Current Affairs: November 05, 2018

Here are the main headlines for current Events of November 05, 2018.

National Current Events
National Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Ayurveda being organised by the Ministry of AYUSH in New Delhi on November 4-5

A two-day National Seminar organised by the AYUSH Ministry on Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Ayurveda.

‘Ayurveda Day’ is celebrated on Nov 5.

The seminar will develop awareness among stakeholders about business opportunities, encouraging young entrepreneurs to use modern technologies and highlight opportunities at global level.
Economy & Corporate Current Events

RBI initiates steps to set up digital Public Credit Registry (PCR) to capture details of all borrower

The Reserve Bank has set up a digital Public Credit Registry (PCR) to capture details of all borrowers including wilful defaulters and the pending legal suits in order to check financial delinquencies, data from entities like market regulator Sebi, the corporate Events ministry, Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN) and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI).
Central Information Commission (CIC) issues show-cause notice to RBI Governor for non-disclosure of wilful defaulters’ list

The Central Information Commission (CIC) issued a show-cause notice to RBI Governor Urjit Patel for “dishonouring” a Supreme Court judgment on disclosure of wilful defaulters’ list and asked the Prime Minister’s Office, the Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to make public the letter of former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan on bad loans.
Maharashtra government imposes electricity surcharge of 10 paise per unit on industrial and commercial consumers to finance its scheme to provide 25,000 solar pumps to farmers

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company has applied a 10 paise per unit surcharge to finance its scheme to provide 25,000 solar pumps to farmers in three phases between 2019

New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) launches quick response-enabled fridge magnets for digital payment of utility bills by customers

The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) on Sunday launched a “smart” initiative wherein it will distribute quick response-enabled smiley fridge magnets to its consumers to facilitate digital payment of utility bills.

The move will reduce collection costs and expedite revenue realisation.
CM Naveen Patnaik launches ‘Odisha Aerospace and Defence Manufacturing Policy 2018’

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched “Odisha Aerospace and Defence Manufacturing Policy 2018”, providing capital grants of 50 percent of the infrastructure cost limited to 10 crore for subsequent aerospace and defence parks. aiming to carry forward the process of industrialization through the promotion of aerospace and defence manufacturing enterprises, which is expected to generate employment opportunities.

World Current Events
Indian actor Anupam Kher conferred ‘Distinguished Fellow’ title at Cambridge MIT Sloan School of Management in Boston

Veteran actor Anupam Kher was conferred a ‘Distinguished Fellow’ title at the Cambridge MIT Sloan School of Management.
Zimbabwe: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu lays foundation stone of new Indian Embassy building in Harare

India and Zimbabwe signed six signed agreements on mining, Information and communications technology, visa waiver and traditional medicine.

Vice President Naidu laid the foundation stone of the building of new Indian Embassy which will have a Yoga centre.

Bangladesh: PM Sheikh Hasina announces construction of 560 model mosques and an Islamic university with assistance from Saudi Arabia

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday announced that her government will construct 560 model mosques and an Islamic university with the Saudi assistance.

The Pacific Ocean islands of New Caledonia opt to remain part of France in referendum

The Pacific islands of New Caledonia opted to remain part of France early as voters rejected independence in a closely-watched referendum seen as a measure of support for Paris in one of its many strategic outposts.

New Caledonia is home to a quarter of the world’s known supplies of nickel — a vital electronics component — and is a foothold for France in the Pacific.
Sports Current Events

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty wins Women’s Singles title at WTA Elite Trophy in China

China’s Wang Qiang outclassed double grand slam winner Garbine Muguruza booked  place in the final of the WTA Elite Trophy against Ashleigh Barty.

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