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    Current Affairs 10th November, 2018

    Posted on: 2018-11-10 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: General Knowledge

    Current Affairs

    10 November 2018

    1. 1.        Arunima Sinha, worlds first Indian woman amputee to scale Everest gets honorary doctorate in UK
    • She has been awarded for her inspirational achievements in mountaineering.  She is 30 years old. In 2013, she became the world’s first woman amputee to climb Mount Everest. 
    • She is a former Indian national Volleyball player.
    1. 2.        Actor Jayant Sawarkar to get Maharashtra governments Natvarya Prabhakar Panshikar Lifetime Achievement award
    • Tabla artist Vinayak Thorat will be awarded the Sangeeta acharya Annasaheb Kirloskar Lifetime Achievement. Both the awards consist of cash prizes of Rs 5 lakh, citation, and a memento each. 
    • Jayant Sawarkar started his career in Marathi theatre as a backstage artist.
    1. 3.        Super 30 founder Anand Kumar honoured with education award Global Education Award in Dubai
    • This was awarded by Malabar Gold & Diamonds’, flagship company of Malabar Group, a leading Indian business conglomerate.
    •  He was honored for his “pioneering” contributions to the field of education.
    1. 4.        Retired Gauhati High Court judge Pranoy Kumar Musahary appointed as the first chairperson of Lokayukta in Meghalaya
    • He urged the Conrad Sangma government to speed up the appointment of 4 other members of the Lokayukta.
    1. 5.        UAV CH7: China unveils most advanced stealth drone
    • It was unveiled at the Air Show China 2018 in Zhuhai, China. 
    • UAV – CH7, China become the second country following the US, to produce high-altitude long-endurance combat UAVs with advanced penetration capabilities.
    • It can launch weapons, like anti-radiation missiles, air-to-ground or anti-ship missiles and long-distance precision-guided bombs.  It can be customized.
    • It is 10 meters long.  It has a wingspan of 22-meters.
    1. 6.        Mahila-E-Haat online portal to promote women farmers and entrepreneurs launched by WCD
    • The main aim is to unique organic products of the women farmers and entrepreneurs from across the country.
    • It will serve as an e-platform to bring them together and promote the achievements of women farmers. It was launched during the 5th “Women of India National Organic Festival, 2018”.


    1. 7.        Ozone layer recovering at 1 to 3 per cent per decade: United Nations
    • The ozone layer that shields life from cancer-causing solar rays is recovering at a rate of one to three percent per decade, reversing years of dangerous depletion caused by the release of harmful chemicals.
    • The Antarctic ozone hole is recovering while continuing to occur every year.
    1. 8.        Gaddam Dharmendra appointed India Ambassador to Iran
    • He is an Indian Foreign Service Officer (IFS) of 1990 batch. 
    • At present, he is Additional Secretary at Headquarters of Ministry of External Affairs.
    1. 9.        Saudi bans Israeli Muslims from Hajj pilgrimage        
    • New Saudi passport rules have barred Israeli Muslims from visiting Mecca for Hajj pilgrimage.
    • Since Israel and Saudi don't have diplomatic ties, Israeli Muslims visited Mecca by going to Jordan where they got temporary Jordanian passports that allowed them to travel to the kingdom.
    • Saudi will no longer accept temporary Jordanian passport.
    1. 10.    European defense coalition launched in Paris
    • Defence ministers from European countries met in Paris and launched a joint military force known as the ‘European Intervention Initiative’ or EI2.
    • The military force could rapidly be deployed in response to a conflict or natural disaster.
    • Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Portugal, Britain and Finland are part of this initiative.
    1. 11.    NASA's Ralph to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids in 2021
    • Ralph - a space instrument that has travelled as far as Pluto — was first launched aboard the New Horizons spacecraft in 2006 and obtained stunning flyby images of Jupiter and its moons.
    • In 2021, Ralph is set to journey with the Lucy mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. The instrumet will fly by another Kuiper Belt object called 2014 MU69 — nicknamed Ultima Thule - in January 2019.
    1. 12.    Odisha Government launched the 'Bhubaneswar Me Wi-Fi' project in Bhubaneswar
    • The project is implemented by Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL), which is a Special Purpose Vehicle incorporated by Odisha Government.
    •  It will initially have 100 hotspots enabled locations with 275 access points. One wi-fi hotspot would be able to handle 150 users at a given point of time.
    • With this move, the Capital will stamp its entry as a global Smart City with 500 hotspots spanning the entire city.


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