Daily Current Affairs 9 October 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 9 October 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 9 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 9 October 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Unnati Scheme

  • Karnataka Govt. has launched ‘Unnati Scheme’ for SC/ST entrepreneurs.
  • Karnataka CM: H. D. Kumaraswamy, Governor: Vajubhai Vala.

2. Gaganyaan 2022

  • ISRO with Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities (ROSCOSMOS),Russia signed an agreement for Gaganyaan.
  • ROSCOSMOS will offer a short visit to International Space Station (ISS) to Indian astronaut as a short training purpose.

3. ‘Maha madat’ App

  • Maharashtra Govt. has launched ‘Maha madat’ App and website for the same.
  • The App will analyse drought situation, rainfall, crop situation and underground water level

4. India–West Africa conclave

  • CR Chaudhary led the Indian delegation to the Confederation of Indian Industry – EXIM Bank, Regional Conclave on India-West Africa Project Partnership in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • CR Chaudhary is Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution.

International News

1. Montserrat Caballé passes away

  • Montserrat Caballé died at 85, in Barcelona, Spain.
  • She was a Spanish operatic soprano. She sang a wide variety of roles, but is best known as an exponent of the works of Verdi and of the bel canto repertoire.

2. First Global Guidelines on sanitation and health

  • World Health Organization has launched the first global guidelines on sanitation and health.
  • World Health Organisation:- Formed on 7th April, 1948 || Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland || Director General – Tedros Adhanom

3. World Post Day

  • World Post Day is celebrated on 9th October 2018.
  • October 9 was inducted as World Post Day by Universal Postal Union Congress at Tokyo, Japan in 1969.

4. US Supreme Court Justice

  • Brett Kavanaugh has been appointed as the 114th Justice of the Supreme Court of US.
  • US Government Federal presidential constitutional republic || President :- Donald Trump || Vice President :- Mike Pence || House Speaker :-Paul Ryan

5. Nobel Prize in Economics

  • William D Nordhaus (America) and Paul M Romer(America) were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for the year 2018.
  • 2017 winner was Richard H. Thaler for his contributions to behavioural economics.

Business News

1. ‘Future of Work in India’ survey by WEF

  • This survey report has been released by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
  • Around 770 companies are surveyed that included various sectors :- textiles, banking and financial services, transport and logistics, and retail.
  • Female workforce participation is 27% which is 23% points below the global average.

2. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with the UN Environment

  • CII and the UN Environment has signed an MoU to implement the environmental dimension of sustainable development goal SDG2030.
  • United Nations Environment Programme is an agency of United Nations and coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices.
  • Headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya || Head: Erik Solheim || Founded: 5 June 1972

3. ISSA GOOD Practice Award

  • Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has awarded the ‘ISSA Good Practice Award’.
  • The ceremony ‘Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific’ was held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Sports News

1. John Terry retired

  • Footballer John Terry has announced his retirement from playing.
  • He is an English former professional footballer who played as a centre-back. He was previously captain of Chelsea and the England national football team.

2. Texas Open Squash Championship

  • Squash player Vikram Malhotra(India) has won the Texas Open Squash Championship, Houston USA.
  • He defeated Daniel Mekbeb(Czech Republic).

3. India’s 1st gold in Youth Olympics

  • Weightlifter Jeremy won gold by lifting a total weight of 274 kg in the men’s 62 kg category.
  • 2018 Youth Olympic Games :- Buenos Aires, Argentina

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