SAARC Immigration Authorities begins in Islamabad
- The 7th meeting of SAARC Immigration Authorities meeting has begun in Islamabad (Pakistan).
- Pakistan’s Director General (DG) Immigration and Passports Usman A. Bajwa has been unanimously elected as Chairman.
- The meeting will formulate recommendations to be presented in the meetings of Home Secretaries and Interior Ministers during the conference.
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India to host international summit on tobacco-control
- India will host a global summit to eliminate the illicit trade of tobacco products in which around 180 countries delegates will participate.
- The summit is scheduled from November 7th to 12th at the Indian Exposition Mart in Noida.
- This will be the 7th session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control .
Odisha govt to recruit transgenders as jail warders
- The Odisha government has decided to recruit transgender persons as jail warders as per the directive of the Supreme Court.
- A letter to this effect has been sent to the Odisha Subordinate Staff Selection Commission to take necessary steps in this regard.
- First time the state government will mention the third gender as a separate category in any of the recruitment process.
Professor Emeritus Braj B Kachru passes away
- Indian-American Professor Emeritus of Linguistics Braj B Kachru (84- year) has passed away in Urbana.
- He was a Jubilee Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
ICICI Bank reduces lending rate by 0.05%
- ICICI Bank has announced 0.05% reduction in its marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR).
- The overnight Marginal Cost of Funds based Lending Rate (MCLR) will be 8.90% under the revised rate structure which is effective from today.
- The one-year MCLR has moved down to 9.10%.
Bhaskar Khulbe appointed Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Senior IAS officer of West Bengal cadre Bhaskar Khulbe (1983-batch) has been appointed as secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved his appointment.
- Earlier, He was Additional Secretary in Prime Minister’s Office.
- He will look after work related to Cabinet Secretariat and thrust areas of the government.
Novak Djokovic wins fourth Rogers Cup championship
- World No.1 men’s singles tennis player Novak Djokovic has won fourth Rogers Cup championship.
- He defeated Kei Nishikori (6-3, 7-5 ) in the final for his 66th career title.
- The events alternate from year to year between the cities of Montreal and Toronto.
Simona Halep wins Rogers Cup women’s single
- Romanian tennis player Simona Halep has won the Rogers Cup in Montreal.
- She defeated Madison Keys (7-6, 6-3 ) in the final of Rogers Cup.
- She improved her career record against Keys to 3-1, having beaten the American over three sets in their most recent meeting at Wimbledon last month.
Wrestler Narsingh Yadav gets NADA’s clean chit in doping case
- The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has given clean chit to Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav in the doping case.
- NADA disciplinary panel exonerated him from charges of violating anti-doping rules of NADA.
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