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1. World Habitat Day is observed every year on the – First Monday of October

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Theme

Municipal Solid Waste Management

2. World Vegetarian Day is observed annually around the planet on – October 1

3. The International Day of Older Persons is observed on – October 1

4. Government forms Competition Law Review Committee under – Injeti Srinivas

5. AICTE to establish country’s first AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL. Academy in – Jaipur

6. Govt to convert 1.5 lakh Primary Health Centers into – Wellness Centers

7. Board which is brought Under RTI Act by Central Information Commission is – BCCI

8. Nobel scandal: French photographer imprisoned for rape

9. India, Uzbekistan join hands for developing – ICT Sector

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Uzbekistan Capital

‎Tashkent

Currency

Som

President

Shavkat Mirziyoyev

10. ‘Mukhyamantri Yuva Nestham aims at creating more employable youth in – Andhra Pradesh

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Andhra Pradesh Capital

Hyderabad, Amaravathi

CM

Chandrababu Naidu

Governor

ESL Narashiman

11. Walmart Foundation announced that it is to invest Rs.180 crore in India to – Improve farmers’ livelihood

12. The Uttarakhand Assembly unanimously passed a resolution to declare cow as ‘Rashtra Mata’ or the mother of the nation

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Uttarakhand Capital

Dehradun

CM

Trivendra Singh Rawat

Governor

Baby Rani Maurya

13. State to get Ministry of cows is – Madhya Pradesh

14. India’s first Corn Festival Starts in – Madhya Pradesh

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Madhya Pradesh Capital

Bhopal

CM

Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Governor

Anandiben patel

15. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrives in – Delhi

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Delhi Capital

New Delhi

CM

Arvind Kejriwal

Governor

Anil Bijal

16. 1st State to Launch Wage Compensation Scheme for Pregnant Women in Tea Gardens – Assam

17. The state that has topped the list of States with Maximum Average AUM is – Maharashtra

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Maharashtra Capital

Mumbai

CM

Devendra Fadnavis

Governor

Chinamani Vidyasagar Rao

18. Reinvigorating Trade and Inclusive Growth Report is launched by – IMF, World Bank and WTO

19. RBI to inject Rs. 36,000 cr into system through purchase of – Government bonds

20. UPI payments topped by – Paytm

21. Government Cuts Gross Borrowing Estimate for Current Fiscal by – Rs 70,000 Crore

22. UNICEF’S special representative of young people is – Ravi Venkatesan

23. India-born Harvard professor who becomes chief economist of IMF is – Gita Gopinath

24. Chief of National Financial Reporting Authority is – Rangachari Sridharan

25. Sushil Modi-led GoM to examine modalities for ‘calamity tax’ under – GST

26. Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to cancer researchers – James P. Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan

27. Petroleum Minister Launches – SATAT Initiative

28. First stock exchange to launch commodity derivative contracts is – BSE

29. India releases commemorative stamps in Netherlands to mark – Gandhi Jayanti

30. UNCTAD has expected India’s economy to grow – 7.0% in 2018

31. Asian Development Bank (ADB. and India sign $150 Million Loan to – Improve Regional Connectivity

32. Arun Kumar was appointed as new Director - General of Railway Protection Force (RPF.

33. Facebook appoints Adam Mosseri as Instagram Head

34. The New Hockey India president is – Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad

35. 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award is won by – Dr. Evan Atar Adaha

36. Sustainable mountain development summit from Oct 3-5 held in – Shimla

37. World Boxing Council convention kicks off in – Ukraine

38. Rank of India in world terms of largest pictorial warning on cigarette packs is – 5th

39. Multi-National Maritime Exercise ‘IBSAMAR-VI’ Starts in – South Africa

40. Joint Exercises between Coast Guards of India, Vietnam starts in – Chennai

41. Indian Captain for Asian Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2018 is – Manpreet Singh

42. The event ambassador for the Airtel Delhi half marathon is – Sanya Richards-Ross

43. The bank approved issuance of preferential equity shares in favour of LIC is – IDBI Bank

44. The 46th chief justice of India (CJI. took oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan is – Justice Ranjan Gogoi

