Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (17th to 24th October 2019)

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Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme

October 17

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty ‘Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty’
October 20 World Osteoporosis Day “THAT’S OSTEOPOROSIS”.
October 20 World Statistics Day Better Data, Better Lives
October 22 International Stuttering Awareness Day “Growth Through Speaking”
October 23 International Snow Leopard Day
October 24 United Nations Day
October 24 World Polio Day

Current Affairs: National

  1. Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs has launched a revamped and streamlined programme to strengthen Make in India
  2. Textiles Secretary, Ravi Capoor, inaugurated the 48th edition of the Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair (IHGF) at Greater Noida
  3. Railways and commerce minister Piyush Goyal announced Indian Railways will become “net zero” carbon emitter by 2030
  4. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal flagged off nine ‘Sewa Service’ Trains that connecting small towns to major cities
Ministry of Railways & Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Union Minister Piyush Goyal
Constituency Rajya Sabha (Maharashtra)
  1. Livestock population in India increased by 4.6 per cent, from 512.06 million in 2012 to over 535 million in 2019
  2. Central Pollution Control Board has developed a mobile application ‘E-Inspection App’ to inspect industries for pollution
  3. Union Health Ministry has launched “Mission Indradhanush 2.0” to carry out massive immunisation program in 271 districts across the nation and 652 blocks located in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan
Constituency Chandni Chowk, Delhi
  1. The next ‘HunarHaat’, an initiative of the Minority Affairs Ministry, will be organised from November 1-10 in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh
Minority Affairs
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Constituency Jharkhand, Rajya Sabha

Current Affairs: International

  1. Italy to introduce web tax on digital giants from 2020
Italy Capital Rome
Italy Currency Euro
Italy Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte
  1. UAE announced establishment of 1st graduate-level, research-based AI university in world
UAE Capital Abu Dhabi
UAE Currency Dirham
UAE PM Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum
  1. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched ‘Feed Our Future’ cinema advertisement campaign to raise awareness and take steps against hunger and malnutrition in India
World Food Programme (WFP)
WFP Executive Director David Beasley
WFPHeadquarters Rome, Italy
  1. UNICEF become the first UN organization to hold and make transactions in crypto currency
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore
UNICEF Headquarters New York City, U.S.
  1. Sri Lanka has been removed from the “Grey List” of the international terror financing watchdog FATF
Sri Lanka Capital Colombo, Jayawardenepura Kotte
Sri Lanka Currency Sri Lankan rupee
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Current Affairs: State

  1. Union Tourism and Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated Shirui Lily Festival, 2019 at Shirui Vangayan Ground of Ukhrul in Manipur
Manipur Capital Imphal
Manipur CM N Biren Singh
Manipur Governor NajmaHeptulla
  1. Odisha’s first Robot Restaurant opened at the Infocity DLF tower in Bhubaneswar
  2. Odisha’s biggest trade fair ‘Baliyatra’ to begin on November 12
Odisha Capital Bhubaneswar
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik
Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal
  1. CM Kamal Nath inaugurated the “Magnificent Madhya Pradesh” with the aim to promote investments in the state
Madhya Pradesh Capital Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath
Madhya Pradesh Governor Lal Ji Tandon
  1. Assam Cabinet has decided that no government jobs will be given to persons having more than two children after January 1, 2021
Assam Capital Dishpur
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. International Monetary Fund (IMF) slashed India’s GDP growth to 6.1% from 7% for FY20
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
IMF Headquarters Washington, D.C., United States
IMF President David Malpass
  1. State bank of India has launched contactless mobile payment facility for credit card holders
State Bank of India Headquarters Mumbai
State Bank of India Tagline The Banker to every Indian
State Bank of India Chairperson Rajnish Kumar
  1. PayPal Holdings Incto launch Venmo credit card in partnership with Synchrony
  2. IRDAI has imposed a fine of Rs. 1 crore on Cholamandalam MS GIC for violating health insurance regulations related to payment of commission
IRDAI- Regulatory and Development Authority of India
 Chairperson Subhash Chandra Khuntia
IRDAI Headquarters Hyderabad

