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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 OCT 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 OCT 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      COUNTRY’S FIRST METHANOL-BASED COOKING FUEL ROLLED OUT BY APL IN ASSAM
i. NITI Aayog member and former director general of the Defence Research and Development Organisation  Vijay Kumar Saraswat inaugurated the ‘Green and Clean Fuel Pilot Project on Methanol cooking Stove’.It is the first of its kind in realizing the concept of NITI Aayog’s programme of ‘Methanol Economy’.
ii. Initially the product will be available only in the Northeastern Region.
iii. NITI Aayog’s Methanol Economy  programme, NITI Aayog aims to replace 20% of the crude imports with methanol alone. It will mitigate rise of price of fuels and bring down pollution by 40%.
iv. This concept has also been adopted by various countries like: Japan, China, Italy, Sweden, US, Israel, Australia etc.

2.      INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WOMEN’S HEALTH, WELLNESS AND EMPOWERMENT IN KANPUR
i. International Conference on Women’s Health, Wellness and Empowerment was held in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
ii. Theme of the conference was: “Give her wings and let her soar.” President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the conference.
iii. SOME WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES IN UTTAR PRADESH:
Kachhua Sanctuary
Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary
Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary

3.      SRINIVASAN SWAMY APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING ASSOCIATION
i. Srinivasan Swamy took charge as chairman and world president of the International Advertising Association for 2 years, at an event in Bucharest, Romania, recently.
ii. He is the first Indian to hold the chairman and world president post of IAA.

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