Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 10 October 2018

SSC CGL Current Affairs


Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 10 October 2018


::NATIONAL::

PM assures that government has fulfilled the demands of farmers

  •  Prime Minister NarendraModi on Tuesday said his government had fulfilled the long-pending demand of farmers by considerably increasing the Minimum Support Price of around two dozen crops recently and was working towards ensuring 50% profit for them over input cost.
  •  Mr.Modi was speaking at a public meeting in Garhi-Sampla here to unveil the 64-foot-tall statue of Jat leader Sir Chhotu Ram, a prominent politician in British India’s Punjab Province credited with working for the uplift of the farming community. Mr.Modi also laid the foundation stone of a rail coach refurbishment factory to be set up in Sonepat.
  •  Mr.Modi said his government had also worked for the welfare of the farmers like Sir Chhotu Ram and ensured the right price for their produce, protection against crop damage, adequate supply of fertilizers and good health for the soil.
  •  The Prime Minister said efforts were on to supply irrigation water to places where it had not reached for the past 30-40 years.

Cyclone Titli to intensify into severe storm in a day

  •  Several coastal districts of Odisha have been put on high alert as the cyclonic storm ‘Titli’ is expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours.
  •  As a precautionary measure, the State government has ordered the closure of all educational institutes and anganwadikendras in Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts from Wednesday till effects of the storm are over. A decision over closure of institutes in some other districts may be taken after a review of the situation on Wednesday.
  •  The latest bulletin by the India Meteorological Department said the cyclonic storm was centred at 510 km from Gopalpur. This severe cyclonic storm is expected to move west-northward and make landfall between Gopalpur in south Odisha and Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh by October 11 morning. During the landfall, this severe cyclonic storm is expected to have a wind speed of 100 to 110 km/hr with gusts of up to 125 km/hr.
  •  The deep depression over the westcentral Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of about 8 kmph and intensified into a cyclonic storm and lay centered about 530 km southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) and 480 km east-southeast of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).

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::ECONOMY::

Ministerial report claims that Pedestrians & cyclists suffered the most in road accidents

  •  Pedestrians and cyclists suffered the biggest spike in fatalities in road accidents across the country in 2017, even as overall fatalities in road accidents and the total count of such incidents declined marginally.
  •  According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ annual report on road accidents, the total number of accidents dropped 3.3% in 2017 to 4.64 lakh, with the overall number of lives lost in these crashes declining 1.9% to 1.47 lakh, from 1.5 lakh in 2016.
  •  However, the number of pedestrians killed in road accidents jumped by 29.9% to 20,457 and the number of cyclists killed surged by 37.7% to 3,559. Pedestrians and cyclists together accounted for 16.2% of the total fatalities in road accidents during 2017.

::INTERNATIONAL::

Cabinet approves Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Finland

  •  The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister ShriNarendraModihas approved Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Finland on Environmental Cooperation.
  •  The Memorandum of Cooperation will enable establishment and promotion of closer and long-term cooperation between the two countries in the field of environment protection and management of natural resources on the basis of equity, reciprocity and mutual benefits, taking into account the applicable laws and legal provisions in each country.
  •  The concerns of rising environmental issues are not limited to any country but pose a serious challenge to the entire Globe. India is one of the emerging economies in the world with vast coastline and rich bio-diversity.
  •  Finland's main environmental issues are air and water pollution, and the preservation of its wildlife. Finland's principal environmental agency is the Ministry of the Environment, established in 1983. Industrial pollutants from within the country and surrounding countries affect the purity of both the nation's air and water supplies.

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