October 2015

Current Affairs Updates for 31 October 2015

Bindeshwar Pathak awarded with New York Global Leaders Dialogue Humanitarian Award

 
  • Bindeshwar Pathak, the sanitation pioneer activist, awarded with New York Global Leaders Dialogue Humanitarian Award on 29th October 2015.
 

WCD launched an initiative with Celltick Mobile Media India Pvt. Ltd.

 
  • Union Ministry of Women and Child Development launched an initiative to spread awareness about Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme on 29th October 2015 partnered with Celltick Mobile Media India Pvt. Ltd.
 

BRICS nations signed Moscow Declaration for supporting multilateral science projects

 
  • BRICS nations signed Moscow Declaration for supporting multilateral science projects on 30th October 2015 during 3rd meeting of BRICS nations for science, technology and innovation. Dr.Harsh Vardhan led the meeting as an Indian delegation.
 

China abandoned its One Child Policy

 
  • China abandoned its One Child Policy on 29th October 2015. The policy was introduced in 1980 to curb the population while earlier in 2013, ethnic families and rural couples allowed to have one more child if first one is girl.
 

Narendra Nayak appointed as Managing Director of BlackBerry India

 
  • Narendra Nayak appointed as Managing Director of BlackBerry India on 27th October 2015. He remained executive at IBM, Motorola and Digital Equipment India etc.

Current Affairs Updates for 30 October 2015

Raif Badawi won European Union’s Sakharov Prize for human rights

 
  • Raif Badawi won European Union’s Sakharov Prize for human rights on 28th October 2015. The award has given annually by Parliament of Europe for freedom of thought.
 

John Pombe Magufuli became President of Tanzania

 
  • John Pombe Magufuli became President of Tanzania on 28th October 2015. It is important to noting that Tanzania got its independence from United Kingdom in 1961.
 

Amit Kumar Saroha won Silver Medal in IPC Athletics World Championship

 
  • Amit Kumar Saroha won Silver Medal in Men’s club throw F51 of IPC Athletics World Championship held in Doha, Qatar on 29th October 2015.
 

China announced to end one child policy

  • On 29th October 2015, China announced to end one child policy which was started earlier in the year 1979 to control the population. Now each Chinese couple would be allowed two children.
 

3rd India-Africa Forum Summit held in India

 
  • 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit held on 29th October 2015. PM Modi announced $10bn concessional credit for African countries. It is the largest multi-lateral event held in India. Total 54 African countries participated in it.
 

Nepal Signed an agreement with China on oil supply

 
  • Nepal Signed an agreement with China on oil supply on 28th October 2015 so as to counter shortages caused by the blockade of land routes from India. The agreement signed between Nepal Oil Corporation and China National United Fuel Corporation.
 

Pushpa Mitra Bhargava became 1st Scientist to return his Padma Bhushan Award

 
  • Pushpa Mitra Bhargava became 1st Scientist to return his Padma Bhushan (national award) award to protest against rationalism as announced on 28th October 2015. He is founder and Director of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB).

Current Affairs Updates for 29 October 2015

Asia Pacific regions most disaster prone part of the World

 
  • According to the report of United Nations Asia-pacific Disaster Report, Asia Pacific regions most disaster prone part of the World as announced on 28th October 2015.
 

India signed an agreement with France on preserving Written Heritage at National Library Kolkata

 
  • India signed an agreement with France on preserving Written Heritage at National Library situated in Kolkata as emphasized by Union Ministry of Culture on project of National Virtual Library.
 

Madhya Pradesh announced to provide 33% quota for women

 
  • Madhya Pradesh announced to provide 33% quota for women in govt. jobs as announced on 27th October 2015. Earlier, it was 30%. Monthly pension of Rs.2500 also announced to give to the relatives of those who killed in anti-Sikh riots in 1984.
 

Bidhya Devi Bhandari became 1st female President of Nepal

 
  • Bidhya Devi Bhandari became 1st female President of Nepal on 27th October 2015 while Ram Baran Yadav was 1st elected President of Nepal.
 

Curry King Lord Gulam Noon an Indian-British died

 
  • Curry King Lord Gulam Noon, an Indian-British, died on 27th October 2015. He was awarded with Order of the British Empire in 1996 and Lifetime Achievement Award by Britain’s Opposition party in 2015.
 

R.V. Easwar Committee to simplify the provisions of Income Tax Act, 1961

 
  • Union Govt. of India set up R.V. Easwar Committee to simplify the provisions of Income Tax Act, 1961. Former Justice R.V. Easwar of Delhi High Court became its Chairman.
 

India ranked at 130th in World Bank’s 2016 Ease of Doing Business

 
  • According to the report of World Bank’s 2016 Ease of Doing Business, India ranked at 130th among 189 countries while Singapore ranked at 1st position.
 

Sylvie Lucas appointed as Chairperson of Inter-Governmental Negotiations (IGN) of UN Security Council (UNSC) Reforms

 
  • Sylvie Lucas appointed as Chairperson of Inter-Governmental Negotiations (IGN) of UN Security Council (UNSC) Reforms on 26th October 2015.
 

8th National Seed Congress started in Hyderabad

 
  • 8th National Seed Congress started in Hyderabad on 26th October 2015 as inaugurated by Agriculture Minister of Telangana Shrivinavasa Reddy.
 

‘SLINEX 15’ started between India and Sri Lanka

 
  • ‘SLINEX 15’, 4th bilateral maritime exercise between India and Sri Lanka started on 26th October 2015 at Trincomalee Coast, Sri Lanka.
 

Iceland ranked at No.1 in Freedom on the Net 2015

 
  • According to the report of Freedom on the Net 2015 released by Freedom House on 28th October 2015, Iceland ranked at No.1 position.
 

India is biggest gold consumer in the World

 
  • According to Gold Survey Q3 2015 review and outlook released on 17th October 2015, India is the biggest gold consumer in all over the World.
 

South Asian Rugby 7’S Championship 2016 will be held in Jammu and Kashmir

 
  • South Asian Rugby 7’S Championship 2016 will be held in Jammu and Kashmir during the period 18th June to 20th June 2016 as announced Minister for Youth Sports Molvi Imran Raza Ansari.

Current Affairs Updates for 28 October 2015

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Launched E- Sahyog and PAN Camps

E - Shayog and PAN Camps
  • Both  E- Sahyog and PAN camps initiatives of the Income Tax Department to provide easy, simple and reliable services especially in tax returns.
  • The object of the income tax department is to make life as easy as possible for assessee and difficult only for those who consciously evade and avoid.
 

Ashok - Alexander Sridharan sworn in as the mayor of Bonn in Germany.

Ashok Alexender Sridharan
  • Ashok - Alexander Sridharan sworn in as the mayor of Bonn in Germany on 21 October, 2015 and he bacame the first person of Indian origin  to be elected as the mayor of a major city in the country. 
  • Bonn the 18th most populated city in Germany.

Samiran Chakraborty appointed as Chief Economist for India by Citibank

 
Samiran Chakraborty
  • On 27 October, 2015 Citibank announced that it has appointed Samiran Chakraborty as Chief Economist for India. 
  • Prior to joining Citibank, Samiran was Managing Director and Head of Macro Research for South Asia at Standard Chartered Bank. He also served ICICI Bank as Chief Economist and Delhi School of Economics as faculty for mathematical economics and open economy macroeconomics.
 

Sports 

Sports
  • Indian Archer Abhishek Verma won a silver medal in the Archery World Cup Final in the compound section held in Mexico City. He became the first ever Indian to won medal in Archery World Cup Final.
  • Deepika Kumari bagged the silver medal in the Archery World Cup Final held in Mexico City. South Korea's Chou Misun won the Gold in finale. 
  • Lewis Hamilton ( Mercedes Driver) won the 2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix Title. His team mate Nico Rosberg of Germany stood at the second position and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel (Germany) was at the third
ICC Ranking
 
  • ICC launched the official ICC men's Team Ranking from Test, One Day International (ODI) and T20 Cricket on 26 October, 2015.
  • South Africa with 125 rating is at the top position in the Test ranking list, while Australia topped the ODI list with 127 ratings. Sri Lanka with 126 points topped the list of T20 rankings.
 

Third Mapping Satellite of Tianhui - 1 Series Launched by China 

Third Mapping Satellite of Tianhui - 1 Series
  • ON 26 October, 2015 China successfully launched the Tianhui - 1C mapping satellite into its designated orbit from Jiuquan satellite launch center in the north - western province of Gansu.
 

World Bank considered India as World's Largest Remittance Recipient 

World Bank
  • According to World Bank, India is the World's largest remittance recipient. 
  • As per the report, remittances to India are projected to increase by 2.5 percent in 2015, well above the 0.6 percent increase in 2014.

Current Affairs Updates for 27 October 2015

7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Hindu Kush Region of North-Eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan

 
 
  • 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Hindu Kush Region of North-Eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan on 26th October 2015. The earthquake also felt in Northern India and Tajikistan. It is important to noting that earthquake measured by Seisometer.

