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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Current Affairs in Short: 8 October 2018

Oct 8, 2018
Indian Naval Officer Abhilash Tomy, who was representing India in Golden Globe Race 2018, one of the world’s toughest endurance races, was brought to Visakhapatnam safely onboard INS Satpura on October 6, 2018.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 1 October to 6 October 2018

Oct 6, 2018
India and Russia on October 5, 2018 signed a USD 5.43 billion deal for India to procure the S-400 Triumf missile system from Russia. The deal was signed following the 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin and other delegates.

Current Affairs in Short: 5 October 2018

Oct 5, 2018
Justice Surya Kant was sworn-in as the Chief Justice of Himachal High Court, nearly nine months after the Supreme Court collegium recommended his name for the post. The post of Chief Justice of the Himachal High Court had been lying vacant since April 2017.

Current Affairs in Short: 3 October 2018

Oct 3, 2018
Assam on October 2, 2018 joined the rest of the country in celebrating the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by unfurling India's third highest national flag and tallest from the average city elevation.

Current Affairs in Short: 1 October 2018

Oct 1, 2018
India and Uzbekistan have decided to further deepen their bilateral ties by signing 17 MoUs in various fields including agriculture, Tourism, combating illicit trafficking, health and medical science and pharmaceuticals.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 24 September to 29 September 2018

Sep 29, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has allowed the entry of women into the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala. The apex court held that women, irrespective of their age, have the right to enter the temple. The CJI held that biological or physiological reasons cannot be accepted in freedom for faith.

Current Affairs in Short: 28 September 2018

Sep 28, 2018
The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the international sanctions on North Korea must remain and be vigorously enforced if diplomatic efforts at its denuclearisation are to succeed - a position facing resistance from China and Russia.

Current Affairs in Short: 27 September 2018

Sep 27, 2018
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting constituted the Society of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune. Under the category PERSONS OF EMINENCE, the following have been nominated as Members of FTII Society: Yesudas, Anup Jalota, Kangana Ranaut, Arvind Swami, Brijendra Pal Singh, Divya Dutta, Satish Kaushik, and Archana Rakesh Singh.

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