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Current Affairs October 2018
The top events of October 2018 are mentioned below:
Current Affairs October 2018 | Daily Current Affairs for 31st October
19th meeting of FSDC held in New Delhi
i) The 19th meeting of Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) was held in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
ii) The meeting reviewed the health of the international and national economy, financial sector performance and issues due to rising oil prices. It also discussed the issue of real interest rate, liquidity situation, including segmental liquidity position in NBFCs and mutual fund space, etc.
Note on FSDC
i) FSDC is a super regulatory body for regulating financial sector which is vital for bringing healthy and efficient financial system in economy. It was set up in 2010.
ii) FSDC is mandated to strengthen and institutionalize the mechanism of maintaining financial stability, financial sector development, inter-regulatory coordination along with monitoring macro-prudential regulation of the economy and promoting financial sector development.
iii) FSDC is chaired by Union Finance Minister. Its members are heads of financial sector regulatory authorities viz. RBI, SEBI, IRDA, and PFRDA; Chairman of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board; Finance Secretary and Secretary, Department of Economic Affair; Secretary, Department of Financial Services and Chief Economic Adviser.
WWF report on India’s declining soil biodiversity and pollinators population
i) According to the Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas prepared by the World Wide Fund for Nature, India is listed among nations whose soil biodiversity faces the highest level of risk.
ii) The key aspect of this year’s report was a threat to soil biodiversity and pollinators, the two key drivers of biodiversity. India, Pakistan, China, several countries in Africa and Europe, and most of North America – have been coloured red on the Atlas.
iii) According to the Living Planet Report (LPR) 2018 prepared by the World Wide Fund for Nature, there has been a 60% decline in the size of populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians in just over 40 years.
iv) There has been a drastic decline in populations of pollinators. 150 million bee colonies were needed to meet the pollination requirements of about 50 million hectares of agricultural land in India, only 1.2 million colonies were present.
Statue of Unity
i) The Statue of Unity, a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, was inaugurated in Gujarat. It is 177 feet higher than China’s Spring Temple Buddha, which was the tallest statue till now.
ii) It is located on the river island called Sadhu Bet near Rajpipla, Gujarat.
Current Affairs October 2018 | Daily Current Affairs for 30th October
SBI to issue and encash electoral bonds soon
i) The Government of India has notified the sale of electoral bonds by SBI through authorized branches from 1.11.2018 to 10.11.2018.
ii) Electoral Bond is like a promissory note which will be payable to bearer on demand and free of interest. It can be purchased by a citizen of India.
iii) The concept of the bond was introduced for making political funding transparent, protecting donors from harassment, achieving Digital India mission etc.
iv) The scheme mandates that a party registered under the Representation of People’s Act, 1951 and securing not less than one percent of the votes polled in the preceding election is entitled to receive the electoral bonds. The bonds can be encashed only through bank accounts and they are valid for fifteen days from the date of issue.
CSIR develop less Polluting Firecrackers
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) scientists have developed less polluting green firecrackers named SWAS, SAFAL, and STAR. SWAS stands for safe water releaser, SAFAL stands for safe minimal aluminum and STAR stands for safe thermite cracker. The new crackers have been developed by Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI) based in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu and National Environmental Engineering Research Institute in Nagpur.
13th India-Japan Annual Summit
The annual bilateral summit of India –Japan was held on 28, 29 October 2018 in Japan. The Indian prime minister visited Japan, and the partnership between two countries has now become ‘special strategic and global partnership’.
i) Japan investors will invest around $2.5 US dollars in India.
ii) Both leaders also agreed to hold Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue, termed 2+2, in order to strengthen regional security in Asia-Pacific.
iii) An India-Japan Business Platform will be established to enhance the development of industrial corridors and industrial network in the region.
iv) Both countries will cooperate for the first time in the areas of traditional medicinal systems such as Yoga and Ayurveda.
v) Japan will give more focus on investment in North-east India which will help India build link with South-east Asia.
vi) Japan enhanced contribution to India’s Make in India initiative with the establishment of Business Support Centre in Ahmedabad.
