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Nobel Prize for Medicine-2018 jointly awarded to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo - 01 Oct 18

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Gita Gopinath appointed as Chief Economist of IMF - 01 Oct 18

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NCLT approved the takeover of IL&FS board by government nominees - 01 Oct 18

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Nobel Prize in Physics confers to Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland - 02 Oct 18

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First session of International Solar Alliance (ISA) starts in New Delhi - 02 Oct 18

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MP announces 52nd district, decision to come into effect from Oct 1 - 02 Oct 18

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India’s first AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy to be at Jaipur - 02 Oct 18

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Nobel Prize Chemistry-2018 confers to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter - 03 Oct 18

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Union Govt plans to create steel giant through merger - 03 Oct 18

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October-2 observed as International-Day-Non-Violence - 03 Oct 18

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India moves up to 28th rank in govt e-payment adoption: Visa - 03 Oct 18

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BSE becomes first stock exchange in India to launch commodity derivative contracts in gold, silver - 04 Oct 18

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Odisha state government launches own food security scheme - 04 Oct 18

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VP Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated world largest dome in MIT Pune - 04 Oct 18

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Justice Madan Lokur nominated as NALSA Executive Chairman - 04 Oct 18

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Pankaj Sharma appointed India's Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament - 05 Oct 18

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India and Russia for promoting trade in local currencies - 05 Oct 18

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Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018 by Narendra Modi - 05 Oct 18

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The top ranked States and Districts which received awards are as below:
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Dr.Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad shares Nobel Peace Prize-2018 - 05 Oct 18

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India and ADB sign $110 mn loan agreement to upgrade rural roads in MP - 06 Oct 18

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Natwar Thakkar, eminent Gandhian known as ‘Nagaland’s Gandhi’ passed away - 06 Oct 18

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Ajit Doval replaces cabinet secy as head of ‘strategic policy group' - 06 Oct 18

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India and Russia signed an Inter-governmental Agreement (IGA) - 06 Oct 18

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India and Japan vow to boost cooperation on connectivity projects in North East - 07 Oct 18

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Longest inland water transport movement delivers fly ash successfully to Assam via Bangladesh - 07 Oct 18

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India in bottom 15 of Oxfam index on efforts to reduce inequality - 07 Oct 18

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William D. Nordhaus and Paul M. Rome confers Nobel Prize for Economics-2018 - 08 Oct 18

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Air Force Celebrates Its 86th Anniversary on 8 October - 08 Oct 18

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India’s first dolphin research centre to come up soon in Patna - 08 Oct 18

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Odisha Government Launches 'Nirman Kusuma' Scheme To Help Kids Of Construction Workers - 08 Oct 18

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Central government re-constitutes the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority - 09 Oct 18

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ESIC wins ‘ISSA GOOD Practice Award, Asia & the Pacific 2018’ - 09 Oct 18

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Mizo Weightlifter Lalrinnunga Wins India's First Ever Gold At Youth Olympics - 09 Oct 18

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China to sell 48 armed drones to Pakistan - 10 Oct 18

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World Post Day observed on 9th October - 10 Oct 18

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Nakkheeran editor R Gopal released, Chennai court upholds freedom of press - 10 Oct 18

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External Affairs Minister launches 'India for Humanity' - 10 Oct 18

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India lost $80 bn due to disasters in last 20 years: UNO - 11 Oct 18

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Mobile Health app for citizens of India Launched by IAF on Air Force Day - 11 Oct 18

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Tushar Mehta appointed Solicitor General of India - 11 Oct 18

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India’s first ever National Environment Survey to kick off in 24 states, 3 UTs in Jan, 2019 - 11 Oct 18

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Ganga crusader GD Agarwal dies after 111-day fast - 12 Oct 18

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“Titli” : The severe cyclonic storm causing damage to power and communication Odisha and Andhra Pradesh - 12 Oct 18

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ChrysCapital appointed former SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya as its adviser - 12 Oct 18

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Union government has mandated the first-ever regulations pertaining to flow of Ganga - 12 Oct 18

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Lt. Gen. Asim Munir appointed as the new Director General (DG) of ISI - 13 Oct 18

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NHRC celebrates silver jubilee foundation function - 13 Oct 18

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India Elected To UN Human Rights Council With Most Number Of Votes - 13 Oct 18

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Indian Navy inducts first deep submergence rescue vehicle - 13 Oct 18

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Dr Shekhar C. Mande appoints as new Director General of CSIR - 14 Oct 18

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India ranks 115 in World Bank's Human Capital Index :World Bank - 14 Oct 18

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CUJ signs MoU with ISRO to set up Space Applications Center - 14 Oct 18

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Manu Bhaker becomes second Indian to win two medals at Youth Olympics - 14 Oct 18

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Khayyam named for Hridaynath Award for lifetime achievement - 15 Oct 18

