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 CURRENT AFFAIRS: IMPORTANT DAYS

World Food Day

  • World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
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Theme Abu Dhabi
 

CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL

Government opens new series of sovereign gold bonds scheme for subscription

  • Union Government has opened new series of sovereign gold bonds scheme for subscription. Under this scheme, sovereign gold bonds will be issued every month from October 2018 to February 2019. This bond will be sold through Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited, Post Office, Stock Exchange (NSE and BSE).

Union Government Releases Analytical Report Of National Health Profile 2018

  • Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare has released an 12th edition of Analytical Report of the National Health Profile 2018.The report was prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI), under the aegis of the Directorate General of Health Services.

35 Multimodal logistics park policy proposed by Commerce ministry

  • The Commerce ministry announced formulation of a national logistics policy for development of multimodal logistics parks to enable easy movement of goods and domestic and global trade purposes. Each park is supposed to have a plot of 50 acres with each costing Rs. 200-300 crore for development. 35 such parks have been proposed by different ministries including railways.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL

Germany and the UK, with support from the World Bank, new GRiF

·         The governments of Germany and the UK, with support from the World Bank, are establishing a new Global Risk Financing Facility (GRiF) to pilot and scale up support to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable countries to climate and disaster shocks.

 
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UK Capital London
Currency Pound Sterling
PM Therasa May
 

CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATE

Vaishno Devi shrine board enhanced the free insurance cover to pilgrims to Rs five lakh.

  • The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB), in its 63rd meeting, approved to enhance free accident insurance cover provided to pilgrims visting Vaishno Devi shrine.
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Jammu & Kashmir Capital Jammu & Srinagar
CM Vacant
Governor Narinder Nath Vohra
 

Delhi Government launches Chief Minister’s Urban Leaders Fellowship Programme

  • Delhi government has launched Chief Minister’s Urban Leaders Fellowship Programme that seeks to attract young leaders across the country to work with it on addressing some of the most pressing urban challenges. It was announced by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
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Delhi Capital New Delhi
CM Arvind Kejriwal
Governor Anil Bijal
 

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BANKING AND FINANCE

Minting of Rs 10 coins cut by half due to non-availability of raw material

  • A delay in procurement of raw material for coins has forced Reserve Bank of India to cut its demand for Rs 10 coins by half, raising the specter of shortage in circulation. RBI, which manages the supply, adjusted the entire coin indent plan for FY19 by raising the demand for smaller denomination of coins in lieu of Rs 10 coins, following India Government Mints' failure to procure Rs 10 coin blocks on time, according to official documents.

 SBI to block internet banking on accounts if mobile number not registered

  • SBI account holders have to register their mobile numbers with the bank by 1 December 2018, failing which the back will block access to their net banking accounts. “Attention INB (internet banking) users, please register your mobile number with us immediately, if not already done, through Branch, failing which the Internet Banking facility may be blocked with effect from 01.12.2018,”

WPI Inflation Rises To 5.13% in September

  • Inflation-based wholesale pricesrose to a two-month high of 13 percent in September, mainly due to the hardening of food prices and the rise in the cost of petrol and diesel. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI)-based inflation stood at 4.53 percent in August and 3.14 percent in September last year.According to the government data released recently, food articles witnessed hardening of prices with deflation at 0.21 percent September as against 4.04 percent in August. Data showed retail inflation rose to 3.77 percent in September from 3.69 percent in the previous month. The RBI mainly takes into account retail inflation data while formulating monetary policy.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BUSINESS

Nokia partners BSNL to implement industrial automation

  • Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia said that it is working with BSNL to implement the next level of industrial automation, leveraging 4G LTE technology to enable greater operational efficiency at Nokia’s Chennai plant.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATION

Nimesh Shah elected new chairman of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI)

  • ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company MD & CEO Nimesh Shah was elected as the chairperson of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI).

 CURRENT AFFAIRS: COMMITTEE

9-member group headed by Zaware to study issues at IL&FS: ICAI

  • Chartered accountants’ apex body The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has constituted a nine-member panel to study the systemic issues in the IL&FS crisis, amid the government intensifying efforts to address the problems at the diversified group.The nine-member panel is headed by S B Zaware and has two past ICAI presidents – Ved Jain and Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey-as members.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: AWARDS AND HONOURS

Khayyam named for Hridaynath Award for lifetime achievement

  • National Award winning music director Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi, famous as ‘Khayyam’, has been named for this year’s Hridaynath Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Dr. Teejan Bai, has won the 2018 Fukuoka Arts and Culture Prize

  • Teejan Bai, the folk artist from Chhattisgarh, has won the 2018 Fukuoka Arts and Culture Prize, one of the top honours of Japan. It was the first time she had been formally recognised abroad and she was flabbergasted that anyone in Japan had heard of her or her art: Pandavani. Dr. Teejan is a leading performing artist and a contemporary exponent of Pandavani, a narrative singing of the ancient Indian epic “Mahabharata”.

