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3rd September 2018 Current Affairs

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Mauritius tops India’s FDI charts again in FY18

  • Mauritius remained the top source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India in 2017-18.
  • The island nation in the Indian Ocean was followed by Singapore.
  • Total FDI for FY2018 stood at $37.36 billion, a small rise over the $36.31 billion recorded for the previous fiscal.

For the first time, Census 2021 will collect data on OBCs

  • The 2021 Census will collect data on the Other Backward Classes for the first time.
  • Also, the compilation of data for the 2021 Census is expected to be completed in just three years, as opposed to the seven to eight years it currently takes.

NITI Aayog launches MOVE Cyclathon to promote clean mobility

  • NITI Aayog flagged off MOVE Cyclathon, a cycle rally to promote cleaner, accessible modes of transport.
  • The cyclathon was held as a run-up to the ‘MOVE: Global Mobility Summit’ to be held on September 7th and 8th in New Delhi.
  • The summit aims to drive the government’s goals for vehicle electrification and renewable energy integration.
  • The goal is to speed up India’s transition to a clean energy economy.

India, Nepal sign MoU on Preliminary Survey of Railway Line Raxaul and Kathmandu

  • India and Nepal have signed a MoU on Preliminary Engineering-cum-Traffic Survey on Broad Gauge Rail Line between Raxaul (Bihar) and Kathmandu.
  • Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri and Nepal’s Secretary of Ministry of Physical Planning and Works, Madhusudan Adhikari signed the MoU in Kathmandu.
  • India and Nepal had agreed in April 2018 to construct a new electrified rail line with India’s financial support connecting the border city of Raxaul in India to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

Ikee Rikako Named ‘Most Valuable Player’ Of Asian Games

  • Japanese swimmer Ikee Rikako has been named as the Most Valuable Player (MVP)of the recently-concluded18th edition of the Asian Games.
  •  The 18-year-old, who bagged six gold and two silver medals in the tournament, became the first female athlete to win the MVP title.

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