Current Affairs Today
'National Cancer Awareness Day' started in 2014 when it was first announced by the former Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.
February 4th is World Cancer Day, when organizations and individuals around the world unite to raise awareness about cancer and work to make it a global health priority.
Eight countries namely, India, China, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey have been granted exemptions by United States, allowing them to temporarily continue buying Iranian oil.
These countries have been exempted as they significantly reduced their imports of Iranian oil.
UP government on November 5 renamed Lucknow's Ekana International Cricket Stadium as 'Bharat Ratan Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium'.
This would be the first international cricket match to be played in the stadium.
India defeated Windies in the first T20I to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
The stadium, a dream project of former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was completed in 2017. The stadium which has a seating capacity of 50,000 was built as a... Read More
The 49th International Film Festival of India, IFFI 2018 will be held in Goa from 20th to 28th of November.
The festival will showcase 212 films from over 68 countries which reflects the diversity of taste. International Competition section has 15 films out of which three are Indian.
Information and Broadcasting Ministry stated that Festival will open with World Premiere of The Aspern Papers with an international star cast.
Bengaluru-based cab aggregator Ola has officially launched operations in New Zealand, offering ride services in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
It comes after Ola launched operations in Australia and the UK in January and August respectively.
Ola claims to have over 125 million users in India, Australia, and the UK.
Ola was founded in 2010 by Ankit Bhati and Bhavish Aggarwal.
A consortium of lenders led by Bank of Maharashtra has taken 'symbolic possession' of Pune's Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium over non-payment of loan by stadium authorities.
The Maharashtra Cricket Association has failed to repay dues of ₹69.53 crore to Bank of Maharashtra, Karnataka Bank, Bank of Baroda and Andhra Bank despite being served a 60-day notice on August 18.
India elected as a member of the International Telecommunications Union-ITU Council for another four-year term from 2019 to 2022.
The elections to the Council were held during the ongoing ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 at Dubai.
India secured 165 votes and ranked third among the 13 countries elected to the council from the Asia-Australasia region, and eighth among the 48 countries elected to the council globally.
During the celebrations on the eve of Diwali, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath made three major announcements:
♦ Faizabad district will be renamed as Ayodhya,
♦ a new airport will be named after Lord Rama,
♦ and a new medical college will be named after King Dasharatha.
A Guinness certificate was issued to UP government's tourism department and Dr Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Avadh University, Faizabad, for over 3,01,152 earthen lamps illuminated on the bank of River Sarayu on Chhoti Diwali as part of Deepotsava.
The feat was achieved in the presence of Adityanath and South Korean first lady Kim-Jung Sook.
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) partnered up with HCL Foundation and German development agency GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) to organize “Bal Ganga Mela” at HCL’s Noida campus.
The main objective is to encourage students to become ambassadors of change.
Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) under Union Minister Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal approved the strategy for operationalization of Operation Greens.
The strategy consists of the following:
Short-term Price Stabilisation Measures,
Long-Term Integrated value chain development projects.
The Short-term Price Stabilisation measures would be implemented by the Nodal agency NAFED and MoFPI will provide 50% of the subsidy for transport and storage of TOP (Tomato, Onion, Potato).
He achieved the milestone in 58 balls during the second T20I against the Windies at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. He now has 2,196 runs in the format.
He also overtook Virat Kohli (2,102 runs) to become India's leading run-getter in T20Is, and ended up second on the list of the highest run-getters in the world, just behind New Zealand's Martin Guptill.
He also became the first captain to score two T20I hundreds.
Namrata Ahuja is a senior special correspondent with The Week magazine.
She has received this award for her exclusive story on Nagaland underground camps.
The award consisted of a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, a trophy, and a citation.
The jury was headed by former Attorney-General of India Soli Sorabjee.
The co-branded card is available on the Visa platform.
This move is expected to help significantly expand the credit card customer base for the bank.
This will make online shopping more affordable and provide the best value to Amazon Pay customers.
The features of the card are:
It enables Amazon Prime members to earn 5 percent reward points on shopping on Amazon.in.
Other customers to get 3 percent reward points.
Additional 2 percent reward points on spends at Amazon Pay partner... Read More
He won 86 of the 134 second-round votes collected by International Boxing Association (AIBA) officials in Moscow to beat his only opponent, former boxer Serik Konakbayev of Kazakhstan.
About International Boxing Association (AIBA)
Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
President: Dr Wu Ching-kuo
India and Malawi signed three MoUs on Extradition Treaty, cooperation in the field of Atomic Energy for peaceful purposes and VISA Waiver for Diplomatic and Official Passports.
The MoU was signed during Vice President Venkaiah Naidu visit in Malawi.
Sports Minister Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore and Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of South Korea Do Jong-hwan signed the MoU.