Daily Current Affairs 8 October 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 8 October 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 8 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 8 October 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. President Kovind on a 3-day visit to Tajikistan

  • President Kovind has embarked on a 3-day visit to Tajikistan.
  • Tajikistan :- Capital : Dushanbe || Official Language : Tajik || Currency : Somoni || President : Emomali Rahmon || Prime Minister : Kokhir Rasulzoda

2. Nirman Kusuma Yojana

  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has launched ‘Nirman Kusuma Yojana’.
  • This will provide financial assistance to children of construction workers to pursue technical education.

3. ‘Odyssey City Card’

  • It is a common city payment card system has been launched by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar.
  • It is a joint initiative between Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation and Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd
  • ICICI Bank will be the facilitator.

International News

1. Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament

  • Pankaj Sharma has been appointed as permanent representative of India to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament, Geneva.
  • He will replace Amandeep Gill.

2. New words in Oxford English Dictionary

  • Idiocracy : A society consisting of or governed by people characterised as idiots.
  • Fam : A slang to refer to family, close friends or members of a particular group.
  • Nothingburger : Someone or something that has little importance.
  • Alt-right : Short form for ‘alternative right’.

3. Exercise :- JIMEX-18

  • It is a India-Japan maritime exercise.
  • It has commenced in Visakhapatnam.

4. Mother Teresa Award-2018

  • Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege have been nominated for ‘Mother Teresa Memorial Award’.
  • Both were earlier declared as the Nobel Peace Prize winners for 2018.

Business News

1. PayPal for Business App

  • PayPal has launched its first merchant App for business in India.
  • Paypal:- Headquarters: California, USA || President and CEO: Dan Schulman.

2. New Chairman of Working Committee WFE

  • Vikram Limaye has been selected as Chairman of the Working Committee and Director on the Board of the World Federation of Exchanges(WFE).
  • He is currently the MD and CEO of National Stock Exchange of India.
  • World Federation of Exchanges is global industry association for exchanges and clearing houses. || Established – 1961 || CEO – Nandini Sukumar || Headquarters – London.

3. Centre of Excellence for the Internet of Things (CoE–IoT)

  • NASSCOM has inducted the Centre of Excellence for the Internet of Things (CoE – IoT) in Gurugram.
  • 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.

4. Flipkart with Bajaj Allianz

  • Flipkart partnered Bajaj Allianz to offer custom insurance solutions.
  • Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance company :- Headquarters: Pune || CEO: Tarun Chugh || Founded: 2001

Sports News

1. Hima Das to join as HR Officer

  • Sprinter Hima Das has joined Indian Oil Corporation Limited as HR Officer.
  • Hima Das, nicknamed the “Dhing Express”, is an Indian sprint runner from the state of Assam. She holds the current Indian national record in 400 metres with a timing of 50.79 s that she clocked at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

2. Japanese Grand Prix

  • Lewis Hamilton has won the Japanese Grand Prix.
  • Lewis Hamilton MBE is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for Mercedes AMG Petronas.

3. IBSF World Under-16 Snooker Championships

  • Keerthana Pandian (India) has won girls’ title in the IBSF World Under-16 Snooker Championships.
  • IBSF World Under-16 Snooker Championships was held in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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