Current Affairs of 1 Nov


S S Deswal
S S Deswal - The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) appointed senior IPS officer S S Deswal as Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). He will succeed R K Pachnanda, who superannuated from office. 


25th DST - CII Technology Summit - The Kingdom of Netherlands will be the Partner Country for the 25th DST - CII Technology Summit. The Summit will be organised in 2019. DST is stand for Daylight Saving Time.


Foundation day of Five States - On November 1, five states – Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, and Chhattisgarh — are celebrating their foundation day. Additionally, union territories of Lakshwadeep, Puducherry, Andaman, and Nicobar are also celebrating their formation day. 


GST Collection Crosse Rs 1 lakh Crore - The Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection for the month of October crossed Rs 1 lakh crore mark after missing the target for five months on the back of lower tax rates, lesser evasion, higher compliance among others. Earlier, GST collection in April was over Rs 1 lakh crore, mainly due to year-end accruals. 
Women’s World Championships - International Boxing Association or AIBA has picked Russia to host the 2019 Women’s World Championships.


Dharma Guardian-2018 - Armies of India and Japan began their first-ever joint military exercise at a jungle warfare school in Mizoram’s Vairengte. The focus of the two-week-long exercise ‘Dharma Guardian-2018″ will be to enhance tactical skills against global terrorism and increase interoperability between the two forces.


Safe City Project - The central government has approved a ‘Safe City Project’ for Lucknow at a total cost of Rs 194.44 crore under the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme with an aim to strengthen security of women in public places. It was approved by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs as part of its plans to implement Safe City Projects in eight selected cities — Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Lucknow — under the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme.


Pak-China Bus Services - India said it has lodged strong protests with Pakistan and China over a proposed bus service between the two countries that runs through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), calling it a violation of “India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.” The bus service will be launched on between Lahore in Pakistan and Kashgar in China via Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on November 13 under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.


Death Watch - Governments around the world are failing to investigate the murders of journalists with Mexico and India having the maximum number of recent such cases pending investigation, the International Press Institute (IPI) said in a report ‘Death Watch’. International Press Institute (IPI) is a Vienna-based global organization.


SHAKTI - Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have designed and booted up the first indigenously-developed microprocessor in the country. Named SHAKTI, the processor was successfully fabricated at the Semi-Conductor Laboratory of the Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) in Chandigarh.


United Nations World Tourism Organization - The Minister of State for Tourism, KJ Alphons attended the 109th session of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive Council in Manama, Bahrain. Alphons chaired the ‘Programme and Budget Committee’ meeting of UNWTO. India will be the chair of Programme and Budget Committee of UNWTO Executive Council till 2021.


World Cities Day - The World Cities Day was observed across the world on October 31, 2018 to work together for planned and sustainable urban life in the wake of rapid growth of population and problems. The 2018 theme of the day was ‘Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities’. 

Satyajit Ray's film Pather Panchali
Pather Panchali - Satyajit Ray's epic masterpiece film 'Pather Panchali' has been included in BBC's 100 best foreign language films list. Ray's film, released in 1955, was placed at number 15 in the list, which has been topped by Akira Kurosawa's 'Seven Samurai'.

Subrata Roy
Crackdown on Saharas - In a fresh crackdown on Saharas, regulator Sebi has found another group firm (Sahara India Commercial Corporation Ltd) to have raised over Rs 14,000 crore in violation of rules and has ordered the company and its then directors including Subrata Roy to refund the money with 15 per cent annual interest. The order relates to collecting funds between 1998 and 2009 from nearly 2 crore investors through issuance of certain bonds.