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CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM 21st & 22nd OCTOBER, 2018

HISTORY/CULTURE

1. Time for a new antiquities law: Cultural vigilantism threatens to cast a long shadow on the production
of knowledge of the past

POLITY & GOVERNANCE

1. Hamstringing the RTI Act: Instead of making the Act more effective, the government is seeking
to dilute its provisions
2. How NRC echo reached Tripura?
3. We have failed our children
4. Mamata Banerjee move to rename Bengal runs into MHA hurdle

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

1. The US will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with Russia: Donald Trump
2. China opens world’s longest sea bridge and tunnel to connect Hong Kong and Macau to the
mainland
3. India, Japan, U.S. plan joint air exercise

ENVIRONMENT

1. Stubble burning: State governments must come out with guidelines to make the biofuel sector
economically viable
2. Bacteria to degrade toluene

Date
Thursday, October 25, 2018