Prema Gopalan wins Social Entrepreneur of the Year award 2018

  • Prema Gopalan was presented the 8th Social Entrepreneur of the Year award (SEOY) 2018, by Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, in New Delhi.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SUMMIT AND CONFERENCE

India, Australia participate in second 2+2 dialogue in Canberra, Australia

  • India and Australia participate in the second ‘2+2’ secretary-level dialogue in Canberra during which key issues related to their strategic and defence ties were discussed and the two countries underlined the need for a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.

46th edition of world’s largest IHGF-Delhi Fair

  • The 46th edition of world’s largest (Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair) IHGF-Delhi Fair was held at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida from October 14 to 18, 2018. It was inaugurated by Union Minister of State (MoS) for Textiles Ajay Tamta. It was organized by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH). It saw participation by over 3200 exhibitors and visit of overseas buyers from over 110 countries.

New Delhi to host 6th India International Silk Fair

  • The Textile ministry announced that the Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, will inaugurate the 6th edition of India International Silk Fair (IISF) in New Delhi

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BOOKS AND AUTHORS

The book “Maharana Pratap: The Invincible Warrior” is authored by noted historian Rima Hooja

  • The book “Maharana Pratap: The Invincible Warrior” is authored by noted historian Rima Hooja, who describes in detail how Maharana Pratap managed to elude capture by the mighty Mughal army for so long and never bowed down to Akbar. This new book on Maharana Pratap examines the life of the great Rajput warrior and also revisits the famous battle of Haldighati with the Mughals saying it remained inconclusive and there was no clear winner.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SCHEMES AND PROGRAM

Youth Road Safety Learners Licence Programme launced by MoS Road Transport Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya

  • Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways and Chemical & Fertilizer today launched the Youth Road Safety Learners Licence programme in New Delhi. This programme will be run in collaboration with Diageo India and the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE).

CURRENT AFFAIRS: RANKING

India slips to sixth position out of 123 countries in global RTI rating

  • India has slipped four positions in the last seven years, to settle at the sixth rank in the latest global index on Right to Information. Afghanistan topped the list followed by Mexico while Austria was placed at the bottom. The Right to Information Rating is a programme founded by Access Info Europe (AIE) and the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD).

CURRENT AFFAIRS: DEFENCE

First India-US tri-services exercise to be held in 2019

  • The first India-United States tri-services exercise is likely to take place in 2019 in India. It will include all services of both countries and talks are on to include special forces. US will second country after Russia with whom India conducts tri-services exercise.

Japan joins PH-US armed exercises

  • Japanese troops stormed a beach in the Philippines Saturday in joint exercises with US and Filipino troops that officials said marked the first time Tokyo’s armored vehicles rolled on foreign soil since World War II.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SPORTS

India wins triangular series by defeating Sri Lanka in Blind Cricket

  • Indian blind cricket team defeated Sri Lanka and won the triangular series in Goa. Goa Governor Mridula Sinha was invited as the chief guest for the final. India played the tri-series against England and Sri Lanka.

Novak Djokovic, a Serbian professional tennis player. has recently won the 2018 Shanghai Masters Tennis tournament

  • Novak Djokovic, a Serbian professional tennis player. has recently won the 2018 Shanghai Masters Tennis tournament in Shanghai, China. In the final, he beat Croatia’s Borna Coric by 6-3, 6-4 to claim his fourth Shanghai title and second Masters title of the year. Djokovic now has 18 consecutive wins. With this win, he overtook Roger Federer and returned to the #2 ranking for the first time since the 2017 French Open.

Turtle ‘Olly’ named official mascot for the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup

  • Turtle ‘Olly’ has been declared as the official mascot for the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup, scheduled to be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from November 28 to December 16, 2018.
  • ‘Olly’ represents the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles that travel thousands of miles in the ocean and arrive in millions every year on Odisha’s Rushikulya and Gahirmatha beaches for their annual nesting.

Bengaluru FC win Puttaiah Memorial Cup

  • Bengaluru FC clinched their second Puttaiah Memorial Cup after a 2-1 win over Madras Engineering Group (MEG) in the final of the 2018 edition of the competition at the Bangalore Football Stadium in Bengaluru.

Indian Men’s & Women’s Hockey teams bag Silver medals at Youth Olympic Games in Argentina

  • The Indian Under-18 men’s and women Hockey team finished their 2018 Youth Olympic Games campaign with silver medals at Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Great Britain lifted the 8th edition of Sultan Johar Cup 

  • Great Britain lifted the 8th edition of Sultan Johar Cup Junior Hockey tournament in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on October 13, 2018. In the final, Great Britain defeated India 3-2. The other teams in the tournament were Japan, Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand

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