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October 29, 2018

29th October 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (29th 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 29th October 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (29th October) is International Internet Day.
    • This was the year of 1969 when Charley Kline, a student programmer at the UCLA transmitted the first ever message on 29th of October in 1969.
    • Since the year 2005 the International Internet Day has been celebrated to commemorate this momentous day in the history of telecommunications and technology.
  • World's first robot citizen Sophia has been granted the world's first robot visa for a world tour on behalf of her Hong Kong-based developer Hanson Robotics. 
  • Japanese Princess Ayako today married a commoner in a ceremony held at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine. 
    • Note : According to Japan's imperial law, the royal family's female members forfeit their status if they choose to marry someone who does not have royal or aristocratic family ties.
  • A Bangladesh court today sentenced former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to 7 years in jail on corruption charges.
National Current Affairs
  • The Supreme Court today prohibited the plying of 15-year-old petrol vehicles and 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR region. 
    • Earlier, the NGT also sought to ban 15-year-old petrol vehicles and 10-year-old diesel vehicles.
MOUs & Agreements
  • On the 2nd day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan, India and Japan today signed a $75 billion bilateral currency swap agreement in Tokyo.
    • "The agreement should help bring greater stability to foreign exchange and capital markets in India," a statement said.
Science & Technology
  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries today  launched the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) 1st locally made satellite KhalifaSat into orbit.
    • The Japanese rocket also carried an IBUKI-2 greenhouse gas observation satellite for Japan. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The government of india has notified the sale of electoral bond by the State Bank of India (SBI) through its 29 authorized branches from 1st to 10th November 2018. 
    • An Electoral Bond is just like a promissory note that will be payable to bearer on demand and free of interest. 
    • It can be purchased by a citizen of India or anybody incorporated in India.
    • Important Points to Note
      • The concept of electoral bond was initiated in Union Budget 2017.
      • Later on Electoral bond scheme 2018 was introduced.
  • The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has acquired the software company Red Hat in a $34 billion cash and debt deal, marking its biggest ever acquisition till date. 
    • Red Hat will be a distinct unit within IBM’s Hybrid Cloud team.
New Appointments
  • Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab ahead of the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League.
    • He is going to replace Brad Hodge.
Sports Current Affairs
  • India and Pakistan have been declared as joint winners of the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2018 after the final was forfeited due to heavy rain in Oman's Muscat today. 
    • Malaysia's Faizal Saari was the top scorer of the tournament with 8 Goals. 
    • India's Harmanpreet Singh finished the edition as the second-highest scorer with six goals.
  • Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton won his 5th Formula 1 world championship after finishing fourth at the Mexican Grand Prix today. 
    • Hamilton is now the joint second most successful F1 driver in history in terms of titles won. 
  • The Delhi Cabinet today approved government jobs for sportspersons from the city who excel in their respective fields. 
    • Note : In August, the Delhi Cabinet had increased the cash incentive for sportspersons for their achievements in the Olympics, the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games.

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