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Top Current Affairs 23 October 2018 important for Competitive Exams


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This Post includes the Top Current Affairs of 23 October 2018 and these are analysed in a complete manner and provided with all the necessary information required for the exams like UPSC, SSC, Bank, Railway and other competitive exams.
Top Current Affairs 23 October 2018 important for Competitive Exams

India & Myanmar has signed MoU on operationalisation of Sittwe Port
MoU has signed between India & Myanmar for the appointment of the private operator of the Sittwe port, which will connect the India’s landlocked North-East region to the Bay of Bengal through Mizoram. The MoU was signed by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and Myanmar’s State Counsellor  Aung San Sui Kyi and Union Minister of Transport & Communication U Thant Sin Maung in Nay Pyi Taw.

TCS is the only among top 10 firms to get Foreign Labour Certification for H-1B visas
Tata Consultancy Services has been the only Indian company among the top 10 firms which will get the foreign labour certification for the H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2018.
The H-1B visas are the most sought among the IT professionals in India because the visa allows employers to temporary employ foreign workers in the U.S on a non-immigrant basis.

Nobel Laureate, Shimomura passed away
Nobel chemistry laureate, Osamu Shimomura passed away at 90 on Oct.19 2018. He won the 2008 Nobel prize for the discovery and development of jelly fish protein that later contributed to the cancer studies. This Nobel prize was shared by two American scientists.

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence
The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence has been given to Shri. Fali S Nariman. This was the 19th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence and was given by Vice President Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu.

India China meeting on bilateral cooperation
The first India-China high level meeting on Bilateral Security Cooperation was held in 22nd Oct. in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Mr. Zhao Kezhi, State Counsellor and Minister of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China.
 In the meeting various issues were discussed like Bilateral counter-terrorrism cooperation, cooperation in the area of security. An agreement of security cooperation was also signed between the two countries.

Harit Diwali-Swasth Diwali
Ministry of Environment has launched a campaign named ‘ Harit Diwali- Swasth Diwali’ to reduce air pollution especially in the Northern parts of the country as it is attributed to dust, burning of garbage, crops and prevailing climatic conditions. This air pollution has serious impact upon the health of children, aged people and people suffering from respiratory diseases. As we all know diwali is a festival of burning cracker which emits smoke on combustion of chemicals along with sound. Apart from its large number of waste also generates after bursting of crackers. Therefore to reduce the above adverse impacts the campaign has initiated.

President of India inaugurates Vishwashanti Ahimsa Sammelan
The President of India has inaugurated Vishwashanti Ahimsa Sammelan at Manga tungi, Nasik, Maharashtra. The event is being organized by the Bhagwan Shri Rishabh Dev 108 feet Vishalkai Digambar Jain Murti Nirmaan Committee.

Health & Nutrition Initiatives
The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in collaboration with the Ministry of Women & Child Development has organized a one day National Workshop for Orientation of District officials of Aspirational Districts on health & nutrition.  Notably 117 districts comes under the Aspirational districts with an aim to quickly and effectively transform them.


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