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October 2018 Current Affairs

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Malayalam writer Punathil Kunjabdulla passes away

Oct 27, 2017
Apart from being a professional doctor and a writer, Kunjabdulla also contested the 2001 assembly election from the Beypore assembly constituency on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket.

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Rajasthan Assembly passes bill increasing OBC quota to 26 per cent

Oct 27, 2017
The state government of Rajasthan has passed a bill that increased the reservation quota for Other Backward Classes (OBC) from 21 per cent to 26 per cent. The Backward Classes Bill will provide reservation to the five ‘most backward’ OBC communities.

'Dadagiri', 'Jugaad', 'Surya Namaskar' among 70 Indian words added to Oxford English Dictionary

Oct 27, 2017
Several Indian food items names found their place in the dictionary this year. These food items names are Bhindi, Gosht, Gulab Jamun, Keema, Mirch, Mirch Masala, Namkeen and Vada. Frequently used terms like jugaad, funda, achcha, natak, timepass and chup also found their place in the dictionary.

Delhi Olympic Games to be held in December

Oct 27, 2017
The Delhi State Olympic Association will organise Delhi Olympic Games in the capital city. The sporting events will be held from 9 December 2017- 18 December 2017. The announcement to conduct a sporting event of Olympic level came in order to promote Olympics and also the spirit of sports and sportsmen in Delhi.

Special centre for disaster research inaugurated at JNU

Oct 27, 2017
The Special Centre for Disaster Research (SCDR) was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. Underlining the fact that India is a disaster-prone country and disasters will only grow in intensity and frequency, the Minister said that the country should equip itself to face ‘severe’ disasters.

Union Government to send CCI officials to Telangana to resolve cotton procurement issue

Oct 27, 2017
The Union government has decided to send a team of officials of Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) to Telangana in order to resolve the issues related to cotton procurement in the state.

Infantry Day observed on 27 October

Oct 27, 2017
Infantry Day was observed across India on 27 October to commemorate the sacrifices made by the infantry who fought against Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir in 1947. This was the first infantry action by the Indian Army after independence.

India, Sri Lanka sign MoU to build 1200 houses in Hambantota

Oct 27, 2017
The 1200 houses will be constructed through 50 model villages using Indian grant assistance of Rs 600 million. 600 houses will be constructed in the Southern Province, while the remaining will be constructed across Sri Lanka with one model village in each of the 25 districts.

Indian Railways to get its first set of solar plants

Oct 27, 2017
Indian Railways’ first set of solar plants having a total capacity of 5 megawatt peak (MWp) would be launched in New Delhi.

Morning Current Affairs: 27 October 2017

Oct 27, 2017
Indian Railways’ first set of solar plants having a total capacity of 5 megawatt peak (MWp) would be launched in New Delhi. The plants built on the roof tops of Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Anand Vihar and Delhi railway stations would be generating 76.5 lakh units of solar power cumulatively every year.

Scientists develop new tool to improve Indian monsoon forecast

Oct 26, 2017
Researchers from Florida State University developed a tool to objectively define the beginning and end of the Indian summer Monsoon (ISM). They developed a method that uses rainfall rates to note the time period of the entire ISM at any given location.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 26 October 2017

Oct 26, 2017
India has imposed anti-dumping duty on certain stainless steel products from the European Union and other nations including China and Korea, in order to protect the domestic industry from cheap imports.

Global Passport Power Rank 2017 released: Singapore ranks first, India positioned at 75

Oct 26, 2017
The Global Passport Power Rank 2017 was released by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital. As per the Global Passport Index, Singapore fetched the most powerful ranking with a score of 159 in visa free category, topping the list.

Central Vigilance Commission to observe vigilance awareness week

Oct 26, 2017
The Central Vigilance Commission would be observing vigilance awareness week from 30 October to 4 November 2017 with the theme “My Vision Corruption Free India.” If any citizen comes across any sort of corruption then, that person can report the same without unveiling his or her identity.

Indian Navy approves new deployment plan for warships in Indian Ocean

Oct 26, 2017
The Indian Navy has approved a new mission-based deployment plan that involves deploying mission-ready ships and aircraft along critical sea lanes of communications in the Indian Ocean region.

World's oldest navigational tool 'Astrolabe' discovered on shipwreck

Oct 26, 2017
Mearns’s company Blue Water Recoveries found the shipwreck in 1998 after researching it but excavations on the site did not begin until 2013, when the excavations began in collaboration with Oman’s Culture Ministry. Presently, the astrolabe is with Oman’s National Museum.

SC asks UP, Haryana, Rajasthan to ban use of pet coke to curb air pollution

Oct 26, 2017
The ruling was made by a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta. The bench also clarified that it will ban the use of pet coke and furnace oil in these three states from 1 November 2017, if the respective governments did not prohibit their use in the industries by then.

Environment Ministry issues stage-I forest clearance for Kaleswaram project construction

Oct 26, 2017
The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has given its in-principle stage-I forest clearance for the construction of the Kaleswaram project stage-one.

DoT simplifies linking of Aadhaar with Mobile Number

Oct 26, 2017
The department introduced three new methods to link the registered mobile number with Aadhaar Number. These simplified methods are OTP (One Time Password) based, App based and the IVRS facility.

Indian origin activist Gina Miller named UK’s most influential black person of the year

Oct 26, 2017
Indian origin campaigner Gina Miller was named UK’s most influential black person of the year on 25 October 2017. Gina took a legal action against British Prime Minister Theresa May demanding that individual members of the Cabinet have no legal power to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty which states that any member state may leave “in accordance with its own constitutional requirements”.