Here’s your daily summary of Current Affairs – November 06, 2018
INS Arihant: India’s first nuclear ballistic missile submarine completes deterrence run
The indigenous INS Arihant India’s first nuclear-powered submarine successfully completed its first deterrence patrol, is a watershed event making India only the 6th nation after the Big 5 to achieve this capability, according to experts. The ship submersible ballistic, nuclear (SSBN) submarine is part of Indian Navy’s India’s Eastern Naval Command. The name Arihant derives from two words – Ari meaning enemy and Hanth meaning destroy. The second SSBN under the project, INS Aridhaman, is undergoing sea trials.
3rd National Ayurveda Day observed throughout the country on 5th November
The theme of 2018 Ayurveda Day was: “Ayurveda for Public health”. It is annually celebrated on the eve of on Dhanawantari Jayanti (Dhanteras). A 2-day “National Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Ayurveda” was inaugurated at Delhi.
Union Minister of State (Independent charge) for AYUSH: Shripad Yesso Naik
Now, pay your electricity, water bills with NDMC’s fridge magnets
In a unique move this weekend, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) launched a new bill payment method – smiley fridge magnets. The magnets will come with consumer-specific QR codes and facilitate instant digital payments for water and electricity bills. However, in the initial stages, only people living in select regions of Delhi will be able to use this facility.
SBI posts 945 crore Rupees Profit in September Quarter
State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender, on 5th November, reported a net profit of Rs. 944.87 crore for the July-September period, registering a 40.3 percent fall from Rs. 1,581.55 crore in the corresponding period a year ago. The net profit was ahead of analysts’ expectations of a profit of Rs. 565 crore, news agency Reuters reported citing Refinitiv data. SBI’s total income increased to Rs. 66,607.98 crore for the quarter ended September 30, from Rs. 65,429.63 crore in the year-ago period.
India, Malawi sign MoUs in Extradition Treaty, Atomic Energy and VISA Waiver
India and Malawi have signed three MoUs on Extradition Treaty, cooperation in the field of Atomic Energy for peaceful purposes and VISA Waiver for Diplomatic and Official Passports. This was informed by Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, T S Tirumurti, at a press briefing about Vice President Venkaiah Naidu visit in Malawi. India will also extend a new Line of credit of 215 million US dollars to Malawi for 18 water projects. Earlier, Mr. Naidu had met with the President of Malawi Peter Arthur Mutharika.
NMCG signs MoU with HCL Foundation to work on Ganga tributaries to scale up afforestation
The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has signed a MoU with the HCL Foundation to work on tributaries of Ganga–Hindon and Yamuna–and in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in order to scale up the afforestation drive, an official statement said 5th November. The NMCG is committed towards afforestation and conservation of the Ganga Basin’s ecosystem and its indigenous flora and fauna, it said.
Gaddam Dharmendra appointed India’s Ambassador to Iran
Senior diplomat Gaddam Dharmendra has been appointed India’s Ambassador to Iran, the Ministry of External Affairs announced 5th November. Dharmendra, a 1990-batch Indian Foreign Service officer and at present, additional secretary in the MEA here, will replace Saurabh Kumar, who was appointed India’s ambassador to Myanmar last month. Dharmendra is expected to take up the assignment shortly, it said.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik bestowed with FIH President’s Award
Hockey India on Monday lauded the Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik for bagging the prestigious International Hockey Federation (FIH) President’s Award. The world governing body for hockey presented the award to Patnaik at a Gala Dinner and Awards Night held at a city hotel on November 1 as stated by the Hockey India president Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad.
FIH Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
N Ram chosen for ‘Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award’ by PCI
Veteran journalist and the Hindu Group of Publications Chairman N Ram has been chosen for the prestigious Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award, presented by the Press Council of India, for his outstanding contribution towards journalism, the council announced on 5th November. The award will be presented on November 16 on the occasion of the National Press Day.
MAHE Chancellor conferred FICCI Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Ramdas M Pai, Chairman Emeritus – Manipal Education and Medical Group and President & Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) has been awarded ‘Lifetime Achievement Award 2018’ for his enormous contributions in the fields of education and healthcare by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).
India vs West Indies T20I: UP rename Lucknow stadium after Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Ahead of the first-ever international cricket match in the state capital — the T20 International between India and West Indies on Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh government on 5th November rechristened the Ekana International Cricket Stadium as “Bharat Ratan Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium”, an official said. The match, which has created excitement among the cricket lovers in the state capital and around, will henceforth be played in the stadium named after Vajpayee, who would represent Lucknow in Parliament. UP Governor Ram Naik has approved the government proposal to this effect.
China clinches FIBA U-18 Women’s Asian C’ship for the 16th time
China reigned supreme for the 16th time after breezing past their arch-rivals Japan 89-76 in the final of the 24th FIBA U18 Women’s Asian Championship, held at the Sri Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru.
Marc Marquez wins 2018 Malaysian MotoGP
World champion Marc Marquez of Spain rode to his ninth win of the 2018 MotoGP season in the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit after long-time leader Valentino Rossi of Italy crashed. It was only Marquez’s second win at Sepang following his first win at Sepang in 2014.
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict: 6 November
On 5 November 2001, the UN General Assembly declared 6 November of each year as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. Though mankind has always counted its war casualties in terms of dead and wounded soldiers and civilians, destroyed cities and livelihoods, the environment has often remained the unpublicized victim of war. Water wells have been polluted, crops torched, forests cut down, soils poisoned, and animals killed to gain military advantage.
Learn Two a Day:
Surat city: on the banks of Tapi (Tapti) river
Madurai city: on the banks of Vaigai river