07th October 2018 Current Affairs
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Centre appointed Rakesh Sharma as head of IDBI Bank
The Centre has appointed Rakesh Sharma, former Canara Bank MD, as head of IDBI Bank. He has been appointed as MD for a period of six months. The tenure of B.Sriram, who was appointed as chief executive of IDBI Bank for three months, ended in September 2018.
Type: Public Sector Bank
Industry: Banking, Financial services
Owner: Government of India
Founded: 1 July 1964
Headquarters: Mumbai, India
Key people: Mr.Rakesh Sharma
NITI Aayog approved APL project on cooking stove fuelled with methanol
Ritu Bordoloi of Namrup, Assam became India’s first owner and user of a cooking stove fuelled by methanol. This success is a part of a pilot project by the Namrup-basedAssam Petrochemicals Limited (APL). In the project, APL handed over a stove with two 1.2-litre canisters of methanol to 500 people. Among them, Ms.Bordoloi, a 50-year-old homemaker, successfully cooked in a stove fuelled by Methanol.
APL is India’s first public sector producer of methanol and formalin from natural gas as the feedstock. Considering the 30 years of experience of APL and the success in the cooking stove project, NITI Aayog approved the project. In Africa, around 5.5 lakh people and 8 million in China use methanol as cooking fuel. But India is the first country where the focus is on replacing LPG
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EC waits for the approval of Law ministry for its ad format
The Election Commission (EC) asked the Law Ministry, the nodal agency of EC, to verify the format of an advertisement that EC wants the polling candidates to issue to publicize cases lodged against them.
The Supreme Court had recently said that candidates contesting polls should repeatedly advertise their criminal antecedents in print and electronic media after filing nomination papers so that people can make an informed decision. As asked, the Legislative Department in the Law Ministry will go through the format and approve the ad format of EC.
- Formed: 25 January 1950
- Headquarters: New Delhi
- Chief Election Commissioner: Om Prakash Rawat
- EC is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India
- EC administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country.
Karnataka is to organize the annual Organics and Millets International Trade Fair
The Karnataka State Department of Agriculture is set to organize the annual Organics and Millets International Trade Fair in Bengaluru from January 18 to 20. The theme for this event is ‘K-Source, celebrating the State of Karnataka as the source for Next-Gen Smart Foods’. The International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA) will be the knowledge partner for the event.
The event is mainly conducted for farmers, buyers, sellers, and exporters of organic produce and millets. It is expected that around 250 exhibitors will participate. The exhibition occupies a space of 10,000 square meters, including stalls from other States, countries, Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) and several farmer federations from Karnataka
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India and Russia signed S 400 missile deal after the summit
It has expected that the deliveries of S-400 will begin in 24 months, at the end of 2020. The agreement for the estimated $5.43 billion (Rs.40,300 crores) S-400 system was not referred to by either leader. India would pay about 15% in advance, likely through the rupee-rouble mechanism both countries use for trade in their own currencies.
India Chem 2018 Conference Begins In Mumbai
07th October 2018 Current Affairs: India Chem 2018, the 10th Biennial International Exhibition & Conference began in Mumbai.
The largest event of Chemicals and Petrochemical Industry in India is a two-day event.