News Today : November 10, 2018

Main current events of November 10, 2018 are as follows:

National Current Events
M777 A2 Ultra Light Howitzers, K-9 Vajra-Tracked Self Propelled Guns and 6×6 Filed Artillery Tractors inducted into the Army

M777 A2 Ultra Light Howitzers, K9 Vajra-Tracked Self-Propelled Guns and 6×6 Field Artillery Tractors procured from the US under government to government Foreign Military Sales and will be assembled in India in partnership with Mahindra Defence.

SIMBEX (Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise) to be held off Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal from Nov 10 to 21

India and Singapore will conduct its maritime exercise in two phases at Port Blair and Visakhapatnam respectively.

Ladakh project wins UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation

The LAMO Center in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region was chosen for its systematic restoration project in restoring its water engineering along with architectural conservation.

EC bans exit polls between Nov 12 and Dec 7 in poll-bound Chhattisgarh, MP, Rajasthan, Mizoram and Telangana

EC bans conducting of exit poll and publicizing the result of exit poll by means of the print or electronic media or in any other manner will be prohibited.

French scholar Jawahar Lal Sarin presented Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, France’s highest civilian honour, in Delhi

Jawahar Lal Sarin is the president of the Alliance franaise de(Delhi’s governing body) was presented with the Chevalier de la Lgion d’Honneur(France’s highest civilian honour) for his outstanding contribution to enhancing Indo-French cultural cooperation and promoting the French language.

Abhay Kumar appointed as India’s next Ambassador to Madagascar

Abhay Kumar, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the Indian Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil appointed as new ambassador to Madagascar.

Statehood Day of Uttarakhand celebrated on November 9

Uttarakhand celebrated its 18th foundation day by campaigning across 13 districts. Uttarakhand was established in 2000.

Legal Services Day observed on November 9

Legal Services Day is observed on 9th of November as the Supreme Court was first started by in the year 1995 across the India to support the weaker and poor group of sections of people, women, disabled persons, Scheduled Tribes, children, Scheduled Castes, human trafficking and natural calamities victims.

Economy & Corporate Current Events
Former IAS officer Ashok Kumar Gupta appointed as Chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI)

Ashok Kumar Gupta appointed as the chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) which keeps a tab on unfair business practices across sectors.

IRS officers P. K. Dash, Akhilesh Ranjan and Neena Kumar inducted as members of CBDT

P K Dash, Akhilesh Ranjan and Neena Kumar appointed as new members in the CBDT which frames policy for the IT Department that is tasked to enforce direct tax laws in the country.

‘The Big Reverse: How Demonetization Knocked India Out’, written by former banker Meera H. Sanyal, released

‘The Big Reverse: How Demonetization Knocked India Out’, authored by Meera H. Sanyal launched at second anniversary of demonetization showing ill-effects of demonetization to Indian economy.

Lucknow-based Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) signs agreement with US-based Research Institute for Fragrant Materials (RIFM) for improving the quality of fragrant oils

The Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) signed an agreement with Research Institute for Fragrant Materials (RIFM),US for improving the quality of fragrant oils under the “aroma mission” was aiming to enhance production of fragrant materials.

World Current Events
Swati Chaturvedi wins 2018 London Press Freedom Award for Courage

‘I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of the BJP’s Digital Army’ authored by swati Chaturvedi won the 2018 London Press Freedom Award for Courage.

Poor diet is a greater public health threat than malaria, tuberculosis or measles: FAO

“Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets”, report by UN showed poor diet as major reason of death than the diseases like malaria, tuberculosis.

Google renames its memory-decluttering app ‘Files Go’ to ‘Files by Google’

Google has redesigned its memory-decluttering app for smartphones “Files Go” that assists users to find files faster and share them with others even without an Internet connection.

China’s Xinhua unveils world’s first virtual news anchors based on AI technology

China’s “world first” Xinhua news agency launched a pair of virtual news anchors of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and voice-recognition technology.

Sports Current Affairs
Asian Airgun Championships in Kuwait City: Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary win gold in 10m air pistol mixed team junior events

Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary won the junior world record by winning 10m air pistol mixed team gold medal in the 11th Asian Airgun Championships.

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