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1) PM announces national award in Netaji’s name for – Disaster relief workers

2) US to pull out of Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty signed with  Russia

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US CapitalWashington DC
CurrencyDollar
PresidentDonald Trump


3) Himachal Pradesh government is considering a proposal to rename state capital Shimla to – Shyamala

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Himachal Pradesh CapitalShimla
CMJai Ram Thakur
GovernorAcharya Dev Vrat


4) SBI launches its first “Wealth Hub” in – Mangaluru
5) Green Climate Fund approves $1 billion to assist poor countries to tackle – Climate Change
6) Suresh Nambath appointed as the next Editor of – ‘The Hindu’
7) IL&FS appoints advisers to help board – Arpwood Capital and JM Financial Consultants as financial and transaction advisers to the group while Alvarez & Marsal has been appointed restructuring advisers.
8) Panel recommends UNCITRAL model for – Cross-border insolvency
9) US-based Dalit writer who wins 2018 Shakti Bhatt Prize is – Sujatha Gidla
10) Annual Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award is won by – Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
11) Nasscom, Dubai Internet City sign MoU to attract – Indian enterprises
12) PM Modi inaugurates 36th Indian Carpets Expo in – Varanasi
13) 7th meeting of education ministers of member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held in – Astana, Kazakhstan
14) The state government which made the man-animal conflict a ‘State Declared Disaster’ is – Uttar Pradesh.
15) PNB Metlife launches AI-powered customer service app called- Khushi
16) ‘PayPay’ mobile wallet in Japan in JV with SoftBank, Yahoo Japan is launched by – Paytm
17) The first-ever joint maritime exercise will be conducted between ASEAN and China in the – South China Sea
18) European Space Agency and JAXA have successfully launched an unmanned Bepi Colombo spacecraft to – Mercury
19) World Polio Day is observed on October 24
20) United Nations day will be observed on – October 24

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21) GCF approves $43 million to boost climate resilience for – India’s coastal communities
22) 80% of Ganga to be clean before – March 2019
23) World’s oldest intact shipwreck found in – Black Sea
24) NASSCOM partnered with Hiroshima for Japan-India IT corridor in – Hiroshima
25) US to pull out of Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty signed with – Russia

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US CapitalWashington DC
CurrencyDollar
PresidentDonald Trump


26) 4-day International Dance Festival is going to held in – Gwalior

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Madhya Pradesh CapitalBhopal
CMShivraj Singh Chouhan
GovernorAnandiben patel


27) Seven hundred and twenty eight crores capital infusion to Syndicate Bank from – Central government
28) TCS among top 10 firms to get foreign labour certification for – H-1B visas
29) TVS Motor gets a New CEO – K.N. Radhakrishnan
30) 19th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration is won by – Fali S. Nariman
31) Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti Award for – Deve Gowda
32) UN Investment Promotion Award is won by – Invest India
33) 27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference Starts In – Gandhinagar, Gujarat
34) Fourth Edition Of NITI Lecture Series Held In – New Delhi

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NITI Aayog Full formNational Institution for Transforming India
NITI Aayog ChairmanPM Of India
Vice- ChairmanRajiv Kumar


35) India-China high-level meeting on bilateral security cooperation held in – New Delhi
36) Sagar conference inaugurated in – Goa
37) The book “Nehru and Bose: Parallel Lives” has been authored by – Rudrangshu Mukherjee.
38) President inaugurated three-day Vishwa Shanti Ahimsa Sammelan in – Maharashtra
39) Tea Board of India is to launch an app named – Chai Sahay
40) Orientation workshop on Health and Nutrition Initiatives under Aspirational District Programme and launch of Mobile app called – e-Mitra
41) World’s 2nd most underinsured country is – India
42) UAE, US to conduct military exercise near Dubai is called – Iron Magic 19
43) Russia and Pakistan holding military exercise in Pakistan is called – Druzhba-III
44) Vijay Hazare Trophy is won by – Mumbai
45) International Artist’s Day is celebrated annually on – October 25
46) ICRI has declared year 2018 as – International Year of the Reef
47) Sale Of BS-IV Vehicles should stop across Country from – April 1, 2020
48) Sachin Tendulkar gave away prizes to the winners of South Asia Regional WASH innovation in – Thimphu
49) New President of Cameroon is – Paul Biya

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Cameroon CapitalYaoundé
CurrencyFranc
PresidentPaul Biya


50) State government that has to introduce livestock veterinary scheme is – Haryana

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Haryana CapitalChandigarh
CMManohar lal Kathar
GovernorSatyadev Narayan Arya


51) New MD and CEO of Paytm Payments Bank is – Satish Kumar Gupta

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Fino Payments Bank HeadquartersMumbai ,Maharashtra
MD and CEOSatish Kumar Gupta


