Current Affairs 2 October 2018

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurated Parakram Parv Exhibition In Jodhpur

  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and commanders of all three wings of Indian armed forces are also participating in the conference.

Locate Public Toilets On Google Maps With LooReview Campaign

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, under the aegis of Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban (SBM – U) partnered with Google to launch the Loo Review campaign to encourage all local guides in India to rate and review public toilets on Google Maps.

India, Russia play out draw in 6th round of Chess Olympiad in Georgia

Facebook reports major security breach, 50 million users exposed by unknown attackers

India, Uzbekistan join hands for developing ICT Sector

Kolkata launched Indias first flood forecast system with $1 mn assistance from ADB

  • Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) launched a Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System (FFEWS) for Kolkata City.
  • It is also India’s first comprehensive city-level FFEWS.
  • It will reduce economic loss and impacts on livelihood and improve flood awareness and safety at the community level.

Madhya Pradesh to get Ministry of cows

  • Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced the setting up of a Ministry for cows. The Cow Ministry will replace the existing Madhya Pradesh Gaupalan Evam Pashudhan Samvardhan (MPGEPS) Board because it has limitations.
  • He revealed the function at Khajuraho in Chhattarpur district, which was attended by Digambar Jain monk Vidhyasagarji Maharaj. The State government will release small funds to the MPGEPS board. The government has assigned an independent ministry which will work in a better way to serve cows.

Goa and Portugal Inks MoU For Water And Sewage Management

Petroleum Minister Launches SATAT Initiative

  • Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development and Entrepreneurship launched an innovative initiative titled SATAT (Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation).

RBI Slaps Rs 5 Crore Penalty On Karur Vysya Bank

Reserve Bank of India imposed a penalty of Rs 5 crore on Karur Vysya Bank for non-compliance of its directives.

Maharashtra Tops List Of States With Maximum Average AUM: AMFI

Assam, 1st State To Launch Wage Compensation Scheme For Pregnant Women In Tea Gardens

  • The scheme will be launched by Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal in Guwahati.
  • The announcement was made by the state’s Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
  • Under the scheme, an amount of Rs 12,000 will be given to the pregnant women so that they can take care of themselves and the unborn baby.

Government Cuts Gross Borrowing Estimate For Current Fiscal By Rs 70,000 Crore

USA and Canada Sign Trade Deal Replacing NAFTA

  • Canada agreed to sign a trade deal with the United States and Mexico, revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after almost a year of negotiations.
  • The new deal has been named the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
  • Under the agreement, Canada has agreed to export a quota of 2.6 million vehicles to the United States in the wake of 25% global autos tariffs imposed by the US on national security grounds.

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