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Maryse Conde wins alternative literature prize in absence of Nobel - 15 Oct 18

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India and France in talks to conduct tri-service exercise - 15 Oct 18

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Japan set to host 2019 World IAAF Relays - 16 Oct 18

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India and China to sign internal security cooperation agreement on Oct 22 - 16 Oct 18

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Korean war memorial to be built in Delhi - 16 Oct 18

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India’s longest river bridge will be built across Brahmaputra River - 16 Oct 18

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Anna Burns won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction - 17 Oct 18

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October 17 observed as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2018 - 17 Oct 18

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Centerlaunches 'Swastha Bharat Yatra' campaign to create awareness about safe food - 17 Oct 18

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Veteran politician and former CM Narayan Dutt Tiwari passed away - 18 Oct 18

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India and Tanzania sign two MoUs in New Delhi - 18 Oct 18

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  • India and Tanzania signed 2 Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) in New Delhi.
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  • The MoUs were signed following India-Tanzania 9th Session of Joint Commission on Economic, Technical and Scientific Cooperation in New Delhi.
  • They were signed in the presence of Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Tanzanian Foreign Minister Dr. Augustine Mahiga.
  • The MoUs are signed between: Foreign Service Institute of India and Centre for Foreign Relation, Tanzania and National Research Development Corporation and Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Corporation.
  • Discussions were held on enhancing cooperation in trade and investment, defence and security, development partnership, Science and Technology, oil and natural gas, culture and people-to-people relations.
  • Tanzania is west African country.Its capital is located at Dodoma.
  • Currency – Tanzanian shilling
  • President – John Magufuli
  • Prime Minister – Kassim Majaliwa

Arundhati Bhattacharya is appointed as additional director of RIL - 18 Oct 18

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  • Arundhati Bhattacharya is appointed as additional director of RIL
  • Arundhati Bhattacharya, former chairman of State Bank of India (SBI), is appointed as additional director, designated as independent director, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). 
  • She is appointed for five years commencing October 17, 2018, subject to the approval of the shareholders. 
  • It also said wholly-owned arm Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings has bought 12.7% in SkyTran Inc., which develops technology in the field of Personal Rapid Transit Systems.

Sixth meeting of NDMA begins at New Delhi - 18 Oct 18

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  • On October 18, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the sixth meeting of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) at New Delhi.
  • Prime Minister chaired 6th meeting of NDMA.
  • Other delegates present in the meeting were: Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and officials of NDMA.
  • The agenda of the meeting was:
  • Review of ongoing projects undertaken by the NDMA,
  • Review of effective management and response to disasters,
  • Coordination between the various stakeholders for better implementation of joint projects,
  • Need to bring in global expertise in the field of disaster management.
  • The Headquarters of NDMA is located at New Delhi,India.
  • PM Narendra Modi is the Chairman of NDMA.
  • It works Under Ministry of Home Affiars.

Lotay Tshering elected the new Prime Minister of Bhutan - 19 Oct 18

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Arcelor Mittal acquired debt-ridden Essar Steel - 19 Oct 18

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 bagged by Marsel van Oosten - 19 Oct 18

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Three-fourths of H-1B visa holders in 2018 are Indians: U.S. report - 20 Oct 18

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PM to unveil National Police Memorial in New Delhi - 20 Oct 18

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China-built world’s largest amphibious plane completes maiden flight test - 20 Oct 18

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Smartphone payment service launched in Japan by paytm - 20 Oct 18

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Police Commemoration Day being observed on 21 October - 21 Oct 18

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India to host global meet on maternal, child health in December: UNICEF - 21 Oct 18

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“Angriya”: India’s first domestic luxury cruise liner started its operations between Mumbai and Goa - 21 Oct 18

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CBI names its No.2 Rakesh Asthana in bribery case - 22 Oct 18

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Diesel became costlier than petrol for the first time in Odisha - 22 Oct 18

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National Police Memorial and museum inaugurated by Narendra Modi - 22 Oct 18

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Indian regional language Telugu fastest growing language in USA - 23 Oct 18

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India and China signed the first-ever internal security cooperation agreement - 23 Oct 18

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China opened the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge and tunnel for public - 24 Oct 18

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Rajnath Singh is heading the Group of Ministers(GoM) to look into the issue of sexual harassment - 24 Oct 18

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India and Myanmar Sign MoU On Ope-rationalization Of Sittwe Port - 24 Oct 18

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Fali S Nariman gets Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award - 24 Oct 18

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Invest India wins UN award for excellence in promoting investments in sustainable development - 25 Oct 18

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched new portal Self4Society - 25 Oct 18

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Supreme Court bans sale of BS-IV vehicles from 2020 - 25 Oct 18

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Indian Institutes of Skills to come up in across the country - 25 Oct 18