52) New interim CBI director is – Nageshwar Rao
53) 2018 Seoul Peace Prize is won by – PM Narendra Modi
54) UN Award for excellence in promoting investments in sustainable development is won by – Invest India
55) Nishtha Dudeja won the Miss Deaf Asia 2018 is belongs to – Haryana
56) World Agriculture Prize is awarded by – M.S. Swaminathan
57) India, Iran, Afghanistan hold first trilateral on – Chabahar port project
58) STAPCOR 2018: International Conference on Status and Protection of Coral Reefs held at – Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep
59) Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2018 opens in – New Delhi
60) India’s richest book prize is won by – Benyamin
61) PM Modi Launches ‘Main Nahin Hum’ Portal In – New Delhi
62) Fastest Cricketer to Reach 10,000 Runs in History of ODI Cricket is – Kohli
63) North East Olympics begins in – Imphal
64) MotoGP world champion won by – Spain’s Marc Marquez
65) Ayush Ministry to develop parameters to certify – Yoga professionals.
66) Indian telecom industry will rollout one million WiFi hotspots by – December 2019
67) India’s first made-in-India engineless train is set to hit the tracks for trials called – ‘Train 18’
68) The country which successfully Tests World’s Largest Cargo Drone – China

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China CapitalBeijing
CurrencyRenminbi, Yuan
PresidentXi Jinping


69) Sri Lanka tops list of countries for travel destination in – 2019

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Sri Lanka CapitalColombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
CurrencyRupee
PMRanil Wickremesinghe


70) Ethiopia’s first female president is – Sahle-Work Zewde

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Ethiopia CapitalAddis Ababa
CurrencyBirr
PresidentAbiy Ahmed


71) IDFC Bank to be renamed as – IDFC First Bank
72) FICCI India Sports Awards 2018 is won by – Athletics Federation of India
73) The 2018 WETEX (Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition) has started at the – Dubai.
74) India Mobile Congress 2018 held in – New Delhi
75) PM Modi Inaugurated Krishi Kumbha in – Lucknow
76) Union HRD Minister launches the web portal SPARC in – New Delhi
77) NATO’s biggest military maneuvers begins in – Norway
78) New Prime Minister of Sri Lanka is – Mahinda Rajapaksha.
79) World’s largest airport ‘under one roof’ to open in – Istanbul
80) Pakistan to send first manned space mission in – 2022
81) The Punjab government has banned the sale of – Glyphosate
82) Centre to build sports stadium for differently-abled in – Meghalaya
83) Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board to issue Masala bonds worth Rs 5,000 crore for – Development works
84) Gogha- Dahej Ro-Pax Ferry service will be inaugurated in – Gujarat
85) India’s First Rooftop Solar Powered Cinema and South Mumbai’s Largest Multiplex – METRO INOX.
86) RBI to inject Rs 40000 cr liquidity into system in – November
87) Reliance Naval and Engineering (RNEL) launched a 3,000-tonne training ship for the – Indian Coast Guard (ICG)
88) Senior diplomat Saurabh Kumar has been appointed India’s ambassador to – Myanmar
89) 2nd International Conference On Primary Health Care Held in – Kazakhstan
90) Union Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the 10th Edition of BIOFACH INDIA
91) Maneka Gandhi inaugurates 5th edition of Women of India National Organic Fest 2018 in – New Delhi.
92) Wheelchair shuttler Sanjeev Kumar wins two gold medals at – Denmark Open
93) Angela Merkel to Step Down As German Chancellor In – 2021
94) Gujarat First Mega Food Park Inaugurated In – Surat
95) India’s First Robotic Dinosaurs Gallery Inaugurated In – Kapurthala
96) Clara Sosa Won Miss Grand International 2018 in – Myanmar.
97) India, Japan sign MoC to promote – Ayurveda, Yoga
98) 5th National Summit On Public Health Care Begins In – Assam
99) India & Pakistan Declared Joint Winners of Asian Champions Trophy in – Oman
100) Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity day is celebrated every year on – 31st October
101) CSIR developed Less Polluting Firecrackers named – SWAS, SAFAL and STAR
102) World’s first sovereign Blue Bond – Seychelles

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Seychelles CapitalVictoria
CurrencyRupee
PresidentDanny Faure


103) Gandhian Thought and Swachhata Seminar Organized in – Wardha

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Maharashtra CapitalMumbai
CMDevendra Fadnavis
GovernorChinamani Vidyasagar Rao


104) Supreme Court prohibited the plying of 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles in the – Delhi

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Delhi CapitalNew Delhi
CMArvind Kejriwal
GovernorAnil Bijal


105) FPIs pull out INR 35,600 crore from Indian capitals market in – October
106) The Union Cabinet of India constitute a Joint Working Group (JWG) on Fintech with – Singapore

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