3rd India-Africa forum summit began in New Delhi

 
 
  • 3rd India-Africa forum summit began in New Delhi on 26th October 2015 held every 3 years. Earlier, the summit was postponed due to fatal Ebola Virus spread in Western African countries.
 

Tsunami Early Warning System Siren successfully tested in Mumbai

 
 
  • Tsunami Early Warning System Siren successfully tested in Mumbai on 25th October 2015 installed at Meteorology office of Western Naval Command as installed by Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services.
 

Deepika Kumari won Silver Medal in Archery World Cup

 
 
  • Deepika Kumari won Silver Medal in Archery World Cup on 25th October 2015 held in Mexico while Choi Misun of South Korea won Gold Medal. Earlier, Abhishek Verma won Silver Medal in the event and became 1st Indian.

Lewis Hamilton won US Grand Prix of Formula 1

 
 
  • Lewis Hamilton won US Grand Prix of Formula 1 on 25th October 2015. It is his 3rd World title. Earlier, he won the title in 2007, 2012 and 2014 while it is his 10th win in 2015. The list is: Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Japanese, Italy, Russia, UK and US. He also won World Drivers Championship. He also equaled the record Jackie Stewart.
 

Emily Pedersen of Denmark won Hero Women’s Indian Open 2015


 
 
  • Emily Pedersen of Denmark won Hero Women’s Indian Open 2015 held at DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon, Haryana on 25th October 2015.
 

Doordarshan emerged as most watched Hindi channel

 
 
  • Doordarshan emerged as most watched Hindi channel during 10th October to 16th October 2015 as announced on 24th October 2015 by Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC).
 

India’s first AC double-decker Shatabdi train ready to run on Mumbai-Goa route

 
 
  • India’s first AC double-decker Shatabdi train ready to run on Mumbai-Goa route as announced on 23rd October 2015 by the concerned authority. 1st double-decker train without AC is run between Howrah and Dhanbad.
 

Andhra Pradesh signed an agreement with Japan

 
 
  • Andhra Pradesh signed an agreement with Japan on 22nd October 2015 with the aim to development of infrastructure in the State.
 

Chinese students trying to copying in examinations, will face a jail term of up to 7 years

 
 
  • According to 9th amendment of Criminal Law of China, students trying to copy in examinations, will face a jail term of up to 7 years as effected by 1st November 2015 as the information revealed by China Radio International on 25th October 2015.
 

Haryana announced to open Sanskrit University for SCs in Mundri, Kaithal

 
 
  • Haryana announced to open Sanskrit University for Scheduled Castes category in Village Mundri, Kaithal as announced on 24th October 2015 on the name of ‘Maharishi Valmiki’.
 

Dr.M.N. Nandakumara and Sivasakthi Sivanesan awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award and Sangeet Acharya Ratna in UK

 
 
 
  • Dr.M.N. Nandakumara and Sivasakthi Sivanesan awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award and Sangeet Acharya Ratna in UK on 26th October 2015.
 

 

Vigithon: A marathon organized by Union Bank of India to fight against corruption started in Mumbai

 
 
  • Vigithon: A marathon organized by Union Bank of India to fight against corruption started on 25th October 2015 as inaugurated by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. Vigilance Awareness Week will be observed during 26th to 31st October 2015.
 

Suresh Arora appointed as DGP of Punjab


 
 
  • Suresh Arora appointed as Director General of Police (DGP) of Punjab on 25th October 2015 after the removal of Sumedh Singh Saini. He was awarded with President’s Meritorious Medal, Distinguished Service Medal and Prakram Medal.
 

Sekhar Basu appointed as Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission

 
 
  • Sekhar Basu appointed as Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai on 23rd October 2015. He was awarded with Padma Shri in 2014 in Science and Technology.
 

Geeta returned to India

 
 
  • Geeta returned to India on 26th October 2015 who accidentally crossed over to Pakistan border and adopted by Bilquis Bano Edhi in Karachi.
 

No interview for Group B, C and D posts from 01st January 2016

 
 
  • According to the announcement made by PM Modi in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on 25th October 2015, there will be no requirement of interview of Group B, C and D non-gazetted posts in Central Govt. as effected by 01st January 2016.
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Current Affairs Updates for 26 October 2015

Abhishek Verma won Silver Medal at Archery World Cup

  • Abhishek Verma became 1st Indian to won Silver Medal at Archery World Cup on 25th October 2015 while Mario Cardoso of Mexico won Gold Medal. Abhishek Verma won Gold Medal in Asian Games 2014.

World Polio Day observed on 24th October 2015

  • World Polio Day observed on 24th October 2015 in all over the World. Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) launched the day in 1988.
 

Vice-President of Maldives Ahmed Adeeb arrested

  • Vice-President of Maldives Ahmed Adeeb arrested on 24th October 2015 on suspicion of links to a blst on President’s boat occurred on 28th September 2015 earlier. President of Maldives is Abdulla Yameen.
 

Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) of Indian Air Force established at Walong, Anjaw, Arunachal Pradesh

  • An Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) of Indian Air Force established at Walong, Anjaw, Arunachal Pradesh as inaugurated on 23rd October 2015. It is important to noting that this was in operations in 1962 Indo-China War which is situated at 20km south of China border.
 

Grant Agreement on GIPL signed between Poland and Lithuania

  • Grant Agreement on GIPL signed between Poland and Lithuania on 15th October 2015 with the aim to end the energy isolation of Baltic Sea region. It became 1st gas interconnector between Eastern Baltic Sea and Continental Europe. It has total length of about 534 km.
 

Ashoka Buildcon signed an agreement with National Highways Authority of India

  • Ashoka Buildcon signed an agreement with National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on 24th October 2015.
 

Induction of women as IAF fighter pilots approved

  • Induction of women as IAF fighter pilots approved by Union Defence Ministry on 24th October 2015. It is important to noting that earlier on 08th October 2015, IAF celebrated its 83rd formation day.

Current Affairs Updates for 25 October 2015

RBI allowed banks to fix interest rates on Gold Deposit Scheme

  • RBI allowed banks to fix interest rates on Gold Deposit Scheme on 22nd October 2015 under Gold Monetisation Scheme. Gold Deposits will have the terms 1-3 years, 5-7 years and 12-15 years.

 

Hurricane Patricia struck Mexico

  • Hurricane Patricia, the powerful storm, struck the Pacific Coast of Mexico on 23rd October 2015 having speed of 190mph.
 

New Integrated Licensing Policy 2015 announced by Haryana

 
  • New Integrated Licensing Policy 2015 announced by the State Government of Haryana as announced by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on 23rd October 2015 with the aim to develop Hyper and High Potential Urban Complexes.
 

Arjun Vajpai and Bhupesh Kumar climbed an untouched mountain peak ‘Mount Kalam’

  • Indian Mountaineers Arjun Vajpai and Bhupesh Kumar climbed an untouched mountain peak namely ‘Mount Kalam’ named it after APJ Abdul Kalam on 21st October 2015 situated in Spiti Valley, Near Bara Shigri Glacier, Himachal Pradesh. They became 1st people to climb 6180 meter peak. Earlier in 2010, Arjun Vajpai became youngest Indian to climb Mount Everest (16 years). He scaled 17 peaks in India.
 

Ashok-Alexander Sridharan sworn-in as Mayor of Bonn, Germany

  • Ashok-Alexander Sridharan, an Indian origian became Mayor of Bonn, Germany on as sworn-in on 21st October 2015. Bonn is 18th most populated city in Germany.
 

USA designated Brett McGurk as Special Presidential Envoy to US-led coalition fighting ISIS

 
  • USA designated Brett McGurk as Special Presidential Envoy to US-led coalition fighting ISIS as announced on 23rd October 2015.
 

Indian Government cleared the 1st batch of projects under AMRUT

  • Indian Government cleared the 1st batch of projects under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for 89 cities from 3 States as announced by Urban Development Ministry worth Rs.2786 Crore.
 

Maharashtra and Gujarat Naval areas divided

  • Maharashtra and Gujarat Naval areas divided by Indian Government into two separate headquarters as announced on 21st October 2015 with the aim to seek better vigilance on the sea border with Pakistan.
 

Britain signed nuclear deal with China

  • Britain signed nuclear deal with China on 21st October 2015 with the aim to build 1st nuclear power plant in UK since 1980 as signed during the visit of President Xi Jinping. Prime Minister of Britain is David Cameron.

Current Affairs Updates for 24 October 2015

Naseer Khan Januja appointed as National Security Advisor of Pakistan

  • Naseer Khan Januja appointed as National Security Advisor of Pakistan on 22nd October 2015.
 

India imposed anti-dumping duty on auto parts of China

  • India imposed anti-dumping duty on auto parts of China on as announced on 22nd October 2015 for the period of 5 years.
 

Japan offered soft loan to India for bullet train project

  • Japan offered soft loan to India for bullet train project on 22nd October 2015 worth $15bn (Rs.90,000 Crore) viz. Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor (505 km) as announced by Japan International Cooperation Agency.
 

1st Paragliding World Cup started in Himachal Pradesh

  • 1st Paragliding World Cup started in Bir Billing, Near Baijnath, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh on 22nd October 2015. Snow leapord is the official mascot of the event, flagged off by Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju.
 

