CURRENT AFFAIRS OCT0BER 2016

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The venue of the recent meet of the Organisation
of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Foreign Ministers – Tashkent
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The central force which celebrates its raising
day on 24 Oct – ITBP
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The venue of the first National Tribal Carnival
held recently– New Delhi
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The present chief minister of Manipur who was
attacked by the militants recently – Okram Ibobi Singh
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The chairman of Tata Group who was removed
recently– Cyrus Mistry
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The present Prime Minister of New Zealand who
visited India recenlty – John Key
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The city where PM Narendra Modi recently
launched a 1,500-km-long gas pipeline costing Ra 51,000 cr called“Urja Ganga” –
Varanasi
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The country India defeated to won the 2016
Kabaddi World Cup final – Iran
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Winner of the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World cup –North
Korea
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The venue of the recently held first ever global
conference to strengthen Arbitration and Enforcement –New Delhi
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The SBI’s 5th zone in North East announced
recently –Silchar
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The mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup being
hosted by Russia – Zabivaka (a wolf)
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The new high-value currency note the RBI going
to issue– Rs 2,000
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The govt’s initiative in which the fares will be
capped at Rs 2500 for one-hour flights on unserved and underserved routes – UDAN
(Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik)
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Gujarat’s first green airport and second green
airport in the country after Kochi inaugurated recently –Vadodara
InternationalAirport
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The country to which the World Bank has pledged
USD 2-bn aid package to tackle climate change – Bangladesh
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The state which has declared ‘Bathukamma’ as a
state festival – Telangana
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The new political party launched by Irom
Sharmila in Manipur – People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance(PRJA)
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The theme of the eighth BRICS summit concluded
in Goa recently –Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions
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The species from Jammu and Kashmir which is all
set to be declared by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
‘critically endangered’ – Red Stag or Hangul
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The BCCI president who is now officially a part
of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) powerful Finance and Commercial
Affairs committee – Anurag Thakur
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The bank which recently said it was re-issuing
over 600,000 debit cards because of a potential securitybreach– SBI
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The Indian sportsperson appointed as a member of
the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’commission – Saina
Nehwal
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The place where PM Narendra Modi recently
launched the National SC/ST Hub – Ludhiana
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The eminent writer selected for Matrubhumi
Literary Award recently – C Radhakrishnan
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India’s next Ambassador/PR of India to the UN
Conference on Disarmament, Geneva – Amandeep Singh
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The country which commissioned its most advanced
stealth guided missile destroyer Zumwalt recently – US
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The year in which the International Cricket
Council (ICC) has decided to organize the first ever ICC Women’s World T20
event – 2020
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The country with which Cipla has signed an MoU
for setting up the first bio similar manufacturing facility–South Africa
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The Indian automaker which launched ‘Circuit’
Series first electric bus made in India recently – Ashok Leyland
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The present chairman of the BRICS Bank or the
New Development Bank – KV Kamath
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The country which recently launched its longest
manned space mission with two astronauts to spend a month aboard Tiangong 2
space laboratory – China
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Winner of men’s singles title at the Chinese
Taipei Open– Sourabh Verma
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Winner of the 1st BRICS U-17 Football Tournament
2016 held at Goa – Brazil
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The safest place in world as per a recent report
carried out by the World Economic Forum (WEF) –Finland
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The total deposits (highest till date) reported
by the Indian banking system in Sep 2016 as per the data released by the RBI – `100
lakh cr
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The new Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)
Ajay Kumar Bhalla
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The Indian scientist who has been awarded the
prestigious IAFP Young scientist scholarship award in the US – Kirtiraj
Kundlik Gaikwad
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The country to which China recently offered
about $24 billion dollar credit line – Bangladesh
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The city where PM Narendra Modi recently (on 14
Oct) inaugurated “Shaurya Smarak” – Bhopal
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The first indigenously made nuclear submarine
operationalised recently – INSArihant
