1.PM Modi inaugurated the 36th Indian Carpets Expo in Varanasi
Ministry of Textiles:
♦ Union Minister: Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani.
♦ Minister of State: Shri. Ajay Tamta.
♦ Secretary: Shri Raghvendra Singh.
2.India And Croatia Sign 2 Agreements to strengthen cultural and diplomatic cooperation between the two countries.
Note :– Croatia Capital: Zagreb, President: Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Currency: Croatian kuna.
3.India, China Signed Agreement On Security Cooperation.
Note :-The first India-China high-level meeting on bilateral security cooperation held in New Delhi
China Capital: Beijing, President: Xi Jinping, Currency: Renminbi
4.Gwalior Hosts 4-Day International Dance Festival
5.27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference Starts In Gandhinagar, Gujarat
6.Joint Military Exercise ‘Druzhba-III’ Starts Between Pakistan and Russia
7.NABARD, Ayurvet Research Foundation (AFR) sign MoU for collaborative initiatives in Haryana
About (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development):
♦ Chairman – Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
♦ Headquarters – Mumbai
8.India, Myanmar sign MoU towards Sittwe Port operationalization
♦ Capital – Naypyidaw
♦ Currency – Kyat
♦ Official language – Burmese
♦ President – Win Myint
9.Overview of Defence Minister’s participation in ASEAN Defence Ministers meeting in Singapore
10.“Iron Magic 19”: UAE, US kick off two-week joint military exercise
About United Arab Emirates (UAE):
♦ Capital – Abu Dhabi
♦ Currency – UAE dirham
♦ Official language – Arabic
♦ President – Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
♦ Prime Minister – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
11.BoB-Dena-Vijaya Merged Bank to get growth capital from government
12.Nasscom partnered with Hiroshima for Japan-India IT corridor in Hiroshima
♦ Full Form: National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom)
♦ NASSCOM is the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the IT-BPM industries in India.
♦ It handles business related to the software development, software services, software products, consulting services, BPO services, e-commerce & web services.
♦ Chairman: Mr. Rishad Premji.
♦ President: Ms. Debjani Ghosh.
13.Haryana girl Nishtha Dudeja won Miss Deaf Asia 2018 crown.
14.Indian researchers develop skin gel that will protect farmers from pesticides
15.Athletics Federation of India wins FICCI India Sports Awards 2018
About Athletics Federation of India:
♦ President – Adille Sumariwalla
♦ Location – New Delhi
World Polio Day – October 24
United Nations Day – 24 October