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Current Affairs October 8th 2018

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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 8th 2018 includes News summary on current events of International, National, Banking, Sports Awards, Obituary and Quiz importance of October 8th 2018.

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Air Force Day: 8 October

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Key Highlights:

  • The Indian Air Force is celebrating its 86th Anniversary on 08 Oct 2018. To mark the occasion and in keeping up with the tradition, IAF has planned a grand Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station Hindan (Ghaziabad).

  • Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff reviewed the parade. The air display commenced with flag bearing skydivers of famous Akash Ganga Team, who jumped from an An-32 aircraft.

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President Ram Nath Kovind In Tajikistan On 3-Day Visit

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Key Highlights:

  • President Ram Nath Kovind has reached Tajikistan on a three-day visit to Central Asian Country. He arrived in Dushanbe and was received by Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan Zokirzoda Mahmad Toir.

  • He is scheduled to hold talks with the top leadership of Tajikistan to strengthen ties between the two nations.

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2-day First Regional Conference on ‘Women in Detention and Access to Justice’ held in Shimla

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Key Highlights:

  • On October 4, 2018, the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Acharya Devvrat inaugurated the 2-day First ever Regional Conference on ‘Women in Detention and Access to Justice’ at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

  • It was organized by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with Prison Department, Himachal Pradesh.

  • The 2 days’ Conference had 6 working sessions along with panel discussions on the 06 selected themes.

  • The Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women recommended the various strategies on the subjects.

  • This will further help in better implementation of Prison Reform and Rehabilitation Program.

Maharashtra launches website and app ‘Maha madat’ to analyze drought situation

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Key Highlights:

  • The Maharashtra Government has launched a website and an application ‘Maha Madat’ for collectively analysing the Rainfall, crop situation and underground water level using modern technology.

  • The Website and app will help in accurate analysis of drought-like situation in villages of the state.

  • The website has been created by the Relief and Rehabilitation Ministry with the help of the Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre (MRSAC).

  • The Region is declared as Drought based on the two criteria laid down by the Centre in 2016.
  • After the Launch,the State’s Rehabilitation and Relief Minister Chandrakant Patil said, 201 talukas in the state haven’t received rain for 21 continuous days which satisfies the first Criteria and the Study for the Second Criteria is in the Process and the state will declare the drought affected area soon.
Rs.10000 p.a worth of Free Electricity To Farmers To Increase Their Income: Rajasthan CM

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Key Highlights:

  • On October 7, 2018, the Rajasthan government launched a scheme aimed to provide free electricity to farmers of the state having electric connections in general category for specific limit. To increase farmer’s income.
  • According to the scheme, more than 12 lakh farmers of the state will receive free electricity up to Rs 10,000 for a year on their agricultural electricity connection.
  • As per the scheme, upon successful payment of the bill by farmers, a Direct Benefit transfer (DBT) with maximum of Rs. 833 per month would be deposited to the accounts of the farmers.
  • It will be effective from November 2018.
  • Power distribution companies in Jaipur, Ajmer and Jodhpur have been given the orders for the same by the Energy Department.
Karnataka govt unveils ‘Unnati’ scheme to help entrepreneurs

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Key Highlights:

  • On October 6 2018, Karnataka state government,unveils the Unnati scheme,which will invest up to Rs 20 crore to create end-to-end support infrastructure for startups and entrepreneurs from a marginalised background.

  • The Objective is to deliver sustainable development and social welfare which will identify, mentor, and promote young entrepreneurs from the SC/ST communities.

  • The government, under the scheme, will identify the problems dogging society and solve them by identifying companies, working on products and solutions for related problems.

  • Karnataka Social Welfare Minister Priyank Kharge said the department will provide up to Rs 50 lakh to winning entrepreneurs to develop tech-based solutions that are innovative, novel and have meaningful social impact.

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The Electronic Trading Platforms (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2018’ released by RBI

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Key Highlights:

  • On October 5, 2018, RBI issued norms for operating Electronic Trading Platforms to enable transactions in eligible instruments.

