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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.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 15 October 2018

Oct 15, 2018
The Union Environment Minister Harshvardhan has unveiled an air quality early warning system for the Delhi region. The system has been designed with the help of American and Finnish models to predict extreme air pollution levels.

Current Affairs in Short: 15 October 2018

Oct 15, 2018
India remembered former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary on October 15, 2018. Kalam is known as the Missile Man of India.

Sikkim wins FAO's Future Policy Award 2018 for being world's first 100 percent organic state

Oct 15, 2018
Every year, the World Future Council chooses a topic for the Future Policy Award on which policy progress is particularly urgent. The world’s best laws and policies promoting agroecology were awarded the 2018 Future Policy Award.

Indian Navy inducts first deep submergence rescue vessel to rescue distressed submarines

Oct 14, 2018
The Indian Navy has inducted its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) at its base in Mumbai, enhancing its operational capabilities. The second DSRV would be added to its base in Vishakapatnam by 2019.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 8 October to 13 October 2018

Oct 13, 2018
As the #MeToo movement gets bigger in India, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has urged the victims of sexual abuse to register their written complaints with authorities concerned. The commission has noticed that in many such cases of sexual harassment, the victims do not want to go beyond naming and shaming the alleged offenders and lodge a formal complaint.

International Day for Disaster Reduction 2018 observed globally

Oct 13, 2018
The 2018 theme continues as part of the "Sendai Seven" campaign, centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework. This year focuses on Target C of the Sendai Framework, which is, ‘reducing disaster economic losses in relation to global GDP by 2030’.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 October 2018

Oct 12, 2018
As per the 2018 Global Hunger Index (GHI), published on October 10, 2018, the level of hunger and undernutrition worldwide fell to 20.9, down from 29.2 in the year 2000. India was ranked 103rd out of 119 qualifying countries.

Current Affairs in Short: 12 October 2018

Oct 12, 2018
The Union Government has approved a special package for employment generation in the leather and footwear sector. The government has approved four projects worth over Rs 105 crore to promote the leather industry in Tamil Nadu.

Current Affairs in Short: 11 October 2018

Oct 11, 2018
Two people have been killed in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam as cyclone Titli uprooted trees and electric poles and damaged hutments in the region and in Odisha's Ganjam and Gajapati districts after making landfall on October 11, 2018.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 11 October 2018

Oct 11, 2018
Senior Advocate Tushar Mehta has been appointed as the Solicitor General of India with effect from the date of assumption of charge of the office for a period till June 30, 2020 or until further orders.

International Day of the Girl Child observed

Oct 11, 2018
The International Day of the Girl Child was observed across the world on October 11, 2018. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges faced by girl children while promoting their empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.

Tushar Mehta appointed as Solicitor General of India

Oct 11, 2018
The post of the Solicitor General of India has been lying vacant for the last 11 months after Senior Advocate Ranjith Kumar resigned on October 20, 2017. The Solicitor General is the second highest ranking law officer of the Union Government after the Attorney General.

Current Affairs in Short: 10 October 2018

Oct 10, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has refused to go into the price and other technical specifications of the Rafael deal. It also refused to issue notice to the government in the matter. It has asked the central government to provide the details of the decision-making process only in a sealed cover.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 10 October 2018

Oct 10, 2018
Indian-American Nikki Haley on October 9, 2018 resigned as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. President Donald Trump made the formal announcement of her resignation and applauded her work.

World Mental Health Day 2018 observed globally

Oct 10, 2018
One in six people are aged 10–19 years. The mental health conditions account for 16 percent of the global burden of disease and injury in people aged between 10-19 years.

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates 29th Accountants General conference

Oct 10, 2018
The 29th Accountants General conference was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi on October 10. The conference will involve deliberations on adopting most modern audit techniques to further improve audit effectiveness and enhance accountability in public spending.

Nikki Haley resigns as US Ambassador to United Nations

Oct 10, 2018
She was the one who announced the US withdrawal from the Human Rights Council of the UN. Haley attacked the council for a "disproportionate focus and unending hostility toward Israel".

Current Affairs in Short: 9 October 2018

Oct 9, 2018
The Election Commission of India recently announced the bye elections to fill the three casual vacancies in Lok Sabha from Karnataka while the bye elections to fill five vacancies in Lok Sabha from Andhra Pradesh have not been announced. In this connection, it is to be noted that vacancies in Lok Sabha from Karnataka occurred in May 2018 whereas vacancies from the five parliamentary constituencies from Andhra Pradesh occurred on June 20, 2018.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 9 October 2018

Oct 9, 2018
IPCC’s special report titled ‘Global Warming of 1.5°C’ traces the impact of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty.

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