Latest Current Affairs of October 2017

The theme of the fifth India Water Week observed by the Govt from October 10 to 14, 2017 Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth
The rank of India in the Global Hunger Index 2017 released by International Food Policy Research Institute (India was ranked 97 in 2016)100
The fifth India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise being conducted at Aundh Military Station, Pune is namedMitra Shakti 2017
The Indian cricketer who has announced retirement from all formats of the game Ashish Nehra
The well-known film actor who has been appointed the new Chairman of Film and Television Institute, Pune replacing the outgoing Chairma, Shri Gajendra ChauhanAnupam Kher
The founder of Sulabh International who has been awarded the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2017 Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak
The mobile health app launched by the Indian Air Force on the ocassion of its 85th anniversary is namedMedWatch
The late Kannada journalist and activist (becoming the first Indian) who has been chosen to be honoured with Anna Politkovskaya Award 2017 instituted by Reach All Women (RAW) in WARGauri Lankesh
The new Chairman of State Bank of India appointed to replace Ms Arundhati Bhattacharya who retired on 06 Oct 2017Rajnish Kumar
The place in Uttar Pradesh where setting up of a turtle sanctuary along with a River Biodiversity Park have been approved under Namami Gange programmeAllahabad
The venue of the first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017 (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) to be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency from October 10-13, 2017New Delhi
The venue of Rashtriya Sanskrit Mahotsav 2017 being held from 07 to 09 Oct 2017Ahmedabad
The Chaiperson of new panel appointed by the President to examine the sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for a more equitable distribution of quota benefitsRetired Justice Rohini
The venue of Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 to held from November 28 to 30, 2017Hyderabad
The place in Himachal Pradesh where the foundation stone for establishment of AIIMS was laid by the PM Shri Narendra ModiBilaspur

Important Days of October

International Day of Older Persons: 01 October 2017

Established by : United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 1991

Theme: Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society

World Habitat Day: 1st Monday of October (02 October 2017)

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 1986

Theme: Housing Policies: Affordable Homes

International Day of Non-Violence: 02 October 2017

Established by : United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2007

World Teacher's Day: 05 October

Established by : UNESCO

Theme: Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers

First Observed in: 1994

World Post Day: 09 October

Established by : Universal Postal Union

First Observed in: 1969

World Mental Health Day: 10 October

Established by : World Health Organisation

Theme: Mental Health in the Workspace

First Observed in: 1992

International Day of the Girl Child: 11 October

Established by : United Nations General Assembly

Theme: EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises

First Observed in: 2012

World Sight Day: 12 October (2nd Thursday of October)

Established by : International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Theme: Make Vision Count

First Observed in: 2000

International Day of Disaster Reduction: 13 October

Established by : United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Reducing the number of affected people by disasters by 2030

First Observed in: 2010

International Day of Rural Women: 15 October

Established by : United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Challenges and opportunities in climate-resilient agriculture for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls

First Observed in: 2008


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Paryatan Parv

Organised by: Ministry of Tourism

Inaugurated at: Humayun's Tomb

Dates: 05 Oct to 25th October, 2017

Components of Paryatan Parv

Dekho Apna Desh: To encourage Indians to visit their own country. This will include Video, Photograph and Blog Competitions of sites visited during the Event, Stories of India through Travelers’ Eyes, on Social Media, Tourism related Quiz, Essay, Debate and Painting Competitions for Students, Television Campaigns to promote travel to J&K and N.E. States.

Tourism for All: Tourism Events at sites across all States in the country. The activities at these sites will include illumination in and around the Sites, Cultural Programmes of Dance, Music, Theatre, Story Telling, Sensitisation Programmes for Stakeholders around the Sites, Tourism Exhibitions, Showcasing Culture, Cuisine and Handicrafts / Handlooms, Guided Heritage Walks, etc. These will be “People’s Events” with large scale public participation.

Tourism & Governance:Interactive Sessions & Workshops with Stakeholders on varied themes:

  1. Skill Development in Tourism Sector
  2. Innovation in Tourism
  3. For inducting Ex-servicemen as service providers for Taxi Operation
  4. Developing Rural Tourism in locations near established Destinations
  5. Community Sensitisation Workshops on Homestay and B&B Opportunities

New Governors

Arunachal Pradesh: Brig Dr. BD Mishra

Assam: Jagdish Mukhi

Bihar: Satya Pal Malik

Meghalaya: Ganga Prasad

Tamil Nadu: Banwarilal Purohit

A & N Islands: Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi (Retired)


SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes

The Union Cabinet recently approved SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes to boost Skill India Mission.

The schemes are supported by World Bank. SANKALP stands for Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion and has an outlay of Rs. 6,655 crore. STRIVE stands for Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement and has an outlay of Rs. 2,200 crore.

SANKALP and STRIVE are outcome focused schemes marking shift in government's implementation strategy in vocational education and training from inputs to results.




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Current Affairs Questions

1. In which country is Catalonia located?

  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. Italy
  4. Turkey

2. In which country did the world's first negative emissions power plant start its operations recently?

  1. Netherlands
  2. Iceland
  3. Hungary
  4. Switzerland

3. In which city was the India International Science Festival held from 13 to 16 October 2017?

  1. New Delhi
  2. Chennai
  3. Mumbai
  4. Bhubaneswar