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Current Affairs is a type of broadcast journalism where the emphasis is on detailed analysis and discussion of news stories that have recently occurred or ongoing at the time of broadcast. The article Current Affairs October 6th 2018 includes News summary on current events of National, Banking, Sports, Appointments, Books, Obituary and Quiz importance of October 6th 2018.

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on three day visit to India

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Key Highlights:

  • On October 1, 2018, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in New Delhi today on his three-day visit to India will October 4, 2018.

  • On October 2, 2018, Secretary General, United Nations Mr. Antonio Guterres addressed the First Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA), 2nd Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Energy Ministerial Meet, 2nd Global RE-Invest Meet & Expo hosted by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in New Delhi.

  • On October 2, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United Nations Secretary–General Antonio Guterres attended the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention in New Delhi.

  • On October 3, 2018, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres presented the Champions of the Earth’ award to PM Narendra Modi.

  • On October 1, 2018, Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres formally inaugurated the UN House in the national capital Delhi.
2nd Edition of IndiaSkills 2018 in New Delhi

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Key Highlights:

  • From 4th to 6th October 2018, 2nd edition of India Skills 2018, India’s biggest skill competition, was conducted in New Delhi.

  • India Skills 2018 was organized by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. It aimed to identify, promote and reward the best talents in different skills.

  • 450 participants took part in the competitions. 46 competition trades and 10 demonstration trades participated.

  • Winners were awarded by Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anant kumar Hegde and Subhash Ghai, Chairman of Media and Entertainment Skills Council and India Film Director.

  • Some winners will be given more training and will be sent to represent India at the 45th World Skills Competition at Kazan, Russia in 2019.

  • Persons with disabilities also participated. These winners will participate at the World level competition in Abilympics in China.

Country’s first methanol-based cooking fuel rolled out by APL in Assam

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Key Highlights:

  • On October 6, 2018, NITI Aayog member and former director general of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Vijay Kumar Saraswat inaugurated the ‘Green and Clean Fuel Pilot Project on Methanol cooking Stove’.

  • This launched the country’s first methanol based cooking oil by Namrup-based Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL).

  • It is the first of its kind in realizing the concept of NITI Aayog’s programme of ‘Methanol Economy’.

  • Initially the product will be available only in the Northeastern Region.

  • It is available in canisters of 1.2 kg capacity each, which will be priced at around Rs 32.And 18 Canisters will be equal to 1 domestic LPG Cylinder.
4-day 4th India International Science Festival inaugurated by President Kovind in Lucknow, UP

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Key Highlights:

  • On October 5, 2018, President Ramnath Kovind formally inaugurated the 4-day 4th India International Science Festival (IISF) 2018 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh for the first time.

  • The theme of this year’s festival is Science for Transformation.

  • This Festival aims to apply science and technology for transformation of the country and enable positive change for Social and Economic progress.

  • It features 23 special events, and is being attended by about 10000 delegates.

  • A “science village” was set up at National Botanical Garden in Lucknow for interaction of science with common people.
International Conference on Women’s Health, Wellness and Empowerment in Kanpur

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Key Highlights:

  • On 6th October 2018, International Conference on Women’s Health, Wellness and Empowerment was held in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

  • The conference was organised by the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India and the Kanpur Obstetric and Gynaecological Society.

  • Theme of the conference was: “Give her wings and let her soar.” President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the conference.

  • He also addressed a seminar organised by the Talent Development Council, Kanpur. He unveiled a statue of the late freedom fighter Shyamlal Parshad in Kanpur.

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RBI approved formation of ‘Kerala Bank’ having Rs 650 bn in deposits

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Key Highlights:

  • On October 3, 2018, RBI approved the proposal of Kerala government for the formation of Kerala Bank.

  • The decision was taken by special task force headed by Chairman M S Sriram.

  • The bank will be formed by consolidating State Cooperative Bank and the 14 district cooperatives.

  • It will have a net deposit amount of Rs 650 billion.

  • It will provide modern facilities to the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS).

  • The unification will be completed by March 2019.
First Abu Dhabi Bank & ToneTag tie up for sound based payments

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Key Highlights:

  • On October 6, 2018, First Abu Dhabi Bank and Sound-based payment services provider ToneTag announced their tie up for implementing sound based contactless payments.

  • This will allow the customers to pay using sound through the PayIt app and make cardless and cashless payments through their mobile phones.

  • It will offer sound wave-based proximity payment solutions to their clients across all seven Emirates of UAE.

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36th National Games in March-April 2019 in Goa

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Key Highlights:

  • The 36th National Games will be held from March 30 to April 14, 2019 in Goa.