1st World Indigenous Games started in Palmas, Brazil

  • 1st World Indigenous Games started in Palmas, Brazil on 22nd October 2015 as flagged by President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff.
 

Ashwini Kumar, the Honorary Member of International Olympic Committee, died

  • Ashwini Kumar, the Honorary Member of International Olympic Committee, died on 20th October 2015. He was remained President of Indian Hockey Federation for about 16 years and remained President of Punjab Olympic Association for 12 years also.
 

United Nations completed 70 years of its establishment

  • United Nations completed 70 years of its establishment on 24th October 2015. Earlier, on 24.10.1945, United Nations established.
 

PM Modi laid the foundation stone of ‘Amravati’

  • The foundation stone of new capital of Andhra Pradesh ‘Amravati’ laid by PM Modi on 22nd October 2015 which is being modeled after ‘Singapore’. Amravati was the capital of Satavahanas, the great Andhra King ruled from 2nd BC to 3rd AD. The ceremony performed at Village Uddandarayunipalem, Guntur.

Current Affairs Updates for 23 October 2015

Robert Mugabe awarded with Confucius Peace Prize by China

 
  • Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe awarded with Confucius Peace Prize by China on 22nd October 2015. Earlier in January 2015, he was appointed as Chairman of African Union. It is important to noting that Zimbabwe became separate from UK in 1980.
 

PM Modi laid the foundation stone of Shri Ventakeswara Mobile and Electronics Manufacturing Hub in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

  • PM Modi laid the foundation stone of Shri Ventakeswara Mobile and Electronics Manufacturing Hub in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh on 22nd October 2015. It will become 1st dedicated mobile manufacturing electronics hub of India under Make in India initiative. On this occasion, Fast Track Task Force (FTTF) also launched to promote mobile handset manufacturing eco-system in India. 
  • PM Modi laid the foundation stone of new capital city of Andhra Pradesh ‘Amravati’ which is located on the bank of river Krishna. Krishna is 4th largest river in India after Ganges, Godavari and Narmada. It is 1400 km long.
 

Indian Police Foundation and Indian Police Institute inaugurated in NewDelhi

  • Indian Police Foundation and Indian Police Institute inaugurated in New Delhi under Societies Registration Act 1860 as inaugurated by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
 

1st Car Free Day observed in Delhi

  • 1st Car Free Day observed in Delhi on 22nd October 2015 with the aim to encourage the people to use public transport between 7 AM till 12 Noon connecting Red Fort to India Gate via Delhi Gate and ITO. On 22nd day of every month observed as ‘Car Free Day’ as decided by Government of Delhi.
 

Carolina Marin of Spain became No.1 in World Ranking

  • According to the report of Badminton World Federation Carolina Marin of Spain became No.1 in World Ranking. Earlier, Saina Nehwal of India was No.1 in World ranking as announced on 22nd October 2015.
 

RCAM signed an agreement with Goldman Sachs

  • Reliance Capital Asset Management (RCAM) signed an agreement to acquire Goldman Sachs mutual funds business in India worth Rs.243 Crore as announced on 21st October 2015.

Current Affairs Updates for 22 October 2015

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Alok Rawat appointed as first ever male member of National Commission of Women

  • Alok Rawat appointed as first ever male member of National Commission of Women (NCW) on 21st October 2015. Lalitha Kumaramangalam is the Chairperson of NCW.

‘The World’s Women 2015’ released by United Nations

  • According to the report ‘The World’s Women 2015’ released by United Nations, mortality rate among Indian girls below the five years of age higher than the boys. Moreover, Global Materal Newborn Health Conference held in Mexico.

Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) signed between India and Maldives

  • Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) signed between India and Maldives on Criminal matters on 20th October 2015 as approved by Union Cabinet of India. The President of Maldives is Abdulla Yameen. Capital and Currency is Male and Rufiyaa respectively.

MCOCA passed in Maharashtra

  • Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA) passed in Maharashtra against the hoarders and black marketers as approved on 20th October 2015. Earlier, the law was enacted in 1999.

K. Chockalingam won Paul H. Appleby Award

  • K. Chockalingam, famous criminologist, won Paul H. Appleby Award on 20th October 2015 as presented by Indian Institute of Public Administration. He is the founder of Indian Society of Victimology (ISV).

Seong-Jin Cho of South Korea won International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition

  • Seong-Jin Cho of South Korea won International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition on 20th October 2015 held in Poland. The event was started in 1927 held every 5 years.

Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect India’ written by Sam Pitroda released

  • The book titled as ‘Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect India’ written by Sam Pitroda released on 19th October 2015. The book depicts the journey of Satanarayan Gangaram Pitroda who also called as ‘Father of Indian Telecom Revolution’.

Anil Kumble appointed as Brand Ambassador of ‘Raipur Rangers’

    • Anil Kumble appointed as Brand Ambassador of Champions Tennis League team ‘Raipur Rangers’ as announced on 20th October 2015. The team owned by Abhishek Mishra and Chinmay Tiwari.

Current Affairs Updates for 21 October 2015

Karnataka and Gujarat lifted ban on Maggi Noodles

  • Karnataka and Gujarat lifted ban on Maggi Noodles as announced on 19th October 2015. Maggi Noodles is Nestle India’s popular instant food brand.

Justin Trudeau of Liberal Party became 2nd youngest Prime Minister of Canada

  • Justin Trudeau (43 years) of Liberal Party became 2nd youngest Prime Minister of Canada on 19th October 2015. The 1st youngest was Joe Clark (40 years) of Conservative Party. Record 19 India-origin candidates have won the election in which 16 are related with Punjab.
 

Vijay Kumar Malhotra appointed as President of All India Council of Sports (AICS)

 
  • Vijay Kumar Malhotra appointed as President of All India Council of Sports (AICS) on 19th October 2015. AICS is an advisory body established in July 2015.
 

AB de Villiers, Cricketer of South Africa appointed as Brand Ambassador of MRF

  • AB de Villiers, Cricketer of South Africa appointed as Brand Ambassador of MRF Ltd. (Tyre manufacturing unit) on 20th October 2015. He is ODI Captain of South Africa.
 

Justice Tinlianthang Vaiphei appointed as acting Chief Justice of Guwahati High Court

  • Justice Tinlianthang Vaiphei appointed as acting Chief Justice of Guwahati High Court on 19th October 2015.
 

World Statistics Day observed on 20th October 2015

  • World Statistics Day observed on 20th October 2015 under the theme ‘Better Data, Better Lives’. 1st World Statistics Day was observed in 2010.
 

Uttar Pradesh announced Rs.50000 monthly pension to Yash Bharti awardees

  • Uttar Pradesh announced Rs.50000 monthly pension to Yash Bharti awardees as announced on 20th October 2015. The award was established in 1994 given in literature, fine arts, folk and classical music and sports. Journalist Vinod Mehta awarded with Yash Bharti Samman 2015.
 

Tunnel Technology Institute will be set up at Margao, Gao

  • Tunnel Technology Institute will be set up at Margao, Gao by Konkan Railway as announced by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 19th October 2015. The institute titled as ‘George Fernandes Institute of Tunnel Technology.
 

Urvashi Rautela became Miss Diva 2015

  • Urvashi Rautela became Miss Diva 2015 as announced on 18th October 2015 event held in Mumbai while Natasha Assadi became 1st runner up and Naveli Deshmukh was 2nd runner up.
 

Import Duty on Wheat increased by 10% to 25%

  • Import Duty on Wheat increased by 10% to 25% as announced on 19th October 2015 which will be valid till 31st March 2016.

Current Affairs Updates for 20 October 2015

Kuwait Football Association suspended by FIFA

  • Kuwait Football Association suspended by FIFA on 16th October 2015 for government interference. Kuwait is ranked at No.128 in FIFA Ranking.

Trident Juncture Military Exercise in Italy launched by NATO

  • Trident Juncture Military Exercise in Italy launched by North Atlantic Treaty Organization on 19th October 2015.
 

Virender Sehwag retired from International Cricket

  • Virender Sehwag retired from International Cricket on 19th October 2015. He scored 8273 ODI runs in 251 matches and scored 8586 runs in 104 Test matches. He awarded with Arjuna Award in 2002, Test Player of the year 2010, Padma Shree in 2010.
 

RBI signed an agreement with Central Bank of UAE

  • RBI signed an agreement with Central Bank of UAE for supervisory information exchange on 18th October 2015.
 

Fiscal balance turned surplus in August 2015 for the 1st time in last 8 years

  • Fiscal balance turned surplus in August 2015 for the 1st time in last 8 years as announced by Controller-General of Accounts as the revenue increases and expenditure decreases.
 

India among the top 10 investors in USA in 2015

  • According to the report on cross border Merger and Acquisition Index released by Baker & McKenzie on 18th October 2015, India is among the top 10 investor in USA in 2015.
 

‘Vivo’ the mobile company of Brazil, assigned the title sponsorship of IPL

  • ‘Vivo’ the mobile company of Brazil, assigned the title sponsorship of Indian Premier League on 18th October 2015 as announced by BCCI.
 

