28 October 2018 Current Affairs

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Sanjay Mishra appointed interim ED chief
The government appointed IRS officer Sanjay Kumar Mishra as the Interim Director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for three months as incumbent Karnal Singh will retire. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) also said that it has approved Mishra’s appointment to the post of Principal Special Director of the financial probe agency.

22nd National level meeting held between India & Myanmar
The 22nd National Level Meeting between India and Myanmar was held in October, 2018. During the meeting both sides agreed to take action against insurgent groups operating within their territories. The two countries agreed on providing of security cooperation along with international border and facilitating movement of people and trade across the international border.

India becomes second largest solar market: MERCOM
India installed 4.9 GW of solar power, consolidating its position as the second largest solar market in the world, during the first half of the calendar year 2018 according to a report by Mercom Communications India. According to the report, China topped the list.

BEML received top challengers’ & best mining equipment seller award
Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), a Mini Ratna Public Sector Undertaking, under the Ministry of Defence, received the prestigious ‘Top Challengers Award 2018’ for the excellent performance during financial year 2017-18 and Best Seller in Crawler Equipment- Dozers and Rigid Dump Truck segment for mining sectors.

Russia Successfully Launched 1st Soyuz Rocket Since Failed Space Launch
Russia has successfully launched a Soyuz-2.1B rocket for the first time since the failure of a similar rocket aborted a manned take-off to the International Space Station (ISS).

Wheelchair shuttler Sanjeev Kumar wins two gold medals
Wheelchair shuttler Sanjeev Kumar has won two gold medals and a bronze medal at the Denmark Open held in Odense, Denmark recently. anjeev Kumar is an international para shuttler from Punjab. He won a gold medal in the men’s singles event, a gold medal in the men’s doubles event, and a bronze medal in the mixed doubles event.

October 28: International Animation Day
International Animation Day was celebrated all over the world on October 28. In 2002, ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation or International Animated Film Association) declared 28 October as International Animation Day.

20th edition of WETEX 2018 held in Dubai
The 20th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2018 was held at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. WETEX is organized by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) every year. WETEX 2018 is the largest edition in the 20 year-history of WETEX.


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