45. The newly appointed MD and CEO of ICICI Bank is – Sandeep Bakshi

46. First-ever cricketer to smash a century each on Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Test cricket debut is – Prithvi Shaw

47. The app service launched chat feature to curb spread of fake news is – Truecaller48. List of Nobel Prize Winners 2018

S. No.
Field
Description
Winner
1.
Physiology or Medicine
For their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation
James P. Allison(USA., Tasuku Honjo(Japan.
2.
Physics
For their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses in the field of laser physics
Gérard Mourou(France.,
Arthur Ashkin(USA.,Donna Strickland(Canada.
3.
Chemistry
For control of evolution and used it for purposes that bring the greatest benefit to humankind.
George Smith (USA.,
Frances Arnold (USA.,Greg Winter (UK.
4.
Literature
This year no Nobel Prize for Literature
5.
Peace
For their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.
Denis Mukwege (Democratic Republic of the Congo.,
Nadia Murad (Germany.
6.
Economic Sciences
For work on climate change, and the endogenous growth theory
William Nordhaus (US.
Paul Romer(US.

49. PM Narendra Modi was presented with United Nations’ highest environmental honour called ‘Champions of the Earth’

50. The former Expedia executive appointed as Chief People Officer (CPO. of Uber is – Nikki Krishnamurthy

51. International Finance Corporation extended Rs. 1000 Crore loan to – Aditya Birla Finance

52. The bank to become a plastic-free organization in one year is – SBI Bank

53. Pictures of Mahatma Gandhi and his messages were beamed on Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to mark his birth anniversary

