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November 05, 2018

5th November 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (5th 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 5th November 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (5th November 2018) is the World Tsunami Awareness Day.
    • Aim of this Day : to spread awareness among people across the world about Tsunami. 
    • The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) had constituted the day by adopting a resolution in December 2015. 
  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu arrived in Lilongwe (Capital of Malawi), today. 
    • During this visit, he will address the Indian community in Malawi and hold bilateral talks of mutual benefit.
    • Note : Mr Naidu reached Malawi on the final leg of his 6 day 3 nations visit of Botswana, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
  • The 1st passenger train to run on broad gauge between India and Nepal is likely to run from December this year. 
    • The train will run from Jaynagar in Bihar to Kurtha in Dhanusa district in Janakpur Zone of south-eastern Nepal. 
  • China has backed Pakistan's bid for membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), praising its "anti-nuclear proliferation record". 
    • The announcement came in a joint statement made by the two countries during Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's first official visit to China. 
    • Important Note : Earlier, China has prevented India from joining the NSG, which aims to curb nuclear arms proliferation.
  • Britain today allowed foreign nationals from Commonwealth nations to join the Armed Forces despite them having never lived in the country. 
    • Britain currently requires the recruits joining the armed services from the Commonwealth nations to have lived in the country for five years. 
  • The 1st Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health was recently held at WHO Headquarters in Geneva. 
    • The conference was held in response to a resolution of the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly (WHA68.8) in 2015, in which ministers of health asked for a major scaling-up of the response by health and other sectors to prevent air pollution diseases, exposure to air pollution and their costs to society. 
    • At the conclusion of the conference, participants agreed an aspirational goal of reducing the number of deaths from air pollution by two thirds by 2030.
National Current Affairs
  • Odisha Government launched Aerospace and Defence Manufacturing Policy 2018
    • The policy is aimed to carry forward process of industrialization through promotion of aerospace and defence manufacturing enterprises, generate employment opportunities and promote value addition.
  • Delhi's Signature Bridge, built over the Yamuna river, was inaugurated today by the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, 14 years after it was announced in 2004.
    • It'll reduce the travel time between north and northeast Delhi. 
    • Apart from this, with features like a 154-metre high observation deck and selfie spots, the bridge will also serve as a tourist spot.
Science & Technology
  • India's first nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant has completed its first deterrence patrol.
    • The submarine completes India's nuclear triad by adding sea-based strike capability to land and air-based delivery platforms. 
  • The Maharashtra government has approved the hyperloop project between Pune and Mumbai as a public infrastructure project.
    • This project aims to cut the travel time between the two destinations to 25 minutes
  • The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) launches new Offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ICGS Varaha at L&T Kattupalli shipyard near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. 
    • It is 4th in the series of 98 M OPVs designed and built indigenously by Larsen & Toubro (L&T).
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Central Information Commission (CIC) issued a show-cause notice to RBI Governor Urjit Patel for "dishonouring" Supreme Court judgement on disclosure of the wilful defaulters’ list
    • Patel denied information on the list that names wilful defaulters who took loans of ₹50 crore and above.
  • British bank HSBC has executed India's first overseas financial transaction using blockchain by making a payment for Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries in an export deal involving an American client. 
    • The blockchain-enabled transaction was for a shipment from Reliance Industries to US-based Tricon Energy. 
    • Note : Blockchain refers to a distributed database that maintains a continuously-growing list of ordered records called blocks.
New Appointments
  • Private sector lender RBL Bank today appointed Vikas Muttoo as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its subsidiary Swadhaar Finserve
    • Vikas Muttoo earlier worked as the Chief Business Officer of Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited
  • Dinkar Asthana appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Lao People's Democratic Republic.
    • He is presently serving as the Additional Secretary in the Ministry.
MOUs & Agreements
  • India and Malawi have signed 3 MoUs. They are :
    • Extradition Treaty
    • Cooperation in the field of Atomic Energy for peaceful purposes 
    • VISA Waiver for Diplomatic and Official Passports
    • Note : India will also extend a new Line of credit of 215 million US dollars to Malawi for 18 water projects. 
Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan is going to play for Delhi Daredevils in the 2019 Indian Premier League after being traded by SunRisers Hyderabad. 
    • The 32-year-old, who had joined SunRisers Hyderabad in 2013, is returning to the Delhi-based franchise after 11 years.

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