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President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday returned from his three-day visit to Tajikistan. Before returning to India, Kovind on Tuesday met the Prime Minister of Tajikistan Kohir Rasulzada and also met Shukurjon Zuhurov, Chairman, Majlisi Namoyandagon of Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan.

President also went to Ayni where he was received by the commander of India contingent and visited the museum. The AIR correspondent covering the President Visit has reported that the visit which was stand alone and the first visit to the central Asian country was very successful in all respects.

From the land of poets like Bedil president gave the message of humanity and family values to the word. MoU's in various fields were signed between the two nations during the trip of President and both leaders including President Ramnath Kovind and President Imamoli Rehmon agreed to work for strategic cooperation between two countries.

President Kovind also appreciated the commendable work done by Tajikistan to tackle the global menace of terrorism and foster peace for one and all.

SOURCE: All India Radio

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Japan passport holders will find it easier than ever to travel the world, as their travel documents have just moved up in the global Henley Passport Index to take the top spot.

The Henley Passport Index is a ranking of all of the passports in the world based on the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free.

Until now Japan had been sharing joint first place with Singapore, which gained visa-free access to Uzbekistan earlier this year bringing its total to 189 countries.

However, earlier this month Japan gained visa-free access to Myanmar bringing its total to 190 - once again taking it to the top spot.


It's still a milestone for both Japan and Singapore, as 2018 is the first year in the index's 13-year history that either of them has had the most powerful passport in the world.
Both are way ahead of the UK and US which share fifth place with Portugal, the Netherlands, Austria and Luxembourg - but it's worth noting that the top four spots are shared by 10 countries.

Experts had previously revealed that the UK ranking is unlikely to increase until there is certainty regarding Brexit.
Full Henley Passport Index 2018

    Japan (190 countries)
    Singapore (189 countries)
    Germany, France, South Korea (188 countries)
    Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Spain (187 countries)
    Norway, UK, Austria, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, USA (186 countries)
    Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada (185 countries)
    Australia, Greece, Malta (183 countries)
    New Zealand, Czech Republic (182 countries)
    Iceland (181 countries)
    Hungary, Slovenia, Malyasia (180 countries)
    Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania (179 countries)
    Liechtenstein, Estonia (178 countries)
    Poland (175 countries)
    Monaco, Chile (174 countries)
    Cyprus (173 countries)
    Brazil (171 countries)
    Argentina, Hong Kong (170 countries)
    Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania (169 countries)
    Andorra, San Marino (168 countries)
    Brunei (165 countries)
    Israel, Barbados, UAE (161 countries)
    Mexico (158 countries)
    Bahamas (155 countries)
    Uruguay (154 countries)
    Seychelles (152 countries)
    St Kitts & Nevis (151 countries)
    Antigua (150 countries)
    Costa Rica (149 countries)
    Vatican City, Taiwan (148 countries)
    Trinidad and Tobago (147 countries)
    Mauritius, St Lucia (146 countries)
    St Vincent and the Grenadines (145 countries)
    Macao, Grenada (144 countries)
    Paraguay (143 countries)
    Panama (141 countries)
    Venezulea, Honduras (138 countries)
    Dominica, Guatemala, El Savador (137 countries)
    Peru (135 countries)
    Serbia, Solomon Islands (130 countries)
    Samoa, Vanuatu (129 countries)
    Nicaragua, Ukraine (128 countries)
    Colombia, Tuvalu (127 countries)
    Macedonia (125 countries)
    Marshall Islands, Tonga (124 countries)
    Kiribati, Montenegro (123 countries)
    Micronesia, Moldova (122 countries)
    Russia, Palau Islands (119 countries)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina (118 countries)
    Albania (114 countries)
    Georgia (112 countries)
    Turkey (111 countries)
    South Africa (102 countries)
    Belize (101 countries)
    Timor-Leste (98 countries)
    Ecuador, Kuwait (93 countries)
    Fiji (90 countries)
    Guyana (88 countries)
    Maldives (87 countries)
    Nauru (86 countries)
    Qatar (85 countries)
    Jamaica (84 countries)
    Papua New Guinea (83 countries)
    Botswana (82 countries)
    Bahrain (81 countries)
    Suriname (80 countries)
    Bolivia (79 countries)
    Oman (78 countries)
    Belarus, Thailand (77 countries)
    Namibia, Kazakhstan (76 countries)
    Saudi Arabia (75 countries)
    Lesotho, China (74 countries)
    Indonesia (73 countries)
    Swaziland, Kenya, Malawi (71 countries)
    Gambia, Tanzania, Zambia (68 countries)
    Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Philippines, Dominican Republic (66 countries)
    Cape Verde, Cuba (65 countries)
    Uganda, Zimbabwe (64 countries)
    Ghana, Kyrgyzstan (63 countries)
    Sierra Leone (62 countries)
    Armenia, Benin, Morocco, Mongolia (61 countries)
    India (60 countries)
    Uzbekistan (59 countries)
    Sao Tome, Mauritania, Mozambique, Tajikistan (58 countries)
    Burkina Faso (57 countries)
    Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea (56 countries)
    Mali, Gabon, Bhutan (55 countries)
    Togo, Niger, Cambodia, Rwanda (54 countries)
    Chad, Madagascar, Guinea-Bissau, Turkmenistan (53 countries)
    Comores Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Laos (52 countries)
    Vietnam (51 countries)
    Algeria, Jordan (50 countries)
    Central African Republic, Angola, Egypt (49 countries)
    Cameroon, Myanmar (48 countries)
    Liberia, Nigeria, Congo (Republic) (47 countries)
    Burundi (46 countries)
    Djibouti (45 countries)
    Kosovo (44 countries)
    Congo (Democratic Republic), Iran (43 countries)
    Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, North Korea (42 countries)
    South Sudan, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Libya (41 countries)
    Nepal (40 countries)
    Sudan, Eritrea, Palestinian Territory (39 countries)
    Yemen (37 countries)
    Pakistan (33 countries)
    Somalia, Syria (32 countries)
    Iraq, Afghanistan (30 countries)



