Current affairs 8th November

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In today’s article you will read about:
1 . World Bank inked 172 million USD Project Agreement with Andhra Pradesh
2 . India re-elected as member of ITU council till 2022
3 . India took part in 1st China International Import Expo inaugurated in Shanghai
4 . ‘Mo bus service’ launched in Odisha
5 . Anupam Kher conferred with ‘Distinguished Fellow’ award by US think-tank
6 . Citigroup appointed John Dugan as its new chairman

World Bank inked 172 million USD Project Agreement with Andhra Pradesh :

The Central and Andhra Pradesh governments and the World Bank have signed the loan agreement for a USD 172.20 million project to enhance agricultural productivity, profitability, and climate resilience of poor and marginalized farmers in Andhra Pradesh.

India re-elected as member of ITU council till 2022 :

India has been elected as a member of the International Telecommunications Union-ITUCouncil for another four-year term from 2019 to 2022. The elections to the Council were held during the ongoing ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 at Dubai. India secured 165 votes and ranked third among the 13 countries elected to the council from the Asia-Australasia region, and eighth among the 48 countries elected to the council globally.

India took part in 1st China International Import Expo inaugurated in Shanghai :

India participated in China’s 1st International Import Expo (CIIE) at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. It will conclude on Novemebr 10. Chinese President Xi Jinping inaugurated 6-day China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. At the expo, an Indian Pavilion was built by The Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) along with relevant government agencies.

‘Mo bus service’ launched in Odisha :

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the technology-driven and citizen-friendly ‘Mo bus’ service in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Mo bus service has facilities like: free wi-fi, CCTV surveillance, public information display system and on board announcements.

Anupam Kher conferred with ‘Distinguished Fellow’ award by US think-tank:

Veteran actor Anupam Kher was honoured as a ‘Distinguished Fellow’ by IndiaGlobal. The fellowship was given at the 3rd IndiaGlobal Summit was held at the prestigious MIT Sloan School of Management in Boston. The event was facilitated by MIT Sloan India Business Club. He is a former chairman of the  Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

Citigroup appointed John Dugan as its new chairman :

Citigroup has appointed John Dugan, a former comptroller of the currency, as its new chairman. John Dugan is 63 years old. He will succeed Michael O’Neill, who will retire at the end of 2018. John Dugan has been on Citi’s board for more than a year. He was comptroller of the currency from 2005 to 2010. He had served as counsel to the Senate banking committee and as an official at the Treasury department. He also served on the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision from 2007 to 2009.