08 October 2018 Current Affairs

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Srinivasan Swamy appointed as chairman of International Advertising Association
Srinivasan Swamy, chairman of marketing communications firm RK Swamy Hansa Group, has been unanimously elected as the chairman and world president of International Advertising Association, for a period of two years.

India Post honors Narayan Seva Sansthan with new postal stamp
The Indian postal services honoured the Narayan Seva Sansthan, the Udaipur-based non-profit organisation, by launching their postal stamps. The stamp of Rs 5 includes the official logo of the Narayan Seva Sansthan in bright colours along with the picture of NGO’s Polio Hospital which is situated in Udaipur.

President Ram Nath Kovind in Tajikistan on 3-day visit
President Ram Nath Kovind has reached Tajikistan on a three-day visit to Central Asian Country. He arrived in Dushanbe and was received by Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan Zokirzoda Mahmad Toir.

Nobel laureates Nadia, Mukwege nominated for Mother Teresa award-2018
Anti-rape campaigners Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege, who were declared as the Nobel Peace Prize winners for 2018, have been nominated for this year’s ‘Mother Teresa Memorial Award’. In the past, Nobel laureates who were among those nominated ‘Mother Teresa Memorial Award’.

India’s Keerthana Pandian wins girls’ title in IBSF world U-16 Snooker championships
India’s Keerthana Pandian has won the girls’ title in the IBSF World Under-16 Snooker Championships. In the final in St Petersburg, Russia, Keerthana outclassed her Belarussian rival Albina Leschuk 3-1. It is the Indian girl’s maiden international crown. In the corresponding boys category, Ben Martens of Belgium won the title.

Sudha Menon’s Book ‘Feisty at Fifty’ released
The book ‘Feisty At Fifty’ authored by Sudha Menon, was released at the Pune International Literary Festival recently. It has been published by Pan Macmillan India. The books speaks about different phases of a woman’s life.

Gujarat human rights lawyer Girish Patel passes away
Well-known human rights activist Girish Patel passed away in Ahmedabad. He was 86. He suffered from multiple age-related ailments. Patel was a fighter for the causes of the poor right from the days of Narmada Bachao Andolan and sugarcane workers’ agitation.

Sanjay Verma appointed India’s Ambassador to Spain
Sanjay Verma appointed India’s Ambassador to Spain. He is a 1990 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer. He is currently the Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He has been appointed as India’s Ambassador to Spain.

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