          UN 20-year review: earthquakes and tsunamis kill more people while climate change is driving up economic losses      Cache   Translate Page      

GENEVA, 10 October 2018 – The last twenty years have seen a dramatic rise of 251% in direct economic losses from climate-related disasters, according to a report released today by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in advance of International Day for Disaster Reduction on October 13.

In the period 1998-2017, disaster-hit countries reported direct economic losses of US$2,908 billion of which climate-related disasters accounted for US$2,245 billion or 77% of the total.

This compares with total reported losses for the period 1978-1997 of US$1,313 billion of which climate-related disasters accounted for US$895 billion or 68%.

In terms of occurrences, climate-related disasters also dominate the picture, accounting for 91% of all 7,255 major recorded events between 1998 and 2017. Floods, 43.4%, and storms, 28.2%, are the two most frequently occurring disasters.

The greatest economic losses have been experienced by the USA, US$ 944.8 billion; China, US$492.2 billion; Japan, US$376.3 billion; India, US$ 79.5 billion; and Puerto Rico, US$ 71.7 billion. Storms, floods and earthquakes place three European countries in the top ten for economic losses: France, US$48.3 billion; Germany, US57.9 billion; and Italy, US$56.6 billion. Thailand, US$ 52.4 billion, and Mexico, US$ 46.5 billion, complete the list.

During this period, 1.3 million people lost their lives and 4.4 billion people were injured, rendered homeless, displaced or in need of emergency assistance. 563 earthquakes, including related tsunamis, accounted for 56% of total deaths or 747,234 lives lost.

The report “Economic Losses, Poverty and Disasters 1998-2017” drills down into the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT) maintained by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

A key target of the global plan to reduce disaster losses, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, is to reduce economic losses from disasters and the report highlights the fact that 63% of disaster reports contain no economic data.

Another key highlight is the disproportionate impact of disaster events on low and middle-income countries even if high-income countries bear the brunt of absolute economic losses.