  • The directions are thus called: ‘The Electronic Trading Platforms (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2018’.

  • As per the norms, ETPs will strictly mean any electronic platform except the stock exchange, where transactions of eligible instruments would take place.

  • Also for an entity to operate as an ETP, it has to obtain the permission of the RBI beforehand.

  • Furthermore, an entity seeking authorisation as an ETP operator should possess and maintain a minimum net-worth of Rs 5 crore at all times.

  • These come into force with effect from October 05, 2018.

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India’s Keerthana Pandian Wins Girls’ Title in IBSF World U-16 Snooker Championships

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Key Highlights:

  • India’s Keerthana Pandian has won the girls’ title in the IBSF World Under-16 Snooker Championships. In the final in St Petersburg, Russia, Keerthana outclassed her Belarussian rival Albina Leschuk 3-1.

  • It is the Indian girl’s maiden international crown. In the corresponding boys category, Ben Martens of Belgium won the title.

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Richie Benaud named Sport Australia Hall of Fame Legend

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Key Highlights:

  • On October 6 2018, Richie Benaud will be posthumously honoured as ‘Legend’ by Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

  • Benaud, a former Australia captain who became one of the most loved voices of cricket after his playing days.

  • He will be the 40th Legend of Australian Sport and the third cricketer to be bestowed the prestigious annual honour.

  • It will be made official at the 34th Sport Australia Hall of Fame induction and awards gala dinner in Melbourne on 11 October.

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'Nagaland's Gandhi' Natwar Thakkar dies in Assam

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Key Highlights:

  • Eminent Gandhian Natwar Thakkar, popularly known as Nagaland's Gandhi, died in a private hospital after a brief illness. He was 86.

  • Mr. Thakkar, a Padma Shri awardee, had founded the Nagaland Gandhi Ashram at Chuchuyimlang.

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Q1. The country’s biggest skill competition, “India Skills 2018”recently concluded in which city?
    A. Pune B. Mumbai C. Lucknow D. New Delhi Answer: D

Q2. JIMEX -18, a bilateral maritime exercise is between India and which other country?
    A. Indonesia B. China C. Japan D. SriLanka Answer: C

Q3. Recently,RBI approved the proposal of which state’s bank having Rs 650 bn in deposits and which will be formed by consolidating State Cooperative Bank and the 14 district cooperatives?
    A. Karnataka B. Kerala C. Sikkim D. Mizoram Answer: B

Q4. Which e-commerce company has partnered with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance to offer customised insurance solutions to power its mobile phone protection programme?
    A. Paytm B. Flipkart C. Snapdeal D. Amazon Answer: B

Q5. Which country won Under 19 Asia Cup 2018?
    A. Bangladesh B. India C. Pakistan D. Srilanka Answer: B

Q6. Who won the Japanese Grand Prix?
    A. Valteri Bottas B. Nico Roseberg C. Lewis Hamilton D. Sebastian Vettel Answer: C

Q7. Who has been unanimously elected as the chairman and world president of International Advertising Association?
    A. Srinivisan Swamy B. R Swamy C. S Chidambaram D. N Ravi Answer: A

Q8. Who was appointed as new head of IDBI Bank?
    A. Mahesh Kumar Jain B. Sunil Mehta C. B Sriram D. Rakesh Sharma Answer: D

Q9. Who has won the girls’ title in the IBSF World Under 16 Snooker Championship?
    A. Geeta Sethi B. Vidya Pillai C. Pooja Pandey D. Keerthana Pandian Answer: D

Q10. Who won the gold medal in the elite women’s 40 km competition at Saksham Pedal Delhi, India’s Premier Cyclothon?
    A. Pooja Singh B. Chitra Magimairaj C. Deborah Herold D. Vineeta Phogat Answer: C

