CURRENT AFFAIRS WEEKLY ONE LINERS: OCTOBER 9 – OCTOBER 15, 2018

Dear BankersDaily Aspirants,

Hope all of you have completed the Ibps po prelims exam.Its the perfect time for your mains preparation.Start to learn Current Affairs section and score good marks in the upcoming examinations.

Here aspirants are provided with October 1-8 Weekly oneliners.Collect the points in cripy manner and gather all the important current affairs in the first week of june.You can also download this as a pdf in the link provided below.


NATIONAL

  • India’s Strategic Forces Command has successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile during night time as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range in Odisha.

  • A memorandum of cooperation (MoC) was signed between the Ministry of Railways and joint-stock company Russian Railways on the sidelines of the India-Russia Summit.

  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched ‘Nirman Kusuma’ programme for providing financial assistance to the children of the construction workers for their technical education in the state.

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

  • The External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has formally launched ‘India for Humanity’ initiative to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

  • The Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone for the development work of Ghagra river as National Waterway (NW)-40 at Basti in Uttar Pradesh, under the Sagarmala Programme of Ministry of Shipping.

  • The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)- EXIM Bank, Regional Conclave on India-West Africa Project Partnership is being held in Abuja, Nigeria.

  • The Centre has reconstituted Supreme Court-empowered Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority or the EPCA, which is tasked with taking various measures to tackle air pollution in the National Capital Region.

  • UNICEF and NASSCOM Foundation has signed an agreement to strengthen child rights.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 64-feet-tall statue of peasant leader Sir Chhotu Ram at his native village Sampla in Haryana’s Rohtak district.

  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has left for Paris on a three-day visit to France. She will hold wide-ranging talks with her French counterpart Florence Parly.

  • India’s first India-Israel Innovation Centre (IIIC), an entrepreneurial technology hub, was launched in Bengaluru.

  • In 2018, Goa International Film Festival will be held from 20th to 28th of November and will have Jharkhand as a partner state.

  • Odisha is going to have a Second Generation (2G) Ethanol Bio-Refinery, first in the country to produce ethanol from rice straw, in Bargarh district.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the 13th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission (CIC).

  • The External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be participates in the 17th Council of Heads of Government, CHG, meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to be held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

  • The Indian Institute of Technology Madras has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency, to enhance data driven governance in education, health care and agriculture sectors.

  • India was elected to the United Nations’ top human rights body for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019.

  • India and Azerbaijan have agreed to take measures to enhance bilateral trade relations. The two countries signed protocol on trade and economic, science and technology cooperation at the 5th meeting of India-Azerbaijan Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade and Economic, Science and Technology Cooperation.

  • India and Sri Lanka has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for construction of 1200 houses through 50 model villages, using Indian grant assistance of 60 crore Srilankan rupees.

  • The World Bank would provide a standby loan of up to $1 billion for the Indonesian government for relief and reconstruction efforts in the country’s two islands that were hit by earthquakes and a tsunami.

  • The Minister of State for Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution C. R. Chaudhary, attended the 6th RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting (IMM) in Singapore.


INTERNATIONAL

  • Pakistan has successfully test-fired Ghauri ballistic missile which is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1,300 kilometers, bringing many Indian cities under its range.

  • Google will shut down the consumer version of its social network Google+ after announcing data from up to 500,000 users may have been exposed to external developers by a bug that was present for more than two years in its systems.

  • Ukraine has opened a series of large-scale air-force exercises with the United States and seven other NATO countries.The 12-day-long “Clear Sky 2018” war games are being held in western Ukraine.

  • The Indian Air Force has launched an innovative mobile health App named ‘MedWatch’.‘ MedWatch’ will provide correct, Scientific and authentic health information to airwarriors and all citizens of India.

  • The Delhi government has signed a twin city agreement with the Moscow administration for cooperation in multiple sectors including education, tourism, transport and environment.


BANKING AND ECONOMY

  • Flipkart has secured a corporate agency licence from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) and has partnered Bajaj Allianz General Insurance.

  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecasted a growth rate of 7.3 percent for India in the current year of 2018 and that of 7.4 percent in 2019.

  • The Private sector lender YES Bank has selected global leadership advisory firm Korn Ferry to help find a successor to its Managing Director and CEO Rana Kapoor.


BOOKS AND AUTHORS

  • The Congress leader Shashi Tharoor introduced his new book ‘The Paradoxical Prime Minister’ and a 29-letter word ‘floccinaucinihilipilification’. Shashi Tharoor has described his new book on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as ‘more than just a 400-page exercise in floccinaucinihilipilification’.


