08th October 2018 Current Affairs

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The exhibition “Revisiting Gandhi: The Art of Shelly Jyoti”

  • The Union Minister of Textiles Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani has inaugurated the exhibition “Revisiting Gandhi: The Art of Shelly Jyoti” at IGNCA, New Delhi.
  • The exhibition organized as part of Gandhi Parv realizes what Gandhi inspired and put into action, self-transformation, with the ultimate goal of the total transformation of society.

India Post honors Narayan Seva Sansthan with the new postal stamp

  • The Indian postal services honored the Narayan Seva Sansthan by launching their postal stamps.
  • Narayan Seva Sansthan is the Udaipur-based non-profit organization.
  • The stamp of Rs 5 includes the official logo of the Narayan Seva Sansthan in bright colors along with the picture of NGO’s Polio Hospital which is situated in Udaipur.
  • The stamp launched to showcase the organization’s work for differently-abled and underprivileged individuals by empowering them physically socially and economically.

Interpol Chief Meng Hongwei resigns

  • France has received the resignation of Chinese Meng Hongwei as president of Interpol with immediate effect, according to the International Police Agency.
  • Chinese government earlier confirmed that Meng Hongwei was under investigation for unspecified violations of Chinese law.
  • Mr Meng is the latest high-profile disappearance in China, where a number of top government officials, billionaires and even an A-list celebrity have vanished in recent months.

 

RBI clears setting up of 'Kerala Bank'

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given its nod to start that Kerala Bank, a venture proposed by the Kerala government.
  • It will be Kerala Cooperative Bank (referred to as Kerala Bank).
  • It will have all the facilities of a commercial bank, including ATMs.

Caroline Wozniacki wins her 30th WTA singles title

  • Caroline Wozniacki (28-years) has won the WTA singles (30th) title with victory over Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova in the China Open final in Beijing.
  • Caroline Wozniacki won her maiden Grand Slam at the Australian Open at the start of this year.
  • She was imperious against the unseeded Sevastova, winning 6-3, 6-3.
  • It is her second China Open crown as she also won it in 2010.

India wins Under-19 Asia Cup 2018 title

  • India beat Sri Lanka by 144 runs to clinch the Under-19 Asia Cup 2018 title (7th edition) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • India outplayed Sri Lanka in all departments by first scoring an imposing 304 for 3 after skipper Prabh Simran Singh won the toss and elected to bat.
  • For his consistency (318 runs in the tournament), Jaiswal was adjudged man-of-the-tournament.

India opens account in Youth Olympic Games with Silver

  • India won a silver medal on the first day of Youth Olympic Games.
  • Shooter Tushar Mane bagged a silver in the men’s 10 metre air rifle event.
  • It is being held in Argentina.
  • India is being represented by 46 athletes in 13 sports in the prestigious event.

Nobel Prize has announced recently in 5 different fields

  • The 2018 Nobel Prize were announced recently in 5 different fields viz.
  • Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Peace, and Economic Sciences.
  • This is for the first time that no Literature Prize was given in 70 years because of a #MeToo scandal.

Complete List Of Nobel Prize Winners 2018

  1. Physiology or Medicine -{ James P Allison (USA) and Tasaku Honjo (Japan)}
  2. Physics – { Arthur Ashkin (USA), Gerard Mourou (France)and Donna Strickland (Canada)}
  3. Chemistry – { (a) one half to Frances H. Arnold (USA)(b) other half jointly to George P. Smith (USA) and Sir Gregory P. Winter (UK)}
  4. Peace – { Denis Mukwege (Congo) and Nadia Murad (Iraq)}
  5. Economic Sciences – { (a) William D. Nordhaus (USA)(b) Paul M. Romer (USA)}

Indian Air Force celebrates the 86th anniversary

  • Air Force Day 2018 is being observed annually on 8th October across India.
  • Today, the Indian Air Force is celebrating its 86th Anniversary.
  • The Indian Air Force has displayed various Aircraft at Air Force Station Hindan air base near Delhi with parade and air display.

Bilateral Maritime Exercise between Japan and India to Commence at Visakhapatnam

  • The Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), Escort Flotilla-4 (CCF-4) and Inazuma – a Guided Missile Destroyer arrived at Visakhapatnam to participate in the third edition of Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) with the ships of Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy (IN).
  • JIMEX-18 is aimed to enhance interoperability, improve understanding and imbibe the best practices of each other.
  • The Indian Navy (IN) will be represented by three indigenously designed and built warships and a Fleet Tanker.
  • The ships participating are INS Satpura, a multipurpose stealth frigate, INS Kadmatt, Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette, Missile Corvette, and INS Shakti, the Fleet Tanker.

Odisha Government Launches 'Nirman Kusuma' Scheme

  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Nirman Kusuma’ programme for providing financial assistance to the children of the construction workers for their technical education in the state.
  • The children of construction workers would get financial assistance for their education in Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and polytechnics.
  • While an ITI student will be entitled to get financial assistance of Rs. 23,600, a diploma student to get Rs. 26,300 per annum. A total of 1,878 students will get benefit from the programme.

