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National & International Current Affairs - 18 October 2013

  1. The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on 18 October 2013 released a book on Indian painting written by Prof. B.N. Goswami in New Delhi.
  2. Uttarakhand Lokayukta Act, 2011 - The President of India Pranab Mukherjee on 17 October 2013 gave his assent to the Uttarakhand Lokayukta Bill.
  3. Supreme Court of India ruled that Courts cannot impose a fine of more than twice the amount in bounced cheques on 16 October 2013.
  4. Global Slavery Index 2013 estimated 30 million people in the World are affected by slavery. The inaugural Global Slavery Index published on 17 October 2013 revealed that around 30 million people across the world were living in the modern-day slavery.
  5. Union Government of India appointed Gireesh B. Pradhan as the Chairperson of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC).
  6. Union Cabinet approved all-weather Zojila Tunnel Project - The Union Cabinet on 17 October 2013 cleared the proposal for construction of a 14-km tunnel at Zojila pass in Ladakh region.
  7. Sarojini Varadappan, the renowned social worker died on 17 October 2013 in Chennai following a brief illness. She was 92 years old.
  8. A. Krishna Kumar Appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of Philips Electronics India Ltd on 17 October 2013.
  9. Chinese Scientists Developed Li-Fi Technology; Internet through Light bulbs. It is a new cheaper way of getting connected to internet by using signals sent through light bulbs.
  10. 34 election observers from the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) were deployed in Kathmandu on 17 October 2013.
  11. Manipur Defeated Haryana to Lift 54th Subroto Cup Football Tournament - Manipur lifted the Girls’ title of the 54th Subroto Cup football tournament on 17 October 2013. The final match was held at New Delhi.
  12. Exhibition on Development of the Hungarian Cultural Roots Inaugurated at NGMA - The exhibition entitled From Organic Forms to Light Art: Selection from the Contemporary Hungarian Art was inaugurated at NGMA, New Delhi. on development of the hungarian cultural roots inaugurated at ngma - the exhibition entitled from organic forms to light art: selection from the contemporary hungarian art was inaugurated at ngma, new delhi. >
  13. India and Hungary Signed MoU for Promotion of Traditional Systems of Medicine - India and Hungary signed the bilateral agreement for the promotion and development of traditional systems of medicine on 17 October 2013.

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