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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 OCT 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 OCT 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      INDIA’S FIRST RAILWAY STATION INSIDE TUNNEL TO COME UP IN HIMACHAL PRADESH
i. India for the first time announced a railway station named, the Keylong station, to be built inside a tunnel at a height of 3,000 metres in Himachal Pradesh.
ii. This will be built along the Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line close to the Sino-India border.
iii. The line will halve the duration taken to cover the distance between Delhi and Leh, from 40 hours to 20 hours.

2.      7TH MEETING OF EDUCATION MINISTERS OF SCO MEMBER STATES HELD IN ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN
i. 7th meeting of education ministers of member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation was held in Astana, Kazakhstan.
ii. Implementation of the agreement between the governments of SCO member states on establishing and operating USCO was approved.
iii. It was agreed to conduct the 8th meeting of education ministers of SCO member states in the Russian Federation during the Russian Federation’s presidency of SCO.
iv. ABOUT SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANISATION (SCO):- Secretary General –Rashid Alimov, Headquarters – Beijing, China

3.      MINAL PATEL DAVIS HONOURED WITH PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL FOR COMBATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING
i. Indian-American woman Minal Patel Davis, received the ‘Presidential Medal for Combating Human Trafficking‘ in the White House, USA.
ii. She received the award for her extraordinary contribution towards combatting human trafficking inHouston.

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