Parents of St. Therese canonized by the Pope Francis

  • Parents of St. Therese of France canonized by the Pope Francis on 18th October 2015 became 1st couple for their service to Church. St. Therese is popularly known as ‘Little Flower’ in the World.
 

‘Smita Patil: A Brief Incandescence’ written by Maithili Rao released

  • The book titled as ‘Smita Patil: A Brief Incandescence’ written by Maithili Rao released on 18th October 2015 i.e. her 60th birth anniversary.
 

Swadhar Greh scheme launched by Haryana

  • Swadhar Greh scheme launched by the State Government of Haryana on 18th October 2015, will provide economic and social security to women in distress.
 

Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay became non-permanent members of United Nations Security Council

  • Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay became non-permanent members of United Nations Security Council on 15th October 2015 for two years begin on 01st January 2016.
 

Novak Djokovic won Shanghai Rolex Masters Tennis title

  • Novak Djokovic won Shanghai Rolex Masters Tennis title on 18th October 2015. It is his 3rd Shanghai title in last 4 years. He ranked at No.1 position in World ranking.

Current Affairs Updates for 19 October 2015

Great Britain won Sultan of Johor Cup Hockey title

  • Great Britain won Sultan of Johor Cup Hockey title on 18th October 2015 after defeating India played in Malaysia. The event established in 2011 named after Sultan of Johor. India won two titles in 2013 and 2014.

‘Koppu’ (Lando) hit Northern Philippines

 
  • Typhoon namely ‘Koppu’ (also known as Lando) hit Northern Philippines on 18th October 2015.
 

Indian short film ‘An Old Dog’s Diary’ awarded at London Film Festival

  • Indian short film ‘An Old Dog’s Diary’ awarded at London Film Festival on 18th October 2015. London Film Festival was established in the year 1957.
 

Xuerui Li of China won women’s singles title of Denmark Open Badminton Title

  • Xuerui Li of China won women’s singles title of Denmark Open Badminton Title on 18th October 2015 after defeating P.V. Sindhu while Chen Long of China won men’s singles title. The event formerly known as Danish Open.
 

Saketh Myneni of India won Vietnam Open Tennis title

  • Saketh Myneni of India won Vietnam Open Tennis title on 18th October 2015 after defeating Jordan Thompson. Saketh Myneni won two titles till now earlier, he won Indore Open.
 

Rajasthan notified 5% quota for Gujjars and other SBCs

  • Rajasthan notified 5% quota for Gujjars and other SBCs as announced on 16th October 2015 under Rajasthan Special Backward Classes Reservation Act, 2015. The State also provide 14% reservation to economically backward classes.
 

Shreehari Aney appointed as Advocate General of Maharashtra

  • Shreehari Aney appointed as Advocate General of Maharashtra on 16th October 2015 under the provisions of Article 165 of the Indian Constitution.

Maharashtra became 2nd State to declare drought his State after Karnataka

 

  • Maharashtra became 2nd State to declare drought his State on 17th October 2015 as 14708 village came under deficient by over 50%. The 1st one State was Karnataka who declare the State drought hit in August 2015.

Current Affairs Updates for 18 October 2015

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty observed on 17th October 2015

  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty observed on 17th October 2015 under the theme ‘Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination’.

 

‘Abof.com’ launched by Aditya Birla Group

  • Online fashion store ‘Abof.com’ launched by Aditya Birla Group on 16th October 2015.
 

Onsari Gharti Magar became 1st female House Speaker of Nepal

  • Onsari Gharti Magar appointed as House Speaker of Nepal on 16th October 2015. She became 1st female Speaker in Nepal.
 

Former Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani died

  • Former Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani, died on 14th October 2015. He was 11th Chief of Naval Staff.
 

M.K. Surana appointed as CMD of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.

  • M.K. Surana appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. on 16th October 2015.
 

Indonesia signed an agreement with China to build high speed railway network

  • Indonesia signed an agreement with China to build high speed railway network in Indonesia as announced on 16th October 2015.
 

Malaysia proposed to invest $30bn in India

  • Malaysia proposed to invest $30bn in India as announced on 15th October 2015 as announced by Construction Industry Development Board, Malaysia. Malaysia will invest mainly in urban development and housing projects and in smart cities projects also.
 

Supreme Court of India declared National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) unconstitutional

  • Supreme Court of India declared National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) as unconstitutional on 16th October 2015 as decided by five-Judge Constitutional Bench of SC.

Current Affairs Updates for 17 October 2015

World Food Day observed on 16th October 2015

  • World Food Day observed on 16th October 2015 under the theme ‘Social Protection and Agriculture’. Firstly, the day was celebrated in 1981.
 

Supreme Court allowed the voluntary use of Aadhaar Card for four schemes

  • Supreme Court allowed the voluntary use of Aadhaar Card for four schemes i.e. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, scheme related to Pension and PF.
 

Pakistan signed an agreement with Russia for 1100 km gas pipeline project

  • Pakistan signed an agreement with Russia for 1100 km gas pipeline project on 15th October 2015 lies from Lahore to Karachi. The project will complete by December 2017. Earlier, both the countries signed the defence deal also.
 

TRAI made mandatory to compensate for call drops

  • From 01st January, 2016, each telecom company will compensate to consumer Rs.1 for call drops as made mandatory by TRAI on 16th October 2015 as per the 9th amendment. The Chairman of TRAI is Ram Sewak Sharma.
 

Jharkhand signed an agreement with Gail India Ltd.

  • Jharkhand signed an agreement with Gail India Ltd. on 15th October 2015 to create gas and city gas distribution infrastructure of Urja Ganga Jagdishpur-Haldia Pipeline.
 

Rameswaram will be developed under AMRUT Project

  • Rameswaram, the birth place of Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on 15th October 2015 included as 498th town under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). Total 500 cities selected to be developed under AMRUT Project.
 

‘My Brick My Amaravati’ launched by Andhra Pradesh

  • The scheme titled as ‘My Brick My Amaravati’ launched by Andhra Pradesh on 15th October 2015 under each citizen invited to purchase e-bricks for Rs.10 each. CM will be laid the foundation of the capital ‘Amaravati’ lies between Vijayawada and Guntur.
 

Indian Railways will get electricity from open market

  • For the first time, Indian Railways will get electricity from open market as announced on 15th October 2015. North Central Railways became 1st to purchase electricity under an agreement with Adani Power Ltd. ADL will supply 50 mw power at Rs.3.69 per unit for the next 3 years.

Current Affairs Updates for 16 October 2015

DRDO’s Missile Complex renamed as APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex

  • DRDO’s Missile Complex renamed as APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex on the eve of his 84th birth anniversary situated in Hyderabad. He had joined Missile Complex in 1982. He remained 11th President of India during 2002 to 2007.

Zaheer Khan retired from International Cricket

  • Zaheer Khan retired from International Cricket as announced on 15th October 2015. He had played 2 Tests and taken 311 wickets and 282 wickets in 200 ODIs. He became 4th highest wicket taker of India after Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev and Harbhajan Singh.
 

Kailash Satyarthi awarded with Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award

  • Kailash Satyarthi awarded with Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award on 13th October 2015. Earlier, he awarded with Nobel Peace Prize and became 8th India.
 

Malabar Naval Exercise started between India, USA and Japan

  • Malabar Naval Exercise started between India, USA and Japan on 13th October 2015 in Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean.
 

Pranab Mukherjee became 1st President of India to address Parliament of Israel ‘Knesset’

  • Pranab Mukherjee became 1st President of India to address Parliament of Israel ‘Knesset’ on 13th October 2015 also the 1st visited Israel. President and Prime Minister of Israel is Reuven Rivlin and Benjamin Netanyahu respectively. Capital and Currency of Israel is Jerusalem and Shekel respectively.
 

Tata Housing signed an agreement with Facebook

  • Tata Housing signed an agreement with Facebook on 14th October 2015 to sell homes online. Tata Housing launched the campaing ‘Social Sell’ on Facebook. Earlier, Tata Housing signed an agreement with Housing.com and Snapdeal.com.
 

‘mSehat’ launched by Uttar Pradesh

  • The mobile app ‘mSehat’ launched for health workers by the State Government of Uttar Pradesh on 13th October 2015.
 

Portugal became 1st European country to sign up MoU on establishment of Nalanda University

  • Portugal became 1st European country to sign up MoU on establishment of Nalanda University on 09th October 2015. The University was established in 427 AD during the reign of Gupta King ‘Sakraditya’.
 

Lobsang Sangay awarded with Presidential Medal

  • Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of Tibet awarded with Presidential Medal by Salisbury University, USA on 14th October 2015 for promoting peace.
 

‘Science Express Climate Action Special’ (Climate Change Special) started in India

  • The special train named as ‘Science Express Climate Action Special’ (Climate Change Special) started in India on 15th October 2015. The train will run till 07th May 2016 and run across Patiala, Ambala etc. About 190 countries would meet in Paris in December 2015 in Global Climate Summit.
 

Kundhavi Kadiresan appointed as Assistant Director General of UNFAO

  • Kundhavi Kadiresan appointed as Assistant Director General of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific on 14th October 2015 while the Director General of FAO is Jose Graziano da Silva. Its Headquarter is in Rome, Italy.

