18th October 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.American Author, George Saunders has won the Man Booker prize for his first full-length novel, ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’.
2.Veteran British actor, Roy Dotrice was passed away.
3.India has signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with Japan to send youngsters there as technical interns for on-the-job training for a period of three to five years.
4.The AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017 was inaugurated at Maquinez Palace, Panaji.
5.Chhattisgarh government has reduced the rate of interest on loan given to women and their self-help groups under ‘Saksham Yojna’ from 6.5 % to 5 %.
6.Deepika Padukone launched the biography of veteran actress Hema Malini titled, ‘Beyond The Dream Girl’.
7.Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone for the TU142M aircraft museum in Visakhapatnam.
8.Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay emerged the best Indian university in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian University Rankings for 2018.
9.Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar is being honored with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award.
10.Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator Richard Wilbur was passed away.
11.CSS Corp, a new-age IT services, and technology support company, has been named as the winner of the Customer Service Excellence Award 2017 by NASSCOM.