Q11. Which pair of girls has won the Under 15 girls double titles in the Badminton Asia Junior Under-17 and Under-15 championships?
    A. PV Sindhu and Vidya Phillai B. Tasnim Mir and Vidya Phillai C. Pooja Reddy and Meghna Reddy D. Meghana Reddy and Tasnim Mir Answer: D

Q12. Recently, Natwar Thakkar, popularly known as “Nagaland’s Gandhi”, passed away.He was related to which field?
    A. Social Worker B. Actor C. Sports D. Singer Answer: A

Q13. Recently, Girish Patel passed away in Ahmedabad. He was related to which field?
    A. Sports B. Politics C. Human Rights Activist D. Actor Answer: C

Q14. Who is the author of “Feisty At Fifty”?
    A. Anita Desai B. Sudha Menon C. Preeti Shenoy D. Arundhati Roy Answer: B

Q15. Where is the HQ of IDBI Bank?
    A. Lucknow B. Delhi C. Mumbai D. Pune Answer: C

Q16. What is the tagline of IDBI Bank?
    A. Relationship beyond banking B. The name you can bank upon C. Badti ka naam Zindagi D. Aao Sochein Bada Answer: D

Q17. Where is the HQ of Flipkart?
    A. Pune B. New Delhi C. Mumbai D. Bengaluru Answer: D

Q18. When the Air Force Day is celebrated every year in India?
    A. 8 October B. 9 October C. 10 October D. 11 October Answer: A

19. Election Commission recently announced the election schedule of how many states during November-December 2018?
    A. 4 B. 5 C. 6 D. 7 Answer: B

20. Recently, Pankaj Sharma was appointed as India's Ambassador to Conference on Disarmament of which organisation?
    A. World Bank B. International Peace Institute C. United Nations D. Amnesty International Answer: C

21. Where was the 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit held?
    A. Moscow B. Mumbai C. Kazan D. New Delhi Answer: D

22. Which mango in October 2018 received the GI tag?
    A. Alphonso B. Chaunsa C. Langra D. Safeda Answer: A

23. India’s first Dolphin Research Centre will be set up in which city?
    A. Bengaluru B. Patna C. Kochi D. Rishikesh Answer: B

24. Who was honoured with Ramineni Foundation's outstanding person award?
    A. Rahul Dravid B. Sachin Tendulkar C. Abhinav Bindra D. Pullela Gopichand Answer: D

25. NGO ‘Habitat for Humanity India’ is launching a campaign featuring which Bollywood actress to repair houses in flood ravaged Kerala?
    A. Deepika Padukone B. Alia Bhatt C. Jacqueline Fernandez D. Priyanka Chopra Answer: C

26. Interpol chief Meng Hongwei has resigned after being in detention since over a week. Which nation does he belong to?
    A. South Korea B. China C. North Korea D. Japan Answer: B

27. Who has been newly appointed as India's Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament?
    A. Pankaj Sharma B. Nirupama Rao C. Navtej Sarna D. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Answer: A

28. Who among the following was the only Asian invitee in the Golden Globe Race (GGR) 2018? The Commander was forced to drop out recently after his sailing vessel was dismasted.
    A. Sunil Lanba B. Arjan Singh C. Sam Manekshaw D. Abhilash Tomy Answer: D

29. Which state has launched 'Nirman Kusuma' scheme to provide financial assistance to the children of the construction workers?
    A. Madhya Pradesh B. Odisha C. Tamil Nadu D. Jharkhand Answer: B

30. Who has won India's first gold medal in Javelin Throw event at the Asian Para Games 2018 in Indonesia?
    A. Neeraj Chopra B. Devendra Jhajharia C. Sandeep Chaudhary D. Narender Ranbir Answer: C

31. Where has the Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first Uttarakhand Investors Summit on 7 October 2018?
    A. Mussoorie B. Rishikesh C. Haridwar D. Dehradun Answer: D

32. Who has won the girls' title in the IBSF World Under-16 Snooker Championships 2018?
    A. Chitra Magimairaj B. Vidya Pillai C. Keerthana Pandian D. Anuja Thakur Answer: C