Current Affairs October 2018 | Daily Current Affairs for 29th October
India Building World’s Highest Railway Line
i) Indian railways is planning to link New Delhi and Ladakh by a railway line that will run along the India-China Border.
ii) The proposed Bilaspur-Manali-Leh Line will be the world’s highest at 5,360 metres above mean sea level which is comparable to China’s Quinghai-Tibet Railway Line at 2,000 metres.
A.P. ranked first, with 10.5% growth- Surpasses developed States like Maharashtra, Gujarat with ‘focused approach’
i) According to the State Planning Department, the average growth in the country stood at 7.3% during the last four years.
ii) Andhra Pradesh has achieved the number one rank with an average growth of 10.5%.
iii) While Telangana has slipped to the second place, Maharashtra is ranked sixth. Punjab is placed 14th and Karnataka third.
iv) Gujarat, which is considered the most developed State, registered a growth of 10.5% in 2014-15. But it slipped to 10.1 in 2016-17.
Indian PM Narendra Modi arrived in Yamanashi for 13th India-Japan Annual Summit
i) The two-day summit will seek to review the progress in ties and deepen strategic dimension of the bilateral relationship.
ii) The relationship between the two countries rests on the strong pillars of India’s ‘Act East Policy’ and both countries’ shared vision of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific.
Current Affairs October 2018 | Daily Current Affairs for 27th & 28th October
‘Experiencing North East’ festival
i) The ‘Experiencing North East’ festival depicting the uniqueness of North Eastern culture is being organised at India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi from 27th-31st October, 2018.
ii) The festival, a part of Destination North East series, is being organised by North Eastern Council (NEC), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) in collaboration with India International Centre.
iii) The festival will showcase the vibrant strengths of North East India and display its art, handicraft, handlooms, tourism, food, culture etc.
Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan
i) To give a boost to the pro-farmer initiatives of the Government and in keeping with its commitment and dedication for the Annadata, the GoI has announced Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan.
ii) The Scheme is aimed at ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers for their produce as announced in the Union Budget for 2018. This is an unprecedented step taken by Govt. of India is to protect the farmers’ income which is expected to go a long way towards the welfare of farmers.
Train 18, India’s first engine-less train, set to hit tracks on October 29
i) Train 18, the country’s first engine-less train which is being regarded as a successor to the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express, is set to hit the tracks for trials on October 29.
ii) Driven by a self-propulsion module without a separate locomotive, the train, capable of running at a speed of up to 160 kmph, comes with technical features for enhanced quick acceleration.
UN Human Rights Prize
i) UN announced Human Rights Prize winners for 2018. The United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights is an honorary award given for outstanding achievement in the field of human rights.
ii) Asma Jahangir, Rebeca Gyumi, Joenia Wapichana and Front Line Defenders are honoured by the UN for promoting human rights.
iii) The Human Rights Prize was instituted in 1966 and was awarded for the first time on 10 December 1968, the twentieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FAIDF)
i) To double farmers’ income by 2022 the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the creation of FAIDF recently. The proposal for the creation of the fund was made in budget 2018-19.
ii) The main aim is to boost fish production to achieve the target of producing 15 million tonnes of fish production by 2020 and 20 million tonnes by 2022-23 from the current production of 11.4 million tonnes. The aim to achieve this target was set under the Blue revolution.
iii) The nodal agencies for the fund will be National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), National Cooperatives Development Corporation (NCDC) and scheduled banks.
iv) India’s fish production is estimated at around 12 million tonnes annually. India has become the second largest fish producing and aquaculture industry, second to China.
Vigilance Awareness Week – 2018
i) The 2018 Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed from 29th October to 3rd November 2018 in which birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (31st October) falls.
ii) The theme of the Vigilance Awareness Week, 2018 is ‘Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India.’
iii) The Government of India endeavours to promote integrity, transparency and accountability in public
Current Affairs October 2018 | Daily Current Affairs for 26th October
Indian Institutes of Skills: Skill development centres on PPP Model
i) Government approves the scheme for setting up Indian Institute of Skills.
ii) The public-private partnership model will be adopted to set up the institutes — to be called the Indian Institutes of Skills — at select locations, based on demand and available infrastructure.
iii) The setting up of IISs would augment the global competitiveness of key sectors of Indian economy by providing high quality skill training, applied research education and a direct and meaningful connection with industry.
