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1. After RBI approval HDFC Bank has re-


appointment of Aditya Puri has reappointed
Aditya Puri as managing director and CEO
of the bank.

2. Justices Hemant Gupta, R Subhash Reddy, M R


Shah and Ajay Rastogi were sworn in as judges
of the Supreme Court.
3. S. S. Deswal, has been appointed as the
new Director General (DG) of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

4. India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) (Headquarter:


Bengaluru) announced the appointment of Rajesh Ram Mishra as
its new President.

1. Karnataka Social Welfare Department


launched Samruddhi scheme to boost
employment opportunities for SC/ST youth
through entrepreneurship.

2. Odisha Government launched ‘Soura


Jalanidhi’ scheme to increase use of solar
energy for helping farmers in irrigation.

3. India and Japan recently signed an agreement to link Japan’s Asia


Health and Well-being Initiative (AHWIN) was linked to India’s
healthcare initiatives such as Ayushman Bharat.

4.  To give a boost to Malabar tourism, the Kerala Tourism


Department launched a ‘SMILE (‘Small and Medium Industries
Leveraging Experiential’) Virtual Tour Guide’ site for the region in north
Kerala.

1. Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp


(HSBC) India and ING Bank Belgium have
jointly executed a trade transaction using
blockchain enabling cross-border payment
from a US-based company to India's Reliance
Industries in a totally digital form.

2. 19th Meeting of the Financial Stability


and Development Council (FSDC) was held under the Chairmanship
of Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

3. RBI allowed banks to provide Partial Credit Enhancement (PCE) to


bonds issued by the systemically important non-deposit taking non-
banking financial companies (NBFC-ND-SIs) registered with the Reserve
Bank of India and Housing Finance Companies (HFCs)registered with
National Housing Bank. This shall be done by maintaining the
exposure limit of the bank within the aggregate PCE exposure limit
of 20 percent.

4. Kirloskar group got RBI license to open Rs. 1000 crore NBFC
Kirloskar Capital. The NBFC would be headed by Vimal Bhandari as CEO.

5. HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company launched the ‘Cyber


Security Awareness Week’ from October 21 to October 27, 2018.

6. ICICI Bank announced partnership with ‘Amazon Pay’ to launch a co-


branded credit card, ‘Amazon Pay ICICI Bank Credit Card’.

7. Namrata Biji Ahuja of The Week magazine has been awarded the
IPI (International Press Institute) India Award for excellence in
journalism 2018. She has received this award for her exclusive story on
Nagaland underground camps.

1. India and Japan sign $75 billion currency


swap agreement. The agreement will help
bring greater stability to foreign exchange and
capital markets.

2. Under Government’s support and


outreach initiative for MSMEs sector
companies with a turnover more than Rs.
500 crores, to be brought on the Trade
Receivables e-Discounting System (TReDS). Public sector companies to
compulsorily procure 25 percent, instead of 20 percent of their total
purchases, from MSMEs.

1. Harvard University (US) has selected


Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai for its
2018 Gleitsman Award in recognition of her
work promoting girls ‘education.

2. Sanjoy Gaddipati, Founder, CEO, and


Managing Director of International CryptoX Pte.
Ltd, INCX, received Excellence in FINEXT Award
2018.

3. Journalist and the Hindu Group of Publications Chairman N Ram


has been chosen for the Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award, presented by
the Press Council of India (PCI), for his contribution to journalism.

4. The film “Pather Panchali” which was directed by Satyajit Ray


and released in 1955 has been listed in BBC’s list of 100 best
foreign language films.

5. Noted Malayalam writer M Mukundan has been selected for 2018


Ezhuthachan Puraskaram award, the highest literacy prize of the Kerala
government.

5. Henley and Partners’ annual passport index which was topped by


Japan, Indian passport was ranked at 66.

7. According to a study named ‘Ease of Moving Index’ by Ola Mobility


Institute, Kolkata is best among all metro cities in public transport.
Patna and Bhubaneswar topped the list for growing and emerging
cities.

8. India has ranked 12th in the world in terms of web-borne threats,


according to a recent report by global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky
Lab.

9. According to the World Bank’s latest Ease of Doing Business


2019 report, India has jumped 23 spots to reach the 77th position
among 190 nations. New Zealand topped the rankings.

1. To combat Air Pollution first Global


Conference on Air Pollution and Health
concluded at the World Health
Organisation’s headquarters in Geneva,
Switzerland.
Theme:  of the conference was: “Improving Air
Quality, Combatting Climate Change-Saving Lives”.

2. 18th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers


Meeting was held in Durban, South Africa.

Theme:  “IORA: Uniting the Peoples of Africa, Asia, Australasia, and the
Middle East through enhanced cooperation for Peace, Stability And
Sustainable Development”.

3. 78th annual conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics


was held in New Delhi.

