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Daily Current Affairs 24 October 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 24 October 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 24 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 24 October 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence 2018 in Public Administration

  • Senior Advocate Fali S Nariman has been awarded the 19th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence 2018 in Public Administration by VP Venkaiah Naidu.
  • About Lal Bahadur Shastri :- Born: 2 October 1904, Mughalsarai || Died: 11 January 1966, Tashkent, Uzbekistan || Nickname: Man of Peace

2. Miss Deaf Asia crown

  • Nishtha Dudeja has won the 18th Miss Deaf Asia 2018 title at an international pageant held in Prague.
  • She is the first Indian to win this.
  • She is the brand ambassador for Sivantos India Pvt Ltd.

3. Indian Carpets Expo

  • PM Modi has inaugurated 36th Indian Carpets Expo at Trade facilitation Center and Craft Museum, Varanasi.
  • It is organised by Carpet Export Promotion Council.

4. Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2018

  • Writer Sujatha Gidla won Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize.
  • She won it for ‘Ants Among Elephant: An Untouchable Family And The Making Of Modern India’ which is published by HarperCollins India.
  • It is a New York subway conductor’s story of growing up in a Dalit community in India.

International News

1. United Nations Day

  • United Nations (UN) Day 2018 is celebrated all over the world on 24 October.
  • The beginning of the United Nations can be traced back to the formation of the ‘League of Nations’. This group was formed at the end of World War I with the Treaty of Versailles.
  • This year the theme is ‘The Right to Peace’.

2. Exercise ‘Druzhba-III’

  • ‘Druzhba-III’, the 3rd edition of joint bilateral military training exercise between Pakistan and Russia is being held in Pakistan.
  • Russia and Pakistan have been holding the ‘Friendship’ drills since 2016. In October 2016, they held their first-ever joint military exercise in Pakistan. 

3. Exercise ‘Iron Magic 19’

  • ‘Iron Magic 19’ is the joint military exercise between UAE and USA and has started in the Arabian Gulf.
  • UAE:- Capital – Abu Dhabi || Currency – UAE dirham || Official language – Arabic || President – Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan || Prime Minister – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

4. New President of Cameroon

  • Paul Biya has won the 7th term as President of Cameroon.
  • Cameroon:- Capital – Yaoundé || Currency – Central African CFA franc || Prime Minister – Philémon Yang

5. World Polio Day

  • World Polio Day is observed all over the world on 24 October.
  • It was initiated by Rotary International.

Business News

1. New Editor of ‘The Hindu’

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  • Suresh Nambath has been appointed as the next Editor of ‘The Hindu’.
  • He will succeed Mukund Padmanabhan.

2. Nasscom with Dubai Internet City

  • National Association of Software and Services Companies has signed MoU with Dubai Internet City for expansion of Indian businesses in the Middle East.
  • The National Association of Software and Services Companies is a trade association of Indian Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing industry. Established in 1988, NASSCOM is a non-profit organisation.

3. Japan-India IT corridor

  • Nasscom has signed an agreement with Hiroshima for ‘Japan-India IT Corridor’ in Hiroshima, Japan.
  • Japan:- Capital: Tokyo || Currency: Japanese yen.

4. 7th Meeting of Education Ministers of SCO

  • 7th meeting of education ministers of member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held in Astana, Kazakhstan.
  • SCO:- Secretary General – Rashid Alimov || Headquarters – Beijing, China

Sports News

1. Sergio Perez’s F1 contract

  • Force India has announced a one-year extension for 2019 for Formula One Mexican driver Sergio Perez.
  • Force India: Formula One racing team and constructor based in Silverstone, United Kingdom, with an Indian license || Team Principal & CEO – Otmar Szafnauer

2. FICCI India Sports Awards 2018

  • Athletics Federation of India has been awarded the ‘FICCI India Sports Awards 2018’ in Best National Sports Federation category.
  • Athletics Federation of India:- President – Adille Sumariwalla || Location – New Delhi

3. French Open 2018(Badminton)

  • French Open 2018 has begun at Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris, France.
  • The event will be held from 23 to 28 October 2018 and has a total prize of $750,000.

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