Current Affairs: November 6, 2018

Here are the main headlines for current affairs of November 6, 2018.

National Current Events

Ayurveda Day observed on Dhanawantari Jayanti (November 5)

Ayurveda Day and Dhanwantari jayanti is observed on November 5.

Ministry of AYUSH organized “National Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Ayurveda” to promote ayurveda culture across the nation.
Nuclear submarine INS Arihant successfully completes its first deterrence patrol

India’s first nuclear submarine completed its deterrence patrol and thus establishing nuclear triad after India’s Agni ballistic missiles and mirage 2000.

Hindu publishing group Chairman N. Ram wins Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award presented by the Press Council of India

Vetaran journalist and The Hindu chairman N.Ram won Raja Ram Mohan Roy award for his excellent contributions in journalism.

Mathematician and Super 30 founder Anand Kumar wins ‘Global Education Award’ of ‘Malabar Gold & Diamonds’

Anand Kumar won ‘Global Education Award’ for his contributions in the field of education and illuminating the lives of many talented students.

Mizoram: Assembly Speaker Hiphei resigned from his post as well as the Congress and joins the BJP

Hiphei was elected as MLA from Palak constituency in 2013 Mizoram elections.She resigned to join BJP.

The First Lady of South Korea Kim Jung-sook meets External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi

First Lady of S.Korea attended Deepotsav event- diwali celebration organised by UP government.

India and South Korea sign MoUs to enhance cooperation in tourism and sports

India will learn expertise of S.Korea in Taekwondo and archery.
The two countries will encourage exchanges and cooperative actions between sports authorities, sports federations and other sports bodies in the different areas of cooperation. India and S.Korea agreed to work on areas of promotion, marketing destination development, management and encouraging participation in travel fairs/exhibitions.

Economy & Corporate Current Events

Govt. launches Operation Greens to ensure availability of tomato, onion and potato round the year without price volatility.

“Operation Green” launched to boost production and processing of tamato, onion and potato

This is to promote farmer producers organisations, agri-logistics, processing facilities and professional management.
Patanjali Paridhan launches apparel under brands Livefit, Aastha and Sanskar

Yogguru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Paridhan (apparel) inaugurated at New Delhi.

Company focusses on ‘swadeshi’ articles under brands Livefit, Aastha and Sanskar

World Current Events

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu meets Malawian President Arthur Peter Mutharika in Lilongwe

India and Malawi signed MoU on extradition, atomic energy and visa waiver for diplomats.

2018 Europe Music Awards (EMA) conferred in Bilbao (Spain): Shillong-based Big-Ri & Meba Ofilia win ‘Best India Act’ for their song “Done Talking

Shillong-based Big-Ri & Meba Ofilia won the Best India Act for their song “Done Talking” at the 2018 Europe Music Awards (EMA).
UK opens up armed forces recruitment to Indians and nationals from the Commonwealth

The UK govt. Relaxes recruitment criteria for commonwealth nationals to apply for their defense forces in order to meet shortage of ranks.

U.S. grants temporary Iran oil waivers to eight countries including China, India

US have lifted sanctions on eight countries- China, India, Greece, Italy, Taiwan, Japan, Turkey and South Korea to purchase Iranian oil.
Gaddam Dharmendra appointed India’s Ambassador to Iran

Gaddam Dharmendra appointed India’s Ambassador to Iran who replaces Saurab Kumar, appointed as India’s ambassador to Myanmar.
World Tsunami Awareness Day observed on November 5

UN general assembly announced World Tsunami Day on November 5 with theme ‘effective education and evacuation drills’.

Sports Current Events
Newly-built Ekana International Stadium in Lucknow renamed as ‘Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium’

Ekana International Cricket Stadium renamed as “Bharat Ratan Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow is under public- private partnership scheme.
New York Marathon: Kenya’s Mary Keitany wins women’s race in 2:22:48, Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa wins men’s race in 2:05:59

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the men’s race in the NY City Marathon.

Keitany of Kenya became only the third person to win the race four times.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik wins International Hockey Federation (FIH) President’s Award

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik won International Hockey Federation President’s award for being forefront in developing man and woman hockey teams.

Karen Khachanov defeats Novak Djokovic in final to win Men’s Singles title at Paris Masters tennis

Russia’s Karen Khachanov defeated Novak Djokovic to win his first Masters 1000 title at the Paris Masters.
2018 Jakarta Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman to receive seven pairs of customized shoes from Adidas

Swapna Barman who clinched first gold medal at Asian games will receive seven pairs of customized shoes from adidas to highlights her plight.

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