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October 2018 Current Affairs

  • Ayodhya Verdict: Supreme Court adjourns hearing till January 2019

    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 apex court will in January fix the date for commencing hearing on the matter.

    Oct 29, 2018
  • Arunachal Pradesh, British Council sign MoU for cultural, educational cooperation

    The state government of Arunachal Pradesh has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the British Council to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation, in order to support the knowledge ambitions and economic growth of the state.

    Oct 29, 2018
  • Researchers develop web-based tool to monitor fake news on social media

    Researchers from the University of Michigan in the US have developed a web-based tool to monitor fake news on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

    Oct 29, 2018
  • Former Delhi CM Madan Lal Khurana passes away

    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.

    Oct 28, 2018
  • Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 22 October to 27 October 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.

    Oct 27, 2018
  • Asma Jahangir wins UN Human Rights Prize posthumously

    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.

    Oct 27, 2018
  • Complete enquiry against Alok Verma in two weeks; Interim CBI chief can’t take any policy decisions: SC to CVC

    The bench of CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justice S K Kaul and Justice K M Joseph was hearing the petition filed by CBI Director Alok Verma and PIL filed by NGO Common Cause against the orders of CVC and Central Government divesting Verma of the powers of CBI Director and giving the charge of CBI to M. Nageshwara Rao.

    Oct 27, 2018
  • Pakistan to send first manned space mission in 2022

    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.

    Oct 27, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 26 October 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.

    Oct 26, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 26 October 2018

    26 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 Bangladesh opens ports for India, IDFC Bank renamed and 2018 Seoul Peace Prize among others.

    Oct 26, 2018
  • India wins CAPAM International Innovations Awards 2018

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

    Oct 26, 2018
  • Government to set up National Sports Stadium for differently-abled in Meghalaya

    The Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot has announced that a stadium of international standard for differently-abled persons will be set up in Meghalaya. The stadium will be constructed at an estimated cost of over Rs 200 crore.

    Oct 26, 2018
  • HRD Ministry launches the web portal of SPARC scheme

    The SPARC scheme aims at improving the research ecosystem of India’s higher educational institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian Institutions and the best institutions in the world.

    Oct 26, 2018
  • IDFC Bank to be renamed as IDFC First Bank

    The proposal now needs the approval of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). It would further require the approvals of statutory or regulatory authorities including the Registrar of Companies, Shareholders and other Stakeholders.

    Oct 26, 2018
  • Invest India wins UN Investment Promotion Award for promoting renewable energy investment

    Apart from India, agencies from Bahrain, Lesotho and South Africa won top honours at the United Nations Investment Promotion Awards for excellence in boosting investment into sectors that will have social and economic benefits and will help meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Oct 26, 2018