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November 04, 2018

4th November 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (4th November 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 4th November 2018

National Current Affairs
  • A 2-day National Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Ayurveda began in New Delhi today.
    • The seminar, which will conclude on Ayurveda Day tomorrow, has been organised by the AYUSH Ministry.
    • Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik and Minister of State for Culture and Environment and Forest Dr. Mahesh Sharma addressed the inaugural session
    • Nearly 800 participants from across the country are expected to take part in the seminar.
  • To encourage use of solar energy in irrigation by farmers, the Odisha Government has launched Saura Jalnidhi scheme
    • Under this scheme, farmers will be given 90% subsidy and 5,000 solar pumps
    • This will provide irrigation benefits in 2,500 acres of the state.
  • The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government is planning to construct a 495-foot Lord Ram statue in Ayodhya. 
    • The statue is likely to be built on the banks of the Saryu river. 
  • Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today announced that the state government is going to provide mobile phones to 28 lakh farmers of the state
    • The state government will provide mobile phones to 28 lakh farmers in the coming budget to get rid of corruption and provide transparency.
Awards & Honors
  • Bollywood Actor Anupam Kher has been honoured with Distinguished Fellow Award at the 3rd India Global Summit held at MIT Sloan School of Management in Boston.
  • Pari Singh, a 22-year-old year girl from Jharkhand, headed the Australian High Commission for a day. 
    • She got the opportunity after winning an annual programme held to mark the United Nations' International Day of the Girl Child
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Support and Outreach Programme
    • As part of this programme, PM unveiled 12 key initiatives which will help the growth, expansion and facilitation of MSMEs across the country. 
  • To enable seamless booking of unreserved tickets including season tickets and also platform tickets all over Indian Railways, the Union Ministry of Railways has launched Unreserved Mobile Ticketing facility (UTS on Mobile)
    • This will remove the need for passengers to wait in queues for purchasing the tickets.
    • UTS on Mobile aims to promote three C’. They are :
      • Cashless transactions (Digital payment)
      • Contact less ticketing (no need to physically visit the point of sale) 
      • Customer convenience and experience
Science & Technology
  • The world's largest neuromorphic supercomputer SpiNNaker, which was designed and built to work like a human brain, has been switched on for the first time. 
    • Made up of one million processors, SpiNNaker can complete over 200 million-million actions per second. 
  • Maharashtra state cabinet approved plan for conversion of Indian Navy’s longest-serving aircraft carrier INS Viraat, into India’s first-ever moored maritime museum-cum-marine adventure centre
    • At present, INS Viraat is at Mumbai’s Naval dockyard after it was decommissioned (retired) in 2017.
Books & Authors
  • Oscar winning musician A R Rahman's biography "Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of AR Rahman" was recently launched.
    • This book has been authored by Krishna Trilok.
New Appointments
  • Bank of Maharashtra's board today restored the functional responsibilities of MD and CEO R P Marathe and Executive Director R K Gupta
    • They were reinstated after the police decided to withdraw cases against them.
    • Note : They were divested of their responsibilities in June after being arrested by the Pune Police in the alleged over ₹2,000 crore DSK Group fraud case.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian professional cricketer Ambati Rayudu has retired from 1st-class cricket to focus on 50-over and T20 cricket. 
    • The 33-year-old batsman scored 6,151 runs in 97 matches in his 18-year first-class career but couldn't find a place in the Test side. 

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