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PIB Gist- Press Information Bureau 8th to 10th  October, 2018



Indusfood-II – It is export focused annual F&B trade fair organized by Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) jointly with Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry. 

It showcase the country’s best line-up of food & agri products to global buyers.

Indusfood-I, held in early 2018 & was a huge success.

In the upcoming 2019 event, buyers from west Europe to source their Food and Beverage(F&B) requirements from India at the Indusfood-II

Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC) celebrated its 18th Raising.

–> Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC) celebrated its 18th Raising. Commander-in-Chief Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) reviewed the parade on the 18th raising day.

–> It is the only joint-services operational command of the Indian Armed Forces.

ISSA GOOD Practice Award, Asia & the Pacific 2018

Held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has won the ‘ISSA Good Practice Award’ for Administrative Solution for Coverage Extension at the “Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific”.

What this award about

The award recognizes the measures taken by Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)  for extension of coverage-SPREE (Scheme for Promoting Registration of Employers and Employees), reduced rate of contribution rates for 24 months in newly implemented areas and raising the wage limit for coverage under the ESI (Employees’ State Insurance)Act, etc.

About Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific

Occurring every three years, Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific, is the most important social security event in the Region.

About International Social Security Association (ISSA)

Founded in 1927 under the auspices of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva,ISSA (International Social Security Association) is the principal international organization for Social Security Organizations, Govts. and Departments of Social Security.

It promotes excellence in social security administration through professional guidelines, expert knowledge, services and support to enable its Members to develop dynamic social security systems.

Filling of casual vacancies in the Houses of Parliament and State Legislatures

Section 151A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 mandates the Election Commission to fill the casual vacancies in the Houses of Parliament and State Legislatures through bye elections.

It should be done within six months from the date of occurrence of the vacancy, provided that the remainder of the term of a member in relation to a vacancy is one year or more. 

 In what situations bye elections are not required.

Say for example, in the case of vacancies in Andhra Pradesh.

 Here there is no need to hold bye elections because the term left for the coming Lok sabha elections is less than one year (which is expected to be held in april or may 2019) from the date of occurrence of vacancies that is 20th June, 2018.

India is supporting Nigeria in building Mahatma Gandhi International Convention Centre

India is supporting Nigeria in building Mahatma Gandhi International Convention Centre (MGICC)in Niamey in Niger at the cost of USD 35.5 million on grant basis.

Nigeria is a West African country, on the Gulf of Guinea.

Its most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall monolith outside the capital of Abuja that’s pictured on the national currency.
Capital: Abuja
Currency: Nigerian naira

Prelims TidBits

President Visit to Tajikistan

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind recently visited to Tajikistan.  He delivered a    lecture on the theme of ‘Countering Radicalisation: Challenges in Modern Societies’ at the University of Tajikistan in Dushanbe today (October 8, 2018).

Air Force Day

Air Force Day celebrated  at Air Force Station Hindon in Ghaziabad.

Celebrated each year on October 8 to mark the anniversary of IAF’s establishment.

 It is the 86th anniversary of the Indian Air Force.

Group Captain  & legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was present on the occasion.

Mobile Health app for citizens of India has been launched by Indian Air Force’s Headquarter IAF on this day. Named as ‘MedWatch’, will provide correct, Scientific and authentic health information to air warriors and all citizens of India. It is the first mobile health app in the three Armed Services and was launched by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa.

Indian Air Force’s Headquarter: New Delhi

Founded: 8 October 1932, India

Role: Aerial warfare

National Postal Week

National Postal Week starting October 09, 2018. The Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge), Shri Manoj Sinha  was addressing the media here on the occasion of World Post Day 2018. This day marks the creation of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874.

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Lebanon for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors 


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