Daily Current Affairs 18 October 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 18 October 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 18 October 2019. 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 18 October 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Kartarpur Corridor

  • PM Modi will inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor to Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan on 8th November 2019.
  • The Kartarpur Corridor is an under-construction border corridor between the neighbouring nations of India and Pakistan, connecting the Sikh shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur.

2. Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Tunnel

  • Chenani-Nashri Tunnel of Jammu and Kashmir will be renamed after Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.
  • It is a 9.2 km long tunnel that reduces the distance between Jammu and Srinagar by 31 km.
  • Syama Prasad Mukherjee was an Indian politician, barrister and academician, who served as the Minister for Industry and Supply in Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s cabinet.

3. IHGF-Delhi Fair 2019

  • Ministry of Textile Secretary, Ravi Kapoor has inaugurated 48th edition of the Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair (IHGF) in Delhi.
  • Theme: ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’.

4. Shirui Lily Festival 2019

  • Minister of Tourism and Culture Prahlad Singh Patel has inaugurated Shirui Lily Festival, 2019 in Manipur.
  • Capital: Imphal || Governor: Najma Heptulla || Chief minister: N. Biren Singh

International News

1. UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation awards

  • UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation Awards were announced at a ceremony held in Penang, Malaysia.
  • Four heritage from India were chosen for UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation 2019.
  • 1. Flora Fountain, Mumbai
  • 2. Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue, Mumbai
  • 3. Our Lady of Glory Church, Mumbai
  • 4. Vikram Sarabhai Library of IIM Ahmedabad
  • UNESCO President: Audrey Azoulay || Founded: 16 November 1945 || Headquarters- Paris, France.

2. World’s first solid Gold Payment Card

  • UK’s Royal Mint has claimed to have unveiled the world’s first Solid Gold Payment Card of 18-karat gold.
  • The Royal Mint is a government-owned mint that produces coins for the United Kingdom. Operating under the name Royal Mint Ltd, the mint is a limited company that is wholly owned by Her Majesty’s Treasury and is under an exclusive contract to supply all the nation’s coinage.

3. Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence

  • UAE has announced the establishment of World’s first AI university ‘Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence’.
  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, colloquially known by his initials as MBZ, is the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces.
  • Currency of UAE: Dirham || Capital: Abu Dhabi.

4. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

  • The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is an international observance celebrated every year on October 17 throughout the world.
  • Theme: ‘Acting Together to Empower Children, their Families and Communities to End Poverty’.

Business News

1. Global DXB Challenge 2019

  • The First Global DXB Challenge will be hosted by Dubai.
  • Aim: To encourage creative young minds in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence.

2. World Giving Index 2019

  • The 10th edition of World Giving Index-2019 was released by Charities Aid Foundation.
  • India is ranked at 82nd position among 128 countries in the 10th edition of World Giving Index-2019.
  • 1. USA
  • 2. Myanmar
  • 3. New Zealand
  • China is ranked at 126th position.
  • The three rankings measurements: Helping a stranger || Donating money || Volunteering time.
  • The Charities Aid Foundation is a registered UK charity. CAF provides services and assistance to UK and international charities and their donors, and promotes general donation to charities.

3. India Post Mobile Banking App

  • Department of Post has launched ‘India Post Mobile Banking’ for its users.
  • India post: Headquarters: New Delhi || Founded: 1 April 1854

4. India Mobile Congress 2019

  • The 2nd Edition of India Mobile Congress 2019 held in Aerocity, New Delhi.
  • Theme: ‘Imagine: a new CONNECTED world; Intelligent. Immersive. Inventive’.
  • It was organised by Department of Telecommunications, Government of India and Cellular Operators Association of India.

5. Web-tax on Digital Giants

  • Italy will introduce a 3% Web-tax on Digital Giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon from 2020.
  • Italy: Capital: Rome || Currency: Euro || President: Sergio Mattarella || Prime Minister: Giuseppe Conte

Sports News

1. Spanish Footballer Sergio Ramos

  • Footballer Sergio Ramos has become the nation’s most-capped player with 168th appearance after going ahead of former Spain captain Iker Casillas.
  • He has also become the most-capped European outfield player (Male) in the history of the game.

2. SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship 2019

  • Winner: India
  • Runner-up: Bangladesh
  • South Asian Football Federation, founded in 1997, is an association of the football playing nations in South Asia and is part of the larger Asian Football Confederation. Its founding members are Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Bhutan joined the federation in 2000 and Afghanistan in 2005.
  • President: Kazi Salahuddin || Founded: 1997 || Top Scorer: Sunil Chhetri || Membership: 7 member associations || Motto: Strength in Unity || Headquarters: New Delhi, India

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