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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.

Current Affairs in Short: 18 October 2018

Oct 18, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released operational guidelines to facilitate payments among prepaid instruments (PPI) such as mobile wallets. The guidelines elaborate on requirements for achieving inter-operability for mobile wallets and cards, and norms for customer protection and grievance redressal.

Irish Author Anna Burns wins Man Booker Prize 2018 for her novel 'Milkman'

Oct 18, 2018
Milkman is an exploration of Northern Ireland's three decades of violence told through the voice of a young woman. The novel chronicles the struggles of a middle sister in a family as she confronts rumour, social pressures and politics amid violent sectarian divisions in her community.

ESA to send spacecraft to Mercury in a first-of-its-kind mission

Oct 18, 2018
In a first-of-its-kind mission, a UK-built spacecraft will set off for Mercury to determine whether the plant, which is the closest to the Sun, contains water. The European Space Agency's (ESA) BepiColombo mission will send two orbiters to explore the planet where the surface temperatures reach about 450 degrees Celsius.

Current Affairs in Short: 17 October 2018

Oct 17, 2018
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) analysed top 100 Bank Frauds till 2017 in which it identified loop holes and suggests systemic improvements. The Vigilance Commissioner Dr T M Bhasin said, the study was done in 13 sectors comprising Gems and Jewellery, Manufacturing, Agro sector, Aviation, Service Sector, Trading sector, IT Sector, Exports sector, Fixed deposits and Demand Loan.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 October 2018

Oct 17, 2018
WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi clarified recently that victims of child sexual abuse can file a complaint at any time irrespective of their present age. The Minister noted that often, children are unable to report such crimes as the perpetrator in most cases is either a family member or a closely known person.

International Day for Eradication of Poverty observed globally

Oct 17, 2018
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed across the world on October 17, 2018. The 2018 theme of the day is - coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 October 2018

Oct 16, 2018
Private sector lender ICICI Bank on October 16, 2018 announced that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approved the appointment of Sandeep Bakshi as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICICI Bank for three years.

Current Affairs in Short: 16 October 2018

Oct 16, 2018
The United Nations has observed that at least three million Afghans are in urgent need of food and could face famine if they do not get help. A dry spell mainly across northern and western Afghanistan has devastated crops, livestock and water supplies, forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at 65

Oct 16, 2018
Allen stayed on Microsoft’s Board of Directors for several years until 2000 while establishing his own philanthropic foundation, along with his investment firm ‘Vulcan’, which managed his business and philanthropic interests.

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