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Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
October 1 International Day of Older Persons “The Journey to Age Equality”
October 1 International Coffee Day ‘Coffee’s future needs you’
October 1 World Vegetarian Day
October 2 International Day of Non-Violence
October 4 World Animal Day
October 5 World Teachers’ Day ‘Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession’
October 8 Air Force Day (India)
October 4-10 World Space Week “The Moon:  Gateway to the Stars.”
October 2 – 8 National Wildlife Week Life Below Water: For people and planet

Current Affairs: National

  1. Ram Vilas Paswan launched the a mobile app ‘Consumer App’ to help consumers register complaints and get redressal within 60 days
  2. SmritiIrani Inaugurated the India’s largest ‘Charkha’ made of waste plastic in Noida
  3. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cards to continue as valid travel document till March 2020
  4. Home Minister Amit Shah flagged off the Delhi-KatraVande Bharat Express from the New Delhi Railway Station
  5. Air India has launched “NamaskarSewa” at Delhi airport to provide better services to the passengers
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Air India Headquarters New Delhi
Air India Chairman & MD Ashwani Lohani
  1. Government has launched a web portal, Prakash, to improve coal supply to power plants
  2. Ministry of Tourism has launched Audio Guide facility App “Audio Odigos” for 12 sites of India
  3. Union Minister of Textiles, SmritiIrani to represent India at World Cotton Day celebrations in Geneva
  4. Government launches ‘Ganga Aamantran’ a month long exploratory open water rafting expedition
  5. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched a digital platform ‘eDantseva’ for oral health information
  6. Government constituted a working group under the chairmanship of GuruprasadMohapatra to prepare contours of New Industrial Policy
  7. NITI Aayog, UNDP and Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) launched Youth Co:Lab, a youth lab programme for entrepreneurs to accelerate innovation
  8. Ministry of Tourism organises first of its kind Adventure Trekking Training course in Ladakh
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Ministry of Tourism
Minister of State (I\C) Prahalad Singh Patel
Constituency Damoh, Madhya Pradesh

Current Affairs: International

  1. Madagascar is set to issue a postal stamp bearing the image of Mahatma Gandhi to celebrate his 150th birth anniversary
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Madagascar Capital Antananarivo
Madagascar Currency Malagasy ariary
Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina

Current Affairs: State

  1. Telangana has become one the fully electrified states in the country
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Telangana Capital Hyderabad
Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao
Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan
  1. Rajasthan government announced a ban on pan masala containing magnesium carbonate, nicotine, tobacco, mineral oil and flavoured ‘supari’ in the state
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Rajasthan Capital Jaipur
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra
  1. Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat launched an awareness campaign ‘Urjagiri’ to stop power theft
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Uttarakhand Capital Dehradun
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat
Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya
  1. India’s first e-waste clinic to be set up in Bhopal,Madhya Pradesh
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Madhya Pradesh Capital Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath
Madhya Pradesh Governor Lal Ji Tandon

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. RBI sets Ways and Means Advances (WMA) limit for Government at Rs. 35000crore for second half of FY 2019-20
  2. India’s current account deficit (CAD) narrowed to $14.3 billion or 2% of GDP during April-June quarter
  3. Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India has decided to reduce the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points to 5.15% from 5.40% with immediate effect
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RBI Headquarters Mumbai
RBI Governor Shaktikant Das
 

RBI Deputy Governor

BP Kanungo, N S Vishwanathan, and Mahesh Kumar Jain
Repo Rate 5.15%
Reverse Repo Rate 4.90%
Marginal Standing Facility 5.40%
Bank Rate 5.40%
CRR 4%
SLR 18.75
  1. State Bank of India becoming the first Indian bank to have a branch in the Australian state of Victoria
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State Bank of India Headquarters Mumbai
State Bank of India Tagline The Banker to every Indian
State Bank of India Chairperson Rajnish Kumar
  1. All public sector banks across all states to function from 10 am to 4 pm from October 1
  2. Axis Bank has launched the ‘Express FD’ a digital Fixed Deposit product
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Axis Bank  CEO Amitabh Chaudhry
Axis Bank  Headquarters Mumbai
Axis Bank  Tagline Badhti Kanaam Zindagi
  1. Paisalo Digital has signed a co-origination loan agreement with Bank of Baroda to empower farmers, MSME segment and small businesses
  2. S&P Global Ratings slashed India growth forecast for FY20 (2019-20) to 6.3% from 7.1%

Interest rate on Small Savings Scheme from October and December Quarter

Instrument Interest rate (%) from 01.10.2019  Compounding Frequency
Five Year Senior Citizen Savings Scheme 8.6 Quarterly and paid
Five Year National Savings Certificate 7.9 Annually
Public Provident Fund 7.9 Annually
KisanVikasPatra 7.6 (Will mature in 113 months) Annually
Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme 8.4 Annually

