Tnpsc Current Affairs October

Tnpsc Current Affairs October 2016 in English

TNPSC Current Affairs in English October 2016

Tnpsc Current Affairs October

NATIONAL

  • Indian Government reconstituted the Inter State Council. Standing Committee was headed by Union Home Minister.
  • Himachal Pradesh becomes India’s second state to become open defecation free.
  • Air India decides to resume flights between Delhi – Tehran.
  • “Nasha Mukt Bharat Andolan Yatra”, a nation wide campaign to make society liquor free, launched in Kanyakumari in Tamilnadu.
  • Aadhaar card records to be preserved for 7 years only by centre.
  • Telangana creates 21 new districts.
  • Railways to introduce glass top train by December.
  • President inaugurates Berhampore Military Station at Berhampore, West Bengal
  • All Archeological Sites of India declared, “Polythene Free Zones”.
  • Rni Ki Vav of Gujarat, has been declared as cleanest iconic places in India by ASI 25 Top Adarsh Monuments Report
  • Chief Guest of 2017 Republic Day = Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheik Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Tamil Nadu tops in Performance incentive for promoting under AMRUT scheme.
  • Haryana Government decided to observe 2017 as “GARIB KALYAN VARSH”.
  • Uttarkhand High Court ordered a complete ban on sale of Whitener in the state.
  • Union Government granted a license to British petroleum to set up 3500 petrol pumps across India.
  • Irom Sharmila, starts a new political party named as, “Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance”
  • Russia’s Rosneft Oil Company acquires India’s Essar Oil for 13 billion US Dollars
  • 56 hour gun battle ends, after 2 militants killed in pampore, J&K
  • Union Government announced that the border between India and Pakistan will be completely sealed by 2018.
  • Delhi Indra Gandhi International Airport’s terminal 3 got Platinum rating from Indian green Building Council
  • Indian Mountaineer Arjun Vajpai scales World’s 6th highest mountain Cho Oyu.
  • China blocks tributary of Brahmaputra in Tibet.
  • Black Money worth Rs. 65250 Crore declared under Income Disclosure Scheme, 2016.
  • Union Government announced that automobile manufacturers should provide emission details for every vehicle.
  • Union Government to us post offices to distribute Pulses.
  • Election Commission partners with Facebook to encourage voter registration.
  • Okha – Kanalus and Porbandar – Wansjaliya sections of Gujarat becomes Green Train Corridors.
  • According to the Botanical Survey of India, Tamil Nadu accounts the maximum number of flowering plants in India.
  • 22 MPS from smaller parties, independents in Rajya Sabha recognized as a Consolidated Bloc.
  • SBI declares Silchar as its 5th zone in North East.
  • Jammu Kashmir has the highest life expectancy in India for all ages.
  • Maharashtra Government will soon start an “Ambulance Boat” service for the villages near Mumbai.
  • India’s 2nd Eco-friendly Airport opens at Vadodara, Gujarat.
  • India’s RTI Act becomes world’s 4th best act.
  • Railways launched, “Happiness Junction” at Sonepur Railway Station.
  • Supreme Court stays the commercial use of Mustard.

WORLD

  • Ross Sea, declared as World’s Largest Marine Protected Area
  • Italy’s Milan confers honorary citizenship to Dalai Lama.
  • Maldives Quits Commonwealth.
  • State of Emergency declared in Ethiopia.
  • As per the World Bank report, due to the automation in industry, 69% jobs in India, 77% in China and 85% jobs in Ethiopia are threatened.
  • China’a Yuan (Renminbi or People’s Money) joins in the IMF’s Basket of Currency.
  • World’s largest dinosaur foot print has been unearthed in Gobi desert.
  • Saudi Prince executed for murdering a compatriot.
  • Bangladesh, China announced year 2017 as “Year of Friendship”.
  • Global TB Report released.
  • The word, “Aiyoh, Aiyah” were added in Oxford English Dictionary
  • Colima of Mexico erupted.