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The present chairman of SEBI – UK Sinha
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The brand ambassador of Valvoline Cummins India
Virat Kohli
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The RBI’s Executive Director who was recently
appointed as a Whole-Time Member of market regulator SEBI – Gurumoorthy
Mahalingam
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The king of Thailand and the world’s
longest-serving monarch who died recently aged 88 – Bhumibol Adulyadej
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The former Director-General of CSIR who has been
conferred the V KrishnamurthyAward for excellence by Centre for Organisation
Development – RA Mashelkar
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The 9th UN Secretary-General who will take over
from Ban Ki-moon – Antonio Guterres
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India’s new ambassador to Eritrea – Amrit
Lugun
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The high-altitude glacial lab of India located
in Spiti Valley in the Himalayas which started functioning recently
Himansh
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The country with which the Indian Navy conducted
the 28th Coordinated Patrol and Second Bilateral Maritime Exercise in the
Andaman Sea recently – Indonesia
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The first Indian lender to complete a banking
transaction using Blockchain technology – ICICI Bank
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The country which has announced to quit
commonwealth group after the grouping’s decision to penalise the island nation
over the ouster of its previous President in 2012 –Maldives
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The public sector lender which recently sealed a
principal sponsorship contract with badminton Olympians PV Sindhu and K
Srikanth – Bank of Baroda
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The former CM of Uttarakhand who has been
conferred with a prestigious award by the Ugandan govt for promoting human
values through his literature – Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
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India’s ranking among the highest US security
holding countries – 12th
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The venue of the first trade fair of the BRICS
countries –New Delhi
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The person reappointed as the PM by the king
Mohammed VI in Morocco – Abdelilah Benkirane
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The day to be observed as the First World
Tsunami Awareness Day – 05 Nov
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Winner of the women’s singles title of China
Open 2016–Agnieszka Radwanska
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India’s current ranking on the International
Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) Global Hunger Index (GHI), 2016 – 97th
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The city where the Kabaddi World Cup was held at
the Arena by TransStadia, India’s first convertible stadium– Ahmedabad
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The dayon which the Paris Agreement on climate
change entered into force recently – 4 Nov
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Winner of the Martin Ennals Award 2016 – Ilham
Tohti,China
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Winner of the Japanese Grand Prix F1
championship –Nico Rosberg
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Winner of the men’s singles title of China Open
2016 –Andy Murray
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The Indian shooter awarded by the International
Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) awarded as the‘Champion of Champions’ title
for pistol shooting in 2016– Jitu Rai
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The Indian scheme the International Energy
Agency (IAE) is going to implement globally – UJALA
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Winner of the women’s singles title of the
Russian Open Grand Prix – Ruthvika Shivani Gadde
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The state which has added 21 new districts
recently and now there are 31 districts – Telangana 
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The joint military exercise conducted between
India and China in Pune in Maharashtra recently –Hand-in-Hand
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The amount the govt will receive by selling
964.80 MHz of spectrum – `65,789 cr
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Winner of the 24th Ekalavya Award for the year
2016 –Srabani Nanda
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China’s new ambassador to India – Luo Zhaohui
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The state whose traditional state festival
“Bathukamma”found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records recently – Telangana
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The city where India’s first international
arbitration center was inaugurated recently – Mumbai
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The scheme launched by Madhya Pradesh to make
the state anemia-free – Lalima Abhiyan
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India’s next Ambassador to Austria – Renu
Pall
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The Sikkim CM awarded with prestigious
“Sustainable Development Leadership Award” by President Pranab Mukherjee – Pawan
Chamling
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The new Chairman and CEO of the Jammu and
Kashmir Bank – ParvezAhmed
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The head of the RBI Internal Working Group (IWG)
on Rationalisation of Branch Authorisation Policy –Lily Vadera
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The host country for the 2016 Asian Ministerial
Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) –India
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India’s communication satellite launched
recently from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana –GSAT-18
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Winner of the first BRICS Under-17 football
tournament held in Goa – Brazil
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The former Portugal PM who has been elected as
