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October 2018 Current Affairs

  • No sale of Bharat Stage-IV vehicles across the country from April 1, 2020: SC

    The court ruled for no grace period for automobile manufacturers for the sale of BS-VI non-compliant vehicles after April 1, 2020. Earlier, advocate Aparajita Singh, assisting the apex court as amicus curiae, had opposed the Union Government’s move to give time till June 30, 2020 to automobile manufacturers to sell their BS-VI non-compliant four-wheelers manufactured till March 31, 2020.

    Oct 24, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 24 October 2018

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the 'Main Nahin Hum' portal and mobile application. The launch was conducted while the PM interacted with IT and electronic manufacturing professionals across India through video-conferencing.

    Oct 24, 2018
  • Union Cabinet approves constitution of high-level committee to monitor SDGs

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the constitution of a High-Level Steering Committee for periodically reviewing and refining the National Indicator Framework for monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals with associated targets.

    Oct 24, 2018
  • Top Cabinet Approvals: 24 October 2018

    The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for Memorandum of Understanding signed among the BRICS Nations on Environmental Cooperation. The agreement aims to expand cooperation in areas including air quality, water, biodiversity, climate change and waste management.

    Oct 24, 2018
  • PM Narendra Modi awarded with prestigious Seoul Peace Prize 2018 for 'Modinomics'

    The Seoul Peace Prize Committee recognised Modi's contributions to the growth of the Indian and global economies, crediting 'Modinomics' for reducing social and economic disparity between the rich and the poor. With this, PM Modi became the 14th recipient of this coveted award.

    Oct 24, 2018
  • Foreigners seeking Indian visa must reveal criminal records now

    Foreigners applying for Indian visa will now have to declare their criminal records as a part of India’s new visa format. The decision to introduce such a provision was taken by the Union Home Ministry following a request from the Women and Child Development Ministry.

    Oct 23, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 23 October 2018

    The Supreme Court referred a plea seeking collegium-like selection process the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Election Commissioners (ECs) to a 5-judge Constitution Bench. A Bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and SK Kaul considered submissions raised by lawyer Prashant Bhushan and said the issue of appointment of CEC and ECs will be taken up by a larger Constitution Bench.

    Oct 23, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 October 2018

    During the 2014 General Elections, the BJP had promised to grant citizenship to Hindus persecuted in the neighbouring countries. In its election manifesto, the BJP had promised to welcome Hindu refugees and give shelter to them.

    Oct 23, 2018
  • IBBI notifies IBBI (Mechanism for Issuing Regulations) Regulations, 2018

    The IBBI will now allow at least 21 days for public to submit their comments. It will consider the public comments received and upload the same on its website along with a general statement of its response on the comments, not later than the date of notification of regulations.

    Oct 23, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 23 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 Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, Firecracker Ban and 2018 Carnot Prize of Kleinman Center for Energy Policy among others.

    Oct 23, 2018
  • China to launch its own artificial moon by 2020

    China is planning to launch its own 'artificial moon' by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in its urban areas. The first test will be experimental and if it goes well, three more artificial moons will be launched in 2022.

    Oct 23, 2018
  • Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016: Why Assam is on boil?

    BJP's ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has termed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 as “Anti-Assam” and has threatened to end the coalition, if the Bill is passed. The Parishad considers that the Bill works against the cultural and linguistic identity of the Assamese people.

    Oct 23, 2018
  • Environment Ministry launches Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali campaign

    The Union Ministry of Environment has launched Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali campaign. The campaign was first initiated in 2017-18 to encourage school children in Delhi and NCR to take the pledge to ensure a green and healthy Diwali by minimising the bursting of crackers.

    Oct 23, 2018
  • ESA, JAXA send spacecraft on 7-year mission to Mercury

    In a first-of-its-kind mission, a UK-built spacecraft will set off for Mercury to determine whether the plant, which is the closest to the Sun, contains water. The European Space Agency's (ESA) BepiColombo mission will send two orbiters to explore the planet where the surface temperatures reach about 450 degrees Celsius.

    Oct 22, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 October 2018

    Union Health Minister JP Nadda on October 21, 2018 announced that nearly a month after the roll out of the health insurance scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY)’ (Ayushman Bharat), one lakh people have availed of the ambitious programme.

    Oct 22, 2018