Daily Current Affairs 25 October 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 25 October 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 25 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 25 October 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. ‘Main Nahin Hum’ Portal and App

  • PM Modi has launched ‘Main Nahin Hum’ Portal and App which works on the theme ‘Self4Society’.
  • The aim is to bring IT professionals and organizations together and their efforts and service towards social causes and society.

2. Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti Award

  • H D Deve Gowda will be awarded the Sri Maharshi Valmiki award for the year 2018-19 by Karnataka Govt.
  • H D Deve Gowda is an Indian politician who served as the 11th Prime Minister of India from 1 June 1996 to 21 April 1997. He was previously the 14th Chief Minister of Karnataka from 1994 to 1996.

3. TECH 2018, an international conference

  • UNESCO MGIEP with Andhra Pradesh Govt. will be organising ‘TECH 2018’ from 15-17 November 2018, at Novotel, Vizag, Andhra Pradesh.
  • The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) is UNESCO’s category 1 Research Institute that focuses on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.7 towards education for building peaceful and sustainable societies across the world.

4. Harit Diwali-Swasth Diwali

  • Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has inked campaign titled ‘Harit Diwali-Swasth Diwali’.
  • The aim is to reduce adverse environmental conditions especially pollution in the country after post Diwali celebrations due to excessive bursting of crackers.

International News

1. International Dance Festival

  • It is a four-day international dance festival named ‘Udbhav Utsav’ in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Uzbekistan Ambassador to India Farhod Arziev has inaugurated the event.

2. UN Award for excellence in promoting investments in sustainable development

  • Invest India has won the UN Award for excellence in promoting investments in sustainable development.
  • Invest India is a non-profit venture under Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

3. 2018 Seoul Peace Prize

  • 2018 Seoul Peace Prize has been awarded to PM Narendra Modi.
  • The Seoul Peace Prize was established in 1990 as a biennial recognition with monetary award to commemorate the success of the 24th Summer Olympic Games held in Seoul, Korea

4. International Conference on Status and Protection of Coral Reefs (STAPCOR – 2018)

  • International Conference on Status and Protection of Coral Reefs was held at Bangaram coral Island of Lakshadweep, India.
  • Theme :- ‘Reef for Life’

Business News

1. ‘UberExpress’ by Uber

  • Uber will launching drone-based food delivery service titled ‘UberExpress’ by 2021.
  • CEO: Dara Khosrowshahi || Founded: March 2009, San Francisco, California, US || Headquarters: San Francisco, California, US || Founders: Travis Kalanick, Garrett Camp

2. ‘Khushi’: AI powered customer service app

  • ‘Khushi’ is AI powered customer service app, has been launched by PNB Metlife.
  • PNB MetLife has as its shareholders MetLife International Holdings LLC (MIHL), Punjab National Bank Limited (PNB), Jammu & Kashmir Bank Limited (JKB)

3. Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2018

  • Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2018 has been inaugurated by Secretary Agriculture and Co-operation Sanjay Agrawal in New Delhi.
  • Theme :- ‘Connecting Farmers to Market’.

4. Foreign Labour Certification for the H-1B visas

  • TCS is the only Indian Firm among top 10 to get Foreign Labour Certification for the H-1B visas for 2018 fiscal.
  • This data has been released by US Department of Labour (DOL).
  • Earnest and Young has emerged as the top employer to have received this certification.

Sports News

1. Dwayne Bravo’s retirement

  • All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from international cricket.
  • He won World T20 in 2012 and 2016 with West Windies.

2. I-League Football league

  • I-League Football league will starting from tomorrow.
  • I-League is a men’s professional football league in India is officially known as the Hero I-League.it currently shares the top spot in the Indian football system with the Indian Super League.
  • Current champion: Minerva Punjab F.C. (1st title) || Most championships: Dempo (3 titles) || Founded: 2007 || Top goal scorer: Ranti Martins (214 goals) || Number of teams: 11

3. Asian Hockey Champions Trophy

  • India have reached in Semi-final of Asian Hockey Champions Trophy.
  • Host country :-Oman || City: Muscat || Dates 18 – 28 October 2018 || Teams :-6

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