Only one high-income territory ranked among the “top ten” in terms of annual average percentage losses relative to GDP, Puerto Rico, 12.2%. Moving across the globe, the others are Haiti, 17.5%; Honduras, 7%; Cuba, 4.6%; El Salvador, 4.2%; Nicaragua, 3.6%; Georgia, 3.5%; Mongolia, 2.8%; Tajikistan, 2.7%; and DPR Korea, 7.4%.

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Reduction, Mami Mizutori, said: “This report highlights key trends over the last 40 years. Much needs to be done to address the high number of deaths in seismic zones. The death and suffering caused by this month’s earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia brings home the need to raise public awareness and to apply high standards for construction in seismic zones.

“The report’s analysis makes it clear that economic losses from extreme weather events are unsustainable and a major brake on eradicating poverty in hazard exposed parts of the world.

“We have to do a much better job of capturing economic loss data if we are to have a fuller understanding of what works when it comes to reducing economic losses, saving lives and livelihoods, and managing disaster risk.”

While high-income countries recorded losses for 53% of reported disasters between 1998 and 2017, low-income countries only recorded them for 13% of disasters.

Professor Debarati Guha-Sapir, head of CRED, commented: “This report highlights the protection gap between rich and poor. Those who are suffering the most from climate change are those who are contributing least to greenhouse gas emissions. The economic losses suffered by low and lower-middle income countries have drastic consequences for their future development.

“Clearly there is great room for improvement in data collection on economic losses but we know from our analysis of the available data using georeferencing that people in low-income countries are six times more likely to lose all their worldly possessions or suffer injury in a disaster than people in high-income countries.”

The report concludes that climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, and that disasters will continue to be major impediments to sustainable development so long as the economic incentives to build and develop hazard-prone locations outweigh the perceived disaster risks.

“Integrating disaster risk reduction into investment decisions is the most cost-effective way to reduce these risks; investing in disaster risk reduction is therefore a pre-condition for developing sustainable in a changing climate,” the report states.


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Current Affairs Questions for Indian Bank PO Mains Exam: 10th October 2018

Current Affairs Quiz for Indian Bank PO Mains 2018

The General Awareness Section of Banking Exams covers numerous sections in it like Banking Awareness, Static GK, and Current Affairs. But the most important thing that you might have noticed is that both the Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs only. The questions on Static and Banking Awareness are related to the countries, events or anything that has been in news for a while. Apart from the GA Section, an excellent knowledge of current news also helps you deal with the PI (Personal Interview) more efficiently so you do not give a mumble jumble answer to the interviewee's simple questions. Here is a quiz on Current Affairs to let you assess your Current Affairs Knowledge.



Q1. President Ram Nath Kovind is on a visit of Tajikistan. What is the capital city of Tajikistan?
Tashkent
Astana
Sofia
Dushanbe
Sochi
Solution:
President Ram Nath Kovind had a meeting with his Tajikistan counterpart Mr. Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe.

Q2. Which of the following day is observed on 9 October each year?
National Farmers' Day
World Animal Day
The International Day of Older Persons
Indian Air Force Day
World Post Day
Solution:
World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. The theme selected for the 2018 competition is: "Imagine you are a letter travelling through time. What message do you wish to convey to your readers?"

Q3. ________ became India's first judo medallist at the Olympic level, claiming a silver at the ongoing Youth Games.
Chungneijang Mary Kom
Thangjam Tababi Devi
Jeremy Lalrinnunga
Manu Bhakar
Tushar Mane
Solution:
16 year old Thangjam Tababi Devi became India's first judo medallist at the Olympic level, claiming a silver at the ongoing Youth Games. She was defeated by Venezuela's Maria Giminez in the finals of the women's 44kg category in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Q4. India International Science Festival (IISF-2018) was recently concluded in __________.
Lucknow
Bangalore
Hyderabad
Chennai
Jaipur
Solution:
The four-day long mega science expo, India International Science Festival (IISF-2018) concluded in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. IISF-2018 witnessed a footfall of more than 10 lakh people and more than 22 thousand registrations, the highest in its four-year history.