Current Affairs: Business

  1. Reliance Industries became the first firm in India to cross the Rs 9-lakh crore market capitalisation mark
  2. Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance has launched video calling service ‘i-SERV’ to enhance customer service experience
  3. Government has approved Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) merger and clears Rs. 70,000-crore revival package
BSNL Chairman Pravin Kumar Purwar
BSNL Headquarters New Delhi
MTNL Chairman & MD Sunil Kumar
MTNL Headquarters New Delhi

Current Affairs: Appointments

J.P.S. Chawla Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
Anup Kumar Singh Director-General of the National Security Guard (NSG)
Sudhaker Shukla Whole-Time Member, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)
Joko Widodo Indonesia’s President
Rajnish Kumar ( SBI’s head) Chairman of  Indian Banks Association for fiscal 2019-20
Upender Singh Rawat Ambassador to the Republic of Nicaragua
Pankaj Kumar CEO of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
Sanjeev Nandan Sahai New Power secretary
Braj Raj Sharma Chairman of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Nagendra Nath Sinha Secretary of the department of border management
Pramod Kumar Das Minority affairs secretary
Alok Tandon Secretary in the department of administrative reforms and public grievances
TuhinKanta Pandey Secretary  of Department of investment and public asset management (DIPAM)
Godavarthi Venkata Srinivas Next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Cabo Verde
Deepika Padukoneand shuttler PV Sindhu Ambassadors for ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’, an initiative by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

K Parasaran

( former Attorney General)

‘Most Eminent Senior Citizen Award’ by  Vice President presents
  1. Wipro has been selected as a member of the global Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) – 2019 for the tenth year in succession.

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

1. First National Hindi Science writers conference inaugurated in Lucknow

  1. India will host the 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022 as part of celebrations of the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence
Interpol Headquarters Lyon, France
Interpol President Kim Jong Yang
  1. Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the 11th Nuclear Energy Conclave in New Delhi
  2. First India-Bangladesh Stakeholders’ meet was held in Guwahati, Assam

Current Affairs: Ranking

Index India’s Rank Top Least Other info

World Giving Index


82 / 128





Conducted by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
Women Peace and Security Index 133rd / 167 Norway Yemen 11 indicators

(Released by Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security in partnership with National Geographic)

Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index 2019 (MMGPI) 32nd / 37 Netherlands Thailand  


World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2020

63rd / 190 New Zealand Somalia Performance of countries across 10 different dimensions in the 12-month period ending May 1, 2019.
  1. HCL founder and chairman Shiv Nadar has topped the Edel Give Hurun India Philanthropy List 2019 with the highest contribution of Rs. 826 crore
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) has topped the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) India University Rankings 2020 for the second consecutive year
  3. According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) Uttar Pradesh has been listed as the most unsafe for women
  4. According to a new report by Ookla Chennai and Mumbai have the fastest mean fixed broadband and mobile download speeds respectively

Current Affairs: MOU

  1. Master card along with cricketer MS Dhoni launched a nationwide initiative ‘Team Cashless India’,
  2. IIT Madras will collaborate with Exxon Mobil on Research in Energy and Biofuels.
  3. Home Credit India (HCIN) has tied up with Karur Vysya Bank (KVB) for a joint lending initiative
KVB CEO P. R. Seshadri
KVB Headquarters Karur, Tamil Nadu
KVB Tagline Smart Way to Bank
  1. AYUSH ministry has signed an MoU with the Defence ministry to provide traditional medicine services at the armed forces’ hospitals and dispensaries
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of AYUSH
Union Minister Shri Shripad Yesso Naik
Constituency North Goa, Goa
  1. Government e-Marketplace (GeM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Federal Bank to offer a number of services
Federal Bank MD & CEO ShyamSrinivasan
Federal Bank Headquarters Aluva, Kerala
Federal Bank Tagline Your Perfect Banking Partner
GeM CEO Talleen Kumar

