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Daily current Affairs : 1st Nov 2019

India Post to open an e-commerce hub in Coimbatore

India Post will open an e-commerce hub here in December-January, which will enable the Department tap more opportunities in the online business segment.


Spain offers to host COP25 in Madrid

The Spanish government confirmed that it made its bid to host the COP25 climate summit on the scheduled dates of 2-13 December 2019. 

The annual Conference of the Parties (COP) is usually an important moment for taking stock of where the world stands on climate change.


Pasighat all set to host “Multilingual Writers’ Meet”

Pasighat all set to host “Multilingual Writers’ Meet” for the first time in the state of Arunachal Pradesh on Nov-2&3 next at the auditorium of college of Horticulture and Forestry.

Sahitya Academi in collaboration with Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society, Itanagar are hosting the meet. 

25 prominent multilingual writers and poets from all parts of India and many literary dignitaries of the host state would be attended the event, during the two-day function, informed Group Captain M. Panging Pao VM (Retd), Secretary of APLS, East Siang District.


GeM partners with Indian Bank and Canara Bank for payment related services

Government e-Marketplace (GeM) has signed MoU with Indian Bank and Canara Bank. The MoU will facilitate a cashless, paperless and transparent payment system on the portal and would create an efficient procurement system for government entities.

Through this partnership, both the banks will be able to offer an array of services including transfer of funds through GeM Pool Accounts (GPA), advising of Performance Bank Guarantees (e-PBG), Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) and Payment Gateway to the registered users on the portal.


Shri Sanjeev Nandan Sahai assumes charge as Secretary, Ministry of Power

Shri Sanjeev Nandan Sahai assumed charge as Secretary, Ministry of Power here today. Prior to this, he was serving as the Special Secretary in the Ministry of Power. Shri Sahai is a UT cadre IAS officer of 1986 batch.

He has also served as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Power from May,2018 to July, 2019.

ReNew Power becomes 11th firm globally to reach 5,000-Mw green capacity

ReNew Power has joined the global club of top renewable power generation companies by becoming the eleventh firm to reach 5,000 megawatt (Mw) of installed capacity. Of this, 3,100 Mw is wind and 1,900 Mw is solar.

India’s largest renewable power company on Sunday commissioned a 250 Mw plant in Rajasthan’s Bikaner.


G C Murmu sworn in as first Lt Governor of the union territory of J&K

Girish Chandra Murmu was on Thursday sworn in as the first lieutenant governor of the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir following the bifurcation of the state.

The oath of office to Murmu, who will turn 60 next month, was administered by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Justice Gita Mittal at a simple function held at Raj Bhawan at the foothills of the Zaberwan range.


Kerala Governor inaugurates Ayurveda summit

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan inaugurated the 3rd edition of Global Ayurveda Summit 2019.

As many as 400 industry leaders and delegates from SAARC, GCC and African countries have gathered in Kochi for the Global Ayurveda Summit 2019.

The two-day summit organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will deliberate on the theme“Mainstreaming Ayurveda through Startups, Innovation and Branding.


35th ASEAN Summit begins in Bangkok

The 35th ASEAN Summit began in Bangkok, Thailand from October 31 to 4 November.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a group of ten member countries that encourages political, economic and social co-operation in the region.

The theme of the summit for this year is “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability”.


India to play first day-night Test with Bangladesh at Eden Gardens

The Indian cricket team will play its first-ever Day-Night Test match against Bangladesh.

The Test is scheduled to be held at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata from November 22-26 and will be the second game of a two-match series.


Veteran CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta passes away

Former Parliamentarian and veteran CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta passed away.

He was elected General Secretary of All India Trade Union Congress – AITUC, in 2001.

He was a member of Rajya Sabha and also elected in Lok Sabha from Midnapore district of West Benga




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