Government announces winners of Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony
i) Ministry of Culture announced winners of Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony for the year 2014, 2015 and 2016. It is annual award instituted by Government of India in 2011 as part of the commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.
i) 2014: Rajkumar Singhajit Singh. He is the doyen of Manipuri dance. He is also a teacher, performer, and choreographer.
ii) 2015: Chhayanaut. It is a cultural organization of Bangladesh which has played a leading role in promoting Tagore’s works in Bengali culture, music and literature.
iii) 2016: Ram Vanji Sutar. He is a renowned sculptor. His first notable work was the 45-feet Chambal monument at the Gandhi Sagar Dam in Madhya Pradesh. He is a recipient of Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board to issue Masala Bonds
i) KIIFB is going to issue masala bonds worth Rs. 5,000 crore to mobilise funds for various development works.
ii) Masala bonds are rupee-denominated bonds through which Indian entities can raise money from foreign markets in rupee and not in foreign currency. It is debt instruments used by corporates to raise money from foreign investors in local currency.
Mahinda Rajapaksha sworn in as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena appointed former President Mahinda Rajapaksha as new Prime Minister. He was the 18th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from April 6, 2004 to November 19, 2005. After that, he was the 6th President of Sri Lanka from November 19, 2005 to January 9, 2015.
Current Affairs October 2018 | Daily Current Affairs for 25th October
World Polio Day: October 24
i) The World Polio Day is observed annually across the world on 24 October to create awareness about hazards of the crippling Polio disease. The day was instituted by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk who had led the first team of researchers which had developed a vaccine against poliomyelitis.
ii) Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly infectious viral disease, which mainly affects young children below the age of 5.
iii) It mainly spreads through the faecal-oral route (e.g. contaminated water or food). After entering the body, it multiplies in the intestine, from where it can invade the nervous system and can cause paralysis.
HRD Ministry launches IMPRESS Scheme to promote Research in Social Sciences
i) On October 25, 2018, the Central Government announced a formal launch Impactful Policy Research in Social Sciences (IMPRESS) scheme.
ii) The objective of this scheme is to identify and fund research proposals in social sciences with maximum impact on the governance and society.
iii) Under the scheme, support is to be provided for projects on 11 broad thematic areas such as State and Democracy, Urban Transformation, Economic Policy etc.
iv) The Indian Council of Social Science and Research (ICSSR) will be the project implementing agency.
HRD Ministry launches SPARC Scheme to Promote Research in Science
i) The HRD Ministry launched the web portal of the Scheme “Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC)” in New Delhi.
ii) SPARC scheme aims at improving the research ecosystem of India’s higher educational institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian Institutions and the best institutions in the world.
Under the scheme 600, joint research proposals will be awarded for 2 years. The scheme will facilitate strong research collaboration between Indian research groups with the best in class faculty and renowned research groups in the leading universities of the world, in areas that are at the cutting edge of science or with direct social relevance to the mankind, specifically India.
SC to ban sale of BS-IV vehicles from 2020
i) The Supreme Court to ban the sale and registration of motor vehicles conforming to the emission standard Bharat Stage-IV in the entire country from April 1, 2020.
ii) It said pollution has reached an “alarming and critical” level all over India.
iii) The country will have to shift to the cleaner Bharat- VI fuel from April 1, 2020. Bharat Stage (BS) emission norms are standards instituted by the government to regulate the output of air pollutants from motor vehicles.
QS Asia Ranking 2019: 19 Indian Institutes in Top 200
i) The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-Bombay) has topped the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings from India followed by IIT Delhi and IIT Madras.
ii) Of the 19 Universities from India that have made it to the top 200 Universities in Asia, 8 are IITs.
iii) 75 premiere institutes of the country were placed in the QS India ranking 2019.