SPORTS

  • Indian men’s hockey team won Asian Hockey Championship Trophy 2016 by defeating Pakistan by 3 – 2.
  • Lewis Hamilton won the Mexican Formula One Grand Prix
  • North Korea’s Women’s U-17 team won the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup
  • Vaishnav Hegde wins gold in South Asian Aquatic Championship held at Colombo.
  • Indian Shooter Jitu Rai won 2016 Champion of Champions Pistol Award of the International Shooting Federation.
  • 2018 Russia FIFA World Cup official Madcot has been released. Named as, “ZABIVIKA”.
  • India won the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, by defeating Iran in the finals
  • Indian Railways won the World Railway Shooting Championship, held at France
  • Indian Wrestlers bagged 4 medals at 2016 TAFISA World Games
  • Indian Shuttler Sourabh Verma clinched the Men’s Singles title at the Chinese Taipei Open Badminton
  • Britain’s Andy Murray wins 2016 China Open Men’s Singles
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar wins 2016 Shinhan Donghae Golf Open
  • 56th Athletics open Nationals Championship held at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova’s doping ban has been reduced from 2 years to 15 months.
  • S.Dhoni recorded for most victories by an ODI Captain in Cricket History
  • S. Dhoni brokes Sachin’s record of most sixes in ODIs.
  • Indian Chess granmaster Abhijeet Gupta won Hoogeveen Chess Tournament.
  • Mukesh Kumar won Chennai Open Golf Championship.

COMMITTEES

  • Munialappa Committee, a high level committee to monitor the bird flu situation and help state governments to take steps
  • Justice Reddy Committee, on One Rank One Pension scheme, submits its report to Government.
  • K S Valdiya Committee finds Saraswati River did exist.
  • Partha Pratim Committee to examine causes for vacant seats in IITs, NITs.
  • GS Jha Committee constituted to visit the Cauvery Basin area to asses the ground situation.

INDEX

  • India ranked 130th in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business.
  • Mumbai ranked 14th in top15 global cities in terms of total wealth.
  • India ranked 97th out of 118 countries in the Global Hunger Index Report.
  • Indian Pharma companies in 19th place at Bio-Pharmaceutical Competitiveness and Investment Survey
  • Indian at 87th place in World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016
  • Tamil Nadu ranks 25th among the Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly index
  • India ranked 133rd in the 2016 Global Youth Development Index
  • India ranked 91st in World Giving Index report.
  • Tamil Nadu ranks 4th in Industrial Investment Attraction Report.

DEFENCE

  • Indian – Sri Lanka Joint military exercise, “Mitra Shakti”, held in Sri Lanka.
  • Indo – China Joint tactical exercise, “Sino – Indian Co-operation 2016”, held at Ladakh.
  • 28th India – Indonesia Bilateral Maritime Exercise, “CORPAT 2016” (COORDINATED PATROL), held at Belawan, Indonesia.
  • India, Russia agrees to double the range of BrahMos Missile
  • Indo – Nepal Joint Military Exercise, “Surya Kiran X”, held at Nepal.
  • Singapore – India Maritime Bilateral Exercise, “SIMBEX” held at Vishakhapatnam.

