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October 2019 Current Affairs

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.

India wins CAPAM International Innovations Awards 2018

Oct 26, 2018
India has won the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management Award 2018 for an initiative that envisages quality education for all.

Government to set up National Sports Stadium for differently-abled in Meghalaya

Oct 26, 2018
The Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot has announced that a stadium of international standard for differently-abled persons will be set up in Meghalaya. The stadium will be constructed at an estimated cost of over Rs 200 crore.

HRD Ministry launches the web portal of SPARC scheme

Oct 26, 2018
The SPARC scheme aims at improving the research ecosystem of India’s higher educational institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian Institutions and the best institutions in the world.

IDFC Bank to be renamed as IDFC First Bank

Oct 26, 2018
The proposal now needs the approval of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). It would further require the approvals of statutory or regulatory authorities including the Registrar of Companies, Shareholders and other Stakeholders.

Invest India wins UN Investment Promotion Award for promoting renewable energy investment

Oct 26, 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).

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.

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.
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