United Nations Day: 24 October
i) The United Nations Day is observed every year on 24th October to mark the anniversary of entry into force of UN Charter in 1945.
ii) 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948.
UN is a successor of ineffective League of Nations. It was established in 1945 after World War II in order to ensure peaceful co-existence of nations. It is a global organization to address issues that transcend national boundaries and cannot be resolved by any one country acting alone. United Nations Day was established by UNGA by adopting Resolution 2782 in 1971. The day is devoted making people aware of achievements of United Nations.
World Development Information Day: October 24
World Development Information Day (WDID) is observed every year on October 24 to draw the attention of the world to development problems and the necessity of strengthening international cooperation to solve them. This day also coincides with United Nations Day (October 24)
Current Affairs October 2018 | Daily Current Affairs for 24th October
STAPCOR 2018: International Conference on Status and Protection of Coral Reefs held at Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep
i) International Conference on Status and Protection of Coral Reefs (STAPCOR – 2018) was held at Bangaram Island, Union Territory of Lakshadweep from 22nd to 24th October 2018.
ii) It is jointly organised by Department of Environment and Forest, Union Territory of Lakshadweep Administration with the technical support of Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) and in association with Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Environmental Information System (ENVIS) in consonance with declaration of year 2018 as 3rd decadal International year of Reefs.
iii) International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) has declared the year 2018 as International Year of the Reef (IYOR2018)
Invest India wins UN Award for excellence in promoting investments in sustainable development
i) Invest India, the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency has won United Nations. The award was presented by Armenian President Armen Sarkissian to CEO of Invest India Deepak Bagla at the World Investment Forum, Geneva.
ii) The award is given annually by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) since 2002 as part of its investment promotion and facilitation program.
Note: Invest India is transforming the country’s investment climate by simplifying the business environment for investors. Its experts, specializing across different countries, Indian states and sectors, handhold investors through their investment lifecycle ⎯ from pre-investment to after-care. Moreover, all efforts like hand-holding and facilitation support are made by Invest India under Make in India program.
India, China sign first ever agreement on security cooperation
i) India and China have signed an agreement on internal security cooperation. The agreement was signed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and China’s State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi in New Delhi.
ii) This agreement aims to strengthen and consolidate assistance and counter-terrorism, organised crimes, drug control, human trafficking and exchange of information.
Direct tax base widens sharply over 4 years
i) The data showed a growth of more than 80% in the number of returns filed in the last four financial years from 3.79 Cr in FY 2013-14 to 6.85 Cr in FY2017-18.
ii) Further, the number of persons ﬁling income tax returns also increased by about 65% during this period from 3.31 crore in FY 201314 to 5.44 crore in FY 201718.
iii) The data also showed that the Direct Tax-GDP ratio rose to 5.98% in FY 201718, the highest it has been in the last 10 years.
PM Narendra Modi awarded 2018 Seoul Peace Prize
i) Seoul Peace Prize Committee has decided to confer 2018 Seoul Peace Prize on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He is the fourteenth recipient of this award.
ii) PM Modi was selected for this prestigious award in recognition of his dedication for improving international cooperation, raising global economic growth, accelerating Human Development of people in India by fostering economic growth and furthering the development of democracy through anti-corruption and social integration efforts.
Current Affairs October 2018 | Daily Current Affairs for 23rd October
Zika outbreak in Rajasthan: 120 people are tested positive for the virus
i) The Zika virus disease, a mosquito-borne viral infection is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes, which bite during the day.
ii) Symptoms of this disease are mild fever, rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or a headache.
iii) Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause infants to be born with microcephaly and other congenital malformations, known as congenital Zika syndrome. Infection with Zika virus is also associated with other complications of pregnancy including preterm birth and miscarriage.
Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration
i) Eminent jurist Fali S. Nariman was awarded 19th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration. He is internationally recognized jurist on international arbitration.
ii) The award was instituted in 1999 by Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management in memory of India’s second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. It is awarded to an Indian who is an exceptionally outstanding leader, public administrator or educator.
iii) He remained Additional Solicitor General of India May 1972- June 1975. He has been awarded Padma Bhushan (1991), Padma Vibhushan (2007) and Gruber Prize for Justice (2002). He was nominated by President as the member of Rajya Sabha, Upper House of Parliament for a single term (1999–2005).
