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CURRENT AFFAIRS OF 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th OCTOBER, 2018

HISTORY

1. Delhi May Get Its Own Korean War Memorial By End Of Next Year

GEOGRAPHY

1. Should India have two time zones? National timekeeper adds new arguments

POLITY & GOVERNANCE

1. Gorkhas of Assam, India: Why They Matter to Assam’s NRC Project
2. Andhra Pradesh hamlets shine in rural survey
3. Data localisation: Why, why not?

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

1. Arunachal Pradesh and Assam on flood alert after formation of artificial lake in Tibet

HEALTH & EDUCATION

1. India’s first large outbreak : How Zika spreads, and harms
2. Kasturirangan Committee to submit New Education Policy draft by Oct 31
3. A blue pill is stopping HIV like never before, study shows

ECONOMY

1. UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report 2018 Lessons: India must not accept narratives of
digital giants, should formulate its own ecommerce policy
2. India presses OPEC for responsible pricing of oil
3. RBI against independent regulator for payment systems outside central bank
4. Reassessing poverty: World Bank report shows individual-level data can increase efficiency of
poverty-alleviation programmes

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

1. Indian Scientists Develop Gel That Could Protect Farmers from Toxic Pesticides
2. China plans to launch world’s first “artificial moon” over city to light up night sky
3. Europe and Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

ENVIRONMENT

1. SC bars States from diverting money from CAMPA funds
2. Unclogging our oceans

SECURITY ISSUES

1. Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya completes ¹ 705-cr refit in Kochi

Date
Sunday, October 21, 2018