54. World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is held annually on October 5

55. India aims to generate 40% power from non-fossil fuel by 2030

56. UN postal agency issues commemorative stamps on International Day of Non-Violence

57. Project Utkrisht: Railways to roll out 640 rakes by 2020 for Rs 4-bn

58. Cabinet approves 50% profit over input cost for rabi crops

59. India launches relief operation for tsunami-hit Indonesia

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Indonesia Capital

Jakarta

Currency

Rupiah

President

Joko Widodo

60. Kurdish leader Barham Salih elected as Iraq President

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Iraq Capital

Baghdad

Currency

Dinar

President

Barham Salih

61. India signs pact with ADB for safe drinking water in Bengal

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Jharkhand Capital

Ranchi

CM

Raghubar Das

Governor

Draupadi Murmu

62. India’s first dolphin research centre to come up soon in Patna

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Bihar Capital

Patna

CM

Nitish Kumar

Governor

Banwarilal Purohit

63. Haryana’s Maharshi Dayanand University declared cleanest govt university by HRD Ministry

64. Rajasthan opens much-awaited Dravyavati river project

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Rajasthan Capital

Jaipur

CM

Vasundra Raje

Governor

Kalyan Singh

65. SIDBI Launched National Level Entrepreneurship Awareness Campaign ‘Udyam Abhilasha’

66. Bank of Maharashtra closes 51 branches to cut costs

67. RBI leaves repo rate unchanged in MPC Report

68. Airtel Acquires Bengaluru-Based AI Start-Up AuthMe

69. Ravi Venkatesan appointed as UNICEF special representative

70. Nobel peace prize 2018 won by Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad

71. Gandhiji to be posthumously honored with US Congressional Gold

72. National Khadi Festival 2018 inaugurated by Union MSME Minister

73. Russia’s World Cup hero Igor Akinfeev retires from international football

74. Manu Bhaker Named India’s Flag-Bearer at Youth Olympic Games

75. Digi Yatra: Government releases policy on biometric based digital processing of passengers at airports

76. One in three companies in India prefer hiring men: WEF Study

77. NASSCOM unveils Centre of Excellence for IoT in Haryana

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Haryana Capital

Chandigarh

CM

Manohar lal Kathar

Governor

Satyadev Narayan Arya

78. Alphonso mango from 5 districts of Maharashtra gets Geographical Indication tag

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Maharashtra Capital

Mumbai

CM

Devendra Fadnavis

Governor

Chinamani Vidyasagar Rao

79. Government inks $150 Million loan agreement with ADB for India’s first Global Skills Park in MP

80. Government inks $110 million loan agreement with ADB to upgrade rural roads in MP

81. Rs 469-cr revival plan approved for NEPA Ltd

82. Government nod to establishment of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation in Sehore

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Madhya Pradesh Capital

Bhopal

CM

Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Governor

Anandiben patel

83. Government inks $240 million loan agreement with ADB for WB Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project

84. R N Ravi appointed Deputy National Security Advisor

85. Pankaj Sharma appointed India’s Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament

86. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently conferred Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018

87. 4th India International Science Festival-2018 held in Lucknow

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Theme

Science for Transformation

88. REINVEST- 2018: 2nd Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo held in Noida

89. Government launches closing the Skills Gap Task Force

90. India ranked 28th on government’s adoption of e-payments in 2018: EIU

91. IAF successfully conducts series of flight trials of Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile

92. Sahyog HOP TAC -2018: First India-Vietnam Coast Guards exercise held in Bay of Bengal

93. Parker Solar Probe completes first Venus flyby: NASA

94. Gaganyaan: ISRO, ROSCOSMOS to work together for first Indian manned mission

95. India to expect 10 per cent rise in salary in 2019, highest increase in Asia Pacific

96. World’s first full-sized Hyperloop capsule unveiled in Spain

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Spain Capital

Madrid

Currency

Euro

PM

Pedro Sánchez

97. India’s 1st ‘Methanol Cooking Fuel Program’ Launched in Assam

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Assam Capital

Dishpur

CM

Sarbananda Sonowal

Governor

Jagdish Mukhi

98. Odisha CM launches Nirman Kusuma Yojana

99. CM launches ‘Odyssey City Card’ for Bhubaneswar

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Orissa Capital

Bhubaneswar

CM

Naveen Patnaik

Governor

Ganeshi Lal

100. RBI holds repo rate, but changes stance to ‘calibrated tightening’

101. UNCTAD expects India’s GDP to rise 7% in 2018

102. World Bank: East Asia-Pacific to grow 6.3% in 2018

103. RBI proposes Voluntary Retention Route to attract long-term investment

104. WhatsApp, Jio campaign for responsible app use

105. Reliance Health Insurance gets R3 licence from IRDAI

106. Ramon Laguarta succeeds Pepsico’s Indian-origin CEO Indra Nooyi

107. Renowned Spanish soprano Caballe passed away

108. Ruhaan Rajput bags recognition at Mid-day Young Achiever Icons Award 2018

109. Nobel laureates Nadia, Mukwege nominated for Mother Teresa Award-2018

110. Nepal bags tourism awards at Annual Travel Awards ceremony

111. India Post honors Narayan Seva Sansthan with new postal stamp

112. India, Russia ink action plan to set up 6 more n-reactors in India

113. Atal Innovation Mission & SIRIUS Sign MoU

114. India to be guest of honour at Mexico’s international cultural fest

115. India Chem 2018 Conference Begins in Mumbai

116. India to Host the 14th International GCA Conference on Media and Communication

117. Centre to release state rankings under Poshan Abhiyaan next year March

118. 36th National Games To Be Held Next Year In Goa

119. Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to score 24 Test hundreds since Don Bradman

120. Former England Batsman Nick Compton Retires From Cricket

121. Oscar-winning animator Will Vinton passes away at 70

122. Girl in iconic ‘Glow of Hope’ painting dead at 102

123. senior journalist Pradip Chowdhury passed away

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