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October 2018 Current Affairs

India, Bangladesh sign agreements for enhancing waterways connectivity; Bangladesh opens Chattogram and Mongla Ports

Oct 26, 2018
North-Eastern States of India to use Chattogram sea port and Mongla river ports in Bangladesh. This will restore pre-partition logistics arrangements, when the North-East region was served by the then East Bengal ports.

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.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 25 October 2018

Oct 25, 2018
The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such new CBI Director, fastest batsman to reach 10000 ODI runs and 'Main Nahin Hum' portal among others.

Train 18: India’s first engineless train set for trials on October 29

Oct 25, 2018
Train 18 is regarded as a successor to the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express. Shatabdi was introduced in 1988 and is presently running on over 20 routes connecting metros with other important cities.

Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank to set up internal committees to merge operations

Oct 25, 2018
The Union Finance Ministry on September 17, 2018 announced the proposal to merge three public sector lenders - Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank. The combined lending entity is expected to create India’s third largest bank with a total business of more than Rs 14.82 lakh crore, after the SBI and ICICI Banks.

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.

Madras High Court upholds disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs loyal to TTV Dinakaran

Oct 25, 2018
Speaker P Dhanapal disqualified the MLAsunder the anti-defection law after they met the Governor and expressed loss of confidence in Chief Minister K Palaniswami, after the merger of the Palaniswami and Panneerselvam parties that were formed after the death of J Jayalalithaa.

Government to create special fund to boost fish production by 2020

Oct 25, 2018
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for the creation of a special Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF). The fund size is estimated to be around Rs 7,522 crore.

Detailed Analysis: Alok Verma, Rakesh Asthana removed from their CBI posts; M Nageshwar Rao appointed; Insights of Moin Qureshi case

Oct 25, 2018
The decision came after the ongoing tussle between CBI Chief Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana escalated over bribery allegations, hurled at each other. Earlier, the CBI divested Asthana of all the supervisory charges.

Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs

Oct 25, 2018
Virat Kohli has become the fastest batsman to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals, reaching the milestone in just 205 innings. With the feat, he surpassed the record held by Sachin Tendulkar, who had achieved the feat in 259 innings.

Government constitutes GoM to look into sexual harassment at workplace

Oct 24, 2018
The Union Government has constituted a four-member Group of Ministers (GoM) to examine and strengthen the existing legal and institutional frameworks for dealing with matters of sexual harassment of women at the workplace.

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.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 24 October 2018

Oct 24, 2018
24 October 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like removal of CBI Director Alok Verma, PM Modi wins 2018 Seoul Peace Prize and United Nations Day 2018 among others.

No sale of Bharat Stage-IV vehicles across the country from April 1, 2020: SC

Oct 24, 2018
The court ruled for no grace period for automobile manufacturers for the sale of BS-VI non-compliant vehicles after April 1, 2020. Earlier, advocate Aparajita Singh, assisting the apex court as amicus curiae, had opposed the Union Government’s move to give time till June 30, 2020 to automobile manufacturers to sell their BS-VI non-compliant four-wheelers manufactured till March 31, 2020.

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.

Union Cabinet approves constitution of high-level committee to monitor SDGs

Oct 24, 2018
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the constitution of a High-Level Steering Committee for periodically reviewing and refining the National Indicator Framework for monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals with associated targets.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 24 October 2018

Oct 24, 2018
The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for Memorandum of Understanding signed among the BRICS Nations on Environmental Cooperation. The agreement aims to expand cooperation in areas including air quality, water, biodiversity, climate change and waste management.

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