Here is the 8th October 2015 Latest Current Affairs of Bank Jobs

International affairs

Today (Thursday, October 8) is World Sight Day.

  • World Sight Day is a global event that focuses on drawing attention on blindness and vision impairment.
  • This day was initiated by the Lions Club International Foundation Sight First Campaign in 2000.
  • The theme of World Sight Day
  • 2013: Universal Eye Health
  • 2014: No more preventable blindness
  • 2015: Eye care for all

World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on October 1st week as the first full week with no new cases of Ebola since March 2014.

  • The deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola since the virus was identified in Central Africa in 1976 killed 11,312 of 28.457 people infected since December 2013, according to the latest WHO figures.
  • Almost all the victims were in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
  • Liberia has been found free from transmission of Ebola virus in early September, and Sierra Leone in late September began a 42-day countdown to become free Ebola.

About WHO

  • Formed on: 7th April 1948
  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Director General Margaret Chan
  • MoS Home Kiran Rijju will represent India at the first Conference of Migration BRICS ministers in Sochi in Russia today.Anchor

National Affairs

Today (October 8th) is the Day of the 83rd Air Force.

Indian Air Force was officially established October 8, 1932 as an auxiliary air force of the British Empire and the prefix Royal was added in 1945 in recognition of his services during World War II.

Important details of the Indian Air Force

  • Founded on: 8th October 1932
  • Currency: Touch the Sky with Glory
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha
  • Vice Chief of Staff of the Air: Air Marshal BS Dhanoa
  • Indian Airforce’s 4th Air Force in the world.

The Indian Air Force was involved in the following:

  • WWII
  • Sino-Indian War
  • Operation Cactus
  • Operation Vijay
  • Kargil war
  • Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
  • Indo-Pakistani War of 1947
  • Congo crisis
  • Operation Poomalai
  • Operation Pawan

Indian Air Force plans to induct women in the flow of combat aircraft.

  • The plan to induct women in combat arms is a first in the three services that were previously not open to the idea of ​​women participating in the combat mission.

IAF currently has women in seven areas of administration, logistics, meteorology, navigation, education, aeronautical engineering – mechanical and electrical – and accounts.

Nearly 95 lakh toilets have been built in rural areas during the first year of the mission Swachh Bharat.

  • The target was 60 Lakh.
  • Note: Swachh Bharat Mission was launched Oct. 2, 2014, as one of the largest national campaigns to make the free open defecation countries in five years.

Important books

Union Minister for Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation Birender Singh launched a coffee table book, “An open mind.”

  • This book highlights the inspiring stories of sanitation champions who led the positive behavioral change in their communities and have helped achieve their village’s defecation in the open status.

Awards and Recognition

Belarusian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievitch Nobel Prize won the 2015 literature.

  • The 67-year-old writer is the 14th woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature in its history.
  • His best known works in English include Voices From Chernobyl, an oral history of the nuclear disaster; Zinky and boys, a collection of first-hand accounts of the Soviet-Afghan war. Alexievich is a political writer who criticizes the government of his country.


FIFA has suspended its president Sepp Blatter, General Secretary Jerome Valcke and Vice President Michel Platini for 90 days.

Former Vice-President of FIFA Chung Mong-joon has been banned for six years and a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs.

  • The sentences were imposed by the ethics committee of the governing body of world football.
  • They are being considered by the committee on corruption allegations.

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