DAYS

  • October 1, International Day of Older Persons celebrated, with a theme, “Take a Stand Against Ageism”.
  • October 2, International Day of Non Violence and Birthday of Lal bahadur Shastri.
  • Every First Monday of October, celebrates as World Habitat Day
  • October 4 – 10, was celebrated as World Space Week, with Theme Remote Sensing : Enabling Our Future.
  • World Teachers Day was celebrated on October 5th every year, theme is Valuing Teachers, Inspiring Status
  • October 9, World Post Day, with theme = Innovation, Integration and Inclusion
  • October 10 = National Post Day
  • October 10 = World Mental Health Day, with theme = Psychological First Aid
  • October 11 = International Day of Girl Child, with theme, “Girl’s Progress = Goal’s Progress : What Count for Girls
  • October 13 = International Day for Disaster Reduction, theme = Live to Tell : Raising Awareness, Reducing Mortality
  • October 15 = Intenational Day of Rural Women
  • October 16 = World Food Day, Theme = Climate is Changing : Food and Agriculture must too
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed on every year October 17th.
  • October 20, World Osteoporosis Day Observed.
  • October 21, Police Commemoration Day Observed.
  • October 24 = United Nations Day, with theme = Freedom First
  • October 27 = World Day for Audio Visual Heritage, Theme = It’s Your Story, Don’t Lose It.
  • India’s first National Ayurveda Day celebrated on October 28.
  • October 31, celebrated as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) with theme, “Integration of India”
  • October 31, birth anniversary of “Iron Man of India”, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
  • October 31 = World Cities Day, theme = Inclusive Cities, Shared Development
  • 2nd Thursday of October was observed as World Sights Day

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • ISRO aims for World Record, Launching of 83 satellites an a single rocket.
  • IUCN declares Kashmir’s Red Stag as critically endangered.
  • ISRO decides to set up Telescope in Moon.
  • Indian origin American Scientist, Anil Jain and his team have created life size 3D hand models, complete with finger prints.
  • Face Book paid amount to researchers in India, as part of its bug bounty programme.
  • NASA develops, “electro active bandage”, which helps healing.
  • Ministry of Earth Sciences launched a high altitude research station in Himachal Pradesh, named as “HIMANSH”.
  • 414 legged millipede, named as “Illacme Tobini”, discovered in California.
  • The researchers at Indra Gandhi Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya at Raipur developed a protein rich rice variety
  • Scientists at Delhi produced electricity from water without using energy.
  • Researchers at IISER Kolkata, used human hairs to produce cathodes for solar cells
  • Central Government launches, “National Seismic Programme“ on Mahanadhi Basin in Odisha
  • ISRO’s communication satellite GSAT-18 successfully launched from French Guiana.
  • ISRO starts landing tests for Chandrayan-2 Mission at Chellikere, Chitradurga District, Karnataka.
  • 2/3rd of wild animals may go extinct by 2020.

AWARDS

  • Nadia Murad and Lamia Haji Bashar wons Europe’s Human Rights Award Sakhrov Prize.
  • Bangalore based water tanker driver, G. Balakrishnan, crowned Mr. Asia title, Held in Philippines.
  • IRCTC’s Maharaja Express gets 7 Star Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Award.
  • Indian origin South African Girl Kiara Nirghin won Google Science Fair Prize 2016.
  • France’s highest Chevalier Award given to Indian film maker and elephant researcher Pranja Chowta.
  • “Murga” bags, Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival Award.
  • Indian National Award winning documentary, “Daughters of Mother India”, won the first prize in CAM International Film Festival.
  • British statistician Sir David Cox, received the International Prize in Statistics.
  • 44th Chaplin Award by Film Society of Lincoln Center to Italian Actor Robert De Niro
  • Radha Krishnan chosen for Mathrubhumi Literary Award 2016
  • Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad awarded the IAFP Young Scientist Scholarship Awards 2016
  • Sprinter Srabani Nanda got 24th Ekalavya Award
  • Pawan Chamling, the Chief Minister of Sikkim, conferred with Sustainable Development Leadership Award
  • India’s Nayanjot Lahiri wins 2016 John F. Richards Prize, for his book, “Ashoka in Ancient India”.
  • 2016 Lata Mangeshkar Award for Life Time Achievement, goes to Music Director Uttam Singh.
  • Former Uttarkhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has been conferred with a Ugandan Government Award.
  • Indian Ngo, Swayam Shikshan Prayog has bagged the Un Climate Award this year.
  • Sudharsan Patnaik won People’s Choice Award at International Championship 2016.
  • Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, named as the Cleanest City Destination.
  • America’s Youngest Scientist Award won by Indian Origin American girl Maanasa Mendu.