US to pull out of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) PACT with Russia
i) U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed that the U.S. would pull out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia.
ii) INF is a cold-war era treaty which bans an entire class of nuclear and conventional missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometers. The accord had helped end a crisis begun in the 1980s with the deployment of Soviet SS-20 nuclear warheads targeting Western capitals.
iii) Russia has dishonored the agreement by launching new 9M729 ground-based missile system, which Washington says, has a reach that exceeds 500 kilometers (300 miles).
Note: The withdrawal will allow the U.S to deploy weapons in the Pacific region to combat China’s growing influence and the end could mark the beginning of a new arms race between the U.S. and Russia.
UAE and US to kick-off joint military exercise near Dubai
i) A joint military exercise named ‘Iron Magic 19’ is part of a series of joint military exercises throughout the year between the UAE armed forces and the armed forces of other countries.
ii) The exercise seeks to reinforce cooperation, joint actions and exchange of expertise in military areas, it added.
China opens mega-bridge
i) China has opened the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge linking Hong Kong to the mainland in a feat of engineering that carries major economic and political significance.
Current Affairs October 2018 | Daily Current Affairs for 22nd October
Police Commemoration Day: Oct 21
i) Police commemoration day is observed every year on October 21 to remember the sacrifice made by ten policemen who died in Chinese firing in 1959.
ii) Since independence, 34,418 police personnel have lost their lives in the line of duty.
iii) Since 2012, Police Commemoration Day Parade is being held at a national level at the Police Memorial, Chanakyapuri.
National Police Memorial (NPM)
i) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated National Police Memorial and a museum in New Delhi on Police Commemoration Day.
ii) The central sculpture of NPM is a 30-feet high monolith made of single piece of granite and its weight and color symbolizes the gravitas and solemnity of the supreme sacrifice made by the valorous officers.
Nirmal Ganga: Plan to finish 200 projects by March 2019
i) Union Government is looking forward to completing about 200 projects for ghats and crematoria by March 2019 to actualize the dream of a ‘nirmal’ and ‘aviral’ Ganga.
ii) National Mission for Clean Ganga is the implementation wing of National Council for Rejuvenation, Protection, and Management of River Ganga (also referred as National Ganga Council). NMCG was established in 2011 as a registered society under Societies Registration Act, 1860.
iii) NMCG has a two-tier management structure and comprises of Governing Council and Executive Committee. Both are headed by Director General (DG), NMCG.
IAEA’s Fusion Energy Conference held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat
i) The 27th Fusion Energy Conference, a six-day event, organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency and hosted by Department of Atomic Energy and Gandhinagar-based Institute of Plasma Research is being held between 22nd to 27th October 2018.
ii) The conference aims to serve as a platform for sharing the results of research and development efforts in both national and international fusion experiments and to thereby help in pinpointing worldwide advances in fusion theory, experiments, technology, engineering, safety, and socio-economics.
iii) Among participants of the conference include international bodies like the ITER Organization and European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). The research institutes involved in developing smaller plasma devices also participated.
Sujatha Gidla, a US-based Dalit writer, wins 2018 Shakti Bhatt Prize
i) US-based Dalit writer Sujatha Gidla (55) has won 2018 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for her debut book “Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India.” The book is filled with a realistic picture of lives in poverty, patriarchy, struggle, fear, loss, resistance and rebellion.
World’s Largest Sand Island: Fraser Island
i) The world’s largest sand island, the Fraser Island, is in the eastern state eastern state of Queensland.
ii) It has 1,630 square km of wild nature and is registered by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1992.
iii) The island was in news as Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, visited the island during his official visit to Australia.
Current Affairs October 2018 | Creation of Smart Railway Stations Approved By Union Cabinet
The Union Cabinet has now approved the creation of smart railway stations through simplified procedures. This redevelopment of railway stations opens the doorway for large-scale modernisation of infrastructure. The development surely promises world class rail framework.
