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October 05, 2018

5th October 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (5th 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 5th October 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (5th October) is World Teachers' Day.
    • UNESCO proclaimed 5 October to be World Teachers’ Day in the year 1994, celebrating the great step made for teachers on 5 October 1966, when a special intergovernmental conference convened by UNESCO in Paris adopted the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, in cooperation with the ILO.
    • Theme of the year 2018 : “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher
    • Note : National Teachers Day in India is observed on 5th September.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin is on a 2 day visit to India. 
    • The visit is to focus on the two countries signing a $5-billion deal for India to procure Russia's most advanced S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile defence system. 
    • Putin and PM Narendra Modi will also discuss key global issues.
  • A South Korean court today sentenced former President Lee Myung-bak to 15 years in prison for corruption. 
    • He was found guilty of embezzlement, abuse of power and receiving illegal funds from Samsung Electronics in return for presidential pardon of its Chairman Lee Kun-hee.
  • 21 countries in Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) adopted Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy in Indian Ocean Region
    • It was adopted at 2nd IORA Renewable Energy Ministerial Meeting held at 2nd Global Re-Invest India-ISA Partnership Renewable Energy Investor’s Meet & Expo in Greater Noida.
  • The maiden joint exercise of Coast Guards of India and Vietnam “Sahyog HOP TAC -2018” was held in the Bay of Bengal off the Chennai coast, Tamil Nadu. 
    • Aim of Sahyog HOP TAC -2018 : Strengthening the working level relationship between coast guards of both navies.
  • India has launched massive humanitarian operation Samudra Maitri to provide assistance to earthquake and tsunami victims in Indonesia.
    • Under this operation, India has dispatched two aircrafts (C-130J, C-17) and three naval ships (INS Tir, INS Sujatha, INS Shardul) carrying relief material and personnel to the country. 
National Current Affairs
  • The Bihar government today prohibited all principal secretaries and police officials from carrying cell phones to "high-level" meetings. 
    • An order issued by the government stated, "It is found that officials from time to time are busy on their mobile phones, which creates hindrance in smooth conduct of the meetings."
MOUs & Agreements
  • India has signed an over $5-billion deal to buy Russia's S-400 aerial-defense system.
    • India earlier approved the deal to buy five units despite the US imposing sanctions against the country after Russia invaded Crimea in 2014. 
    • Note : The US had warned India that buying Russian military equipment came under "focus area" for sanctions.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The 6 member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its 4th bi-monthly policy statement today kept the Repo rate unchanged at 6.50% after hiking it by 25 bps two times in a row. 
  • The Indian rupee breached 74 per dollar for the first time today after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept the repo rate unchanged at 6.50%. 
  • The 2nd Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo for the year 2018 (REINVEST- 2018) was concluded today at Noida. 
    • This meeting was organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy from 3rd to 5th October 2018. 
Science & Technology
  • A team of scientists has developed a new font titled "Sans Forgetica"
    • It is the first font that can help boost memory. 
    • This font has been designed using principles of cognitive psychology and design to help people retain more information.
  • The 4th India International Science Festival 2018 (IISF 2018) started today at Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh). 
    • This festival is being organized by Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences in association with Vijnana Bharati at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, Lucknow.
    • This is for first time ISSF being organized in Uttar Pradesh. 
    • Theme of IISF 2018 : “Science for Transformation“.
New Appointments
  • R N Ravi, the Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, has been redesignated as the Deputy National Security Advisor.
    • Ravi, a 1976-batch Indian Police Service officer of the Kerala cadre, is also the government's interlocutor for the ongoing talks with Naga insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM).
  • American scientist Leon Lederman (96), who won the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics died today.
    • Leon Lederman coined the phrase "God particle", a shorthand description of the then-theoretical Higgs boson, in his 1993 book of the same name.
    • He later auctioned his Nobel medal for $765,000 to pay medical bills.
Awards & Honors
  • The Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2018 has been jointly awarded to Denis Mukwege (Congolese gynecologist) and Nadia Murad (German-based Yazidis-Iraqi human rights activist) for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of warfare
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi conferred Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018 to top ranked states and districts. 
    • Haryana was ranked as Best State.
    • Satara District of Maharashtra was ranked as Best district. 
    • Uttar Pradesh was awarded for maximum citizens’ participation.
    • Overall Ranking
      • Top 3 States
        1. Haryana
        2. Gujarat
        3. Maharashtra
      • Top 3 Districts
        1. Satara (Maharashtra)
        2. Rewari (Haryana) 
        3. Pedapalli (Telangana)
      • States with Maximum Citizen Participation
        1. Uttar Pradesh
        2. Gujarat
        3. Maharashtra
      • Districts with maximum citizens’ participation
        1. Nashik (Maharashtra)
        2. Solapur (Maharashtra) 
        3. Chittorgarh (Rajasthan)

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