AWARDS AND HONOURS

  • The 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was jointly shared by two Americans, William Nordhaus and Paul Romer of for integrating innovation and climate with economic growth.

  • The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has won the ‘ISSA Good Practice Award’ for Administrative Solution for Coverage Extension at the “Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific” held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • Indus Towers, world’s largest telecom tower company (outside China), won the Deming Prize for 2018, being the first Indian company in the service sector and the fifth in the world to achieve this.

  • Indus Towers, world’s largest telecom tower company (outside China), won the Deming Prize for 2018, being the first Indian company in the service sector and the fifth in the world to achieve this.

  • Maryse Conde from the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe was awarded the New Academy Prize in Literature. Conde will win about £87,000 raised from crowdfunding and donations.

  • Sikkim has been awarded the prestigious gold prize at global Future Policy Awards for promoting agro-ecology through policies and laws that have made it a “100 percent organic farming” state. The Sikkim’s tourism sector had benefited greatly from the state’s transition to 100 percent organic.

  • Stanford University was named as World’s Most Progressive College by Reuters news company rankings.


APPOINTMENTS

NAME OF THE PERSON

APPOINTMENTS

BY REPLACING

RESIGNS

Nikki Haley’s

________

________

resignation as US ambassador to the United Nations.

The Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta

was appointed as the new Solicitor General of India.

Ranjit Kumar.

________

Mahesh Y Reddy

has taken over as Secretary General of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

________

________

Shekhar C Mande

as the Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Secretary of the Department of Scientific and Research (DSIR).

________

________

Ms Suchitra Durai (IFS:1988)

has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Thailand.

________

________


SPORTS

  • India’s Keerthana Pandian has won the girls’ title in the IBSF World Under-16 Snooker Championships.

  • Thangjam Tababi Devi became India’s first judo medallist at the Olympic level, claiming a silver at the ongoing Youth Games after losing to Venezuela’s Maria Giminez in the finals of the women’s 44kg category.

  • The Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga notched up India’s maiden gold medal at the Youth Olympics, claiming the top honours in the men’s 62 kg category. The event was held at Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Senegal was officially confirmed as the host of the 2022 summer Youth Olympic Games at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session.

  • Manu Bhaker claimed India’s first ever gold medal in shooting at the Youth Olympic Games.

  • Pistol shooter Saurabh Chaudhary has bagged the Gold Medal in the 10-metre air pistol event in the ongoing Youth Olympic Games in Argentina.

  • Bajrang Punia has become the first Indian to feature in the top seeds of World Wrestling Championships to be held in Budapest, Hungary.

  • The Turtle ‘Olly’ has been made the mascot for the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup scheduled to be held at the Kalinga Stadium here from November 28 to December 16.

  • Former Pakistan left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman has announced his retirement from international cricket.

  • India recorded its best-ever showing in the Asian Para Games by bagging 72 medals, including 15 gold, with the shuttlers adding two gold and three bronze medals on the concluding day of the competitions in Indonesia, Jakarta.

  • India lost to Great Britain to settle for the silver medal at the eighth Sultan of Johor Cup U-18 hockey tournament. The event was held at Malaysia.

  • Leander Paes has lifted Santo Domingo Open trophy with partner Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela.

  • Japan is all set to host the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays, beginning May 11.


RANKING

  • According to the 2018 Henley Passport Index released, the Japanese passport is now the powerful in the world, which means that Japanese citizens can travel without a visa or gain a visa on arrival in 190 destinations – the most globally.

  • Singapore with an index standing at 0.88 tops the World Bank Group’s Human Capital Index released on 11th October. South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong follow Singapore on the index.Other countries like Chad, South Sudan and Niger took the lowest three spots.

  • According to the Global Hunger Index 2018, India was ranked 103rd out of 119 qualifying countries.


IMPORTANT DAYS

OCTOBER

IMPORTANT DAY

THEMES

9

World Post Day

________

10

World Mental Health Day

Young people and mental health in a changing world.

11

International Day of the GirL

‘With Her: A Skilled Girl Force’.

11

The World Obesity Day

End Weight Stigma

13

International Day for Disaster Reduction

________

12

World Arthritis Day

“It’s in your hands, take action.”

11

World Sight Day

Eye Care Everywhere

14

World Standards Day (or International Standards Day)

________

15

International Day of Rural Women

Sustainable infrastructure, services and social protection for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”.


OBITUARY

  • The Well-known Malayalam poet M N Paloor passed away at his residence at Kovoor. He is the recipient of various honours including the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award.

  • Annapurna Devi, doyenne of classical Hindustani music has passed away. She was a recipient of the Padma Bhushan award.


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