Current Affairs: Books

Author Book
Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo ‘Good Economics for Hard Times – Better Answers to our Biggest Problems’
N Chandrasekaran and Roopa Purushothaman “Bridgital Nation: Solving Technology’s People Problem” (unveiled by PM Modi)
Govind Narayan Singh (former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh) “Srimad Bhagavad Gita Mein Bhudhiyog”

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. India and Japan joint Air Force exercise ‘Shinyuu Maitri’ begins in West Bengal.
  2. Indian Air Force and Royal Air Force Oman (RAFO) Begins Joint Training Exercise ‘EX EASTERN BRIDGE-V’ at Air Force Base Masiraha
Oman Capital Muscat
Oman Currency Omani rial
Oman Prime Minister Qaboos bin Said al Said
  1. Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) has conducted the second edition of Defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands 2019 (DANX-19)
  2. Indian Army has launched a new software “Officers Automated Structured Information System” (Oasis) to digitise records of the Army officers
  3. The opening ceremony of the 2nd edition of ‘India Myanmar Naval Exercise’ IMNEX-2019 was conducted onboard INS Ranvijay
  4. 7th International Military Sports Council Military World Games begins in China’s Wuhan
  5. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated ‘Col ChewangRinchenSetu’, bridge over Shyok river in Ladakh region.
  6. DAC approves procurement of indigenous equipment worth over Rs. 3,300 crore for armed forces
Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh
Constituency Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  1. Indian Army to conduct “Sindhu Sudarshan” exercise 2019in the deserts of Rajasthan

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. Zimbabwe and Nepal has been reinstated as a member of the ICC
ICC Headquarters Dubai, United Arab Emirates
ICC Chairperson Shashank Manohar
ICC CEO Manu Sawhney
  1. Indian shuttler Priyanshu Rajawat claimed the men’s singles title at the Bahrain International Series Badminton
  2. India beat Bangladesh 5-3 on penalty shoot-out to win the SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship title
  3. Barcelona captain Lionel Messi received his sixth Golden Shoe as the top scorer in the European leagues
  4. England all-rounder Jenny Gunn has announced her retirement from international cricket.
  5. Bengal Warriors has won the Pro Kabaddi League title 2019 by defeating Dabang Delhi 39-34
  6. Prithvi Sekhar beat Jaroslav Smedek of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-3 in the men’s final of the World Deaf tennis championship in Antalya, Turkey
  7. Indian junior men’s hockey team lost to Great Britain 1-2 in the final of the 9th Sultan of Johor Cup in Johor Bahru
  8. KuhooGarg and DhruvRawat win the mixed doubles title at the Egypt International 2019 in Cairo.
  9. Indian Army personnel Hawaldar Bishworjit Singh Saikhom won India’s first IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon in Panaji
  10. Canada’s Denis Shapovalov wins first career ATP title at Stockholm Open
  11. Paris has unveiled a gold-medal-shaped emblem for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympic Games that incorporates the Olympic flame and the lips of Marianne
  12. Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith and former Australian off-spinner Tim May have been elected an Honorary Life Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)
  13. Praveen Kumar became the first Indian man to win a Wushu World Championships goldin the 48kg category in Shanghai
  14. Veteran Mumbai all-rounder Abhishek Nayar has retired from all forms of cricket.

Current Affairs: Obituaries

Person Field
Kalidas Karmakar Renowned Bangladesh  painter
Alicia Alonso Cuba’s Legendary ballet dancer
KB Siddaiah Sociopolitical philosopher and writer
Mark Hurd Former Oracle co-CEO
Dadu Chougule Wrestler
Subha Dutta Editor of Bengali daily ‘Bartamaan


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