SCHEMES

  • Department of AYUSH launches, “Mission Madhumeha” on National Ayurveda Day, for effective management of Diabetes through Ayurveda.
  • Prime Minister launches National SC / ST Hub and Zero Defect – Zero Effect Scheme in Ludhiana, Punjab
  • Prime Minister launches “Urja Ganga”, in Varanasi, UP, a gas pipeline project.
  • Maharashtra government launches, “Kaushalya Setu”, a skill development programme for students.
  • UDAN Scheme launched for Regional Air Connectivity.
  • Union Government launches Biotech-KISAN and Cattle Genomics to empower farmers.
  • Madhya Pradesh Government launches, “Lalima Abhiyan” to make state free from Anaemia.
  • SBI launches, “Hope Loans” at low interest rates.
  • Union Government launches SPICE scheme.

FIRST

  • Diwali Festival was commemorated for the first time at the United Nations.
  • World’s first fossilized Dinosaur Brain found.
  • India’s first National Ayurveda Day celebrated across the nation on October 28.
  • Ashok Leyland launches India’s First Electric Bus.
  • India’s First Indigenously built Nuclear Submarine INS ARIHANT comes to service.
  • India becomes World’s First Cricket team to play 900 ODI’s.
  • India’s First International Arbitration Centre opened at Mumbai.
  • India’s First MEDIPARK to be set up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • International Aeronautical Federation’s Hall of Fame Award to Former ISRO Chairman U.R.Rao. First Indian to get this prestigious award.
  • SBI becomes first Indian bank to open a branch in Myanmar.
  • Jharkhand becomes First state in India to implement DBT in Kerosene
  • Prime Minister inaugurates First National Tribal Carnival Festival at New Delhi
  • Paul Beatty, becomes first US author to win the Man Booker Prize
  • Kochi becomes First Indian city to host FIFA U-17 World Cup
  • Brazil wins First BRICS U-17 Football Tournament
  • President inaugurates First World Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi
  • France becomes First Country in the World to ban plastic cups and plates.
  • Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh becomes India’s first urban open defecation Free states.
  • Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister flags of First All Women Mt. Gorichen Expedition.
  • Microsoft launches India’s First Cyber Security Engagement Center in New Delhi.
  • Brazil opens Latin America’s First Elephant Sanctuary
  • First BRICS Trade Fair held at New Delhi.
  • World’s First BIONIC OLYMPICS held at Zurich, Switzerland.
  • India’s First ever Convertible Stadium unveiled in Ahmedabad.
  • India’s First Railway University will be set up in Vadodara, Gujarat.
  • India’s First Startup Magazine, “Co-Founder”, has been launched.
  • India’s First “Design Yatra” will be started at Kozhikode, Kerala
  • Baahubali Star Prabhas becomes First South Indian Actor to have his statue at world famous Madame Tussads Museum.
  • ICICI becomes India’s First Bank to use “Block Chain Technology” for banking transactions.
  • India’s First Model Skill Development Centre opens at Guwahati, Odisha
  • Virat kohli, becomes first Indian captain to score 2 double centuries in test matches.
  • IIL develops, “CYSVAX”, world’s first vaccine to fight against tapeworms in pig.

PLACES

  • 4th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meet held at Jaipur.
  • Google decides to open its “Cloud Region” in Mumbai.
  • Prime Minister inaugurated, “Shaurya Smarak”, the war memorial in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  • 2nd Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav held at New Delhi.
  • Women of India Festival 2016 of Organic products held in New Delhi.
  • National Mission on Bio Economy launched in Shillong, Meghalaya.
  • Commonwealth Finance Ministers meet held at Washington, USA.
  • 2016 International Gita Festival will be held at Kurukshetra in Haryana on December.
  • International Dussehra Festival held at Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.
  • 3rd SAARC Sufi Festival held at Diggi Palace, Jaipur.
  • 43rd India International Knit Fair held at Tirupur, Tamil Nadu
  • 5th India International Silk Fair held at new Delhi
  • National Wrestling Championships held at Gonda, UP.
  • China deploys World’s Largest Outdoor Air Purifier in Beijing.
  • 19th NACLIN meet held at Tezpur, Assam.
  • World Stroke Congress held at Hyderabad.

