Jagran Josh Logo
  1. Home
  2.  |  
  3. News Capsule

Top 5 Current Affairs: 26 October 2018

Oct 26, 2018
PM Modi has been honoured with various awards and accolades since the time of taking the hold of premiership of the country in 2014. These are UN Champions of the Earth Award 2018, 'Grand Collar of the State of Palestine' in 2018, Amir Abdulla Khan Award of Afghanistan in 2016 and King Abdullaziz Sash Award of Saudi Arabia in 2016.

Current Affairs in Short: 26 October 2018

Oct 26, 2018
Olympic and world championship silver medallist P V Sindhu has once again regained her world no. 2 spot in the latest BWF rankings, which were released on October 25, 2018.

India wins CAPAM International Innovations Awards 2018

Oct 26, 2018
India has won the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management Award 2018 for an initiative that envisages quality education for all.

Ethiopia appoints Sahle-Work Zewde as first female president

Oct 25, 2018
Ethiopia has appointed diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde as its first-ever female President. The position of the President is largely ceremonial in the nation. She would be replacing Mulatu Teshome Wirtu who resigned on October 24.

Current Affairs in Short: 25 October 2018

Oct 25, 2018
NATO's biggest military maneuvers began in Norway that involves restoring the Scandinavian country's sovereignty after an attack by a "fictitious aggressor. Russia, which shares a border with Norway, was briefed by NATO on the Trident Juncture 2018 drill and invited to monitor it, but Moscow is still angered by the exercise.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 October 2018

Oct 25, 2018
India’s first 'Made in India' engineless train ‘Train 18’is set to hit the tracks for trials on October 29, 2018. The train will be unveiled for three to four days trial outside the Coach Factory’s premises, after which, it will be handed over to Research Design and Standards Organisation for further trials.

Satish Kumar Gupta appointed as new CEO of Paytm Payments Bank

Oct 25, 2018
The Paytm Payments Bank has appointed Satish Kumar Gupta as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Gupta would be succeeding Renu Satti, who stepped down from her position to head the bank’s new retail segment.

United Nations Day 2018 observed across the world

Oct 24, 2018
The 2018 UN Day Concert was held in the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Concert was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 October 2018

Oct 24, 2018
In a dramatic midnight action, the Union Government on October 23, 2018 removed CBI Director Alok Verma from his post. The decision was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) in the past midnight.

Current Affairs in Short: 24 October 2018

Oct 24, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the 'Main Nahin Hum' portal and mobile application. The launch was conducted while the PM interacted with IT and electronic manufacturing professionals across India through video-conferencing.

PM Narendra Modi awarded with prestigious Seoul Peace Prize 2018 for 'Modinomics'

Oct 24, 2018
The Seoul Peace Prize Committee recognised Modi's contributions to the growth of the Indian and global economies, crediting 'Modinomics' for reducing social and economic disparity between the rich and the poor. With this, PM Modi became the 14th recipient of this coveted award.

Current Affairs in Short: 23 October 2018

Oct 23, 2018
The Supreme Court referred a plea seeking collegium-like selection process the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Election Commissioners (ECs) to a 5-judge Constitution Bench. A Bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and SK Kaul considered submissions raised by lawyer Prashant Bhushan and said the issue of appointment of CEC and ECs will be taken up by a larger Constitution Bench.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 October 2018

Oct 23, 2018
During the 2014 General Elections, the BJP had promised to grant citizenship to Hindus persecuted in the neighbouring countries. In its election manifesto, the BJP had promised to welcome Hindu refugees and give shelter to them.

China to launch its own artificial moon by 2020

Oct 23, 2018
China is planning to launch its own 'artificial moon' by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in its urban areas. The first test will be experimental and if it goes well, three more artificial moons will be launched in 2022.

Invest India wins UN Investment Promotion Award for promoting renewable energy investment

Oct 23, 2018
Apart from India, agencies from Bahrain, Lesotho and South Africa won top honours at the United Nations Investment Promotion Awards for excellence in boosting investment into sectors that will have social and economic benefits and will help meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 October 2018

Oct 22, 2018
Union Health Minister JP Nadda on October 21, 2018 announced that nearly a month after the roll out of the health insurance scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY)’ (Ayushman Bharat), one lakh people have availed of the ambitious programme.

Current Affairs in Short: 22 October 2018

Oct 22, 2018
The Supreme Court said that it would be deciding the date for hearing the petitions seeking review of its Sabarimala verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the temple tomorrow, October 23.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 15 October to 20 October 2018

Oct 20, 2018
Union Minister of State for External Affairs, MJ Akbar resigned from his post on October 17, 2018 over sexual harassment charges levelled against him by several women journalists in the wake of #MeToo movement.

Sajjan Jindal elected as Treasurer of World Steel Association

Oct 20, 2018
The appointments were made during the worldsteel General Assembly in Toyko, Japan during which the Board of Directors elected new officers for 2018-19 at the. The new officers were elected for a one-year period.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 October 2018

Oct 18, 2018
Union Minister of State for External Affairs, MJ Akbar resigned from his post on October 17, 2018 over sexual harassment charges levelled against him by several women journalists in the wake of #MeToo movement.

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

Newsletter Signup
Follow us on
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK