02 November 2018 Current Affairs

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RBI clears re-appointment of Aditya Puri as HDFC Bank MD & CEO
HDFC Bank announced that, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved re-appointment of Aditya Puri as managing director and CEO of the bank for another 2 years.

India ranked 77th World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index
According to the World Bank, India ranked 77th in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index 2018. The index ranks 190 countries based across the life-cycle of a business, from starting a business to resolving insolvency.

First India-US Dialogue on Intellectual Property held in New Delhi
The first ever India-US Dialogue on Intellectual Property (IP) was launched in New Delhi to deepen bilateral strategic cooperation on IP policy. It was launched by US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) and Industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in partnership with US-India Business Council (USIBC).

Mahendra Singh Foundation Inc appoints Aishwarya Sharma as their India brand ambassador
Maahendra Singh Foundation (MSF), a New York based organization, has appointed Aishwarya Sharma as its India brand ambassador for #takethepowerback project.

G.N.Bajpai stepped down from the board of IL & FS
G.N.Bajpai, the former chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), has stepped down from the newly constituted board of Infrastructure Leasing & FinanciTal Services (IL&FS). He cited personal reasons.

Jharsuguda Airport renamed as ‘Veer Surendra Sai Airport, Jharsuguda’
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved renaming of Jharsuguda Airport, Odisha as ‘Veer Surendra Sai Airport, Jharsuguda’. Veer Surendra Sai is a well-known freedom fighter of Odisha.

India successfully conducted night trial of Agni-I ballistic missile
India has successfully carried out night user trial of Agni-I short-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile. The test flight was conducted by Indian Army’s Strategic Forces Command off Abdul Kalam Island in Bay of Bengal, off the coast of the Indian state of Odisha.

Punjab Police bags CCTNS award Punjab
Punjab Police bags Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) good practice award for the development of Digital Criminal Intelligence Gazette and generation of State Crime Record Bureau (SCRB) reports.

Azhar Ali announces retirement from ODIs
Senior Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali announced his retirement from limited overs cricket in order to concentrate on Test cricket. He is 33 years old. He has played 53 ODIs (One Day International). He played his last ODI against New Zealand in January 2018.

Odisha government declared drought in 9 districts in the State
The Odisha government declared drought in 9 of the 30 districts in the State. The State has also authorised the Collectors of the districts to undertake relief measures in the affected areas.


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