Q5. National Housing Bank (NHB) has decided to increase the Refinance Limit from ___________ to Rs. 30,000 crore for the Current Year (July 2018-June 2019).
Rs. 25,000 crore
Rs. 24,000 crore
Rs. 28,000 crore
Rs. 20,000 crore
Rs. 15,000 crore
Solution:
National Housing Bank (NHB) has decided to increase the Refinance Limit from Rs. 24,000 crore to Rs.30,000 crore for the Current Year (July 2018-June 2019) towards refinancing eligible institutions.

Q6. Recently, who has become India's first-ever gold medallist in the history of Youth Olympic Games (YOG)?
Vinesh Phogat
Thangjam Tababi Devi
Manu Bhaker
Jeremy Lalrinnunga
Mehuli Ghosh
Solution:
Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga has become India's first-ever gold medallist in the history of Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

Q7. Sandeep Chaudhary produced a stunning world record in Asian Para Games at Jakarta. He belongs to which of the following games?
Sprint
Javelin throw
Discus throw
Chess
Steeplechase
Solution:
Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary produced a stunning world record effort as India bagged 11 medals, at the Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Q8. Total how many Gold Medals were won by India in Asian Para Games in 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia?
3
4
11
7
2
Solution:
India won 11 medals, including three gold, at the Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Q9. Recently, Google has announced that it will shut down _______ for consumer use over the next 10 months.
Google Plus
Orkut
Gmail
Hangouts
Android
Solution:
Google will shut down Google+ for consumer use over the next 10 months after a bug exposed the personal data of up to 5 lakh users.

Q10. Jeremy Lalrinnunga belongs to which of the following sport?
Sprint
Boxing
Judo
Javelin throw
Weightlifting
Solution:
Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga has become India's first-ever gold medallist in the history of Youth Olympic Games (YOG). 15-year-old Jeremy had completed a total lift of 251kg this year, and the 274kg he lifted in Buenos Aires became his personal best.

Q11. In its latest report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected India's growth rate for year 2019 at _____.
7.5 %
7.3 %
7.4%
8.1 %
7.9 %
Solution:
As per the IMF's latest report, India is projected to grow at 7.3% in 2018 and 7.4% in 2019. The report predicted India to regain the tag of the world's fastest-growing major economy this year.

Q12. Regional Conclave on India-West Africa Project Partnership was held in which of the following country?
Niger
Sierra Leone
South-Africa
Nigeria
Ghana
Solution:
Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, C. R. Chaudhary led the Indian delegation to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)- EXIM Bank, Regional Conclave on India-West Africa Project Partnership being held in Abuja, Nigeria.

Q13. Pakistan has successfully test-fired Ghauri ballistic missile. What is the range of this missile?
2000 Km
1,300 Km
700 Km
2500 Km
500 Km
Solution:
Pakistan has successfully test-fired Ghauri ballistic missile capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1,300 kilometres.

Q14. SHCIL is India's largest custodian and depository participant based in Mumbai. What does H stands for in SHCIL?
Holding
Housing
Husbandry
Health
None of the above options is true.
Solution:
Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited is India's largest custodian and depository participant, based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. SHCIL was established in 1986 and was granted a status of a government company as per section 2 of Indian Companies Act, 2013.

Q15. As per the IMF's latest report, India is projected to grow at 7.3% in 2018. What is the name of this report?
Global Economic Prospects
Indian Economic Outlook
Asia At The Forefront
World Development Report
World Economic Outlook
Solution:
As per the IMF's latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) report, India is projected to grow at 7.3% in 2018 and 7.4% in 2019.

               





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Dear Aspirants,

The General Awareness Section of Banking Exams covers numerous sections in it like Banking Awareness, Static GK, and Current Affairs. But the most important thing that you might have noticed is that both the Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs only. The questions on Static and Banking Awareness are related to the countries, events or anything that has been in news for a while. Here is the Daily GK Update to get you acquainted with the top events that made the headlines today!!

