10 September 2018

●2nd World Hindu Congress(WHC);-{held in Chicago, US}
↪Is a global platform for Hindus to connect, share ideas, inspire one another, & impact the common good
↪Held once in every four years
●1st BIMSTEC Military exercise;-{held in Pune}
↪with an aim to promote strategic alignment among the member-states
•Nepal is not participating in the exercise[Internal conflict in Nepal govt.]
•BIMSTEC have 7 members [Bh-BIMST-Nepal]
●4thWorld Summit on Accreditation (WOSA-2018);-↪Is a biennial Summit organised by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), which provides platform to stakeholders to share their knowledge & information on accreditation
•National Board of Accreditation (NBA);-
↪Is an autonomous organisation under MoHRD, engaged in quality assurance of programs through accreditation.
•Accreditation↪Is a process of formally obtaining credibility from an authorized body
●Heritage tag for 2 irrigation facilities in Telangana;-
•Sadarmatt anicut↪was built by Nawab Ikbal-ud-Dowla during 1891-92 across Godavari river
•Pedda Cheruvu(big tank in Telugu)↪was built in 1897 during rule of 'Mir Mahaboob Ali Khan'
•International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID)↪International NGO, dedicated to enhance world-wide supply of food & fibre
●Debts Recovery Tribunals(DRTs);-
↪to facilitate the debt recovery involving banks & other financial institutions with their customers
•Govt. raised the pecuniary limit from ₹10 lakh to ₹20 lakh for filing application for recovery of debts in DRTs
●Singapore’s Temasek has agreed to invest $400 million in NIIF
♂National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIF);-
•Master Fund↪investing in the core infrastructure sectors like roads, ports etc.
•Fund of Funds↪include in Green Infrastructure, Affordable Housing etc.
•Strategic Investment Fund↪an Alternative Investment Fund II under SEBI
●Snow leopard↪Is the state animal of Himachal Pradesh & National Heritage Animal of Pakistan
↪listed 'Threatened Species' on IUCN Red List
●Kempegowda International Airport (KIA),Bengaluru;-↪become 1st airport in Asia next year to use face recognition as the boarding procedure
●Pondicherry shark;-
↪spotted in the East Godavari River 
↪IUCN has listed Pondicherry shark as 'Critically Endangered'

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