Current Affairs Updates for 15 October 2015

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred with Honorary Doctorate by Al-Quds University, Ramallah, Palestine

  • President Pranab Mukherjee conferred with Honorary Doctorate by Al-Quds University, Ramallah, Palestine on 13th October 2015.
 
 

 BSE became Wolrd’s fastest stock exchange

  • Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) became World’s fastest stock exchange with a median response time of 6 micro seconds. Ashish Kumar Chauhan is its Managing Director and CEO.
 

Marlon James of Jamaica won Man Booker Prize 2015

 
  • Marlon James of Jamaica won Man Booker Prize 2015 on 13th October 2015 for his novel ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’. He became 1st Jamacian to win the Prize. The award was established in 1969.

 

India approved Kaladan Multi Modal Transit Transport Project in Myanmar

  • India approved Kaladan Multi Modal Transit Transport Project in Myanmar on 13th October 2015 for Revised Cost Estimate costs about Rs.2904.04 Crore with the aim to promote economic and commercial relations between the countries. President of Myanmar is Thein Sein. Capital and Currency of Myanmar is Naypyidaw and Kyat respectively.
 

Etihad Airways signed an agreement with IBM worth $700mn

  • Etihad Airways signed an agreement with IBM worth $700mn on 13th October 2015. Etihad Airways is 2nd largest airline of UAE headquartered at Khalifa, Abu Dhabi having CEO James Hogan.
 

Rajasthan signed 27 MoUs under Housing for All scheme

  • Rajasthan signed 27 MoUs under Housing for All scheme on 13th October 2015 worth Rs.12478 Crore. The State became 1st to implement it.
 

‘Arun Jaitley chosen as ‘Finance Minister of the Year, Asia’

  • According to the ‘Emerging Markets’, Arun Jaitley chosen as ‘Finance Minister of the Year, Asia’ on 13th October 2015 while Atiur Rahman of Bangladesh chosen for ‘Central Bank Governor of the Year, Asia’.
 

‘Bill Banvao, Inaam Pao’ scheme launched by Government of Delhi

  • ‘Bill Banvao, Inaam Pao’ scheme launched by Government of Delhi on 13th October 2015 to aware the people for purchase. The maximum prize is Rs.50,000/-.
 

Alexander Lukashenko became President of Belarus for 5th time

  • Alexander Lukashenko became President of Belarus for 5th time on 11th October 2015 while Prime Minister of Belarus is Andrei Kobyakov. Capital and Currency of Belarus is Minsk and Ruble respectively.
 

Shweta Rathore qualified for World Bodybuilding Championship to be held in Thailand

  • Shweta Rathore became 1st Indian female won Silver Medal in 49th Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Championship held in Uzbekistan on 07th October 2015. Now, with this win, she qualified for World Bodybuilding Championship held in Thailand.
 

Alkesh Sharma appointed as CEO and MD of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation

  • Alkesh Sharma appointed as CEO and MD of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation on 12th October 2015 as announced by Appointments Committee of Cabinet. The corridor will pass through six states Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
 

‘Select USA’ the roadshow started by USA

  • On 13th October 2015, the roadshow started by USA ‘Select USA’ held in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata with the aim to offer the companies invested in USA. The campaign started by US Department of Commerce. It was earlier initiated in 2011. It is important to noting that Thummalapally is fourth fastest source of investment in USA.
 

Dalip Kaur Tiwana returned her Padma Shri award

  • Punjabi Writer Dalip Kaur Tiwana became 1st Writer to return ‘Padma Shri’ award on 13th October 2015 to protest against communal tension in the country. She awarded with Padma Shri in 2004 and Sahitya Akademi in 1971.
 

China overtaken USA in terms of population of middle class

  • According to report on global wealth by Credit Suisse, China overtaken USA in terms of population of middle class and became World’s largest country.

Current Affairs Updates for 14 October 2015

I.V. Sasi awarded with J.C. Daniel Award

  • I.V. Sasi, the famous film maker of Malayalam, awarded with J.C. Daniel Award on 12th October 2015. Earlier in 1982, his film ‘Aaroodam’ awarded with Nargis Dutt Award. The award is given by Kerala annually in the field of Department of Cultural Affairs.

China operationalized the Zam Hydropower Station on Bhrampatura River in Tibet

  • China operationalized the Zam Hydropower Station on Bhrampatura River in Tibet on 12th October 2015. The dam is considered as World’s highest altitude hydropower station. It will produce 2.5 bn kw hours of electricity.
 

Tamil Nadu banned Ketoprofen drug to save vultures

  • Tamil Nadu banned Ketoprofen drug to save vultures on 12th October 2015 in 3 districts Erode, Coimbatore and Nilgiris. It is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug.
 

National Mission for Green India for 4 states Kerala, Mizoram, Manipur and Jharkhand approved

  • National Mission for Green India for 4 states Kerala, Mizoram, Manipur and Jharkhand approved by Union Environment Ministry.
 

Telenor India appointed Sharad Mehrotra its CEO

  • Telenor India appointed Sharad Mehrotra as its CEO on 12th October 2015. The Headquarter of Telenor India is in Oslo, Norway.
 

Environment Compensation Charge on commercial vehicles imposed by Supreme Court of India

  • Environment Compensation Charge on commercial vehicles imposed by Supreme Court of India on 12th October 2015 while entering in Delhi during the period 01st November 32015t o 29th February 2016.
 

India granted $5 mn to Palestine as Budgetary Assistance

  • India granted $5 mn to Palestine as Budgetary Assistance on 12th October 2015 as President of India visited Palestine, Jordan and Israel. Prime Minister of Palestine is Rani Hamdallah and Capital is Ramallah.
 

African Development Bank decided to triple annual climate financing

  • African Development Bank decided to triple annual climate financing to about $5 bn by the year 2020 as announced by its President Akinwumi Adesina on 09th October 2015. It has 80 member countries.

Current Affairs Updates for 13 October 2015

Angus Deaton of Scotland won Nobel Prize in Economics

 
  • Angus Deaton of Scotland won Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.



Men’s singles title of China Open won by Novak Djokovic

  • Men’s singles title of China Open won by Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Women’s singles title won by Garbine Muguruza of Spain, Men’s doubles title won by Vasek Pospisil of Canada and Jack Sock of USA, Women’s doubles title won by Sania Mirza of India and Martina Hingis of Switzerland.
 

Tamil actress Manorama died

  • Manorama, the famous Tamil Actress died on 10th October 2015. She awarded with Padma Shri in 2002, also awarded with National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1989.
 

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust will be established at Mumbai

  • The foundation stone of India’s largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust laid in Mumbai by PM Narendra Modi on 11th October 2015 costs about Rs.7900 Crore.
 

Ajay Jayaram won Dutch Open Grand Prfix Badminton tournament

  • Ajay Jayaram won Dutch Open Grand Prix Badminton tournament on 11th October 2015, became 1st India to win Badminton Grand Prix tournament under 11x5 scoring system. Earlier, he won Korea Open Badminton tournament also. He won 3 international titles yet i.e. New Zealand Open, Thailand Open and Czech Open.
 

Lewis Hamilton won Russian Grand Prix of Formula 1

  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes Driver) of Britain won Russian Grand Prix of Formula 1 on 11th October 2015. It is his 9th title in 2015. The list is: Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Italy, Japanese, Russia and UK. He became 1st British driver won highest number of titles.
 

Punjab National Bank won Beighton Cup of Hockey

  • Punjab National Bank won Beighton Cup of Hockey on 11th October 2015 after defeating Indian Oil Corporation. The Cup was established in the year 1895, it is considered as the oldest hockey tournament. The event is organized by Bengal Hockey Association.
 

International Day of Girl Child observed on 11th October 2015

 
  • International Day of Girl Child observed on 11th October 2015 under the theme ‘The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030’. In 2011, on the resolution of Canada, UNGA approved it as International Day of Girl Child.
 

Mission Abaas launched by Odisha

  • Mission Abaas launched by the State Government of Odisha on 11th October 2015 with the aim to provide affordable houses to urban poor.
 

India-China joint military training exercise namely ‘Hand-in-Hand’ started

  • India-China joint military training exercise namely ‘Hand-in-Hand’ started on 12th October 2015 at Kunming, China.

Current Affairs Updates for 12 October 2015

K.P. Sharma Oli became Prime Minister of Nepal

  • K.P. Sharma Oli became Prime Minister of Nepal on 09th October 2015. He led Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML).

 

High-risk area boundary of maritime piracy shifted

  • High-risk area boundary of maritime piracy shifted from India’s western coastline 78 degree East to 65 degree East longitude.
 

Jioji Konrote became President of Fiji

  • Jioji Konrote became President of Fiji on 11th October 2015. He also known as ‘George Konrote’. Prime Minister of Fiji is Frank Bainimarama. Capital and Currency of Fiji is Suva and Dollar respectively.
 