  • This announcement was made by Sports Authority of Goa (SAG) Executive Director V M Prabhudesai in Panaji.

  • The Opening and Closing ceremonies will be held at PJN Stadium, Fatorda.

  • Shooting and cycling events will be held in New Delhi since Goa does not have the facilities for these sports.

  • Five sports: Rugby, Wushu, Modern Penthatlon, Lawn Bowl, and Billiards and Snooker, will be added to the Games programme.Expected budget of the Event is Rs.400 Crore.

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Srinivasan Swamy appointed chairman of International Advertising Association (IAA)

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Key Highlights:

  • Srinivasan Swamy took charge as chairman and world president of the International Advertising Association (IAA) for 2 years, at an event in Bucharest, Romania, recently.

  • Srinivasan Swamy replaces Felix Tataru. He is the first Indian to hold the chairman and world president post of IAA.

  • In his new role, he will lead a team of 25 Executive Committee members from various countries. Also, India will host the 44thedition of ‘IAA World Congress’, in Cochin in 2019.

  • He is the chairman of RK Swamy Hansa Group. He has received Global Champion award by the IAA and was inducted into the IAA India Chapter Hall of Fame in 2017.

  • He is also Vice Chairman of Asian Federation of Advertising Associations. He had served in key positions in Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), Advertising Standards Council of India and as board member of Audit Bureau of Circulations.
Hima Das joins Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) in Guwahati as HR officer

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Key Highlights:

  • On 1st October 2018, sprinter Hima Das joined Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) as HR Officer (Grade A).

  • Hima Das will be posted at her state office in Guwahati, Assam. IOCL will provide necessary support for her training.

  • Hima Das had won 3 medals, including gold in 4x400m women’s relay in Asian Games 2018. She had won a gold medal at the U-20 World Championship in Finland. She also received Arjuna award in 2018.

  • IOCL will provide costs of travelling to different locations for participating in national and international track and field competitions.
Pankaj Sharma Appointed India’s Ambassador To UN Conference On Disarmament

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Key Highlights:

  • On 5th October 2018, Pankaj Sharma was appointed as the ambassador and India’s permanent representative to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.

  • Pankaj Sharma will replace Amandeep Gill. At present, Pankaj Sharma is the joint secretary (Disarmament and International Security Division) in the Ministry of External Affairs.

  • He is an Indian Foreign Services (IFS) officer of 1991 batch. Currently he is a Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
Government appoints former Canara Bank MD Rakesh Sharma as IDBI MD

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Key Highlights:

  • On 5th October 2018, the government appointed Rakesh Sharma as Managing Director of IDBI Bank for a period of 6 months.

  • Rakesh Sharma replaces B Sriram. He is former managing director of Canara Bank. Earlier, he headed Lakshmi Vilas Bank.

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Sudha Menon’s Book “Feisty At Fifty” Released

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Key Highlights:

  • The book “Feisty At Fifty”authored by Sudha Menon, was released at the Pune International Literary Festival recently.

  • The book has been published by Pan Macmillan India. It will be available in bookstores from October 22, 2018. The books speaks about different phases of a woman’s life.

  • Sudha Menon has also written the following books: Leading Ladies: Women Who Inspire India, and Devi, Diva or She-Devil: The smart career woman’s survival guide.

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Oscar-winning animator Will Vinton passes away

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Key Highlights:

  • On 4th October 2018, Oscar-winning animator Will Vinton passed away after fighting multiple myeloma in the United States.

  • He was 70 years old. He received Oscar award for the animated short film ‘Closed Mondays’ (1975). He was also the founder of Will Vinton studios.

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Q1. How much amount was allocated by the government for the revival of closed NEPA mill in Madhya Pradesh?
    A. 400 crore B. 356.48 crore C. 469.41 crore D. 485.51 crore Answer: C

Q2. Government unveiled which initiative under which travellers will soon be able to enter airports in the country with facial recognition biometrics?
    A. Yatra India B. Digi Yatra C. Digi Dhan D. Yatra Answer: B

Q3. India and which country signed the USD 5.4 billion S-400 air defence system deal in New Delhi?
    A. Japan B. Russia C. France D. USA Answer: B

Q4. India signed a deal with which country for cooperation on a new nuclear power project and to setup 6 nuclear reactors in India?
    A. Russia B. Australia C. France D. China Answer: A

Q5. According to the latest Q3 2018 Salary Budget Planning Report released by Willis Towers Watson, salaries in India are projected to rise by how much percent in 2019?
    A. 11 percent B. 12 percent C. 10 percent D. 15 percent Answer: C

