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Latest Current Affairs of October 2018

The cyclone which hit the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha causing extensive damage was namedTitli
The mobile health app developed and launched by the IAF for the citizens of India on Air Force day i.e. 08 Oct 2018 is named MedWatch
The place in Haryana at which the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi unveiled a statue of Sir Chotu RamRohtak
The place in Haryana at which the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Rail Coach Refurbishing KarkhanaSonepat
The team which has won the U-19 Asia Cup title defeating Sri Lanka in the finals at Dhaka, BangladeshIndia
The venue of India-Japan bilateral maritime exercise JIMEX-2018 commencing from 07 Oct 2018 Visakhapatnam
The country with which India has signed a deal for the purchase of S-400 Triumf missile system at a cost of 5 billion dollarsRussia
The railway zone which has become free of all unmanned level crossings by eliminating over 1000 such crossingsSouthern Railway
The Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank who has resigned from her post six months prior to her retirementMs Chanda Kochhar
The team which has won the 24th Senior Women's National Football Championship defeating Odisha in the finals at Barabati Stadium, CuttackManipur
The venue of India International Science Festival 2018 with the focal theme Science for Transformation being held from 05 to 08 Oct 2018Lucknow
The variety of mango from Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra which has been granted the GI tag by the governmentAlphonso
The policy on biometric based digital processing of passengers at airports released by Shri Suresh Prabhu is named (the policy will be implemented at Hyderabad and Bangalore by February 2019Digi Yatra
The National Level Entrepreneurship Awareness Campaign, launched by Small Industries Development Bank of India in 115 Aspirational Districts identified by NITI Aayog in 28 States and reaching to around 15,000 youth is named Udyam Abhilasha (उद्यम अभिलाषा)
The MSP for wheat for the 2018-19 season to be marketed in 2019-20 has been fixed by the Govt atRs. 1840/- per quintal
The place in Madhya Pradesh where setting up of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation(NIMHR) has been approved in place of BhopalSehore
The Indian-American economist who has been appointed the Chief Economist at the International Monetary FundGita Gopinath
The new President-elect of IraqBarham Salih
The place at which the FIRST assembly of the International Solar Alliance was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiVigyan Bhavan, New Delhi
The veteran harmonium player and recipient of Padma Shri and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards who passed away on 29 Sep 2018Pt Tulsidas Borkar
The place in South Africa where the sixth edition of IBSAMAR, a joint Multi – National Maritime Exercise between the Indian, Brazilian and South African Navies, is being held from 01 – 13 Oct 18Simons Town

Champions of the Earth Award

Awarded by: United Nations


  1. Lifetime Achievement Award: Joan Carling (Philippines).
  2. Science and Innovation category: Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, for their revolutionary development of a popular, plant-based alternative to beef
  3. Policy Leadership category: Emmanuel Macron, President of France and Narendra Modi, PM of India for their pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance.
  4. Inspiration and Action for Transformation: Zhejiang's Green Rural Revival Programme (China)
  5. Entrepreneurial Vision: Cochin International Airport, the world's first fully solar-powered airport
  6. Young Champion of the Earth for Asia Pacific: Arpit Dhupar, Chakr Innovation

Important Days of October

International Day of Older Persons: 01 October

Established by : United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 1991

Theme: Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions

World Habitat Day: 1st Monday of October (01 October)

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 1986

Theme: Municipal Solid Waste Management

International Day of Non-Violence: 02 October

Established by : United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2007

<-h4 style="color:#CC0000">World Teacher's Day: 05 October

Established by : UNESCO

Theme: The Right to Education Means the Right to a Qualified Teacher

First Observed in: 1994

World Post Day: 09 October

Established by : Universal Postal Union

First Observed in: 1969

World Mental Health Day: 10 October

Established by : World Health Organisation

Theme: Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World

First Observed in: 1992

Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave awards to top Ranked State, District and State with maximum citizen participation based on the National Swachh SurvekshanGrameen 2018 commissioned by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation at the concluding session of Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention at Rahtrapati Bhawan Cultural Centre.

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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