Current Affairs 8 October 2018

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People cast their votes for the Brazilian Presidential election

People cast their votes for the Brazilian Presidential election. The Brazilians began casting ballots in their most divisive presidential election in years. Surveys suggest that Jair Bolsonaro, the 63-year-old former paratrooper, might win the election.

Scientists developed a new DNA analysis tool that can help arresting criminals

  • The researcher at the Flinders University in Australia has developed a new test that can reveal the amount of DNA people shed, a tool that could be used by forensic experts to catch criminals using genetic clues left at crime scenes. A single tap of a finger on items like door handles, glass or even shaking hands can help identify and link potential suspects to a crime.

Indias Keerthana Pandian Wins Girls Title In IBSF World U-16 Snooker Championships

Ben Martens of Belgium clinched the title in St Petersburg, Russia, according to information received from the media cell of the International Billiards & Snooker Federation (IBSF).

India beat Sri Lanka by 144 runs to clinch U19 Asia Cup 2018 title

  • India beat Sri Lanka by 144 runs to clinch the Under-19 Asia Cup 2018 title in Dhaka. India outplayed Sri Lanka in all departments by first scoring an imposing 304 for six after skipper Prabh Simran Singh won the toss and elected to bat. The island nation was never in the chase as they were all out for 160 in 38.4 overs losing wickets at regular intervals with left-arm spinner Harsh Tyagi’s registering brilliant figures of 6 for 38 in 10 overs.

Scientists created spheres of titanium dioxide petals destroy bisphenol A

BSF gets 350 fortified watchtowers in the International Border with Pakistan in Jammu

  • In the International Border with Pakistan in Jammu, nearly 350 watchtowers which were made of tin and mud and with thatched roofs have been replaced with concrete structures. Apart from this, 450 more such structures are in the pipeline.
  • The 740-km Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir is under the operational control of the Army and the 192-km International Border in Jammu is manned by the BSF. The snipers in Pakistan can hit the BSF personnel in observation towers as the tin structures are not robust enough to protect the soldiers. In 2018, 13 BSF soldiers, which is the highest casualty in the past five years, had been killed along the border.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurates First Uttarakhand Investors Summit In Dehradun

Maharashtra launches website and app Maha madat to analyze drought situation

  • The main aim of the Website app to help in the accurate analysis of the drought-like situation in villages of the state.
  • The website has been created by the Relief and Rehabilitation Ministry with the help of the Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre (MRSAC).
  • The Region is declared as Drought based on the two criteria laid down by the Centre in 2016.
  • Drought can be declared if a region does not receive rain for a span of 21 days.

Natwar Thakkar passed away

  • Eminent Gandhian Natwar Thakkar passed away on 7th October 2018 due to his ill health. His efforts to spread Gandhian philosophy and peace had earned him the title ‘Nagaland’s Gandhi’. He was the founder of Nagaland Gandhi Ashram. He was honoured with the Padma Shri award.

India celebrates its 86th Air Force Day on 8th October

  • India celebrates its 86th Air Force Day on 8th October 2018. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is to hold a grand parade-cum-investiture ceremony at the Air Force Station at Hindon in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated the valiant air warriors of IAF on its 86th anniversary.

Railway Minister Lays Foundation Stone Of Two Key Railway Projects In Chhattisgarh

  • The construction of a new railway line connecting Katghora-Mungeli-Kawardha-Dongargarh would accelerate the growth of the mineral-rich region and bring prosperity.

Iran parliament passed a Bill to counter terrorist financing

  • Iran’s Parliament approved a Bill to counter terrorist financing. It was strongly opposed by conservatives but seen as vital to salvaging the nuclear deal with European and Asian partners. The objective of the Bill is to bring Iran’s laws in line with international standards and allow it to join the UN Terrorism Financing Convention.

IAFs upgraded MiG 29 showcased its combat capabilities at Admapur, Maharashtra

  • The upgraded MiG-29, Indian Air Force’s beast, has gained in strength and ferocity. It has been a much-needed boost. The upgraded MiG-29 showcased its combat capabilities at Admapur, Maharashtra. MiG-29 is a Russian-origin aircraft, now capable of effecting mid-air refuelling, is compatible with latest missiles and can launch multi-dimensional attacks.
  • It should be noted that the previous ‘legacy version’ of MiG-29 played an important role as the IAF stamped its supremacy over the Pakistani force during the Kargil War of 1999.

Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix

  • He secured like the sixth position by securing 67-point lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the championship. Finland’s Valtteri Bottas secured second place while Verstappen finished third collecting a five-second penalty.

Nirman Kusuma programme launched by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

  • The main objective is to provide financial assistance for technical education to children of construction workers.
  • The total cost of the project is around Rs. 1.09 crore that has been deposited to the accounts of the beneficiaries

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