Current Affairs 09th October 2018: Daily GK Update

National News

1. India International Science Festival 2018 Concludes: Important Highlights 

i. The four-day long mega science expo, India International Science Festival (IISF-2018) concluded in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. IISF-2018 witnessed a footfall of more than 10 lakh people and more than 22 thousand registrations, the highest in its four-year history making it the largest festival of its kind in Asia. 
ii. IISF was inaugurated by the President Ram Nath Kovind. IISF 2018 also saw two major Guinness World Records being made one of which was a World Record successful attempt to “isolate DNA” by 550 students from class 8th to 10th standard. IISF-2018 with its focal theme “Science for Transformation” had more than 23 special events in its 4th edition. 

Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018- 
  • IISF 2017 was held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. 

    International News


    2. India Signs Key Agreements With Tajikistan 

    i. President Ram Nath  Kovind had a meeting with his Tajikistan counterpart Mr. Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe. On this occasion, both countries signed MoUs in various fields including political relations, strategic research, agriculture, renewable energy, traditional medicine, space technology, youth affairs, Culture and Disaster Management. 
    ii. The President held bilateral level talks his Tajikistan counterpart Emomali Rahmon. Indian grant of 20 million US dollars was announced for Tajikistan to finance development projects. Several other key bilateral pacts were also signed. 

    Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
    • Tajikistan Capital: Dushanbe, Currencies: Tajikistani somoni, Ruble. 

    3. Minister of State for Commerce Attends India–West Africa Conclave in Nigeria 

    i. Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution, C. R. Chaudhary led the Indian delegation to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)- EXIM Bank, Regional Conclave on India-West Africa Project Partnership being held in Abuja, Nigeria. 
    ii. The Conclave is a two-day event with the focus on business deliberations, Business to Government (B2G) and Business to Business (B2B) engagements. 

    Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
    • Nigeria Capital: Abuja, Currency: Nigerian naira. 

    4. Pakistan Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable Ghauri Ballistic Missile 

    i. Pakistan has successfully test-fired Ghauri ballistic missile capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1,300 kilometres. 
    ii. The launch was conducted by Army Strategic Forces Command and was aimed at testing the operational and technical readiness.

    Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
    • Pakistan PM- Imran Khan,  Currency- Pakistani Rupee


    Banking/Business/Economy News


    5. IMF Projects India's Growth At 7.3% In 2018 and 7.4% In 2019 

    i. As per the IMF's latest report, India is projected to grow at 7.3% in 2018 and 7.4% in 2019. The report predicted India to regain the tag of the world's fastest-growing major economy this year, crossing China with more than 0.7 percentage points. 
    ii. In China, growth is projected to moderate from 6.9 per cent in 2017 to 6.6% in 2018 and 6.2 % in 2019. In 2017, India had clocked a 6.7% growth rate. 

    Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018- 
    • Managing Director of International Monetary Fund- Christine Lagarde, Headquarters in- Washington DC, USA. 


    6. Google To Shut Down Google+ For Consumers Over The Security Lapse

    i. Google will shut down Google+ for consumer use over the next 10 months after a bug exposed the personal data of up to 5 lakh users. Google stated that it discovered and immediately patched the bug in March 2018 but found "no evidence" that any data was actually misused. 
    ii. According to Google, Google+ currently has “low usage and engagement” and that 90% of Google+ user sessions last less than 5 seconds. Still, the company plans to keep the service alive for enterprise customers who use it to facilitate conversation among co-workers.

    Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
    • Google CEO-Sundar Pichai, Parent company- Alphabet Inc.
    • Google was recently displaced by Apple to become the world's top brand.

      7. Centre Decides To Start Issuing Sovereign Gold Bonds 2018-19 From October 

      i. The Centre in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds 2018-19. The Sovereign Gold Bonds will be issued every month from October to February 2019. 
      ii. The 2018-19 Series II tranche will be issued on 23rd of October and the period of submission is 15th to 19th of October. The Bonds will be sold through banks, Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited, designated post offices and recognised stock exchanges National Stock Exchange of India Limited and Bombay Stock Exchange Limited. 

