One liners 8th November

• India announced contributions of $13.36 million (over ₹97.2 crore) for various United Nations (UN) agencies and development activities at the 2018 ‘United Nations Pledging Conference for Development Activities’.

• N Ram chosen for Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award by Press Council of India (PCI)

• The Ministry of Tourism signed a MoU with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Government for the Republic of Korea for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism in New Delhi.

• Reserve Bank of India initiated the process to set up a digital Public Credit Registry (PCR) to capture all the details of borrowers including wilful defaulters and also the pending legal suits in order to check financial delinquencies.

• World Bank and Centre and Andhra govt signed an MOU to $172 million loan to make farming viable in Andhra Pradesh

• Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the technology-driven and citizen-friendly ‘Mo bus’ service in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The bus has some facilities such as free wi-fi, CCTV surveillance, public information display system and on-board announcements.

• WAPCOS and Doppelmayr signed MOU for End-To-End Solutions for Passenger Ropeway Projects

• The Decision Review System (DRS), using ball-tracking and edge detection technology, will be implemented from this year’s International Cricket Council (ICC) women’s World Twenty20 edition.

• US President Donald Trump fired the country’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a year after he recused himself from an inquiry into the President’s links to Russia.

• Uttarakhand Nainital district administration decided to reduce the water supply from 16 million litres water per day (MLD) to 8 MLD in view the critical condition of Naini lake.

• Supreme Court gave nod for a separate High Court for Andhra Pradesh. The new court, which will be the 25th High Court in the country, will start functioning from 1 January 2019 in Amravati.

• India participates in China’s First International Import Expo. It is the world’s first import-themed national-level expo that will feature enterprise and business exhibitions, country pavilions for trade and investment.

• Oscar-winning musician A.R. Rahman, whose biography Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of A.R. Rahman launched in Mumbai the book journey for him and took him to those corners of his life which have remained candid for a long time.

• Rs. 113.36 crore released for redevelopment of 6 border states under Border Area Development Programme: MHA. The 6 states where the amount was released were: Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand.

• China unveiled ‘Heavenly Palace’ space station, as International Space Station retires in 2024

• The Fire Burns Blue: A History of Womens Cricket in India, co-authored by Karunya Keshav and Sidhanta Pathak

• The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) and Shuja Express together launched the bus service between Pakistan and China to facilitate tourists.

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