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November 01, 2018

1st November 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (1st November 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 1st November 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (1st November) is World Vegan Day.
    • This day was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then President & Chair of The Vegan Society.
  • Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has lifted the suspension of the Parliament. 
    • He had suspended the Parliament after sacked PM Ranil Wickremesinghe had asked for a session to prove his parliamentary majority. 
    • The US had called on Sri Lanka to reconvene the Parliament amid the political crisis.
National Current Affairs
  • 6 States- Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Union Territory of Lakshadweep celebrate their Foundation day today.
  • Fulfilling the long-standing demand of the Odisha government, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved the renaming of Jharsuguda Airport, Odisha as “Veer Surendra Sai Airport, Jharsuguda.
    • Veer Surendra Sai is a well-known freedom fighter of Odisha.
Science & Technology
  • The researchers of IIT, Madras have designed India's first indigenously developed microprocessor titled "Shakti".
    • Shakti could be used for mobile computing systems, defence and nuclear sectors. 
    • The 'Shakti' family of processors was fabricated at ISRO's Chandigarh semi-conductor laboratory, making it the first 'RISC V Microprocessor' to be completely designed and made in India.
New Appointments
  • Justice Vijai Kumar Bist was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court
    • Sikkim Governor Ganga Prasad administered the oath of office at Ashirwad Hall, Raj Bhavan. 
    • He replaces Justice Satish Kumar Agnihotri.
  • The ACC has approved the appointment of S. S. Deswal as Director General, Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
    • He took charge from Shri R K Pachnanda, the outgoing DG of ITBP.
MOUs & Agreements
  • The Cabinet has cleared the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and South Korea for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism. 
    • The MoU is aimed at expanding cooperation in data related to tourism and between tourism stakeholders, including hotels and tour operators. 
    • It will also seek to establish exchange programmes for cooperation in human resource development. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • India has jumped 23 places to secure the 77th position out of 190 countries in the World Bank's 'Ease of Doing Business' ranking
    • India, which ranked 137 in the starting a business category and 52 in dealing with construction permits category, is the highest-ranked South Asian country
    • Last year, India had jumped a record 30 places to rank 100th.
    • Top 10 in the List :
      1. New Zealand 
      2. Singapore 
      3. Denmark 
      4. China
      5. Korea
      6. Georgia
      7. Norway
      8. United States
      9. United Kingdom
      10. Macedonia
Awards & Honors
  • Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray's epic masterpiece 'Pather Panchali' has been included in the  BBC's 100 Best Foreign Language Films List.
    • Pather Panchali which was ranked 15th in the list, is the only film from India to feature in the list.
    • The list has been topped by Akira Kurosawa's 'Seven Samurai'.
    • Some of the notable films that featured in the list are — Kurosawa’s “Rashomon “, Wong Kar-wai’s “In the Mood for Love”, Andrei Tarkovsky’s “The Mirror”, Asghar Farhadi’s “A Separation”, Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth”, Ingmar Bergman’s “The Seventh Seal” and Alfonso Cuaron’s “Y Tu Mama Tambien”, among others.
  • Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai will be honored with the 2018 Gleitsman Award for her work promoting girls’ education.
    • Note : Malala became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 when she was recognised for her global work supporting schooling for all children.
Sports Current Affairs
  • 19-time world champion Pankaj Advani became the 1st Indian to win an Asian Snooker Tour event after defeating China's Ju Reti in the final held at Jinan, China. 
  • India defeated Windies by 9 wickets in the fifth ODI at Thiruvananthapuram to clinch the five-match series 3-1.
    • This is India's 8th consecutive ODI series win against Windies. 
  • Former India captain Rahul Dravid today received the ICC Hall of Fame Commemorative Cap from former captain Sunil Gavaskar ahead of the fifth India-Windies ODI at Thiruvananthapuram's Greenfield International Stadium.

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