Current Affairs: 17th October 2018

Current Affairs: 17th October 2018

Current Affairs: 17th October 2018

Dear Aspirants,

The Current Affairs section is very important in Banking, Insurance, SSC and other competitive examinations. Here, we are trying to cover all important daily news updates that have high probability of asking in the examination. Apart from the news updates, it will cover the Static GK and Banking Awareness part related to the particular news. The questions on Static GK and Banking Awareness are related to the countries, events or anything that has been in news for a while. Here are the Current Affair and other important things which made headline today!!!

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  1. India And Tanzania Sign 2 MoUs

    1. India and Tanzania signed two MoUs in presence of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Tanzanian Foreign Minister Dr. Augustine Mahiga. The MoUs are between Foreign Service Institute of India and Centre for Foreign Relation, Tanzania and National Research Development Corporation and Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Corporation.
    2. Tanzania Capital: Dodoma, Currency: Tanzanian shilling.
     
  2. 6th Meeting of UAE-India High-Level Joint Task Force Held in Mumbai 

    1. The sixth meeting of the UAE – India High Level Joint Task Force on Investments (‘the Joint Task Force’) was held in Mumbai to review the progress being made in addressing the agreed actions of the previous meeting held in Abu Dhabi in January 2018 and to elaborate  a number of new key issues of mutual importance.
    2. UAE Capital: Abu Dhabi, Currency: UAE Dirham.
     
  3.  Canada Becomes 2nd Country To Legalize Recreational Cannabis

    1.  Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalize possession and use of recreational cannabis.
    2. Canada Capital: Ottawa, Currency: Canadian dollar.
     
  4. BankBazaar Appoints Former RBI Deputy Governor S S Mundra As Advisor

    1. Online financial services marketplace BankBazaar has appointed former RBI Deputy Governor (DG) S S Mundra as an advisor to the company. Mundra was a deputy governor at the RBI for three years till July 2017.
     
  5. Anna Burns Wins 2018 Man Booker Prize For Her Novel ‘Milkman’

    1. Northern Irish author Anna Burns has won the 2018 Man Booker Prize for her novel ‘Milkman’, which is her third full-length novel.
     
  6.  H M Pernal Gets Vishwa Konkani Book Award

    1. ‘Beeg Ani Beegath’, a collection of short stories in Konkani by the well-known writer, journalist, and critic H M Pernal bagged the prestigious ‘Vimala V Pai Vishwa’ Konkani best book award for the year 2018. H M Pernal is the pen name of Henry M Mendonca.
     
  7. International Day For The Eradication of Poverty: 17 October 

    1. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17 each year since 1993.
    2. The theme for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2018 is “Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity”.
     
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