        8. NHB Increases Refinance Limit From Rs24,000 crore To Rs30,000 crore 

        i. National Housing Bank (NHB) has decided to increase the Refinance Limit from Rs. 24,000 crore to Rs.30,000 crore for the Current Year (July 2018-June 2019) towards refinancing eligible institutions. Now, eligible Housing Finance Companies & Other entities will have increased availability of funds.
        ii. Till date, Rs.8835 crore has been sanctioned.  This refinancing is a credit flow to Housing Finance Companies & other Institutions.

        Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
        • The Committee of Secretaries considered’ the recommendation and set up the High-Level Group under the Chairmanship of Dr. C. Rangarajan, the then Deputy Governor, RBI to examine the proposal and recommended the setting up of National Housing Bank as an autonomous housing finance institution.
        • NHB was set up on July 9, 1988, under the National Housing Bank Act, 1987.
        • The Head Office of NHB is at New Delhi.
        • Dakshita Das is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of National Housing Bank. 

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          9. World Post Day: 9th October 

          i. World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. 
          ii. The theme selected for the 2018 competition is: "Imagine you are a letter travelling through time. What message do you wish to convey to your readers?"

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            10. Asian Para Games 2018: India Bags 11 Medals, 3 Golds 

            i. Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary produced a stunning world record effort as India bagged 11 medals, including three gold, at the Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. 
            ii. Chaudhary clinched India's first gold of the Games in the men's category before middle distance runner Raju Rakshitha in women's 1500 meters and swimmer Jadhav Suyash Narayan in men's 50-meter butterfly added the yellow metals later on the second day of competitions. 

            Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
            • Asian Paralympic Committee (APC)  confirmed that Hangzhou in China will host the fourth edition of Asian Para Games in 2022

            11. Youth Olympic Games 2018: Jeremy, 1st Ever Indian Gold Medallist in YOG 

            i. Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga has become India's first-ever gold medallist in the history of Youth Olympic Games (YOG). The 15-year-old achieved the feat by lifting a total weight of 274 kg in the men's 62 kg category at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
            ii. Jeremy’s personal best until the Buenos Aires lift was of 273 kg (snatch+clean and jerk), which he achieved during an event at NIS Patiala.

            Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
            • Argentina Capital: Buenos Aires, Currency: Argentine peso. 
            • Official Mascot of Youth Olympic Games 2018 is Pandi.

            12. Youth Olympic Games 2018: Thangjam Tababi Devi Clinches India's 1st Judo Medal 

            i. 16-Year-old Thangjam Tababi Devi became India's first judo medallist at the Olympic level, claiming a silver at the ongoing Youth Games.
            ii. She was defeated by Venezuela's Maria Giminez in the finals of the women's 44kg category in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tababi Devi hails from Manipur. India has never won an Olympic medal in judo either at the senior or the youth level. 

            Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
            • Argentina Capital: Buenos Aires, Currency: Argentine peso. 
            • Official Mascot of Youth Olympic Games 2018 is Pandi.

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                      Chinese FM to hold meetings with leaders attending SCO Heads of Government Council meeting      Cache   Translate Page      
            BEIJING, (APP): Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will hold bilateral meetings with the head of delegations attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Heads of Government Council meeting scheduled to be held in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe on October 11-12. “The Chinese premier will also exchange views with the leaders attending SCO meeting on deepening of mutual cooperation […]
                      Evaluation of the project “Implementation of a Commercial Law Judicial Training Program in Tajikistan”      Cache   Translate Page      
            15 Mar 2016

            As part of IDLO’s continuous commitment to accountability and results-based management, IDLO is pleased to share this Evaluation Brief (summarised evaluation report):  “Implementation of a Commercial Law Judicial Training Program in Tajikistan” (2011-2014). The evaluation has been conducted by independent evaluation experts, supervised by IDLO’s Evaluation Unit. This exercise utilized a theory-driven, mixed-method approach, in line with the IDLO Evaluation Guidelines and OECD DAC standards.

            The purpose of this evaluation was to provide an independent assessment of the project and to measure the extent to which the expected results were achieved; and to identify relevant lessons learned with a view to informing the design and implementation of future projects and programs in Tajikistan and beyond. 

            The Evaluation Brief is available for download below

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