purchase of government bonds.
ii. The objective is  to meet the festival season demand for funds.
iii. The auctions to purchase government bonds will be as part of the Open Market Operations to help manage liquidity.

3.      LIST OF RECIPIENTS OF EK ALABYA PURASKAR, 2018 RELEASED
i. The Ekalabya committee selected Odia hockey player Lilima Minz for the prestigious Ekalabya Puraskar, 2018.
ii. She represented the Indian senior team for the first time in 2011 during a four-nation tournament in Argentina.
iii. She also participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics and also won the gold medal Womens Hockey Asia Cup after a gap of 13 years in Japan on November 5, 2017.
iv. The Ekalabya Puraskar is given to those who promote literature, sports, the arts, culture and other socially meaningful activities in the state for decades.

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