TOP CURRENT AFFAIRS 20th October 2018


National Solidarity Day
National Solidarity Day is celebrated on 20th Oct. every year in India. It is the date on which China attacked India in 1962.

Saudi Arabia admits killing of Jamal Kashoggi
Saudi Arabia has admitted that Jamal Kashoggi has been killed in Istanbul Consulate. Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said the death of Kashoggi was the resultant of ‘discussion’ into ‘altercation. Notably, Kashoggi was the critics of Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman.
 In the first reaction to Kashoggi’s death, White House only said it was ‘saddened’ however, what will be the next move of White House will be known soon.

Dussehra Tragedy in Amritsar
It is very unfortunate that on a festival a tragedy occurred in Amritsar which blows 60 people away. On 19th Oct. amid Dussehra celebration, 60 people killed by a train as the revelers has trespassed the railway track in the sake of watching Ravana Dahan which was happening in the adjacent ground.  

New rock carvings on Maharashtra’s Konkan Coast
More than 1000 rock carvings or petroglyphs has been found in Maharashtra’s Konkan Coast which is estimated to be 12000 years ago. In the region, Ratnagiri & Rajapur comes along.

U.S Report: Three-fourths of H-1B visa holders in the U.S are Indians
According to the latest U.S report, Indian holds for 73.9% of total number of H-1B visa holders which is three-fourths out of total visa holder population in U.S. According to the U.S Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) there are as far as 419,637 foreign nationals working in the U.S among them 309,986 are Indians and out of the total only one-fourth are female i.e. 106,096.

China has built the world’s largest amphibious plane
Chine has indigenously designed and built world’s largest amphibious aircraft AG600 which has successfully tested and has taken its first takeoff and landing test on Saturday.

China to launch ‘Illumination Satellites’
China is planning to develop and launch its own ‘ artificial moon’ to lower electricity costs by 2020. This artificial moon will replace street lamps and thereby will reduce electricity costs. It is developing in Chengdu city in Southwestern Sichuan province of China and will be eight times brighter than the natural moon.

Indian-American, honored with Presidential Award in the U.S
Minal Patel Davis, an Indian-American has been awarded with the Presidential Award in U.S by U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, for her extraordinary contributions towards combating human trafficking in the country’s fourth largest city, Houston.

India imposes anti-dumping duties upon Chinese steel
India has imposed anti-dumping duties upon Chinese steel of upto 185.51US $ per tone for five years on certain varieties of Chinese steel to protect the interest of Indian manufacturers.

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