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October 04, 2018

4th October 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (4th 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 4th October 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (4th October) is World Animal Day.
    • This is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on 4th October, the feast day of Franis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
  • Bangladesh today abolished a controversial quota system for civil service jobs that had been the target of major street protests that paralysed parts of the country earlier this year.
    • The cabinet announced the end of the decades-long policy that reserved more than half of all government jobs for the offspring of veterans from Bangladesh’s war of independence and disadvantaged ethnic minorities.
    • Now the recruitment for the most sought-after jobs would be determined by examination only.
  • China has launched a game show to teach young people about President Xi Jinping
    • The five-episode show has been titled as 'Studying Xi in the New Era'.
National Current Affairs
  • The Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu today announced that passengers can soon use facial recognition biometrics to enter airports under the government's DigiYatra initiative, which will become operational by February 2019.
  • Haryana government today notified that all bureaucrats in the state will be charged ₹1000 for non-official journeys up to 1,000 km every month and the amount will be deducted from their salaries. 
    • Earlier, the bureaucrats used to pay ₹400 per month and 400 km was the total limit. 
    • Note : All ministers have been exempted from the hike.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 1st Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) in New Delhi. 
    • The same event also marked inauguration of 2nd Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Renewable Energy Ministerial Meeting and second Global RE-Invest (Renewable Energy Investors’ Meet and Expo). 
    • United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres was present on the occasion.
Science & Technology
  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) has successfully undertaken series of flight trials of Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVR-AAM) from September 26 to October 3, 2018. 
    • The tests were conducted at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Balasore, Odisha as part of final development trials of the missile.
New Appointments
  • ICICI Bank's CEO Chanda Kochhar quit as the bank's Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect after her resignation requesting an early retirement was accepted by the board. 
    • Sandeep Bakhshi has been appointed as the new MD & CEO of the bank. 
    • for five years. Kochhar will also relinquish office from the Board of Directors of the Bank’s subsidiaries.
  • Nearly nine months after the Supreme Court collegium recommended his name, Justice Surya Kant was today appointed as the Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court
    • He was the Advocate General of Haryana till his elevation as a permanent judge to the Haryana and Punjab High Court in January, 2004. 
MOUs & Agreements
  • India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a US $150 million loan agreement for establishing India’s first Global Skills Park park in Bhopal.
    • This skills park will have training facilities focusing on skills for manufacturing, service and advanced agricultural jobs, benefitting about 20,000 trainees and trainers.
  • India also signed $240 million loan agreement with ADB for West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project to provide safe drinking water to people in three districts of West Bengal. 
    • The project aims at providing safe and sustainable drinking water to people in Bankura, North 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur affected by arsenic, fluoride and salinity.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has launched a national level entrepreneurship awareness campaign titled Udyam Abhilasha.  
    • It would create and strengthen cadre of more than 800 trainers to provide entrepreneurship training to the aspiring youths, encouraging them to enter the admired segment of entrepreneurs.
  • Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped Forbes India's 100 Richest People list for the 11th straight year with a net worth of $47.3 billion. 
    • He is the biggest gainer on the list this year, adding $9.3 billion to his net worth amid Reliance Jio's success. 
    • Top 10 in the List
      • Mukesh Ambani
      • Azim Premji 
      • Lakshmi Mittal 
      • Hinduja brothers 
      • Pallonji Mistry 
      • Shiv Nadar
      • Godrej family 
      • Dilip Shanghvi
      • Kumar Birla
      • Gautam Adani
Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian cricketer and former India national under-19 cricket team captain Prithvi Shaw has become the youngest Indian to score a century on Test debut, achieving the feat aged 18 years and 329 days against Windies in Rajkot today. 
    • Shaw broke the 59-year-old record set by AA Baig (20 years and 126 days). 
    • Note : Shaw is only the second Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to score a Test ton before turning 19.

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