Current affairs 3rd November

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In today’s article you will read about:
1 .India & Japan signed a Loan Agreement worth Rs. 1817 crore
2 .”Shakti” India’s 1st indigenous Microprocessor created
3 .Atul Goel takes over as MD & CEO of UCO Bank
4 .1st WHO global conference on air pollution and health held in Geneva
5 .Malayalam writer Mukundan selected for Ezhuthachan award
6 .Rahul Dravid received ICC Hall of Fame cap from Sunil Gavaskar

India & Japan signed a Loan Agreement worth Rs. 1817 crore :

A Loan Agreement worth of Rs. 1817 crore approximately was signed between India and Japan for the construction of Turga Pumped Storage (I). The objective of the Project is to strengthen the capability to respond to fluctuation in supply and demand of power and to improve stability of the power supply.

“Shakti” India’s 1st indigenous Microprocessor created :

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras has designed and booted up ‘Shakti’, which can be used for wireless and networking systems, as well as mobile computing. ‘Shakti’ is India’s first and indigenous microprocessor. Bluespec, an open-source high-level synthesis language was used in making the chips.

Atul Goel takes over as MD & CEO of UCO Bank :

Atul Kumar Goel assumed charge as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (UCO) of UCO Bank. Prior to this assignment, he was executive director of Union Bank of India. Goel takes over from R K Takkar who completed his three-year tenure.

1st WHO global conference on air pollution and health held in Geneva :

The First WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health took place at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference was organized in collaboration with UN Environment, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the World Bank and the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Malayalam writer Mukundan selected for Ezhuthachan award :

Noted Malayalam novelist and short story writer M Mukundan has been selected for the Kerala government’s highest literary award ‘Ezhuthachan Puraskaram’ for this year. The 76-year old writer has been chosen for his overall contributions to the Malayalam literature.

Rahul Dravid received ICC Hall of Fame cap from Sunil Gavaskar :

Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid was formally inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Rahul Dravid received his ICC Hall of Fame cap from fellow ICC Cricket Hall of Famer Sunil Gavaskar in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Rahul Dravid was named in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame along with Australia’s Ricky Ponting and England’s Claire Taylor at the ICC Annual Conference in Dublin in July 2018.