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won China Open Women’s Doubles title of Tennis

  • Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won China Open Women’s Doubles title of Tennis on 09th October 2015. It is 8th title won by the pair. The list is: Indian Wells Open, Miami Open, Charleston Open, Wimbledon, US Open, Guangzhou Open, Wuhan Open and China Open.
 

India signed an agreement with Ecuador

  • India signed an agreement with India-Ecuador to establish Ecuador Joint Economic and Trade Committee on 08th October 2015.
 

Future Group signed an agreement with Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved

  • Future Group signed an agreement with Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved on 09th October 2015 to sell Patanjali FMCG products.
 

Operation Valsalya launched by Kerala

  • Operation Valsalya launched by the State Government of Kerala to find out the missing children as announced on 09th October 2015. It is important to noting that about 69 children have been kidnapped or abducted in the State till June 2015 while 116 in 2014.
 

European Union launched 2nd phase of Operation Sophia (Naval operation) Mediterranean Sea

  • European Union launched 2nd phase of Operation Sophia (Naval operation) in Mediterranean Sea on 07th October 2015 to fight human traffickers as launched by EUNAVFOR MED.

Current Affairs Updates for 10 October 2015

Forbes released top 50 rich families of the World

  • According to the report of Asia’s Richest Families list released by Forbes on 07th October 2015, Lee (Byung-Chull) family of South Korea topped the list with $26.6bn. Top family of India is Ambani family with $21.5bn ranked at 3rd position. Moreover, Premji family and Mistry family of India ranked at 7th and 10th positions respectively.

BRICS countries signed the joint declaration

  • BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) have issued a joint declaration to ensure to legal migration amongst the countries. 7th BRICS Summit 2015 held in Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia. 8th BRICS Summit 2016 will be held in New Delhi, India. 9th BRICS Summit 2017 will be held in China.
 

Shekhar Basu appointed as Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission

  • Shekhar Basu appointed as Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy on 08th October 2015. The Commission was established in the year 1948.
 

Allah Rakha Rahman appointed as Ambassador for Seychelles

  • Allah Rakha Rahman of India (famous composer) appointed as Cultural Ambassador for Seychelles on 08th October 2015. He awarded with 2 Academy (Oscar) Awards, 2 Grammy Awards, BAFTA Awards and Golden Globe Award. Recently he awarded with Hridayanath Mangeskar Award for his contribution of Indian Music.
 

1st Rajasthan Startup Policy 2015 launched

  • 1st Rajasthan Startup Policy 2015 launched on 08th October 2015 with the aim to start the ecosystem in the State as launched by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
 

India’s 1st Dolphin Community Reserve to come up in West Bengal

  • India’s 1st Dolphin Community Reserve to come up in West Bengal with the aim to protect Mammal, Gangetic River Dolphins as announced by Chief of State Wildlife Board Azam Zaidi.
 

Ravindra Jain died

  • Ravindra Jain, the famous Music Director, died on 09th October 2015. He directed the music in various famous songs like Ram Teri Ganga Maili in the year 1985. He also awarded with Filmfare Award for Best Music for this song, also awarded with Lata Mangeshkar Lifetime Achievement Award for Maharashtra and Padmashri in the year 2015.
 

National Dialogue Quartet, Tunisia won Nobel Peace Prize 2015

  • National Dialogue Quartet, Tunisia (Nobel Committee of Norway) won Nobel Peace Prize 2015 for contribution in building pluralistic democracy in wake of 2011 Jasmine Revolution.
 

World Egg Day observed on 09th October 2015

  • World Egg Day observed on 09th October 2015 in all over the World as inaugurated by National Egg Co-ordination Committee with the aim to aware the people about the nutritional value of eggs. Egg white consists 87% water and 13% protein.
 

World Post Day observed on 09th October 2015

  • World Post Day observed on 09th October 2015 in all over the World. On this day in the year 1874, Universal Postal Union was established in Bern, Switzerland.
 

5th Indo-China Joint Military Exercise namely ‘Hand-in-Hand 2015’ started in China

  • 5th Indo-China Joint Military Exercise namely ‘Hand-in-Hand 2015’ started at Kunming Military Academy of Yunnan, China will be held between 12th to 23rd October 2015.
 

V20 Group (Finance Ministers of 20 countries) launched

  • To fight with climate change, V20 Group (Finance Ministers of 20 countries) launched on 08th October 2015 at Lima, Peru during the annual meeting of International Monetary Fund and World Bank held at Lima, Peru. V20 Climate Risk Pooling Mechanism launched on the event. India will not be the part of V20 Group.
 

‘ASCmei.T’ mobile app launched by University of Southampton, Britain

  • ‘ASCmel.T’ mobile app launched by University of Southampton, Britain on 02nd October 2015 with the aim to aware the people with autism.
 

Issa Hayatou appointed as Interim President of FIFA

  • Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) suspended the its President Sepp Blatter along with Vice-President Michel Platini and Jerome Valcke on 08th October 2015. Moreover, FIFA banned Chung Mong-joon for six years. Now, Issa Hayatou of Cameroon (Head of Africa’s Football Confederation) will became Interim President of FIFA.
 

Self-portrait of Amrita Shergill sold for Rs.17 Crore in London

  • Self-portrait of Amrita Shergill sold for Rs.17 Crore in London on 08th October 2015 in the auction held at House Sotheby’s. Earlier, in 1931 Boris Taslitzky of France received the painting. She also known as ‘India’s Frida Kahlo’.

Current Affairs Updates for 9 October 2015

Svetlana Alexievich of Ukraine won Nobel Prize in Literature

  • Svetlana Alexievich of Ukraine won Nobel Prize in Literature on 07th October 2015. She also awarded with Swedish PEN Prize in the year 2007.
 

‘The Courage to Act-A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath released

  • The book titled as ‘The Courage to Act-A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath’ written by Ben S. Bernanke released on 07th October 2015.
 

Nulagi, an Indian Film won Popular Choice Award at Climate CoLab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Nulagi, an Indian Film won Popular Choice Award at Climate CoLab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology on 07th October 2015.
 

India will grow at 7.5% in 2015

  • According to the report of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), GDP of India will grow at 7.5% in the year 2015 as announced on 06th October 2015.
 

Women’s European Volleyball Championship won by Russia

  • Women’s European Volleyball Championship won by Russia on 04th October 2015 after defeating Netherlands. Hans Nieukerke of Netherlands awarded with Fair Play Award.
 

Deborah Herold (Cyclist) became 1st ever Indian to win five Medals at Taiwan Cup

  • Deborah Herold (Cyclist) became 1st ever Indian to win five Medals at Taiwan Cup on 07th October 2015. She is tribal girl from Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
 

National War Memorial will be established in Delhi

  • National War Memorial will be established in Delhi as announced by the Government of India on 07th October 2015. It will be established at National War Museum at Princess Park, India Gate.
 

Indian Government approved the protocol on Double Taxation Avoidance

  • Indian Government approved the protocol on Double Taxation Avoidance with Israel and Vietnam as announced on 07th October 2015.

Current Affairs Updates for 8 October 2015

Noble Prize in Chemistry announced

  • Tomas Lindahl of UK, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar of USA awarded with Nobel Prize in Chemistry for DNA studies on 06th October 2015.

Hoesung Lee of South Korea appointed as Chairman of Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC)

  • Hoesung Lee of South Korea appointed as Chairman of Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) on 07th October 2015 as R.K. Pachauri of India resigned due to involved in sexual abuse scandal. The Headquarter of IPCC is in Geneva, Switzerland established in 1988 by UNEP and WMO. It has 195 member countries.
 

National Green Tribunal ordered to levy environmental tax on trucks entering Delhi

  • National Green Tribunal ordered to levy environmental tax on trucks entering Delhi under Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).
 

3 new AIIMS will be established in India

  • 3 new AIIMS will be established in India as decided by govt. of India on 06th October 2015 i.e. Nagpur, Manglagiri (Andhra Pradesh) and Kalyani (West Bengal) costs about Rs.5000 Crore under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.
 

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2016 will be held in New Delhi

  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2016 will be held in New Delhi during the period 08th to 10th January 2016. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015 organized in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat.
 

‘The Clintons War on Women’ written by Roger Stone and Robert Morrow released

  • The book titled as ‘The Clintons War on Women’ written by Roger Stone and Robert Morrow released on 07th October 2015.
 

IMF released the report

  • According to the report released by International Monetary Fund (IMF), India’s growth forecast for the year 2015-16 is 7.3%. The Headquarter of IMF is in Washington D.C. and  Managing Director is Christine Lagarde.

Current Affairs Updates for 7 October 2015

INS Astradharani commissioned into Indian Navy

 
  • INS Astradharani commissioned into Indian Navy on 06th October 2015. It is 1st totally indigenously designed and built Torpedo launch and recovery vessel.
 

Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine born Russian won World Cup Chess Championship

 
  • Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine born Russia won World Cup Chess Championship held at Baku, Azerbaijan on 06th October 2015. He has the record for being World’s youngest Chess Grandmaster at just 12 years 7 months. Earlier, in 2014 he won Norway Chess Tournament.
 

Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Canada jointly won Nobel Prize in Physics

 
  • Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Canada jointly won Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 as selected by Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. They awarded in the field of ‘Neutrinos’.
 

