Top 5 Current Affairs: 8 October 2018

Oct 8, 2018 17:21 IST
Top 5 Current Affairs: 8 October 2018

ECI announces election schedule for legislative assemblies of Chhattisgarh, MP, Rajasthan, Mizoram & Telangana

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on October 6, 2018 announced the schedule for the elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram and Telangana. The Model Code of Conduct came into effect immediately from October 6, 2018 onwards in these five assemblies.

The terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Mizoram are due to expire, however, the Telangana Government vide his order dated September 6, 2018 dissolved the Telangana Legislative Assembly with immediate effect.

Indian Air Force observes 86th Air Force Day

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on October 8, 2018 celebrated 86th Air Force Day with an aim to pay rich tribute to the untiring efforts and supreme sacrifice made by veterans, who laid a strong foundation for the service.

The Air Force Day was officially celebrated for the first time on October 8, 1932 as an auxiliary air force of Indian Empire. The day was observed to increase the awareness about the importance of Indian Air Force in any organisation of the national security.

Odisha launches 'Nirman Kusuma' scheme to assist children of construction workers

The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik on October 6, 2018 launched 'Nirman Kusuma' programme to provide financial assistance to the children of the construction workers for their technical education in the state.

According to the CM, the programme 'Nirman Kusuma' will help fulfil the dreams of the construction workers' children. The scheme would provide financial assistance to the children of construction workers for their education in Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and polytechnics.

CII, UN Environment sign MoU for environmental cooperation

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on October 4, 2018 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the UN Environment for coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development.  

The agreement was signed by Director-General of CII, Chandrajit Banerji and Executive Director at UN Environment, Erik Solheim at CII's headquarters in Delhi. The agreement aims to cover all major areas of interest common to both CII and UN Environment.

Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize


The Norwegian Nobel Committee on October 5, 2018 awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict”.

Both Mukwege and Murad made a crucial contribution to focus attention on combating war crimes. Both of them have helped to give greater visibility to war-time sexual violence, so that the perpetrators can be held accountable for their actions.

 

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