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India’s first engineless train set for trial run on October 29 - 26 Oct 18

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Union Government has set up Rs.7,522 cr. fisheries fund - 26 Oct 18

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Narendra Modi conferred with Seoul Peace Prize - 26 Oct 18

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Union Cabinet approves to set-up United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - 27 Oct 18

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Second International Conference on Primary Health Care held in Astana - 27 Oct 18

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India wins Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management Award, 2018 - 27 Oct 18

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Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony for 2014, 2015 & 2016 announced - 28 Oct 18

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M.S. Swaminathan receives World Agriculture Prize - 28 Oct 18

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World Wrestling Championships – 2018, held in Budapest,Hungary - 28 Oct 18

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India to become world's 3rd largest aviation market around 2024: IATA - 29 Oct 18

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Winners of the 2018 United Nations Human Rights Prize - 29 Oct 18

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Indian Railways is building world's highest railway line - 29 Oct 18

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SBI to issue and encash electoral bonds soon - 29 Oct 18

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  • Country's largest PSUs  bank SBI to issue and encash electoral bonds soon.
  • The GoI has notified the sale of electoral bond by SBI through its 29 authorized branches from 1.11.2018 to 10.11.2018. 
  • These SBI branches are in cities like New Delhi, Gandhinagar, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Mumbai, Jaipur, Lucknow, Chennai, Kolkata and Guwahati. 
  • The concept of electoral bond was initiated in Union Budget 2017.Later on Electoral bond scheme 2018 was introduced.
What is Electoral Bond? 
  • An Electoral Bond is just like a promissory note that will be payable to bearer on demand and free of interest. 
  • It can be purchased by a citizen of India or anybody incorporated in India.
  • Benefits of an Electoral bond:
  • Transparent political funding 
  • Protecting donors from harassment 
  • No disclosure of information to third parties 
  • Achieving Achieving Digital India vision 
  • Bringing donations under tax preview.
  • The scheme introduced that the a party registered under the Representation of People’s act, 1951 and securing not less than one percent of the votes polled in the preceding election is entitled to receive the electoral bonds. Electoral Bonds may be purchased by only citizen of India.

13th India-Japan annual summit: PM Modi promotes 'Make in India' in Tokyo - 30 Oct 18

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Odisha Govermnent launches disaster alert system for its coast - 30 Oct 18

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World’s largest airport ‘under one roof’ opened in Istanbul, Turkey - 30 Oct 18

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World Savings Day or World Thrift day is observed as October 31 - 31 Oct 18

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  • World Thrift Day is celebrated every year on 31st October worldwide to promote savings and financial security of individual and nation as a whole. 
  • World thrift day was established to inform people all around the world about the idea of saving their money in a bank rather than keeping it under their mattress or at home.
  • The World Savings Day was established on October 31, 1924, during the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks) in Milan, Italy.
  • The 'World Thrift Day' should be a day devoted to the promotion of savings all over the World. 
  • In their efforts to promote thrift the savings banks also worked with the support of the schools, the clergy, as well as cultural, sports, professional, and women's associations.
  • The World Savings Day is usually held on October 31 except in countries where this day is a public holiday, since the idea is for the banks to be open, so that the people are able to transfer their savings into their account.

Seychelles Launches World’s First Sovereign Blue Bond - 31 Oct 18

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  • The Republic of Seychelles has launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond-a pioneering financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects.
  • The bond, which raised US$15 million from international investors, demonstrates the potential for countries to harness capital markets for financing the sustainable use of marine resources. 
  • The World Bank assisted in developing the blue bond and reaching out to the three investors: Calvert Impact Capital, Nuveen, and Prudential.
  • Proceeds from the bond will include support for the expansion of marine protected areas, improved governance of priority fisheries and the development of the Seychelles’ blue economy. 
  • Grants and loans will be provided through the Blue Grants Fund and Blue Investment Fund, managed respectively by the Seychelles’ Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) and the Development Bank of Seychelles (DBS).
  • Seychelles is an archipelagic nation consisting of 115 granite and coral islands. 
  • It has a land area of 455 km2 spread across an Exclusive Economic Zone of approximately 1.4 million km2. As one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, Seychelles is balancing the need to both develop economically and protect its natural endowment.
  • Marine resources are critical to the country’s economic growth. 
  • After tourism, the fisheries sector is the country’s most important industry, contributing significantly to annual GDP and employing 17% of the population. 
  • Fish products make up around 95% of the total value of domestic exports.
  • The Seychelles blue bond is partially guaranteed by a US$5 million guarantee from the World Bank (IBRD) and further supported by a US$5 million concessional loan from the GEF which will partially cover interest payments for the bond. 

Jair Bolsonaro is elected as President of Brazil - 31 Oct 18

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Jair Bolsonaro is elected as President of Brazil - 31 Oct 18

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