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Daily Current Affair (09 Oct, 2018)


Task Force launched to address skill gaps in India: MoSD&E and World Economic Forum
A task force was constituted by the Union ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship in collaboration with World Economic Forum for addressing the skill gap in the country.

Bill to tackle Cybercrime, Sexual Offences & unlawful acts in Telangana got assent from President
President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to a bill seeking punishment for sexual offenders, cyber criminals and traditional unlawful acts like bootlegging and dacoity in Telangana state.

‘JIMEX 18’: 3rd edition of India-Japan bilateral maritime exercise began at Visakhapatnam
The 3
rd edition of Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) commenced at Visakhapatnam. It will be a week long exercise concluding on October 15, 2018.

Chief Minister’s Sashakt Kisan Yojana and Chief Minister’s Krishi Samuh Yojana launched in Itanagar by Arunachal Pradesh govt
Arunachal Pradesh Government launched 2 schemes called- the Chief Minister’s Sashakt Kisan Yojana and Chief Minister’s Krishi Samuh Yojana in Itanagar.

Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference of India Region, Zone III in Guwahati
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference of India Region, Zone III in Guwahati.

 “Quintero One”: World’s First Full-Scale Hyperloop Passenger Capsule Unveiled
US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies or HyperloopTT launched the first full-scale transportation capsule which will be operational in 2019.

Kamandag: Japan military joins historic Philippine war games for the first time since WWII
Japan joined the joint exercise codenamed- ‘Kamandag’(venom) with US and Filipino troops in the Philippines for the first time since World War II.

Nepal bags tourism awards at 14th Annual Travel Awards ceremony held in New Delhi
14th Hospitality India and Explore the World Annual International Travel Awards 2018 held in New Delhi, Nepal won the tourism award.

Ruhaan Rajput bags Mid-day Young Achiever Icons Award 2018
Actor Ruhaan Rajput received the Mid-day Young Achiever Icons Award for 2018 recently in Mumbai.

Yes Bank names TS Vijayan & OP Bhatt as external members for MD selection panel
YES Bank appointed former IRDA chief and LIC chairman TS Vijayan and former SBI chief OP Bhatt as external member to a 5 member committee panel.

India defeats Sri Lanka by 144 runs to lift U-19 Asia Cup title
India won the Under-19 Asia Cup, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Key Points:
i. India defeated Sri Lanka by 144 runs in the final and won the U-19 Asia Cup for the 6
th time.
ii. Indian team batted first and scored 304/3 in the 50 overs. India’s Harsh Tyagi was declared the Man of the Match.
iii. India’s Yashasvi Jaiswal was the highest run-getter in the tournament with 318 runs and was declared Man of the Series.

Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrates 86th anniversary – October 8
Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrated its 86th anniversary commemorating its official foundation day.

Key Points:
i.  When: Indian Air Force Day is celebrated to mark the official establishment of Indian Air Force in 1932.
ii. A grand parade-cum-investiture ceremony was held at Air Force station Hindan, Ghaziabad. The parade was reviewed by Air Chief Marshal BS DhanoaChief of the Air Staff.