CURRENT AFFAIRS OCT0BER 2016

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

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