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Daily Current Affairs, 12th October 2019






1) World Migratory Bird Day: 12 October
•World Migratory Bird Day is observed on 12 October every year. It is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds.

•Theme for 2019: Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!

2) India to extend over $60 mn line of credit to Comoros
•The 1st ever ‘India International Cooperatives Trade Fair’ has been inaugurated in New Delhi. The 3 day Fair is a major platform to promote export of products of cooperatives which will lead to enhanced rural and farm prosperity. Organisations from 35 countries and more than 150 Indian cooperatives are participating in the Fair.

•Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar also launched ‘Yuva Sahakar’ Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme 2019.

3) 1st India Sports Summit held in New Delhi
•Minister of State for Youth and Sports Kiren Rijiju inagurated 1st India Sports Summit 2019 in New Delhi. He also underlined the need to induce a national sporting culture with the aim to make India a sporting powerhouse at the event. He also announced that a ‘Fit India’ mission office would be set up, with the help of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), to promote the aforementioned goals.




4) India-China 2nd Informal Summit begins in Tamil Nadu
•The 2nd “India-China Informal Summit” between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s President Xi Jinping begins at Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu.

•The 1st summit took place in Wuhan in the wake of the Doklam crisis in April, 2018.

5) 2nd edition of India-Bangladesh CORPAT begins
•The 2nd edition of Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) of the navies of India and Bangladesh has begun in Northern Bay of Bengal. Guided-missile destroyer INS Ranvijay and ingeniously built missile Corvette INS Kuthar are participating in the exercise along with BNS Ali Haider and BNS Shadinota from Bangladesh. The exercise aims at development of mutual communication and sharing of best practices between the two navies.

•The India Bangladesh CORPAT commenced in 2018.

6) Ashleigh Barty wins ‘The Don’ Award
•Ashleigh Barty has been awarded Australian sport’s highest individual honour ‘The Don’ Award at the annual Sport Australia Hall of Fame. With the award, she has joined legends like Cathy Freeman and Ian Thorpe in lifting the prestigious prize.

•Barty was the first Australian to win the French Open in 46 years and is now aiming to become the first Australian woman to end the season with the No.1 ranking since Margaret Court in 1973.

7) Ramesh Pandey selected for Asia Environmental Enforcement Award
•Indian Forest Service officer Ramesh Pandey has been selected for the prestigious Asia Environmental Enforcement Award by the United Nations Environment Programme. He is known for his investigation and intelligence gathering on poachers. He will receive the award at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. The selection panel has recognised his excellent work in combating trans-boundary environmental crime.

•Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards aims to publicly recognise outstanding achievements by public organisations and individuals in Asia to combat transboundary environmental crime.




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