Important Current Affairs October 25, 2018
1. Which West Indian cricketer recently announced his retirement?
West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo recently announced his retirement from international cricket, and he played 40 tests, 66 T20 Internationals, and 164 One-Day Internationals for West Indies.
He made his debut in the year 2004 against England.
2. Where was the Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2018 held
The Summit was held in New Delhi.
The Two-days Summit which says “Connecting Farmers to Market” was inaugurated by Secretary Agriculture and Corporation Sanjay Agarwal.
3. Which bank launched AI-Powered Customer Service App “Khushi”?
It was launched by life insurer PNB MetLife to provide Life Insurance related information.
4. Who has been appointed the new Ambassador to Myanmar?
Saurabh Kumar has been appointed a new Ambassador to Myanmar. He will succeed Vikram Misri who has been appointed an ambassador to China in September 2018.
5. Who launched Main Nahi Hum portal and App?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched “Main Nahi Hum” portal and app in New Delhi.
This will help IT professionals and organizations in bringing their efforts towards social causes and services to society under one platform.
6. When is the World Development Information Day celebrated?
It is celebrated every year on October 24. The United Nations General Assembly established it in 1972. The main aim of this is to draw the attention of the world towards development problems.
7. Who were given the Tagore awards for Cultural Harmony for the year 2014, 20015 and 2016?
The awards were announced in on 24th October 2018
The winners as follows-
2014- Manipur dancer Rajkumar Singhajit Singh.
2015- A cultural organization of Bangladesh, Chhayanaut
2016- Sculpture, Ram Vanji Sutar.
8. Who has been appointed the chief justice of Uttarakhand High Court?
Justice Ramesh Ranganathan was appointed Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court on 24 October 2018.
Previously he served as a judge in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana High Court.
9. Who has been appointed the chief justice of Calcutta High Court?
Justice Debasis Kar Gupta has been appointed Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court on 24 October 2018.
Previously he served as a judge in Calcutta High Court.
10. Who has been appointed the chief justice of Sikkim High Court?
Justice Vijai Kumar Bisht was appointed Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court on 24 October 2018.
Previously he served as a judge in Uttarakhand High Court.
11. Who has been appointed the chief justice of Gauhati High Court?
Justice Ajjikuttira Somaiah Bopanna has been appointed Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court on 24 October 2018.
Previously he served as a judge in Karnataka High Court.
12. Who has been appointed the chief justice of Bombay High Court?
Justice Naresh Harishchandra Patil has been appointed Chief Justice of Bombay High Court on 24 October 2018.
Previously he served as a judge in Bombay High Court.