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Monthly Current Affairs One Liner - October 2017: Download PDF Now


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NEW APPOINTMENTS IN OCTOBER 2017

  • Who recently took charge as the new Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)? – Rajni Kant Mishra
  • President Ram Nath Kovind has recently (Oct-2017) appointed five-member commission to examine sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs). The commission will be headed by? – Justice G. Rohini
  • Who has recently (Oct-2017) sworn in as first female president of UK’s supreme court? – Brenda Hale
  • Who was recently (Oct-2017) appointed as the FICCI UK Director? – Param Shah
  • Soumya Swaminathan was on 3 October 2017 appointed as one of two deputy Directors General of? – World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Who was on 4 October 2017 named as the new chairman of State Bank of India, for a three-year term? – Rajnish Kumar
  • Government has recently (Oct-2017) constituted a high-level committee for proper management of water resources in North Eastern Region (NER). Who is the Chairman of the committee? – Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog
  • Zafar Mahmood Abbasi was recently (Oct-2017) appointed as the new Chief of Naval Staff of which country? – Pakistan
  • Banwarilal Purohit was on 6 October 2017 sworn-in as the new Governor of? – Tamil Nadu
  • Ukhnaa Khurelsukh was recently (Oct-2017) appointed as the new Prime Minister of? – Mongolia
  • Ashish Srivastava was recently (Oct-2017) appointed as the new Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of which insurance company? – PNB MetLife India
  • Who was recently (Oct-2017) appointed as the new chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)? – Anupam Kher
  • Name the new president of US India Business Council (USIBC)? –  Nisha Desai Biswal
  • V M Kwatra was recently (Oct-2017) appointed as the Indian ambassador to Principality of? – Monaco
  • ____ has recently (Oct-2017) appointed John Flint as its next chief executive? – HSBC
  • Gautam Bambawale was recently (Oct-2017) appointed as India’s new Ambassador to which country? –  China
  • Who was recently (Oct-2017) elected as the new Director General of UNESCO? – Audrey Azoulay
  • Rukaiya Rangwala was recently appointed as the Payment Gateway Head of which mobile wallet company? – MobiKwik
  • Jacinda Ardern was recently (Oct-2017) elected as the youngest Prime Minister of which country? – New Zealand
  • World Health Organization (WHO) on 21 October 2017 named Robert Mugabe as ‘goodwill ambassador’. Robert Mugabe is the president of which country? – Zimbabwe
  • Who was on 23 October 2017 appointed as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)? – Suresh Sethi
  • Who was on 23 October 2017 appointed as the special director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)? – Rakesh Asthana
  • Who was recently (Oct-2017) appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Switzerland? – Sibi George
  • Union Government has recently (Oct-2017) appointed whom as its Representative (or special interlocutor) to initiate and carry forward sustained dialogue on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) with all stakeholders? – Dineshwar Sharma
  • ____ has recently (Oct-2017) appointed Jayant Rikhye as the Chief Executive Officer for India? – HSBC
  • Who was recently (Oct-2017) appointed as the Additional Director General of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)? – Alok Kumar Pateria
  • Who was recently appointed as the new High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Zambia? – N.J.Gangte
  • Who has recently (Oct-2017) assumed charge as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff (VCNS)? – Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P
  • Which Indian cricketer was recently appointed as the brand ambassador of the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC)? – Suresh Raina