KISAN Project and Hailstorm App launched by the Government of India

 
  • KISAN Project and Hailstorm App launched by the Government of India on 05th October 2015 called as Crop Insurance by using Space Technology and Geoinformatics.
 

12 Pacific Rim countries sign Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement

 
  • 12 Pacific Rim countries sign Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement on 05th October 2015. The countries are Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Darussaleam, Japan, Canada, USA, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Australia and New Zealand. The agreement will cover 36% of the global economic output.
 

India will spend about Rs.70,000 Crore for the development of major parts of the country

 
  • Government of India will spend about Rs.70,000 Crore for the development of major parts of the country under Sagarmala Project as announced by Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Jairam Gadkari in the meeting National Sagarmala Apex Committee.
 

Advantage Healthcare India 2015 launched by Ministry of Commerce and Industry

 
  • Advantage Healthcare India 2015 launched by Ministry of Commerce and Industry on 05th October 2015 as announced in International Summit on Medical Value Travel held.
 

California signed ‘Right to Die Bill for Terminally Ill People’

 
  • On 05th October 2015 California signed ‘Right to Die Bill for Terminally Ill People’ into the law after the doctor’s supervision. California became 5th State in the country after Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Montana who signed the law.
 

UCO Bank registered as highest increase in gross Non-performing Assets

 
  • UCO Bank registered as highest increase in gross Non-performing Assets in the fiscal year 2014-15 as announced on 04th October 2015 and became the worst performer in the list of public sector banks.
 

Annual meeting of Boards of Governors of World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund held at Lima, Peru

 
  • The annual meeting of Boards of Governors of World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund started on 06th October 2015 at Lima, Peru. World Bank has 188 member countries.
 

Nayantara Sahgal will return her Sahitya Akademi Award

 
  • On 06th October 2015 Nayantara Sahgal, Sahitaya Akademi Awardee in 1986, announced to returning her award to protest against the failure to safeguard the Indian cultural diversity. In 1986, she was awarded for English Novel ‘Rich Like Us (1985). She is the Niece of former PM Jawahar Lal Nehru. Earlier, Uday Prakash also announced to returning the Award.

Current Affairs Updates for 6 October 2015

Jack Dorsey appointed as CEO of Twitter


  • Jack Dorsey appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter for 2nd time. Earlier, he appointed in the year 2007.
 

India signed 18 agreements with Germany

  • India signed 18 agreements with Germany in various sectors at 3rd Indo-German Inter-governmental Consultations. The MoU sare MoU on Solar Energy, MoU on Aviation Security etc.
 

ISIS blows up Palmyra’s Arc of Triumph

  • ISIS blows up Palmyra’s Arc of Triumph on 05th October 2015. It was UNESCO World Heritage site. Oasis town of Palmyra is also known as ‘Pearl of the Desert’.
 

Ashish Bahuguna gets additional charge of CEO of FSSAI

  • Ashish Bahuguna gets additional charge of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India on 04th October 2015. Earlier, he was Chairman of FSSAI.
 

World Bank released the report

  • According to the report of World Bank released on 05th October 2015, 10% World’s population will be living in extreme poverty by the end of 2015 for the first time. Headquarter of World Bank and President is Washington DC and Jim Yong Kim respectively. World Bank raised new International poverty line to $1.90 from $1.25.
 

Youyou Tu of China, Satoshi Omura of Japan and William Campbell of Ireland awarded with Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine

  • Youyou Tu of China, Satoshi Omura of Japan and William Campbell of Ireland awarded with Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine on 04th October 2015.
 

2nd phase of Mission Indradhanush launched by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  • 2nd phase of Mission Indradhanush launched by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 04th October 2015 in 352 cities. The mission covered 7 deseases i.e. Diptheria, Whooping cough, Tetanus, Polio, Tuberculosis, Measles and Hepatitis B.
 

World Habitat Day observed on 05th October 2015

  • World Habitat Day observed on 05th October 2015 under the theme ‘Public Spaces for All’. The day organized on first Monday of October. The day was firstly celebrated in the year 1986.
 

Pedro Passos Coelho became the Prime Minister of Portugal

  • Governing Centre Right Coalition Parties won the general elections of Portugal and Pedro Passos Coelho became the Prime Minister while President of Portugal is Anibal Cavaco Silva. Capital and Currency of Portugal is Lisbon and Euro respectively.
 

‘Amo Doli Programme’ in Odisha

  • The healthcare programme ‘Amo Doli Programme’ launched by the State Government of Odisha on 04th October 2015 in naxal-affected area Rayagada District.
 

50% subsidy on seeds provided by Telangana

  • 50% subsidy on seeds provided the State Government of Telangana as announced on 04th October 2015.
 

‘Ruled or Misruled: Story and Destiny of Bihar’ written by Santosh Singh

  • The book titled as ‘Ruled or Misruled: Story and Destiny of Bihar’ written by Santosh Singh released on 30th September 2015. The book depicts the matter on hope and construction under Nitish Kumar.
 

Shashi Kapoor awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award of Jagran Fest

  • Shashi Kapoor awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award of Jagran Fest on 05th October 2015 held in Mumbai. Shoojit Sircar awarded with Best Director for the film ‘Piku’.
 

National Anti-Drug Addiction Day observed on 02nd October 2015

  • National Anti-Drug Addiction Day observed on 02nd October 2015 on the eve of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
 

FIBA Asian Basketball Championship won by China

  • FIBA Asian Basketball Championship won by China on 03rd October 2015 after defeating Philippines held at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
 

Malaysia ordered shut down of schools for two days

  • Due to choking smog Malaysia ordered shut down of schools in the country on 04th October 2015 for two days. Education Minister of Malaysia is Mahdzir Khalid. In Malaysia, smog was caused due to smoke on Sumatra Island. Prime Minister of Malaysia is Najib Razak. Capital and Currency of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur and Ringgit respectively.
 

Trichy Municipal Corporation awarded with Skoch Award

  • Trichy also known as Tiruchirapalli Municipal Corporation won Skoch Smart Governance Award on 21st September 2015 for effective solid waste management.
 

26th Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) between India and Indonesia started

  • 26th Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) between India and Indonesia started on 03rd October 2015 at Andaman Sea. It is important to noting that it is first ever bilateral exercise between the countries.
 

Heavy fortified ‘Green Zone’ of Baghdad opened for public for 1st time in 12 years

  • Heavy fortified ‘Green Zone’ of Baghdad opened for public for 1st time in 12 years on 04th October 2015. The Green Zone lies on West bank of Tigirs River, Karkh, Baghdad. The zone also known as ‘International Zone of Baghdad. Prime Minister of Iraq is Haider al-Abadi while President is Fuad Masum. Capital and Currency of Iraq is Baghdad and Dinar respectively.
 

GAIL has 10% stake in TAPI project

  • In Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline project, Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) has 10% stake as announced on 04th October 2015. The project is 1735 km long lies between Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Under the project natural gas of Caspian Sea will be transport in four nations. In India it lies through Fazilka, Punjab.

Current Affairs Updates for 5 October 2015

Shashank Manohar appointed as unopposed as President of BCCI

  • Shashank Manohar appointed as unopposed as President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 04th October 2015. BCCI established in the year 1928 earlier known as Calcutta Cricket Club.

World’s highest Terrestrial Research Centre built by DRDO

  • World’s highest Terrestrial Research Centre built by Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) in Changla, Ladakh on 04th October 2015 located at 17,600 feet.
 

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won Wuhan Open Women’s Doubles title

  • Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won Wuhan Open Women’s Doubles title on 04th October 2015. This is 7th World Tennis doubles title won by Indo-Swiss couple in the year 2015. The other six are Indian Wells Open, Miami Open, Charleston Open, Wimbledon, US Open and Guangzhou Open. While Venus Williams of USA won Women’s singles title of the event.
 

Luis Leao Pinto of Portugal won MTB Himalaya Title

  • Luis Leao Pinto of Portugal won MTB Himalaya Title 2015 on 04th October 2015 in Solo men’s category for the 2nd time as received the crown titled as ‘King of the Himalaya’ while Catherine Williamson of UK won Open Women’s Solo category. The event also known as Asia’s Premier Mountain Biking Race as sponsored by Hero Cycles India held in Himachal Pradesh.
 

Edida Nageswara Rao died

  • Edida Nageswara Rao, the famous Cinema Producer of Andhra Pradesh, died on 04th October 2015. It is important to noting that Telugu Cinema also known as ‘Tollywood’.
 

Union Agriculture Ministry launched the report

 
  • According to the report of Union Agriculture Ministry, there is 12.5% food items contain unapproved pesticides as the report released on 02nd October 2015. The survey held under the scheme ‘Monitoring of Pesticide Residues’.
 

25 years of reunification of Germany conducted on 03rd October 2015

  • 25 years of reunification of Germany conducted on 03rd October 2015. Earlier in the year 1990, East Germany and West Germany reunited. Chancellor of Germany is Angela Mekel and President of Joachim Gauck. Capital and Currency of Germany is Berlin and Euro respectively.
 