Current Affairs: Appointments

Jai Bhagwan Bhoria New administrator for Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank
Surjit S Bhalla Executive Director for India at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
KS Dhatwalia Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB)
MallikarjunaRao MD and CEO of  Punjab National Bank
Abhishek Singh chief executive officer of MyGov India
P K Gupta Chairman and MDof NBCC (National Buildings Construction Corporation)
Sushil Chandra Mishra Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oil India Limited
Amur S Lakshminarayanan Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of  Tata Communications

Current Affairs: Resignation

Kapil Dev Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Cricket Advisory Committee

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

Thanu Padmanabhan

(physicist)

M P Birla Memorial Award 2019 for his contributions to the world of cosmology ( trophy and a cheque for Rs. 2,51,000)
Caroline Criado Perez

(British feminist, activist and journalist)

Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2019

for her 2nd  book ‘Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men’

(Prize money – £25,000)

AzizbekAshurov United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees  Nansen Refugee Award 2019
Ben Stokes ( England cricketer) Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) Players’ Player of the Year title
YalitzaAparicio (Mexican actress) UNESCO’s  goodwill ambassador for indigenous peoples
William G KaelinJr,

Peter J Ratcliffe,

Gregg L Semenza

2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (for their discoveries of “how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability)
 

Ramesh Pandey

Asia Environmental Enforcement Award by the United Nations Environment Programme
  1. Sachin Tendulkar bagged the ‘Most Effective Swachhata Ambassador’ award at India Today Group’s fifth edition of the Safaigiri Awards

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

  1. 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference 2019 inaugurated in Uganda
  2. Film Division in association with India Tourism will organise Gandhi Film Festival at JB Hall in Mumbai
  3. Drone Innovators Network Summit-2019 was held in New Delhi

Current Affairs: Ranking

Index India’s Rank Top Least Other info
Global Firepower (GFP) 2019 Military Strength Ranking  

4th

 

United States

 

Bhutan

 

137 Nations

 

  1. Jaipur, Jodhpur and Durgapura were the top three ranking railway stations among 720 stations in Cleanliness Survey Report
  2. Singapore tops new ‘citizen-centric’ IMD Smart City Index 2019 (SCI)

Current Affairs: MOU

  1. Aegon Life Insurance announced its tie-up with Paytm to offer comprehensive insurance products
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Paytm CEO RenuSatti
Paytm Head quarters Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  1. National e Governance Division (NeGD) signed an MoU with The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal to implement an ‘Online Capacity Building Programme on Cyber Law
  2. Bank of Baroda has signedMoU with Indian Army for customised services
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Bank of Baroda CEO P. S. Jayakumar
Bank of Baroda Headquarters Vadodara
Bank of Baroda Tagline India’s International Bank
  1. India and Bangladesh signed aMoU for setting up a coastal surveillance system radar in Bangladesh
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Bangladesh Capital Dhaka
Bangladesh Currency Taka
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
  1. National Health Authority (NHA) has joined hands with Google for Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY)Implementation

Current Affairs: Science and Technology

  1. A minor planet, between Mars and Jupiter, has been named after PanditJasraj, the doyen of Indian classical vocal music
  2. ISRO to celebrate ‘World Space Week’ with 7 academic institutions in Karnataka
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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
                      ISRO Director Kailasavadivoo Sivan
ISRO Headquarters Bengaluru

Current Affairs: Books

Author Book
Sandeep Shastri “Lal Bahadur Shastri: Politics and Beyond”
Jaspreet Bindra “The Tech Whisperer”

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. Indo – Mongolian joint military training ‘Nomadic Elephant-XIV’ commenced in Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh
  2. Indo Maldives joint Exercise Ekuverin –19 to be held at Aundh Military Station in Pune, Maharashtra

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. Sumit Nagal has won the men’s singles title of ATP Challenger Tournament at Buenos Aires in Argentina
  2. A. Bhavani Devi clinched the silver medal in the women’s sabre individual category in the Tournoi satellite competition (World level) at Ghent, Belgium
  3. FIFA has banned former CONMEBOL president Eugenio Figueredo from all football activities for life after finding him guilty of bribery
  4. India Women T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian (male or female) to play 100 T20I matches
  5. Maj AQ Khan won silver medal in 53rd Asian Body Building and Physique Sports Championship 2019 in Indonesia
  6. Novak Djokovicbeats John Millman of Australia to win the Japan Open tournament
  7. Dominic Thiem and Naomi Osaka wins China Open men and women single title respectively
  8. India’s senior bridge team led by DipakPoddar has won a bronze medal at World Bridge Championships
  9. Austria’s Christine Wolf won the Hero Women’s Indian Open at the DLF Golf and Country Club course in Gurugram
Person Field
K P S Menon Former Foreign Secretary
V Ganesan Indian National Army (INA) veteran
Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi Noted nephrologist and Padma Shri awardee
M Gopal Gowda Renowned Kudmi Konkani folk artist

 

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