Search your Topic HERE....

October 20, 2018

20th October 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

Leave a Comment

sponsored links

Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (20th 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 20th October 2018

International Current Affairs
  • The United Nation's World Statistics Day is celebrated at an interval of every five years on 20th October
    • This day was started in the year 2010.
    • It was last celebrated under the leadership of former General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon in the year 2015.
    • The United Nations analyses the statistical data of several countries under a specific theme at an interval of five years on World Statistics Day.
    • In the year 2010, World Statistics Day theme was 'Celebrating the many achievements of official statistics'.
    • In 2015, the theme was 'Better data, better lives', focusing on the critical role of high-quality official statistical information in analysis and informed policy decision-making in support of sustainable development.
  • India is going to host the 4th edition of Global Partners' Forum during 12th and 13th December 2018 in New Delhi. 
    • The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) will unite over 100 countries' representatives to discuss issues, strategies and solutions to women's, children's and adolescents' health. 
    • It will be co-hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and PMNCH.
  • One of the four registered political parties in Bhutan, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) is going to form new government in Bhutan
    • The party has won 30 seats in 47 member National Assembly, the lower house of the parliament.
    • Important Note : This is the 1st time in Bhutan’s decade old parliamentary democracy that a new party has been chosen to form the government.
  • Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe  arrived in India on a three-day visit.
    • Aim of this visit : To boost ties in a range of areas, including trade, investment and maritime security.
    • During this visit, he called on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and reviewed the progress of India-assisted development projects in the island nation.
    • Ms Swaraj and Mr Wickremesinghe also discussed ways to boost ties between the two countries.
    • Home Minister Rajnath Singh also called on Mr Wickremesinghe and discussed issues related to security and anti-terror cooperation between India and Sri Lanka.
National Current Affairs
  • The world's tallest statue, the Statue of Unity dedicated to the Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is all set to be unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31st October, the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel.
    • The work of 182-meter tall statue has been completed after round the clock work by 3,400 labourers and 250 engineers at Sadhu Bet island on Narmada River in Gujarat. 
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of this project on 31st October 2013 when he was the chief minister of Gujarat. 
    • The Statue of Unity has been built at the cost of about Rs.2400 crore.
Awards & Honors
  • Actor Ruhaan Rajput, won the Mid-day Young Achiever Icons Award for the year 2018.
    • Ruhaan was recognised for his work in the industry in a short span of time by Amruta Fadnavis, the wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis. 
New Appointments
  • Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Yemen.
    • Maeen was appointed as Prime Minister by Yemen's President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi earlier this week, replacing his sacked predecessor Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr,.
  • Indian news website The Wire has appointed an external committee headed by former Supreme Court judge Aftab Alam to probe the sexual harassment allegation levelled against its consulting editor Vinod Dua by filmmaker Nishtha Jain. 
  • American online social media and social networking service company Facebook has hired former UK deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg as Head of it's global policy and communications team. 
    • Clegg is going to replace Elliot Schrage who had resigned from the position at Facebook in June this year. 
  • Global body World Steel Association has elected JSW Steel CMD Sajjan Jindal as its Treasurer.
    • The association has also appointed Tata Steel MD T V Narendran and ArcelorMittal Chief L N Mittal as its members.
Sports Current Affairs
  • The 2018 World Wrestling Championships began today at Budapest (Hungary).
    • This is the 15th edition of the Championships.
    • Asian Games gold medalist Bajrang Punia to be India's best bet for a medal as a 30-member team seeks a strong performance at the event.
  • Indian seamer Praveen Kumar ended his 11-year-long cricket career by announcing his retirement from the sport today. 

Monthly Current Affairs PDF Downloads
    sponsored links

    0 Responses:

    Post a Comment

    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...