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1). International Day of Rural Women – 15th October

Key Points:

  • The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15th October 2008.
  • 2017 Theme: “Challenges and opportunities in climate-resilient agriculture for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.
  • The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945.  It is currently made up of 193 Member States.
  • The current Secretary-General of the United Nations and the ninth occupant of the post is Mr Antonio Guterres of Portugal, who took office on 01st January 2017.

2). World Food Day – 16th October

Key Points:

  • FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945.
  • The Theme for World Food Day 2017 is “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development”.
  • FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Headquarters of FAO – Rome, Italy

3). Which state Assembly First in India to Call Motions Online – Rajasthan

Key Points:

  • The system is expected to save time, labour and use of paper in the functioning of the assembly, and also help legislators in bringing attention to urgent public issues.
  • State – Rajasthan
  • Capital – Jaipur
  • CM – Vasundhara Raje Scindia
  • Governor – Kalyan Singh

4). Which country Becomes First Nation to Accept Bitcoin in Exchange for Citizenship – Vanuatu

Key Points:

  • The South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has become host to the world’s first government to accept bitcoin in exchange for citizenship.
  • Country – Vanuatu
  • Capital – Port Vila
  • Currency – Vanuatu vatu
  • Vanuatu is a South Pacific Ocean nation made up of roughly 80 islands that stretch 1,300 kilometres

5). Defence Minister to commission INS Kiltan into Indian Navy in – Visakhapatnam

Key Points:

  • Union Minister for Defence – Nirmala Sitharaman
  • Constituency – Karnataka, Rajya Sabha
  • Kiltan is the latest indigenous warship after Shivalik class, Kolkata class and sister ships.
  • Admiral Sunil Lanba is present Navy chief.
  • Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam, is situated in Andhra Pradesh.

6). Premier all-rounder who became the first cricketer from Bangladesh to be inducted in the MCC World Cricket Committee under the chairmanship of Mike Gatting – Shakib Al Hasan

Key Points:

  • Michael Gatting is an English former Cricketer.
  • Suzie Bates is a New Zealand woman Cricketer.
  • Kumar Dharmasena is a Sri Lankan cricket umpire and former international cricketer, who played Tests and ODIs for Sri Lanka.

7). Which team has won the 37th All India Governor’s Gold Cup football tournament for the 10th time by defeating Partha Chakra – Mohun Bagan

Key Points:

  • Final match played at Paljor Stadium (Gangtok)
  • Paljor Stadium, also known as Palzor Stadium is an association football stadium located in Gangtok, Sikkim.
  • Mohun Bagan is a football club based in Kolkata, West Bengal.

8). International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17th October

Key Points:

  • The theme of this year’s IDEP is ‘Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies’.

9). 2nd Ayurveda Day – 17th October

Key Points:

  • This year’s 2nd Ayurveda Day is celebrated on 17 October in New Delhi by the Ministry of AYUSH.

10). PM Modi Inaugurates 1st ever All India Institute of Ayurveda in – New Delhi

Key Points:

  • It is the first institute under the Ministry of AYUSH with a National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) accreditation.
  • Minister of AYUSH – Shripad Yasso Naik
  • Constituency – North Goa

11). Which Bank Commits Rs 156 cr for Namami Gange Project – Yes Bank

Key Points:

  • Private sector Yes Bank has committed Rs 156 crore to fund first Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) to be constructed at Varanasi under Hybrid Annuity-PPP Model.
  • Yes Bank Headquarters – Mumbai
  • CEO of Yes Bank – Rana Kapoor

12). Which government has released a sum of Rs 4,000 crore under the first phase of the over Rs 34,000 crore farm loan waiver scheme – Maharashtra government

Key Points:

  • State – Maharashtra
  • Capital – Mumbai
  • CM – Devendra Fadnavis
  • Governor – Vidyasagar Rao

13). Which state has inaugurated the ambitious ‘Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojna’ for the farmers of the state – Madhya Pradesh

Key Points:

  • State – Madhya Pradesh
  • Capital – Bhopal
  • CM – Shivraj Singh Chouhan
  • Governor – Om Prakash Kohli

14). Which person has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize – US author George Saunders

Key Points:

  • George Saunders became only the second American writer to win Britain’s renowned Prize, which was awarded for his first full-length novel “Lincoln in the Bardo”.
  • The 2016 Man Booker Prize went to ‘The Sellout’ by Paul Beatty.

15). Indian Air Force Launched Health Mobile App – ‘MedWatch’

Key Points:

  • Union Minister for Defence – Nirmala Sitharaman
  • Constituency – Karnataka, Rajya Sabha

16). World Statistics Day – 20th October

Key Points:

  • At its 41st Session in February 2010, the United Nations Statistical Commission proposed celebrating 20th October 2010 as World Statistics Day.

17). Which state Assembly approves Kamle as 23rd district – Arunachal Pradesh

Key Points:

  • Arunachal Pradesh State Assembly passed Arunachal Pradesh (Re-Orgaisation of Districts) Amendment Bill 2017 to create a new district named ‘Kamle’.
  • State – Arunachal Pradesh
  • Capital – Itanagar
  • CM – Prema Khandu
  • Governor – B D Mishra

18). Kotak Mahindra Bank in collaboration with financial technology firm Zeta has launched a multi-wallet digital prepaid solution for salaried employees named –‘Paymint’

Key Points:

  • Paymint will not only help corporate to get rid of cumbersome process of executing employee benefits programme but will also simplify the process for employees.
  • Headquarters of Kotak Mahindra Bank – Mumbai
  • Present MD – Uday Kotak

19). Which person has been appointed as Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Cambodia – Manika Jain

Key Points:

  • Country – Cambodia
  • Capital – Phnom Penh
  • Currency – Cambodian Riel

20). The National Police Commemoration Day – 21st October 2017

Key Points:

  • The National Police Commemoration Day is observed every year on 21st October remembering the brave policemen who sacrificed their lives while discharging their duties.

21). Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates 1st phase of PNG Supply System in –Bhubaneswar

Key Points:

  • In the first phase, 255 houses in Nalco Nagar in Chandrasekharpur of Bhubaneswar were supplied with environment-friendly PNG.
  • State – Odisha
  • Capital – Bhubaneswar
  • CM – Naveen Patnaik
  • Governor – Senayangba Chubatoshi Jamir
  • Union Minister for Petroleum – Dharmendra Pradhan
  • Constituency – Rajya Sabha (Bihar)
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