Karnataka Unveils 'Unnati Scheme' To Help Entrepreneurs From SC/ST Communities

  • The Karnataka Government has unveiled ‘Unnati Scheme’ to help entrepreneurs from SC/ST Communities. Karnataka Social Welfare Minister Priyank Kharge announced that the state government, under the Unnati scheme, will invest up to Rs 20 crore to create end-to-end support infrastructure for startups and entrepreneurs from a marginalised background.
  • The government, under the scheme, will identify the problems dogging society and solve them by identifying companies, working on products and solutions for related problems.

Try out the quiz ?

Q.1 Where has Revisiting Gandhi: The Art of Shelly Jyoti” inaugurated ?

Correct! Wrong!

The Union Minister of Textiles Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani has inaugurated the exhibition “Revisiting Gandhi: The Art of Shelly Jyoti” at IGNCA, New Delhi. The exhibition organized as part of Gandhi Parv realizes what Gandhi inspired and put into action, self-transformation, with the ultimate goal of the total transformation of society.

Q.2 Who has been Honored by India Post With launching their Postal Stamp?

Correct! Wrong!

The Indian postal services honored the Narayan Seva Sansthan by launching their postal stamps. The stamp of Rs 5 includes the official logo of the Narayan Seva Sansthan in bright colors along with the picture of NGO’s Polio Hospital which is situated in Udaipur.

Read the Sentences carefully
1. France has received the resignation of Chinese Meng Hongwei as president of Interpol with immediate effect, according to the International Police Agency.
2. Chinese government earlier confirmed that Meng Hongwei was under investigation for unspecified violations of Francis law.
3. Mr Meng is the latest high-profile disappearance in China, where a number of top government officials, billionaires and even an A-list celebrity have vanished in recent months.
Which of the above sentences is /are correct

Correct! Wrong!

France has received the resignation of Chinese Meng Hongwei as president of Interpol with immediate effect, according to the International Police Agency. Chinese government earlier confirmed that Meng Hongwei was under investigation for unspecified violations of Chinese law. Mr Meng is the latest high-profile disappearance in China, where a number of top government officials, billionaires and even an A-list celebrity have vanished in recent months.

Q.4 Which of the following bank has got a nod to start ?

Correct! Wrong!

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given its nod to start that Kerala Bank, a venture proposed by the Kerala government. It will be Kerala Cooperative Bank (referred to as Kerala Bank).

Q.5 Who has won the WTA singles (30th) title?

Correct! Wrong!

Caroline Wozniacki (28-years) has won the WTA singles (30th) title with victory over Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova in the China Open final in Beijing. It is her second China Open crown as she also won it in 2010.

Q.6 Under 19th Asian games has won by which country?

Correct! Wrong!

India beat Sri Lanka by 144 runs to clinch the Under-19 Asia Cup 2018 title (7th edition) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. India outplayed Sri Lanka in all departments by first scoring an imposing 304 for 3 after skipper Prabh Simran Singh won the toss and elected to bat.

Q.7 Name the first Indian who has won silver medal in youth Olympics games ?

Correct! Wrong!

India won a silver medal on the first day of Youth Olympic Games. Shooter Tushar Mane bagged a silver in the men's 10 metre air rifle event.

Q.8 In which field there is no noble prize distribution after a long years ?

Correct! Wrong!

The 2018 Nobel Prize were announced recently in 5 different fields viz. Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Peace, and Economic Sciences. This is for the first time that no Literature Prize was given in 70 years because of a #MeToo scandal.

Q.9 On which date IAF day has celebrated across world?

Correct! Wrong!

Air Force Day 2018 is being observed annually on 8th October across India. Today, the Indian Air Force is celebrating its 86th Anniversary.

Q.10 Where has Bilateral Maritime Exercise between Japan and India took place?

Correct! Wrong!

The Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), Escort Flotilla-4 (CCF-4) and Inazuma – a Guided Missile Destroyer arrived at Visakhapatnam to participate in the third edition of Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) with the ships of Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy (IN). The ships participating are INS Satpura, a multipurpose stealth frigate, INS Kadmatt, Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette, Missile Corvette, and INS Shakti, the Fleet Tanker.

Q.11 'Nirman Kusuma' programme has been launched by which state?

Correct! Wrong!

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched 'Nirman Kusuma' programme for providing financial assistance to the children of the construction workers for their technical education in the state.

Q.12 Which state government has unveils ‘Unnatti Scheme’?

Correct! Wrong!

The Karnataka Government has unveiled 'Unnati Scheme' to help entrepreneurs from SC/ST Communities. Karnataka Social Welfare Minister Priyank Kharge announced that the state government, under the Unnati scheme, will invest up to Rs 20 crore to create end-to-end support infrastructure for startups and entrepreneurs from a marginalised background.

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