ESIC Mains, IBPS Clerk, Canara Bank Exams are about to come. So, here we are with the 300 most important one-liners of October 2018 Current Affairs. Though we have tried our best to elaborate in a lucid and fascinating way, yet we welcome your suggestions. Please open in chrome for the better reading experience. Let’s start with an apt quote by Colin Powell & we hope that you are reading in chrome browser.

Success is the result of perfection, hardwork, learning from failure, loyalty and persistence.

  • Karnataka has become the first state in India to give legal protection to good samaritans through a legislation.
  • Adam Mosseri has been appointed as the head of Instagram.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of the National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Sahyog Hop Tac 2018 is a joint exercise between India and Vietnam. Some other important exercises are as:

Military exercises

  • India has launched “Operation Samudra Maitri” to help Indonesia.
  • National Khadi Festival 2018 held in Mumbai.
  • Rangachari Sridharan has been appointed as chairperson of the National Financial Reporting Authority.
  • The 6th Edition of IBSAMAR, a joint multi-national maritime exercise between India, Brazil, and South African navies was held in South Africa.
  • Arkady Dvorkovich of Russia has been elected as the president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE).
  • Indian Railways launched its Project Utkrisht to upgrade 140 rakes of Express trains in the first phase.
  • IIT Kharagpur was named as the national coordinating institute for the Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) under the Ministry of Human Resources and Development.
  • The Booker Prize Winners are as:

Booker Prize Winners

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has conferred the Nansen Refugee Award 2018 to Dr Evan Atar Adaha. He is a surgeon of South Sudan.
  • IIT Kharagpur has developed a community supported supply of purified drinking water project in West Bengal.
  • Digambarpur gram panchayat of West Bengal has been awarded as the best gram panchayat of India.
  • West Bengal Government has launched “Swayangsiddha” campaign to combat human trafficking and to prevent child marriages.
  • Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passed away. Some other Obituaries areas:

  • Asian Development Bank has given a loan of $ 245 million to West Bengal for safe, sustainable drinking water project.
  • Israel has opened its Visa application centre in Kolkata.
  • Basabi Nandi, a former actress passed away.
  • Under the Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme, West Bengal government gives an annual scholarship of Rs 750 to unmarried girls who study in government schools in classes from 8th to 11th. One time grant of Rs 25,000 is also provided under this scheme.
  • Marry Kom has been appointed as the brand ambassador of BSNL & Tribe India.
  • Acclaimed Bengali writer Rampad Chowdhary passed away.
  • West Bengal government has launched “One Person One Car” policy.
  • Tanya Sanyal has been recruited as the first female firefighter by the Airport Authority of India.
  • Madrid, Spain will host the first two new format Devis Cup (played in tennis) finals in 2019 and 2020.
  • India and the USA have formed an alliance to jointly fight TB. India has set a target to be TB free by 2025.
  • West Bengal government has given the RAMSAR site status to Sunderban Forests.
  • India’s first floating market has been opened in Patuli Lake Kolkata.
  • Jamshedpur of Jharkhand will be developed as India’s first cow dung free city.
  • Jharkhand is the best-performing state as per Swachh Survekshan Urban 2018. While Haryana is the best-performing state as per Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018.
  • India’s first Khadi mall will be opened in Jharkhand.
  • Indian Air Force has successfully test-fired Astra missile. This is beyond visual range air to air missile.
  • Some newly appointed Chief Justice’s of High Courts are as:

Chief Justice of High Courts

  • “Rail Heritage Digitisation Project” has been launched by India in collaboration with Google to promote 165-year-old heritage.
  • Europe has won the Ryder Cup 2018.
  • N Ravi has been appointed as the chairman of the Press Trust of India.
  • NITI Aayog has signed a statement of Intent with Oracle to fight against counterfeit drugs in India by using Blockchain Technology.
  • Vijay Patil will be conferred with the Maharashtra government’s Lata Mangeshkar award for lifetime achievement in the field of music.
  • India has set up an Ayush Information cell in Romania.
  • Vikram Mishri has been appointed as India’s next ambassador to China.
  • India’s first corn festival was observed in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Asian Development Bank has approved $ 150 million loan to establish the first multi-skill park in Madhya Pradesh to boost employment.
  • Qutub Minar was awarded with the differently abled friendly monument at National Tourism Awards 2016-17.
  • Rajnikant Mishra has been appointed as the Director General of BSF.
  • The High Leval advisory group has been constituted by commerce ministry under the chairmanship of Surjeet Bhalla to look into global trade challenges.
  • Nobel Prize 2018 Winners are as:

Winners of Nobel Prize in Peace

Winners of Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Winners of Nobel Prize in Physics

Winners of Nobel Prize in medicine

Winners of Nobel Prize in Economics

  • Central Information Commission has brought BCCI under the RTI Act.
  • Uttarakhand High Court has directed the state government to provide reservation to transgenders in educational institutions and public appointments.
  • Assam has become the first state to offer a wage compensation scheme to pregnant women working in the tea gardens of state.
  • Jayant Mammen Mathew has been elected as the president of Indian Newspaper Society.
  • Japan has been recently hit by Typhoon Trami and Jebi.
  • Harmonium Player Pundit Tulsidas Borker passed away recently.
  • Loo review campaign has been launched by India in Partnership with Google.
  • A high-level committee on corporate social responsibility was constituted under the chairmanship of Injeti Srinivas.
  • Some other important committees are:

committees and their heads

  • A loan of $ 57 billion was disbursed to Argentina as the biggest loan in the history of the International Monetary Fund.
  • Indian Ports Association has appointed Tech Mahindra as the managed service provider for the five major ports.
  • Yuvraj Wadhwani has won the Asian Junior Squash title.
  • Gita Gopinath has been appointed as the Chief Economist of IMF.
Gita Gopinath

Gita Gopinath

  • Barham Salih has become the new president of Iraq and Adel Abdul Mahdi has become the new Prime Minister of Iraq.
  • SIDBI has launched a national level entrepreneurship awareness campaign, Udyam Abhilasha in 115 aspirational districts.
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