Daily Current Affairs 3 October 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 3 October 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 3 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 3 October 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. National Level Entrepreneurship Awareness Campaign

  • Small Industries Development Bank of India had launched a National Level Entrepreneurship Awareness Campaign and Udyam Abhilasha.
  • It was launched in 115 Aspirational Districts identified by NITI Aayog in 28 States and reaching to around 15,000 youth.

2. New DG of Railway Protection Force

  • Arun Kumar has been appointed as Director-General of the Railway Protection Force (RPF).
  • He will replace Dharmendra Kumar.

3. Sustainable Mountain Development Summit

  • Sustainable Mountain Development Summit VII will be held in Shimla from October 3 to 5.
  • The main area of focus will be mountain farmers and enabling sustainable agricultural development.

4. 46th Chief Justice of India

  • Justice Ranjan Gogoi has taken oath as the 46th CJI in front of President Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • He has succeeded 45th CJI Dipak Misra.

International News

1. Bangladesh’s first female major General

  • Bangladesh Govt. has appointed Susane Giti as first female major General.
  • Bangladesh :- Capital – Dhaka || Currency – Taka || Prime Minister – Sheikh Hasina

2. Nobel Prize 2018

  • Nobel Prize in Physics :- Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland
  • Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 :- James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo (Jointly)
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry :- Frances H Arnold, George P Smith and Gregory P Winter.

3. UNESCO Global Geo-park Network status

  • Geological Survey of India has chosen locations in Maharashtra and Karnataka for UNESCO Global Geo-park Network status.
  • Lonar Lake :- Maharashtra
  • St. Mary’s Island and Malpe beach :- Karnataka

4. United Nations Chief on India Visit

  • UN SG Antonio Guterres arrived in New Delhi to take part in ongoing Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention, New Delhi.
  • He will also attend the joint inaugural ceremony of International Solar Alliance.

Business News

1. RBI to purchase of Govt. Bonds

  • RBI will inject Rs 36000 Cr. in economy through purchase of Govt. Bonds.
  • The aim is to counter the festival season demand for funds.
  • The Purchase of Government securities is conducted under Open market operation.

2. Rupee crossed 73 to USD

  • Indian rupee has reached the all-time low Rs 73 mark against USD for the first time.
  • Crude oil prices has surged to $85 per barrel.

3. New Instagram Head

  • Facebook has appointed Adam Mosseri as Vice President of Product Instagram.
  • He will replace Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger.

4. New Chairperson of National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA)

  • Rangachari Sridharan(IAS) has been appointed as chairperson of the National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA).
  • National Financial Reporting Authority is a body proposed in Companies Act 2013 for the establishment and enforcement of accounting and auditing standards and oversight of the work of auditors.

Sports News

1. ICC Rankings

  • In Team rankings :- The list led by England. India is second followed by New Zealand (third).
  • Rohit Sharma :- 2nd spot.
  • Shikhar Dhawan :- 5th Spot.
  • Rashid Khan has become the top-ranked all-rounder in ODI cricket

2. Ekalabya Puraskar, 2018

  • Hockey :- Lilima Minz
  • Weightlifter :- Jhili Dalabehera
  • Badminton :- Rutuparna Panda
  • It is of a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh along with a citation.

3. New Hockey India president

  • Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad has been appointed President of Hockey India.
  • He will replace Rajinder Singh.

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