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October 08, 2019

8th October 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (8th October 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 8th October 2019

International Current Affairs
  • The 5th round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and Mexico were held in New Delhi.
    • The Indian side was led by Secretary (East) Vijay Thakur Singh and Mexican side was led by Deputy Minister of External Affairs of Mexico Julián Ventura Valero.
    • During the consultations, both the sides reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral cooperation, including political, trade and economic cooperation. 
    • Both sides underscored the need to hold a regular dialogue in these areas through the established bilateral mechanisms.
National Current Affairs
  • The 87th Anniversary of Indian Air Force (IAF) is being observed today. 
    • The force was formed on 8th October 1932 with a strength of six RAF-trained officers and 19 air soldiers.
    • Important Details about Indian Air Force
      • Founded    on : 8th October 1932
      • Motto : Touch the Sky with Glory (नभः स्पृशं दीप्तम्)
      • Headquarters : New Delhi
      • Chief of Air Staff : Rakesh Kumar Singh
      • Vice Chief of Air Staff   : Marshal Harjit Singh Arora
      • Indian Airforce is the World's 4th largest Airforce.
      • The Indian Air Force has involved in the following:
        • World War II
        • Sino-Indian War
        • Operation Cactus
        • Operation Vijay
        • Kargil War
        • Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
        • Indo-Pakistani War of 1947
        • Congo Crisis
        • Operation Poomalai
        • Operation Pawan 
  • Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has launched a unique initiative called 'Ganga Amantran' to connect with the stakeholders of the river. 
    • It is a pioneering exploratory open- water rafting and kayaking expedition on the Ganga river to begin on coming Thursday and will continue till 11th of next month.
    • The expedition will start at Devaprayag and culminate at Ganga Sagar covering the entire stratch of over 25,000 kilometres of the River. 
  • 63rd Dhammachakra Pravartan Din is being celebrated today at Deekshabhoomi in Nagpur (Maharashtra). 
    • Buddhist followers from the different parts of the country and abroad gathered at the venue to pay homage to the Architect of Indian Constitution Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar at Deekshabhoomi.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today announced that India will provide additional $236 million line of credit to Mongolia beyond the committed $1 billion for setting up its 1st oil refinery
    • The 1.5 million tonnes per annum refinery is being built at a cost of $1.25 billion. 
    • The line of credit was announced during PM Narendra Modi's visit to Mongolia in 2015.
  • A 3-day India International Cooperative Trade Fair will be held in New Delhi from 11th of this month. 
    • The first-ever such fair is aimed at promoting cooperative to cooperative trade within India and abroad leading to enhanced rural and farm prosperity.
    • This will be India's first and the largest international cooperatives trade fair promising to usher in a new era of cooperative excellence. 
    • The fair is expected to evolve a conducive environment for co-operative trade in the global arena.
Recent Committees in News
  • The government today set up a 19-member Inter-Ministerial Co-ordination Committee (IMCC) to ensure better coordination among various departments and law enforcement agencies to curb money laundering cases. 
    • The committee will be chaired by the Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey.
Science & Technology
  • International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center has announced the discovery of 20 new moons around Saturn, bringing its total known moons to 82. 
    • The ringed planet has now surpassed Jupiter, which has 79 known moons, as the planet with most moons in the solar system
Awards & Honors
  • The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded with one half to James Peebles for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz
    • Mayor and Queloz received the prize for discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star. 
    • The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for inventions in laser physics.
New Appointments
  • Titan Company today announced the retirement of its MD Bhaskar Bhat after about 33 years of service in the company. 
    • The position has been taken over by CK Venkataraman, who was the CEO of Titan's jewellery division since 2005.
Sports Current Affairs
  • England have appointed Chris Silverwood as their new head coach across all formats, replacing Trevor Bayliss. 
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