National

NATIONAL

3-Day India Mobile Congress Held In New Delhi

India Mobile Congress is one of the biggest marquee Mobile, Internet, and Technology event for South-East Asia organized by COAI and DoT.

IMC 2018 was held in Aerocity, New Delhi. The congress was held under the theme of NEW DIGITAL HORIZONS.

It will be organised by telecom industry body Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) with support from the Department of Telecommunications and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The Ministry of Skill Development will also be part of the endeavour.

The congress aims at building ideas, forging lasting Industry relationships, showcasing cutting-edge mobile technology & product trends, providing sectoral insights, industrial solutions, case studies & workshops.

 

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte In India On A Day Long Visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte, who is on a day-long visit to India.

During his visit, PM Conte will hold talks with PM Modi to boost cooperation in key areas such as trade and investment, besides participating in the India-Italy Technology Summit.

The Italian prime minister will participate at the 24th edition of the India-Italy Technology Summit which is being organised by the Department of Science and Technology in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry.

Italy

Capital: Rome

 Currency: Euro

International

INTERNATIONAL

Seychelles Launches World’s 1st Sovereign Blue Bond

The Republic of Seychelles has launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond — a financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects.

The proceeds from the bond will support the expansion of marine protected areas‚ improved governance of priority fisheries and the development of the Seychelles’ blue economy.

The World Bank helped develop the blue bond. The three investors are Calvert Impact Capital‚ Nuveen and Prudential.

The bond‚ which raised $15m from international investors‚ demonstrated the potential for countries to harness capital markets for financing the sustainable use of marine resources.

Seychelles

Capital: Victoria

Currency: Seychellois rupee

 

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has lifted the suspension of the Parliament.

He had suspended the Parliament after sacked PM Ranil Wickremesinghe had asked for a

session to prove his parliamentary majority.

The US had called on Sri Lanka to reconvene the Parliament amid the political crisis.

Sports

SPORTS

Qatar to host World Corporate Games in 2019

Qatar will host the 23rd edition of the World Corporate Games between 6 and 9 November 2019.

This event will be an opportunity for corporations throughout the world to exhibit their competitiveness through sports.

This is the first time the World Corporate Games will be held in the Middle East. It will be organized by Sports for Life.

About World Corportate Games:
♦ Founder – Maureen Johnston
♦ Founded – nearly 30 years ago
♦ Aim – to bring together, the local, regional and international business sporting community

 

Economy&Finance

ECONOMY AND FINANCE

India jumps 23 places to 77th in ease of doing business ranking: World Bank

According to the World Bank Group’s Doing Business 2019 report, India has shot up by 23 spots to reach the 77th position among 190 nations in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking.

India is now recognized as among top ten improves for the 2ndconsecutive year and has ranked first among South Asian countries compared to 6th rank in 2014.

World Bank:
♦ Membership: 189 countries.
♦ Headquarters: Washington D.C., USA.
♦ Secretary-General: Jim Yong Kim.
♦ CEO: Kristalina Georgieva.

Miscellaneous

AWARDS AND HONOURS

Malala Yousafzai To Be Honoured Gleitsman Award By Harvard University

Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai is being honoured by Harvard University for her work promoting girls’ education.

Harvard’s Kennedy School says Yousafzai will be awarded the 2018 Gleitsman Award at a Dec. 6 ceremony.

Yousafzai became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 when she was recognized for her global work supporting schooling for all children.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS

Mary Kom named as brand ambassador of 10th AIBA Women’s World Championship

Olympic bronze medalist boxer MC Mary Kom was named as the brand ambassador of the 10th edition of AIBA Women’s World Championship, which will be held from November 15-24, 2018, in New Delhi.

 Boxing Federation of India (BFI) also launched the logo and anthem of the 10th AIBA Women’s World Championship.

The logo depicted “fire and women’s empowerment”. Theme of the anthem was: “Make some noise, scream and shout! We are here to knock you out!!!”

About Boxing Federation of India (BFI):
♦ President – Ajay Singh
♦ Objective –development and promotion of Olympic-style boxing in India

IMPORTANT DAYS

Madhya Pradesh celebrates its 63rd Foundation Day – November 1

Madhya Pradesh celebrated its 63rd Foundation Day.

Madhya Pradesh was founded on November 1, 1956. Now it is the second largest state of India in terms of size with an area of 3 Lakh 8 thousand sq. km.

The foundation day was celebrated in all the districts of Madhya Pradesh. The theme for this year’s celebrations was: the heritage of MP.

Today (1st November) is World Vegan Day.

This day was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then President & Chair of The Vegan

Society.

Thought of the Day 

“Life is simple unless you make it complicated”


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