‘Citizen Portal’ launched by the State Government of Odisha

  • ‘Citizen Portal’ launched by the State Government of Odisha on 02nd October 2015 namely ‘www.citizenportal-op.gov.in’. The portal will provide services under issuance of FIR copies, character certificates etc.
 

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone signed an agreement with L&T

  • Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) signed an agreement with L&T for Kattupalli Port Operations on 02nd October 2015. Kattupalli Port situated in Tamil Nadu.
 

‘Khadi Utsav’ organized by the State Government of Gujarat in Ahmedabad

  • ‘Khadi Utsav’ organized by the State Government of Gujarat in Ahmedabad on 02nd October 2015 on the eve of 146th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The State also announced 25% discount on Khadi products produced in the Gujarat and 15% on produced in any other State.
 

Forbes India Leadership Awards 2015 presented in Mumbai

 
  • Forbes India Leadership Awards 2015 presented on 30th September 2015 in Mumbai. It is important to noting that Forbes is business magazine of USA. CEO of Forbes is Michael Perlis, founder is B.C. Forbes and founded in the year 1917. The list is:
  • Best CEO of Multinational Company – Uday Shankar, Star India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Best CEO of Public Sector – Arundhati Bhattacharya, State Bank of India
  • Best CEO of Private Sector – C.P. Gurnani, Tech Mahindra Ltd.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – R.C. Bhargava, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.
  • Entrepreneur for the Year – Uday Kotak, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
 

Dr.Anup K. Pujai gets additional charge of Steel Authority of India Limited

  • Dr.Anup K. Pujai gets additional charge of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) on 01st October 2015. He is Secretary of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise.
 

Ratan Tata awarded with UK City of Coventry

  • Ratan Tata awarded with UK City of Coventry on 01st October 2015. Moreover, Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, an Indian-American Prof. was also awarded with the award. Earlier in the year 2000 Ratan Tata awarded with Padma Bhushan and in 2008 awarded with Padma Vibhushan.
 

Zenia Bhumgara became 2nd Indian awarded with Merlin Award by International Magicians Association

  • Zenia Bhumgara became 2nd Indian who awarded with Merlin Award by International Magicians Association on 30th September 2015. 1st Indian who received the award is Prodip Chandra Sorcar, Jr.
 

World Vegetarian Day observed on 01st October 2015

  • World Vegetarian Day observed on 01st October 2015 in all over the World to promote the health benefits of vegetarian life. ‘October’ also considered as Vegetarian Awareness Month.

Current Affairs Updates - 3 October 2015

India became World’s largest cotton producer

  • According to data released by International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), India became World’s largest cotton producer on 30th September 2015. India produced 6.51 mn tonnes cotton.

Sheila Watt-Cloutier won Right Livelihood Award 2015

  • Sheila Watt-Cloutier won Right Livelihood Award 2015 on 01st October 2015. She shared the prize with Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesara of Uganda and Dr.Gino Strada of Italy.
 

Asian Development Bank will provide $120mn to India-Bangladesh Electricity link upgradation

  • Asian Development Bank will provide $120mn to India-Bangladesh Electricity link upgradation as announced on 01st October 2015.
 

Maharashtra imposed ‘drought tax’ to tackle the drought situation

  • The State Government of Maharashtra imposed ‘drought tax’ to tackle the drought situation of the State. Since the year 1973, it happened 1st time in the State.
 

India has pledged to reduce greenhouse gases emissions

 
  • India has pledged to reduce greenhouse gases emissions intensity of the GDP by 33-35% as announced by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javdekar.
 

International Day of Non-Violence observed on 02nd October 2015

  • International Day of Non-Violence observed on 02nd October 2015 i.e. on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The day is also referred as Gandhi Jayanti.

Current Affairs Updates for 2 October 2015

International Day for Older Persons (Senior Citizens Day) observed on 1st October 2015

  • International Day for Older Persons (Senior Citizens Day) observed on 01st October 2015 under the theme ‘Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment’. Vayoshreshta Samman given to distinguished senior citizens.
 

Global Competitiveness Index 2015 released by World Economic Forum

  • According to Global Competitiveness Index 2015 released by World Economic Forum on 30th September 2015 on 140 countries. Switzerland topped the list for 7th consecutive year while India ranked at 55th position as compared to 71st position in the last year.
 

G-20 summit 2018 will be held in India

  • G-20 summit 2018 will be held in India while 2016 held in China and 2017 held in Germany and 2015 is in Antalya, Turkey.
 

Kartik Chandran awarded with MacArthur Fellow

  • Kartik Chandran, an Indian-American Associate Professor named as MacArthur Fellow on 30th September 2015. He also awarded with National Academies of Science Fellowship, National Science Foundation Career Award etc.
 

China successfully launched 20th Satellite for BeiDou Navigation System

  • China successfully launched 20th Satellite for BeiDou Navigation System on 30th September 2015 using Long March 3-B carrier rocket. It is 2nd generation of navigation system of China.
 

Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC) Bank started its operations in India with 23 branches

  • Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC) Bank started its operations in India on 01st October 2015 with 23 branches in Mumbai, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh initially.
 

Palestine became 1st non-member country of United Nations who raised its flag


  • Palestine became 1st non-member country of United Nations who raised its flag on 30th September 2015 at UN Headquarter New York as hosted by President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas.

Current Affairs Updates for 1 October 2015

20th Satellite for BeiDou Navigation System launched by China

  • 20th Satellite for BeiDou Navigation System launched by China on 30th September 2015 by using Long March-3B.
 

Japan-US-India trilateral meeting held in New York

  • Japan-US-India trilateral meeting held in New York, USA on 30th September 2015 and have decided to coordinate policies of China.
 

Commemorative stamp on Dr.B.R. Ambedkar released on his 125th birth anniversary

  • The commemorative stamp on Dr.B.R. Ambedkar released by the Government of India on 30th September 2015 on his 125th Birth anniversary. He called as ‘Father of Indian Constitution’ and awarded with Bharat Ratna in the year 1990.
 

Heena Sidhu won Gold Medal in 10 m Air Pistol event in Asian Air Gun Championship

  • Heena Sidhu won Gold Medal in 10 m Air Pistol event in Asian Air Gun Championship on 30th September 2015. She was India’s 1st Pistol Shooter to ranked No.1 in the World. India topped the championship with 17 medals included 6 Gold Medals.
 

India emerged as most favoured nation in FDI

  • According to the data on FDI in 1st half of 2015 released by Financial Times, London, India emerged as most favoured nation in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) with 31 Capex (billion dollars) followed by China and USA.
 

Sportzlive appointed as Official Marketing Partner for 2nd Indian Badminton League 2016

  • Sportzlive (company situated in Delhi) appointed as Official Marketing Partner for 2nd Indian Badminton League 2016 on 30th September 2015 held during 02nd January to 17th January 2016 as approved by Badminton Association of India.
 

17th All India Government Whips Conference held in Visakhapatnam

  • 17th All India Government Whips Conference held in Visakhapatnam on 29th and 30th September 2015.
 

Leader Summit on Peacekeeping held in New York

  • Leader Summit on Peacekeeping held in New York on 28th September 2015 on the margins of annual high level debate of UNGA. PM of India and USA also attended the Summit.
 

DNA sequencing based blood test developed by researchers of University of California, San Francisco

  • DNA sequencing based blood test developed by researchers of UCSF on 28th September 2015 with the aim to diagnose Ebola and other pathogens led by Charles Chiu, University of California, San Francisco.
 

Nano technology based treatment for Fungal Keratitis developed by the Scientists of CCMB

  • Nano technology based treatment for Fungal Keratitis developed by the Scientists of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) on 26th September 2015.
 

New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) Convergence signed an agreement with Taboola

  • New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) Convergence signed an agreement with Taboola worth Rs.100 Crore on 30th September 2015. Under the agreement, Taboola will serve as exclusive and content discovery partner in the sections of NDTV.
 

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) launched

  • National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) launched by the Government of India on 29th September 2015. It will enable the educational institutions to set the objective parameters.
 

NOC Online Application Portal and Processing System launched

  • NOC Online Application Portal and Processing System (NOAPS) for the National Monument Authority launched by the Minister of Culture Mahesh Sharma on 29th September 2015.
 

Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan) launched by Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot

  • Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan) launched by Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot on 24th September 2015.
 

‘Hungry Bengal: War, Famine, Riots and End of Empire, written by Janam Mukherjee released

  • The book titled as ‘Hungry Bengal: War, Famine, Riots and End of Empire, written by Janam Mukherjee released on 30th September 2015. The book depicts the history of Bengal before and after independence.
 

International Translation Day observed 30th September 2015

  • International Translation Day observed in all over the World on 30th September 2015 under the theme ‘The Changing Face of Translation and Interpreting’.
 

4 Brand Ambassadors Pranav Mistry, Satwat Jagwani, Krati Tiwari and Ankit Fadia appointed for Digital India Programme

  • 4 Brand Ambassadors Pranav Mistry, Satwat Jagwani, Krati Tiwari and Ankit Fadia appointed by India on 29th September 2015 for Digital India Programme with the aim to mass awareness.

 

 

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