One liners 4th November

• Railway tickets can be booked online as the Ministry has introduced Unreserved Mobile Ticketing with a view to promoting three C’s- Cashless transactions, Contactless ticketing and Customer convenience and experience.

• Gujarat:Nearly 4000 farmers register online for sale of groundnut under MSP scheme in just two hours on day one.

• The Kirloskar group had announced that it has received license from the Reserve Bank to launch a non-banking finance company (NBFC), Kirloskar Capital.

• The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) formed a new industry expert committee to develop and promote an augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) ecosystem in India.

• Pakistan Prime Minister arrives in China on first visit to discuss bailout. He scheduled to hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang on shoring up the all-weather ties. Both the countries are expected to sign several agreements.

• NASA, the U.S space agency, said that its pioneering Dawn spacecraft ran out of fuel, ending an 11-year mission that unravelled many mysteries of our solar system.

• ‘Little India Gate’, the first-of-its-kind structure in Indonesia recognises the contribution of Indian community in the development of Medan city.

• First Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health held in Geneva. Theme of the conference was: “Improving Air Quality, Combating Climate Change- Saving Lives”.

• The four new judges of Supreme Court (SC) appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind under Article 124 are: Hemant Gupta, R Subhash Reddy, Mukesh Kumar Rasikbhai Shah and Ajay Rastogi.

• Atul Kumar Goel assumed charge as Managing Director and CEO of UCO Bank by replacing R K Takkar. Earlier, Goel was executive director of Union Bank of India.

• Five-time World Champion Mary Kom leads the 10th edition of AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, which is to be held at the IG Stadium’s K.D. Jhadav Hall, New Delhi between November 15 and 24. Over 300 women boxers from 70 countries will participate in this edition.

• Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture compounds derived from coconut oil are better than diethyltoluamide (DEET) at preventing disease transmission and discomfort associated with insect bites.

• India marched into the Division B final of the FIBA U-18 women’s Asian championship held at Bengaluru, India. India won an 83-38 victory over Hong Kong at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru.

• Vision 2030 plan of Forest Dept. runs into trouble. Many environmentalists and groups oppose the decision to outsource the process to map a long-term vision for the Forest Department of the government.

• For the first time ever, the Indian Navy is looking at recruiting women in the rank of sailors. The matter was discussed at the three-day Naval Commanders Conference that concluded on 2nd November 2018.

• The board of Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) is to reinstate and restore its Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ravindra Marathe and Executive Director (ED) R.K.Gupta’s financial responsibilities.

• The board of Tata Chemicals Ltd. has approved a capital expenditure of Rs.2,400 crore which would be deployed towards debottlenecking of Mithapur facility.

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