the next Secretary-General of the United Nations –Antonio Guterres
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The present Prime Minister of Sri Lanka who
visited New Delhi recently – Ranil Wickramasinghe
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The new reverse repo rate after the 4 Oct monetary
policy review by the RBI – 5.75 per cent
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The city where the country’s first Medipark is
going to be set by public sector undertaking HLL Lifecare –Chennai
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The economic growth rate of India as projected
by the IMF for 2016-17 – 7.6%
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The next chairman of the Central Board of Direct
Taxes (CBDT) – Sushil Chandra
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The powerful typhoon which hit Japan recently – Chaba
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The first country in the world to ban disposable
plastic cups and plates – France
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The new repo rate set after Oct 4 – 6.25 per
cent
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The present statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) – 20.75
per cent
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The person appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre
National du Mérite (Knight in the National Order of Merit) by the French govt –
Prajna Chowta
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The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi who is the chief
guest for Republic Day parade of 2017 – Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
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India’s next ambassador to Guinea – R
Ravindra
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The Indian airport which has become the first
carbon neutral airport in Asia-Pacific – Indira Gandhi International Airport
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The first domestic lender to enter Myanmar with
opening a branch in Yangon – State Bank of India
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The film which won the first prize at the Swachh
Bharat Short Film Festival (SBSFF) – Murga
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The Prime Minister of Singapore who visited New
Delhi recently – Lee Hsien Loong
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The first state in the country to implement
Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Kerosene – Jharkhand
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Winner of the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix F1
championship – Daniel Ricciardo
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The country which extended its technical hold on
India’s move to get Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar
designated as a terrorist by the United Nations recently – China
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The person appointed as a full-time Member of
the 21st Law Commission of India – S Sivakumar
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The new limit for the Employees Provident Fund
(EPF) investment in Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) – 10%
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The SBI Chairperson whose term was extended by
one year recently – Arundhati Bhattacharya
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The private sector lender which has acquired BSS
Microfinance in an all-cash deal for `139.2 cr – Kotak
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Mahindra Bank
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The new Executive Director appointed to Indian
Overseas Bank – R Subramania Kumar
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The noted short-story writer, novelist,
playwright and very popular poet from Bangladesh who died recently –Syed
Shamsul Haq
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The person elected as the new Chairman of the
Press Trust of India (PTI) – Riyadh Mathew
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The disease from which the World Health
Organization has declared the Region of the Americas as free –Measles
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The country which has topped the Global
Competitiveness Index 2016 – Switzerland
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India’s new ranking on the Global
Competitiveness Index 2016 – 39th
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The team against which India recently won its
historic 500th Test match in Kanpur – New Zealand
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The former President of Israel who died recently
Shimon Peres
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The PSU in which the Union Cabinet recently
cleared the strategic sale, a first in 12 years – Bharat Pumps and
Compressors
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The person elected new president of the
prestigious Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) – Vijay Kelkar
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The chairman and managing director of Bank of
Maharashtra sacked recently by the govt – Sushil Muhnot
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The revised estimate for global trade growth for
2016 by the World Trade Organization (WTO) – 1.7 per cent
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The country which has built world’s largest
radio telescope nicknamed Tianyan – China
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The joint military exercise held between Russia
and Pakistan recently – Druzhba-2016
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India’s next ambassador to Djibouti – Anurag
Srivastava
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The new president of the Boxing Federation of
India –Ajay Singh
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The first state to adopt Centre’s Street Lighting
National Programme (SLNP) in all its urban local bodies –Rajasthan
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The Indian city which has signed MoUs with the
French Development Agency (AFD) for Smart City Project –Chandigarh
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The new President of The Indian Newspaper
Society (INS) – Somesh Sharma 

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