AWARDS / HONORS IN OCTOBER 2017

  • Name the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winners? – Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young
  • Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young trio who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017 belongs to which country? – America
  • Name the winners of Nobel Prize in Physics 2017? – Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne
  • Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne trio who won the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 belongs to which country? – USA
  • Name the winners of 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry? – Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson
  • Kazuo Ishiguro who has been awarded Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 belongs to which country? – Japan
  • Name the winner of 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature? – Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Who has been posthumously accorded with the prestigious Anna Politkovskaya Award recently (Oct-2017)? – Gauri Lankesh
  • Nobel Peace Prize 2017 has been awarded to? – International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
  • Where is the headquarters of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons(ICAN) which won the Nobel Peace Prize 2017? – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2017 is awarded to? – Richard H. Thaler
  • Rajesh Nath, Managing Director of VDMA India, was recently(Oct-2017) conferred the ‘Cross of the Order of Merit’. Cross of the Order of Merit is the highest civilian honour of which country? – Germany
  • Name the novelist who has been selected for Vayalar award 2017 in Malayalam literature? – T D Radhakrishnan
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for 2017 was recently (Oct-2017) awarded to? – Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak
  • Which actor recently (Oct-2017) received Karanth award 2017? – Prakash Raj
  • Who was recently chosen for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award for 2016 in recognition of his rich contribution to the Malayalam literature? – M K Sanu
  • Who recently (Oct-2017) won the 30th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015 -16 for his services in promoting and preserving national integration in the country? – T M Krishna
  • Name the Eminent poet, lyricist and journalist who has been selected for the Padma Prabha Puraskaram for 2017? – Prabha Varma
  • Indian peacekeepers in which country awarded the UN medal for their professionalism and service in protecting civilians and buildings? – Sudan and South Sudan
  • Who is the winner of 2017 Man Booker Prize? – George Saunders [Book – Lincoln in the Bardo]21. Who was recently (Oct-2017) selected for the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award 2017? – Javed Akhtar
  • Name the recipient of 2017 Blue Planet Prize? – Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
  • Who recently (Oct-2017) received the 2017 World Food Prize Award? – Akinwunmi Adesina
  • Noted music composers Usha Khanna, Bappi Lahiri, Anu Malik and playback singers Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan have been selected for prestigious National Lata Mangeshkar Award 2017. Lata Mangeshkar Award is given by which state government? – Madhya Pradesh
  • Professors Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Indian-origin South African researchers were recently honored with a prestigious US award for their exceptional contributions in? – HIV/AIDS
  • Which company was recently (Oct-2017) conferred with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Industrial Innovation Award, 2017? –  L&T Technology Services Ltd (LTTS)
  • Which Indian chief minister was recently (Oct-2017) honored with the prestigious Golden Peacock Award in the 17th London Global Convention in London? – N Chandrababu Naidu
  • Name the Veteran actor who has recently (Oct-2017) received the Lifetime Achievement Award by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi for her contribution in the field of cinema? – Sharmila Tagore
  • Who recently (Oct-2017) received the Parmod Mahajan Smriti Award 2017? – Anupam Kher

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY IN OCTOBER 2017

  • Which country has recently (Oct-2017) has launched the world’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker ship named Sibir (Siberia)? – Russia
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will soon set up a research centre in which city? – Guwahati, Assam
  • Which telecom company recently (Oct-2017) announced the acquisition of Consumer Mobile Businesses (CMB) of Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTSL)? – Bharti Airtel
  • World’s largest combustion research center was recently (Oct-2017) inaugurated at? – Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Which state assembly has recently (Oct-2017) become the first in India to call attention and adjournment motions and proposals online from legislators? – Rajasthan
  • ___ recently (Oct-2017) launched an innovative health mobile App named `MedWatch’? – Indian Air Force
  • ____ has recently (Oct-2017) received the final approval on its merger with Sistema from the Department of Telecommunication (DoT)? – Reliance Communication
  • ___ recently (Oct-2017) become the first country to give citizenship to a robot? –  Saudi Arabia
  • India recently (Oct-2017) overtook which country to become the world’s second-largest smartphone market? – USA
  • Which country recently (Oct-2017) launched world’s first track-less train running on virtual tracks? –  China
  • As announced recently (Oct-2017), which of the given units of measurement will get new measure set by value of Planck constant from the year 2019? – Kilogram
  • Name the robot which was recently given citizenship by Saudi Arabia to become the first country to do so? – Sophia
  • World’s first hybrid electric tram powered by hydrogen fuel cells has recently (Oct-2017) started running in which country? – China

