Daily Current Affairs 1 October 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 1 October 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 1 October 2018. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 1 October 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Reservation to transgenders

  • Uttarakhand Govt. to provide reservation to transgenders in educational institutions and public appointments.
  • Governor :- Baby Rani Maurya || Chief Minister :- Trivendra Singh Rawat (BJP).

2. PTI chairman

  • N. Ravi has been elected Chairman of the Press Trust of India (PTI).
  • He was Publisher and former Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu.

3. State Disaster Response Fund

  • Centre has enhanced its contribution in State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to 90% from 75%.
  • Now Centre will contribute 90 % and states will contribute 10 %.

4. India’s first corn festival

  • It has begun in Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Governor :- Anandiben Patel || Chief Minister :- Shivraj Singh Chouhan (BJP)

International News

1. International Sanitation Convention

  • Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention is being held in New Delhi.
  • It is being organised by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to mark the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi.

2. Sustainable Development Goals SDG

  • The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly. These are part of Resolution 70/1 of the United Nations General Assembly: “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” That has been shortened to “2030 Agenda.”
  • SDG No. 6 aim to reach everyone with sanitation and increase recycling and safe reuse.

3. ‘Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism’

  • India has emphasised the demand for a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) at the UN General Assembly recently.
  • It is a proposed by India in 1996 which is yet to adopted by UN General Assembly that intends to criminalize all forms of international terrorism.

4. International Translation Day

  • International Translation Day was observed on 30 September.
  • Theme :- ‘Translation: Promoting Cultural Heritage in Changing Times’.

Business News

1. Elon Musk quits as Tesla Chairman

  • Elon Musk has agreed to step down as chairman of Tesla’s board for three years as part of an agreement with the SEC to resolve a securities fraud case. He will also pay a $20 million fine.
  • Tesla, Inc. was founded in 2003, is an American multinational corporation based in Palo Alto, California, that specializes in electric vehicles, lithium-ion battery energy storage and solar panel manufacturing.

2. Google with Indian Railway

  • Rail Heritage Digitisation Project was launched by Minister of Railways and Coal in collaboration with Google Arts and Culture.
  • It will present India’s Rail Heritage to an International level in an online story-telling platform.

3. Flute performance research institute

  • Tripura Govt. will installed a flute performance research institute.
  • Governor :- Kaptan Singh Solanki || Chief Minister :- Biplab Kumar Deb (BJP).

Sports News

1. 25th Asian junior individual squash championship

  • Yuvraj Wadhwani has clinched Asian Junior Squash title in Chennai.
  • He defeated Anas Ali Shah(Pakistan) under-13 boys title.

2. Russian Grand Prix

  • Lewis Hamilton has won the Russian Grand Prix.
  • Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for Mercedes AMG Petronas. He is a four-time Formula One World Champion.

3. Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018

  • 43rd Chess Olympiad, organised by the Federation Internationale des Chess and comprising open and women’s tournaments.
  • It is being held in Batumi, Georgia.

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