Current Affairs 03 Oct 2018 in English

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Current Affairs 03 Oct 2018 in English

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Important Current Affairs 03rd October 2018

  • National Khadi Festival 2018 inaugurated
    • A month-long National Khadi Festival 2018 has been inaugurated on 2 Oct 2018, by Union MSME minister, Shri Giriraj Singh.
    • The fest is being organized by Khadi and Village Industries Commission at Mumbai.
    • Various types of Khadi products of different states would be available at the festival.
    • Around 100 institutions from all over of the country are participating in the exhibition.
  • Mount Soputan erupts in Indonesia
    • Indonesia’s Mount Soputan volcano erupts on the tsunami-hit island of Sulawes.
    • The authorities raised the volcano’s status to Level III of the four-level national alert system.
    • It is about 1,000 km from the town of Palu where a 7.5 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami.
    • Indonesia is situated on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, where frequent quakes and volcanic activity strikes.
  • Lilima to receive Ekalabya Puraskar, 2018
    • Hockey player Lilima Minz from Odisha has been selected for the prestigious Ekalabya Puraskar, 2018.
    • The annual award is instituted by the charitable wing of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys (IMFA) comprises of a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh along with a citation.
    • Ekalabya Puraskar has been instituted to promote literature, sports, the arts, culture, and other socially meaningful activities.
  • N. Ravi elected as PTI chairman
    • N. Ravi, Publisher and former Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, was unanimously elected Chairman of the Press Trust of India (PTI).
    • Mr. Ravi succeeds Viveck Goenka, chairman and managing director of the Express Group.
    • Also, Vijay Kumar Chopra, Chief Editor of the Punjab Kesari Group of newspapers, was elected as Vice-Chairman.
  • PM Modi received UNEP Champions of the Earth
    • PM Narendra Modi received the United Nations highest environmental honour, the UNEP Champions of the Earth award at New Delhi.
    • The award is presented by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
    • The award was announced on 26th Sept, on the sidelines of 73rd UN GA in New York.
    • The annual prize is awarded to leaders from government whose actions had a positive impact on the environment.




  • SIDBI launched ‘Udyam Abhilasha’ campaign
    • Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), had launched a National Level Entrepreneurship Awareness Campaign, Udyam Abhilasha on 2 October 2018.
    • The campaign was launched in 115 Aspirational Districts identified by NITI Aayog.
    • The campaign would create and strengthen cadre of more than 800 trainers to provide entrepreneurship training to the aspiring entrepreneurs.
  • Japan space probe launched new robot
    • A Japanese probe launched a new observation robot towards an asteroid.
    • The Hayabusa2 probe launched the French-German Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (MASCOT), towards the Ryugu asteroid’s surface.
    • MASCOT’s launch comes after the Hayabusa2 dropped a pair of MINERVA-II micro-rovers on the Ryugu asteroid.
    • MASCOT can take images at multiple wavelengths and measure magnetic fields.
  • World Peace monument inaugurated
    • Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the World Peace Monument at the Maharashtra Institute of Technology’s World Peace University campus at Loni, Pune.
    • The monument has one of the world’s largest dome of 160 ft. in diameter and 263 ft tall.
    • It is larger in area than the dome at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.
    • The dome is built atop the MIT World Peace Library and the World Peace Prayer Hall
  • PM inaugurated first assembly of the ISA
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 1st Assembly of the International Solar Alliance on 2 October 2018 in New Delhi.
    • The same event also marked the inauguration of the 2nd IORA Renewable Energy Ministerial Meeting, and the 2nd Global RE-Invest (Renewable Energy Investors’ Meet and Expo).
    • The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Antonio Guterres, was present on the occasion.
  • Stamps on International Day of Non-Violence
    • The UN postal agency issued a new collection of stamps in commemoration of the International Day of Non-violence, marked on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary.
    • Stamps feature artistic interpretation of ‘The Knotted Gun’, an iconic global sculpture.
    • The sculpture was created by the Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswrd as a tribute to  Beatles member John Lennon after his murder.
  • Barham Salih as new president of Iraq
    • Iraq’s Parliament has elected a veteran Kurdish Politician Barham Salih as the country’s new President.
    • Salih is a former prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government.
    • He has named Shiite Adel Abdul Mahdi as Prime Minister of the country.
    • The move will pave the way to form a new government, nearly five months after national elections.
  • New dwarf planet spotted
    • An extremely distant dwarf planet, named The Goblin, has been discovered by the astronomers.
    • The dwarf planet was officially designated as ‘2015 TG387’.
    • Astronomers first observed the dwarf planet on October 13, 2015, from the Subaru telescope.
    • This is the third dwarf planet found to be orbiting on the frigid fringes of our solar system.
  • Thangvellu- flag-bearer for Asian Para Games
    • Rio Paralympic gold medallist Thangvellu Mariyappan is named as flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the 3rd Paralympic Asian games.
    • India will field its biggest ever contingent of 302 members for the games.
    • 3rd Asian Para Games will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from October 6-13.
    • The official mascot of the Games is a Bondol eagle named Momo.
  • Manipur clinch National Football Championship
    • Manipur claimed victory in the final of the 24th Senior Women’s National Football Championships, defeating hosts Odisha by 2-1.
    • It was the 19th occasion when a state from the northeast of India won the trophy.
    • Manipur captain Bala Devi scored the first goal in the 45th minute.
    • The final match was held at the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, Odisha.
  • Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as 46th CJI
    • Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn-in as the 46th Chief Justice of India on 3 October 2018.
    • He was administered the oath by President Ram Nath Kovind.
    • CJI Ranjan Gogoi is the first Chief Justice of India from the north-east and his tenure will end in November 2019.
    • Justice Gogoi started his career as a Permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court in February 2001.
  • Odisha launched own food security scheme
    • The Odisha government has launched its own food security scheme on 2 October 2018.
    • The scheme will be benefiting 25 lakh people who were left out of the National Food Security Act.
    • The beneficiaries will get 5 kg of rice per person per month at the rate of Rs. 1 per kg.
    • Each poor man will get 5 kg of rice per month as per the provision of the National Food Security Act, 2013.
  • WHO launched global guidelines on sanitation
    • The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the first global guidelines on sanitation and health.
    • The WHO said that by adopting its new guidelines, countries can significantly reduce diarrhoeal deaths due to unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene.
    • The new guidelines were developed because current sanitation programmes are not achieving anticipated health gains.
  • Assam government launched pension scheme
    • Assam government launched pension scheme covering all senior citizens of the state.
    • The name of the pension scheme is ‘Swahid Kushal Konwar Sarbajanin Briddha Pension Achoni’.
    • All senior citizens above 60 years of age are entitled to get the benefit of the scheme through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to their bank accounts.
  • IBSAMAR-VI kicks off in South Africa
    • The sixth edition of IBSAMAR is being held at Simons Town, South Africa from 01 – 13 October 2018.
    • IBSAMAR is a joint Multi – National Maritime Exercise between the Indian, Brazilian and South African Navies.
    • The aim of the exercise is to undertake collective training for participating navies and building interoperability.
    • The last edition of IBSAMAR was conducted in Goa.
  • Ashkin, Mourou, Strickland won Nobel prize
    • Scientists Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics.
    • They were awarded for their work in the field of lasers used for surgery as well as scientific study.
    • Ashkin invented optical “tweezers” that could grab particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells.
    • Mourou and Strickland separately created the shortest and most powerful laser pulses ever.

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