4. To inculcate good manners and character building in the students, Gyan


Kumbh was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind at Patanjali
Yogpeeth in Haridwar.

5. First-of-its-kind ‘Little India Gate’ was inaugurated at Kampung


Madras or Madras Village area in Medan city, Indonesia.

6. First ever India-US Dialogue to deepen bilateral strategic


cooperation on IP policy. on Intellectual Property was held in New
Delhi.

7. Hosted by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) first ‘Annual Senior


Care Conclave – Igniting Industry for India’s Ageing Sector’ held in
New Delhi.

8. Organized by the Indian Air Force, a two-day seminar on ‘Emerging


Trends in Aviation Engineering and Logistics’ (AVIAMAT-2018)
concluded at Air Force Auditorium, Subroto Park, in New Delhi.

9. 109th session of United Nations World Tourism Organization


(UNWTO) Executive Council was held in Manama, Bahrain and was
attended by Indian Tourism Minister, J. Alphons who chaired the
‘Programme and Budget Committee’ meeting of UNWTO.

10. World Vegan Day: November 1

11. International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against


Journalists: November 2.

12. 3rd Ayurveda Day: November 05. Theme: “Ayurveda for Public
health”.

13. World Tsunami Awareness Day: November 05.

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1. Maharashtra state government has
approved the conversion of the Indian
Navy’s longest-serving aircraft carrier INS
Virat, into India’s first-ever moored
maritime museum-cum-marine adventure
center.

2. PM Modi inaugurated 182-meter Statue


of Unity of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The statute was built at a cost of 
2989 crore and is located in Gujarat, 3.2 kms downstream of Narmada Dam.
The statue was designed by  Padma-Bhushan winning sculptor Ram V
Sutar and was built by Larsen and Toubro.

Also, Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani  unveiled the  Fabric of


Unity  on the occasion of the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar
Vallabhbhai Patel in Gurugram in Haryana.

3. Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) formed a new


industry expert committee headed by Namrita to promote
Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) technology to drive economic
growth, job creation, and skill development in the country.

4. Western Pacific nation of Palau has become the first country to


ban many kinds of sunscreen, in a move to protect its coral reefs from
chemicals that scientists say cause significant damage.

5. Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the iconic


‘Signature Bridge’ also known as Delhi’s Eifel Tower.

6. Indian nuclear submarine INS Arihant has become the first


submarine to successfully complete first deterrence patrol.

7. To reduce reliance on imported microprocessors in the communication


and defense sectors, India’s first microprocessor, Shakti, was
designed and booted up by researchers at Indian Institute of
Technology-Madras (IITM).

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1. India and Russia inked a $950 -million deal


for inducting two new warships (to be
delivered by 2022) equipped with Brahmos
missiles in the India Navy.
2. As per the Living Planet Report 2018 which
was released by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
60% of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles from
1970 to 2014, have been wiped out by
humanity.

3. First-of-its-kind ‘Little India Gate’ was


inaugurated at Madras Village area in
Medan city, Indonesia.

4. As per engineering firm Arcadis, Singapore has maintained its rank


as number one Asian city in the Sustainability Index.

5. Union government signed a Loan agreement worth Rs. 1817 crores for
the ‘Project for the Construction of Turga Pumped Storage (I)’ in the State of
West Bengal.

6. Artificial Intelligence (AI) bot named “ClaRAN” which used to


recognize faces on Facebook have been taught by researchers to
identify galaxies in deep space.

1. Tata Steel was named as an official


partner for the Odisha Hockey Men’s World
Cup 2018 to be held at the Kalinga Stadium, in
Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

2. Pankaj Advani won the Asian Snooker Tour by


defeating Ju Reti of China.

3. Saurabh Netravalkar, who once represented


India in Under -19 is now US national cricket team captain.

4. Karen Khachanov has lifted the Paris Masters Men's Singles title with a
win over world number two Novak Djokovic.

5. The Fire Burns Blue: A History of Women’s Cricket in India’, is a


book on women’s cricket co-authored by Karunya Keshav and
Sidhanta Pathak

6. Olympic bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom was named as the


brand ambassador of the 10th edition of AIBA Women’s World
Championship, which will be held in New Delhi.

7. Simone Biles (US) became the first ever gymnast to win 13 world
championship gold medals, by winning her 13th gold medal at the world
gymnastics championships in Doha, Qatar.

8. 5th SAFF U-15 Championship which was held in Kathmandu, Nepal has
been won by Bangladesh.

9. Qatar hosted the 23rd edition of the World Corporate Games


recently.

10. Gafur Rahimov, an Uzbek businessman, was elected president of


International Boxing Association (AIBA).

1. Vice Admiral (retd) Manohar Pralhad


Awati, passed away in Satara district,
Maharashtra

2. V. Rathinam, freedom fighter and member


of the Indian National Army (INA), passed away.

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