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Seoul Peace Prize for Prime Minister

PM Narendra Modi was awarded Seoul Peace Prize 2018 by the Seoul Peace Prize Committee on October 24, 2018. The committee recognised his contribution towards regional and global peace. He was also credited for introducing 'Modinomics' for the reduction of the economic disparity in India. The PM is the 14th recipient of this award.


‘Made in India' Engineless Train to be Unveiled
The first ever engineless train made in India, Train 18, will hit the tracks on October 29, 2018. It will be tested for 3-4 days before being handed over to Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO).


Madras High Court Rules Over Disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs
The Madras High Court upheld the disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs who have been loyal to rebel T.T.V. Dinakaran, on October 25, 2018. Dinakaran has formed his own new party, Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK).


Drama at Midnight, CBI Director and Special Director Fired
CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana were stripped of their positions by the Union Government at midnight on October 23, 2018. The decision was reached after the two started hurling bribery allegations at each other.


Four-Member Group of Ministers to Look into Sexual Harassment of Women
A four-member Group of Ministers (GoM) was formed by the Union Government on October 24, 2018. Headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, it comprises of Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi.

Police Commemoration Day 2018
PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Museum of National Police Memorial on Police Commemoration Day on October 21, 2018. He also and paid homage to the martyrs by laying a wreath at the memorial. The PM announced an annual award in the name of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose to recognise bravery and courage in saving lives in a disaster.