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October 2018 Current Affairs

NMCG approves 12 projects worth Rs 929 crore under Namami Gange programme

Oct 30, 2018
The committee sanctioned two Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) for Delhi for creating 340 MLD (Millions of Liters per Day) waste treatment capacity at a cost of Rs 580 Crore. The first STP will be of 318 MLD capacity at Coronation Pillar. The second is a project in Chattarpur assembly constituency.

13th India-Japan Annual Summit: India, Japan sign various agreements, agree to start ‘2+2’ dialogue

Oct 30, 2018
Japan and India entered into a USD 75 billion currency swap agreement that will boost Indian economy as it encounters a steep drop in the rupee’s value. This swap arrangement would be 50 percent higher than the previous swap agreement. Japan had offered a USD 50 billion currency swap in 2013.

Union Transport Minister to lay the foundation for India’s largest Dry Dock

Oct 30, 2018
The foundation stone for India's largest Dry Dock will be laid by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at Cochin Shipyard in Kerala on October 30, 2018. The Dry Dock will give a major boost to the make in India initiative under Sagarmala and raise India’s share in global shipbuilding to 2 percent.

India, Qatar establish joint commission to strengthen bilateral relations

Oct 30, 2018
India and Qatar have established a joint commission to review all bilateral matters, as well as regional and global issues of mutual interest. The commission will be charged with facilitating the exchange of information and expertise and encouraging bilateral consultation in service of cooperation between the two countries.

Supreme Court prohibits plying of 15-year-old petrol, 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR

Oct 30, 2018
The bench directed the Central Pollution Control Board to immediately create a social media account on which citizens could lodge their complaint about pollution directly, which will be acted upon by the task force responsible for implementation of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).

Top 5 Current Affairs: 29 October 2018

Oct 29, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has adjourned the hearing on pleas challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid site title dispute to January 2019. The court stated that an appropriate bench, which will be constituted to hear the matter, will decide the date of the hearing.

Current Affairs in Short: 29 October 2018

Oct 29, 2018
The Indian Railways plans to use aircraft-like pressurised coaches in its trains for the Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line along the India-China border, which will be the world’s highest rail track, so that passengers do not have breathing difficulties on board.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 29 October 2018

Oct 29, 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 2018 Presidential elections, Ayodhya verdict and Vigilance awareness week among others.

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s Presidential election

Oct 29, 2018
Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has been declared as the winner of Brazil’s 2018 Presidential Elections by a wide margin. Bolsonaro swept the election results with 55.1 per cent of the votes cast, as against 44.8 per cent votes of his opponent, Fernando Haddad from the left-wing Workers' Party (PT).

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 22 October to 28 October 2018

Oct 29, 2018
The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like the removal of CBI Director, 2018 Seoul Peace Prize and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 among others.

Ayodhya Verdict: Supreme Court adjourns hearing till January 2019

Oct 29, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has adjourned the hearing on pleas challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid site title dispute to January 2019. The apex court will in January fix the date for commencing hearing on the matter.

Arunachal Pradesh, British Council sign MoU for cultural, educational cooperation

Oct 29, 2018
The state government of Arunachal Pradesh has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the British Council to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation, in order to support the knowledge ambitions and economic growth of the state.

Researchers develop web-based tool to monitor fake news on social media

Oct 29, 2018
Researchers from the University of Michigan in the US have developed a web-based tool to monitor fake news on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

Former Delhi CM Madan Lal Khurana passes away

Oct 28, 2018
Madan Lal Khurana, former Delhi Chief Minister, passed away on October 27, 2018 after a prolonged illness. He was 82. As a mark of respect, the Delhi government on October 28 declared a two-day state mourning.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 22 October to 27 October 2018

Oct 27, 2018
In a dramatic midnight action, the Union Government on October 23, 2018 removed CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana from their posts. While divesting Director Verma of his charge, the government and the Central Vigilance Commission cited that Verma had not been cooperating with the CVC’s inquiry into allegations made by Asthana against him through a letter on August 24 to the Cabinet Secretary.

Asma Jahangir wins UN Human Rights Prize posthumously

Oct 27, 2018
Pakistan's late human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir was posthumously awarded the 2018 UN Human Rights Prize. She was the first woman to serve as the president of Pakistan's Supreme Court Bar Association.

Complete enquiry against Alok Verma in two weeks; Interim CBI chief can’t take any policy decisions: SC to CVC

Oct 27, 2018
The bench of CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justice S K Kaul and Justice K M Joseph was hearing the petition filed by CBI Director Alok Verma and PIL filed by NGO Common Cause against the orders of CVC and Central Government divesting Verma of the powers of CBI Director and giving the charge of CBI to M. Nageshwara Rao.

Pakistan to send first manned space mission in 2022

Oct 27, 2018
Pakistan's plan to send a human to space is aimed for the same year that India plans to launch its own manned human space mission. The major difference between the two missions is that while ISRO's mission will be their own, Pakistan will do so with China's help.

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.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 26 October 2018

Oct 26, 2018
26 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 Bangladesh opens ports for India, IDFC Bank renamed and 2018 Seoul Peace Prize among others.
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