CURRENT AFFAIRS 8TH NOVEMBER

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi has announced to set up the space technology cell in collaboration with ISRO

IIT Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi has announced to set up the space technology cell in collaboration with ISRO – Indian Space Research Organization with an aim to carry out research projects in space technology.

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ISRO- Indian Space Research Organization

Chairman- Kailasavadivoo Sivan

HQ- Bengaluru

Founded-15 August 1969

China launched Sudan’s first-ever satellite, ‘SRSS-1’ on November 3, 2019

China launched Sudan’s first-ever satellite, ‘SRSS-1’ on November 3, 2019. SRSS-1 is a remote-sensing satellite, which has been launched to conduct research in economic, military and space technology.

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Objective

The remote-sensing satellite aims to advance research in space technology. Its main objective is to acquire the required data as well as discover natural resources for the country’s military needs.

The satellite aims to generate a comprehensive, cost-effective and reliable database on the topographic, mapping and natural resources of Sudan.

SRSS-1: Sudan’s remote-sensing satellite, SRSS-1

Capital of Sudan:Khartoum, which was founded 1821

Capital of China: Beijing

Sudan Prime Minister-Abdalla Hamdok

The International Day for preventing environmental exploitation during war and armed conflict was observed on November 6, 2019

November 6th 
The International Day for preventing environmental exploitation during war and armed conflict was observed on November 6, 2019. The environment has often been held hostage during wars and armed conflicts.

The day is observed annually across the world to spread awareness regarding the same and ensure the protection of the environment and ecosystem under any circumstance.

The National Green Tribunal has recommended the central government to pay stipend or compensation to the daily-wage labourers

NGT 
The National Green Tribunal has recommended the central government to pay stipend or compensation to the daily-wage labourers after the Supreme Court mandated a ban on all construction activities in Delhi to combat the issue to severe air pollution levels.

NGT: National Green Tribunal

India's first 'Standing Wheelchair' has been built by IIT Madras

IIT Madras
India’s first ‘Standing Wheelchair’ has been built by IIT Madras. This wheelchair is named ‘Arise’ which enables a disabled person to stand up.

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Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment.

The standing wheel chair branded as Arise enables a differently-abled person requiring a wheelchair to shift from sitting to standing position, and vice versa, independently and in a controlled manner.

Nepal's President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed new governors for all seven provinces

Nepal
Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed new governors for all seven provinces.

Nepal Capital     : Kathmandu

Sri Lanka capital    :Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

Bhutan Capital   :Thimphu

Myanmar Capital  :Nay Pyi Taw (Naypyidaw

The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a fine of Rs five crore on the Mehsana Urban Cooperative Bank of Gujarat

Mehsana Urban Co-Operative Bank

The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a fine of Rs five crore on the Mehsana Urban Cooperative Bank of Gujarat. The Reserve Bank has imposed this penalty because bank has approved loans and advances to directors, relatives and firms/concerns in which they are interested.

 

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The Reserve Bank of India was established: Reserve Bank of India Act of 1934

RBI GOVERNOR: Shaktikanta Das

HQ:Mumbai

 

OBJECTIVES: 

RBI is a statutory body

It is responsible for printing of currency notes and managing the supply of money in the Indian economy.

BANK RATE=5.65 %

REPO RATE=5.40 %

REVERSE REPO RATE=5.15 %

The third edition of women scientist’s and Entrepreneurs’ conclave will be organized at the India INTERNATIONAL science Festival(IISF)

The third edition of women scientist’s and Entrepreneurs’ conclave will be organized at the India INTERNATIONAL science Festival(IISF).

IISF will be held in Kolkata on 7-8 November 2019.

It is an effort to inspire young women to take up careers in Science. Technology and Entrepreneurship and help them get exposed to opportunities in the field.

Himachal Pradesh will organize global investors’ meet at Dharamshala on 7-8 November 2019

Himachal Pradesh will organize global investors’ meet at Dharamshala on 7-8 November 2019. This event aims to showcase the policy and regulatory environment, investment opportunities in 8 focus sector.

 

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HIMACHAL PRADESH CAPITAL: Shimla

HIMACHAL PRADESH CM : Jai Ram Thakur

HIMACHAL PRADESH GOVERNOR: Bandaru Dattatreya

ADB provide $451 million to Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC) in Tamil Nadu

The estimated completion date is the end of 2024. The project will help promote economic development by delivering a more reliable and competitive power supply for industry and services in the state, which will in turn spur jobs and improve livelihoods.

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Asian Development Bank Headquarters: Manila, Philippines, President: Takehiko Nakao.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Headquarters      :    Beijing,China,

World bank Headquarters           : Washington, D.C., United States

International Monetary Fund Headquarters          : Washington, D.C


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