Q6. The fourth edition of the India International Science Festival began in which city?
    A. Mumbai B. Pune C. Luc know D. Kanpur Answer: C

Q7. Which city stood first in the all-India cleanliness ranking in a survey of 685 districts across the country?
    A. Nashik B. Satara C. Pune D. Lucknow Answer: B

Q8. The 46th edition of Cervantino International Festival is to be held in which country?
    A. Brazil B. Russia C. Mexico D. USA Answer: C

Q9. Reliance Jio started a campaign with which Facebook owned company to train people about using the mobile messaging platform responsibly on their JioPhones?
    A. Wechat B. Whatsapp C. Instagram D. Telegram Answer: B

Q10. India Chem 2018, the 10th Biennial International Exhibition and Conference began in which city?
    A. Pune B. Lucknow C. Delhi D. Mumbai Answer: D

Q11. 36th National Games 2018 will be held in which state?
    A. Uttar Pradesh B. Goa C. Maharashtra D. Sikkim Answer: B

Q12. Which state’s Alphonso Mango recently got a Geographical Indication (GI) Tag?
    A. Bihar B. Maharshtra C. Mizoram D. Uttar Pradesh Answer: B

Q13. The world’s first full-sized Hyperloop passenger capsule has been unveiled in which country?
    A. USA B. China C. Spain D. Russia Answer: C

Q14. According to RBI 4th bi monthly Monetary Policy Review,what is the repo rate?
    A. 5.25 percent B. 5.75 percent C. 6.25 percent D. 6.5 percent Answer: D

Q15. According to a survey,what is India’s rank in government e-payment adoption?
    A. 32nd B. 36th C. 25th D. 28th Answer: D

Q16. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in its Trade and Development Report predicted the GDP growth of India for 2018 at how much percent?
    A. 6.6 percent B. 6.5 percent C. 7.4 percent D. 7 percent Answer: D

Q17. According to World Bank, developing countries of the East Asia and Pacific Region will grow at how much percent in 2018?
    A. 6.8 percent B. 6.3 percent C. 7.0 percent D. 6.6 percent Answer: B

Q18. Which company has got the R3 Approval from Insurance Regulatory Authority of India?
    A. ICICI Securities B. Spoton C. Reliance Health Insurance D. Bajaj Allianz Answer: C

Q19. Which cricketer became the quickest batsman to reach 24 Test centuries after the great Donald Bradman?
    A. Steve Smith B. MS Dhoni C. Virat Kohli D. Mike Hussey Answer: C

Q20. Who assumed the role of CEO of global beverage giant PepsiCo?
    A. Denis Mukwege B. Ramon Laguarta C. Indra Nooyi D. Ruhan Rajput Answer: B

Q21. Who was awarded noble peace prize for their efforts to end sexual violence as a weapon of war?
    A. Rainer Weiss B. Kip Thorne C. Denis Mukwege D. Kazua Ishiguro Answer: C

Q22. Who bagged recognition at the Mid Day Young Achiever Icons Award 2018?
    A. Ruhaan rajput B. Mira Rajput C. Ajay Singh D. Irfan Khan Answer: A

Q23. Who has emerged as the richest Indian for the 11th consecutive year with a net worth of $47.3 billion, according to Forbes magazine?
    A. Anil Ambani B. Lakshmi Mittal C. Aziz Premji D. Mukesh Ambani Answer: D

Q24. Recently,Will Vinton passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A. Sports B. Politician C. Actor D. Animator Answer: D

Q25. The girl holding the lamp in the celebrated painting “Glow of Hope”, also known as the women with the Lamp, has died.What was her name?
    A. Geeta Sharma B. Meena Ramanujan C. Gita Uplekar D. Sita Singh Answer: C

Q26. What is the theme of this year’s International Teachers Day?
    A. Teaching in Freedom and Empowering Teachers B. Valuing teachers and Improving their status C. The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher D. Teacher and Student relation Answer: C

Q27. Sahyog HOP TAC-2018 is held between India and which country?
    A. Sri Lanka B. South Africa C. Thailand D. Vietnam Answer: D

Q28. Which gynecologist has been named winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize?
    A. Denis Mukwege B. Evelyn Varnado C. Tara J. Cole D. Blanca Duncan Answer: A

Q29. Which IIT has decided to establish an ‘Academy of Leadership’?
    A. IIT Bombay B. IIT Indore C. IIT Madras D. IIT Kharagpur Answer: D

Q30. Which technology-driven futuristic initiative will be roll out by the Civil Aviation Ministry to make hassle-free air travel for passengers?
    A. BHIM Yatra B. Bharat Yatra C. Digi Yatra D. Aadhaar Yatra Answer: C