NATIONAL NEWS IN OCTOBER 2017

  • President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Shirdi International Airport on 1 October 2017. Shirdi International Airport is located in which state? – Maharashtra
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 3 October 2017 laid the foundation stone for a 750 beds All India Institute of Medical Sciences at? – Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh
  • IRCTC has recently (Oct-2017) decided to extend the benefit of service charge exemption on tickets booked online till? – March 2018
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 7 October 2017 laid the foundation stone of a four-lane cable-stayed bridge between Okha and Beyt Dwarka in which state? – Gujarat
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently (Oct-2017) laid the foundation stone for Bhadbhut Barrage to be built over which river? – Narmada River
  • What is the minimum age of consent as per the ruling of Supreme Court recently (Oct-2017) that criminalized sex with wife as rape? – 18 years
  • A new Bureau of Indian standard (BIS) Act 2016 has been brought into force with effect from 12th October, 2017. It replace the BIS Act of? – 1986
  • Name the indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare (ASW) stealth corvette which was on 16 October 2017 commissioned into the Indian Navy by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam? – INS Kiltan
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently (Oct-2017) inaugurated the first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) at? – New Delhi
  • Birsa Munda Tribal University was recently (Oct-2017) inaugurated in which state? – Gujarat
  • Kamle was recently (Oct-2017) added as the 23rd district by which state? – Arunachal Pradesh
  • Union Government has recently (Oct-2017) given the green clearance for a greenfield airport project at Hirasar in which state? – Gujarat
  • Name the Tamil film released during Diwali which was in news for making comments related to contentious Goods and Services Tax (GST)? – Mersal
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 October 2017 launched historic ‘Ro-Ro ferry’ service (roll-on-roll-off) in which state? – Gujarat
  • Which state recently approved sabbatical leave to the faculty members of all colleges who intend to establish startups? – Kerala
  • Which state recently (Oct-2017) introduced a bill to protect both serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in state from being investigated for on-duty action without its prior sanction? – Rajasthan
  • Gujarat will go to polls in two phases on December 9th and 14th,2017 as announced by Election Commission of India recently. There are how many assembly seats in Gujarat? – 182
  • Which state government has recently (Oct-2017) signed a MoU with Microsoft Corporation India Private Limited with an intention to empower smallholder farmers with technology-oriented solutions that will help them increase income? – Karnataka
  • Name country’s first-ever defence vessel to be built in a private shipyard handed over to the Indian Coast Guard by Larsen and Toubro (L&T) on 28 October 2017? – OPV Vikram
  • Which state government on 27 October 2017 issued an order notifying Vrindavan and Barsana towns in Mathura district as ‘sacred pilgrimage sites’? – Uttar Pradesh
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 30 October 2017 dedicated the Bidar – Kalaburagi new Railway Line to the nation in which state? –  Karnataka

INTERNATIONAL NEWS IN OCTOBER 2017

  • India and which country have recently agreed for first time to conduct a joint tiger census using a globally-recognised method in their forests, national parks and protected areas? – Nepal
  • India and European Investment Bank (EIB) has recently (Oct-2017) signed the finance contract for lending of 300 million euros for which metro? – Bangalore Metro
  • Name the hurricane which recently (Oct-2017) made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana, United States? – Hurricane Nate
  • Which country recently (Oct-2017) announced its decision of withdrawing itself from UNESCO, citing its ‘anti-Israel bias’? – USA
  • ___ recently (Oct-2017) became the first nation to accept Bitcoin in Exchange for Citizenship? – Vanuatu
  • Which country recently (Oct-2017) declared 2020 as ‘Unique Year for Space Sector’? –  UAE
  • Which country recently (Oct-2017) passed its first budget since 2005? – Lebanon
  • Which country recently (Oct-2017) appointed world’s first Minister for Artificial Intelligence? – UAE
  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a resounding victory in the elections on 22 October 2017. Name the political party of Shinzo Abe? – Liberal Democratic Party
  • Sri Lankan Coast Guard on 22 October 2017 has commissioned Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) SURAKSHA gifted by India at Colombo port. Suraksha earlier belonged to Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and was known as? – Varuna
  • “State of World Population 2017” report was recently (Oct-2017) released by? – United Nations Population Fund (UNPF)
  • ___ recently (Oct-2017) became the first nation ever to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC)? – Burundi
  • To strengthen maritime security, India and which country have recently (Oct-2017) agreed to implement the program for Helicopter Operations from Ships other than Aircraft Carriers (HOSTAC)? – USA
  • Catalonia on 27 October 2017 declared its independence from which country? – Spain