Current Affairs October 2018 | Indian Railways Signed Two Agreements with Russia
Citing the development of cooperation in transport education, the Union Ministry of Railways recently signed a MoU with Russia’s Ministry of Transport. The agreement was signed with the objective of providing methodological and organisational support to higher educational institutions who implement joint projects in the field of transport education in India and Russia.
Current Affairs October 2018 | India Predicted To Grow At 7.3 Percent In 2018-19 By IMF
IMF in its recent study found that India’s growth rate is predicted to scale up to 7.3 percent in 2018 and 7.4 percent in 2019. India recorded a growth rate of 6.7 percent in the year 2017.
Current Affairs October 2018 | World Mental Health Day Observed Globally
With the theme ‘Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World’, World Mental Health Day was observed globally on 10th October 2018. The day was observed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in order to raise mental health issues awareness and mobilising efforts in support of mental health.
Current Affairs October 2018 | Nikki Haley Resigns As UN Ambassador To United Nations
In a heated event, Haley who attacked the UN council for a “disproportionate focus and unending hostility towards Isreal” announced her resignation from the Human Rights Council.
Current Affairs October 2018 | Aung San Suu Kyi Becomes The First Person To Lose Honorary Canadian Citizenship
The Burmese State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi lost the Honorary Canadian Citizenship owing to criticism for turning a blind eye to the violence and military crackdown in the Rakhine state.
Current Affairs October 2018 | Canada And US Sign Trade Deal Replacing NAFTA
Canada agreed to sign a trade deal with the United States and Mexico in order to improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after a negotiation of almost a year. This new deal will be called the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Current Affairs October 2018 | Government’s Crop Insurance Scheme Covers Crop Loss In Wild Animals Attack
Current Affairs October 2018 | Tushar Mehta Appointed As The Solicitor General Of India
After the post of the Solicitor General of India going vacant for the last 11 months since Senior Advocate Ranjith Kumar resigned on October 2017, the position is at last acquired by Tushar Mehta.
Current Affairs October 2018 | Gorkhas In Assam Are Not ‘Foreigners’: Home Ministry
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs clarified that the Gorkha community residing in Assam are not foreigners. The clarification comes after a few cases showed Gorkhas in Assam were referred to the Foreigners Tribunals.
Current Affairs October 2018 | #MeToo Movement Made Its Way To India
About a year ago, #MeToo movement showed its presence in Hollywood with the Harvey Weinstein expose. The movement has now made its way to the Bollywood with many actresses coming out openly about being sexually harassed.
Current Affairs October 2018 | Indian Airforce Launches Its First Mobile Health App ‘MedWatch’
The Indian Air Force launched an innovative mobile health application named ‘MedWatch’ on October 8, 2018. This app was launched on the occasion of the Indian Air Force’s 86th anniversary. MedWatch comprises loads of features including information on basic first aid, health topics, and nutritional facts.
Current Affairs October 2018 | Uttarakhand CM Flags Off Test Run Of State’s First Electric Bus
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat flagged off the test run of the state’s first electric bus on October 9, 2018. This initiative is to encourage the operation of pollution-free vehicles in Uttarakhand. The low floor 30 seater bus is equipped with CCTV, GPS, Air Suspension and Panic Button.
Current Affairs October 2018 | Standford University Named World’s Most Innovative University by Reuters
Reuters news agency named the Stanford University of California as the world’s most innovative university. No Indian University could make it to the list of Reuters 100 World’s Most Innovative University.
Current Affairs October 2018 | Rahul Aware, The Best Sportsperson Of The Year, Gets Awarded By SJAM
The Commonwealth Games gold medallist, wrestler Rahul Aware received the award for the best sportsperson of the year by the Sports Journalists’ Association of Mumbai.
Current Affairs October 2018 | Pravin Srivastava, India’s 3rd Chief Statistician
Pravin Srivastava was appointed at the senior officer with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) as the Chief Statistician of India. His tenure at the office will be till 31st August 2020.
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