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October 09, 2018

9th October 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (9th 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 9th October 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (9th October 2017) is World Post Day
    • The day is celebrated every year on 9th October marking the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern.
    • Aim of World Post Day : to highlight the importance of the postal services.
    • Theme of the World Post Day 2018 “Imagine you are a letter travelling through time. What message do you wish to convey to your readers ?”
  • Bangladesh today approved controversial Digital Security Bill, 2018, by enacting it as a law. 
    • This bill deals with cyber crimes, including spreading content that hurts religious sentiments or is negative propaganda against the Liberation War and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (founding father of the People's Republic of Bangladesh). 
    • Illegal activities in e-transactions and spreading defamatory data are also covered under the law.
Science & Technology
  • Pakistan has successfully test-fired Ghauri ballistic missile capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1,300 kilometres.
    • The launch was conducted by Army Strategic Forces Command and was aimed at testing the operational and technical readiness. 
  • American multinational technology company Google has announced that it is going to shut down it's social network platform Google+ for consumer use over the next 10 months after a bug exposed the personal data of up to 5 lakh users. 
  • Elon Musk-led SpaceX has successfully launched and landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a ground base in West Coast, California for the first time. 
    • The launch, which marked the 62nd flight of the vehicle, carried Argentina's SAOCOM 1A commercial satellite which was deployed about 12 minutes after liftoff.
Awards & Honors
  • The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) was honored with 'ISSA Good Practice Award' for Administrative Solution for Coverage Extension at Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and Pacific held at Kuala Lumpur, capital Malaysia.
    • ISSA : International Social Security Association
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Indian rupee today plunged 21 paise to hit a fresh lifetime low of 74.27 against the US dollar.
  • After India signed an over $5-billion deal to buy Russia's S-400 aerial-defence system, China has announced it will sell 48 high-end military drones to its "all-weather ally" Pakistan.
    • The two countries will also manufacture the Wing Loong II Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in the future. 
    • Note : China is the largest supplier of weapon systems to the Pakistan Army.
  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday forecasted a growth rate of 7.3% for India in the year 2018 and 7.4% in 2019. If the projections come true, then India would surpass China by 0.7 percentage points in 2018 and 1.2 in 2019. China was the world's fastest growing major economy in 2017, when India clocked a 6.7% growth rate.
New Appointments
  • Aerospace company Boeing has appointed its India President Pratyush Kumar to lead the F-15 fighter aircraft programme in the US. 
    • During Kumar's tenure in India, Boeing launched an engineering and technology centre in Bengaluru and also established Boeing Defence India (BDI).
    • He is also a Vice President of Boeing International.
  • Esha Bahal, a student at Noida's Amity University, today became UK's High Commissioner to India for a day after she won a video presentation contest held to celebrate International Day of the Girl Child. 
Sports Current Affairs
  • Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga has become India's first-ever gold medallist in the history of Youth Olympics
    • He achieved the feat by lifting a total weight of 274 kg in the men's 62 kg category at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina today. 
  • Indian para-athlete Sandeep Chaudhary smashed the world record in the javelin throw event to clinch Gold medal at the Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. 
  • Thangjam Tababi Devi became India’s first judo medallist at the Olympic level
    • She achieved this feat after winning silver medal at ongoing Youth Olympics Games.
  • Chelsea legend and ex-England captain John Terry has retired from football at the age of 37 after being without a club since leaving Championship side Aston Villa this summer. 
    • Terry played 78 matches for England and represented Chelsea 717 times in 19 seasons, winning 15 major trophies.

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