SUMMITS/MILITARY EXERCISES/CONFERENCES  IN OCTOBER 2017

  • Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) Conference was recently (Oct-2017) held at? – New Delhi
  • Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 will be held during November 2017 in which city? – Hyderabad
  • 8th conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians (ASSP) was held at? – Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • World Government Summit announced ____ as the guest country for its upcoming gathering scheduled from February 11 to 13, 2018? – India
  • The first ever ASEAN-India music festival began recently at? – New Delhi, India
  • International exhibition ‘World Dental Show 2017’ recently (Oct-2017) held in which city? – Mumbai
  • First Meeting of India-Australia Joint Steering Committee was recently (Oct-2017) held at? – New Delhi
  • ‘India International Science Festival,’ organised by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology was held from 13 October 2017 at? – Chennai
  • What is the theme of third International Conference on Yoga which was held at New Delhi from 10-11 October 2017? – Yoga for Wellness
  • The first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise-2017 (DMEx-2017) was recently (Oct-2017) held in which city? – New Delhi
  • Name the 5th India-Sri Lanka joint training exercise which began on 13 October 2017 at Aundh Military Station in Pune, Maharshtra? – Mitra Shakti 2017
  • India International Science Festival (IISF) was recently (Oct-2017) held at? – Chennai
  • Name the first ever Tri Services Joint Exercise between Indian and Russian Armed Forces which was conducted in the Eastern Military District of Russia from 19 to 29 Oct 2017? – INDRA-2017
  • Which state will host Global Investors Summit in February, 2018? –  Assam
  • Indra-2017 is the joint military exercise between India and which country? –  Russia
  • The fourth edition of ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM)-Plus will be held at? – Philippines
  • 30th edition of CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) which was held during October 2017 is between Indian Navy and? –  Indonesian Navy
  • The 2nd World Congress on Marxism will be held during May 2018 in? – Beijing, China
  • Global conference on consumer protection was recently held in which city? – New Delhi
  • 14th South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation in Law (SAARCLAW) Conference was recently (Oct-2017) held at? – Colombo, Srilanka
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on 28 October 2017 announced that ___ will host the next CMS Conference of the Parties 13 (CMS COP13) in the year 2020? – India
  • Which country will host the next United Nations (UN) global wildlife conference in 2020? – India

