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Current Affairs : 05-10-2018 in English

National

  • During the Rabi season 2018-19, the minimum support price (MSP) for these crops was increased - wheat, barley, chana, masur, rapeseed/mustard, safflower.
  • In 115 Aspirational Districts, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) had launched this national level entrepreneurship awareness campaign - Udyam Abhilasha.
  • National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) will be established in - Sehore District, Madhya Pradesh.
  • India’s first 'Global Skills Park' (GSP) will be set up in - Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh).
  • Best state in Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018 – Haryana.
  • Best district in Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018 - Satara (Maharashtra).

International

  • The largest dome in the world inaugurated in – Pune, India.

Banking

  • Chanda Kochhar resigned from the post Chief executive officer (CEO) of this private bank - ICICI Bank.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowed these companies to raise external commercial borrowings (ECBs) from lenders under the automatic route - state-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs).

Sports

  • Coach of Indian team in the Afghanistan Premier League, which begins from October 5 - Venkatesh Prasad.
  • 43rd Chess Olympiad is being played in - Batumi (Georgia).
  • Indian became the 15th player to score a century in his first Test cricket - Prithvi Shaw.

Person In News

  • New Executive Chairman of National Legal Services Authority of India (NALSA) - Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur.
  • Winners of 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry - Francis Arnold (US), George Smith (US) and Gregory Winter (UK).

General Knowledge

  • Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) established in the year - 1990.
  • National Legal Services Authority of India (NALSA) established in the year - 1995 (5 December).
  • The Nobel Prize is being given since - 1895.
  • Nobel Prize for Physics, Chemistry and Economics are given by - Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
  • Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine is given by - Nobel Assembly, Karolinska Institute.
  • Nobel Prize for Literature is given by - Swedish Academy.
  • The India’s first air-to-air missile developed to target of 80 km distance - 'Aastra' Beyond Vizual Range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM).
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