Current Affairs Today
The Decision Review System (DRS), using ball-tracking and edge detection technology, will be implemented from this year's International Cricket Council (ICC) women's World Twenty20 edition, which is slated to be held from November 9 to November 24 in the West Indies.
10 teams - Windies, Australia, England, India, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Ireland will take part in the tournament.
US President Donald Trump fired the country's Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a year after he recused himself from an inquiry into the President's links to Russia.
'Jeff Sessions' was sworn in as the 84th Attorney General of the United States on February 9, 2017 by Michael R. Pence.
Matthew Whitaker, a critic of the Russia investigation, has been appointed the acting Attorney General.
Uttarakhand Nainital district administration decided to reduce the water supply from 16 million litres water per day (MLD) to 8 MLD in view the critical condition of Naini lake.
The kidney-shaped Nainital Lake, surrounded by hills, is situated at an elevation of 1,938 metres, with a width of 360 metres and a length of 1,442 metres at present.
Over the last century, the lake’s depth has roughly gone down by 10.15 metres.
The new court, which will be the 25th High Court in the country, will start functioning from 1 January 2019 in Amravati.
Presently, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have a common High Court situated at Hyderabad. The existing court will from next year be known as the Telangana High Court.
The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, which resulted in the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, also has a provision for separate High Courts.
It is the world's first import-themed national-level expo that will feature enterprise and business exhibitions, country pavilions for trade and investment.
Leaders from 18 countries, including Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan participate in the six-day mega event in Shanghai, which is aimed at exhibiting China's import potential.
12 countries - Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Vietnam and the UK are the "Guest of... Read More
Oscar-winning musician A.R. Rahman, whose biography Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of A.R. Rahman launched in Mumbai the book journey for him and took him to those corners of his life which have remained candid for a long time.
The 6 states where the amount was released were: Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand.
With this release the total amount released so far during this fiscal to the States having International Border is Rs. 637.98 crore.
Earlier, in September 2018, the center released Rs.399.24 crore for 10 states along the international borders under this programme.
With a lifespan of roughly 10 years, China's Tiangong space station, otherwise known as Heavenly Palace is set to become the replacement of the International Space Station, which is due to retire in 2024.
Three astronauts will be permanently stationed in the 60-tonne orbiting lab, which will enable the crew to conduct biological and microgravity research.
The International Space Station (ISS) - a collaboration between the United States, Russia, Canada, Europe and Japan - has been in... Read More
The book is co-authored by sports journalists Karunya Keshav and Sidhanta Pathak.
It is published by Westland Sport, a new imprint of Westland Publications.
It will provide a detailed narrative of cricket, from its origin to present day.
The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) and Shuja Express together launched the bus service between Pakistan and China to facilitate tourists.
It is part of an initiative to connect the two countries via road under the USD 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Earlier, India lodged strong protests with China and Pakistan over the proposed bus service between the two countries through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Pakistan rejected protests by India against the bus... Read More
India announced contributions of $13.36 million (over ₹97.2 crore) for various United Nations (UN) agencies and development activities at the 2018 'United Nations Pledging Conference for Development Activities'.
Around 19 countries pledged a total of $425.69 million at the conference.
India has committed over $100 million to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund which was set up last year.
The award will be presented on November 16, 2018, on the occasion of the National Press Day.
Award winners under various categories are listed below:
Rural Journalism: Ruby Sarkar, Chief Correspondent, Deshbandhu, Bhopal & Rajesh Parshuram Joshte, Daily Pudhari, Ratnagiri
Developmental Reporting: VS Rajesh, Deputy Editor, Kerala Kaumudi
Photojournalism-Single News: Subhash Paul, Rashtriya Sahara, Delhi
Photojournalism-Photo Feature: Mihir Singh of the Punjab Kesari, Delhi.
The Ministry of Tourism signed a MoU with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Government for the Republic of Korea for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism in New Delhi.
Reserve Bank of India initiated the process to set up a digital Public Credit Registry (PCR) to capture all the details of borrowers including wilful defaulters and also the pending legal suits in order to check financial delinquencies.
Features of the project are:
To work with 1000 Small-Scale Community-Based Irrigation (SSCBI) systems spread over an area of 90,000 hectares (ha), covering over 1000 villages across 12 most climate vulnerable districts of Andhra Pradesh.
The project will improve the capacity of Farmer Producers Organizations to operate as sustainable, market-oriented, agri-enterprises.
This will benefit the Andhra Pradesh Integrated Irrigation and Agriculture Transformation Project (API ATP) and over 200,000... Read More
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the technology-driven and citizen-friendly ‘Mo bus’ service in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
The bus has some facilities such as free wi-fi, CCTV surveillance, public information display system and on-board announcements.
It will cover 9 routes in Bhubaneswar in the first phase.
Mo Bus mobile app will also be launched through which passengers can book tickets and find the locations of the vehicle.
The main aim is to provide end-to-end solutions for passenger ropeway projects.
The MoU includes
Preparing feasibility studies, detailed project reports, construction, equipment supply, operation and maintenance, etc.
Enabling development of ropeway projects in various states using globally accepted standards for passenger safety and reliability.