SPORTS NEWS IN OCTOBER 2017

  • Indian cricket team on 1 October 2017 clinched the One Day International series against Australia 4-1. Who was adjudged the man of the series? – Hardik Pandya
  • Who won the Malaysian Grand Prix F1 race on 1 October 2017? – Max Verstappen
  • Vinicius Junior who will not be part of the squad for upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup belongs to which country? – Brazil
  • Name the Official Ball for FIFA U-17 World Cup which was announced recently? – Krasava
  • Queen’s Baton for the 2018 Commonwealth Games arrived in New Delhi on 4 October 2017. The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held in? – Australia
  • ____ recently (Oct-2017) became the first ever Indian sportsperson to win a gold medal at the Wushu World Championship? – Pooja Kadian
  • FIFA U-17 World Cup started on 6 October 2017 by the match between Colombia and Ghana at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. Name the Official Mascot of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017? – Kheleo
  • Cricketer John Hastings who announced retirement recently (Oct-2017) belongs to which country? – Australia
  • Who won the Japanese Grand Prix formula one race 2017? – Lewis Hamilton
  • Who won the men’s sigles title at China Open 2017? – Rafael Nadal
  • Who recently (Oct-2017) won the World Open Under-16 Snooker Championship title at St. Petersburg in Russia? – Anupama Ramachandran
  • Name India’s first portal dedicated to Para-Sports launched recently (Oct-2017)? – thenationspride.com
  • Who won the women’s singles title of China Open tennis tournament 2017? – Caroline Garcia
  • Which cricketer has retired from competitive cricket after the first T20 International against New Zealand at his home ground, Feroz Shah Kotla, on November 1,2017? – Ashish Nehra
  • FIFA has recently (Oct-2017) decided to suspend which country’s Football Federation on account of undue third-party interference? – Pakistan
  • Who recently (Oct-2017) created history by becoming the first Indian to score a goal in a FIFA World Cup? –  Jeakson Singh Thounaojam
  • Gurbax Singh Sandhu who was recently honoured with the National Awards for senior citizens is related with which sport? –  Football
  • Who won the men’s singles title at the Bulgarian International Future Badminton Series tournament? – RMV Gurusaidutt
  • Name the Indian Cricketer was recently (Oct-2017) announced as the Laureus’ first Brand Ambassador? – Yuvraj Singh
  • Footballer Arjen Robben who announced the end of his international career recently (Oct-2017) is the player of which country? – Netherlands
  • Esther Staubli has recently (Oct-2017) become the first female referee to officiate a match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Esther Staubli is from which country? – Switzerland
  • Who recently became the first cricketer from Bangladesh to be inducted in MCC World Cricket Committee? – Shakib Al Hasan
  • Who recently (Oct-2017) won the Shanghai Masters Open Tennis tournament? – Roger Federer
  • Who recently (Oct-2017) won the women’s singles title at Tianjin Open tennis tournament? – Maria Sharapova
  • Which team won the 37th All India Governor’s Gold Cup football recently (Oct-2017)? – Mohun Bagan
  • Who recently (Oct-2017) become the first ever Indian woman to be signed by the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)? – Kavita Devi
  • Who got Triple gold at Egypt Junior Table Tennis Championship 2017? – Selena Selvakumar
  • Which country replaced India at No.1 spot in the recently (Oct-2017) released ICC ODI rankings? – South Africa
  • As per the recent report by ESPNcricinfo who has become the highest-earning cricket coach in the world? – Ravi Shastri
  • Which country won the Asia Cup Hockey Championship 2017? – India
  • Virat Kohli on 22 October 2017 surpassed which legendary batsman to become the second highest century-maker in ODIs? –  Ricky Pointing
  • Indian won the Asia Cup Hockey Championship 2017 defeating which country? – Malayasia
  • Who on 22 October 2017 won the Denmark Open Badminton Superseries trophy 2017? – Kidambi Srikanth
  • Name the Indian professional golfer who recently (Oct-2017) won Macao Open Golf title 2017? – Gaganjeet Bhullar
  • Who recently became the third Indian to enter National Basketball Association (NBA) league? – Amjyot Singh
  • Who was on 23 October 2017 named Best FIFA Men’s Player? – Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Who recently (Oct-2017) won the United States Grand Prix Formula one? – Lewis Hamilton
  • Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu recently (Oct-2017) combined to give India their first gold medal of the International Shooting Sports Federation? (ISSF) World Cup Final held at? – New Delhi, India
  • What is the position of Virat Kohli in the recently (Oct-2017) released Forbes List of Athletes With Top Brand Value? – 7th
  • Name the former India coach who has joined NBA India as head of basketball operations? –  Scott Flemming
  • ____ recently become an associate member of BCCI? – Puducherry
  • Which tennis star has recently (Oct-2017) announced retirement from international career? –  Martina Hingis
  • The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup final between England vs Spain on 28 October 2017 is held in which stadium? – Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
  • Which country won the FIFA U17 football World Cup 2017? – England
  • Who recently (Oct-2017) won a silver for India in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final, in New Delhi? – Sangram Dahiya
  • Which team won the 2017 Pro Kabaddi League? – Patna Pirates
  • England on 28 October 2017 won its first ever FIFA U-17 World Cup football title defeating which country? – Spain
  • Which player on 29 October 2017 won the French Open Super Series Badminton title 2017? –  Kidambi Srikanth
  • Who recently (Oct-2017) became the fastest batsman to score 9000 Runs in One Day Internationals? – Virat Kohli
  • Who recently (Oct-2017) won the world title at F1 race though he finished ninth in the Mexican Grand Prix? – Lewis Hamilton
  • Which country won the 2017 Sultan of Johor Cup hocket tournament? –  Australia
  • Which country has recently (Oct-2017) allowed women to attend sports events in stadiums starting from 2018? – Saudi Arabia
  • Which tennis player recently (Oct-2017) won his eighth Basel title, after defeating Juan Martin del Potro? – Roger Federer
  • Who was declared man of the match in the recently concluded (Oct-2017) India vs New Zealand ODI series? – Jasprit Bumrah
  • Virat Kohli on 30 October 2017 returned to the top spot in the ICC One-Day International rankings for batsmen after logging career-high rating points, going past which iconic player?  – Sachin Tendulkar
  • Name the Indian women cricket player who recently (Oct-2017) occupied the number one spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batswomen? – Mithali Raj

