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CURRENT AFFAIRS 13th, 14th & 15th OCTOBER, 2018

GEOGRAPHY

1. Why cyclones hit the east coast in October, and how they are predicted?

POLITY & GOVERNANCE

1. Global Hunger Index : 1 in 5 Indian children weigh too little for their height
2. India slips to 6th position in global RTI rating; failure to protect officials who provide information
biggest challenge
3. Government to bring law to have exclusive master plan and authority for each of the 13 river
basins to resolve inter-water disputes
4. 2013 Justice Verma panel report wanted changes to sexual harassment law
5. Government rejects World Bank’s India ranking in Human Capital Index

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

1. India wins election to UN Human Rights Council with highest votes
2. Trump green- lights $60bn answer to China’s OBOR

ECONOMY

1. Overhaul GDP norms: MPs
2. What is the market instrument at core of IL&FS woes?
3. Helping the invisible hands of agriculture
4. Sikkim’s 100% organic farming wins FAO’s Future Policy Gold Award

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

1. Major Mission to sequence genes of a ‘large group’ of Indians
2. ‘Sophia’, the first social humanoid robot set to steal many a heart!
3. Glitch puts NASA’s Chandra telescope in ‘safe’ mode
4. GEAC seeks information from Bangladesh on effects of the commercial release of Bt brinjal

ENVIRONMENT

1. Ahead of climate talks, India in touch with 40 nations
2. A study identifies 567 barriers in 30 tiger corridors in Central India
3. India lost $79.5 billion due to climate-related disasters in the last 20 years: UN

SECURITY ISSUES

1. Tribes to the fore in Bastar Dialogue

Date
Tuesday, October 16, 2018