October 2018 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs October 2018: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of October 2018 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointments Current Affairs
  • The appointment committee of the Cabinet has appointed senior advocate Tushar Mehta as the new Solicitor General of India on 10th October 2018.
  • 1988 batch Indian Foreign Service Officer (IFS) Suchitra Durai has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Thailand on October 11, 2018. She is currently the High Commissioner of Kenya to India.
  • Chairman of Welspun Group, Balkrishan Goenka has been elected as the new Chairman of the Industrial Association Assocham on October 13, 2018. He will replace Sandeep Jajodia, the chairman and managing director of VH Monnet Steel and Energy.
  • Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been elected as Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister. He was sworn in as the new Prime Minister by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on October 26, 2018. Earlier Sirisena's party had suddenly withdrawn support from the ruling coalition.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • The famous three scientists who invented 'optical laser' - Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Moore and Donna Strickland have been selected for the year 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics. These include a woman and for the first time in 55 years, a woman has received this award in this area for the first time.
  • Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand was awarded the 'Outstanding Person' Award by Ramineni Foundation on 8th October 2018. He was honored by M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of the Foundation. In the Outstanding Person Award, a sum of Rs. 2 lakhs is given and one lakh rupees are given for special award.
  • The Nobel Prize Committee has jointly announced the Nobel Prize for economics of the year 2018, by American economist William D. Nordhaus and Paul M. Romer. The Royal Swedish Academy of Economics has decided to award this award to both economists for exploration on climate change and economic development.
  • Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat has been conferred with the 2018 IACP Leadership in Human and Civil Rights' Individual Award.
  • Writer Anna Burns received the Man Booker Prize for his novel 'Milkman'. She is the first Irish writer in Northern Ireland who has been selected for this prestigious award of English language literature.
  • Agricultural Science MS Swaminathan will be honored with the first World Agricultural Award instituted by the Indian Food and Agriculture Council (ICFA).
Top Important Days Current Affairs
  • Every year International Old Age Day is celebrated on 1 October. This year the theme of International Old Age Day was "Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions". In order to spread awareness among the elderly in the world, to prevent misbehavior and injustice, the International Day Old Age day was first celebrated on December 14, 1990.
Top India Current Affairs
  • Kerala has become India's first state with 100 percent LPG in public sector oil companies.

Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • State Minister of Textiles Ajay Tamta inaugurated the 46th edition of the IGHF (Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair) Delhi exhibition. It is Asia's largest handicrafts exhibition.
Top Obituaries Current Affairs
  • Famous singer Nitin Bali died in a road accident on 09 October 2018. He was 47 years old. Nitin was known for the remix songs in the '90s.
  • Indian classical musician Pandit Ravi Shankar's ex-wife Annapurna Devi died on October 13 2018, at Bombay's Breach Candy Hospital in the morning. She was 91 years old.
  • Billionaire businessman and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died on October 13, 2018 due to cancer. He was 65 years old. Paul Allen in collaboration with Bill Gates in the 70's, laid the foundations of Microsoft.
  • Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, ND Tiwari died on October 13, 2018. His death was on his 93rd birthday in Max Hospital in Delhi.
  • Former Delhi Chief Minister and former governor Madan Lal Khurana passed away in the national capital on 27 October 2018. he 82 years old.
Top Reports Current Affairs
  • According to Forbes Magazine, Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Industries chairman and Indian businessman, has emerged as the richest person of India for the 11th consecutive year with a fortune of $ 47.3 billion.
  • Three Indian-American people - Divya Nag, Doctor Raj Punjabi and Atul Gawande - have got place in Time Magazine's list of 'Health Care 50'. This list is of 50 people whose work has been affecting people in the Healthcare sector in America.
Top Resignations Current Affairs
  • Veteran film actor Anupam Kher has resigned from the post of Indian Film and Television Institute (FTII) on October 31, 2018. Anupam was appointed the President of the prestigious Indian Film and Television Institute (FTII) in October last year.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • India's archer star Deepika Kumari has won the Bronze medal in Archery World Cup finals held in Turkey. She made this feat after the playoff match of the collision, in which he defeated Lisa Unruh.
  • Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has become the first Indian player to score more than 1,000 runs in Test cricket for 3 consecutive years. He achieved this feat during the first Test against West Indies on October 05.
  • Denmark's tennis player Caroline Wozniacki won the 30th WTA singles title at the China Open Final on October 05, 2018, in Latvia, Anastasija Sevastova.
  • Medal winner of the Rio Olympics Deepa Malik won bronze medal in women's F51/52/53 shot put in Asian Paralympic Games.
  • Veteran tennis player Leander Paes won the final of Santo Domingo Open with Miguel Angel Reyes Varela of Mexico. He defeated Ariel Behar and Roberto Carlos.
  • Mumbai beat Delhi by four wickets and win the Vijay Hazare Trophy title for the third time.
  • Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to complete 10000 ODI runs. Kohli is the fifth Indian to score 10,000 runs and 13th player of the world.
  • Kenya's runner Abraham Kiptum secured first place in the Half Marathon, held in Valencia, Spain on October 28, 2018, from 58 minutes and 18 seconds.
  • Indian golfer Khalin Joshi won his first title of Asian Tour by winning the Panasonic Open India.
Top World Current Affairs
  • China officially opened the world's longest bridge on 24th October 2018, this bridge is connecting Hong Kong with Macau and Zhuhai city. This is built on the sea and it is 55 kilometers long.
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