APPOINTMENTS

  • Indian Physician Dr. Ketan Desai, appointed as Chairman of the World Medical Association
  • India’s First Female Wrestler, Geeta Phogat, appointed as DSP in Haryana.
  • New Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes = Sunil Chandra
  • New United Nations Secretary General = Former Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Guterres.
  • New Chairman of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board = M.S.Sahoo
  • Saina Nehwal, appointed as member of International Olympic Committee’s Athletes Commission
  • New Director General of Foreign Trade = Ajay Kumar Bhalla
  • Gurumoorthy Mahalaingam, appointed as Whole Time member of SEBI
  • Rio Olympics Silver Medalist P.V.Sindhu appointed as Brand Ambassador of Vizag Steel.
  • V.Sindhu and K. Srikanth, appointed as Brand Ambassador of Bank of Baroda.
  • The comic character, “WONDER WOMAN”, has been appointed as UN’s honorary ambassador in Sustainable Development Goal number 5.
  • Sathish Kumar, new Registrar General of Tamil Nadu High Court
  • J. Yesudas appointed as brand ambassador of “Harita Kerala Scheme”.
  • Renowed sand artist Sudharsan Patnaik, appointed as brand ambassador of 5th International Sand Art Festival
  • President nominates Roopa Ganguly to Rajya Sabha

AGREEMENTS

  • 107 countries signed an agreement in Kigali, Rwanda to reduce GHG by 2045
  • India, Myanmar signed 3 MoUs including co-operation in the field of power sector.
  • Union Government approves MoU between India and African Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO)

CONFERENCES

  • First Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction going to held at New Delhi on November Month.
  • Indian Railways conducts, “Heritage Rail Tourism Conference”, held in New Delhi
  • Prime Minister inaugurates, “INDOSAN Conference” in New Delhi.
  • First Global Conference to Strenghten Arbitration and Enforcement held in New Delhi.
  • First International Conference on Voter Education will held at New Delhi.
  • 28th Accountant general’s Conferences held at New Delhi.
  • 19th World Peace Conference held at Mumbai

DEATHS

  • Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, passed at Bangkok, Thailand
  • King V Ndahindurwa, the last king of Rwanda, passed away in Virginia.
  • Junko Tabei, First Women to climb Mt. Everest was passed away.

BOOKS

  • Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar wrote, “The Adivasi Will Not Dance”
  • Dhrubajyoti Borah wrote, “The Sleep Walker’s Dream”
  • After 19 years, Arundhati Roy released a new Novel, “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness”
  • Indian Ambassador Surendra Kumar wrote, “Modi’s Midas Touch in Foreign Policy”
  • Andrew Solomon wrote, “Far and Away: reporting from the Brink of Change”.
  • Colin Thubron wrote, “Night of Fire”.
  • Vinay Sitapati wrote, “Half Lion : How P.V. Narasimha Rai Transformed India”.
  • Arunava Sinha wrote, “The Greatest Bengali Stories Ever Told”.
  • Elena Ferrante wrote, “The Story of a New Name”
  • Twinkle Khanna wrote, “The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad”.

SUMMITS

  • National Summit on Fortification of Food held in New Delhi
  • BRICS Summit concludes at the end of Goa Declaration
  • 2016 World Economic Forum Indian Economic Summit held at New Delhi
  • First BRICS – BIMSTEC Outreach Summit held at Goa

STORMS

  • Hurricane Mathew hits Haiti Island.
  • Typhoon Chaba hits S. Korea

Tnpsc Current Affairs October – 2015

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