Current Affairs; November 2, 2018

Here are the main headlines for current Events of November 2, 2018.

National Current Events
SC allows use of 5 more documents by claimants for the draft Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC), extends deadline to Dec 15

The Supreme Court extended the deadline for filing claims of people whose names were not included in the final draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) to December 15.

Documents included are 1951 NRC, voter lists up to March 24, 1971, citizenship certificates, refugee registration certificates and ration cards issued prior to March 24, 1971.
Foundation Day of Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Haryana, Karnataka and Kerala celebrated on November 1

Seven Indian states — Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and the Union Territories of Lakshwadeep, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar are celebrating their formation days.

Karnataka celebrated its 63rd Foundation Day(Karnataka Rajyotsav).

1956, the state of Kerala came into being by integrating the erstwhile Malabar.The state of Madhya Pradesh was formed on 1 November, 1956, by merging the princely state of Bhopal with the neighbouring states.Chhattisgarh was formed on 1 November, 2000, by carving 16 Chhattisgarhi-speaking southeastern districts out of the former state of Madhya Pradesh. Haryana was carved out of the former state of East Punjab on 1 November, 1966.
Lieutenant General P.S. Rajeshwar takes over as the 12th Chief of Integrated Defence Staff

Lieutenant General P.S. Rajeshwar took over as the 12th Chief of Integrated Defence Staff.

He was serving as Director General (Perspective Planning) at the Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence.

Odisha: Jharsuguda airport renamed after freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai Jharsuguda airport renamed as ‘Veer Surendra Sai Airport’. Veer Surendra Sai is a well-known freedom fighter of Odisha

Kerala: 96-year-old Karthyayani Amma scores 98/100 marks in literacy exam under state’s “Aksharalaksham” programme

‘Aksharalaksham’ program was introduced by the Kerala government on January 26 this year to achieve 100 percent literacy in the state.A 96-year-old woman has secured high marks in a literacy examination held in Kerala.

Railway passengers can now book unreserved general tickets online

With the help of ‘UTS’ mobile app Railway passengers can book unreserved general tickets online.
Union Cabinet approves opening up of International Solar Alliance (ISA) membership to all UN countries

The Union Cabinet moved a resolution in the first assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to amend the framework agreement of the alliance to open up its membership to all UN countries.

The aim was to put solar energy on the global agenda with the universal appeal for developing and deploying solar energy.

Cabinet approves MoU between India and South Korea in the field of tourism

India and South Korea MoU is to expand bilateral cooperation in tourism and to increase the exchange of information and data related to the sector.
India-Morocco agreement on legal assistance in criminal matters approved by Centre

India and Morocco on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.

The agreement will provide a broad legal framework for bilateral cooperation between India and Morocco in investigation and prosecution of crime, tracing, restraint, forfeiture or confiscation or proceeds and instruments of crime.

2-week long India-Japan military exercise ‘Dharma Guardian-2018’ begins in Vairengte, Mizoram

The two-week-long exercise ‘Dharma Guardian-2018″ aims to enhance tactical skills against global terrorism and increase interoperability between the two forces.

Fourth Dialogue of NITI Aayog and Development Research Centre (DRC) of the State Council, China held in Mumbai

India and China undertook joint research in the areas of WTO reforms, urbanisation and frontier technologies with a view to enhancing economic cooperation between the countries.Various trade sector related issues, and the need for enhanced policy coordination to facilitate investments.

Economy & Corporate Current Events

GN Bajpai resigns from the newly-appointed board of debt-ridden Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS)

GN Bajpai resigns from IL&FS board. was a former Chairman of Sebi and LIC.
TCS acquires London-based W12 Studios to boost creative design capabilities

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) acquired of W12 Studios, a digital design studio based in London as part of efforts to bolster its digital and creative design capabilities.
US withdraws duty-free concessions on import of 50 Indian products, mostly from the agriculture and handloom sectors

The Indian products are removed from the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) list effective November 1 by a US Presidential proclamation.

The GSP is designed to promote economic development by allowing duty-free entry for products from designated beneficiary countries.
World Current Event

Indian Vice-President M. Venkaiah inaugurates 13th Global Expo Botswana in capital Gaborone

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu invited Botswana companies to invest in India during 13th Annual Global EXPO Botswana 2018 in Gaborone.

He discussed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 10 guiding principles to strengthen India-Africa relationship. He also urged the stakeholders to take India-Botswana relations to newer heights.
Sri Lanka: President Maithripala Sirisena lifts suspension of Parliament

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has lifted the suspension of parliament and replaced Wickremesinghe with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in a dramatic turn of events.
Norwegian diplomat Geir Pedersen named UN’s next special envoy to Syria

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres announced that Norwegian veteran diplomat Geir Pedersen as his new special envoy for Syria.

He succeeds Italian-Swedish envoy Staffan de Mistura.
Venezuelan politician and journalist Teodoro Petkoff dies in Caracas at 86

Venezuelan politician and journalist Teodoro Petkoff had received an Ortegay Gasset Journalism Award in 2015 in recognition of his work to defend press freedom and independence and rigor in journalism.
Satyajit Ray’s ‘Pather Panchali’ (1955) is the only Indian film included in BBC’s 100 best foreign language films list

Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, a Japanese epic was first amongst Best Films of BBC Culture.

Only one Indian film, Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali, has made it to the list at number 15. The movie was released in the year 1955.
Qatar to host 23rd edition of the World Corporate Games in November 2019

Qatar will host the 23rd edition of the World Corporate Games which will provide an opportunity for corporations around the world to showcase their competitive prowess through sports.
The World Corportate Games, established nearly 30 years ago, aims to bring together, the local, regional and international business sporting community.
Sports Current Events

Rahul Dravid becomes 5th Indian cricketer to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame.

Former India captain Rahul Dravid was inducted into the ICC Hall of fame. Bishan Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Anil Kumble was bestowed with a Hall of Fame cap.

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