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October 2018 Current Affairs

  • SC permits sale, manufacture of green crackers with stringent conditions

    The SC bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and A K Sikri has fixed the 8 pm to 10 pm time period for bursting of firecrackers on Diwali and other festivals. The time limit for New Year and Christmas will be from 11:45 pm to 12:15 am.

    Oct 30, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 30 October 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.

    Oct 30, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 30 October 2018

    30 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 India-Japan annual summit, World’s First Sovereign Blue Bond and new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka among others.

    Oct 30, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 30 October 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.

    Oct 30, 2018
  • Sri Lankan Political Crisis: Everything you need to know!

    Sri Lanka, one of Asia’s oldest democracies is in the midst of a political turmoil, following the sudden dismissal of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe by President Maithripala Sirisena on October 26, 2018.

    Oct 30, 2018
  • NMCG approves 12 projects worth Rs 929 crore under Namami Gange programme

    The committee sanctioned two Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) for Delhi for creating 340 MLD (Millions of Liters per Day) waste treatment capacity at a cost of Rs 580 Crore. The first STP will be of 318 MLD capacity at Coronation Pillar. The second is a project in Chattarpur assembly constituency.

    Oct 30, 2018
  • 13th India-Japan Annual Summit: India, Japan sign various agreements, agree to start ‘2+2’ dialogue

    Japan and India entered into a USD 75 billion currency swap agreement that will boost Indian economy as it encounters a steep drop in the rupee’s value. This swap arrangement would be 50 percent higher than the previous swap agreement. Japan had offered a USD 50 billion currency swap in 2013.

    Oct 30, 2018
  • Union Transport Minister to lay the foundation for India’s largest Dry Dock

    The foundation stone for India's largest Dry Dock will be laid by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at Cochin Shipyard in Kerala on October 30, 2018. The Dry Dock will give a major boost to the make in India initiative under Sagarmala and raise India’s share in global shipbuilding to 2 percent.

    Oct 30, 2018
  • India, Qatar establish joint commission to strengthen bilateral relations

    India and Qatar have established a joint commission to review all bilateral matters, as well as regional and global issues of mutual interest. The commission will be charged with facilitating the exchange of information and expertise and encouraging bilateral consultation in service of cooperation between the two countries.

    Oct 30, 2018
  • Supreme Court prohibits plying of 15-year-old petrol, 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR

    The bench directed the Central Pollution Control Board to immediately create a social media account on which citizens could lodge their complaint about pollution directly, which will be acted upon by the task force responsible for implementation of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).

    Oct 30, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 29 October 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.

    Oct 29, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 29 October 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.

    Oct 29, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 29 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 new 2018 Presidential elections, Ayodhya verdict and Vigilance awareness week among others.

    Oct 29, 2018
  • Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s Presidential election

    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).

    Oct 29, 2018
  • Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 22 October to 28 October 2018

    The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like the removal of CBI Director, 2018 Seoul Peace Prize and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 among others.

    Oct 29, 2018