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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 7th 2018 includes News summary on current events of International, National, Sports, Awards, Science and Quiz importance of October 7th 2018.

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Moscow receives 130 fake bomb calls

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Key Highlights:

  • It prompted the evacuation of 1 lakh people.

  • It is believed to be the most massive flurry of fake bomb threats since a wave of bomb hoaxes began in September.

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India’s first dolphin research centre to come up soon in Patna

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Key Highlights:

  • National Dolphin Research Centre (NDRC), India’s and Asia’s first such centre would be soon opened on the banks of river Ganga river in the Patna University premises, Bihar.

  • The NDRC has been set up to safeguard the endangered Gangetic river dolphin. They are killed in huge numbers for their flesh, fat and oil.
NASSCOM unveils Centre of Excellence for IoT in Haryana

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Key Highlights:

  • On 5th October 2018, National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) in collaboration with Haryana government, launched its Centre of Excellence for Internet of Things (CoE – IoT) at Gurugram, Haryana.

  • The centre was inaugurated by Haryana commerce and industries minister Vipul Goyal.

  • It is a part of a nationwide collaborative initiative involving the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and state governments.

  • It will offer advanced infrastructure facilities to start-ups and encourage co-creation with support from industry experts through NASSCOM programmes.
India is the world’s largest BPM base, generated $32.5 bn revenue: Nasscom
Key Highlights:

  • On October 4, 2018, inaugurating the 2-day BPM Strategy Summit 2018 in Bengaluru, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) published its study and stated that Indian BPM industry continues to be the largest in the world.

  • The BPM industry has generated revenue close to $32.5 billion and an employee strength of 1.2 million.

  • It now holds more than a 37% share in global sourcing and is witnessing a 1.7% revenue growth.

  • It is further expected to grow another 8% from USD 154 billion to a projected USD 167 billion in FY18.

  • Indian BPM industry comprises 17,000+ firms that offer a complete range of services.

  • Since the digital technologies like RPA, AI, digital communications, IoT, cognitive computing are flourishing, the collaborations, competitiveness and profitability would increase.

  • Adoption of technologies like Blockchain and AI have shown how security, speed, and operational efficiencies could be enhanced.

  • The data privacy should be addressed in compliance with the European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
Southern Railway became an unmanned level crossing free zone

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Key Highlights:

  • On October 6, 2018, the Southern Railway became Unmanned Level Crossing (UMLC) Free Zone, eliminating over 1,000such level crossings.

  • This includes : Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram and Chennai Divisions which became UMLC free in the 1st quarter of the present financial year.

  • This was done by the elimination of all 1054 UMLCs by providing alternate routes like provision of subways, the road under bridges etc.

  • In 2010, the Railway Board formulated policy to eliminate all such level crossings for road and rail users.
‘Nirman Kusuma’ programme launched by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

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Key Highlights:

  • On October 7, 2018, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Nirman Kusuma‘ programme in the state. To provide financial assistance for technical education to children of construction workers.

  • Total cost of the programme borne by the state government is Rs. 1.09 crore that has been deposited to the accounts of the beneficiaries.

  • According to the scheme, the children of the construction workers would get their technical education from Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs)and polytechnics.

  • Students from the ITI will get Rs. 23,600 per annum and diploma students would get Rs. 26,300 per annum.

  • The total number of students thus counts to about 1,878 students who would be directly benefitted from the scheme.

  • Also, female students from 6th standard to post graduation would be getting a rise of 20% in their financial assistance.

  • Additionally, the scheme covers death benefits for the construction workers. The construction workers’ family now would get Rs. 2 lakh as compensation as opposed to Rs. 1 lakh.

  • Similarly, the accidental benefit has been doubled from Rs. two lakh to Rs. four lakh.

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Lewis Hamilton wins the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix

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Key Highlights:

  • On October 7,2018,Four-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix to take a 67-point lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the championship title race,who Secured Sixth Position.

  • The victory was the 71st of his career, leaving him only 20 behind the record of seven times world champion Michael Schumacher.

  • Finland’s Valtteri Bottas secured second place while Verstappen finished third despite collecting a five-second penalty.
Virat Kohli becomes second fastest to score 24 Test centuries after Don Bradman

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Key Highlights:

  • On 5th October 2018, India cricket captain Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman after Donald Bradman to reach 24 Test centuries, on the second day of the first Test match against the West Indies, in Rajkot, Gujarat.

  • Virat Kohli reached his 24th century in his 123rd innings. He has also surpassed Australia’s Steve Smith and has become second person in the list of centurions among active players, behind South Africa’s Hashim Amla.

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NGO Narayan Seva Sansthan Honoured With Postal Stamp

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Key Highlights:

  • On October 5, 2018, India Post released a Rs. 5 stamp to honour NGO Narayan Seva Sansthan. The logo features the Udaipur based NGO and its polio hospital.

  • The Objective of the launch was to honour and showcase the organisation’s work for differently-abled and underprivileged individuals, physically, socially and economically.

  • A new post office will be opened at the Badi campus of the NGO to be managed by the head post master of nearby Thoor Village.

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Successful night trial of Prithvi-II missile from Odisha

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Key Highlights:

  • On 6th October 2018, India’s Strategic Forces Command successfully test-fired Prithvi-II missile from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near Balasore in Odisha.

  • Prithvi-II is a surface-to-surface indigenously developed nuclear capable missile. It has a strike range of 350 km. It is 9 metres tall and single-stage liquid-fuelled.

  • It is capable of carrying 500 to 1,000 kg of warheads. It is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines.

  • It uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target.

  • The launch activities were performed by specially-formed Strategic Forces Command of the Army. It was monitored by scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

  • Prithvi-II was inducted into the Armed forces in 2003. Prithvi-II is the first missile developed by DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.

