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Zhang Jiangqiu Yili Group announced the World's first annual report on biodiversity protection

Current Affairs World's first yearly write about biodiversity security is here
Amid the14th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, Yili Group declared World's First Annual Report on Biodiversity Protection.
The fourteenth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity is being held from 14-29, 2018 in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt.

It is for the main that World's First Annual Report on Biodiversity Protection - 'Being 'First' Is Not Only Operation But Also Responsibility' was declared. Jianqiu, CEO of Yili Group, the main Chinese venture marking the Commitment Letter of Enterprises and Biodiversity of the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity, shared practices and involvement in its insurance of biodiversity with the visitors and declared the 'Yearly Report on Biodiversity Protection of Yili Group', the first-ever-of-its-kind on the planet, made reference to a PTI report.


Non-vegetarianism a cause of global warming: T'gana party leader

Current Affairs Pradeep Musipatla, a candidate of Pyramid Party of India for the upcoming Telangana Assembly elections, believes that non-vegetarianism is causing global warming. Pradeep, a BTech graduate, said, "Scientific researches are being done which proves non-vegetarianism is one of the primary reasons for global warming. Huge acres of land has been cultivated into animal farms to breed animals for meat."



1,700 challans issued at Signature Bridge in 16 days of opening

Current Affairs Delhi Police on Saturday informed that a total of 1,703 challans were issued between November 6 and 20 at Signature Bridge, that was opened for public use on November 5. They stated that 453 challans were for riding without helmets, 359 for improper parking, 263 for one way violation, 85 for triple riding, 48 for over-speeding, among others.

Have fulfilled my duty: Mary Kom after winning record 6th WC gold

Current Affairs Indian boxer MC Mary Kom, who won a record sixth gold medal at the World Boxing Championships, tweeted, "I have fulfilled my duty. I thank my coaches, support staffs @BFI_official @IndiaSports @Media_SAI for all the supports and beloved in me." The 35-year-old became the joint most successful boxer in the World Championships history on Saturday.

The UK to launch autonomous buses, taxis by 2021

Current Affairs The UK government has announced plans to launch its first driverless public transport services by 2021. The £25 million ($33 million) project would include autonomous buses in Scotland and self-driving taxis in several London boroughs. Private taxi company Addison Lee will also receive state funds to lead separate trials of driverless taxis in London before the launch of public services.



NASA satellites Wall-E, EVE to track robotic Mars landing

Current Affairs NASA's experimental mini-satellites (CubeSats), nicknamed 'Wall-E' and 'EVE' after Disney-Pixar characters, will broadcast status of InSight Mars lander. Both use a compressed gas found in fire extinguishers to push themselves through space, same way Wall-E did in the 2008 film. InSight, the first mission to study deep interior of Mars, is on track for landing on the planet on Monday.


Samsung apologizes to workers for cancer caused by its factories

Current Affairs South Korea's Samsung Electronics has apologized to workers who developed cancer and other illnesses after working at its factories. Campaign groups claim that about 240 people have fallen ill after working at Samsung plants, with around 80 of them dying. Samsung will pay employees suffering from work-related diseases compensation of up to 150 million won (?93.6 lakh) per case.


The government allows personal use of quadricycles

Current Affairs The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has approved the sale of quadricycles for personal use. A quadricycle is a 4-wheel motor vehicle of the size of a three-wheeler but with less power and a lower maximum speed than a conventional small car. Bajaj Auto is the only Indian automaker that makes a quadricycle, which it exports to other countries.



Joyce Msuya appointed as acting Executive Director of UNEP

Current Affairs Tanzanian biologist Joyce Msuya appointed as acting Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) after the resignation of Erik Solheim. Erik Solheim resigned from the post of Executive director of UNEP following an internal audit report that said he had gobbled up $500,000 in unnecessary and budgeted travel expenses in just 22 months. Msuya Msuya previously worked with World Bank and she is consistently advocating for conservation of the planet.



India and Pakistan to commit to Kartarpur corridor

Current Affairs India and Pakistan traded letters to invest in assembling the required foundation for sans visa guide make a trip by Sikh explorers to Pakistan's Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara, enabling them to check the 550th birth commemoration of Guru Nanak Dev in November 2019. Pakistani Minister depicted the move as the "triumph of harmony entryways" in the two nations. Authorities of the two nations are to meet soon to talk about the coordination of the hall and the purpose of fringe crossing where the streets, which travelers on the Indian side will take from Dera Guru Nanak Dev in Gurdaspur region, will lead straightforwardly to the outskirt, and from the Pakistani side of the fringe specifically to the Kartarpur Darbar Sahib Gurdwara.

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