IMPORTANT DAYS IN OCTOBER 2017

  • National Voluntary Blood Donation Day is observed on? – 1 October
  • International Day of Older Persons is observed on? – 1 October
  • What is the theme of International Day of Older Persons 2017 observed on 1 October 2017? – Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society
  • World Vegetarian Day is observed on? – 1 October
  • Nation celebrated the ___th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2 October 2017? – 148th
  • Which country marked its 68th National Day on 1st October 2017? – China
  • International Day of Non-Violence is observed on? – 2 October
  • Birth anniversary of which former Prime Minister of India is celebrated on 2 October 2017? – Lal Bahadur Shastri
  • World Habitat Day 2017 is observed on? – 2 October 2017
  • Name the theme of “World Habitat Day 2017” observed on 2 October 2017? – Housing Policies: Affordable Homes.
  • World Teachers’ Day is observed on? – 5 October
  • World Space Week is organized across the World from? – 4 October to 10 October
  • What was the theme of 2017 World Teachers’ Day (WTD) which was observed on 5 October 2017? – Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers
  • 85th Indian Air Force Day was celebrated on? – 8 October
  • Indian President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the India Water Week – 2017 on 10 October 2017 in New Delhi. What is the main theme of the event? –  Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth
  • World Post Day is celebrated each year on? –  9 October
  • Women and Child Development Ministry celebrated the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ week from? – 9 October 2017-14 October 2017
  • Territorial Army celebrated its 68th Raising Day on? – 9 October
  • National Postal day is observed on? – 10 October
  • World Mental Health Day is observed every year on? –  10 October
  • International Day of the Girl Child is observed on? – 11 October
  • World Sight day is observed on? – 12 October
  • World Egg Day is observed on? – 13 October
  • International Day for Disaster Reduction was observed across the world on? –  13 October
  • What is the theme of International Day of the Girl Child 2017 observed on 11 October 2017? – The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030
  • World Arthritis Day is observed on? – 12 October
  • World Standards Day is observed on? – 14 October
  • International Day of Rural Women is observed on? – 15 October
  • World Food Day is observed globally on? – 16 October
  • 33rd raising day of which organization was celebrated on 16 October 2017? – National Security Guard (NSG)
  • What is the theme of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) which is observed globally on 17 October? –  ‘Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies’
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) is observed globally on? – 17 October
  • Global Handwashing Day was observed on? – October 15
  • 2nd Ayurveda Day is celebrated on? – 17 October
  • World Osteoporosis Day is observed every year on? – 20 October
  • World Statistics Day is observed on? – 20 October
  • Police Commemoration Day is observed every year on? –  21 October
  • National Solidarity Day is observed every year on? –  October 20
  • 56th raising day of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was recently celebrated on? – October 24
  • United Nations Day is observed every year on? – October 24
  • World Development Information Day (WDID) is observed every year on? – October 24
  • World Polio Day is observed annually across world on? –  October 24
  • The Infantry Day in observed every year in India on? – October 27
  • World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is observed globally on? – 27 October
  • Rashtriya Ekta Diwas was celebrated in India on 31 October 2017 to commemorate the birth anniversary of? – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

BANKING/FINANCE/INSURANCE IN OCTOBER 2017

  • RBI on 4 October 2017 released bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement. What is the Repo Rate? – 6.0 per cent
  • [Repo Rate – 6.0 per cent, Reverse Repo Rate (RRR) – 5.75 per cent, Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) rate – 6.25 per cent, Bank Rate – 6.25 per cent, Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) – 4 per cent]2. Reserve Bank of India on 3 October 2017 opened a new branch at? – Dehradun
  • Which Insurance Company has recently (Oct-2017) launched ‘Neo’, a servicing bot for Twitter that uses artificial intelligence for customer service? – HDFC Life Insurance Company
  • Which life insurance company recently (Oct-2017) announced the launch of ‘Eazy Connect’, that will extend online customer service to social media platforms? – Tata AIA Life
  • GST Council which met on 6 October 2017 has reduced tax rates on ____ items? – 27
  • Union Government has recently made Aadhaar mandatory for all post office deposits, PPF, the National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra.  Which is the deadline to link Aadhaar? – 31 December 2017
  • Which e-commerce company recently (Oct-2017) announced the launch of MarQ, an in-house brand in the large appliances category? – Flipkart
  • Which bank recently (Oct-2017) acquired payments wallet Freecharge for Rs 373 crore in an all-cash deal and appointed Sangram Singh as its CEO? – Axis Bank
  • World Bank has recently (Oct-2017) reduced India’s GDP growth forecast to __% for 2017-18 from 7.2% estimated earlier? – 7%
  • NABARD has recently (Oct-2017) bought an additional 7% stake in Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) for Rs 900 crore from which public sector lender? – IDBI Bank
  • State Bank of India is planning to set up country’s largest innovation centre at Belapur in? – Navi Mumbai
  • Which bank announced the takeover of micro finance lender Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd in Mumbai on 14 October 2017? – IndusInd Bank
  • Which state government has recently (Oct-2017) signed an MOU with State Bank of India for integration of SBI e-Pay with the cyber treasury? – Odisha
  • Which bank has recently (Oct-2017) launched a bilingual Android app, Union Sahyog, as part of its drive to digitise customer-facing banking services? – Union Bank of India
  • Which company has recently announced the launch of Blockchain, a new blockchain banking solution, that will help financial institutions for cross-border payments? – IBM
  • Which country with immediate effect, banned the import of fruits and vegetables to preserve the scarce foreign currencies? – Zimbabwe
  • India’s first gold options trading was recently (Oct-2017) launched by? – Multi-Commodity Exchange of India Ltd
  • Union Finance Ministry has recently (Oct-2017) allowed banks, including top three private sector lenders to accept deposits under various small savings schemes. Which private sector bank is not included in the list? – Federal Bank
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently (Oct-2017) constituted a high-level task force on public credit registry (PCR) for India. It will be chaired by? – Y M Deosthalee

