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Current Affairs in Short: 31 October 2018

Oct 31, 2018
India’s largest bank will reduce the daily cash withdrawal limit for Classic and Maestro debit cards to Rs 20,000 per day, from Rs 40,000 earlier from today, October 31.

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Anupam Kher resigns as Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India

Oct 31, 2018
Anupam Kher took office as the Chairman of the prestigious organisation in October 2017. Prior to Kher, Gajendra Chauhan was the Chairman of FTII. Chauhan left office in March 2017.

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas 2018 observed to commemorate 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Patel

Oct 31, 2018
On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated world's tallest ‘Statue of Unity’ to the nation at Kevadiya in Narmada district of Gujarat. The Prime Minister also unveiled the ‘Wall of Unity’, a wall created with the earth samples collected from various states across the country.

Current Affairs in Short: 30 October 2018

Oct 30, 2018
The Statue of Unity, which honours India’s first deputy prime minister, Sardar Vallabhai Patel will be unveiled on October 31, 2018 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The tribute to Sardar Patel is twice the size of the Statue of Liberty in New York city in the United States.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 30 October 2018

Oct 30, 2018
The Republic of Seychelles on October 29, 2018 launched the world’s first Sovereign Blue Bond, a financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects. The bond raised USD 15 million from international investors.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 29 October 2018

Oct 29, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has adjourned the hearing on pleas challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid site title dispute to January 2019. The court stated that an appropriate bench, which will be constituted to hear the matter, will decide the date of the hearing.

Current Affairs in Short: 29 October 2018

Oct 29, 2018
The Indian Railways plans to use aircraft-like pressurised coaches in its trains for the Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line along the India-China border, which will be the world’s highest rail track, so that passengers do not have breathing difficulties on board.

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s Presidential election

Oct 29, 2018
Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has been declared as the winner of Brazil’s 2018 Presidential Elections by a wide margin. Bolsonaro swept the election results with 55.1 per cent of the votes cast, as against 44.8 per cent votes of his opponent, Fernando Haddad from the left-wing Workers' Party (PT).

Former Delhi CM Madan Lal Khurana passes away

Oct 28, 2018
Madan Lal Khurana, former Delhi Chief Minister, passed away on October 27, 2018 after a prolonged illness. He was 82. As a mark of respect, the Delhi government on October 28 declared a two-day state mourning.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 22 October to 27 October 2018

Oct 27, 2018
In a dramatic midnight action, the Union Government on October 23, 2018 removed CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana from their posts. While divesting Director Verma of his charge, the government and the Central Vigilance Commission cited that Verma had not been cooperating with the CVC’s inquiry into allegations made by Asthana against him through a letter on August 24 to the Cabinet Secretary.

Asma Jahangir wins UN Human Rights Prize posthumously

Oct 27, 2018
Pakistan's late human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir was posthumously awarded the 2018 UN Human Rights Prize. She was the first woman to serve as the president of Pakistan's Supreme Court Bar Association.

Pakistan to send first manned space mission in 2022

Oct 27, 2018
Pakistan's plan to send a human to space is aimed for the same year that India plans to launch its own manned human space mission. The major difference between the two missions is that while ISRO's mission will be their own, Pakistan will do so with China's help.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 26 October 2018

Oct 26, 2018
PM Modi has been honoured with various awards and accolades since the time of taking the hold of premiership of the country in 2014. These are UN Champions of the Earth Award 2018, 'Grand Collar of the State of Palestine' in 2018, Amir Abdulla Khan Award of Afghanistan in 2016 and King Abdullaziz Sash Award of Saudi Arabia in 2016.

Current Affairs in Short: 26 October 2018

Oct 26, 2018
Olympic and world championship silver medallist P V Sindhu has once again regained her world no. 2 spot in the latest BWF rankings, which were released on October 25, 2018.

India wins CAPAM International Innovations Awards 2018

Oct 26, 2018
India has won the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management Award 2018 for an initiative that envisages quality education for all.

Ethiopia appoints Sahle-Work Zewde as first female president

Oct 25, 2018
Ethiopia has appointed diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde as its first-ever female President. The position of the President is largely ceremonial in the nation. She would be replacing Mulatu Teshome Wirtu who resigned on October 24.

Current Affairs in Short: 25 October 2018

Oct 25, 2018
NATO's biggest military maneuvers began in Norway that involves restoring the Scandinavian country's sovereignty after an attack by a "fictitious aggressor. Russia, which shares a border with Norway, was briefed by NATO on the Trident Juncture 2018 drill and invited to monitor it, but Moscow is still angered by the exercise.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 October 2018

Oct 25, 2018
India’s first 'Made in India' engineless train ‘Train 18’is set to hit the tracks for trials on October 29, 2018. The train will be unveiled for three to four days trial outside the Coach Factory’s premises, after which, it will be handed over to Research Design and Standards Organisation for further trials.

Satish Kumar Gupta appointed as new CEO of Paytm Payments Bank

Oct 25, 2018
The Paytm Payments Bank has appointed Satish Kumar Gupta as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Gupta would be succeeding Renu Satti, who stepped down from her position to head the bank’s new retail segment.

United Nations Day 2018 observed across the world

Oct 24, 2018
The 2018 UN Day Concert was held in the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Concert was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations.