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October 2018 Current Affairs

  • SIDBI launches Udyam Abhilasha campaign in 115 aspirational districts

    The Small Industries Development Bank of India has launched a National Level Entrepreneurship Awareness Campaign ‘Udyam Abhilasha’ in 115 aspirational districts identified by NITI Aayog. The main aim behind the initiative is to contribute to the transformation mission unleashed for these districts.

    Oct 4, 2018
  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurates first assembly of International Solar Alliance

    International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an alliance of 121 solar resource rich countries, lying fully or partially between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. ISA was jointly launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the then President of France, Francois Hollande on November 30, 2015 in Paris.

    Oct 4, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 3 October 2018

    India-born Gita Gopinath was appointed as the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund on October 3, becoming the first woman to hold the position. She has also become the second Indian to hold the position, after former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan.

    Oct 3, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 3 October 2018

    Assam on October 2, 2018 joined the rest of the country in celebrating the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by unfurling India's third highest national flag and tallest from the average city elevation.

    Oct 3, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 3 October 2018

    The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as India’s first flood forecasting and early warning system, International day of non-violence and WHO’s new alcohol control initiative among others.

    Oct 3, 2018
  • Gita Gopinath becomes first woman Chief Economist at IMF

    India-born Gita Gopinath was appointed as the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund on October 3, 2018, becoming the first woman to hold the position. She is also the second Indian to hold the position after former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan.

    Oct 3, 2018
  • PM Modi receives UN's Champions of the Earth award

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the UN Champions of the Earth award, the highest environmental honour of the United Nations on October 3, 2018. The award was presented by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at a special ceremony in New Delhi.

    Oct 3, 2018
  • National Khadi Festival 2018 held in Mumbai

    The Khadi and Village Industries Commission has organised a National Khadi festival with an aim to further popularise khadi products in the country and generate employment in the sector.

    Oct 3, 2018
  • Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as 46th Chief Justice of India

    Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India on October 3, 2018, a day after CJI Dipak Misra retired from the post.

    Oct 3, 2018
  • Odisha launches food security scheme to cover those left out from NFSA

    The state government of Odisha has launched its own food security scheme to benefit the 25 lakh poor people who were left out of the National Food Security Act (NFSA). The scheme will benefit 25 lakh vulnerable populace.

    Oct 3, 2018
  • International Day of Non-Violence observed globally

    The International Day of Non-Violence was observed across the world on October 2, 2018, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

    Oct 2, 2018
  • Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth year celebrations begin in India

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 15, 2018 launched the mega countrywide campaign- Swachhata hi Seva Campaign 2018. The culmination of Swachhata hi Seva Campaign and Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention marked the start of the 150th birth year celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi.

    Oct 2, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 1 October 2018

    India and Uzbekistan have decided to further deepen their bilateral ties by signing 17 MoUs in various fields including agriculture, Tourism, combating illicit trafficking, health and medical science and pharmaceuticals.

    Oct 1, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 1 October 2018

    1 October 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2018 World Habitat Day and US and Canada to replace NAFTA among others.

    Oct 1, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 1 October 2018

    The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet on October 1, 2018 awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.

    Oct 1, 2018