Month: October 2018

National Summit on Public Health Care begins

National Summit on Public Health Care begins The 5th ‘National Summit on Good and Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems in India’ began at Kaziranga in Assam on 30 October 2018. The summit was organised by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The objective of the summit is to share […]

Supreme Court bans old vehicles in NCR

Supreme Court bans old vehicles in NCR The Supreme Court has prohibited the plying of 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi NCR due to the prevailing pollution situation. Such vehicles would be impounded if found on the roads in Delhi-NCR. SC directed that a list of 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles be published […]

SC allowed States to fix 2 hour duration

SC allowed States to fix 2 hour duration The Supreme Court on 30th October 2018 modified its order fixing a slot of 8 pm to 10 pm for bursting firecrackers on Diwali. SC said that the timing will be changed in places such as Tamil Nadu and Puducherry but not exceed two hours a day. It also […]

Upgradation of 17 Dornier Aircraft approved

Upgradation of 17 Dornier Aircraft approved The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) gave approval for the mid-life Upgrade of 17 Dornier Aircraft of Indian Coast Guard (ICG). The upgrades will be carried out by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The ICG has a fleet of Dornier aircraft which play a pivotal role in maritime surveillance. DAC is chaired by […]

Michael Higgins re-elected as Irish President

Michael Higgins re-elected as Irish President Michael D Higgins has been re-elected as Irish President after receiving 56% of the country’s electoral vote. Businessman Peter Casey came second with 23.1% votes. The President is Ireland’s ‘first citizen’, but has limited power – the role is mainly symbolic and he or she cannot get involved in daily […]

India-Japan Summit to be held in Tokyo

India-Japan Summit to be held in Tokyo Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the Thirteenth India-Japan Bilateral Summit in Tokyo on 29 October 2018. The two sides will also be exploring ways of boosting defence and strategic partnership further. In the summit, the leaders of both nations will review the progress made since 2017 in various agreed areas […]

Bolsonaro won Brazilian Presidency

Bolsonaro won Brazilian Presidency Former army captain Jair Bolsonaro was elected President of Brazil on 28 October 2018. He defeated leftist opponent Fernando Haddad. Bolsonaro was declared the winner by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal after 94% of the votes were counted. Bolsonaro will take office on 1st January 2019.

Ayhika Mukherjee won silver medal

Ayhika Mukherjee won silver medal Indian table tennis player Ayhika Mukherjee won the silver medal in the under-21 women’s singles category of the ITTF Challenge Belgium Open. She lost to Korea’s Youjin Kim in the final. In the semifinals, Ayhika had defeated Hong Kong’s Chengzhu Zhu to enter the finals.

Sanjay Kumar Mishra appointed as ED chief

Sanjay Kumar Mishra appointed as ED chief The government of India appointed Indian Revenue Service officer Sanjay Kumar Mishra as Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED). He has been given additional charge of the post of Director for a period of three months. The ED enforces two major laws in the country to check black money: The criminal […]

India & Pakistan declared joint winners

India & Pakistan declared joint winners In Men’s Hockey, India and Pakistan were declared joint winners of the Asian Champions Trophy at Muscat in Oman on 28th October 2018. The tournament director declared both teams as winners after the match was called off due to heavy rain. Before this edition, both India and Pakistan had won the […]