OBITUARIES IN OCTOBER 2017

  • Kundan Shah who died on 7 October 2017 was a renowned? – Film Maker
  • Satish Chandra who passed away recently (Oct-2017) was an eminent? – Historian
  • Name India’s first Olympic swimmer who died on 17 October 2017? – Shamsher Khan
  • Legendary filmmaker I V Sasi who died on 24 October 2017 was famous in which language? – Malayalam
  • Name the eminent classical singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee considered as the “Queen of Thumri” who died recently (Oct-2017)? – Girija Devi
  • Punathil Kunjabdulla who died on 27 October 2017 was a renowned writer in which language? – Malayalam
  • Books in News Current Affairs October 2017
  • Nepali version of Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography ‘The story of My Experiments’ with Truth was released at Kathmandu on 2 October 2017. The autobiography of Gandhiji is translated to Nepali by? – Shekhar Giri
  • Third volume of the book “The Coalition Years — 1996-2012” which was released recently (Oct-2017) is the autobiography of? – Pranab Mukherjee
  • Deepika Padukone on 17 October 2017 launched Hema Malini’s biography ‘Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl’ on the occasion of her 69th birthday. The biography has been penned by? – Ram Kamal Mukherjee
  • Who launched Hema Malini’s Biography ‘Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl’ ? Deepika Padukone
  • George Saunders won the  2017 Man Booker Prize for his novel? – Lincoln in the Bardo
  • “Lone Fox Dancing: My Autobiography” which has been awarded this year’s Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize is the autobiography of? – Ruskin Bond
  • Who has recently (Oct-2017) launched an e-book titled ‘India 2017 Yearbook’, compiled by the present Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Rajiv Mehrishi? – Vasundhara Raje, CM of Rajasthan
  • ‘Ormakalude Bhramanapatham’ (orbit of memories) released by Shashi Tharoor on 26 October 2017 is the autobiography of? – Nambi Narayanan
  • Book “Dreamnation: Uniting a Country with Handwritten Dreams” released by Indian women cricket team captain Mithali Raj recently (Oct-2017) contains inspiring words of? – Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

PERSONS IN NEWS IN OCTOBER 2017

  • Forbes Magazine on 5 October 2017 released its India Rich List for 2017. Who topped the India Rich List for 2017? – Mukesh Ambani
  • Who is the world’s most followed leader on Twitter accordingly to the data released recently? – Donald Trump
  • Rajnish Kumar on 7 October 2017 took over as the new chairman of which bank? – State Bank of India
  • Name the PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd’s Chairman and Chief Executive officer who resigned on 9 October 2017? – D. Shivakumar
  • Umang Bedi recently (Oct-2017) resigned as the Indian MD of which company? – Facebook
  • 86th birth anniversary of which former President of India was celebrated on 15 October 2017? – A P J Abdul Kalam
  • Who will become the youngest Indian actor to get wax statue at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong? – Varun Dhawan
  • George Saunders who won the Man Booker Prize for his first full-length novel “Lincoln in the Bardo” belongs to which country? – USA
  • Google Doodle on 19 October 2017 celebrated the 107th birthday of which Indian born astrophysicist? – S. Chandrasekhar
  • Name the person who resigned as the Solicitor General of India on 20 October 2017? – Ranjit Kumar
  • Former AC Milan football star Kakha Kaladze was recently appointed as the new mayor of Tbilisi. Tbilisi is the capital of? – Georgia
  • ____ is the richest sports personality in the world, according to the latest Forbes’ Rich List released during October 2017? – Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Name the Afghanistan President who arrived in India on 24 October 2017 on a day-long visit? – Ashraf Ghani
  • Name the U.S. Secretary of State who arrived in India on 25 October 2017 to discuss further strengthening of Indo-US strategic partnership? – Rex Tillerson
  • Name the Indian origin who was recently (Oct-2017) named UK’s most influential black person of the year? – Gina Miller
  • Name the French Defence Minister who was on a two day visit to India recently (Oct-2017)? – Florence Parly
  • Who recently (Oct-2017) surpassed Bill Gates as the richest person in the world according to Forbes magazine? – Jeff Bezos
  • Name the Italian Prime Minister who visited India on 29 October 2017 for strengthening the bilateral political and economic relations between the two countries? – Paolo Gentiloni
  • King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his Queen Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck who arrived in India on 31 October 2017 on a four day visit belongs to which country? – Bhutan

