Current Affairs: 27 October 2018 – Daily News Update

Current Affairs: 27 October 2018 – Daily News Update

1. 22nd National level meeting held between India and Myanmar 

The 22nd National Level Meeting between India and Myanmar was held from 25to 26 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.


2. Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2018 opens in New Delhi

The Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2018 opened in New Delhi. The theme of the 2-day summit is, ‘Connecting Farmers to Market’.

  • Inaugurating the summit, Secretary Agriculture and Co-operation Sanjay Agrawal said, several measures are being taken to double farmers’ income by 2022.
  • Quoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mr Agrawal said, good strategy, adequate resources and good governance will be crucial to achieve the target.

3. 24th edition of Technology Summit to begin at New Delhi

India will host the 24th edition of Technology Summit with Italy as the partner country.

  • The two-day summit will be inaugurated on 29th October, 2018 by the Union Minister for Science& Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan.
  • This is the first time that Italy has been selected as partner country for this prestigious event.
  • Italian Prime Minister will be leading a 200-strong delegation for the Summit comprising business leaders, scientists, heads of research and scientific organisations and technocrats.

4. PM addresses Krishi Kumbh in Lucknow, via video conference

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed the Krishi Kumbh in Lucknow, via video conference.

  • The Prime Minister expressed confidence that this gathering of farmers would pave the way for new technology to be imbibed and better opportunities to be created in the agriculture sector.
  • The Prime Minister appreciated the State Government of Uttar Pradesh, for its efforts in augmenting substantially, the procurement of food grains.
  • He asserted that the farmers are the ones, who take the country forward. He reiterated the Union Government’s commitment to double the income of farmers by 2022.

5. Digital communications & economy discussed between India and European Commission

The Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) Government of India, Mr Manoj Sinha and the H.E. Mr Andrus Ansip, European Commissioner for Digital Single Market and Vice President of the European Commission have met in New Delhi to discuss cooperation on Digital communications, Digital economy and society.

  • India and European Union (EU) stressed that Digital Communications and Technologies are of vital importance for all spheres of society, business and government.
  • The development and widespread adoption of new ICT services and networks have powerful effects on economic and social development, supporting sustainable growth and competitiveness and contributing to addressing global societal challenges.
  • Both sides noted the importance of supporting global standards and welcomed the close technical cooperation between the Indian and European Telecom Standardization Development Organizations – TSDSI (India) and ETSI (European Union).

6. Vigilance Awareness Week 2018 to be observed from 29th Oct-3rd Nov

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) observes the Vigilance Awareness Week every year during the week in which the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (31st October) falls.

  • This year, the Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed from 29th October to 3rd November, 2018 on the theme “Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India.
  • This week, through its various outreach activities, it seeks to motivate stakeholders to collectively participate in the fight against corruption and also aims at raising public awareness regarding the detrimental consequences of corruption.


7. BEML received Top Challengers’ and 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.

  • At a function held at Delhi, CMD of BEML, Shri Deepak Kumar Hota has received the award from Construction Economist Mr. Graham D Robinson.

8. Benyamin wins inaugural JCB Prize for Literature

Novelist and short story writer Benyamin has won the inaugural JCB prize for Literature in India.

  • Benyamin won 25 lakh rupees for his book Jasmine Days, translated from Malayalem by Shahnaz Habib.
  • Jasmine Days is a story of a young woman in a city where the promise of revolution turns into destruction and division

Current Affairs: 27 October 2018 – Daily News Update