Current Affairs 02 Oct 2018 in English

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Current Affairs 02 Oct 2018 in English

Updated daily current affairs for 02 Oct 2018. Please visit Bhartialert Website for more Current Affairs in English.

If you are appearing for any Government Recruitment Exam, it is important that you are familiar with the happenings around the world. Current Affairs is an important part of your syllabus apart from English, Quantitative Aptitude or Logical Reasoning! Thus, we bring you the Important General Awareness in PDF. Now, Banking, SSC and Insurance aspirants can read the update containing all the Important Current Affairs 02nd October 2018. You can also attempt yesterday’s current affairs quiz: Check this Daily Current Affairs Video and acquaint yourself with the current events for the preparation of various Government Exams.

Important Current Affairs 02nd October 2018

  • AM Raghunath Nambiar takes over as AOC-in-C
    • Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar on October 1, 2018, took over as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) of the Eastern Air Command.
    • He is also a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and was the Project Test Pilot for the Light Combat Aircraft, ‘Tejas’.
    • He had served as a Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO) at the IAF’s Eastern Air Command in the past.
  • Birth anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
    • The nation celebrates the 114th birth anniversary of India’s second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on October 2.
    • He was the 2nd Prime Minister of India and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress political party.
    • Prime Minister visited the Vijay Ghat to pay tributes to the former prime minister.
    • Shastri coined the slogan ‘jai jawan jai kisan’.
  • PPC launched on 2nd October 2018
    • The Central government launched its People’s Plan Campaign (PPC) for panchayats from October 2, 2018, with the slogan “Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas”.
    • During the campaign, structured Gram Sabha meetings will be held for preparing Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) for the next financial year 2019-2020.
    • GPDP aims to strengthen the role of elected Panchayat leaders and Women.
  • Govt releases agri census data for 2015-16
    • The government of India released agriculture census for 2015-16 on 1 October 2018.
    • The average size of operational holding declined to 1.08 hectares (ha) in 2015-16 compared to 1.15 ha in 2010-11.
    • The percentage share of female operational holders has increased from 12.79% in 2010-11 to 13.87% in 2015-16.
    • Agriculture census is conducted by Ministry of Agriculture for every five years.

  • HRD min gave ‘Swachhata Ranking Awards 2018’
    • Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar announced the “Swachh Campus rankings” under 8 different categories on 1 October 2018.
    • Haryana’s Maharashi Dayanand University has been ranked the cleanest government university by the HRD Ministry.
    • Among the technical institutions, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Coimbatore bagged the top rank.
  • Government took control of IL&FS
    • The government of India took control of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) on 1 October 2018.
    • The government replaced its board and appointed new board members.
    • Uday Kotak was named as non-executive chairman of the new board.
    • The government moved the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) for replacing the IL&FS Board.
  • BSE launches commodity derivative contracts
    • Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) became the first stock exchange in India to launch the commodity derivative contracts in gold and silver.
    • Till now, commodity contracts were available only on MCX and NCDEX, the two specialised commodity derivatives exchanges.
    • BSE also waived off transaction charges for the first year in the commodities derivatives segment.
  • U.S., Canada agree on free trade pact
    • Canada and the U.S. have agreed on a new free trade pact that will include Mexico.
    • The new trade deal will be known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
    • USMCA replaces the nearly 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
    • The trade pact will come up for review every six years.
  • ADB and India sign $150 Million Loan
    • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $150 Million Loan.
    • The loan amount will be used to improve road connectivity and efficiency of the International Trade Corridor in West Bengal and North-Eastern Region of India.
    • The project will give a boost to India’s efforts to promote regional connectivity in South Asia.
  • NALCO CMD conferred with NIPM Ratna award
    • NALCO CMD Dr Tapan Kumar Chand was conferred with the ‘NIPM Ratna Award’ at the 37th NIPM Annual National Conference (NATCON-2018).
    • He was given the award for his contribution to People Management & Strategic Leadership.
    • National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM) is the highest body of HR professionals in India.
    • NIPM organized the NATCON-2018 at Pune.
  • Int Day of Non-Violence observed on Oct 2
    • The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October in honor of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
    • The International Day of Non-Violence is a global observance that promotes non-violence through education and public awareness.
    • On 15 June 2007 the United Nations General Assembly establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence.
  • Niwari is 52nd district of MP
    • The Madhya Pradesh government announced the creation of a new district ‘Niwari’.
    • The new district would include three tehsils of the present Tikamgarh district – Niwari, Orchha, and Prithvipur.
    • The government’s decision came into effect from October 1.
    • The district has been carved out of the Tikamgarh district.
  • BCCI comes under RTI Act
    • Central Information Commission brings The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is covered under the RTI Act.
    • CIC directed the BCCI to form, online and offline mechanisms to receive applications for information under the RTI Act within 15 days.
    • The BCCI is the national governing body for cricket in India formed in December 1928.
  • India, Uzbekistan signed 17 agreements
    • India and Uzbekistan inked 17 agreements on 1 October 2018, including in the areas of defence, space, health and agriculture.
    • They also signed an agreement on cooperation in combating illicit drug trafficking.
    • Two agreements in the sectors of innovation, and health and medical science were also signed.
    • The two countries also entered into a pact on cooperation in the pharma sector.
  • Nobel prize for medicine
    • Two immunologists, James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan won the 2018 Nobel prize in medicine.
    • They won the prize for the discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.
    • They will receive their prize at a formal ceremony in Stockholm on 10th December.
    • Allison and Honjo also have won the Tang Prize in 2014 for their research.
  • 12 Indian firms in Forbes best companies
    • 12 Indian companies features in a list of the world’s best regarded firms compiled by Forbes.
    • Entertainment giant Walt Disney, with a market cap of USD 165 billion topped the list.
    • US companies dominate the list with 61 of the total 250 firms.
    • The Indian companies are-  Infosys, TCS, Tata Motors, Tata Steel, L&T, Grasim Industries, GIC, Mahindra & Mahindra, Asian Paints, SAIL, ITC and HDFC.
  • 1st Swachhata Mela at AIIMS Delhi
    • Health Minister J P Nadda inaugurated the First Swachhata Mela organised by All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi.
    • AIIMS Delhi has bagged first position in Kayakalp awards with prize money of Rs. 5 crore in the last two editions of the awards.
    • Kayakalp awards were initiated to recognise the efforts of the hospitals for maintaining cleanliness in their premises.
  • India’s flag-bearer at Youth Olympic Games
    • 16-year-old shooting star Manu Bhaker is named as the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the 3rd Youth Olympic Games at Buenos Aires.
    • A contingent of 68 members, including 46 athletes, departed for Argentina to take part in games from October 6-18.
    • Bhaker had won gold in 10m air pistol at Guadalajara World Cup as well as Commonwealth Games.
  • Mushtaque Ahmad- new Hockey India President
    • Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad was is named as the new President of Hockey India (HI).
    • Ahmad is currently serving as the post of Secretary General.
    • He takes over President Rajinder Singh after being elected unopposed.
    • Hockey India is the governing body having an exclusive mandate to conduct all activities for both men and women hockey in India.
  • Gita Gopinath appointed IMF Chief Economist
    • India-born economist, Gita Gopinath has been appointed chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
    • She will succeed Maurice Obstfeld, who announced his retirement in July.
    • She is the second Indian economist to be appointed as IMF chief economist after Raghuram Rajan.
    • She currently serves as professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University.

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