Current Affairs Update for 18 October

Published on Saturday, October 18, 2014
Current affairs update for today :-


  • Five countries namely Venezuela, New Zealand, Angola, Spain and Malaysia elected as the non-permanent members of United Nations Security Council. 
  • The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee visited Norway and became the first Indian Head of State who visit Norway and also became the first President who cross the Arctic Circle. Prime Minister of Norway is Erna Solberg. 
  • On 16th October 2014, World Food Day observed in all over the World under the theme of Family Farming: Feeding the World, carding for the earth. 


  • Dr.Sanjaya Rajaram won the World Food Prize 2014 for the scientific research. 

Science and Technology

  • The cruise missile namely ‘Nirbhay’ developed and successfully test fired by Defense Research and Development Organization at Integrated Missile Test Range in Chandipur, Odisha. 
  • Argentina became the first Latin American country who launched its first ever domestically built satellite namely ARSAT-1. 

Business and Economy

  • Alipay Financial Services, the unit of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. changed its name as Ant Financial Services Group.

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