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October 01, 2018

1st October 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (1st October 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 1st October 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (1st October) is World Vegetarian Day.
    • It is a day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978, To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism."
  • Today (1st October) is International Day of Older Persons.
    • Theme of International Day of Older Persons 2018 : “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions.”
  • Communist revolutionary Mao Zedong officially proclaimed the existence of the People's Republic of China on this day (1st October) in the year 1949. 
    • Mao's proclamation came after the end of the civil war fought between the Kuomintang (KMT)-led nationalist government and the Communist Party of China (CPC).
  • Macedonia held a referendum on whether to change its name to the 'Republic of North Macedonia'. 
    • Greece and Macedonia had signed a deal in this regard in June. 
    • Greece argued that the name 'Macedonia' implied a territorial claim on its own province of the same name and had thus vetoed Macedonia's entry into the NATO and European Union.
  • United States and Morocco have launched GCTF Terrorist Travel Initiative under auspices of Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF)
    • The initiative brings together stakeholders to share expertise on developing and implementing effective counterterrorism watchlisting and screening tools. 
    • It was launched on sidelines of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York.
National Current Affairs
  • Today (1st October) is National Voluntary Blood Donation Day.
    • The objective of this day is to share the need and importance of the blood in the life of an individual.
    • This day was first observed in the year 1975 by the Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohaematology.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to Karnataka Good Samaritan and Medical Professional (Protection and Regulation during Emergency Situations) Bill, 2016
    • This law will ensure that good samaritans are not harassed in any manner and face any criminal or civil liability while helping accident victims.
    • With this, Karnataka became first state give legal protection to good Samaritans who help accidents victims with emergency medical care within golden hour. 
  • The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is going to establish India’s first AICTE Training And Learning (ATAL) Academy in Jaipur (Rajasthan). 
    • Moreover, tree more ATAL academies will come at Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Guwahati (Assam) and Baroda (Gujarat) by next year.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has allowed the government to take control of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) by replacing all its board members. 
    • Uday Kotak (Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Bank) and G C Chaturvedi (ICICI Bank Chairman) are part of a new 6-member board that will prepare a turnaround plan. 
    • Note : IL&FS Group, with a debt of over ₹91,000 crore, recently defaulted on multiple obligations.
  • The United States and Canada today confirmed they had reached a deal on a "new, modernised trade agreement", which is designed to replace the 1994 NAFTA pact
    • The two nations said the new deal would be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). 
  • Late actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor's wife Krishna Raj Kapoor (87) passed away.
    • She was the grandmother of Ranbir, Kareena and Karisma Kapoor.
Awards & Honors
  • The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to James Allison (America) and Tasuku Honjo (japan). 
    • They are being honored with this prestigious award "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation". 
    • The discovery made by the two Medicine Laureates takes advantage of the immune system's ability to attack cancer cells by releasing the "brakes" on immune cells.
Sports Current Affairs
  • After scoring 87 runs and taking 10 wickets in Asia Cup, Afghanistan's 20-year-old cricketer Rashid Khan has become the top-ranked all-rounder in ODI cricket, as per the latest ICC rankings. 
    • Rashid has played 52 ODIs so far, scoring 676 runs at an average of 21.80 and taking 118 wickets at 14.47. 
    • Important Note : Rashid is the top-ranked T20I bowler as well.

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