Important Current Affairs October 13 One liner

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Important Current Affairs October 13 One liner

  • October 13 – International Day for Disaster Reduction. The International Day for Disaster Reduction was started in 1989 by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.
  • Rekha Nair is the first woman to head the RCC(Regional Cancer Centre), the oldest and the premier cancer treatment centre in Kerala.
  • Minister of State for Textiles, Ajay Tamta has said that the Ministry will release 7.8 crore rupees for the construction of a textile tourism complex in Nongpoh, Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya.
  • Renowned Hindustani musician Annapurna Devi passed away at 91. Rajasthan
  • A total of 50 people have tested positive for Zika virus in Jaipur making it the biggest outbreak of the deadly disease in India so far.
  • India was elected to the United Nations’ top human rights body for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019.
  • Hurricane Leslie is heading toward Portugal and Spain, with forecasters expecting it to bring heavy rains and dangerous winds and surf to parts of the Iberian Peninsula.
  • A Singapore Airlines flight arrived in Newark after a nearly 18-hour trip from Singapore, completing the world’s longest commercial flight.
  • India is planning a major mission to sequence the genes of a “large” group of Indians to improve health as well as buck a global trend of designing ‘personalised medicine.
  • SpiceJet is set to offer its passengers access to internet on board its aircraft by providing WiFi facility
  • The Army Commanders’ Conference, an apex level biannual event, which formulates important policy decisions through collegiate deliberations, is being held in New Delhi from 09-15 October 2018.
  • 24-year-old Jawwad Khizar Patel,young social innovator and research scientist from Hyderabad was awarded the National Youth Award for Excellence in Research and Innovation by the Government of India.
  • Santosh Kaveri of Belgaum, another recipient bagged the award for his contribution in the field of agriculture.
  • Named ‘Rail Partner’, the Android app rolled out for Indian Railways by the passenger marketing wing of the commercial department of Southern Railway provides an array of information and services and acts as a direct communication medium between passengers and Railways.
  • Kerala’s famed Nehru Trophy Boat Race will be held on November 10 in Alappuzha’s Kuttanad.

Para Asian Games

  • In men’s singles SL3 class badminton, India’s Pramod Bhagat defeated Ukun Rukaendi of Indonesia to clinch the gold medal, Tarun added another gold for India on the final day of the event by beating Yuyang Gao of China 21-16 21-6 in the men’s singles SL4 class.

Youth Olympics

  • Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen settled for a silver medal after he lost the men’s singles summit clash against Li Shifeng of China in straight games in the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.
  • Manu Bhaker became the second Indian after judoka Tababi Devi to win two medals at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) after winning a silver.

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