GOVERNMENT SCHEMES IN OCTOBER 2017

  • Which state on 1 October 2017 implemented ‘No helmet, no petrol’ rule scheme? – Andhra Pradesh
  • Which temple was recently (Oct-2017) adjudged as the cleanest iconic place in the country under Swachhta Hi Seva (cleanliness is service) programme? – Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple
  • Which Ministry has been adjudged as the best department for its contribution during Swachhta Pakhwada? – Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  • Which state has recently (Oct-2017) launched Mathru Poorna Scheme to meet nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating women in rural areas of state? – Karnataka
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8 October 2017 launched Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) aiming achievement of full immunisation in which state? – Gujarat
  • President Ram Nath Kovind on 8 October 2017 launched 100 crore rupees Mata Amritanandamayi Math Project “Jeevamritham” to provide? – filtration system for cleaning drinking water to 5000 villages across India
  • Visa has recently (Oct-2017) tied up with which state government for Digital Dhan Sankalp project? – Andhra Pradesh
  • Which state government has recently (Oct-2017) approved reservations for persons with disabilities in government jobs and educational institutions? – Bihar
  • ____ recently became the first state in the country to incorporate skill development programme in higher education? – Rajasthan
  • Sampoorna Bima Gram (SBG) Yojana launched by Union government on 13 October 2017 is aimed at? – affordable life insurance services to people of rural areas
  • ____ has recently (Oct-2017) launched a program, Prerna, to empower women working in the agriculture sector by promoting efficient and ergonomic farm tools and equipment? – Mahindra & Mahindra
  • India signed Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) with which country to send youngsters there as technical interns for on-the-job training? – Japan
  • Which state recently launched ‘Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana’ for helping the farmers? – Madhya Pradesh
  • Which Union Ministry awarded with Swachh Bharat Inter-Ministerial Award on October 2nd? – Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • #IamThatWoman campaign was recently (Oct-2017) launched by which ministry to end gender bias in women against women? – Ministry of Women and Child Development
  • India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) for Skilling in Smart Cities was recently (Oct-2017) inaugurated at? – New Delhi
  • Which state has recently (Oct-2017) passed a bill increasing Other Backward Classes (OBCs) reservation in the state from 21% to 26%? – Rajasthan

INDIA’S RANKINGS IN OCTOBER 2017

  • India is ranked ___ position among 119 countries on Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2017 report released recently (Oct-2017)? – 100th
  • India is ranked the ___th most valuable nation brand according to Brand Finance’s Nation Brands 2017? – Eighth
  • Which city has topped The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index 2017? – Tokyo
  • According to the survey of global communications agency Cohn & Wolfe Indian consumers choose which brand as the most authentic one? – Google
  • Which Indian airport has been rated as the Best Airports in the World in 5-15 million Passenger category according to ACI-ASQ Survey? – Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad
  • Which Indian airport got first rank in the category of 2-5 million passengers in ACI-ASQ Survey? – Jaipur International Airport
  • According to Lancet Commission on pollution and health report released recently, which country ranked top in terms of pollution related deaths? – India
  • Which country’s passport has been selected as the most powerful in the world with a Visa-Free Score of 159 according to the Passport Index developed by advisory firm Arton Capital? – Singapore
  • Which country has been named as the best country to visit in 2018 according to Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2018’ list released recently (Oct-2017)? – Chile
  • What is India’s rank in the World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking for 2018 released on 31 October 2017? – 100 

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