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Q1. What was the theme of World Teachers' Day, 2018 observed on 5th October?
    A. Teaching in Freedom B. Bridging Teacher Gap by 2030 C. The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher D. Teachers and Human rights of Students Answer: C

Q2. In which state the establishment of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation has been approved on 3rd October, 2018?
    A. Andhra Pradesh B. Madhya Pradesh C. Assam D. Uttar Pradesh Answer: C

Q3. India and Russia signed five S-400 ‘Triumf’ missile systems. What type of missile is S-400?
    A. Continental-range surface to air missile B. Medium-range surface to air missile C. Short-range surface to air missile D. Long-range surface to air missile Answer: D

Q4. Which state launched digital platform for Ekta Yatra ?
    A. Gujarat B. Maharastra C. Kerala D. Bihar Answer: A

Q5. Where the 31st All India Railways Chess tournament began on 3 October 2018 ?
    A. Kerala B. Andhra Pradesh C. Punjab D. Tamil Nadu Answer: D

Q6. Which of the following lake, severely unpolluted, contains certain types of bacteria that develops resistance to drugs?
    A. Chilika lake B. Loktak lake C. Lake Pichola D. Bellandur lake Answer: D

Q7. Which company has announced the launch of ‘Boost’, a product that offers instant loan approval and disbursal to its users?
    A. Google Pay B. Paytm C. Paypal D. MobiKwik Answer: D

Q8. With which of the following countries has Indian Railways signed a Memorandum of Cooperation for setting up of a single traffic-control center for managing mixed traffic at the local level?
    A. Indonesia B. Singapore C. Japan D. Russia Answer: D

Q9. The chief minister of which state announced on 5 October 2108, that the 'National Dolphin Research Centre' will be set up in the state ?
    A. Bihar B. Uttar Pradesh C. Tamil Nadu D. Madhya Pradesh Answer: A

Q10. 14th International Global Communication Association Conference on Media and Communication is to be held in which city?
    A. Jaipur B. Delhi C. Udaipur D. Mumbai Answer: A

Q11. The government took how much loan from World Bank to implement the scheme ‘Status of India Nutrition” report which will cover all districts across various states and union territories?
    A. $250 million B. $200 million C. $300 million D. $450 million Answer: B

Q12. The Centre and ADB have signed a 110 million dollar loan agreement for the upgradation of 2800 km kilometers all-weather rural roads for which state?
    A. Arunachal Pradesh B. Himachal Pradesh C. Madhya Pradesh D. Uttar Pradesh Answer: C

Q13. India’s first “Methanol Cooking Fuel Program” is to be launched in which state?
    A. Karnataka B. Mizoram C. Sikkim D. Assam Answer: D

Q14. NASSCOM launched its Centre of Excellence for Internet of Things in which state?
    A. Jharkhand B. Odisha C. Bihar D. Haryana Answer: D

Q15. How many Indian Ocean Rim Association countries adopted the Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy in the Indian Ocean Region?
    A. 17 B. 15 C. 21 D. 18 Answer: C

Q16. India signed MoU with which country to promote innovative cooperation between students?
    A. Nepal B. Russia C. France D. China Answer: B

Q17. Which state launched “Nirman Kumsuma Yojana” to provide financial assistance to children of construction workers for pursuing technical education?
    A. Haryana B. Odisha C. Bihar D. Uttar Pradesh Answer: B

Q18. Odisha government launched a common city payment card system “Odyssey City Card”in which city?
    A. Puri B. Sambalpur C. Cuttack D. Bhubaneswar Answer: D

Q19. RBI proposed new norms for FPIs to attract long-term and stable FPI investments into debt markets while allowing them operational flexibility.What is “I” in FPIs?
    A. Insecure B. Invest C. Investors D. DInvestment Answer: C

Q20. The 3rd Youth Olympic Games began in which country?
    A. France B. Mexico C. Argentina D. India Answer: C

Q21. Former batsman Nick Compton announced his retirement.He was the former batsman of which country?
    A. India B. England C. South Africa D. Australia Answer: B

Q22. Who has been appointed as the ambassador and India’s permanent representative to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament in Geneva?
    A. Ajay Singh B. Pankaj Sharma C. Navtej Sharna D. Sandeep Bhattarcharya Answer: B

Q23. Who was nominated for “Mother Teresa Memorial Award” instituted by the city-based Harmony Foundations?
    A. Jack Murray B. Nadia Murad C. Francas Arnold D. Denis Hinvi Answer:B

Q24. Which country won tourism award at the 14th Hospitality India and Explore the World Annual International travel Awards 2018?
    A. Sri Lanka B. France C. India D. Nepal Answer: D

Q25. Which state was ranked the best state as per the ranking undertaken by Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018?
    A. Odisha B. Haryana C. Bihar D. Uttar Pradesh Answer: B

Q26. The Indian Postal services honoured which non-profit organization by launching their postal stamps?
    A. Bhartiya Yog Sansthan B. Jagannath Seva Sansthan C. Narayan Seva Sansthan D. Mahavir Cancer Sansthan Answer: C

Q27. Recently,which veteran Journalist and former News Editor of Press Trust of India passed away?
    A. Rajdeep Sardesai B. Barkha Dutt C. Pradip Chowdhury D. Vikram Chandra Answer: C

Q28. Recently,Montserrat Cabelle passed away.She hails from which country?
    A. USA B. Russia C. France D. Spain Answer: D

Q29. Where is HQ of Asian Development Bank?
    A. France B. USA C. Philippines D. Mexico Answer: C

Q30. Where is HQ of World Bank?
    A. London B. Paris C. Washington DC D. New York Answer: C