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Important Current Affairs 3rd November 2018 English

(National News)

President Kovind inaugurates Gyan Kumbh in Haridwar

•    President Ram Nath Kovind today inaugurated the 1st Gyan Kumbh, billed as a premier event of higher education in Uttarakhand. 
•    This event is being jointly organised by the Higher Education Department of the Uttarakhand Government and the University of Patanjali in Haridwar.
•    The higher education ministers of 18 states, the Union HRD minister as well as over 200 academicians from across the country would attend the event.

(International News)

US is reportedly granting 8 countries Iran sanctions waivers
 

•    India and 7 other nations have been granted a temporary waiver from US sanctions against buyers of Iranian crude oil. 
•    The US will reimpose sanctions on Iran on November 5, with crude oil being Iran's largest source of income. 
•    India currently imports nearly 80% of its crude oil consumption.

(Sports News)
Delhi to host Women’s World Boxing C’ship

India is going to host AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships from 15th to 24th November 2018 at New Delhi.
AIBA World Boxing Championships 
The AIBA World Boxing Championships and the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships[2] are biennial amateur boxing competitions organised by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), which is the sport governing body.

(Appointment News)

Atul Goel takes over as MD, CEO of UCO Bank


Atul Kumar Goel today assumed charge as Managing Director and CEO of UCO Bank. o He is going to replace R. K. Takkar, who completed his three-year tenure on November 1, 2018. 
Prior to this assignment, he was executive director of Union Bank of India.