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Current Affairs : 03-10-2018 in English

National

  • According to the 2015-16 Agriculture Census, this state is home to the largest number of people tilling land - Uttar Pradesh.
  • lndia signed a $150 Million Loan to finance continued improvements to road connectivity in West Bengal and North-Eastern Region of lndia with - Asian Development Bank (ADB).
  • These states will be initiated to find a solution to the Massanjore Dam dispute - West Bengal and Jharkhand.

International

  • These countries signed with the United States to replace the nearly 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - Canada, Mexico.

Banking

  • Since October 1, State Bank of India (SBI) increased their marginal cost based lending rate (MCLR) by - 0.05% (or 5 bps).

Sports

  • The flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the 3rd Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires from October 6-18 - Manu Bhaker.
  • This autonomous body of India's sports sector has been brought under section 2 (h) of the Right to Information Act - Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Person In News

  • President of Hockey India - Mohammad Mushtaq Ahmed.
  • The current President of Uzbekistan - Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
  • Central Information Commissioner of India - Sridhar Acharyulu.
  • The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 was awarded jointly to - James P. Allison (US) and Tasuku Honjo (Japan).

General Knowledge

  • Headquarter of Asian Development Bank (ADB), which established in 1966 - Mandaluyong, Philippines.
  • International non-violence day - 2 October.
  • The capital of Uzbekistan - Tashkent.
  • National currency of Uzbekistan - Uzbekistani Som.
  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) established in the year - 1928.
  • Massanjore Dam in Jharkhand built on - Mayurakshi river.
  • The Nobel Prize is being given since - 1895.
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