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October 28, 2018

28th October 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (28th 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 28th October 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a 3 day visit to Japan.
    • Modi today visited his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in the Yamanashi Prefecture and discussed various issues. 
    • He has also visited the automation and robotic firm FANUC in the industrial city facing Mount Fuji. 
    • During this visit, modi will attend the 13th Annual India-Japan Bilateral Summit
    • Focus areas of 13th India Japan Bilateral Summit : To boost cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, carry out joint infrastructure projects in third countries and enhancing defence ties, including launch of talks for a logistic support pact between the two navies.
  • In a recently held referendum, Ireland voted to remove the offence of blasphemy from the constitution, with 64.85% of the voters supporting the move.
  • Pakistan's Supreme Court today reintroduced the ban on airing Indian movies and TV shows on local channels, overturning an earlier verdict by the Lahore High Court (LHC). 
    • The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) had imposed a complete ban on airing Indian content on local television and FM radio channels in 2016, which was revoked by the LHC.
National Current Affairs
  • Today (28th October 2016) is National Ayurveda Day.
    • Ayurveda is the oldest healing science. It orginated in India more than 6000 years ago.
    • The literal meaning of Ayurveda is "Knowledge of Life".
    • To celebrate this day, the Al India Institute of Ayurveda in collaboration with Ministry of AYUSH organised a programme titled ‘Run for Ayurveda’. 
    • Around 3,000 people participated in the event. 
  • The Central Pollution Control Board has advised people in Delhi to avoid strenuous outdoor exercises like jogging or running between 1st to 10th November 2018, as the air quality in the city is expected to deteriorate. 
    • Toxic fumes from stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana as well as localised emissions during Diwali could contribute to the deterioration in Delhi's air quality.
Recent Committees in News
  • A new Supreme Court bench has been formed to hear the pleas in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute
    • Head of the Bench : Ranjan Gogoi (Chief Justice of India)
    • Members :
      • Justice S K Kaul 
      • K M Joseph
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • American multinational technology company Apple Inc topped the list of World's Most Valuable Companies 2018.
    • Software giant Microsoft has reclaimed its spot as the world's second most valuable company by overtaking e-commerce giant Amazon.
  • According to International Air Transport Association (IATA)'s 20- year air passenger forecast report, India will be among the top three aviation markets by the year 2024.
    • Note : India is currently at 7th position in Global Aviation market.
  • The Indian railways announced its plan to build world’s highest railway line titled Bilaspur-Manali-Leh Line.
    • The projected cost to construct the 465 km line will be Rs 83,360 crore.
    • This new line will link New Delhi and Ladakh and will run along the India-China Border. 
Science & Technology
  • Swiss digital technology company ABB today announced it's investing $150 million to build a new factory in Shanghai, China, where robots will make robots
    • The 75,000-square-foot factory will produce robots for China as well as for export elsewhere in Asia. 
Awards & Honors
  • Winners of UN Human Rights Prize 2018 :
    • Asma Jahangir (Pakistan’s late human rights activist)
    • Rebeca Gyumi (A Tanzanian human rights activist)
    • Joenia Wapichana (Brazil’s first indigenous lawyer)
    • Front Line Defenders (A human rights organisation of Ireland)
  • Bollywood Actor Ranbir Kapoor was honored with 'Vogue Man Of The Year 2018' Award. 
    • Vicky Kaushal won the 'Vogue Trends Disruptor Of The Year 2018 (Male) Award'.
    • Ayushmann Khurrana won the 'Vogue Man Of The Moment 2018' award. 
    • Kareena Kapoor Khan was named 'Vogue and IWC Schaffhausen Style Icon of The Year 2018' .
    • Alia Bhatt won the award for 'Vogue and Lamborghini Youth Icon Of The Year 2018'.
    • Radhika Apte won the award for 'Vogue Trends Disruptor Of The Year (Female)'.
    • Meghna Gulzar was named 'Vogue Filmmaker Of The Year 2018'.
  • Former West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul received the Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of the West Indies. 
    • Chanderpaul's international career spanned over two decades in which he played a record 164 Test matches. 
    • The 44-year-old scored 11,867 runs, including 30 centuries, at an average of 51.37 runs per innings.
  • Delhi's former Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana (82) passed away.
    • The BJP leader served as Delhi's CM from 1993 to 1996 and briefly as the Governor of Rajasthan in 2004.
New Appointments
  • 1984-batch Indian Revenue Service officer, Sanjay Kumar Mishra took charge as the Interim Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED).
    • He has replaced Karnal Singh, whose tenure ends today (28th October 2018). 
    • Mishra will be in this post for 3 months or until the appointment of a regular chief. 
Sports Current Affairs
  • India's Sourav Kothari defeated Peter Gilchrist of Singapore to clinch the 2018 WBL World Billiards Championship title in England today.

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